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Simcoe County & Muskoka motherhood & family photography

Midland Sainte Marie Park Maternity | Kaitlyn and Alex


June 11, 2018


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Last week, Kaitlyn posted in a local buy/sell group on Facebook that she was looking for a Maternity Photographer! I didn’t recognize Kaitlyn’s name at first as she goes by her married name, but after a quick glance at her profile, I messaged her right away… “Hi Kaitlyn! Remember me? We used to be in choir together!” … Kaitlyn and I were in choir together about 10 years ago and we haven’t seen each other since!

I went on to mention I saw she was looking for a Maternity Photographer and that I would definitely be interested in capturing her photos! She agreed and within a couple days we had her and her husband booked for their Maternity Photo Session!

Although I try to concentrate on couples, engagements, and weddings, I do enjoy capturing maternity photos every now and then. They are, in a way, “couples” portraits but with a slight difference – a growing baby bump inbetween the couple!

The location was left up to me to decide, and I knew willow trees would make a beautiful setting for their photos! The only problem is that willow trees are not very common in Midland, Ontario. I did, however, know of one place that would have willow-type trees! The last time I was at this place was in Grade 12 (I think) for a photography class assignment. I can say that it is my new favourite place to capture photographs and it is called Sainte-Marie Park which is a part of the historic attraction in my town – Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons.

Kaitlyn and her husband, Alex, arrived shortly after 7:00pm during Golden Hour – the BEST time to capture photos with all of the beautiful, glowy light! You will see what I mean in my photos below. Kaitlyn and I chatted and asked each other what we’ve been up to for the past few years. It was such a great conversation! I learned that Kaitlyn and Alex lived and went to school in the UK for one year (which I connected with because Tyler, my boyfriend, and I did a similar thing a couple years ago)! They also got engaged while in England.

As the photo session began and light conversation was being had, I learned that Kaitlyn found out she was pregnant AFTER she purchased her wedding gown! She went on to say they she had to go back to Kleinfeld New York to pick out a different dress that would accommodate her baby bump on the day of the wedding!

This Maternity Session was truly something special for Kaitlyn and Alex. They are newlyweds with a little baby boy due in a month! Kaitlyn mentioned she is a Nanny so I know that this little boy is going to have the BEST parents ever! He is so lucky, and I cannot wait to see photos of the little guy. Enjoy my photos of Kaitlyn, Alex, and their soon-to-be baby. I had so much fun capturing these photos and these are my favourites from their session!



Look at that beautiful glow! I am so happy with these photos!


Such sweet, sweet love for someone they haven’t met yet!

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