Monthly Archives: May 2012
This was such a fun family: 3 cousins – every which one of them will melt your heart, 2 beautiful sisters – now mums, a grandpa and grandma – still 100% smitten with each other, and of course the dads – well, dads are always pretty cool. The three individual families are spread out all across the Canada, so they met up here in Canmore for Mother’s Day.
Smitten, I told you.
Poor Gracie-Mae was teething this week…
…but we managed to get a few smiles out of her.
Tamsen and I went to the same smalltown Alberta high school. I didn’t know her much at all back then, but it turns out she’s a REAL lovely gal. Coincidentally, her fiance Todd is a pretty nice fella himself.
Todd proposed over a Scrabble match last year. They brought along the board game to incorporate into the photos. Thanks so much to Mountain Mercato for letting us use their beautiful space for this portion of the shoot.
Each week they read Maclean’s together. Well, Todd reads it front to back and then fills Tamsen in on the articles she’d be interested in. Cute! I was so pleased these two brought along a couple small items to personalize their engagement photos.
Nixon is a quite the bigtime hero all wrapped up into a teeny-tiny perfect package. Holly and Mark welcomed this little man into their lives nearly three months ahead of schedule. Just last week he celebrated his 40-week milestone…one day before his mum and dad’s first wedding anniversary. Nixon has come a heck of a long way in his first few months, it’s already been such a journey for all three of them. After spending the first several weeks of his life in the NICU, at last he’s been allowed to settle into a routine at home and is now just thriving. I can’t even begin to explain the amount of love that Holly and Mark have for their first son, however, I hope these images will give you an idea of just how smitten they are with their little guy.
Holly and Mark, thank you so so so much for inviting me into your home for your first set of family portraits. This is, without a doubt, the very coolest part of my job. Stay in touch!