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Photographers in most parts of Ontario have been given the official go-ahead to work again (insert happy dance). So socially-distanced outdoor sessions have commenced. And I could not be happier about it. I kicked things off with Marc & Kayla and their beautiful family. They were celebrating the purchase of their first home plus their little guy’s first birthday. Lifestyle family photos were a perfect way to mark the occasion(s).

You might remember Marc & Kayla from their City Hall wedding last spring (you know, this one)! They had plans for a big backyard weddings this July, but decided to make it official at City Hall last spring before their son was born. And now, with their big backyard celebration being postponed because of COVID, it really was the perfect excuse for them to celebrate their little family with some updated photos.

The weather was perfect. They snuggled, and laughed, and tickled, and swung in the backyard, and I think we got some really sweet photos for them to remember this crazy time by. And while their backyard wedding celebration will have to wait, at least they’ve got each other. And if these last few months have taught us anything, it’s to hold on tight to the ones you love.

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Contact me ( for more information about outdoor lifestyle family photos! Lifestyle sessions can be for families, maternity, couples, individual portraits, etc. I’m looking forward to capturing lots of beautiful moments this summer.

Carley, xo


Ps. CDC guidelines for protecting yourself & others can be found here. Please know that I take all necessary precautions for our session to be as safe as possible!