Guest reviewer Leah wrote her own bio:
I’m Leah; I have someone I adore who calls me “wife,” a family I love who calls me “sister,” “daughter” or even “grand-daughter.” But what I’m most proud of is being called “mommy.”
I am mom to two beautiful girls who I adore more then anything in this world. There’s Isla, my oldest and my first miracle. She’s 23 months old and keeps me on my toes. And now there is my precious Noa, who’s eight weeks old and my second miracle. She’s proven to me there is no limit on love.
As a person, I’m special (says my mom), I’m messy (says my husband), I’m creative (says my sister) and I’m a shopaholic (say my friends). I spent my youth figure skating, my adolescence talking about boys and my 20s in college and running a business. I studied goldsmithing and graduated as a jeweller and jewelry designer, and also work part-time as a teller in the financial services. Most recently, I’m just a mom who gets to stay at home with her two beautiful babies and watch them grow.
In exchange for her honest review below, Leah received a newborn photo shoot with Lolabean Photography.
After finding out we were expecting our second child, due March 2013, I – like every other pregnant woman – anxiously waited out my nine months with anticipation. I couldn’t wait to meet my second little girl. Growing up, my mom always had the family camera nearby; but even so, I only recall one “family” photo of all of us to look back on all these years later.
Like most moms, mine spent most of her time behind the lens instead of in front with us kids. That has really stayed with me, and now that I have a beautiful family of my own it’s very important to me to document our lives for my kids.
I knew I wanted to have beautiful photos of all of us to cherish and look back on for decades. As my kids grow and create families of their own, I want them to have memories of us as a new family, where they came from and the beautiful life they’re living.
Before the birth, I booked our newborn/family photography session with the lovely Natalie from Lolabean Photography. From the moment we started chatting, it was evident that Natalie is passionate about her craft.
She was patient and understanding – even after having to delay our session a couple of times due to some unexpected medical issues our newborn daughter was experiencing.
Our family photo shoot day finally came and we were excited to finally meet Natalie. She came to our home prepared with all of her equipment and props. She made it so convenient and relaxing; having the session in our own environment meant no added stress trying to travel with a newborn and toddler in tow.
The session was wonderful, Natalie didn’t rush and had a gentle hand with our little girl, who took some time to get settled, and she even spent some time entertaining our 22-month-old toddler.
As soon as we finished our session, I couldn’t wait to see the finished product. I was excited when Natalie sent some “sneak peaks” only a couple days folowing our session. What I saw was amazing. I had beautiful pictures of my newborn as well as my wonderful little family. But most surprising of all were the photos of…me. I wasn’t expecting to love the pictures of myself – but I did. As a new mom who’s just had a baby, I’ll admit it: I was tired (actually, I was exhausted), but I didn’t see that in any of the pictures Natalie took.
Days after our session I also received a beautiful, custom birth announcement from Lolabean Photography that we could mail out to our family and friends.
I am still so happy with Lolabean Photography’s service and product. I know I’ll get to look at these beautiful images for many years to come and remember this wonderful time in our lives. Thank you, Natalie!
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So…how can you book it?
Contact Natalie for a session date of your own!