The magic is real and it is here. One of the reasons I became a photographer was to capture these moments. It is incredible to think that taking portraits touches peoples lives and makes memories for them to take into the future and to hold on to may be even for the rest of their existence. This is what makes my heart beat faster. This is what makes me get out of bed each morning.
Kids grow and change so quick. Maybe it is not obvious it in the moment, but it becomes clear when looking at the images even from 6 months ago. Their features lean out, the chuncky baby plumsters slowly disappear into active toddlers and before you know it, they are going to their first grade. Every mom wants the time to slow down, but there is no other way to do it other than capture it in the images. Each moment is unique and precious. It is an honour to be able to preserve even one of them.
These particular moments were captured at University of Toronto Mississauga. We settled on this location because the enchanted feel of its pond and the bridge. Inspired by The Book of Flowers and Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker, the mom of these girls wanted mystical and magical forest. This location is beautiful and is also popular among movie makers. This time was not an exception as I hopped with my ‘glamourous' Canon 70-200 2.8 lens over electrical wires that connected to the movie trucks parked right by the pond and the bridge, just to get a good shot. The exact spot is located on the road leading to the Principal’s House.
Nevertheless, the session was a success. The moment was captured. The memory was made. This day of childhood was preserved in time.
Thank you for letting me be a part of this!