Cake Smash | Thornhill Child Photographer

My oh my, look who’s turned ONE!
James did and he’s ready for some fun! 😀

Ok my rhymes aren’t great but this little guys session was!  James seriously rocked his photoshoot.  He was all smiles, loved the camera as you can tell and with those big baby blues, can melt anyones heart.  Which is good with such cold weather we need some warmth in our hearts with this gorgeous boy!

Reaching one is such a huge milestone for our little ones.  First time (usually) eating cake, some just start to learn how to walk, some have their first words.  Lots of firsts and it’s such a privilege to be part of it and watch my little clients develop.  James made his first debut with me when he was just about 4 months, so it’s truly a blessing to see the babes grow so amazingly.

This session was one of my milestone-mini sessions.  Lasted about 35 mins with a TON of amazing and beautiful images.  Can’t wait to see the wall display the family will choose for their.  If anything like their first, it’s going to be a wowser.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES… Here’s to your 1st birthday and to 120 more! XO

{cake by: Cakes by Tanya – www.cakesbytanya.ca}

Bat Mitzvah | Thornhill Mitzvah Photographer

From my last event at the end of 2014, this simcha was an amazing way to end an incredible year of fun, party, dancing and seriously AWESOMENESS of families.  This party was pumping with Bounce DJ who always rock the house and the kid were shaking down the house at The Rox. All in all, such a fun night.

I am now booking for 2015 and 2016.  Contact me at info@focusstudios.ca or 416-888-8775.

Baby Olivia | Thornhill Newborn Photographer

This little beauty rocked her session at 17 days old.  Her daddy and I go way back in our motorcycle days and it was just such an honour to capture this time for their new family.  This session was part of a one on one mentoring session, so Miss Olivia was a model for a day.  Thank you so much for being part of my model call search and I just loooove the photos.

Baby JJ | Thornhill Newborn Photographer

For those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram you’ve seen a ton of sneak peaks from this session.  Probably the most sneak peaks I’ve ever posted from a single session.  I seriously love love love (x3) my job, I get to grow with families and see their tree sprout more roots for generations to come.  This family has been with me now for over 2 years, I just adore them… my jelly bean boys. #lovemyjob Welcome to the family baby JJ.  Can’t wait to see you in the summer all chubby, gummy and smiley… xo

Digital Files | Thornhill Newborn / Family Photographer

Digital files:

I think it’s no secret that I’m passionate about what I do. I love it and I live for it.
It, along with my family is the Why in my life (my “why I do what I do” photo below).

I love to create beautiful images for my clients and I love to know that they will cherish those images forever.

I get asked often about digital files (which are included in all of my packages) and I want to address that topic here and now.

Whilst we live in a digital age and anyone who knows me will know that I embrace that.
I have thousands of images stored on no less than 5 external hard-drives but the images that I cherish, the images that make me pause in my busy day, the images that I want my children to migrate to when they feel sad, or happy, or lonely or simply want to remember a time that they have already forgotten are PRINTED.

Trust me, I know how important social media is today. You’ve seen my post, numerous amounts images go online everyday. But what happens next? What happens when your news feed moves on? What happens when Facebook is no longer a la mode?

My husband and I were watching Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (This is not a spoiler… promise!).  There was a part of the movie that the humans got back their power and Gary Oldman’s ipad charged up and photos of his son came up in a slideshow.  He hasn’t seen those photos in over 10 years, that ipad was the only memory of his son.  It brought tears to my eyes, my husband asked why I was crying…..  if he just had 1 printed photo! (true story)

I am emotional about this topic because it matters. Generations ago we would have sat for hours, even days and weeks to have our portrait painted. These portraits stand proud in homes around the world, in galleries that are visited every day. They provide us with a glimpse of the past and allow a window on lives we’ll never know.

So please… take the time and really think how you would like your legacy to be viewed in 10 years time, or 20 years time or long past your time.
#printitorloseit #yourlegacyinprint #whereareallthefloppydisks

(written by Focus Studios and Family as Art)

Focus StudiosPhoto credit: Lulu Et Elle Photography