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Baby Harlan

Congrats to the sweet Mcmeeken family who just got a whole lot sweeter with their latest addition to the fam. This lil bundle of cuteness was my easiest model to date, just snoozing right through 90% of his entire shoot. I think baby “H” gets his good looks from his parents but he might get his sleeping skills from Papa John.

Thanks to the Mcmeeken family for inviting me into your home and letting me photograph this precious moment in your family’s life. He sure is a lucky boy ❤


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Baby Reed

Mmmm…that new baby smell!  Ahhh…those chubby legs!  Grrr…those interrupted nights!  Welcome little baby Reed!

We are so happy to have a beautiful little son to add to our family.  He is such a happy & content little guy…which makes me sooo happy and content!  When I pick him up in the mornings and he gives me that huge smile…that’s a feeling that no amount of caffeine can give me!  His looks are changing everyday…so for now it’s hard to say who he looks like.  But in my eyes…he is the cutest baby around!

I had forgotten all those new baby things…like holding in a cough or sneeze so you don’t wake the baby…praying that you hit every green light so the car doesn’t stop and the baby stays sleeping….pretending that spit up and saliva on my shirt is a new fashion accessory…and staring in amazement that something soooo beautiful can be trusted in my arms.

I was nervous of how Dre was going to react…but its been incredible to watch this sweet bond form between the two of them.  Reed always has a huge smile for Dre and loves to sit and watch him play cars.   Dre always makes a beeline for Reed as soon as he hears a squeak and loves ‘helping’ burp him or push him in the swing.

I love my 2 sons and right now they require my full attention.  So I’ve decided to take a bit of a break from the blog. We started the blog as a fun way to share our life and photos…and right now I’m just finding it to be another thing on my list of things to do. So…for now I will be an ‘editor at large’.  However…we DO have something planned to fill my place…so keep checking back!







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Oh Canada!

Always so much memory making when back home in Saskatchewan.  Boat races in the stream, swimming and story telling over the fire.  Snake/frog/moose hunting, valley exploration and food (pizza pops), food (Old Dutch chips), and food (fish head soup)!  And it wouldn’t be a trip to the Petays house without a boom and something flying through the air.    instagram2









AND this happened!!  Our large family is hard to get together all at one time much less convince everyone to pose for a family picture!  When planning our trip home it didn’t look as though we’d all overlap at any point.  So this actually wasn’t suppose to happen but here we all are…together for a couple of hours AND making time for a family photograph!


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Vacation in the Valley

Ahh…Vacation! Sorry if the blog has been a little slow the past few weeks. We have been enjoying time by the pool, by the BBQ and a lot of time avoiding mosquitoes! The WHOLE Petays family -along with husbands, kids and some cousins were able to all get together and it was an absolute BLAST!!!

Here’s a few fun shots from Saskatchewan.

Melissa and I have done a few fun shoots together which we will post once we get home….its been a blast to be creative together and see what we come up with!

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