Teresa, Brian and Nathaniel


It’s been way too long since I shared a family session here. We’ve been going through a pretty intense season of life in the last year (which I shared about here) and photography has had to take somewhat of a back seat since April as a result. We are in a holding period at the moment where things change month to month and while I haven’t been able to commit to sessions planned too far in advance (so many wonderful wedding opportunities missed this year, much to my disappointment), I’ve been able to commit to sessions booked within a few weeks and it’s been so good for my soul to get back to doing what I love most. The timing (or lack thereof) has worked in my favour because the fall season is always jam packed with families wanting to take advantage of the beautiful displays put on by Mother Nature. I intend to start sharing sessions regularly again and will be playing catch-up over the winter with all the sessions I haven’t posted yet. Even though it’s been a quiet year, I’ve had the most incredible opportunities and there are still a few exciting sessions ahead, so I can’t wait to share them all with you! What better way to start back up again than with a seasonally appropriate family session?

Teresa found me through a referral on a mom group (thanks Erika!) and she requested doing a mix of family photos and a cake smash at their home to celebrate their son Nathaniel’s first birthday. The weather was a bit dicey leading up to the session with some appearances by snow and hail but the fall colours came out in full force for us and right on time. Teresa chose a gorgeous park by their home and her husband Brian set up an area complete with his own pro lighting in their home for the cake smash. Perfect! They are such a kind, vibrant family (Nathaniel’s smile lights up his entire face!) and it definitely shines through in their photos. Thank you again, Teresa and Brian!