Mary Ann and Zoey | Morinville Family Photographer

I got my sister and my daughter out for a cute little session on a very very windy day. It was horribly windy. But we managed to still hide from the wind and get some beautiful photos!

Liam | Morinville Newborn Photographer

Welcome Liam to the world! He is a spunky mover and shaker. This was my first time doing a lifestyle maternity session, I hope I did ok...... Liam is a handsome baby boy and he is so loved!

Pedersen Family | Morinville Family Photographer

Dena and her family came to see me again this year for her family portraits. I appreciate my repeat clients soooo much! And her family is so sweet I love photographing them! That little girl is such a cutie. We finished the session with some sparkles!

Zoey | Milk bath Photography

After Jen's milk bath session I just had to get my baby girl in there for her own session. I wasn't sure how she would feel about being in there, but she loved it! She was smiling and making so many happy noises, it was so funny and wonderful! Here are a few photos from the session.

Jen | Morinville Maternity Photographer

Jen is a fellow photographer turned friend. She asked me to capture her maternity photos for her. I love maternity so I jumped at the chance. But I convinced her to do a milk bath session first! She did not want to do this at all. But I'm so glad she listened to me and went through with it! I love these photos! She is beautiful!

After our session we headed out for her maternity session with her family. Such a sweet bunch. I can't wait to show off Liam to the world!

Chad & Andrea | Morinville Family Photographer

I loved photographing this family! They were a huge family and were so much fun! Especially the grandpa of the bunch, seriously sweetest man alive. I can't say enough great things about every single one of them, even though one of the boys was a bit of prankster.

Morgan & Brandon | Barrhead Engagement Photographer

Things have been a bit slow around here since the birth of my daughter. But I'm finally catching up and first up are these two.

Morgan and Brandon brought me out to there land for their engagement photos, what a beautiful space. I ever got to tour around from spot to spot in their golf cart! And I was pleasantly surprised when I saw they had lilacs in their front yard, and huge bush of them too! Morgan braved the bees for the shots, thanks girl!

Anna & Alan Married | Edmonton Wedding Photographer

Anna & Alan just wanted a few quick shots to celebrate their earlier in the day nuptials. Congratulations again you two!

Cathy | Edmonton Family Photographer

This session was a tough one. Maria asked me to photograph her mother with her family one last time, her mom was dying of cancer. So this session was to celebrate her life. And even though it was a sad occasion they came together and celebrated Cathy's life with smiles and laughter. We all shed a few tears, but I'm so happy I was the one chosen by Maria and her family to capture these moments for them.

Cathy has now passed away and I hope she is free of pain and it looking down on her beautiful family as they try to make it without her. Cancer is an asshole.

Personal Post - Welcoming baby Zoey

Some of you may know already that I had a baby! My husband and I found out in April that I was pregnant. It was a surprise. I knew I was before I took the test, I could feel it. So when I went and bought the test and took it home it was mostly for my husbands benefit. 

So I went and did my thing and when the two minutes was up I asked my husband if he was ready to find out, he said no....haha! He wasn't ready for what was coming. So when I came out and said it was positive I thought he was going to pass out. I could literally see his heart beating out of his chest. I wasn't that surprised like I said. This was our announcement.

But in the leading months I think I went through every emotion I could go through. I was scared, shocked, sad, happy, terrified, excited, everything. A whirlwind of emotions. And the sickness, this pregnancy was a hard one. It was so different from when I was pregnant with the boys, I knew it was a girl. 

And with both boys I never got any maternity photos taken, not sure why. I was so young with Erik that i guess I never thought of it. And with Ethan too it was just something I never thought of. I took my own monthly photos of course but never any professional. So I took advantage of having some amazing photographer friends and got lots done! Here are some from my session with NC Photography.

I've always loved the look of a milk bath session and wanted to have my own done so bad. So I had a session done with my dear friend Melissa DePape Photography I LOVETHEM! They are perfect.

And the last maternity session I had done was a gown session. Winter and a red gown with a floral headpiece, seriously can't get any better then this! My other dear friend Amy with L3 Photography shot this for me. I'm in love with every photo. Thank you my lovely friend.

I had a vision for her nursery. Woodland, I love woodland animals and the theme is so pretty. I searched Pinterest for ideas and went to work. I built most of the decor for her room. It turned out so fantastic! I really wanted it not to be pink, so I chose soft peach and mint. I'm not sure why but I don't want her to be obsessed with pink and princesses...haha! Maybe it's because I've been surrounded by boys for the last 24 years! Here is her nursery. 

The day finally came when I went into labor. It was 5:00 in the morning and I was sleeping, and was woken up by my water breaking. That was something I never experienced before, I was in the hospital and had it broken for me with both boys. And once they broke it I delivered instantly, so when my water broke in bed I was terrified it wouldn't be long before she was here. I woke Lee up and we headed for the hospital. But I was wrong, It was 9 hours until she arrived. This labor was different, longer and much more painful. Thank God it wasn't a 32 hour labor like some ladies I know. But it was still long for me. 

We welcomed our new little one at 2:05pm, she weighed 6lbs 7oz and was 18.5 in long. A little bit of hair and a cute button nose. She was perfect. Her little hands, little toes just perfect. The only thing was that we didn't have a name for her yet. We couldn't agree on just one. We had about 5 we liked and we decided that when we saw her we would know what her name would be. Well it took only a few hours until we decided on Zoey. It was perfect and suited her. Here are some images from my fresh session with Melissa DePape Photography.

Let me say having a baby at almost 40 is a real eye opener. It's tough, really tough. And having a baby 12 years after your last baby is a huge change. We are exhausted to say the least. I feel like I'm 80 years old when I wake up in the middle of the night to warm up a bottle. Walking down the stairs is the most painful thing ever! But we are in love with this little bundle of cuteness so it's all worth it. Her little smiles light up a room, and when she gives us those smiles we forget all about being tired and sore. 

We will have some wonderful adventures with this little one. She is now almost 2 months old and we are all totally in love! Her brothers love her and she loves her brothers.