Newfoundland Newborn Photographer | Beautiful Baby Abigail | Jennifer Dawe Photography
As a photographer, August is a busy month for weddings here in Newfoundland. It was so nice to break out of it to do a LifeArt Newborn shoot with brand new, beautiful baby Abigail!
Just too precious. I loved every minute!
The tutu was way too big for petite Miss Abby, but just too sweet!
Born a Flames fan!
Can you believe that this gorgeous couple are new parents?? This is how they look while super busy, and sleep deprived! Jason and Natalie, you make the rest of us look bad. Really really bad. xo!
So much love!
The first family photo! My absolute honour to have taken.
Thank you so much for having us! I can’t wait for you to see the rest!
Newfoundland Newborn Photographer | More Baby Grayson! | Jennifer Dawe Photography
A Sneak Peek usually only has a select few pictures in it, and posted the day of, or the day after the shoot happens.
As a follow up to the Sneak Peek of Baby Grayson that I posted in the blog a few weeks ago, I wanted to post more from the other images that were delivered to Crystal and Rick after a week after the session took place. Photographing an infant has it’s difficulties, but it is so worth it!
There were so many adorable images that it was hard choosing what to post in that last entry!
As beautiful as the pictures are, and as happy I am to have created them, the personal satisfaction I feel is only trumped by this message:
“The pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! I cried just looking at them. “ – Crystal
Newfoundland Childrens Photographer | Amelia — One Year Old | Jennifer Dawe Photography
Amelia changed so much in just 2 weeks! She has a new tooth, and I even noticed a height difference! It all goes to prove that images of your child in the first year are so important – they change so rapidly.
Being a child photographer in Newfoundland, there are always fun locations to go – we took Amelia to the park the last time we saw her.
But sometimes there’s nothing sweeter than a simple studio shoot!
She did NOT want anything in her hair. The look she gave her mother!! I couldn’t help but laugh.
Pretending to be shy.
Don’t believe it for a second!
Too much fun!
I can’t wait to see how much she changes between now and the next time I see her!
Newfoundland Newborn Photographer | Baby Grayson | Jennifer Dawe Photography
You may remember this blog entry, when Carmen purchased a gift certificate to be sent to her friend, mother-to-be Crystal.
I was so very happy when Crystal contacted me this past week to inform me that her baby had arrived, healthy, happy, and safe!
Baby Grayson is 9 days old, and just precious. He was so bright and alert, yet quiet and peaceful. Too sweet for words!
I had forgotten how soft and downy newborn hair is!
I love the story behind this puppy. This was Crystal’s pound puppy when she was a little girl. During a visit, she left it at her Aunt’s home. Her aunt told her that she could have it back when she had a baby of her own. After all these years, she never forgot, and she gave it back to Crystal last week.
These are just a handful of images from today. There are so many more to come!
Thank you to Crystal and Rick for having us over this afternoon, I hope we created some beautiful memories for you!
Newfoundland Photographer | Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep | Jennifer Dawe Photography
Pregnancy and childbirth is a beautiful, miraculous time for a family. It is filled with excitement and anticipation. It is a time of celebration.
But there are times where things do not go exactly as expected and a newborn won’t be coming home from the hospital. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. That’s where NILMDTS offers their support.
The Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep mission statement is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of an infant with the gift of professional portraiture. The foundation, in cooperation with the health care team, connects the bereaved family with a local professional photographer. Once contacted, a photographer visits the family at the hospital or hospice, and conducts a personal private portrait session. The images are then retouched, and gifted to the family in the form of digital files, which can be shared amongst extended family and friends, and produced into prints.
While taken in the saddest of circumstances, these images will become a part of the healing process. The child was here. They were beautiful. And they were loved. The child has changed the lives of their family, although they may not have been here long. They have left a legacy, and will be part of their family’s history forever.
This remembrance photography is done purely on a volunteer basis. Over 12,000 photographers in over 40 countries donate their talents and their time at no cost to the family. I am extremely proud to have been accepted into this network of affiliated photographers, and will be providing this very worthwhile service as the only volunteer in the Newfoundland region.
There is no doubt in my mind that this will be an unspeakably difficult thing to do. But I am also very conscious of the fact that these will likely be the most powerful images I ever create. The significance of these images is not lost on me. While I am not looking forward to receiving that first phone call, I am honoured to have an ability to help a family in their darkest hour.
NBC’s Today Show featured a segment a few years ago, that followed a family and their photographer through this very difficult journey. It is heartbreaking, but incredibly touching.
