As you can probably tell, I love photography...and I love babies, and children and families...ergo, I love capturing beautiful images of babies and children and families! (can you tell I was a philosophy major? )
I've posted these two pictures to tell a little story. Image one was taken pre-baby by the fabulous Tyler + Wendy of Bluelily . I was fresh faced, well rested and about to embark on a trip to London (no really, I hopped on a plane a few hours after this photo was taken!). I had been taking photos professionally for about 4 years here and I thought I knew how important it was for families to have beautiful images of themselves.
Then I popped out a beautiful baby boy and gained an extra 15 pounds post delivery. I did not enjoy having my photo taken to say the least. My amazing brother Mark Binks (who is also a rad photographer) took this second photo of my beautiful family at Thanksgiving (2015). Let's just say I'm not so fresh faced anymore and I'm definitely not well rested and I can see the extra weight BUT this photo is truly one of my most prized possessions. Why you ask? Because it's my little family and it captured a beautiful day that I will truly remember for a lifetime. I love it so much in fact that I have it blown up front and centre in my living room.
Life is strung together by a series of moments and at times we don't realize how fast it is passing us by. Photographs are those little gems that bring us back to those times, as fleeting as they may have been. Having my own family now, I truly know how important is to have beautiful images to display in my home that will be passed down through generations.
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and let's make beautiful memories together!
Claire Binks is a maternity, newborn, children and family photographer based in West Toronto, Canada where she lives with her husband to be and her bundle of energy little boy.