Tags archives: Lifestyle Portraits

  • 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 😉
    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 😉

  • Siena | Lifestyle Newborn

  • Sweet Darling Siena is here.
    Perfectly Planned and loved,
    her beautiful story started in Southern France.
    When Ken and Megan arrived home
    from their vacation to find out they were indeed pregnant,
    they were thrilled.
    I had the pleasure of photographing them while Megan was expecting,
    and so I was looking forward to meeting this sweet little girl once she had settled in at home.

  • Nora | Lifestyle Newborn

  • Celebrating and Welcoming sweet babies into the world
    is what brings me the most joy.
    I love walking into the home that has heard her first cry,
    will see her first steps, and the door she will be heading out to kindergarten from.
    Sweet, sweet Nora has been blessed with the most wonderful beginning.
    I am so happy and honoured that I was able to photograph a glimpse into that.

    Ever so hard to even begin to pick favourites from this session,
    I had to try…

    These were the ones that made my heart swell.

    Welcome to the world Darling Nora

  • The Lee Family | Lifestyle Family

  • Let me tell you about the Lees
    (Every time I say that the lyrics for ‘Let me tell you about the Birds and the Bees’ pop up in my head)

    Maybe Ill start by telling you all the things that I love about the Lee Family

    I love that the children are excited to see me

    that they are comfortable around me and are wonderfully ‘themselves’

    I love their sense of humour, the whole family.

    I love that each of the kids is a perfect mix of wild and compassion

    I love depth of Luke and the vulnerability of Grayson
    I love that Anya holds her own in a beautifully spirited way.

    I love Debs laugh.

    I love watching them with their children.
    Its a perfect orchestra of chaos, fun, and affection.
    This is very much like my own family life,
    And so I always feel completely at home when I am with them.

    I love that I get to capture them year after year.

    Tonight Ill leave you with the Lee Family
    and its easy to see how they have become one of my very favourites

    They’ll likely become your favourite too

  • 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 😉

    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 🙂

  • 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 😉

    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’ 😉 )

    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!

  • Abigail | Lifestyle Newborn

  • I feel like one of the best parts of my job is reconnecting with people in some of their happiest moments.
    Jill and I went to High school together
    and so I was happy to find her and her wonderful family
    in this adorable home, happy, healthy
    and just welcoming a new ‘cute as a button’ family member.

    Sweet Abigail was a dream as her big brother
    bounced circles and flew planes around here.
    It won’t be long and she’ll be chasing after him,
    but for now they breath, relax
    and enjoy these times when she is small and taking it all in.

    Here are some of my favourite Moments with
    Mom, Dad, ‘Big Brother’ Elliot
    and sweet lil’ Abigail!