Holiday 2017 Moments

It's that time of the year where I scramble to catch up to all the December work that got lost in the depths of Christmas and New Year's only to collide with re-settling back into our regular school and work schedule.  Thank you to this year's Holiday Session Crew for allowing me to create some very sweet and very hilarious and very memorable moments of you and your loved ones to look back on as the years go by.  I hope every enjoyed the last weeks of 2017 and that 2018 has already brought about some refreshing energy and excitement!

A few of many favourite moments from this year's Holiday Sessions...

For what it’s worth... it’s never too late, or in my case too early,
to be whoever you want to be.
There is no time limit. Start whenever you want.
You can change or stay the same.
There are no rules...

We can make the best of the worst of it.
I hope you make the best of it.
I hope you see things that startle you.
I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before.
I hope you meet people who have a different point of view.

I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not,
I hope you have the courage to start over again.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Good words to keep in mind for 2018

Valentine's Day Countdown

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Valentine's Day has snuck up on me once again!  Amazingly I managed to get my two shoots with Moses & Chloe done over the weekend in time to edit and send my print order out for my Mom!  She saw a bunch of the ones I did with Chloe on Friday, but the ones of Moses will definitely be a fun surprise for her.  I had so much fun with both these shoots, going to start composing my blog post tonight!




I Love a Girl in Uniform

My mom came over today.  She came just as I was setting up to do a Valentine's Day shoot with Little C.  It turned out better than I could have imagined and I am losing my mind knowing that I won't be able to post it for another week.  I have had this idea/inspiration planted in my brain for a number of weeks and was very nervous about how my version would translate.  It is perfect.  My mom snuck Chloe into the kids' room to change into a new outfit she had found.  Chloe came out in a tiny little tunic that had me squealing like a pig!

Having been enrolled in Catholic Private Schools, I spent my entire elementary and high school years in a uniform.  I have to say, I am really loving my mom for dressing Chloe in things that I used to wear.  She saved my ballerina leotard  and mouse tutu and ears from when I took ballet at age 4.  Chloe is in love with the tutu and ears and it just melts my heart seeing her so happy.  

We started off this little shoot with a little red beret knitted by high school friend, Sally.  Sally lives in Toronto and I only see her every couple of years, but on her last visit she had made this beret with a matching scarf for Chloe and a tin full of cookies for all to share.  Perfect match.

Switched to a Hello Kitty headband to match her Hello Kitty book ...

…aaaaand, well no uniform is complete without a little Blair Waldorf  (for you Caela!).

This was fun.  Really digging the lighting in these photos but really all I can think about is how excited I am for these Valentine's Day ones for next week.

Have a great weekend!


XOXO Gossip Girl ;)