It wasn’t along ago that I made the announcement that I would add to my existing role as a wedding photographer.  In August 2016 I adopted the role of Toronto lifestyle photographer and I couldn’t be happier with that decision!  Just scroll through these images of Kathryn’s lifestyle maternity session and you’ll see why.

The session was scheduled to start at 10 but like any mom-to-be who also has a toddler, things were running a wee bit late.  Kathryn was still putting on her makeup when I arrived; it was scattered on the kitchen table as she ran around multi-tasking like the world’s most amazing super hero.  Did I mention she looked fabulous while doing this, even without the makeup on?

Her little guy decided he wanted to paint too.

… paint… makeup… what’s the difference?

Although the session hadn’t technically started yet; my role as a Toronto lifestyle photographer is to capture what’s happening as it’s happening.  Uninterrupted.  Genuine.  Full emotion.  When the little guy grabbed the makeup and started “painting”, I grabbed my camera and started capturing.

This is an honest glimpse into their world.

This is what lifestyle photography is about.

 

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Lifestyle photography is the perfect style of photography when little kiddos are involved.  It allowed them to really be themselves.  There’s no posing; no rules to follow.  If you want to hide under some pillows in the middle of a session, then you can hide under some pillows in the middle of the session.  You do you, little guy!

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As Kathryn anxiously awaited the arrival of her baby, her little guy was learning how to be a big brother.  So many times throughout the session he turned to his mommy and hugged his sister, ie: mom’s belly.  He’s a very protective big brother and his little sister is very lucky to have such a wonderful protector.

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xoxo