Tags archives: kids

  • Eowyn | Motherhood Session

  • Documenting Motherhood, at any stage, is a passion of mine.
    As a photographer, Kandyce shares that passion with me.
    and as mother of three herself, she knows all too well how quickly time passes.
    So when she asked me to come and document her time with her third sweet babe,
    I jumped at the opportunity.
    Kandyce offers her families these gorgeous ‘Milk Bath’ sessions, and asked if I would do one for her.
    So after we spent some time snuggling the ‘men’ in her life, it was just us girls.
    Eowyn stole my heart to say the least,
    and I was grateful in between shots to sneak in a few snuggles myself.
    Kandyce bravely opened herself up
    and allowed me to photograph intimate and sacred moments
    between her and her daughter,
    in the most beautiful way.
    I was truly honoured.

    Thank you Kandyce.

  • Morning with the Eastman Family | Documentary Session

  • Heather wanted something authentic to them.
    And so I suggested that I come over, and just spend the morning with them.
    She told me I could come in my PJ’s, that they would all still be in theirs.

    How wonderful.

    There is a certain sense of vulnerability with these kinds of sessions.
    And even she didn’t really know what this would look like.
    I knew…because I can see it as its happening.
    In showing her and Kory the sneak peeks from our session a few days later
    she told me that they were perfect.
    That they made her fall in love with her boys all over again.
    Can’t say that I blame her,
    the boys, all of Β them, including Kory…are wonderful.
    And capturing their sweet personalities
    in the home that the love and are growing up in,
    was a dream.

    One day, when she is gone, her family will have theses images,
    tangible memories of her as a mother, them together as a family
    and a little window into how blessed they are.
    Totally ordinary moments, filled with love and adventure.

    The moments of our everyday become the map of who we are.
    To me they are the most important things to document.
    And what we treasure most in our hearts.

    I hope you enjoy my morning with the Eastman Family.
    I sure did.
    And I cant wait to come back again next year.

  • A Morning with Theo | Documentary Family

  • Meet Theo.
    Actually….fall in love with Theo.
    I sure did.
    It was about this time last year that I visited their home.
    There was a long awaited baby in her belly
    and I spent my time with them
    documenting them together, before they became parents.
    How excited was I to get an email inviting me to come back!
    This time..to photograph a happy, smiling gorgeous little boy.

    This session brings such a huge smile to my face.
    It encompasses for me every inch of the love a parent has for their child.
    Little Theo is thriving in the love that surrounds him,
    that is clear to see.
    One of the most amazing things to witness and even more to be able to capture it,
    here are some of my very favourite images of my
    morning with Theo.

  • The Bates Family | Lifestyle Family

  • I met the completely adorable Bates Family at one of my favourite local spots.
    As Felina said, the walkway would be perfect for containing
    ‘active’ toddlers and the bird sighting are always a great distraction.
    The beautiful, rich fall colours and textures surrounding us
    were the perfect backdrop against this beautiful, fun family.
    Oscar and Leila were perfect,
    tolerating me, my camera and my antics during nap and snack times
    which is asking a lot from such sweet little people.
    (and big people too! lol)

    It was hard to narrow down some favourites,
    I loved them all,
    But here are some that pulled at my heart.

  • Stephanie | Lifestyle Maternity

  • I met Stephanie, Ryan and little Hannah at the Ocean side.
    The family had just settled in after a cross country move from Saskatchewan.
    Even just the thought of having her maternity photos near the ocean
    was so exciting for all of them.
    Hannah spent most of her time throwing rocks into water,
    as toddler do.
    In just a short while, she will become a big sister,
    and I get to go visit the family in their new home once they get settled in.

    I have loved getting to know them,
    and look forward to many more of our sessions together
    as they navigate parenthood with two beautiful girls and
    the wonderful ‘island life’.

  • The Tromp Family | Ashley Marston Photography

  • Over 4 years I have watched this beautiful family grow.
    I started photographing Yui and Mike the day they got married,
    and now, here we are, two beautiful children later.
    Every time I photograph them I enjoy our visit.
    I love getting to see the kids grow and I ‘think’ Rebecca may be warming up to me πŸ˜‰
    How lucky am I to be the one to capture them year after year.

    I know these photographs will make their way to Japan,
    and so I hope that her family enjoys seeing the beautiful love filled life
    that she has here in Canada.

    Here are some of my favourite of the Tromp Family!

  • The Worrall Family

  • Ive been close to Aylas’ Story from the day she was born.
    Not only have I been friends with her mom for 15 years,
    But each year I have documented her life with the people she loves.
    A wonderful circle of people that love, care for and nurture her
    as she navigates life with cerebral palsy.

