Who doesn’t love birthday parties, especially when you have a storybook cake, an outdoor BBQ, and lots of presents! I was so excited when Lisa told me the plans for her little man’s first birthday.  It was all about Dr. Suess, and the cake she planned to serve was certainly the co-star of the party along with the birthday boy.

Let me tell you, Natasha from Burlington’s mmmSugar Bakery outdid herself with a fabulous children’s cake.  It had bunches of colorful detail, and was absolutely delicious.

Just look at these delicious cake details…

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Lisa is such an awesome mom, every session I do with her and her family is filled with lifestyle moments, lots of fun, and lots of feeling.  She comes ready to participate every single time.

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And of course Michael was more than eager to let everyone know he was turning one — okay we made I’m do the number one — but it was so cute!

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Blowing out your birthday candles and then having a huge piece of birthday cake is enough to put anyone to sleep.

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This was one of the last photos I took as presents were opened – who says a family photo has to be perfect every time.  Family photo session are all about real life.  With a one year old and three year old, life is perfectly imperfect.  Busy days and lots of love, who could ask for more.

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Party Photography:  Judy Jakusz Photography

Birthday cake:  mmm Sugar, Burlington, ON

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I didn’t realize Toronto and the GTA was such a great place for cherry blossoms, I always thought you needed to travel to Vancouver, or Washington DC or Japan to appreciate these beautiful flowering trees.

The blossoms are so fragile, and don’t last long, and by now, I know what a big thing it is to see them in Toronto.  So for the past few years, I patiently wait for the cherry blossoms to appear, hoping to catch them at just the most perfect time.  This time, our weather was beautiful too, and I was lucky enough to capture this fantastic senior portrait session among the blossoms at Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park lakefront.

These two are so beautiful in their pastel dresses and white parasols!



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Enough with these gray and cold days … Paletta Mansion, early morning wedding, luncheon reception, who could ask for anything prettier?

I just love the shades of pinks in these wedding images.  It reminds me that warmer days are ahead.




Wedding Venue:  Paletta Mansion Lakefront Park

Wedding Photography:  Judy Jakusz

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First Communion season is here!

There’s so much detail and planning for this special day — almost as much as a wedding!

Hiring a professional photographer to capture these special moments moments for you might be a luxury, but definitely frees you up to enjoy the day and memories with your family.

First communion dates are limited and fill up very quickly, so be sure to drop me a line through the blog or website as soon as possible so that I can help you capture this special event.



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