Ottawa Baby Photographer| Pink Exercise Balls and Flowers

September 17, 2011

I met little Jake and his parents the day that he turned one month. As most photographers will tell you, it’s hard to predict what a session with a one month old will be like as they aren’t quite as “bendy” and they are starting to be more alert. Jake’s parents and I agreed that we would just follow his lead and see what we got! I love that we focused mostly on captures with Jake and hisĀ  parents in these as these are always my favourites from a session.

I was introduced to the magic pink exercise ball this session. At one point during the session it was obvious that Jake was tired but he was having a difficult time getting to sleep. His Mom scooped him up, snuggled him and sat and bounced on the ball. Almost immediately he calmed down and closed his eyes. Something that puts your child to sleep while giving you a workout?! I’ll take two!

The other little story that stands out from this session happened while I was taking photos of Jake and his mother. I went to the window to arrange the curtains and peeked in the backyard. Jake’s dad was back there, with a vase, picking flowers. Apparently he does this often. I thought about what a sweet model this was for Jake as he grows up. Even during busy, somewhat chaotic times (as it can be with a new baby in the house), it’s important to take part in little tasks that we enjoy. When we arrived back downstairs, this was sitting on the table (love the colours!):

Thank you Jake, Aimy and Ian for the wonderful morning. I have enjoyed getting to know you and I can’t wait for you to see your full gallery! Enjoy your sneak peek!

 

Sarah posted the following on September 17, 2011 at 8:58 am.

Beautiful! I love your use of light, and my favorites are also the ones with the parents – showing that connection… LOVE!

Sarah posted the following on September 17, 2011 at 10:23 am.

Love these to pieces Jenn! Beautiful beyond words as always!

Elle posted the following on September 17, 2011 at 10:51 am.

Beautiful!! So intimate and sweet!

kristin posted the following on September 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm.

these are beautiful!!!! sessions with ‘older’ newborns are definitely tricky…but you did an awesome job! I love the more lifestyle feel of this!

Laurie posted the following on September 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm.

OOO these are great!! That eye contact is amazing!

April posted the following on September 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm.

Wow, the color and lighting in these is absolutely LOVELY! Congrats to them on their new baby boy:)

Kristi posted the following on September 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm.

Gorgeous work! Your processing is beautiful and I love that eyes wide open shot…perfect!

Katherine posted the following on September 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm.

What a beautiful baby, and your images capture all that tenderness of such a special time.

Aimy posted the following on September 19, 2011 at 9:33 am.

Oh my goodness!!! Jenn, we are thrilled even with just our sneak peek, these are absolutely beautiful! I love love love the eye contact with Jake in the first shot!

As you know I was a little nervous as we were discussing doing more interactive shots with us and Jake and about being too critical on the pictures with me in it since I’m still carrying quite a bit of extra weight (for me) from the pregnancy but all that goes out the window when I see these intimate shots with my little man :) I’m so so happy to have these…

We can’t wait to see the rest of our gallary… thank you in advance for your work, you were so great to work with, you made it smooth and easy for us and you’ve given us a gift that we are sure to cherish for a lifetime :)

Aimy posted the following on September 19, 2011 at 9:37 am.

Oh my goodness!!! Jenn, we are thrilled even with just our sneak peek, these are absolutely beautiful! I love love love the eye contact with Jake in the first shot! As you know I was a little nervous as we were discussing doing more interactive shots with us and Jake and about being too critical on the pictures with me in it since I’m still carrying quite a bit of extra weight (for me) from the pregnancy but all that goes out the window when I see these intimate shots with my little man :) I’m so so happy to have these… We can’t wait to see the rest of our gallary… thank you in advance for your work, you were so great to work with, you made it smooth and easy for us and you’ve given us a gift that we are sure to cherish for a lifetime :)

Melissa Klein posted the following on September 19, 2011 at 10:28 am.

These are so beautiful! I can’t even pick a favorite – seriously gorgeous work!

Sarah posted the following on September 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm.

Stunning. I just the the interaction that you have captured between baby and parents.

Leanne posted the following on September 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm.

Just gorgeous Jen. Just the moments of this special time Families want to remember. Real, intimate, wonderful Images.

Nikki M posted the following on September 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm.

Beautiful! I love the ones of Jake and his parents!

Robbie posted the following on September 19, 2011 at 11:53 pm.

Love them all but that wide awake shot is just perfection. Awesome!

Helen posted the following on September 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm.

Beautiful photos. I Love the sparkling of the eyes in the first picture and the relaxed atmosphere that all the pictures portray.

Krissy Allori posted the following on September 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm.

Really beautiful. Gorgeous use of light.

CJ Wilkes posted the following on October 5, 2011 at 2:30 am.

I love the last 2 images with mom and dad holding baby. These are precious!

Amber posted the following on October 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm.

Jenn, you are such an inspiration to me. These are incredible, as usual!

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