We are honestly so blessed to have such an awesomely talented photographer as a friend. Annya has taken so many amazing pictures of Gavin and just been so generous and supportive to our family. It means a lot to us.
Well she recently announced that she is participating in the International Charity Model Search to select North America's "Cutest Family." The grand prize is a new car so that seemed like a pretty good incentive for John & I to finally get in front of the camera as well! We were long overdue for family photos anyway.
This photo shoot was a bit of a challenge because Gavin wasn't in the mood to sit and pose for the camera (Really?? A restless toddler who doesn't want to sit still? Ha!). We had to get a bit creative with him but Annya worked her magic and we ended up with some beautiful shots to choose from!
We had a really hard time deciding but we ended up submitting this photo. I just love how natural it is and it makes me smile because every time I see it I can just hear the sound of his silly little laugh!
To vote for us you can go HERE and select Toronto as the tour city. It is $1/vote and all proceeds benefit the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation. Click on the link for more info about this wonderfully unique cause. It is very bittersweet but I do think it is a really important step in helping a family to heal after the loss of a child.
To see more of Annya's work or get in contact with her you can check out her beautiful website at annyamillerphotography.com It is worth it just to see all the adorable babies! :)