fiddle leaf photography
Oct 3, 2017
It was a snowstorm in late April. One where it had snowed huge, wet flakes overnight and I looked out the window and wondered to myself why we live here. It was during that late April snowstorm that I met this lovely family, and is perhaps proof that good things can come from bad weather! When I pulled up to their cute little early 1900s house in Westmount I might have just smiled to myself knowing the beautiful nooks and crannies of light that were going to be in that house.
We chatted over hot Starbucks about the plan for their session (keep it casual and have fun!), and how excited big sister was to fill her new role in life. And then in May, when the snow was gone and the spring sun had finally made an appearance, we headed to the playground to document a morning doing a few of their favourite activities as a family of 3. We met again in the summer, once little Margaret arrived (complete with her full of personality dark hair!).
Maternity photos, especially when there’s an older sibling involved, don’t have to be stiff and boring. It’s less about documenting the actual bump, and more about remembering what life was like before baby. We can do the things that make you happy and that are special to you at this point in your lives.
In this session we packed a snack and wandered down to the local playground. Once sandcastles were built and snacks were consumed, we then headed back and played in their backyard with their dog and in their home-made backyard playhouse.
Edmonton Newborn Photographer
Since we’d spent time in the huge backyard during maternity photos, we headed outside again during the newborn session. This time to swing on a one-of-a-kind tree swing that featured their family name in calligraphy and engraving by Justine Ma. We also spent time reading, doing puzzles, playing with Ivan the dog and rocking little Miss Maggie.
Ready to document the story of before and after your baby? Fiddle Leaf Photography offers Maternity & Newborn photography in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert and surrounding areas. Send me a message to chat about your journey and how we can best capture it, so you can remember exactly how it felt for years to come.