Intimate Maternity Home Session by Joanna Crichton

I absolutely adore photographing clients in their homes. Home is that special place where you are completely at ease with yourself and the ones you love most, which ultimately translates into beautiful memories.  Some people reach out to me and are concerned if their home is ‘good enough’ to shoot a session in.  I always respond that ‘If you have a window, we good!’  When taking photos, my focus is capturing emotions and light, and I don’t worry so much on the perfect background.

I am so thankful that these wonderful and sweet first time expectant parents welcomed me into their home with their fur baby, Reggie, by their side. It is special to me that I can have real talk with my clients turned friends about the hurdles and struggles of parenthood, and of the course, the joys that make it all worth it.   I am honored to share the beginning of your parenthood journey.  Wishing you all the love as you wait for your precious boy to arrive x.

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SUNSET DIP by Joanna Crichton

Upon leaving their car this family, including myself, left our shoes behind.  This simple act confirmed to me that these people are my kind of people. Danielle is a friend, photographer and expecting mama of a baby girl.  Shooting for other photographers is a dream because they are willing to get down and dirty, or perhaps wet in this case for the shot. We wandered the forest lakeside as the sun set and the air was dewy.  Ending the session in the water was pure heaven.

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.

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...

GROWING FAMILY by Joanna Crichton

I absolutely love shooting maternity sessions, and this one was no exception.  The female body is capable of incredible things and it is a beautiful time in a woman's life to celebrate! This mama embraces motherhood and all the changes that come along for the ride.  From the get go, this family welcomed me into their comfortable and relaxed home.  They introduced me to their adorable son, who was a joy to capture.  So looking forward to meeting your baby girl soon!

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.