On April first, that’s right April Fools Day, my little man turned TWO!
Lyndon is such a little boy already, and definietly no longer a baby. He talks non stop, chases his sister all over the house calling ‘Gully-ga’, since he can’t say ‘Lilly’, and already has a preference for the colour blue. He is still a very serious child most of the time, but has the most wonderful smile and laugh that can melt anyone in his presence. Oh, and given the opportunity, like when Mommy’s back is turned, he will try to beat up Lilly…we are working on that one.
Lyndon’s actual birthday was a very quiet event in our house this year, and I won’t lie there is a little bit of Mommy guilt about that one. We had spent the week before moving into our new house, which is my excuse from not yet having done his official 2 year portraits. Then Daddy and both Grandmas had to work, which is the excuse for no party. No matter how quiet things are though, at a minimum you need to have cake on your birthday. He loved that, well at least he loved the icing! He appears to have a real sweet tooth just like his mommy :)
After I photographed her Mommy’s winter maternity session, I won’t lie, it felt like I had to wait forever for spring, and to meet this little newborn princess! She was well worth the wait though. Isabel was such a dream baby to work with, as she slept for most of our time together. I easily could have stayed all day, just to cuddle this little one. Her big brother Miguel, also had me wrapped around his little finger. He and I had fun laughing and playing together while baby Isabel took a break from the spotlight, and spent some quality time with Mommy.
I have been waiting for this little girl’s arrival for quite some time!Evelyn is the beautiful new addition to the Shandro Family.The Shandro’s, are not only wonderful colleagues of mine, but first and foremost, they are very dear friends of our family.It was a honor and privilege, to be able to photograph newborn Baby Evelyn at just 5 days news. Of course while I was visiting, I made sure to sneak in lots of sweet cuddles too.I’m sure this is just the start of her life in front of the camera, being the daughter of two amazing photographers.
Congratulations Michael and Haley on your beautiful little princess, and to Andrew on now being a big brother!
Lilly spends most of the year counting down until Valentine’s Day. Somehow this heart filled day has earned top spot in her holiday lineup, right behind Christmas of course. She will spend weeks preparing homemade Valentines for all of her Aunties and Uncles. Then the decision on which cards to handout to her classmates is not one she takes lightly. This year she was quite concerned if it would be ok to pass out Princess cards to the boys in her class. In the end, she decided that it would be ok, since they were her favorite.
I’ve put together Valentine’s for both of my little ones, ready for them to find in the morning. However, it was Lilly that surprised me first this afternoon! She and Lyndon returned home from an afternoon at Nana’s, with a plate full of heart shaped cookies she made. I almost had a hard time eating them, but she insisted I have one, and how could I refuse her ;)
This precious little man, is the newest member of our extended family! Jacob, is the beautiful son of my Husband’s cousin and wife. We were all anxiously waiting for his arrival around the holidays, but he had his own schedule and decided to be fashionably late. He was definitely worth the wait, and was such a dream.
Congratulations Sabu and Danette on your beautiful new addition!
As the year draws to a close, I have enjoyed spending sometime, reflecting on the sessions I’ve done over the the past year. I cannot help but smile as I sort through memories I have been able to preserve, and as I remember the clients, old and new, I have had the opportunity to work with. I want to thank each and everyone of my wonderful clients, as well as all of my friends and family for such a wonderful 2010! It has been so amazing to be able to pursue doing what I love, and I feel so blessed. As 2011 draws near, I am so incredibly excited for what is to come!
Thank you once again, and I wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!
Who could ask for a more perfect Christmas present, than a new baby! All afternoon, Tobias was a little angel, and an expert in front of the camera. There was little doubt though that he would be, especially since his mommy, Rachel Johnson, is such an amazing photographer too! Thank you both for the wonderful afternoon.
Meet sweet, little newborn baby Emma. Her hair, her lips, her tiny fingers….isn’t she just adorable? She had me smiling all afternoon. Not only was she super cute, but at seven days new, she was an incredibly wonderful little model.
Despite the bitter cold and snow this past weekend, I made the journey to Red Deer to attend the Baby Vogue Workshop. It was such an amazing opportunity to meet with others, and to learn from the incredibly talented Jillian and Stephanie!
I am full of fresh ideas, and looking to try out some of the new techniques I learned on the weekend, so I am holding a Newborn Casting Call! Newborn models must be within 5 to 10 days of age at the time of the shoot. A signed model release is require, and those who participate will receive a complimentary session, as well as two digital files (regular pricing applies for the purchase of additional items).
If you are due within the next month or two contact me as soon as possible, so that we can schedule you in! Please feel free to pass this on to friends and family who you think might be interested.
Here are a few of the images I captured on the weekend from the workshop, enjoy!
Christy Wells is an Edmonton photographer, who specializes in weddings, boudoir, maternity, newborn and family photography. Her work has been featured on several blogs including Beauty and Lifestyle Mommy Magazine, Lemonade and Lens, and Lens + Life. Contact Christy Wells Photography for information about sessions in the Edmonton Alberta area.