Late September in Manitoba – there’s nothing quite like this very short time of year to give you some of the most beautiful backdrops! This year I met up with a record amount of families to take their photos, and one spot I keep returning to is Birds Hill Park. There’s something incredibly magical about that early evening sun shining down on your photo session. For this adorable family of four, all that light just amplified their playful dynamics, cute cuddles and love moments. These are some of my favourite sessions to photograph, they make my heart so full!

Family standing in forest with backlit sunlight at Birds Hill Park during photo session in Manitoba
Close-up photo of baby hand on father's hand with the sun shining in the evening
A family photo set in a field of grass in the fall at birds hill park in Manitoba with a baby and their boy
A boy plays with a stick inside an evergreen forest at sunset
An intimate portrait of a mother and her baby at a family portrait photo shoot at birds hill park
A mother gives a kiss to her boy and a father holds his baby in a field of grass
A cute baby sticks out her tongue while being hugged by her mother at a Sunset family photo shoot
A traditional family portrait taken outside at the park in autumn
A close-up of a baby and her father at a family portrait photo session in Winnipeg
A macro photo of a baby's foot and toes being cradled in her fathers arms wearing a pink dress with bokkeh light in the background
A casual family photo sitting in tall grass in the fall at a park in Manitoba during a sunset photo shoot
A baby with blue eyes looking up towards the sky while her mother tenderly hugs her for a close-up photo capture
A casual mother-daughter portrait taken in tall grass in front of an evergreen forest in the background at birds hill park
A big brother holding his baby sister in his arms on a homemade quilted blanket on the forest floor
A father hugs and plays with his son in tall grass during a fall photo family session
A boy with blonde hair and a denim button up shirt lays on his back with his arms behind his head in green grass looking up at the camera
A boy plays with dried grass in a field at birds hill park
A boy smiles at the camera in a blue denim button up shirt in a field of tall dry grass in the fall in Manitoba