It is always such an honour to be a part of your friend’s biggest life moments while behind the lens —

When those friends also happen to be photographers themselves, it brings the term honour to a whole new level. When my friend Andrew from Andrew Mark Photography asked me if I would be interested in photographing his Niagara lifestyle newborn session for his daughter Zoe, I was thrilled. Zoe Grace’s session took place in a brightly lit home that actually belongs to Andrew and Emma’s pastor. Both fine art wedding photographers by trade, they emphasized the importance of finding a location that was soft and warm, and also kept the intimate feeling of being in their own home. This home fit our needs so perfectly with it’s open yet welcoming atmosphere and bright, Autumn light that allowed us to photograph the entire session on film! I love the feeling that I get from looking at the black and white images photographed using Ilford 3200 that are full of grain and feel romantic and timeless.

It was incredible to watch them effortlessly shift from being a married couple to a family throughout this session, immediately finding comfort in each other and tending to Zoe so calmly and smoothly. Having captured these first few moments for their family is something that I will always treasure. It is so incredible to me to know that they will be able to look back on these images and feel the amount of overwhelming love that emanates through them.

I was so excited to see this Niagara lifestyle newborn session featured on the Fount Collective

The Fount Collective is one of my absolute favourite lifestyle publications that is dedicated to the art of being a mother. Having my images as a part of this iconic community within the photography industry is so surreal, and I am so overjoyed to be diving head first into the art of photographing families. See the feature on their blog here.

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