MESSERVEY FAMILY by Joanna Crichton

I am so lucky to be working with amazing families like this.  They wanted to celebrate the arrival of their baby boy, Drew.  I was welcomed into their home and could immediately feel the love between them, as evidently seen in the photos below.  Thank you for asking me to document such a special time in your lives:)

GARRETT FAMILY by Joanna Crichton

I feel fortunate to work with this sweet family a second time.  Our first session took place in their home while Beth, Matt and Sacha eagerly awaited the arrival of their new family member.  This time we explored Sunnidale Park in Barrie, where I met their darling addition, Eileen.  The colours were still alive amongst the trees as we strolled and shared stories of parenting challenges and life aspirations.

Hannah + Rob by Joanna Crichton

I loved working with Hannah and Rob, who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first babe. This talented couple are both teachers, but I also discovered that Hannah is an opera singer, while Rob plays for the Canadian rugby team. We nestled in the ambience of their cozy home, and then headed outdoors to enjoy the last days of autumn.

FOREST ENGAGEMENT by Joanna Crichton

I have been friends with Neil for about five years and was over the moon when he asked me to document their big day next summer.  Bri and Neil enjoy the outdoors as much as I do so naturally we decided to wander into the forest for their engagement session. Bri and Neil fit together effortlessly as we explored and laughed a lot.  

LOLA & THEO by Joanna Crichton

The day scheduled for Claire's outdoor family session in Toronto, was chosen by Mother Nature for rain.  We made the most of it by staying cozy inside and then was led to the backyard by Theo, her toddler, to play in the warm showers. Ollie, their adorable dog, was on our heels with every move we made:)

PRECIOUS HAYDEN by Joanna Crichton

It sure is amazing to see one of the friends you grew up with, begin a family of his own.  It was an honour to be able to capture these special moments for this beautiful family as they welcome their sweet little girl, Hayden.  These new parents couldn't be more in their element, so natural and relaxed - little babe is lucky to have parents like she does!  Their dog, Sadie, didn't leave Hayden's side, giving baby girl smooches whenever she could.     

BABY WAVERLEY by Joanna Crichton

I was lucky enough to work with this beautiful family for the second time as they came back from Australia to visit family and friends and introduce their lovely addition, Waverley.  This laid back family is filled with so much love and was an absolute pleasure to work with again. 

Summer Lovin' by Joanna Crichton

It doesn't get much better than this as a photographer - to work with such a charming family, whose children are all kinds of adorable.  We savoured the summer sunshine, strolled through the forest, and made some memories.

I'LL BE YOURS by Joanna Crichton

Erin and Ryan welcomed me into their stunning Toronto home and within five minutes we jumped into their bed - for professional purposes of course.  These two are perfectly adorable, both being laid back and fun loving.  They suggested we walk along the Humber River for our session, which is where Ryan proposed this past winter.  It is certainly a beautiful spot in the city to relax and enjoy the sunshine and heat.  Of course their gorgeous Great Dane, Monroe, was not left behind and joined us on the adventure too.

SWEET EMILY by Joanna Crichton

Just another day at the office, snuggling newborns.  This beautiful couple welcomed their baby girl, Emily, into their world, who is the sweetest little thing.  Capturing her darling facial expressions was pure joy for me.  Shortly after meeting Emily, I met her furry companion Mia, who stayed close by her side.

THEIR FOREVER by Joanna Crichton

This fun loving couple is celebrating their recent engagement with their adorable one year old daughter.  He proposed ever so romantically. She followed a candlelit pathway only to find him down on one knee.  We basked in the sunshine by the lake and captured this exciting time in their life.  Their beautiful daughter was all smiles the entire session and her delicate red tendrils were to die for.  

Comforts of home by Joanna Crichton

Well, this session included a guitar...need I say more?  It was an absolute pleasure photographing this creative family with talents in music and art. I love capturing people in the comfort of their own home, where they are relaxed and more themselves than anywhere else.  With three dogs and a baby on the way, this family has lots on the go.  But they were easygoing, and needless to say, easy on the eyes.

AN ODE TO WINTER by Joanna Crichton

I want to share one of my favourite winter shoots of this adorable family who are eagerly awaiting the birth of their second child.  We decided to spend our time adventuring in the snow and taking in the crisp, cold, fresh air.  We explored the forest while soaking up nature's glorious sights and sounds.  As a blizzard blows through our town today, perhaps we can bid a final farewell to our striking winter scenery and start looking forward to a warm and colourful spring.  Here's hoping...

BABY SAMSON by Joanna Crichton

Baby Samson has arrived and he is as delicious as expected.  His sweet tiny features replicate that of his big brothers. Michelle and her boys welcomed him into the world in the comforts of their home.  It was an absolute pleasure working with this family for the second time.  The laughter of their boys is infectious and they had me smiling from ear to ear throughout our session.   Wishing you all the best for your beautiful family.  

PRECIOUS by Joanna Crichton

Just one week old and Bowen is just the most precious babe.  He is getting used to his new surroundings and we were lucky enough to catch that adorable grin of his as his big brother cradled him.  This family is so loving and couldn't be more proud of their beautiful sons. Their adorable dog, Debbie, did not wander far from Bowen's side, which couldn't have been sweeter to watch.

LOVE by Joanna Crichton

I have known Michelle for nearly a year and this is what I have learned.... She is a smart, talented graphic designer, loving wife and mother, always looking to learn and grow, down to earth, and not to mention, beautiful.  Shooting her maternity session was an honour and her little boys are too cute for words.  We kept it real and hung out on a winter's morning to capture life before baby number three arrives.