Thursday, 18 May 2017

group family photos for grandpa's birthday!

Whether we're together for a morning brunch, an afternoon birthday celebration, or an entire holiday weekend, there's one thing my brother and I can guarantee to hear from our Dad:

"Let's get a picture of all 4 kids before you go!"

It's usually said right as we're packing up to leave, with one kid having a meltdown, one kid wearing no pants, and all four of them riding a sugar rush from one of Nana's after dinner ice cream cones. 

Scott and I usually make eyes at each other like, "oh here we go..."

This year for Grandpa's birthday, we decided the best gift we could ever give would be a professional photo shoot of our family. I knew Charlotte would be a great choice because of how wonderful she is with kids, and if anyone could get four kids under six years of age to sit side by side, it would be her. 

So at 10:00am on Good Friday, everyone showed up clean and dressed in neutral colours, ready to make it happen. An entire bag of jelly beans was used to get these kiddos to do whatever we asked of them. 

Thank you Charlotte for these beautiful photos of our family! 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

iphone photos from april

April was a short month for iPhone photos, likely because it was a huge month for real camera photos. We had group family photos done by my friend Charlotte on Good Friday, Cooper's birthday photographed by Jess on the Saturday, and I took lots of photos of the kids having a tea party and playing outside. 

Even though it feels like a short monthly post, I know that April was jam packed with good stuff all the way through. 

The weather was FINALLY starting to turn around!

And the last of Cooper's party prep filled the first two weeks. 

I prepared for and hosted the AMAZING Instagram workshop and it was a smash! 

It was the perfect space for such a great group. 

A little bit of group family photo shoot mayhem in the parking lot. 

Easter morning at Nana's house! The 4 kids did a great job finding all 64 surprises. Thank goodness the Easter Bunny left a note so we knew how many to hunt for!

One last date with Katelyn before she had her baby girl <3

Brookfield hosted a movie day for all families with little ones. Both Coop and Jilly sat through the ENTIRE movie (Smurfs!) and loved it. 

A great date with my love at Via Cibo. We would highly recommend :)

Photographing the new space at Kennedy Events! 

Until next month!