    What I love most about Ayla is her tenacity. That, she gets from her mom.
    Her cheekiness comes from her dad
    and her wonderful heart comes from the outpouring of love and patience
    that comes her way both in her home and every where she goes,
    and from everyone she meets.
    Because her smile and personality is infectious, and as my son Tate says
    “Everybody Loves Ayla”

    ….and he’s right.

  • Rosie | Lifestyle Newborn

  • When shooting, editing and blogging this adorable newborn session,
    Im fairly certain that a smile never left my face.
    This family is as sweet and funny as they are adorable,
    and if I didn’t have to go home to my own kids,
    I could have just as happily moved myself in for the week
    to share in the laugher, toddler conversations and baby snuggles.

    Little Rosie is about the sweetest thing you ever did see.
    Her easy going nature and big bright eyes fit right in here.

    I was so happy and honoured to come over to celebrate her arrival.

    So incredibly hard to choose favourites…
    So prepare for an over share πŸ˜‰

  • Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing | Mini Sessions

  • Every year I look forward to the Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing Mini Sessions
    Its a wonderful time for me to connect with Mothers in the community
    and capture this fleeting moment in their life.

    I love that they come to me at different parts in their journey.
    Some still navigating the world of Breastfeeding,
    and some hanging on to those last few nursing moments…
    knowing they are about to wean any day.
    All of these things connect us as woman,
    and as mothers.
    Its an honour that they ask me to capture this time for them.

    Here are just a few favourites from some of my Mamas and Babes ….

  • Little John | Lifestyle Newborn

  • It was probably in my first few emails with Lee that I knew she was my ‘people’
    I met her and John face to face at our meeting for Birth Photography.

    As I was chatting with them about their experience so far
    and if they had any concerns and questions for me..
    A tiny little blue eye’d girl came up and curled up into my lap.

    It didn’t phase me.

    I often joke that children and animals love me because I smell like cookies and ‘fishy crackers’
    Apparently though, this was completely out of character for their sweet 4 year old daughter, Max.

    The entire meeting she sat on my lap.
    Held my hands, hugged me, played with my hair…

    So I think in that moment I was ‘in’
    They were not getting rid of me anytime soon,
    and I had officially had my heart stolen.

    The coming weeks would bring the arrival of Little John.
    He was born at home, in his living room,
    as the stunning early summer sunshine shone through their windows.
    I was there, and fell in love with little Max, Lee and her family all over again.

    Upon the homecoming of musician dad, John, I was invited back again.
    This time to capture them all together as a family of 5,
    including big sister Acacia
    who happen to come home juuuuuust in time for a few family shots πŸ˜‰

    The end of my time with them was spent with their dog Jake.
    Knowing that he is on ‘borrowed time’,
    Lee asked me to take a few portraits of him while she nursed little John off to sleep.
    And I was happy to do it.

    Thank you Webster/Kelly Family,
    for inviting me into your lives.

    The best part is that Ive made a few new friends, big and small πŸ™‚

  • Judah | Lifestyle Newborn

  • Some of my most favourite photographs Ive ever taken have been with this wonderful family.
    Lauras maternity photo and Evas newborn photo
    graced the cover of my website for years.
    So I am fond of them to say the least.

    Time passes much to quickly
    and that beautiful newborn girl I photographed on her parents bed
    is now a Big Sister!
    Judah was welcomed into this world 6 weeks ago.
    The perfect and sweetest edition to this wonderful family.
    My time with them was easy, carefree and effortless,
    I love spending time with them and capturing them as they are.

    Welcome Sweet Judah!
    What a wonderful family you’ve got there πŸ˜‰

    Here are some of my favourites!

  • Axel | Lifestyle Newborn

  • There are some families I hold close to my heart.
    The Emersons are one of those families.
    And its not for the number of times Ive photographed them, or why I was there,
    But more for that I feel at home with them,
    that its more like visiting friends than ‘going to work’

    Luckily for me, they also happen to have some of the most adorable children,
    and they themselves….also adorable.

    So photographing them also comes easy…
    (Even though Cruz has me using all the tricks in my ‘photographers box of tricks’ πŸ˜‰ )

    In this particular visit, we were welcoming and celebrating the arrival of Baby Axel.
    Another perfect and sweet boy for Tiff and Sonny.
    I enjoyed snuggling him as much as I enjoyed photographing him with his family,
    and in his perfectly decorated nursery.

    …Already looking forward till the next time I see them…

    Here are a few of my favourites!