Sunday, June 19, 2016

Jacqueline & Ted - Twins on the Way!! :)

I've known Jacqueline and her fantastic business Soak for over a decade now, and it seems like just the other day we were photographing the awesome day when she and Ted got married at Soho House.. now they're having TWINS!! We are super-excited for them! But before their lives get totally taken over by these new little people, we got together to photograph their maternity session :) Here are some of my favourite images from that lovely day..
 I'm totally in love with Jacqueline's necklace! It was such a great pop of colour :)


 We finished off our walk around the neighbourhood by going for coffee and the craziest walnut chocolate chip cookies you've ever seen :)
Jacqueline & Ted - we are over the moon excited for you two! We can't wait to meet your tiny twins when they arrive!!

xo
Jessica + Norman

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Welcoming Baby Henry to the Family :)

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Baby Henry for the first time :) As a third brother, he has been born to experienced parents and two very excited older brothers! Things were a bit chaotic at times (as all parents can relate to I'm sure), but wee Henry just took it in stride. Here are some of my favourite images from that day..
Sarah is an amazing knitter, and made this gorgeous blanket. She and Mike both made Henry's sign using the yarn left over after the blanket was made :)
Daddy entertaining the two big brothers while we spent a bit of time with Henry :)
I love his perfect Superman pose (below), his wee smile, and of course - the tiny baby toes!!

(I'm not the only one who thinks his toes are pretty great!)

I love the range of expressions in these last images - Oliver's at an age where he's quicker than 4 adults and kept "escaping", Cameron is an old pro at being photographed and can be quite the ham, and Henry - apart from one big yawn - just chilled :)
Sarah & Mike: as always, it was a complete pleasure to capture this exciting moment in your family's history. We had so much fun photographing and being entertained by your three sweet boys - the two of you are doing an excellent job :) Can't wait to see you soon to show you the rest of the images!

xo
Jessica + Norman



Monday, June 13, 2016

Sylvana & Travis - Fairy Tale Blossoming Orchard Engagement Session :)

Ever since she was a young(er) woman, Sylvana knew that the blossoming orchard across the street from her family home would be a perfectly romantic and stunning location for photos. Mother Nature must have been smiling down on Sylvana & Travis a few weeks ago, when we were in Saint Catherines to photograph their engagement session :) I can't imagine an orchard more perfectly in bloom, or a more lovely evening to be in the midst of it.. I actually had to stop and take it in, convince myself that this was really real. Love is like that too - sometimes just so strangely perfect that it seems like you're dreaming..


As the sun went down, it just kept getting prettier and prettier :)
As the sky darkened, the four of us transformed the backyard into a glowy lantern fantasy :) The sparklers were the icing on the cake!
 It's not as easy as it looks to draw a heart with sparklers ;)
Sylvana & Travis - we loved every minute of your fairy tale engagement session! You two are so sweet together, and we can't wait for your wedding day in the fall :)

xo
Jessica + Norman

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Super-Smiley Baby Lachlan at 4 months :)

I can't believe how time flies! It seems like just a few weeks before, we were photographing Baby Lachlan as a sweet little newborn, and now he's 4 months already! He's grown up a lot, and can now give his dad a run for his money with his "stoic" look - especially because it seems that as soon as Dave became a father, he starting grinning ear-to-ear non-stop :) (Andrea has always been full of smiles!) Here are some of my favourite images from our recent session..
What a lovely day - we had blossoms, ducks, turtles, and loads of general natural beauty :)
And of course - this guy! He's always been adorable, but I love how Lachlan is starting to become a wee character :) He was full of smiles, and lots of hilarious expressions too!
I never really get over baby's feet - they have to be the sweetest things in the world :) Oh ya - and those big eyes..!
I love the expression in this first shot, and the drool-wiping is priceless ;)
Andrea & Dave - as always, we had so much fun photographing the three of you! Thanks for bringing us along on this adventure that is the first year of Lachlan's wee life!!
  
xo
Jessica + Norman

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gorgeous Ward's Island Engagement Session :)

When your wedding invitation features the Toronto skyline, there's no better place to go for engagement photos than Ward's Island, where you get a beautiful view of the city :) We had the fortune of having a gorgeous crisp Spring day, with an unbelievably blue sky.. These are some of my favourite images from our session with K&A :)
Blue. Suede. Shoes.
Awesome :)
 I love how playful these two are together..
K&A - we had such a great time hanging out with the two of you on the Island! Looking forward to your wedding day in downtown Toronto :)

xo
Jessica + Norman

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Meet Sweet Baby Lachlan at 2 Weeks Old :)

Andrea & Dave have felt like old friends of ours from about 5 minutes into our first meeting - we had a great time photographing their engagement session and fantastic wedding a few years back, and even more fun at their recent maternity session this fall :) So it came as no surprise that the newest addition to their family is also awesome. Meet Baby Lachlan, master of many facial expressions and wielder of (knitted) axes, two weeks old..

 Here's what I love best about newborn sessions: the snuggling :) Also the sweet soothing, and the blissful wonder on the new parents' faces :)
This range of expressions happened in the span of about 5 seconds! I especially love the last one (bottom right)
Baby Lachlan is blessed with a few very talented knitters in the family :) And while he may not be ready to go axe-throwing just yet, at least he's got the outfit for it ;)
 Andrea is an amazing jeweller, and has made many "wax seal" monogram pendants for her clients - now she's got one of her own to commemorate the arrival of Baby Lachlan!
You may remember Dave's "stoic" look from their Brick Works maternity session.. well, it seems he can't hold it for long around this adorable little guy :)
Andrea & Dave: "thrilled" would be an understatement of how happy we are for you and your families :) We loved spending time with the three of you, and can't wait to do it again soon!
xo
Jessica + Norman

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Baby on the Way: Andrea & Dave's Beautiful Fall Maternity Session at the Brick Works :)

We've known Andrea & Dave since they asked us to photograph their wedding a few years back - we loved doing their engagement photos at the Lakeview Restaurant, and their wedding day itself was both very personal and really beautiful (that's what happens when two designers get married, and their designer friends help out with the details!). So when they told us they were expecting a new addition to their family, we were so excited! And as luck would have it, the weekend we photographed their maternity photos at the Brick Works was also stunningly beautiful :) Here are some of my favourite images from their session..


My two favourite parts of this day: the way Andrea & Dave pop out of the orange backgrounds with their blue tops, and the amount of giggling that was done by all of us while Dave tried to teach Andrea how to do a "stoic" look ;)

 I love the reflection in the image on the left (below) :)
Andrea & Dave: we are over the moon happy for the two of you, and can't wait to meet your new little guy in just a couple of months! Then we can teach him how to be stoic too ;)

xo
Jessica + Norman