Katie & James :: A Not-So-Wintery Maternity :: Hamilton Maternity Photography

Welp.  This is officially one of my favourite shoots of all time.  Period.   And it’s joining another maternity session (with Annie) that was one of my ultimate favourites.  Am I turning into a maternity photographer…exclusively?!

Katie had clear ideas about her session–outside, wintery, and a bed.  No problem!  I’m used to carrying around entire living rooms or bedroom sets for shoots!  I prepped for the cold by sewing real fur blankets for Katie (repurposed from old fur coats), and had a spot all picked out when suddenly all of our lovely snow melted!   And what’s worse was that my location now looked nasty sans snow and avec brown muddiness.

Fortunately I was still ‘on holidays’ so I had time to search out a new and WAY better spot (where I saw the deer family :), AND locate an amazing bookstore nearby as well! (A last-minute idea!)   We were so SO fortunate that the owners of Bryan Prince Bookseller  let us descend upon their lovely shop for 30 minutes before heading out into the woods.   We couldn’t have ended up in a better spot!

(*Also note–the introduction of my new line of baby crowns!   Different barks lined with furs.  I love them.  Below is birch lined with rabbit.  Of course, all sustainably harvested/repurposed.)


We had gone from about 2′ of snow and -10 Celsius to zero snow and +16 Celsius in about two days–and as sad as it was to lose the snow it was way more fun being able to truly enjoy being outside on a bed of animal furs in the middle of January!   Can you imagine?  It was nuts but awesome.

As you can see, Katie is just a natural.   A natural (looking) redhead, a natural beauty and a natural in front of the camera.  It was such a pleasure working with her.  Oh yeah, and that other guy, James.  I think he had something to do with all this…

(*And for posterity those are my lumberjack socks.  We literally traded socks because mine fit the scene better.  Is that weird?)

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So I think my only safe move after this is to retire.  Or just work exclusively with these guys.

Congratulations Katie and James!

Can’t wait to greet your little babe with a fur-lined crown.

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Location: Bryan Prince Booksellers, Westdale

Location: Westdale Park

Make-up: Caryl Baker Visage

Hair: by client

Special Thanks: to my main squeeze, Ken, for helping us get the bed set up!


Little Julija :: A Summer Tea Party :: Oakville Family & Baby Photographer

Aw…it makes me a little sad to think that this was the last session in Denise & Nick’s Bump-to-Baby sessions.   You can see their maternity shots at Bronte Creek here, and I’m going to post one of baby Julija at the end of this post–because apparently I never blogged it!    (But you can see a mix of both shoots here.)

What an adorable, gorgeous, loving little family!   We’ve had a lot of fun shooting all three sessions and we’ve always ended up with some really beautiful images–if I do say so myself.   It’s difficult to make these guys look bad.

It’s been a fun road–paved with humidity, a little fusing, the ‘cupcake incident’ and lots and lots of smiles.   Thanks for making me look good, you guys.

Sweet little Julija just six months ago!

Baby Rae: Hamilton Baby Photographer

I’ve mentioned this before but one of the perks of my job is the ‘continuity of care’ I get to provide to some of my clients.  I get to be there for their engagements, weddings, pregnancies, births and family photos and so on!  It’s pretty cool!

This is one little family I’ve had the privilege of knowing for a while but working with for almost a year now as we worked our way through their Bump-to-Baby package.  The first shoot was a maternity shoot, followed soon after by a newborn shoot and finishing up with little Rae’s 6 month shoot!   And what a frickin’ cutie…she’s been such a doll to work with.  And to top it all off this family has been one of those ‘do whatever you want because we trust you’ families–and that’s kinda nice sometimes.

Congratulations again Rezek family!

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Denise: Bump-to-Baby: Hamilton Maternity Photographer

Despite the absolutely suffocating humidity that sprung on us during this lovely shoot at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, these photos turned out so dreamy and ethereal.  And I couldn’t have been more happy with the wardrobe they brought :)  Love it when clients do that.

Thanks for being so cooperative and sweaty with me.

Congrats guys!  Looking forward to touching base with you again really soon when baby makes an appearance!

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May Showers bring June babies

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Yes, we’re all suffering with all this rain; it goes with0ut saying these days.   But the soft rain on Saturday set a lovely backdrop for these maternity shots with Jenn and her new and already growing family!

Congratulations Jenn!  Can’t wait for the newborn shots!

Sweet Saiyaa is 6 months!

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This is the 3rd installment of Saiyaa’s photos–the 1st being still in utero :)

What a cutie!  quack quack, tweet tweet!

Mesmerizing Mama!

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I’ve had a lot of shoot lately that are a little too much over PG13, so I haven’t been able to post many shoots!

But last month I had a maternity shoot with a really lovely soon-to-be-mama, Steph, who should be going into labour ANY second!   Go Steph!

And I’ll be posting a lot more shoots in the coming days–a boudoir, a band shoot, and more!

Beautiful baby Saiyaa

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I got to do the maternity photos for this lovely couple back at the end of the summer, and a little bit overdue, I got to meet their little baby girl Saiyaa for her 2-week portraits!

What a sweet little family with a sweet little girl–minus giving me the bird once.  Congratulations!!


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This shoot was with a lovely, really happy couple about two weeks away from the birth of their first baby!    We’re going to be following them with a new package: The Baby-to-Bump Bundle!

This shoot was the 1st of their 3 shoots–the maternity shoot.


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