Saturday, October 8, 2016

Welcoming Baby Sam to the Family :)

Oliver was one of the very first babies we ever photographed, so it was a complete delight to get to see him become an older brother recently! He's already figured out that the best part is trying to make his new little brother smile, and at 3 months, Baby Sam is a bundle of joy :) Here are some of my favourite images from our recent session with this lovely family..
I love that we photographed Oliver on this same quilt when he was just a few weeks old, and now it's Sam's turn :)
 This was probably the trickiest part of the session (Oliver just wants to run and jump at this point!), but these pictures ended up being my favourites! I love the range of expressions between
the two of them :)

Rasha & Wil: your family is absolutely beautiful and it was such a joy to hang out with all of you! We look forward to seeing these hilarious brothers grow up together :)

Jessica + Norman

Friday, October 7, 2016

Sweet Baby Teddy - 6 months old :)

It seems like just yesterday that we were photographing Angela & Roman's wedding, where one of the games during dinner had them diapering a doll to test their future parenting skills. Fast-forward to now, and everyone can see that they are fantastic parents :) Teddy is one of the calmest and best-behaved little guys we've ever met, and it was so fun seeing what lengths 4 adults would go to just to see his very rewarding smiles! Here are some of my favourite images from our recent session with this little cutie..

I love his little hat so much!

Angela & Roman: we love seeing you guys with little Teddy - you're both such naturals and we had a great time with the three of you! 

Jessica + Norman

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Romina & Mike's Gorgeous, Romantic, and Hilarious Wedding :)

Romina & Mike are that rare kind of couple that can switch from romantic to goofy and back again in a matter of minutes. We had so much fun photographing their kayaking engagement session last fall that we knew their wedding day would be a blast! Like most days towards the end of this summer, their wedding day was a hot one - but armed with a gang of fan-wielding bridesmaids, these guys were up for anything :) On top of that, there were enough gorgeous details to give the day a truly enchanted feeling.. here are some of my favourite images from this awesome day :)

Romina's gown had this sea of ruffles that I loved, and it suited her perfectly!

I also love a pocket square that isn't just a straight line - Mike pulled this off very nicely :)
I'd seen the outside of this church a couple of months prior, but nothing had prepared me for how lovely, airy, and bright it was on the inside! And the arches... :)

Seriously - between Romina's gown and her bouquet, I'm not sure which I loved more!
The succulents were such a great touch :)

Everyone in the Bridal Party climbed aboard the great big limo coach, and we headed over to the McMichael Gallery, which has beautiful scenery all around :)  
Did I mention this was in the early days of Pokemon Go? Just below, you'll see the guilty face of someone caught in the act in the middle of doing photos ;) 
"What's that behind your back?" "Nothing.."

 And then the reception.. here come all those beautiful details I mentioned earlier!
Maid of Honour Christine also made this stunning cake! 

We snuck the bride & groom away for a quick last photo - they were pretty much this happy and relaxed all day long, which I loved :)

Romina & Mike: from what I can tell, you two are absolutely perfect for each other :) You put everyone around you at ease, and are such a pleasure to spend time with! May you have many years of the kind of joyous giggles that your wedding day was full of :)

Jessica + Norman

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sweet Baby Henry at 3 Months Old :)

It seems like just a few days ago that we were photographing Baby Henry's debut when he was less than a week old, and now all of a sudden he's 3 months old! Older brothers Cameron and Oliver still think he's pretty great, and so do we :) Here are some of my favourite images from our most recent summery session with the whole family..

Cameron is pretty much the family joker, and had so much fun tickling his younger brothers!

It was definitely one of those days where being near a splash pad was a great idea :) Henry's still a bit tiny for that kind of excitement, so he just chilled out in the shade :)
Sarah & Mike: we can't believe how wide-eyed and smiley Henry has become in such a short time! We had a blast at the park with you guys, and can't wait to see you all again soon!
Jessica + Norman

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Sweet Baby Lachlan - 6 months and 4 teeth :)

{In case you've missed the start of this story, here are Andrea & Dave's maternity session, and Lachlan's newborn and 4-month session. If you're really behind, you can also check out their engagement session and wedding day as well ;) }
Now that you're up to date, you'll appreciate how much Lachlan has grown and changed in the past couple of months! He's got 4 teeth already, can sit up like a champion, and is so full of smiles it's unbelievable :) We got together recently to capture this adorable stage in his life..
OMG - that hat!! And check out those eyes :)
Of all his new talents, this is my favourite - as soon as you put him on his back, Lachlan does crunches to try to sit up, resulting in the most hilarious facial expressions!
He can't resist delicious Peter Rabbit ;)
Andrea & Dave: We are having so much fun seeing wee Lachlan grow from a tiny newborn into a smiley little boy! Thanks so much for inviting us along on his first year adventures :) Can't wait to see what he'll have in store for us next time!

Jessica + Norman

Meet Jacqueline & Ted's Super-Adorable Newborn Twins :)

Jacqueline has asked me to photograph many pretty things over the past decade, including her lovely Soak bottles and her awesome brunch wedding at the SoHo House, but none of them come close to the session we had recently with Jacqueline & Ted and their newborn twins :) As I was looking through the images after, I couldn't stop laughing out loud, and the expressions on their little faces nearly killed me with cuteness over and over again. Consider yourself warned ;) Meet super-adorable and tiny Stella and Felix..

Of all their adorable little features, I think the toes are my favourite!

 This is where it starts to get crazy cute - these two look like they're having a heated discussion about something very important (probably deciding how best to out-cute fuzzy Leo!)

 I love how it looks like Stella is whispering in Jacqueline's ear, and Felix is whispering in Ted's :)
(in reality, Stella was trying her best to eat Jacqueline's hair!)
There are no words for how adorable these last few images are..
Jacqueline & Ted: the biggest of congratulations on your super-sweet new family members:) We instantly fell in love with Stella and Felix, and can't wait to photograph them again throughout their first year!!

Jessica + Norman

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Kites! Bubbles! Twins! Awesome Family Portrait Session :)

Twins - obviously - means two of almost everything. Not just two babies, but a double stroller, two cribs, high chairs, car seats, wardrobes. Maybe bunk beds when they get a bit older. And, as we learned in our recent family portrait session with Nicola & Andy and their twin boys, it also means twice the fun! See for yourself..
 I especially loved the way the boys would set each other off, and their giggles were contagious :)
If you've never seen the look on a child's face the first time he flies a kite, I highly recommend it. Absolute joy :)
 And then - bubbles!! So much fun!!
Time to relax a bit after all that excitement :)

 Nicola & Andy - no kidding, this was one of the most fun days we've ever had :) Maybe all your days are like this, but we felt very lucky to be invited along to capture the love and joy of your family! Thank you so much (and thanks for being so well prepared!), and can't wait to show you the rest of your photos!!

Jessica + Norman