In January 2005… (six months after I moved to Toronto)… I decided to join a gym and get healthy…with joining a gym I had a one hour ‘consult’ with a personal trainer… That’s when I met Chantal… at that time I had no clue that we’d become friends… She was such a support as I went back to university to complete a Masters Degree…over the years we have had many laughs… some about things I refused to do while in the gym..(I can be stubborn–who would have thought that!?)… at some point we bonded over our love of chocolate, early morning workouts in the gym.(yes, I grew to love those mornings), reality TV and love of a good story!.. When her 2nd son was born I did some ‘new baby’ shots and family shots… Last summer while I was in Toronto we got together…and I did a impromptu maternity photo shoot! I wanted to just include a few of those photos… that I never blogged, before showing shots of her new baby!
Chan is so gorgeous…
I remember quickly shooting these shoots in like 15-30mins… because after 15mins in… I got a call I had to go pick up my mum from the dentist! (so it was speedy fast…but I was able to still get some awesome shots!)
A quick shot with T…
Chan and her two boys… soon to be BIG brothers!!
In September, Miss Stella was in a hurry to enter this world! She arrived 5 weeks early and weighed in at 4lbs 1ounce…now she’s hovering around the 8lb mark! She is the cutest thing ever…it is true that ‘good things come in small packages!’ She was born with a cleft lip and palate…and will be having some surgeries through-out 2011..
I haven’t had the opportunity to hang out with too many preemies–(normally babies this size are newborn and are sleepy and not very alert). That’s not Miss Stella–she had plenty to talk about, she might have just told me a few secrets!
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who!)
She’s got HUGE feet.. (compared to her teeny tiny legs!)…. But then again… all baby feet are tiny… and so adorable!
A quick shot of the big brother’s feet… (still tiny and adorable!)
This shot was so funny to get… we had Stella’s big brother’s lie on top of each other–(convince them not to wrestle) then Stella’s dad…held her above… trying to get a shot of the feet—and getting the kids to KEEP them STILL… the end result is pretty cool… but something that definitely was fun in the process! Thanks Chan and T for helping keep everyone safe!!! 😉
Proud Big Brothers…
By the time we got around to doing the ‘family’ shot… the boys were ready for their ‘rest’ or ‘nap’ time! L is not looking too pleased, because his Tigger stuffed animal (a new Christmas present)… decided he wanted to take the photo–not be IN the photo… (hence L being a bit sad!)
Just before the boys went in for their rest time… I did this self portrait in their closet mirror… M thought it was pretty cool!
Chan and T, thanks so much for letting me shoot your family’s photos! I have a CD ready for you… (this was just the teaser–the CD has about 100 images(both in colour and B&W) so a total of about 200! I’ll get it in the mail ASAP!) Hope you enjoyed the ‘sneak’ peak…
It was so wonderful to just hang out with you and the kids for the day! See you next time I’m in the Tdot!