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Still Holding Hands - Distillery District Family Photography
 

It's difficult describe my personal joy of watching this family evolve. I met Kevin & Carrie when they were getting engaged (in fact, I captured Kevin surprising Carrie with her engagement ring) and subsequently photographed their joyful, downtown wedding. 

When I found out Carrie was expecting, I was honoured to document their baby shower, maternity photos, and their sweet little son Nate at 4 months old.

So it goes without saying, this session has been a long time in the making. We strolled around their neighbourhood (which happens to be Toronto's Distillery Historic Disctrict), and I watched Carrie & Kevin explore the world anew, through the eyes of their 21 month old. Everything has changed.

 
 

And yet some things will always be the same. Sitting on the kitchen floor snacking and laughing at Wee Wendy (their "first-born") trying to get in on the goods, I looked down and noticed Kevin & Carrie holding hands. Life with a toddler isn't always easy, but when you've got love like this family does, it's worth every minute. 

 
 
 
 
 

Carrie & Kevin, thank you for these years of honesty, vulnerability, and love – you share your life with the people who love you, and I am so lucky to be one of them.
- Kate
xo

Check out Kevin & Carrie's engagement session and wedding photos!

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Diana & Phil's Ten Year Wedding Anniversary
 

I met the Chans when shooting Diana's brother's wedding, and doing portraits for her parents' 40th wedding anniversary (yesss!). Both times we hit it off and everyone had a fantastic time, so it only made sense when Diana & Phil's 10 year wedding anniversary came up, that we connected again to commemorate the occasion. 

It was a gorgeous August day and we met for a couple's photo session (complete with story-telling games that had these two reminiscing into fits of giggles), followed by candids of the family enjoying the gardens and grounds at Langdon Hall. After the photo shoot, everyone gathered in a pretty conservatory of this stately country manor for cocktails followed by a family dinner in their own private dining room.

Check out Diana's memories of the day here.

 

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Sophia's Fabulous First Communion Party Pictures
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I met Elle Daftarian after photographing her for Persian Tribune Magazine. I was thrilled to capture Elle's daughter's first communion party. In celebration of her first communion, the charming Sophia and her girl-posse had a fabulous time. The afternoon included outfit changes, family and friends, a fancy makeup table, and an exquisite dessert table made by Petite & Sweet (AKA Elle Daftarian ;)).