I must admit I’m a summer girl, but there is something about a cold winter night and while the snow is falling outside and creating a winter wonderland, I’m inside with my family enjoying life and our time together, putting up the Christmas tree and having some hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music. What could be better? I do long for the days when I can wear my sandals again, cuz I hate wearing socks but I also enjoy this time of year and love watching my boys come home with rosy cheeks and get all excited for Christmas and I think I’m more impatient then they are, as I can’t wait to see them dig into their presents early Christmas morning. As we celebrate Christ’s birth, its a time for giving and loving and being kind and spending time with the ones you love and I just want to take this opportunity and wish you all nothing but love and joy this blessed season.
Although it can get quite cold here in Toronto, I always look forward to doing winter sessions and I just had two of the most awesome sessions a photographer could ask for this past weekend. On Saturday we met up with Amy and her hubby Joe and their daughter Maya, whom we have photographed several times now and each session is more fantastic than the last. Then on Sunday we had such a fun winter session with two great people who shall remain nameless at this point as these pictures will be a surprise Christmas present to a loved one, so stay tune for this session to be posted on Christmas eve most likely.
Saturday was a wee bit cold but we managed to stay warm as we ducked in and out of places through the session. We met up with Amy at the starbucks downtown right across Nathan Philips Square and we actually started there and then headed over to the square from there. Love the big Christmas tree they have there and of course the skating rink and then if that’s enough you can always go a little bit of shopping afterwards at the Eaton’s centre (which we did,lol).
Little Maya was such a trouper, never complained about the cold and I could have photographed her sweet angelic face all day but she needed to go home for a nap, and who am I to stand in between a girl and her nap,lol. I love Amy and have photographed her since she was pregnant with Maya and it always gives me such joy when they ask me to photograph their precious family again. Maya’s image that I took was even chosen to be on the cover of Today’s parent Toronto’s Baby guide, and I know we were both excited when that happened in the spring of 2010. http://www.todaysparent.com/toronto/article.jsp?content=20100415_145127_5016&page=1
People are often hesitant to do a winter session especially with a little one, but this session was a perfect example of how well it can work out, and I highly recommend them as they can be so much fun. Thanks Amy, Joe and Maya it was so lovely to see you all again, can’t wait til next time already!!lol.
This blue hat below was made by a local gal named Bridget Glauner-Rattew and her store is called Noggins 2 piggies, she makes fabulous stuff for the little ones, I will be writing a post about her real soon as I love her stuff, but you can find her etsy store here if you want to check out her creations in the meantime. http://www.etsy.com/shop/noggins2piggies
Amy brought lots of cute hats as well.
We were really hoping it would snow, and don’t you know it actually did start to snow, a little, and I kinda helped the snow a bit in the post processing for a couple of images 😉