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Little Man L was in a rush to be photographed. About halfway through his mama Felicia’s maternity session, she looked at me with concern on her face and asked, “what does it feel like when your water breaks?” Ummm, file that under questions I have never been asked during a photo session! After a brief discussion we decided that it would be best for Felicia to contact her doctor while we finish the rest of the session (she insisted, and was in no danger). Felicia was sent to the hospital, and after 72 hours of back and forth, Mister L arrived! Yes, you read 72 HOURS.

And oh did he arrive. During our maternity session, Felicia commented on the recent c-section shoot that I was lucky to be able to do this past August. She joked that if she went to c-section delivery, she wanted me in there taking photos of the delivery; of course I said YES. Well it happened, and it was incredible. Felicia later commented on the photos, saying that it was like she was actually there. Feeling disconnected is something that I commonly hear from moms who deliver via c-section, so it was really special to hear that the images helped Felicia feel more present in the delivery of her baby boy. And it is especially wonderful to be able to share these images during C-Section Awareness Month.

One week after he was born, L came to visit me for his newborn photos. Sweet and hurried little man that he is, we had what I like to call a “pit stop” newborn session; sleep for 210 seconds, wake up for 60 seconds, soothe for 30 seconds, and repeat (for two hours). He wasn’t a fan of staying still, even swaddled. I tried all the tricks in the book, but no luck. I told mom to look out, this guy is in a rush to get where he is going, and will stop for nobody, ha ha!

Okay, now the good part, the photos! Below you will see Felicia’s entire journey which she was kind enough to allow me to share; pregnancy, delivery, and newborn; motherhood.
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The Valentines Mini Sessions this year were a ton of fun, I love getting festive!

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This Fall and Winter was CRAZY busy! I was super lucky to work with a little over 70 families; many familiar favourites, and some newbies who I hope become part of the familiar favourites crew! Thank you to everyone who supported this little business of mine in 2014. I am super excited about what I will have to offer for 2015:)I have updated to 2015 Styled Session schedule, these are the ONLY mini sessions I will be offering in 2015, so if you see a date that works for you, let’s get your name on the list asap!!

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