Baby Blue | Nicholas [Sussex, NB Newborn Photographer]

My first session of 2011 was of a sweet newborn baby boy named Nicholas.  His auntie Meghan actually gave his mother a gift certificate for a photo session as a baby shower present (a GREAT gift idea by the way, contact me if you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate for Geneviève Flynn Photography! Sorry, shameless plug over).  Anyway, at 23 days old he was the youngest baby I had photographed so far, and  I had a wonderful morning with him and his mom Jodi here at my apartment.  Normally for newborn photography you want the babies to be a bit younger than Nicholas was, so that you can all those ‘sleepy’ shots that moms love so much, but even still, after a lot of coaxing, feeding and rocking, Nicholas fell asleep and we got some sweet sleepy shots of him as well.  I used a large gray cowl that my friend Heather knitted for me as a coccoon/wrap, and Nicholas loved it!  I also had fun using a different editing style for a few of the shots; I enjoy experimenting with the more ‘processed’ looks when appropriate, and newborn photography is definitely one of those areas. 

I’m actually working with another newborn (a little girl this time) in a couple of weeks and I’m really excited to do this again! It definitely makes the long winter days a little bit sweeter 🙂

Until then,

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My Best Friend’s Wedding | Heather + Jason [Couples Photographer]

In late August I had the honour of standing up in one of my best friends’ wedding in British Columbia.  I went out for a week with Victor (my first time out West and Victor’s first trip on a plane!), and had a wonderful week spending time with her again after a whole year and a half apart.

You see, Heather was my original model.  When I got my first DSLR back in March of 2008, we were roommates living together in Halifax.  Not having a baby of my own to photograph yet, I coaxed her into  letting me photograph her…over and over again.  She was extremely patient as I learned about my camera and was willing to try anything (including some pretty odd ‘concept’ shoots, which shall remain in the vaults for now!)  When she moved out West in Februrary 2009, I was quite sad to lose not only a really good friend of nearly 10 years, but also my main muse!

Shortly after moving out there, though, I started hearing about this guy named Jason.  It wasn’t long before things started moving along, marriage was discussed, and a ring was presented.  Knowing Heather the way I do, none of this surprised me and I was extremely excited that she had finally met someone who was just right for her.  For months we talked about her wedding plans and my eventual trip out there.  Being in the wedding was exciting, of course, but I was more excited to take photos of the happy couple as a wedding gift…these are the results.

We decided to take the photos the day before the wedding since there wasn’t going to be much time on the day itself.  Heather also decided to buy a more casual dress since we weren’t sure exactly how ‘trashed’ it would get (not to mention her gown was GORGEOUS and didn’t need messing up the day before the wedding!)  We drove out to one of the Lakes in the Okanagan (I can’t remember the name of it…Heather, help?), and just had fun taking shots together like old times (well, but with a boy).  It was so nice because Heather knows my style and what I like and how I like to work, so it all came together fairly naturally.

Jason is a great guy, and you can tell how much he’s crazy about Heather.  They just mesh and click so well, it was awesome to see.  And since they haven’t been together that long, they still have that ‘new relationship glow’ about them, they’re still reaaally into each other, which shows in the photos.  It made me a bit nostalgic for the early days with my husband Dan, but moreso it just made me giddy for Heather.     

So Heather and Jay, I wish you guys all the best in the world, I love you, and I can’t wait to see you both at Christmas!  Your canvas will hopefully be ready by then ; )

 I’m skipping over from marriage to pregnancy next, with a lovely Fall-ish maternity session with a sweet couple, so stay tuned!

Until then,

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Crazy On You | Daphné + Steve [Couples Photographer]

 

Daphné and Steve are actually a couple that I know quite well…Daphné is my little sister and Steve is my brother-in-law.  Daphné has been wanting to take pictures with Steve for a long time now, but he was always hesitant to get in front of the camera (I’m not sure why, they’re a gorgeous looking couple!)  Anyway, we finally managed to get him to agree one Saturday night (with a bit of liquid courage, ha!), and I am so glad that we did, because the shoot turned out magical!  

Now, Daf and Steve aren’t the most ‘lovey dovey’ couple out there, at least not in public, but you can see how much they love being together by the way they look and smile at each other, they can’t seem to help it.  They’ve been together almost as long as my husband and I have (about 7 years) and will be celebrating their 2 year wedding anniversary in August, and I’m so happy to have captured these images for them.

We had the shoot around their amazing property; I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, I am so LUCKY to live in such a beautiful area, there is absolutely no need to ever be inside (when the weather is good of course!), because these natural backdrops enhance the photos in ways I never could.  Natural light, fresh air, gorgeous landscapes, real people and everyday moments, these are the elements of a beautiful shoot for me.  We went to an old barn, a field, and down by the river that runs along their backyard, it was a really great night.

The light was insane down by the river, tucked between the rocks, peeking around the trees…it made me giddy.

And of course, I needed to get a family shot with the kiddos (Quincy, Nemo and Princess Boy).

I love photographing couples, and hope to do more soon!

Up next though, an adorable session I had with a little blond-haired, blue-eyed boy, oh my.

Until then,

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