Audrey | children photography | look winter wonderland

She’s turning 7 in a few days and she tugged at my sleeve, wide eyed and curious to ask if she could have her very own, just-by-herself birthday photo shoot this year.

It’s a tradition in our home to mark each daughter’s birthday with a special photo shoot.  Past years have included both our girls in the same shoot  in early spring (in between both their birthday months), usually as soon as a sunny day appeared in Vancouver.

Apparently, turning seven years old is different.  Seven seems like the edge of a new world.  A 7-year old makes their own friends, they can do the monkey bars on the school ground, they request to get their ears pierced, they can read and write and they question the legitimacy of both the tooth fairy and Santa.


So, her-very-own shoot it was.  I warned her it was cold and snowy out.  She was okay with it.

Sometimes styled shoots require lots of planning and meticulous organization.  Sometimes, it’s as simple as grabbing the vase of white mum’s off the centre of the table, fashioning a hairpiece with twist ties and those old Valentine’s flowers, pulling the antique coat out of grandma’s closet and braving up for a 20 minute shoot in the snow.

DSC_1566lux-700A-birthday7-narniaWe laughed and called it her “Narnia coat,” it was clearly too large for her, but it kept her warm all the same.  How fitting that this magical 7-year-old of mine is traipsing around in a fur coat, off on new adventures of her own in childhood.

DSC_1583lux-700Audrey-2DSC_1655gv-700DSC_1659lux-700DSC_1637lux-700DSC_1605lux-700grandmas coatThe monogrammed initials inside the coat of my daughter’s late great-great grandmother.


DSC_1668lux2-700Happy 7th Birthday my noble and strong Audrey!




A note on the fur:  While I wouldn’t go out to purchase fur myself, this garment belonged to my great grandmother.  We chose it for legacy purposes (as well to coordinate a vintage look and also for the re-purposing value).   It really was a very practical coat before the scientific man-made materials that are out there now to protect in -45 Celsius!  


This entry was posted in children photography, fashion photography, portrait photography, Saskatchewan Photographer, Saskatoon photographer and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Audrey | children photography | look winter wonderland

  1. oddsandens says:

    absolutely love this!

  2. oh my this touched my heart and i think you and Audrey are two of the sweetest moms and daughters i have the photo shoot you and audrey were both spectacular.your little girl is so beautiful…what a precious time for you both .love it !!

  3. Aimee says:

    Beautiful Steph! It is amazing how one fur jacket can just make a photo shot. Audrey is a beautiful little girl!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s