It is such a blessing to photograph a couple that I went to school with that have now married and started a family of their own. When we were about fifteen or sixteen, I played messenger for Josh as he had written a letter for Jess expressing his feelings for her. Little did I know at the time, that that letter would blossom into a lifelong romance! Josh and Jess married in 2012 and introduced their son Maverick to the world nine months later.
I have had the pleasure to photograph Josh and Jess’ maternity session, Maverick’s newborn session and to work with Jess on a number of styled shoots. I was thrilled when Jess contacted me about photographing a christmas styled family session. Jess is a stylist and a collector of antiques. She planned the shoot to include some amazing pieces including a mantel piece, a dining table, a chandelier (which hung from a tree! It was amazing!) old christmas coloured suitcases, a vintage pedal car and so much more! There were cherries and berries and fruit puddings and pine cones – a beautiful spread that Jess laid out on the table to create the feeling of christmas in an outdoor home setting. It was gorgeously done!
Check out some more Jess’ styling at a mothers niche.