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Oh my. These two were so much fun to work with! Their beautiful personality and their love for each other was something I immediately noticed when we met for the first time to discuss documenting their birthing day. Of course, like all my birth meetings, after we talked about birth photography and got to know each other a bit, we snapped a few photos. This mama was about 6 months pregnant at the time these first three images were taken. After our meeting and mini session they decided to go ahead and book an Oh Baby bundled collection which included a full maternity session and the documentation of their birthing day. So, 2 months later we got together again to do a full maternity session. Scroll down…

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At 8 months pregnant we went out on this hot August day and headed to Underpass Park. It was such a fitting location for video game themed photos. So colourful and fun. We also snapped some photos around their home. That is the part of the maternity session where most mamas like to embrace their new beautiful body. It’s so temporary and it’s so special. Definitely something you won’t want to skip documenting. Scroll down to see…

toronto maternity photographer
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Underpass Park
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maternity boudoir

Not long after our maternity session I got “the call!” It was baby time!! I arrived at the hospital and these 2 were riding the contraction roller coaster. You could sense the relief and feeling of safety when the midwives arrived. It was like at that moment she could surrender and it was not long after that it was time to push her little baby out in to the world! It was an incredibly beautiful and emotional birth. Scroll down to see some of my favourite images from their birthing day!

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Canadian birth photographer
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Toronto Birth Photographer
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Riverdale Midwives
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There was a loooot of love and support between this couple. They make quite a team! And I imagine in no time at all they will be having the sweetest Mario Parties! Thank you so much you three for letting me share your story! And thank you all who stopped by to read it!

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Maternity Sessions Before The Big Day

When people contact me about documenting their birth, I always suggest we get together! It's good to meet, get to know each other a little bit. We chat about your expectations and desires and chat about my process and the experiences I have had. Then we take a walk around the neighbourhood and snap a few photos.  I think it's nice to get a glimpse of yourself through my eyes and to do a little run through before fully committing to having the biggest day of your life documented. I want you to be sure of your decision, and I want you to feel at ease about me being there, and trust that I am capturing your day perfectly. More or less, I want to make sure we're a good fit. I am 100% there to document your day, but it's not uncommon for me to grab water, or hold a leg, or help put on slippers, or just cheer in the background because with birth, you gotta roll with it! Birth is beautiful and kinda unpredictable. If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram you'll know that I am pretty passionate about birth. I believe that all women should be given more control and more information about their own birth and more support in their options. I wholeheartedly support all women in their birthing choices, so whatever happens, whatever you decide, I will support you.

These 5 sessions below are people I met with pretty recently. Three of these couples have had their baby already and 2 have not. Jesleen is due over the holiday season, and Sandra and Pawel will be parents any day now!! So send all those birthy vibes their way! 

 

Jesleen

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Sandra & Pawel
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Kim & Mark
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Tuyen & Edward
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Aala & Ahmed
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