First look: Where the heart is

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Where the heart is

Spring, spring, spring! Here we come. There are flowers, new leaves, good smells and smiling faces. Between the early thaw and some time away in Australia, it almost feels like winter just breezed by. Spring brings many new things and in the Bear & Dragon studio, it means lots of gorgeous new babies.

I had the pleasure of stepping out of the studio for a wonderful session with three week old Charlotte and her parents. Don’t get me wrong, I love the studio and the space I work in but it was also fun to work in a new space on a nice sunny day to captures some special moments. Being photographed in your home brings a different quality to the images. They feel more like memories. A slice of a time that whizzes by and almost seems surreal when looking back. I am grateful to have been asked to photograph this beautiful and growing family.

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Suddenly
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Rest
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The grin
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In the rainbow
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You’re Two!

 

 

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The look

My, my how time flies. My little darling bababoo is TWO. She amazes me every day with her fun spirit, artistic flare, commitment to yellow and pink clothes. She is my joy, my inspiration and the giver of all my future grey hairs. Here are some snaps to celebrate her second birthday. Love you dear!

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Everything is coming up tulips
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I ordered roses…
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Blooms
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Lets get out of here
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Seated
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Where the looks come from

Shadow Games

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Shadow games

Back from holiday and back to reality. Its a tad on the soggy side and though we were well intentioned to hit Baboes or the Baby Gym today, instead we played and practiced our colors in the studio. That was when Zoe sparked the fabulous idea of playing in the window. The photographer side of my brain couldn’t resist grabbing my camera. The result was magical. Here is our Friday!

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Finger tips
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Heavenly things
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Tippy Toes
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Mischief managed!

Merry and Bright

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Make a wish

Happily it has been a very busy holiday season with LOTS of gorgeous families, kids and babies in the studio! But what kind of photographer would I be if I did not dress up my own darling for some time in front of the big camera. Its hard to believe she is getting so big. My Christmas angel.

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Jingle Bells
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The light
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Deck the halls
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Back to more important things

Life these days

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A walk in the leaves

The holidays are here. Somehow this year it is a mix of the familiar and the totally new. The year beats a rhythm, and I love to dance. Now the lights, the smells, the cookies, good cheer…all of it feels like a warm hug but somehow I am seeing it now with new eyes. That in fact it is part of a rhythm, a dance, a banner that smooths the ups and downs and somehow brings us closer. As a mother of two amazing babies, wife and world explorer I have turned a new page. Some fear or dislike growing older but feeling now the passage of time, I feel emboldened, more present than ever, loved and loving. I hope this holiday, you take each moment for the gift it is. The ripening of promise and the comfort of familiarity.

Please enjoy these snapshots of a blooming of Christmas cheer. Ho ho!

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Dusk
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Kisses for Nona
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Older and wiser
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Fair isle
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Comfort call
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Diva
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The prince
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Siblings
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Life these days

 

Welcome to the world my darling boy

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Darling boy

They say it flies by and this could not be more true. Almost three weeks have passed since the arrival of our darling little man. Weighing in at 4.2 kilos, 55 cm, two dimples and 100% mellow happy little man. We adore him!

Bababoo has been an absolute doll and I am slowly learning how to get two babies and a tired momma out of the house in under two hours. 🙂 Looking forward to this new adventure, happy days and whatever comes next. Hoorah!

First look: Kasia and Gianfranco Maternity Session

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This much fun at a photo shoot should be illegal. It all started when Kasia’s best friend Amelia contacted me for a last minute maternity session to be done while she was visiting Brussels. Luckily things fell into place and we were able to schedule that week.

So what happens when a Polish beauty meets her Italian prince? A whole lot of fun, that’s what. Baby blanket togas and lots of strawberries later, we had our set. I present those most fit for public consumption. 🙂

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First look: Welcome to the world Ethan!

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Happy family

Happy Sunday people! Time is flying by and it is already the first of September. Wow! Somehow it feels just as it should. Warm but with a little nip to the air. The quality of the light is softer. Blackberries and figs are coming into season. Some tree you can just tell, are thinking about turning gold, orange and red.

On this lovely Sunday morning, I am excited to share some snaps from a recent newborn shoot. Welcome to the world Ethan!

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All smiles
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Sweet kisses
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Welcome baby boy!
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Daddy’s hands

 

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The light

 

 

Refresh on our Website!

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Courtesy of my iPhone. Hey that big camera is heavy!

Hello warm weather revelers. It is GORGEOUS outside. Like actually and truly Gorgeous. So thrilled to get out and enjoy it! This weekend found us out and about in Parc Cinquantenaire and a new favorite, Parc Josaphat (thanks Niina!). A “things to do” post will follow shortly on this little gem.

In other news, we finally updated our website! http://bearanddragonphotography.com/ Refreshed new pictures, family and maternity/newborn galleries are up. Gift certificates on offer. Check it out.

Revel on sun lovers.