NILMDTS does take charitable donations to assist with their mission. Donations provide the organization the ability to ensure public awareness of the service, training and education of its volunteer photographers, a wonderful office staff that answers the phones all day and are a support line for those volunteer photographers when they need any sort of information and assistance, and also provides possibly the largest supportive community for grieving parents through discussion forums on their website.
For more information, you can visit NILMDTS by following:
Newfoundland Family Photographer | Jenna and Laura | Jennifer Dawe Photography
It’s no secret that I’m primarily a wedding photographer. It is such a wonderful treat to do LifeArt sessions. To meet up with people and have all the time in the world to photograph them is a complete 180 to what I normally do. I always find it takes me a few minutes to switch into ‘chill’ mode in these relaxed circumstances. I have to take a deep breath, and consciously remind myself – there is no schedule, no timeline — just incredible images to create. It’s extremely liberating, and inspiring!
This past Sunday I was given the opportunity to do just that, twice!
(See the SneakPeek from the first session of the day here!)
When Jenna and Laura asked for me to meet them at Middle Cove Beach, I was excited!
I couldn’t believe it, but I actually have not done a shoot at Middle Cove since photography school. I jumped at the opportunity – and I know you’ll see how incredible it was for me to go back there! Just 15 minutes out of town, Middle Cove is a prime example of the incredible rugged beauty that is only found here in Newfoundland.
Jenna is MADE for the camera! She is funny, and sweet. Laura is radiant, and so proud of her little girl. We had so much fun. We laughed, we giggled, and we got REALLY wet! The girls were full of personality, and it shows!
Jenna and Laura are the best of friends. Jenna’s favorite thing to do with her mommy?
Yes. Seriously. She really did say that!
Heart = Melted
Just simply gorgeous!
Newfoundland Childrens Photographer | Amelia’s First Birthday | Jennifer Dawe Photography
Amelia’s Mommy searched for a family photographer in St John’s that fit exactly what she was looking for.
She wanted natural, bright photos to look back on the special time when Amelia turned one.
I couldn’t be happier that she found me!
This beautiful baby was so pleasant to work with!
She’ll be a tough one to keep up with when she starts walking!
This girl is already more fashionable than I am.. at age one!
Such a loving family. So sweet!
Mommy and Daddy are actually celebrating their anniversary this week!
Doesn’t she have the most gorgeous eyes in all the world??
Happy birthday Amelia!
Thank you so much for giving me your sunny Sunday afternoon!
St John’s Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Dawe Photography | The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
It called for rain, but we lucked out with overcast skies.
The bride was calm and ethereal, the groom was the happiest he has ever been. With their closest friends as their bridal party, they enjoyed every moment of their day.
The boys laughed and sang, had beers, and played guitar.
The girls giggled and reminisced about how long they had been friends, and how much had changed.
The bride and groom were always looking at each other and smiling.
The groom kept telling his beautiful bride how incredible she looked.
The new Royals danced the night away.
Robbie and Niki’s day was perfect.
This is a long blogpost. It might be the longest so far!
There are over 125 images here. It’s a great example of what you receive from us.
This will also really give you an idea of the benefit of having 2 photographers.
Click ‘more’ to see it all!
Newfoundland Kindergarten Graduation — Nathan | Jennifer Dawe Photography | St John’s, NL Child Photographer
Thebeginning of the year seems like it was just a few days ago.
I have no idea what happened, but Nate’s first year of school flew by. He has grown so much.
He is a much better writer.
He sings 24/7. No matter what he’s doing. (Ever heard a kid sing when brushing their teeth?)
He can read so much more.
He’s more independent than ever before.
He’s made friends.
And he’s had his feelings hurt too. But he dealt with it admirably.
He can also speak more french than I ever could.
You’ve got two pride filled parents today, Internet!
Oh yes. He WILL despise me for these in his teenage years.
Completely worth it!
Yes. His shirt says ‘Wingman.”
Can you imagine who bought this for him?
(John is lucky I have a sense of humour!)
POP for Sight Words was such an ingenious way to improve his independent reading.
We played this at least 3 times a week. He loved every minute of it! Highly recommended to children who are prereaders or early readers!
If his best friend understood what school was, he’d be proud too.
SNEAKPEEK! Ethan’s 5th Birthday — Jennifer Dawe Photographer — St John’s, Newfoundland Photographer
Ethan has the BEST birthday parties ever!
Mark Webber is a fantastic magician, he not only made balloon animals for everyone, he put on a spectacular show! The adults enjoyed just as much as the kids did!
Here’s a sneak peek for his mom, because I know she’s itching to see some of what we got that day!
Can’t wait for them to see the rest!
xox – Jennifer