{Justin + Carolyn} Lifestyle Maternity Session| In home| Langley, BC

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This is this time in a pregnancy where as mothers we are overly ready to meet our new little one but we have to wait just a little bit longer. And those last few weeks - when the feet swell, and the kicks get harder and nothing feels comfortable anymore - can be long and feel almost as if time is slowing down. But the underneath the quiet anxiousness and resignation is excitement. Excited for that moment when your internal body flicks over and the process of begins. Excitement for a new little face to show itself to the world. For getting to see new eyelashes and hair and whether you've been gifted a boy or a girl. The wonder of the whole experience is something that can inspire songs.

Carolyn is looking forward to meeting her new little one. Carolyn and Justin and their three beautiful children are counting the days until everything changes for them. I had the opportunity to spend some time in their home - doing every day things and enjoying each other's company. For this family that means lots and lots of wrestling. Little boys are energetic but Isaiah even more so. When  his dad is home he spends most of his time leaping onto his back, tangling himself up in his legs, and tackling from the sidelines. The trampoline is probably a favorite place, since everyone can join in. Not to be left behind is the oldest Lily who will bring her A-game to the boys fights. She is definitely the most aware of the impending arrival and quietly wishes for another brother to help balance Isaiah's place in the family. And then Eden - a glowing happy little spirit who is readily climbing her way into her mother's arms with books upon books. She is eager to give the baby kisses and hugs, though perhaps that might change when she realizes she has to give up her treasured spot next to mom. 

To this family love is probably the most important commodity, and it's something that I saw throughout our day together. From taking a moment to give a hug, or choosing activities that everyone can be involved with it's clear that relationship building is really valued here. I love it. It reminds me how we often forget to just enjoy the moment in the chaos of our lives,  that to just breath and look around at your life and say "this, this is mine! and it is good." I saw a lot of attention, I saw alot of gentle touches, I saw alot of laughter. And that, dear friends, is how I know that this baby will be loved in this family.

Love
Christina

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In Home Lifestlye Documentary Photography Family with Kids
In Home Lifestlye Documentary Photography Family with Kids
In Home Lifestlye Documentary Photography Family with Kids
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