A few weeks ago I mentioned we were having family/maternity photos done, and that I'd share them on the blog. We got the photos back and although I knew Iaroslava was an amazing photographer I was completely blown away when I saw the final photos from our shoot. You can't imagine how hard it was to choose just a few pictures for this post!
I first met Iaroslava through work a few years ago, and could tell right away she was laid back and down to earth, a genuinely nice person. Somehow our conversation shifted to photography (I'm pretty sure I had just bought my DSLR and was like help me understand my new camera please!!) and I discovered she was a professional photographer outside of work. I took her business card and after checking out her website I knew I'd better hold onto that card because one day I'd need it. I've had that card in my wallet for over two years and am happy I was finally able to put it to good use.
We had our photos taken at one of the prettiest places in Ottawa, Fletcher Wildlife Garden, a spot filled with beautiful flowers and foliage and plenty of trees to hide behind should you need to do a discrete wardrobe change! I had a few conversations via email with Iaroslava before the photoshoot about the feel and look we were going for and I knew by her replies we were both on the same page. I trusted her judgement and the result is photos that reflect our little family perfectly.
The fact that Iaroslava got so many photos of Tavi amazes me. Tavi loves being outside and was more interested in collecting rocks and running towards mud puddles rather than standing still with me and Jay. I'm not sure how she managed to get the photos she did, but clearly she is talented and one of the best child photographers in Ottawa! We are so happy with how this family photo session turned out we highly recommend her if you're in the Ottawa area :)
Photos by Iaroslava Petrenko Photographry
Eco Friendly Flower crown & Tavi's Paper Rosettes (which she kept taking out of her hair)- Shop Bleu Gardens
Nightingale Dress - Free People
Minimal Lace-up Heel - Free People
Sweater - BCBG