When I got pregnant, everyone told me how many new mom friends I’d make. I had no idea how absolutely true this would be! Sarah and Brooklyn began as Library Friends, and quickly became Weekly Brunch Friends, Christmas Activity Friends, and Birthday Party Friends. It was such a pleasure to meet up with them this past week for a Mommy and Me session! Sarah wanted Chilliwack Christmas tree farm photos, so I took them to Woodsong Christmas Trees in Lindell Beach.
The day was perfectly misty, with an etherial feel to its stillness. Paul, one of the owners of the farm, was gracious enough to let us come by mid-week when they weren’t yet open to the public, so we had the entire property to ourselves to explore and take photos in. One of my favourite props this season is a hand carved antique style wooden children’s sleigh, which I used for some the photos of Brooklyn by herself. My second favourite props this season? Three gorgeously soft plaid blankets, perfect for laying on the ground or wrapping up in for snuggles.
The air was fairly chilly, so I kept the shoot to 30 minutes or so. I concentrated on capturing the small things. The wonder in Brooklyn’s eyes as she helped Sarah put an ornament on one of the trees; the look on Sarah’s face as she gazed at her daughter. I just loved seeing the two of them interact together! This age is so incredible to watch, because everything is still so new, but at the same time, they’re able to start actually taking part in the world. My favourite shot of the day was a photo of Sarah helping Brooklyn put an ornament a tree only about a foot or so taller than she was. It was such a sweet moment!