You might have heard that quote about the cobbler’s kids having no shoes, well in my world that goes something like this “the photographer’s nieces wait the longest for photos”. These are Abby’s 9 month photos and she was a good 11 months before I delivered them. Oops!
This shoot started out with a few tears when Abby woke up from a quick little nap and wasn’t quite sure where she was. We weren’t sure how things were going to go but she was smiling and laughing in no time when her mom pulled out the dance moves and singing! Raffi always brings the smiles for Abby! Lots and lots and lots of smiles from this little babe!
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I can’t believe how much these two little ladies have grown up since the last time I saw them! They’ve also taken on a new job since the last time I saw them….big sisters! They’ve added a little brother to their crew and he is oh so cute and oh so loved by his big sisters!
We had a gorgeous evening in the park and we were even lucky enough to come across some lilacs that were still blooming! YAY! Hana and Leah love the camera! It is so fun to see how they have changed…from running away from the camera to running to the camera and always ready to strike a pose! Love it!
I shared this on Facebook last week, but I’ll share it again for those of you that don’t follow me there….my first memory of Jyana is from the skating rink and she was just a baby at the time. Her mom, Trish would bring her in to the rink and ask if someone could hold her while she went out to bring in the other girls. I always volunteered if I was there! I have lots of memories of Jyana from when she was little….our first photo shoot together she was in pigtails and the cutest little Tommy Hilfiger pleated skirt….she was a cutie! Always a little bit quieter than her big sisters but she had the cutest shy little smile for the camera! Here we are many years later and I am so lucky to capture her grad photos!!
It’s a really special thing to capture grad photos for someone you’ve watched grow up….knowing what a special time it is in their lives as they prepare to start on their next big adventure! Jyana’s next big adventure is going to be university! As much as grads must get sick of that dreaded question “what are you doing next year?”, I really love hearing the answers! When Jyana told me she was going to study nursing it seemed like such a perfect fit for someone so kind, I could just picture her providing the most loving care for patients! Anyone would be lucky to have a nurse like her someday!
We had such a fun mother-daughter evening touring around Winnipeg to a few of my favourite spots and one of Trish’s favourite spot (I love it when clients have location requests!). Sometimes I can get a little carried away when i’m shooting grads….I could shoot for hours and hours with such gorgeous gals….it’s really nice to have subjects that don’t run away from me 😉
CONGRATS Jyana! Thank you so much for allowing me to capture these special memories for you!
One of the wonderful things about growing up in a small(ish) town is the connections that you have with people. You might not have spent oodles of time with someone but the connections that you have with them make it seem as though you’ve known them for years. My connections with Hannah’s family are pretty strong. Her dad taught me Sunday School and built my mom and dad’s house, her mom and my mom are great friends and worked at the hospital together, we’ve had a family photo shoot together, I’ve watched her in the Christmas play at church over the years, and i’ve heard all about her and her brothers adventures through my mom as they have grown up over the years. This family has helping hearts! Hannah and her brother Caleb are always there to help my mom when she needs something in the yard, when my dad needed a railing installed in the garage Myron was there for us, and when my dad passed away I’ll never forget their kindness when they brought over homemade pizza to feed the family (yum!). This is one great family, who is so easy to love. When Barb and Hannah asked me to take her grad photos a whole year ago I was so flattered and SO excited to do something for them and make it so special!
Hannah was such a joy to spend time with for the evening. She is easy going, relaxed, confident….beautiful inside and out! When I asked if she was willing to sit down on a rock in her dress, her and her mom giggled and Hannah sat down and said, she’d do anything! And i’m pretty sure she can, and will do whatever she puts her mind to going forward! She has some big adventures in store! After a summer working at a local dairy farm she’s off to Bible school in Europe and then off to study animal sciences with goals of being a vet. This girl has goals and I love that!
Sit back, relax and get ready for a long blog post! We piled into Barb’s vehicle and set out on an epic night of photo shooting! We hit the road for the hills, Stanley Park and on the way I spotted a gravel pit which happened to be Hannah’s uncle’s so we got to stop there too! On our drive I asked if maybe they knew of a pasture with some cows we could find…I thought it might be kind of a cool memory for Hannah of her high school job and would make for some REALLY cool photos! So before he capped off the night we made a stop at the farm Hannah works at….love it! She really was up for anything!!!
Congrats Hannah! It was such a pleasure photographing you!!!