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Say hello to sweet baby girl Liv. She was born into a family I’ve been lucky enough to come to know over the past few years, photographing them as they’ve grown now to a family of four. Liv is little sister to Grei and oh does he love her already. I got to spend some time with them this past weekend at their new home and document this special time as they get to know their little girl.

Many thanks and congratulations, Mike and Kerri!

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Somehow two months slipped by without a blog post, I’m ashamed to see. This wedding photographer’s slow season has been unlike previous years, as a certain little someone has been occupying my time. It has slipped by in a blur of restless nights and endless coffee, teething and snuggles and as of late, crawling. We are those parents who glow with pride when our child so much as finds his own toes, so crawling = big deal. And a major source of distraction. Then again, Zaya has always been that!

We’ve also spent these last few months hoping to hear of the final step in my US immigration process and…good news! An interview in Montreal next month awaits. Knowing we are near the end of this two year journey is a little unbelievable. Soon we’ll get to really settle into our new house and call it home and not only that, but I’ll be able to take bookings in the US! So bring on this new season; one of fresh starts, more weddings, more love. 

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  • Jaclyn - March 25, 2015 - 3:57 pm

    he is SO adorable ! In a few months we can have a play date ! (When adele is less likely to beat him up)ReplyCancel

    • Mikaela - March 25, 2015 - 4:25 pm

      that would be so fun! and hopefully at that time, zaya wouldn’t be likely to attack thomas ;)ReplyCancel

  • jamie delaine - March 25, 2015 - 4:03 pm

    love your blog posts! i’m still reading over here!! ;) yay to montreal interview! FINALLY.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Kidd - March 25, 2015 - 4:35 pm

    Yay! Praying for your interview and that the rest of the process will go so quickly! And I just can’t get enough of your little man! He’s the cutest!ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine Star - March 26, 2015 - 12:14 am

    LOVED this post. Love you. We miss you!ReplyCancel

There are new lines on my face and dark circles around my eyes. The last time I had a full night’s rest was almost six months ago, and I’ve made it to the gym twice in that same amount of time. But I hear my baby’s giggles, kiss his soft, still sweet smelling skin, and trace his tiny palm or gently squeeze little toes and it’s okay. Of course it’s better than okay. He brings joy to us every day and fills our hearts and home. We marvel as he learns things big and small, his latest trick being rolling from his back to his tummy and back again. I love how he stares up at me and places his hand on my face when he’s nursing, or how he opens wide for another bite of his rice cereal and apple sauce. Another new thing around here. And I quite adore how we can now go a 12 hour night with waking just once, to feed. Huge milestone for this mama and baby! Scratch that, spoke too soon when I wrote this post last week. Let’s call it a work in progress.

Isaiah Tate, we love you so.

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  • Aimee - January 21, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    Mikaela!! I am so so happy for you that you are loving motherhood! Zaya is adorable. Such a handsome little guy. :) I hope to meet him one day! Miss you!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - January 24, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    How cute!! Congrats! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - February 27, 2015 - 3:58 pm

    He’s so gorgeous!

    So, that book that was recommended to me & I passed on the recommendation…turns out it is not for me. My little guy (already a month old) set his own schedule and I’m up every couple hours to feed him and it’s wonderful to just bond with him.

    Congratulations again – your little one is just precious!ReplyCancel