A&M’s beautiful new addition to their family

It’s funny, a few weeks before their shoot and before their beautiful daughter was born, Gi and I ran into A&M when we were shopping in prep for our daughter’s arrival. So when I got the text that the family was home, we set up a date and I arrived at their home to meet and capture some pics of their daughter.
Baby H is a cutie. She has so many expressions and capturing her was easy peasy. We started off in their sweet nursery they prepared for her and worked our way around the house and outside for a bit.

To my friends, A&M – thanks so much again for having me capture this sweet life stage in your family. I’m sure your little one has grown a lot in the last few weeks, but here are some pics when she was only a week old to bring back some memories.

Your Friend,

Leon
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1/23
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One big happy family.

There’s probably only one major thing that sucks about my job – the work hours. It’s not the long hours but it’s the fact that we work on the complete opposite schedule of our friends and family which makes it hard to see people.

M&L and close friends of mine that I don’t see enough of in person. So I was super happy when I heard their family was expecting another addition and was thrilled to capture pics for them. I think for this shoot, I spent an equal amount of time playing catch up as well as taking pics of their beautiful family. Their new addition to the family is super cute and it’s awesome that he has a big brother.

To my friends M&L, always love seeing you guys and thanks so much for this shoot and for your generosity to Gi and I. We’re both extremely happy for your family and will definitely see you guys soon.

Much love, Leon
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1/19
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Bump to Cute Little Baby.

It’s the most wonderful news to hear when your friends are expecting. So when the father to be emailed me the great news back in December, I was truly thrilled for them. I’m so happy I got to capture both the pregnancy and their gorgeous son at his newborn stage. For me, it was just great to see both J&R since the last time I saw them was when we gave them their wedding pics.

I love how they decided to do their maternity shoot at their home as I agree with the saying “home is where the heart is”. We worked around their house and just basically had some fun with the session. Towards the end of our shoot, I loved the fact that we got to get in some snow pics, which properly represented their winter pregnancy and our crazy vortex this year.

Now fast forward a few weeks and here comes this gorgeous little dude. What was perfect about this shoot was that all of the family was over that day and everyone got a chance to be in a picture with the star player. Baby M was picture perfect for the shoot and the Mom and Dad looked great too. To my friends J&R, loved seeing you guys and thank you for letting me capture these precious life stages in your lives. Both Gi and I are thrilled that you guys are parents. Here are some pics from our session.

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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A+T+ Family / New Born – Winter Family Lifestyle Session

This family session had every combination that I love when doing these photoshoots.  First off… our session was in the winter.  The fact that we had snow on the ground was awesome, especially since this year the snow in Toronto was weak sauce (good and bad thing).   With a new addition to their family, Baby E was probably 5 weeks old at the time.  We combined a newborn and family session which are two types of sessions that I love.  After spending the first 10 minutes chatting with A… I knew right off the bat that him and his family were great people.  We also realized the many mutual friends we had aside from Sara who had gifted this session (thanks Sara, you’re the best!)

Baby E was so cooperative for this session and it was awesome that A and his kids were willing to head outside for some pics in the snow… sorry for the suggestion of the snow ball ambush brother =)  I guess, as the snow decreases every year in Toronto.  the good thing is that you guys will have some pics to reflect back one day and say “remember that cold white stuff we use to play with in the winter time…”

As always, sincere thanks A+T & family.  Also, thanks to Sara for gifting this session and always keeping us in mind.  Here are just a few pics to visually story tell our session.

Happy Monday everyone!

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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Welcoming Baby K! Congrats L &L

Baby K is crazy cute…. you will concur when you see the pics.   But before I get into their session I’m going to go a little off topic.  Gi plays Ultimate Frisbee and has been busting my chops to sub /play almost every week since she started.  I would have considered at one point to participate in the “recreational fun” … until I saw L & L play on the field.   “Hardcore” would be the word I would describe them both =) So that being said… I bet any money that baby K is going to have serious talent =)

Gi and I had fun with this session, I mean first and foremost we’re extremely happy for L&L and was stoked to meet little K.  For the session we incorporated some aspects of L&L … as you will see below.  Anyways… lets get to the cute pics.  L&L, Thank you for keeping us in mind for this session and a sincere congrats again on the little one.  You guys make awesome parents.

Your Friend, Leon
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1/23
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Welcoming Little CJ to Our World

Sessions like this really makes me happy.  In 2008, I was honored to have the opportunity to capture L&C’s wedding at the gorgeous Graydon Hall Manor.  When C contacted me about doing newborn pics, I was thrilled to hear from them and I was SUPER happy that they have started their little family.

The newborn session was cute and little CJ was a breeze to work with.  Gi and I totally had a blast with this session.  L&C, it was awesome seeing you guys after all these years – you guys look amazing and big congrats with little CJ.  If my memory serves me correctly …I think your wedding anniversary just passed a few days ago =) That being said.. Happy belated Anniversary and here are just a few pics from our session.  Thanks again!!

Your Friend, Leon
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