Wind | Hamilton Family Photographer

It’s the one word that perfectly describes this session; wind

It was soooooooo incredibly windy on the evening of our session.  Hats were a must to keep their hair out of their faces.  And that wind, it was soooooooooo incredibly cold.  Isn’t it amazing though, how when you view the final image you don’t see any of that!  It’s all thanks to that gorgeous warm setting sun in the distance.  And of course those adorable hats 😉

The four of you made my job feel so incredibly easy!  The fact that we got such a wide variety in such a short period of time under not so ideal conditions just speaks to how well we work together.  This session is total magic for me!  I hope it is for you as well Mom and Dad.

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Heather

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Fall Family Sessions | Ancaster Family Photographer

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year to have your family photographed.  The foliage on the trees creates such a gorgeous backdrop!  Pair it with the correct lens and you can really make some magic!!

There is however one major factor when it comes to Fall sessions……the weather!  This year Mother Nature has handed us a ton of wet weather and high winds.  As you can imagine, not ideal for outdoor sessions.  I must have re-scheduled at least 5 sessions at this point due to wet weather.  This family was so flexible with all the date changes, and I’m super happy that we finally got a dry evening to capture their darling family!!

What a beautiful bunch the four of you are!!  I loved goofing around with your young boys and making them laugh with my silly antics.  Thank you for being so candid with me and open to a relaxed session.

I hope you love your peek!!

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Heather

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Documenting Families | Oakville Family Photographer

I’m passionate about photography on so many levels, but there’s something special about photographing and documenting a family!

You see, all family’s are different, we raise our children with different expectations, we show our love in different ways, and we play with them differently as well.  However, there is one thing that most family’s have in common, and that is our desire to have happy and healthy children.

This family is certainly doing something right, as every time I see them their little boy is so full of happiness.  And yes, I do tend to say this every time I work with them, but in all honesty, I just can’t resist!  He is deep down a genuinely happy boy, and while I’m sure there are moments of sadness and yes, likely a pout on his face, I have yet to see it.

His happiness is so contagious that I always seem to have sore cheeks after our time together, yup, there is a whole lot of smiling.

I have loved seeing your little boy grow over the years, Mom and Dad!  May he continue to spread that happiness to those around him.

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Heather

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Photographing Energetic Children | Oakville Family Photographer

It’s not only a photoshoot, it’s also a workout, ha ha ha!  I’m only half kidding when I say that too!!

Working with young children means a lot of running around, a lot of laughter, and a lot of energy.  It can sometimes be hard for the parents to watch, as in their eyes all they’re seeing is rambunctious kids running around.  I get it, I might get a little anxious too.

I’m here to let you know that this is ALWAYS how these sessions play out.  I really need to remind parents at the beginning of every session that this is how I work; we run around, we discover our surroundings, and while it may look like absolute chaos at time’s, I need to assure the parents that I’m capturing the moment, I’m capturing the happiness on their faces, I’m capturing those candid interactions!

There’s a hashtag that I use often when sharing on social media, it’s #letthekids meaning let the kids be who they are, let the kids have fun, let the kids burn their energy, for at the end of the session I assure you, every kid will be tired out, they will want Mom and Dad to pick them up, to snuggle them close, and that my dear friends is when the family magic really happens.

I loved chasing these two beautiful babes around!!  I loved how much fun they were having running up and down that open space, and most of all I loved how they snuggled close to Mom at the end of our time together.  Thank you for trusting in me to document your children in a candid unposed manner.  While I know it seemed chaotic during our time together, I hope these images tell a different story.

I hope you love your peek Mom and Dad!!!

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Heather

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Candid Family Photography | Burlington Family Photographer

It sounds pretty effortless doesn’t it, “candid” family photography?!

You tend to think fun, interactive, playful families that don’t require any direction.  And while that’s the look that I always aim to produce during my family sessions, it’s not always effortless or entirely candid.

It can often be quite a challenge to capture these candid interactions.  You see, not a families have that instinct to be affectionate during a photography session.  I’m certain it’s because we’ve been directed from a young age to ‘look at the camera, okay, now smile’.  Believe me, we hear it often as young children and it simply becomes engrained in us over time.

This family has certainly helped me nail the effortless look of candid family photography!!  Maybe it’s because they’re comfortable working with me at this point, or maybe they’re just that fun loving type of people.  Either way, their affection and playfulness made for an absolutely beautiful session.

I hope you adore these images of your most favourite people Mum!!  The 4 of you were so much fun to document!  May these images always remind you of the fun loving Mum that you are!

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Heather

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