It’s hard to believe, but December is here. And those of you with kids know that there is a balance here, between how fast December slips away, and how long it can seem to take to get to Christmas when you have little voices asking each and every minute of every day “When is it Christmas?”
To pass the time, I’ve created an album on my FaceBook page highlighting my amazing clients from the past year. From brand new babies, to weddings, to just some family love… these people have trusted me to capture their special moments and I feel so happy to have been able to be a part of their memories.
I will also post on my blog each day, counting down, but please feel free to “Like” kim culbert photography on FB and following along there too.
This sweet couple contacted me in the summer to book their maternity session for September. They knew that they wanted an outdoor session, and Deer Lake Park was the perfect choice with the variety of backdrops within easy walking distance. We had a great time strolling down the paths, and along the boardwalk, and I could tell that this couple were made for each other. They always had smiles on their faces.
She is just so stunning.
And then, at the start of November, exactly on her due date, little Mister N decided to show up. Full of a dark head of hair, 10 fingers, 10 toes and the perfect little mouth, baby N was a dream to photograph. He slept the entire time, and saved all his pee for after the session.
What a cutie. Enjoy your sneak peek!
I had the pleasure of photographing little Miss A last week for her newborn session when she was just 9 days old. I honestly think I might have the best job in the world, because not much compares to snuggling adorable little babies, like Miss A, capturing their smallness, their uniqueness and then getting to hand them back to their parents. I love the little yawns, the little smiles, and all the love that I can see in the parents eyes when they bring their baby to me.
Please enjoy your teasers…
I won’t lie… I love newborn sessions best when they are done in the first two weeks after birth. This is when babies tend to sleep the most, and are the squishiest, and usually have great skin. Miss A came to my studio a little after the ideal time, but honestly, I would have never known. She slept all the way through the session — even with my different bowls, buckets and stool props. She was a dream, and I love the images that we captured of her newness.
Can’t forget some pictures with her parents…
This stunning mama-to-be really wanted an outdoor session. Unfortunately our rainy Lower Mainland weather was not cooperating. After delaying a week to see if the weather was going to behave, we decided to do an indoor maternity session instead. It’s a good thing that we didn’t wait another week to see if the weather would turn for us, as S had the baby 4 days after our session! Talk about timing!
I think pregnancy suits her… such an awesome glow, and a gorgeous baby bump.
I don’t get twins in the studio very often, but when I do, I feel blessed. There is such a bond between twins, it’s truly amazing to see. It’s always more difficult when you add another tiny human into a photo session, but these two were superstars. If one was fussing a little, I would just add the other twin next to them, and it was an almost instant settling for both of them. I even managed to catch a moment of Mister M sucking on his sister’s nose for comfort.
I give kudos to parents of twins as well. I always said that I wanted twins. And then I had one baby. And I thought to myself, “How would I manage with TWO of them at the same time?” But twin parents just seem to have the knack for taking things in stride and making it work (and making it look easy while doing it.)
So, enjoy your precious little bundles… they won’t be so little forever.
Little Miss E took her time getting here… our newborn session was planned out for the week prior, and yet, still no baby. She may have taken her time coming into the world, but she has lost no time in capturing the hearts of those around her.
Miss E made me work to get her to sleep, but once she was off into dreamland I was able to get her into many different poses and props. I am sure that some of the set ups were surprise for her mom and dad as well, since they were also able to catch up on their zzzzz’s during the session. I love it when the parents feel comfortable enough to fall asleep during the session and catch up on some much needed rest.
Enjoy Miss E’s sneak peek!
This sweet little girl came into the world at the start of February. Her parents and older sister had been waiting for this day eagerly, and it was quite the celebration when she arrived. Since they have opted for the Baby’s First Year package, I am looking forward to watching this little girl grow over the year.
Our session was so smooth… she slept like a dream, and snuggled in with her big sister for some great poses.
Here are some images from our newborn session:
This little guy was so full of charm. He was such a happy guy for our session, and although I can find 2 month olds hard to predict, Mr. S was so laid back, and happy to do whatever we asked. Put him in a basket, yep, he was okay with that. Give him some tummy time… yep, still good!
I love capturing these moments, as in a baby’s first year they grow SO much.
It’s only the 3rd week of January but I’ve already been busy with quite a few sessions. But this sweet little girl was my first newborn of 2017. She was due to be born on Christmas eve, but had other plans. Despite mom wanting to meet her in 2016, she decided to wait until 2017 to make her entrance.
After seeing mom and dad there is no doubt that these two make gorgeous babies. Enjoy your sneak peek!