I'm Dianne, and welcome to my blog! I'm a wedding and family photographer based in Southwestern Ontario, and I just love meeting people in every stage of life, but have to admit that love stories are my favourite! I'd love it if you'd grab a coffee, snuggle up on the couch, and browse through everything that I've been up to lately, and become a part of this amazing DVI community! You can even get to know me and my family!
I'm Dianne, and welcome to my blog! I'm a wedding and family photographer based
photographer based in Southwestern Ontario, and I just love meeting people in every stage of life, but have to admit that love stories are my favourite! I'd love it if you'd grab a coffee, snuggle up on the couch, and browse through everything that I've been up to lately, and become a part of this amazing DVI community! You can even get to know me and my family!
It was a cold snowy day, and I was thankful to be inside with this stunning family of three. Photographed inside a newly renovated bungalow, this Norwich lifestyle newborn session just captured everything that there is to love about a brand new baby. It is hard to imagine that there are any parents out there more in love with their little one then Jolene and Peter. Especially daddy was excited to hold his little man.
Arriving a few days before his due date, but weighing in at around nine-and-a-half pounds, he’s quite the solid little guy. And alert! His eyes were so big and it was amazing to see him take in the world around him. It’s quite something, getting to know this whole new life outside of mama’s tummy, if you think about it!
Jolene and Peter, I’m going to keep this short. You are so blessed to be parents of Brendan and I couldn’t be more honoured to have gotten to capture this new chapter of your life as parents. Wishing you God’s blessing as you learn all the ins and outs of parenting together.
The following part is always my favourite of a newborn session; getting to see how the new parents interact with their baby. There was a South African theme that was prevalent through the whole home. It was a perfect background for this Norwich lifestyle newborn session. Another lifestyle newborn session that I captured a few months ago can be seen HERE
I don’t often photograph newborns anymore as there are so many amazing options in my local area. After this amazing Ancaster, Hamilton lifestyle newborn session, though, I’m so in love! And not just in love with this stunning home, but also with this amazing family, especially baby Connor.
Trevor and Deanna are so excited to welcome Connor William into their home and his adorable nursery. He arrived a little late and already has had many friends and family members doting on him. It was such a sweet time spending a few hours with a squishy little baby and his wonderful parents. Deanna, you’re already such a loving mama, and Trevor; I’m not sure I’ve seen such a doting dad who took on the protective role so quickly. It was so amazing getting to know you, and I hope you love these photos of your Ancaster, Hamilton lifestyle newborn session as much as I do!
It’s been almost a year since my last newborn session, which was of my sweet little nephew. See that HERE!
My little nephew Marshall is the newest addition to my husband’s side of the family, and he is so loved! This Tillsonburg newborn lifestyle session was the first newborn session for me in a while. I was so honoured when Jessica asked me to capture these moments. Marshall’s story begins more than a year ago already…
Brian and Jessica were hoping to have an easy time getting pregnant. But like so many other couples, they had a struggle with infertility. Many doctors appointments, tests, and checkups later they finally had some hope… only to have that dashed with a negative pregnancy test. Deciding to take it easy for a while, they were going to focus on their work and making their house a home (they had just moved). But something was off. Jessica decided to take one more try. She took another test, which to her greatest surprise came back POSITIVE! I cannot even imagine the relief she must have felt.
Brian came home from work and while helping her make dinner, started preparing some Ceasars to enjoy with their meal. Jessica pipes up and says, “Uhm… I can’t have that.” It took Brian a few seconds to understand why she couldn’t have it (the alcohol in it, of course). I believe the story ends up with Brian over the moon to finally be a Daddy. Brian is my husband’s youngest brother and the last of the family to get married and start a family; it’s so amazing to see “little Brian” (or “Norbitt”, as his friends call him) love his little man so much!
Now that they were finally expecting, they were not free of their struggles. Around seven months into her pregnancy, the doctor diagnosed Jessica with acute toxoplasmosis. She kept this mostly quiet to save her friends and family from worrying too much. At the next appointment, the doctor had to admit that there was a mistake; somehow the chart was read wrong, and her condition was not acute. It still warranted a little extra observation, however. At the same time, for no apparent reason, little Marshall’s weight gain started to slow down. And that started to become a problem at every appointment after that. Until just before 36 weeks the doctors decided that the little man was safer out than in.
Just shy of 37 weeks pregnant, Jessica gave birth in London to Marshall William Velthove. He weighed more than they’d hoped at 4lbs 11oz.! He spent eight days in the NICU’s of London and St. Thomas (see him at one day old HERE). When he came home he was only a little below his birth weight. He is now getting close to 6lbs already! According to his Mama, he’s eating like a Velthove and is a very easy baby.
Jessica owns a business making the most gorgeous signs and frames. So it was no surprise that she would enjoy decorating Marshall’s nursery. And she did such a fantastic job!!! It’s so timeless, classic, and it sure made for some adorable images. You need to scroll down to see them!
Jessica and Brian, thank you for allowing me to capture these memories for you; it was an amazing experience and a real honour. Wishing you God’s blessing as you raise this little man, may he continue to be a testament to God’s power and love. It’s such a blessing and yet such a responsibility to have a child of your own, but thankfully we can call on Him for help. We will also continue to keep you and all of our family members in our thoughts and prayers (let’s face it; you can’t ever have too many people praying for you).