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A very special family to me |calgary family photographer|

January 6, 2011

Filed in: Children, Families

Happy New Year everyone! I know I’ve been a bit MIA from my blog. I decided to fully enjoy my holidays at the expense of posting. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! I am really excited to share this session with you though. This family is very important to my family for a couple reasons. First, they live right across the street from us. There really is no substitute for a good neighbour, someone you can trust, someone you can borrow and egg from (yes we do this!), someone you know would help you out if you needed it. Second, Shirley has a dayhome and has been taking care of my son two mornings a week since he was one. I literally could not have run my business without her. Yes, sure I could have found someone else but it is so hard to find someone you trust and that you trust your children with and bonus, I can walk him over in my pajamas! (I really shouldn’t do this but 9 times out of 10 I haven’t dressed yet before it’s drop off time). Shirley is the type of Mom that I would like to be, her patience with children astounds me. The language she uses, the games she plays, the crafts they make, the fun they have, the teaching she does, I wish everyone had a Shirley to look after their kids. She randomly will send over baked goods to us. She had each child bake a pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. For December she decided she wasn’t going to charge anyone that month for daycare. Really?? Too good to be true? No, she’s just actually that kind of a person. As you can see in these photos she has a beautiful family that love and enjoy each other immensly. I love that my son has made friends with this family and has such a positive, encouraging person in his life.

**Apples on the tree, love this idea. I so wish I had come up with it! I was inspired by an amazing child photographer in Australia who did a similar session, here’s the link to her work.

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  1. Shirley says:

    Words can not even begin to express my gratitude to you for capturing our family in these beautiful photos. What a gift you have given us. Thank you for this and thank you for all of your kind and thoughtful words.

  2. Sharon says:

    As a person who has known this family for a long time I can truly understand the kind words in your blog. They are remarkable people and your pictures show the relationship that they have with each other. Thank you for capturing these precious moments.

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