Thursday, November 25, 2010

Beautiful Kaitlyn! | Milton Newborn Photographer

This beautiful baby girl is Kaitlyn. She is 4 months old and a very happy girl! :) She loves to chat and smiles a lot. But when she sees the camera, she stares at the lens and my camera strap! :) She is such a cutie and it was a pleasure to meet her and her mom today.

I first read about Kaitlyn at an article in the local paper. Kaitlyn was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis several weeks after she was born. A lot of people are not aware what Cystic Fibrosis is, yet..

Did you know that?
one in every 3,600 children born in Canada has cystic fibrosis
- 60% of people with cystic fibrosis are diagnosed in the first year of life, and 90% by age 10
- 3,600 children, adolescents and adults attend specialized cystic fibrosis clinics
- one in 25 Canadians carries a defective version of the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis
- more than 50% of people with CF carry two copies of the most common cystic fibrosis mutation, ΔF508
- more than 85% of all people with cystic fibrosis carry at least one copy of  ΔF508
- there are over 1,700 mutations in the gene responsible for CF
- in the 1960s, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend kindergarten
- today, half of all Canadians with cystic fibrosis are expected to live into their 40s and beyond
- the number of Canadian adults with cystic fibrosis (aged 18+) surpasses the number of children with CF

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis. CF is a multi-organ disease, primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. A build-up of thick mucus in the lungs causes severe breathing problems. It may be difficult to clear bacteria from the lungs, leading to cycles of infection and inflammation, which damage the delicate lung tissues.
Thick mucus also blocks the ducts of the pancreas, preventing enzymes from reaching the intestines to digest food. People with CF must consume a large amount of artificial enzymes (average 20 pills a day) with every meal and snack, to help digest and absorb adequate nutrition from food.

And now... some highlights of our session today! :)

...  and.. Merry Christmas!!! :) Exactly a month away from today! :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Babywearing Mama :) | Milton Newborn Photographer

I met Steph almost 4 years ago or so when I was looking for baby carriers! :)  I wore my daughter A LOT so capturing Steph and her daughter brings some good memories.. :) Steph has an online store called BabywearBoutique located in Halton!

I have gotten a lot of comments in the past while wearing my daughter.. "Oh, she'll be spoiled!" or "She'll be super clingy" etc.. etc...  On the contrary, one of the benefits of babywearing is that it helps raise confident children. Being in a carrier, close to mommy gives them all the comfort and assurance that they need when they are young. So, they actually grow up to be confident in life. Just ask my UN-shy 4 year old! LOL..

Well, here are some pics of Mommy and beautiful 2week old T..

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Soon to be a million dollar family! | Oakville Maternity and Newborn Photographer

I've never heard of the phrase "million dollar family" until I had my children. I have a daughter followed by my son. Apparently, when a couple have one boy and one girl; it is supposedly a happy & perfect family. Thus called a 'million dollar family'. :)

This family is soon to be a million dollar family! :) Baby girl is on the way.. :) And mom, dad, and big brother are all excited to meet the newest addition who is due to arrive in a few weeks! :)  Soon to be big brother AJ is super sweet, and so in love with his mommy! You will see them in the pics below :)

Here are some pics!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Flamenco dancers ~ Event photography | Milton Photographer

I love and enjoy my job as a photographer! Photographing newborns and children are my absolute favorite! :)  I had the opportunity to volunteer for a fundraising gala for a children's hospice and photographed several pictures of the flamenco dancers.. :) Here's some pics..

Not so little M! {Milton child photographer}

It's always amazing to see how babies grow. I had fun photographing little M when he was a few weeks old and it was so nice to see how he's grown in 5 months!  He is super cute and has a very nice temperament! I love love how he stares at the camera. He loves to smile but for some reason gets serious when he sees the camera! :) We had a mini-session and here are some pics! Ho! Ho! Ho! :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Boys! :) | Mississauga newborn Photographer

It was my pleasure to take pictures of Baby R. His mommy and I have known each other for almost 4 years! We used to hang out a lot for playdates and she is my source for party ideas! :) Not only was I able to capture baby R at 6 weeks.. but big brother M was there too for the shoot. He was so fun to play with and it gives me a glimpse of how boys are, at almost 4yo!

Here are some pics of these handsome boys! :)