These two did something I’ve been wanting to do, got some updated photos of just the two of them….no kids, just them. Jay wore his firefighter uniform and Nicole looked dazzling like usual! They were very fun to work with, like always, even though Jay needed some warming up. But after I teased him a bit, he started laughing and we got some beautiful shots….
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I’ve known Elaine and Matt since highschool, they were highschool sweethearts. I was lucky enough to photograph their wedding, and then when I was asked to photograph the birth of their first child, I was so excited. Everything was planned out, induction was happening in the evening, the next day I had to take the kids to the dentist but I was sure we had plenty of time. Matt texted me when I was leaving the dentist saying she was only a couple centimeters and had just had an epideral. I figured that meant this baby wasn’t coming until the evening. So I took the kids home and started doing some cleaning. It was not much time before Matt texted me and said she was fully dialated (or maybe it was 9cm….I can’t remember, I just know I panicked because I had to drive to Peterborough). I wanted to text back “tell her to keep those legs closed!” but decided not to. I ran out of the house and drove maybe a bit over the speed limit. When I walked into the room, the first thing that happened was Elaine looked at me and said, “geez Jill, could you eat a hamburger or something!?” There she is in labor, and she’s commenting on how I look….And might I add, she looked stunning during and after giving birth. To the point that I wanted to slap that girl! I mean really, who looks that good during labor? Any ways….I didn’t have to wait long before things started really to progress. Matt was a doting husband with the ice chips and so quiet and calm. The parents paced the halls outside, peeking through the window hoping for the nurse to come tell them that little man had arrived! Elaine was amazing, she did what she was told, not one complaint or noise out of her. The nurses were amazing, I’ve never done a birth in Peterborough hospital but was blown away by the care these nurses gave and how well they monitored their patient. Within no time, Jordan came into this world, looking exactly like his dad! I’ve never seen a baby look so much like his dad as Jordan does. And quiet little man, hardly a peep out of him, even when they gave him his needle. And one of my most favorite parts was when Matt and Elaine’s parents and brother came into the room. I thought that room would burst with the love that filled it. I found myself becoming emotional getting to be witness to this family bond. I’ve been around a lot of families with weddings and portrait sessions, and there have not been many that have made me feel simply “wow” when I watched them. That little man is lucky.
So here is the video of his birth (it’s viewer friendly, some of the more personal parts are just for mommy and daddy to watch on their copy) and then his newborn session….
When Iwas doing this maternity session, I was asking how these two met…..Taco Bell. I couldn’t help but laugh, especially since it involved dancing on the table! This mama is a very active mom and told me that she is due on the 13th and has to work up until the 11th…..and it looks like she’s going to make it! (fingers crossed). Here are a few, with newborns shortly to follow.
I love when parents come in with ideas. This mom brought her two kids in for the gone fishing set up, and asked if at the end I could get a shot of her daugther in a tutu that is similar to what I did. I love the shot, I think it turned out great! What’s even better, I was presently surprised with this tutu and a beautiful blue one in the mail last week from this mom. Angela makes tutus and more, her website is http://www.princesstutu.ca you should check it out, such awesome work! Thanks Angela for the gifts, they made my day!
Kennedy was full of energy and expression when she came to the studio. It took a little bit of coaxing here and there, but we got some great shots. She is the typical three year old girl that likes to do it her way and have a reply for everything. She kept me on my toes, but I never mind that….here are a few!
I am so behind in my blogging! Hopefully I can get caught up in the next little while. Eve had to make two trips to the studio, but it worked out because on the second trip daddy came for some photos, and we were able to get more smiles out of her! Although I have to say, when her mommy and her came for their viewing, she was the most smiley I’ve seen her Here are a few…