Ivy June : My first go at Newborn Photography

One of my best friends and her husband spent years, thousands of dollars, and experienced endless heartache, before this little angel, Ivy June, arrived and I am so honoured to have been the one to photograph her.

We did the pictures here in my home studio on Canada Day, July 1st, 2014, at 5 days old and now Ivy June is officially my first newborn photography post.

I should note that I almost got pooped on, but I didn't even care because I LOVED photographing Ivy so much!!!!! And I'm talking major poop - like, it almost hit me in the eye.





Pretty Girl

I've been focused on food for so long that I was a little nervous about photographing Erin, however, as soon as my camera was in my hands, my nerves steadied and I got beautiful photos of a beautiful girl. We shot these, and the pictures of Erin reading Lady Chatterley's Lover in the blog post below, early in the morning hoping to capture some of the 'golden hour' light.










Normally, I wouldn't use a house as a backdrop, but the light was so gorgeous I said screw it.











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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

My Aunt Sharon is incredibly thoughtful. One week before every occasion or holiday - birthday, anniversary, Halloween, Christmas - a beautiful festive envelope arrives in my mailbox. Tucked inside, a sweet, carefully chosen card and a lovely handwritten message.

I love getting those cards. In fact, Sean and I got one just yesterday for our 4th wedding anniversary, which is next Friday. Every time I open one of Aunt Sharon's cards I think, 'I want to send beautiful cards to people I love!'.

The thing is, I always mean to send a pretty card to Auntie Sha and others, but... I procrastinate... then I forget... then the occasion passes and I feel like a big turd.

And so, I think it was perfect timing that Food Bloggers of Canada recently posted a member's opportunity link to*. 'Ok', I thought. 'This sounds intriguing.' I clicked over to Minted and the first thing that caught my eye were their Photo Christmas Cards -

Isn't this one cute? I mean, I know it's got people on it, but don't you think it would look super sweet with one of my Holiday Baking pics, like the one pictured above, and the recipe on the back?

I also really like this one. It's got a red and white chevron pattern on the back. I'm a sucker for stripes, especially chevron.

As I began to dig a little deeper, I realized that Minted is not just cards.

Oh dear.

How much do you LOVE this Kitchenaid mixer art print?!?

Or this?

I want to make any excuse to have a party with these decorations.

Solid gold Washi tape. Heavenly.

Tissue Paper Fans! SO PRETTY.

It's decided. I need this journal.


What started as an idea to get ahead of the game and order some Christmas Photo Cards is now looking like my Christmas wish list.

Can somebody please tell my husband?

You can find Minted online, and on Twitter @minted.

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