Reflecting on the first year through quotes and photos

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”- Andy Warhol

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“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”  – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“A photograph is the pause button of life” – Ty Holland

Fort McMurray photographer takes image of baby sleeping for family heirloom
“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone” – Katie Thurmes

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“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Buddha

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“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Mark Twain

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“All the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door”- J.R.R. Tolkien

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“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr Seuss

Fort McMurray photographer celebrates a child
“Time is the devourer of everything.” – Ovid

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I love you so much my sweet baby, and promise to never let the time pass without capturing who you are to savour forever. Happy birthday.

xoxo – momma

and in this goodbye my baby, and hello my toddler (Super cute hat from Colour Me Pretty)

Fort McMurray Photographer takes pictures of baby learning to walk to celebrate her birthday

 

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Sweet Baby M – Fort McMurray Newborn

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If you are pregnant in Fort McMurray you either know this sweet momma, or you should! Jessica runs Blossoming Bellies and Bosoms, which is an amazing store full of quality maternity and nursing clothing (as well as a few super cute baby items). Jessica kept me from wearing PJ’s all winter, instead dressing me in luxurious hoodies and wrap sweaters made in Canada! Then about half way through my pregnancy she became pregnant with her second child! We’ve had some chatty shopping sessions and photo sessions and she is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet, so definitely check out her shop for a little sunshine in your day.

Jessica asked pretty early on if I would photograph her new baby, and of course I knew I would be honoured to. Her former family photographer had unfortunately lost her home in the fire and moved out of Fort McMurray, however Jessica and her husband really value beautiful photography, displaying it in their home and gorgeous albums, so I was honoured to be chosen to add to their life art.

Shortly before baby her boy was expected to arrive Jessica and her daughter came by to capture a few photos. One of the most impactful moments of my life was seeing my oldest daughter for the first time after delivering my son, so I absolutely love capturing moments in those treasured final days before a new baby joins the family. 

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Once sweet baby M arrived everyone was in love! He has such incredible and unique features, and I fawned over him the entire time I photographed him. Being my first newborn after having my own baby, he seemed so tiny and my own little one sure didn’t seem so little once I held her again afterwards! They grow too fast, so I’m so glad I was able to capture his teeny-tiny-ness before it starts to fade away <3 Enjoy!

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And after the family had a chance to cuddle him for photos it was my turn! This sweet boy was a posing pro and showed off his cute pouty lip, gorgeous eyes, and spitfire tongue <3 
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Thank you for choosing me to capture this incredible time in your life and the beginning of baby M’s <3 

 

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Fort McMurray Baby Girl – Riley

Sitter Session

My second fundraising session for Relay for Life this year was ADORABLE baby Riley. Oh my, the cuddly factor on this girl is off the charts. I had to actually stop at one point to just cuddle her because I couldn’t resist her charms any longer. Once you see her photos you’ll understand 😉

When mommy responded to my promotion for a sitting baby who isn’t quite crawling Riley was perfect; however she quickly took that as a challenge and I’m going to be she is a crawler by now, because she was ready to go when she came by to visit!

Thank you mommy for sharing her gorgeousness with all of us!

 

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Fort McMurray Baby Boy – Eli

Sitter Session

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family since Eli’s big sister was a little older than this age I think. Just like his sister a dorable little Eli has a smile to melt hearts.

This session is one of my Relay for Life sessions this year, with all proceeds being donated. This year my sessions targeted baby’s who had learned to sit on their own, but not quite crawl yet. We call these sitter sessions and I LOVE them, because these sweet little babies are full of wonder and personality in this stage, still young enough to dress up in silly, adorable outfits, not too old to photograph naked and pure, but too little to escape! I’m so glad it gave me the opportunity to spend time with this cuteness! Thanks mommy for bringing Eli in and for your donation!

 

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