This past fall I had the pleasure to photograph Ashima and her family at the Tree Farm. It was a wonderful mini-session/maternity and I couldn't wait to do it again. Well, I didn't have to wait too long as they welcomed their newest addition to the family not too long ago, Isla. So, before she got to big, Ashima asked if I could come to their house to capture some candid photos of her and her family, especially Isla.
It was such a relaxed and fun session, and the 30 minutes went by almost too fast. I could have easily spent a couple hours there following them around, capturing moments. As soon as I arrived, Chase wasn't quite sure what to make of me, but he quickly warmed up and then it was off to the races with him. The hardest part, as it usually is with kids, was getting him to sit still for more then a few seconds. Of course, this day was also about Isla who was incredibly adorable.
She was the perfect model and I think she only really cried once which was absolutely fine, because I got a photo of it. For this type of session I wanted to get all the different types of emotions. Ashima's whole living room was set up perfectly, and even though she was worried about there being too much blue, I think it turned out fantastic. For Isla, she even had a blanket with her birth date on it. So we laid her upon it and I got a nice overhead photo.
The entire session was simply capturing a day in the life of Ashima and her wonderful family. It was honestly one of my favourite sessions I have ever done. It reminded me more of a wedding day then it did of a portrait session because it was all candid. I think I may start advertising these types of sessions more, because the photos that come out of them are simply awesome.
Lastly, as a nice little bonus, I created a slideshow of the session which you can find at the bottom of this post. This is something new I will be offering all my wedding couples and perhaps I'll introduce it into portrait sessions as well. Thanks as always to Ashima and her family for inviting me into their home and letting me tell their story.