You know that feeling when it feels like you’ve known someone forever? That’s the connection between the McWink’s and I.
I photographed their wedding, encouraged Marianne to follow her dreams of being a wedding planner, watched their oldest daughter grow up way too fast, helped her rebrand her business over an intense lunch date, watched her grow baby number two and one of my favourites was getting to photograph them again as a documentary photographer.
The McWink family has a special place in my heart and now that baby number two has made his arrival, I can’t wait to head home to Ottawa and photograph the again soon!
Their session took place in their home and was filled with some of the sweetest moments. Together they made smoothies, read Ellie’s favourite photo book, and so much more that picking favourites for this post was so tough so a few of my favourite memories from their session below aren’t shown.
I hope when Marianne and Ryan look back at these photos they remember:
- the point when she was able to do up buttons all on her own
- when Dad had to give the couch a talking to for hurting her leg
- how she tooted in the middle of making smoothies and was more than proud to share
- how much she loved looking at pictures of them as a family
- her ‘muscles’ pose
- how she loved playing hide and seek in the closet with Dad
- her cherry tomato filled cheeks
- how she would lick Dad’s nose as karma for teaching her to do just that
- her crazy monkey abilities and no fear approach to life
- how she would stand on Dad’s feet to dance in the living room
Feel free to add some ambiance to the images
“Brad Paisley – Today”
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