These 2 little girls were such a gift to mommy and daddy and I was honoured when asked to photograph them. They were so tiny, even at there age and they honestly did really well for being 6 weeks. Mom and Dad were surprised that they were having twins, especially after it took them a while to get pregnant with their first daughter. Little Everly had to be readmitted to the hospital so mom and dad have had quite the first month, hence getting pictures so late. I wonder if you can tell who is who?
My biggest guilty pleasure is volunteer work. When my oldest daughter was 4 months old I joined Kin Canada. Kin Canada is an all-Canadian service organization made up of dedicated member volunteers who serve their community’s greatest needs through hosting and sponsoring events and community service projects. Kin Canada has close to 500 Kin, Kinsmen and Kinette clubs from coast-to-coast. Clubs typically raise more than $18 million per year; almost $1 million of this is donated to cystic fibrosis research and care, our national service project.
Currently I am a member of The Kin Club of Fort Edmonton and this year we put on our First Annual Princess Ball fundraiser to raise money and support for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. I cannot say enough about this event and how great if felt to be a part of it. As a photographer I donated my services to the event and set up a photo booth to raise further funds for the cause. Since Today is Rare Disease Day I thought it fitting to Blog about the event.
As you will find on Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s twitter feed (@CFCanada), “There are 4000 Canadians living with #cysticfibrosis. Each week, two more children are diagnosed and one person dies from this #raredisease“.
Here are some memories from the Princess Ball. It was Held on February 22nd at the Empire Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald here in Edmonton. The children got to meet the Princesses and dance with them. We provided a lunch, candy bar, craft tables, and more. It honestly was a little girls dream. Our Club (Fort Edmonton Kin Club) President also got engaged at the event so a lot of special memories were made.
This little girl was a sweet heart. Her grandma came for the session and in the first picture she is in the same knit outfit and blanket that was her moms when she was a newborn. Such beautiful work was put into it. The little knit purple pant set is from Little Foot Photography Props who does such beautiful work.
I couldn’t just leave you with one image of these gorgeous twins ! Although daddy made a perfect shot with his babies, I believe they stand alone well also. Twins are some of my favourite clients. When I first photographed a set of twins I thought it would be double the work but it has always been seamless and easy. I do love my clients and I am glad they continue to pick me to capture these memories.
It honestly does not get better than this some days. I had the absolute pleasure photographing these twins and this image keeps me in awe.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”-Albert Einstein