Many of you may recall the contest I ran earlier this year in honour of International Women's Day and my participation as the Official Photographer at the I Am Woman Trade Show and Conference. Aynsley graciously agreed to be my model to showcase a woman's beauty in a contemporary light. One can be glamourous, provocative and stunning in long sleeves, pants and clothing that is not fitted or overly revealing. My repeated mantra and business model is that every woman -- be she pregnant, a mother, a bride, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, a daughter -- deserves a reminder of her beauty. In the coming weeks, fasten your seat belts as I will show you ALL of them. Heather, mother of 4 taking time for herself, is next ... Now, who of you will take up my mantra as well?
Makeup: Lyz Plant
Hair: Kathryn Connell
Pink Tulle Skirt: Ashley Morrison, Tutus by Ashley
From the beginning, Ava has been full of surprises for new parents, Shannon and Andrew. She took her time coming to this world, but couldn't wait any longer to enter it -- her story is a special one (see April 15 blog post). Ava came to me 10 days new (hospital footpricks still not healed), a beautiful, peaceful little bundle, totally content with her existence and surroundings. She tried out her mother's favourite English saddle and bit, wore a 100-year-old family heirloom Christening gown, was kept cozy by her handmade sweater and bonnet -- lovingly put together by her mother while Ava was still in the womb -- and made us all envious with her not-a-care-in-the-world slumber. Mom and Dad are so incredibly easy-going with this little girl it is absolutely heartwarming to watch -- like this little being was always meant to be exactly where she is in this moment in time. Congratulations, Shannon and Andrew. I am absolutely honoured you have allowed me to share in Ava's introduction to the world. I look forward to witnessing and capturing Ava's first year of milestones!
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
Previous maternity session clients, Stephanie, Ian and Sophie welcomed baby Keaton Florence into the world on March 21. She is just as beautiful as her momma and big sister, Sophie. Just look at her sweet, sweet face -- little cherub! Thank-you, Stephanie, for allowing me the privilege of capturing this precious milestone in your life. Your laid-back, easy-goingness yielded a great end result. :) xox