No special occasion and no schmoopy stuff: Steve + Lydia were back in town and just wanted some shots of them having fun and hanging out at some of their favourite places. Cheers to that!
You’re not getting déjà vu, Francine is Janice’s sister, so we doubled up on family portrait time!
Two months after reading some beautiful words at our wedding, Carly + Janice’s Christmas card dropped a bomb – they’d been secretly expecting! Since then it has been a loooong year to get to my first meeting with the delicious Matéo. Years from now, these images will be a great memento of that one developmental stage where babies discover their tongues.
This fall I made a concerted effort to take my camera out and look for images, a task made easier by also being an exploration of my new neighbourhood. Unfortunately except for a few shots on Instagram, I never actually edited or shared any! With snow in the forecast and the gleam of our brand new Christmas lights shining through my window — yes already, yes I’m that person — there’s no time left to waste. Here’s to fall.
Hannah + Theron gave me one of the best experiences of my professional life to date, and catching up with them and their new +1 was a real joy. But tough too, since I just wanted to squeeze them the whole time!
Warning: contains photos of Amara enjoying her first ever hot chocolate. Proceed with caution.
Mountie pride. The things Dan is sure about. Watching “Bridesmaids” on a loop. The giant game of Monogamy. Crashing City Hall. When your junior high diary gets the dramatic reading treatment. Most epic Best Man speech/personalized remake of “Piano Man” I’ve ever heard. Treat yoself. Dancing to “I’m So Glad,” enveloped in raindrops and bubbles.
Seeing each other for the first time outside of the building where they met. Hugging to keep warm in the crisp autumn air. The younger brother’s original wedding composition. Simpsons references galore: “A Whale of a Wife.” Squirrels, squirrels, squirrels! Twerking on the dance floor. “Wild Is The Wind.” Little lawyers in love!
It’s been a strange month, with some big firsts and lasts. First month spent entirely in our new home; last wedding of the year. Our first wedding anniversary (we ate year-old cake and it was still delicious!), but last weekday lunch we’ll have together (after a 5.5 year streak!) for who-knows-how-long.
We’re finally more or less unpacked; the house has been officially warmed by family and friends; and after a three week saga of contracting, we finally have heat and power! My desk has been set up and I’m getting back into my editing groove, which means I got to share the two weddings that bookended my September: Kate + Greg’s bird-y beach wedding at Aboiteau, and Megan + Nathan’s chill cosplay shindig. I also got to hang out with some past clients as Melissa + Chris are now expecting their first baby, while Bethany, Kaiden, and Connor are bringing Jake into their family. Bonus: Amanda + Justin’s engagement shoot was featured on ever ours!
The baseball postseason was full of highs and lows, Thanksgiving to celebrate (so glad we got a table for the last day at John Gyles’ restaurant!), I was sick for two weeks, and there was also the excitement of an election… needless to say, I still haven’t had an opportunity to look at any of my photos from our honeymoon!
I anticipate November being a little calmer. I have a number of shoots lined up that I’m looking forward to, and I’m also looking forward to… not going anywhere, or moving, or doing anything! Just quietly settling in. Settling into the off-season, into my home, and into this life.