Fall Families

Leaves turning orange, crisp mornings, colourful scarves – what isn’t there to like about Fall? It’s no coincidence that it also happens to be my favourite season for photos outdoors! Between babies, pumpkins, horses and anniversaries, this September and October I’ve had a handful of shoots that have kept me very busy.

This season started off with a shoot for Ellie and her little family. It was right at the beginning of Fall, and after having to schedule once due to rain (boo!), we picked a morning for photos in the park. It’s safe to say we picked a good day to reschedule, as we totally lucked out with the weather – we got a crisp and foggy fall morning!

Next was an evening fall shoot with the Skibos. Their sweet little girls were too cute in those pigtails and pink dresses! We had a fun in the last bits of evening sun, with lots and lots of jelly-beans.

Did someone say pumpkin patch? I can’t think of anything cuter than babies sitting beside pumpkins with little suspenders on! Emerald and her sweet little man met me at the pumpkin patch for a little Fall-themed shoot.

Before last month, I had never really spent time around a horse in my life; so as you can imagine, getting asked to shoot some photos of my friend Caitlin and her horse, X-Man, was kind of intimidating. X-Man turned 25 this October and Caitlin wanted to make sure this milestone year was well documented. Not only was X-Man the most gentle creature I have ever met, he was a natural in front of the camera. There was hardly any horsing around…

Speaking of 25 years, last but not least, I was able to capture some photos of the Athwals for their 25th wedding anniversary. Their daughter contacted me, saying she felt like all the photos they had in the house were of her and her siblings, with hardly any of her parents. When I asked them what kind of advice they had for the young couples out there, they told me that the key was always ‘compromise.’

I feel so much joy when I think about how many wonderful families I’ve had the chance to photograph this fall. I will always be grateful when I think about the fact that people trust me to capture these special moments for them. Cheers to fall, and all the beauty that comes with it!

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