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Crystal & Kate

Proof that Love actually is all around….

Love Actually is one of my favourite movies of all time, and I stole one of the opening lines of the movie for my blog title tonight because it is just so fitting! When I met up with the Caldwell’s for their family photo shoot last week I got a glimpse into the many kinds of love that really are all around.  There is that comfortable kind of love that you feel for your husband, the soft and warm kind of love that you have for your grand parents, the cuddly kind of love that you feel for your dogs, and the aching love that you feel for your children.  This family had all of it. 

I met the entire Caldwell extended family  (including the very loved dogs, who are very much a part of the family and brand new Baby Lexi who is only a month old) at Wonderland Gardens last week for a family photo shoot that was a gift for Grandma Jean. 

Krystal & Mitch had an amazing engagement story. Check out how Mitch popped the question:

Their two dogs are named “Buddy” and “Holly” and believe it or not it was a complete coincidence!!!  We had a lot of fun finding creative ways to keep the dogs calm while we snapped photos:

I shot maternity photos for Kim and Haydn just a little over a month ago… here is their little Lexi! We also got some great photos of the four generations of women in this family.

And last but not least, we can’t forget Molson. “Whattagoodpuppy…..”

See… love actually is all around. 🙂