The S Family – Wainwright Family Photography

It feels like it has been quite some time since I have updated the blog! And what’s better for a fresh post than a special birthday wish from my nephews to their Grandma! (Happy birthday from me too Mom!)

In honour of your St. Patrick’s Day birthday the minions (plus their owners…) decided to have a green themed photo adventure!
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Since the weather has been absolutely beautiful lately we decided to pop outside for a couple extra Irish photos.

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Sending you all the luck and happiness in the world on your birthday Mom!

❤ Laura

Ryder & Jackson – First Birthday Cake Smash

I feel like every year seems to go by a little faster than the year before – this year definitely takes the cake though.
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And while we’re talking about cake…. Ryder and Jackson LOVED their cakes made by Colby Mainville!
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Lil’ J got a little crazy with the icing and wasn’t quite sure how to react. Poor little guy was feeling a little sick for a moment or two here.
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He got over it though… lol
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And Mr. R was pretty keen about this whole experience – and somehow stayed ‘kind of’ clean… In comparison to his brother anyways.
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This whole session lasted no more than 20 minutes – and it was 20 minutes of full laughter from everyone who was watching. It was quite the event with lots of spectators. A special thanks to the guys at the fire hall for your help with the cleanup. You guys all rock!
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And another special thanks to my dad for taking some of the photos as well as these ‘behind the scenes’ shots.

Mr. R has taken to finding being told ‘No!’ pretty funny… The kid was busting a gut when I told him not to touch my WHITE backdrop with his icing covered fingers!
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Happy birthday Minions! I love you as much as you kids love cake (well… probably more than that actually…)
❤ Auntie Laura

Ryder & Jackson – Firefighters in Training

For the munchkins 11 month portraits they wanted to hang out with their daddy and get a bit of a head start into their future career as firefighters. This is what came of their ‘Day with Dad.’

Some very special teaching moments. ❤
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I swear lil’ J is telling us – “Firefighting is serious business ya know?”
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Each boy took their own turn driving the truck – Big shoutout to Ian Strachan for lending his daughters firetruck for this session!

Ryder

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Jackson

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I call this one – “Jackson asleep at the wheel.” LOL! Ryder wasn’t overly happy about his brother driving at this point in time.

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These last ones here of the boys with their daddy just melt my heart. Can you see some future firefighters here or what?!

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Miss Bailey – Wainwright Graduation Portraits

Miss Bailey and I started out her photo session in the studio for a couple quick photos before we headed outside. We had a gorgeous day with blue skies and fluffy clouds.

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Then after Bailey’s individual photos we met up with her brother and sister to end off the session with some sibling fun.

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Wishing you an early congratulations on your graduation Miss Bailey!

Miss Kate – Wainwright Graduation Portraits

Miss Kate wasn’t kidding when she told me her dress was very sparkly! I am literally still finding glitter in the studio, on my porch, and even my car! I think her beautiful dress is actually following me everywhere I go. 😉

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Kate mentioned to me during her session that their grad class has a bit of a rustic/vintage theme this year. This particular location seemed to fit that theme quit nicely. Hopefully I didn’t make her too nervous as I climbed around like a monkey to capture these bird’s eye view shots.

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Thanks again for hanging out Kate. Keep smiling that beautiful smile! I’m excited to see you at your graduation ceremony next weekend. Congratulations!

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Ryder & Jackson – 10 Month Portraits

These two honestly get more adorable every single day and it’s getting more and more difficult to narrow down the photos from their sessions!

Their 10 month session was done in two stages. Ryder was up first while his brother was having a nap!

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Check out this lil’ man’s smile! It melts my heart. You can’t see it here – but he’s got his first tooth hiding in there!
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Both of the boys are loving their new talent of standing – and Jackson especially loves sitting…

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Lil’ J tells the most hilarious jokes. He even finds his own jokes pretty funny.
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And this is officially my longest post ever… these kids need to stop being so darn cute. (I’m kidding of course!) They do need to stop growing up so quickly though! I have this funny feeling that there won’t be many more posts before they are running around in these sessions. Which means these sessions might suddenly become a little bit harder with them running around.

The face Ryder is making in the second row of this series is one of his favorites.

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Also… Sorry Jackson, but this face?!!? LOL!

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Truman – Wainwright Easter Bunny Sessions

This handom man was a blast to have in the studio. His smile and amazing personality shone through. He had so much fun he didn’t even want to leave afterwards. It melted my heart when he gave me a huge hug goodbye.

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Miss Kaycee – Wainwright Newborns

I had the pleasure of hanging out with this sweet little girl when she was 5 days new. She was so cuddly and cozy – I think she only opened her eyes to check things out once or twice.
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Easter Bunny Sessions by L Smiley Photography

I had a bunny come hang out in the studio – AND a bunch of super sweet & adorable kiddos!

With the snow melting this week it seemed like the perfect time to have some fun Easter themed sessions. Thanks so much to Miss Scarlett for lending her bunny Blueberry Muffin to me for the day! I loved my little ‘Pet for a Day’ experience.

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