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Paris Penman’s Pass Fall Session | The Keatings Family

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This session was perfection, and I’m not sure I’ve ever laughed so hard at a session before! I’m thinking they had more fun than they were expecting, even Matt didn’t complain. This Paris, Ontario Fall Family Session just flew by and I think we can all agree that little Abagail was the star of the show!

Meet the Keatings family, one of the funnest families on my blog so far! Rebecca organized this session for her mom as a birthday gift. Such a great idea! To gift your family with memories made and be able to look back on them is one of the most thoughtful things I can imagine gifting anyone. It’s the reason I love my job. It’s the reason my job doesn’t feel like a job! Anyways, enough said. We met at Penman’s Pass, and for the next hour we walked this adorable little trail. The last of the fall colours were still up in the trees. Fall is almost over, y’all! (At least up here in Canada.)

This was the last family session I have booked for the year. If I happen to get any more that’s okay; but it was an amazing way to end my season either way. It’s been a while since my first session of 2018 (see EDDY & DELILAH’S ENGAGEMENT SESSION). I’ve had some amazing experiences since then! Thank you to this wonderful family (and adorable baby) for making this day amazing for me as well. They were off to a wedding right after this, so they all looked awesome!

Right after this, little Miss A toppled over backwards, and that was the end of that! It was a good thing that it was the end of the session.

Congratulations to these two with baby #2, who hopes to arrive early 2019. Abagail is going to make an amazing big sister! I’m sure Rebecca will have her hands full, but with her obvious joy for life and positive outlook on everything, she is going to be just fine.

This handsome young man works for a chef at the Elm Hurst Inn! Did I ever tell you that it was my dream to be a chef one day? Not so much anymore, I love being home with my family during dinner. Also, I love using my ideas for the people I love, I’d be terrified that I’d start to hate cooking for my family.

It did not take very much to make any of these people to smile, and when they smiled, they just glowed. With happiness, that is!

I mean, just look at her!!! Peekaboo was such a fun new game I taught her.

Extended Family

November 6, 2018

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Fun and Games with Nana and Grandpa at the Orchard | Burgessville Grandparents Session

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When grandparents decide to invest in their children’s future memories by capturing them the way they are today, everyone can do a little happy dance! Because, let’s face it, these memories only become more valuable over time!

I was talking to my own dear mom last week about just that! Saying how wonderful it would be for every child to have an image with their grandparents. Something that becomes so special as time goes on! Something you can use to gift them when years have passed. And something that becomes absolutely priceless as generations go on.

These grandparents were so willing to spend time with their grandkids. Playing tug-of-war, throwing apples, and being tied up (because one silly little boy didn’t want to let go of his rope) were all part of the fun!

It is definitely important to get things done as quickly as possible with this many kids, but, if necessary, there are always opportunities for headswaps! One image required six of them all together!!! So worth it, though.

I’m going to leave it at that. Dick and Lisa, thank you for allowing me this privilege, and I hope you are as excited about these as I am!

These girls are so pleased that they kissed Nana!!!

The size fish that boys can catch vs. the size fish that girls can catch. Too funny!

Extended Family

August 29, 2018

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Extended Family Session at Waterford Ponds

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This wonderful family contacted me a while ago. We had to plan ahead a while, so it was nice to finally capture them after planning their session for so long! Some of them are truck drivers (so they are gone during the week) and others live a few hours away (Barrie), I was honoured to be chosen to capture their family portraits. This Dad is so fortunate to have such amazing kids, I love how they all got along so well. And all the subjects were told that the theme was pastels, which totally suits me (but you knew that!!!).

They were even willing to drive to Waterford, I love photographing at this location! The sky is so open, the air is so fresh! And the sunsets are just gorgeous!!! (See at the very bottom)

This extended family was large, which made it so much fun!!!

These four are just the sweetest, don’t you agree? Their little ones definitely kept me on my toes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I mean, just look at these two!!! All the heart-eyes…

Such a loving Opa!

Another one of my favorite sessions captured at this location HERE!

You can just sense the love between these three, and they way they’re rooting for each other!!!

This little family of three were super fun, but mostly oh-so-kind. Melinda is a talented photographer, which made this honour even more special to me! Check out her business “The Vintage Reel Photography” out HERE on Facebook, and give her a big thumbs up! She’s a super kind human being, and you’re in good hands with her!

Now this little one, though! She is just something else, don’t you agree? By the end of the session, Olivia was blowing raspberries all around and we were all loving it, of course!

This gorgeous couple have been together for 10 months now, and just watching them makes me miss those butterflies I used to get (it’s still there, but more rare) when Bertus and I just started dating.

And these two young ones just loved making each other smile. That hair, though! (Jealous!!!)

I got the whole family involved to get some good smiles from this handsome young man!

And then there was this family… <3

Austin is a pretty proud big brother to Nolan!

Oh, Nolan, you really made me miss that newborn stage! Before you know it, you’re going to outgrow your mama’s arms, but you’ll never outgrow her heart!

With all of Austin’s hearing challenges, I still recognized such a little mischievous streak in this little man!

Family Kok, you were an absolute delight! Thank you for choosing me to capture this time in your lives. It was an honour and I feel blessed to have met you! Stay humble and kind, you’re all amazing people!

Extended Family

July 7, 2018

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I am first and foremost a wife and mother; and am based in South-Western Ontario. While it may seem like I run the business, I couldn't do this without my best friend by my side; my dear husband Bertus. I love photographing anything that shows love and joy, especially outdoor weddings. I am hoping that I can lead the life that God chose for me in His honour and influence many couples in my calling. 

DIANNE VELTHOVE :
SINCERE, INTIMATE, TIMELESS.



DIANNE VELTHOVE : SINCERE, INTIMATE, TIMELESS.