In-home newborn sessions are one of my favourite types of lifestyle sessions! It's always so fun to watch mom + dad gush over the new baby, and so heart-warming to see how the other children in the home interact with their newest sibling. I love getting to capture the tiny details of each baby - their arm rolls, the tiny toes, their little fists. I love getting to see how mom or dad designed the home - why they've chosen staple pieces or pieces of artwork in certain parts of their home. I love watching family members interact each other and have fun and be care-free.
You bet I got to witness all of that as I documented The Gillinghams. Major & Noa are so evidently bffs - it was fun to capture them be silly with each other and to watch their parents teach them how to be gentle with their new baby brother.
in-home newborn session
We received a thunder storm warning the day of the Cartwright family's session. We were another hour away (in London) and had no idea if Grand Bend would be subject to the same thunder storm warning. I mean, you think it would, right? It was a hard decision to either follow through or postpone. We all decided that we would continue on and it was the best. decision. ever!! There were just enough clouds to keep the light even, but still enough sunlight to get that magical glow. The beach was practically empty due to the weather warning, which worked out perfectly for getting some amazing beach shots without being surrounded by other people. The Cartwright family looked absolutely perfect and made this whimsical beach session a dream come true!
grand bend beach
"Ariana did a maternity session for us and I have never received such beautiful bright and airy photos! They were amazing, and will soon be blown up and hung all over our walls!
You can tell she is very passionate about photography and it certainly shows in the final product. On top of it all, her personality makes the whole experience fun."
whimsical maternity session
"It has been such a joy to have such beautifully captured moments of our growing family. Ariana is so fun to work with and makes being in front of the camera so natural and easy. She even manages to get perfect shots of my daughter when she is being super stubborn and uncooperative - that's pure talent! She really does have an eye for those perfect little moments."
maternity session at guildwood inn gardens
"Ariana & Alex always make our photo sessions fun. It's such a relaxed and happy environment. They give off such good vibes starting from the minute you meet them. I have had a few different kinds of shoots with them and in each one they made sure I was comfortable. My daughter always has a ball with them them, and trust me toddlers/babies don't always like to cooperate with photos!
I absolutely love their work! They really captured my love and happiness! I don't have to fake smile with them, and that's probably the best part! It's always so fun and I'm constantly laughing."
mommy & me session
Kinga & José were the winners of our giveaway celebrating that Ariana went full time with the business! They greeted us with the cutest donuts from Sunshine Doughnuts, a Burlington-based donut & coffee shop.
It was the most beautiful summer day. The sun peaked perfectly between the trees. Their outfits reflected their great taste in style, but still allowed them to be the adventurous and fun couple they are. Dundurn was the perfect place for elegance & exploration.
dundurn castle anniversary session