Waiting for baby | Laisia and Jay [Apohaqui, NB Maternity Photographer]

These young, adorable (and so-in-love) people are going to be welcoming their first baby this spring, and I was thrilled when Laisia’s mom decided to get her daughter a gift certificate for maternity and newborn photos! It’s such a nice idea for a shower gift, and hopefully they will enjoy the images for years to come!

We met up at a local park last month back when we still had a bit of snow but the teeniest signs of spring were starting to emerge (we were able to be without heavy coats, mainly.) I love shooting by the river, I love shooting couples, and I can’t wait to meet their baby boy soon!!

 

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Waiting for baby | Jackie [New Brunswick Maternity Photographer]

On top of our outdoor maternity session with her love Dave, Jackie wanted to do some indoor maternity photos, which, besides a few in-home sessions, I had never done, so I was excited to try something new! I experimented with a few different lighting techniques (like the awesome back glow image above and the last image using only rim light), and she looked amazing as always at 35 weeks along. Her little girl is now here and I met her for her newborn session last week; she was so sweet and I’ll be sharing her photos soon, so be sure to check back!

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EMBRACE Memory Box

Over the past 6 years of being a photographer, I’ve offered several products to my clients to help them preserve and present their images; traditional prints, mounted prints, albums, canvases, etc, all with the end goal of getting your memories off of the computer and into your lives. This is something that most of us are guilty of doing: storing the thousands of photos that we take with cell cameras or real ones either on our phone or computer (or in cyber space), never letting them see the light of day. This is such a shame because I know that for most people, the images that we tend to remember the most (like the ones from our childhood) are the ones that we see on the wall, or in an album, or in our physical hands and not on a screen.  I’ve tried over the years to print as much as I can (I do 4 albums per year, plus I try to print a few prints for our home as well), and I’ve never once regretted the time or money spent in creating these items for myself and my kids.

Memories of our relationships deserve better, they deserve to be shown and remembered by our present selves and admired by future generations.

With my new EMBRACE sessions, I wanted to offer something a little different, and ended up with what I’m calling (tentatively) an “Embrace Box” (original I know). These boxes harken back to the days of keeping notes, movie stubs, and other memorabilia celebrating a relationship all in one special place (I remember creating one for my first serious boyfriend, it was s shoebox covered in tissue paper and collaged with his name on top-oh my…) I wanted to re-create that sense of new/young love, specialness and a bit of secrecy, and I think that this box accomplishes all of that. A beautiful 5X7 solid wood box with slide off printed lid, these boxes are not only a place to store little love trinkets, but also a place to hold special images from your session; 25 images in total, 22 of which are presented in an on-trend square shape, reminiscent of an Instagram photo (and ready to hang on a wire, for example), and 3 full size mounted images, ready to be taken out and placed on your shelves, adhered to your fridge with magnets or wall with sticky tabs. This would be a great place to store your little love notes to each other over the year, or your date night ideas, or anniversary cards, anything that reminds you or your relationship and special love with each other.

Here are a few images of a sample box I created using Molly and Joe’s images;  I LOVE how it turned out and would love to offer them to my special EMBRACE couples; if you are interested please get in touch!

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Waiting for baby | Jackie & Dave [Sussex, NB Maternity Photographer]

I was unsure whether I would share maternity sessions on the blog this year; as part of my “Changes in 2017”, I”m limiting what I share on the blog to only what I really love and want to photograph; originally I thought that maternity would simply be an ‘add on’ session that I would do with newborn images, but in the end I realized that I LOVE this type of photography and want to do more of it, so I’m sharing here in hopes of attracting more mamas who want to capture this very special time in their life! My first maternity session this year was a snowy one with Jackie and Dave. Jackie is my hairdresser/lash lady and is such nice and lovely person (who attempts to help me look decent for wedding season! haha), I’m so happy to be capturing these moments for her and her boyfriend Dave (who wasn’t a fan of photos but was actually very naturally good at it!) We met on the trails a couple months ago when there was still a lot of snow on the ground, and I must say…I’m happy that those days are over! #bringonspring

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Meet Cole | New Brunswick Newborn Photographer

Baby Cole was the cutest little model for his session! I had photographed his big sister Isla a few years ago so I was interested in seeing how they looked similar or different and while there was definitely a similarity, he was also a totally unique little man and snuggling him was the highlight of my March 🙂 I also got to use a few new props which was fun for me!

Everyone, meet Cole.

[Bear, grey hat, cream bonnet by Angela’s Stitches and Such]

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