Welcome to the Green Apple Photography Blog. By viewing my stories and images, you will get a glimpse into my shooting style and personal experiences. My mission is to get you excited about your family portraits, about the moments I capture of your gorgeous children and the beauty of your pregnant body. I want you to share them with your friends and family and to see quality and artistry in every image.
For the many people who share their comments, stories, and lives with me, thank you!
It wasn't so long ago that: you needed to lower them into the crib, their hair was all fluffy, those little socks were always slipping off, you taught them to smoosh their first birthday cake, they smiled with just 1 tooth in their mouth, you watched them take their first step, you got to buy them those cute little baby shoes, But there are so many more memories to make, right ... right?
Seriously - where does the time go? Enjoy these photos from the same family only a few short years apart.
Has it happened to you too? Did your babies all of a sudden turn into kids, and your kids turn into independent people in the blink of an eye? Me too. How did this happen? Why do I feel like I missed something?
I was recently reviewing some of the content on my website and a video I created for clients to get to know me better still hits home. And seriously hits home. At the time I made this video my youngest was still saying "I wuv you" and well, now... not so much with the cute toddler voice.
Sheesh...I can't even tell you how quick that felt.
What is your favourite thing your kids do right now, that you know won't last forever?
In the spring I met up with a good friend at a baby show I was attending. I like to make connections with new moms and also others in the industry. She was expecting her second and was telling me her plans for a home birth.
I lit up!
I have been really wanting to photograph a home birth for some time - just to see what it was like and whether it was a good fit for me, my family and my business. Plus Natasha knew that I hadn't done it before and we were both on the same page about scheduling and the fact that she has babies like I do - in about an hour or 2.
One beautiful June morning, I got a text from her. I had just enough time to drop the kids off at school, head over to her place and capture this amazing experience. I bawled when little Natalie was born and stared at this woman who, to me, was so beautiful and courageous in that moment. I could go on forever about how wonderful this was, but I'd rather share the images with you. Please enjoy.
Also, for privacy I have not included any images of the actual birth - I've decided to keep those especially for the family to enjoy.
I love summer!!! Seriously these warm, glowey summer nights are just what I need. I photographed this family earlier this summer and it was such a fun session. We ran around, played soccer and just plain had fun. And I got up close and personal with their beloved dog.
And their wall design - wow!! I can't wait to see this in their brand new kitchen (currently under renovations).
Sarah and Steve, Thank you so much for inviting me to photograph your wonderful family. These are truly what real families are made of. Please enjoy a few of my favourites.
Like many of you, I love spending my summers outside. On the deck with a good book, my kids running around in the yard and a cool breeze passing by. We also enjoy exploring and hiking. This summer we are tackling "Ontario's 17 best hikes". I'm really looking forward to discovering more of this province.
I also enjoy my vegetable garden. It grows a little bigger each year and I plant anything from onions to cantaloupe. I'm looking forward to the harvest this year.
As I've been sitting on my deck lately, I've been thinking more and more about how I can create a "living space" outdoors. How can I make it more comfortable and visual. Did you know that your photography doesn't just need to be enjoyed inside? There are lots of products that can be hung outside on your deck or wall. I've met with a local supplier and we looked at all the options for outdoor products and how to care for them (note: some products need to be brought in over the winter). What a great way to extend your living space outdoors. So while you've got a cold drink in your hand on the deck, you can enjoy a few family memories too!
Here are a few images I captured while enjoying the great outdoors. If you want to learn more about the products I have available for outside, please contact me today!
I'm seriously in love looking at these in-home newborn photos I did of this little man. He gave me a run for my money at the start, but Dad is going to love these guitar images we managed to capture. So awesome!
Safety Note: Mom was fully supporting baby while he was on the guitar. I removed her hands in post-production to create the final image.