André is ONE!

17 Jun

Look at my cousins’ cute little guy!!! Click images to view larger

Ashley & Jacob – e session

16 Jun

Some cute lovers who are cutely in love

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Kimberly, Kai and kids

13 Jun

Sneak peek at the first blossom session. I could barely choose what images to post there are so many good ones!

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Curniss & Chris

21 May

The other evening with this couple was great.  We trekked along Centennial’s paths – to further reaching areas I don’t usually go to on a typical shoot – but not surprising with these adventurers.

Curniss and Chris are travelers that love and embrace the outdoors  and have stories to tell.  They have a blog which documents their travels which is chock full of amazing pictures and enthralling, detailed accounts of their experiences. It’s worth a gander!

Excited to celebrate their marriage with them, friends, and family later this year.

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Kayla Jack and Ben

15 May

A little mother’s day photoshoot this weekend with these sweeties!

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…and baby makes three

10 May

Well, technically four since Zelda the pug was there first.

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Some families request a studio newborn shoot and some request in-home.  It can be hard for new parents to leave the house, especially if the birth was difficult or there is healing to be done.  Some people like the homey-ness and real feel you get from using the personal space as a background.  Some people have the most Pinterest-Perfect nursery!

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She may not sleep in there, but we joked that in the blink of an eye baby T would be soon spending her days playing in that beautiful room. But for now she spends her days in her loving parents’ arms.

Congratulations to this lovely family ❤

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This is Zelda.

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K told me Zelda would never stay still for photos

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Do I have the magic touch?  Call me Laura Milan.

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Ice Day!

26 Apr

Blizzards, snowfall, and storms aren’t uncommon for Aprils in Thunder Bay.  City closure due to weather is pretty uncommon as well, but an ice storm has given us a day off school and work today!

The girls and I started our day with peanut butter banana smoothies and yoga. We did lots of playing and painting, planted seeds to start our garden, and just after lunch we decided to go outside.  We smashed tons of ice off the car and other surfaces outside; a surprising inch or so thick in lots of places!

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When the wind got to be too much we came in to watch a show but the power went out!

I had an idea to keep us entertained, something I’ve wanted to do since the lightpainting workshop at Neechee: Experimenting with portable light in the studio.  Flashlights, sparklers, strobes, etc.

Now, it’s hard as heck to get the girls be still and follow my directions – they want to do their own posing and follow their ideas, but I let them run the show and still got fun results!

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Once in a while a school closure is such a treat – a surprise sleep in annnnnd a day with the kids.  Good attitudes all ’round at this house.