Coming all way from the East Coast to Muskoka, it was fantastic meeting this sweet family. Baby V was a perfect little delight. I think it may be obvious, if you’re a regular blog visitor, but cuddling with little people all afternoon is absolutely one of my favourite things to do. I loved this MuskokaCottage Session.
There are a couple of families on my ‘must shoot’ list. Here’s one of them. I met Deb and Martyn through business and our little families have grown quickly together. There are just a few people beyond my family that I’ve maintained such a connection with. From photographingthebirth of baby J last year, to quiet afternoons of tears and breastfeeding, to last-minute daycare pick-ups and trading homes just to get a full nights sleep Deb and her fam have become our chosen family. My C and her E are best buds – in fact when my Charlie saw me editing this family session last night he asked where I was? Why wasn’t he there? And told me promptly he wanted to “go there now and see Deb and Maaaawtin”. We love this family dearly and are so lucky to be a part of their lives. We’ve been planning this family shoot for ages and when they decided to go camping on Eagle Lake in South River, near Algonquin Park (as a general reference) we knew it was our opportunity.
Thank you to my NEW second shooter/assistant Myranda, who came out with me, as she has to a number of sessions this season. I’m so proud of the progress she’s making. A few of these shots are hers and I’m thrilled to be including them here.
Another sweet summer family ‘cottage session‘! I love huge-family days at the beach, on the dock, in forest. Such fun and history at family cottages in Muskoka. It’s a good day when I get to hang out with wild kids and their parents in nature.
Sandy told me tonight that this was on her bucket list. Before our fall session she’d never had professional family photographs with her boys. And—-CHECK! Cheers to Sandy, her boys, and a future full of bucket-list-check-offs.