Welcoming Lucas | Waterloo Region Baby Photographer

Over the years, we have met families at random events or activities in the community that go on to become regular clients, who we get to see grow and expand their families!  Welcome to the lives of one of those families ❤ They first met us last year at a public event where we were offering Easter photos… and their little guy did not want to sit still for his photo to be taken, but we made an impression on them with the patience we displayed as we captured some adorable shots of him!

flashback to little Logan:

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fast forward a year, and we get the exciting email that they were about to welcome another little one into their lives, and wanted us along to capture the moments!  A maternity session, fresh 48 and a newborn session, we were thrilled to watch this precious family of 3 grow into a family of 4!

Starting with a maternity session at Doon Mills Ruins in Kitchener, we had a fun evening capturing Mama’s bump before the baby arrived.  The excitement and anticipation for this family, after everything they had gone through to have a baby, was absolutely palpable in the air!

The Fresh 48 session is great for families who want the excitement of a birth, without actually having me present for the birth itself.  I come to capture the excitement of new family members meeting the little one in the environment in which they were born.  My Lucas came right on his due date, which made for fantastic planning and timing! When I arrived, Logan was SO EXCITED to show me who had arrived in their family, and was very excited to have a new brother to share his love of hockey with.  Watching older siblings interact with the new baby is hands down one of the most heart warming experiences for me  (yes, even when it isn’t a happy response), the amount of emotion in these tiny little bodies is wondering to watch and experience.

 

9 days later, the family joined me in studio for a formal newborn session as well as family photos, updated with their new little man and a certain big boy who is turning 3!!!

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Welcoming Lincoln | Waterloo Region Maternity, Birth & Newborn Photographer

Working with a family through their entire pregnancy, through welcoming baby and newborn photos, is an unbelievable experience.  Add to this experience that this woman is your best friend and there are bound to be high emotions around the whole thing!  We have captured this family through ALL the highlights in their life, engagement, wedding, maternity, birth, newborn, first birthdays, second birthdays and on… going through this with baby number two added more excitement.

We first welcomed them into the studio for some maternity photos, a few short weeks before Lincoln made his grand appearance!

 

Then came the day that Lincoln decided to make his move!  It was a funny morning… first a text “hey, I’m seeing midwife this morning to try and get things moving” then shortly after “so I think maybe things are starting but I don’t really know, midwife will be here soon” I asked if I should be rescheduling my session I had scheduled for 11am, and got a “no don’t worry about it”

I planned to go ahead with the session, that was thankfully with a friend!  Then came the text… “5cm, but doing okay, come when you can” and only minutes later “Okay, I think you need to come”

as I frantically rescheduled my 11am session, grabbed my gear and headed over to Michelle’s house.  Things went very quickly, yet Michelle was joking and laughing between contractions.  Garrett worked really hard to get that tub filled and ready… but all for naught, Mr. Lincoln decided he wanted to come, and the water birth was not going to happen!  It was wonderful to capture the moment he arrived (in between being a friend, holding her hand and helping through contractions), and being able to see another little soul brought into the world!

Welcome to your life Lincoln!!

 

Only a week later, Mr. Lincoln joined me in studio for his newborn session!  Like his big sister, he did not want to sleep, but with a little bit of magic, we pulled it off!!

Thank you for having me capture all these amazing moments in Lincoln’s life ❤

xoxo Christine

Birth Photography (HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!) | Waterloo Region Birth Photographer

As parents, it’s so hard to believe when time flies by so quickly, you aren’t really sure where it went.  In photography, we often have the same experience.  Today was one of those moments… I (Christine) did my morning facebook peruse, and was greeted by my facebook “memories”, realizing that it has been one year since I captured my first birth as a professional birth photographer.

Many people ask about birth photography, and are either intrigued by the idea, or absolutely horrified.  When I first met this mom, she was very pregnant, and very adamant that she wanted a photographer there for her birth.  I was beyond excited to see that there is a need for a birth photographer in our community, and even more excited to learn her birth plan and hopes for her birth.  I started the process towards becoming a certified professional birth photographer, and this birth was the one that started the ball rolling.  One year later, here I am, still a certified birth photographer and LOVING it!  It’s not something I do often, but is something I hold dear to my heart.

If you or someone you know is looking for a Waterloo Region/Cambridge/Guelph Birth Photographer, please contact me as soon as possible.  I take very limited numbers of birth clients per year, and the dates fill up quickly!  Birth photography is incredibly beautiful- it is raw, it is emotional and it is real! 4 years after the birth of our daughter and our photos still bring tears to my eyes.  I only hope and pray that my images can do the same for the mamas and babies I capture 🙂

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE MAN!!!

Straight Thru Films and Photography www.StraightThru.ca Info@StraightThru.ca 519-213-0717
Straight Thru Films and Photography
http://www.StraightThru.ca
Info@StraightThru.ca
519-213-0717

xoxox Christine