I'm often asked if I have a personal photographer that follows us around just snapping photographs of Mía and I going about our daily routines. Yes and No. I work with two photographers on a regular basis, one for my style and fashion posts (Nicole of Nicole Lapierre Photography) and one for my lifestyle posts (Amy of Amy Lee Studio). To some people they may not understand the need for all of these photos and may think it's frivolous spending on my part. To each their own. Aside from the obvious reason of helping me create content for my blog posts, these photos are snippets of frozen time that I can look back on and remember Mía at the different stages in her life.
As some of you may know, I am a first generation immigrant from Vietnam and like most first generation immigrants, we came to our new home with little to nothing in our possession. I only have a handful of photographs from my childhood to reflect on and I love flipping through them once in a while because they are special and evoke some amazing memories. Amy has been able to capture some of my favourite images of Mía and I that I will cherish forever. She has a knack of capturing that perfect moment between us that happens all the time but it never photographed. The way Mía wraps her arms around me and buries her face into my neck so I can feel her tiny breaths, or those furrowed brows when she is expressing a question... usually asking if she can have more snacks. My favourite images of Mía are the up close ones where you can see all of the dimensions and unique characteristics of her expressive little eyes... I can just stare at those photos all day.
Collaborating with local talents and businesses is one of the perks of being a blogger and it is so special to have the support of some wickedly talented girl bosses. My collaborative relationship (turned friendship) with Amy has been a blessing and we have taught each other so much. Amy and I have teamed up to give one lucky person a "Picture Window Session" with her so you will get to have the opportunity to receive some stunning images of your little ones. To enter just go to Amy's Instagram page and follow the instructions (I promise it is super easy!) and for a bonus entry go to her Facebook page enter there too! The contest ends March 22, 2017 at 9:00pm AST so hurry up and get to entering!