Romeo Leonardo | Windsor, Ontario In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot

As I am sure you can probably tell from my website and all my other blog posts, weddings are my thing, my specialty, my heart and soul. But because Canada is not exactly ideal for weddings nearly 6 months out of the year, I wanted to expand my horizons and try something new.

Before falling into photography, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I have a degree in Communication, a degree in Tourism, and even before all that, I was pretty set on being a kindergarten teacher. I did internships working in a few kindergarten classrooms in high school and even throughout college (my mom works in kindergarten so I'd often help out). Because of my experience with young children, I qualified to work as an au pair which I did for nearly two years! So despite not actually becoming a kindergarten teacher, I've always enjoyed working with children and cuddling babies.

Having a child is such a huge life moment and I'm sure all moms can agree that they'd give anything to keep their babies small for just a little longer. It's so special to have photos that freeze the fleeting newborn stage.

This handsome boy was so good and his curious big sister was still in mom's tummy last time I saw them! I love the natural style of in-home sessions. Unposed, in their natural environment, is my favourite way to capture little babes. There is something special about lifestyle that I think is so timeless and real. I know I would love to look back on photos and see the home we took baby home to, how they sleep, how they stretch, and in this case, how the dogs are so gentle and protective (how sweet, right!?)

Newborn photos are definitely a new favourite of mine to capture.

In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot Dog and Baby
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Shoot

Lauren + Pete | Windsor, Ontario Crossfit Engagement Session

When I met with Lauren and we discussed engagement sessions, I mentioned to her that although it's not necessary, an option for a photo location is a place that is sentimental to the two of them. Right away she knew The Willistead, the location of their first date, and the Ganatchio Trail, where they love to walk their two dogs, Remy and Oakley, together. That way we'd get some romantic indoor photos and some fun outdoor photos!

A little bit later, she e-mailed me to bounce the idea of potentially doing some photos at the Cross Fit gym (where her and Pete met and where she works!) but she was worried that the photos would turn out cheesy. So I made it my mission to make them fun and natural and totally not cheesy (I'll let you be the judge but uh, yeah I'm obsessed!)

When booking a wedding package with me, your engagement session is unlimited. I don't like to put a time limit on these because engagement sessions are the best opportunity to get to know the two of you! (Plus, to be honest, multiple location/outfit engagement sessions are my fave). And come your wedding day, I want all those inhibitions about being in front of the camera to be washed away so that you can truly just enjoy the entirety of the day!

Let's hang out, let's be friends, let me take photos that you'll love for years to come!

Restaurant Engagement Session 01
Restaurant Engagement Session 02
Restaurant Engagement Session 03
Restaurant Engagement Session 04
Restaurant Engagement Session
engagement shoot with dogs
engagement shoot with dogs
windsor ontario engagement shoot
windsor ontario engagement shoot
windsor ontario engagement shoot
windsor ontario engagement shoot
windsor ontario engagement shoot
windsor ontario engagement shoot
engagement shoot with dogs
engagement shoot with dogs
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session
crossfit engagement session

Location 1: The Willistead Restaurant in Windsor, Ontario
Location 2: The Ganatchio Trail in Windsor, Ontario
Location 3: Windsor Crossfit in Windsor, Ontario

Windsor Waterfront | Couples Photography Session

One of my favourite things about my hometown of Windsor, Ontario, is our waterfront

windsor-riverfront.jpg

Windsor borders Detroit and the thing that separates us is the Detroit River aka the perfect setting for a summer couples session.

windsor-waterfront.jpg

Can you believe this is Rachel and Chris' first photoshoot together!? They were SO great and trusted me with each pose and suggestion - which my favourite kind of subjects.

Canadian summers and love, there is nothing better!

IMG_1672.jpg