Monthly Archives: February 2013

Birth Photography – Our Life Welcoming Lander Bendle-Dombroksi – London Ontario photographer Cynthia Bendle from One-12 Photography

It was fathers day 2012. I was missing my dad who I lost in 2008 but was hopeful that he was sending me good luck and love from where ever he is as I got up at 7 am to drive to a local shoppers drug mart to pick up a pregnancy test. Each month prior had turned up a negative result but something felt different. I can’t explain it.

I was not sick, I had so symptoms of being pregnant … but for some reason I just felt like maybe today was it… fathers day 2012 the test showed two blue lines. I lost my breath, bit my lip and shed tears of pure happiness and joy. I was a mom. Today of all days my heart made a giant leap in the healing process of losing my dad. Today I got to tell my husband he was going to be a Daddy. I got to tell my sisters they were going to be Auntie’s and Colin got to tell his family we were expecting!

The 10 months went by with ease, I was one of the lucky ones. No morning sickness, no stretch marks, I worked full time shooting 30 weddings and shooting all my portrait shoots right to the end. My family and friends were fantastic and my dear clients blew me away with their kindness and generosity. I had the best pregnancy! I would do it all over again in a heart beat.

So Valentines Day 2013 arrived.

February 14th 2013 at 2 pm I was set to go under the knife to deliver our son. The team was lead by a fantastic surgeon and amazing doctors and nurses… and my number one woman Dr Rachel Schafer took a seat with her Nikon – allowing me to set up the setting just prior to rolling in the delivery room she ROCKED the shoot… these memories have me in tears. Laying behind a curtain I waited to hear his first cry, wondering what he looked like, was he healthy, how big was he? My amazing husband got to cut the cord and snuggle the most beautiful baby boy in the world as I lay there taking it all in… this was Colin’s moment too.

Rachel has given us the best gift ever… memories. These images capture our life, our sons first moment entering this world. His first breath of air. These are memories I will hold close to my heart and share with him for years to come.

Welcome to the world, the third man to steal my heart… after my late father, my amazing husband and now my beautiful son Lander Joseph Bendle-Dombroski.

I would like to finish this blog by thanking first and far most my husband Colin. Because of you I am cradling the most precious gift life has to offer. I love you more than life itself and this miracle has only brought us closer together. I love you. And I am so excited to watch us grow and welcome more babies!

To my family, I can’t imagine this last week without your support. 8 am feedings, long hours in the hospital and endless patience. Warm food, solid hugs, and unconditional love for all 5 of us (including the fur babies) we are eternally grateful for all of you. With a special shout out to my mother in law Betty-Ann and my sister Patricia for going that extra mile!

To our Friends  – you are the perfect example of what friendship is all about. Selfless and full of love and support … we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and cherish each and every one of you.


Signing off

Cynthia (aka Mom)


Stay tuned for his newborn shoot – yeah… the 7 hours shoot had to happen … lol




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Family Portraits – Ruby and Family – London Ontario Photographer One-12 Photography

This marked the third year I had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family and their bull dog Ruby! The first two years we shot in studio and they wanted something different for round 3… outdoors! I have to admit this is my favourite way to capture a families unique personality. It’s refreshing to be outdoors, we are not limited to space and posing and we really get to have some fun! I just love these three. Thank you for investing in me and your family.


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Newborn Photography London Ontario – Baby Broden in the first 14 days – Newborn Photographer One-12 Photography London Ontario

This little bundle of joy is mom and dad’s second little boy! I was so excited to find out on FB that this fantastic family was expecting baby number two! Just like his big brother he rocked his shoot! Thank you Chantal for letting me once again have such a big part in you’re lives. xoxoxo

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Family Portraits – The L Family – London Ontario Family Photos

They drove quite a distance to spend a warm afternoon with me! This family was full of positive energy and love as I found myself ditching my camera to play hide and go seek with everyone! It’s families like this that make me love my job. Sitting, standing, running, jumping, laughing…. they let me get the real side of what family means to them. With my new hours in place of of April 1st 2013 I will be photographing family shoots on Tuesday and Thursdays…  I hope my clients can find the time to make it a priority to be photographed together.

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Wedding Photography London and area – April and Jeff say I DO – London Ontario wedding Photographer One-12 Photography

The rain could not keep this couple from having the best day ever! Surrounded by friends and family I photographed the details and the stunning dress in there old Victorian home located in the heart of Woodfield. This just so happens to be around the corner from my Victorian house as well! If anyone knows of this neighbourhood you would know we only have the best community EVER!

I knew April would not disappoint this photographer with all her details. It was one of the most beautiful weddings I have had the opportunity to shoot. And lets be honest Jeff is not sore on the eyes either! (I say this very happily married, lol)

This couple is so humble and easy going,,,,, they spent the day laughing together. The wedding party was so easy to get along with and it was a day where anything goes. My favourite kind of wedding.

Taking place under the tent at London’s private Hunt Club they said I DO… and the rain took us indoors for 90 % of their portraits but hey, they didn’t care… .they married the love of their life! And that’s what every wedding day should be about.

This wedding is one for history, stunning and perfection. Just a perfect couple so in love!

Lucky me I get to watch them blossom just around the corner.

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