Pickering Lifestyle Maternity Shoot // Lesley + Jason

I love it when friends ask me to do their portraits. They feel more comfortable in front of the camera and we talk like I’m not really there. 😉 I’ve known Jason and Lesley for years and when they asked me to photograph their baby bump, I couldn’t be more excited. Lesley and Jason are going to be awesome parents. They are some of the sweetest people I know and not so bad looking, eh? lol

Their little guy is due soon and I can’t wait to capture some more images with them and snuggle that little guy. Congrats Lesley and Jason, you’ve got this! xo

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Toronto Music Garden Wedding // Janna + Carl â™„

I was honoured to capture the magic and fairytale love of Janna and Carl. The day started with a little rain, but then cleared up as their pictures started in the beautiful Toronto Music Garden. I had no idea that this garden existed on the Toronto waterfront. It was the perfect place to take the couples photos, as they already live by the waterfront, not to mention Janna’s amazing singing talent. After all, she did play Maria, in Toronto’s production The Sound of Music!

That’s not all though, the couples love for theatrics and fantasy, played a role in their wedding attire. All guests were required to wear some type of flare to their wedding. Janna wore fairy wings, which caught the light beautifully among the fairylike atmosphere of the gardens. It was a magical day indeed! Congrats Janna and Carl.

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Many thanks to the amazing venus who made this wedding come to life…

Wedding Pictures: Toronto Music Garden
Wedding Venue: Yankee Lady boat cruise in Toronto
Photographer: Everyday Deelights

Welcome Baby DAYCEN!

Daycen-newborn-announcementThis post has been a long time coming. I had a baby boy almost 6 weeks ago!

My life has completely changed and I am learning to adjust, hence the really late birth announcement! ha

I couldn’t be more happy with this little guy. He is everything to me. It’s crazy how much you can love someone in such a short amount of time. I constantly stare at him to make sure that he’s real! It still shocks me that he is mine. He looks so much like his father too. I don’t see a lot of me in him yet, but I’m sure that will change.

The love I have for my husband has grown ten fold. It’s amazing to see him turn into a daddy and kiss Daycens little head everyday. It really is the most beautiful thing to watch. He’s been such a great help and such an understanding husband. Believe me, there have been some struggles adjusting to no sleep and 14 diaper changes a day! I am not exaggerating. I envy those of you that have babies that will sleep for 3 hours straight. None of that for me….yet.

I just wanted to share some cute shots I took of him at one week old. It’s funny actually, after all the newborn photoshoots I’ve done, photographing my son was the most difficult! He was way more fussy than any other baby I’ve photographed and he just hated being put down. I know….he’s such a mommas boy. : / Scared face. All in all, I still got some cute pics when he settled down.

I am looking forward to watching this little boy grow and get a personality. So very, very thankful for this precious gift. =)2014-Newborn-Daycen-8 2014-Newborn-Daycen-11 2014-Newborn-Daycen-16

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My Maternity Photoshoot

Hugh Whitaker-13So I just received my maternity photos in the mail today and I am so in love with them! My friend Hugh took the pics of my husband and I and we couldn’t be happier. Hugh is such a talented photographer and friend. You can check out his work here.

I really wanted an outdoor shoot and something more natural. That’s more my style than the traditional maternity pics you see around. These pics make me want to get out and shoot some more of my own maternity sessions once I have this baby! Hope you like. =)

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Everley’s 1st Birthday // Cake Smash Photoshoot

Cake-Smash-Everley-19One of my favourite parts of my job, is photographing newborns and children. I get to see a lot of my clients babies grow into beautiful little humans. This cake smash shoot was of the lovely, little Everley. I was fortunate enough to get to photograph Everley when she was a newborn and take her portraits of her first Christmas. Now she is 1 years old! Time sure does fly by. I can’t wait to watch this one grow into a beautiful big girl. Happy Birthday Everley!

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Newborn Photoshoot // Baby Carter

newborn-photoshoot-bunny-ears-Toronto-1A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Rachel + Daniela’s new addition, baby Carter. We had a great time dressing him up in these bow ties and this adorable bunny hat that Rachel made! One day, I want to learn how to knit. I’ll add that to my to-do-list…

As you can see, Carter was giving us baby-smooch-lips all the way through this shoot. He was so cute and loved to be held. That lip gets me every time!newborn-photoshoot-bunny-ears-Toronto-2

The more and more newborn shoots I do, the more I realize how much I love them. Somehow, they put me in a state of absolute relaxation. Babies are so calming…sometimes. Thanks ladies for letting me spend time with your beautiful family!