This is the second time I have photographed this lovely family and it really was a treat. I seriously had so much fun playing hide and seek and chasing the toddler and just look at that little newborn prince! Oh, the parents are pretty cool too! Here is a little collage I made of them!
This morning was absolutely stunning here in Cambridge, Ontario. Warm but not overly bright. I had the honour of taking this sweet little guys photos. We went to a local park with Momma and her friend. It was kind of funny because I had my husband lugging the big rubber bath full of warm water for us hehe. ( Thank you Mr. Avey! ) I would say that the session went very well. The little guy was a bit tired and it was his very first time trying cake HOWEVER I firmly believe that he loved it. It was such a pleasure getting to know Mommy as well. I put together this blog snap to share a couple of my favourite shots from the session. Just look at those eyes. My favourite is the Momma and Baby J shot. Gorgeous mother and beautiful baby boy.
Giant cupcake by http://www.thecupcakegourmet.com. ( Thinking I might order one for myself *insert giggle*/itsokIknowI’madork )
Well, it finally happened – someone gave me money to take pictures of them! My friend Tammy needed new headshots and I needed a first client. The timing was perfect.
Tammy and I know each other fairly well and we’ve shot together several times (she’s also a bit of a shutterbug) but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about the prospect of taking photos of someone for money. The first thing we needed to do was figure out what she was looking for.
Tammy was looking for something to use on her various online profiles, especially her professional profile on LinkedIN.
She wanted something appropriate for a business setting but not so formal that it couldn’t be used on Facebook and Twitter as well. We knew for sure that the standard charcoal-background studio business portrait was out.
Now that we’d eliminated the most obvious choice for a “business portrait”, I asked what she had in mind. “Well, I’m a bit of a treehugger…” was her reply. “Perfect,” I said, “I prefer shooting outdoors anyway!” I was going to be stressed out enough trying to “get the shot” that not having to worry about artificial lighting was a relief
. The extensive trail system in Cambridge offered a lot of choice for a portrait in a natural setting. We chose a trail that would work well with the evening sun – a challenging thing when trees begin to obscure the horizon.
I made a ton of mistakes during the shoot and fiddled with camera settings more often than I should have. As I was editing the photos kept muttering “oh, I should have done this or that..” It is frustrating to know I could have done better, but I am very happy with the results:
I had a blast photographing this gorgeous family. I think it was a special time for them as one of the sisters and her family are moving to Africa. Wow! That is so far. I think it’s rough having my sister in BC, I don’t know if I could handle her being on another continent! There are so many shots from this session that I am in love with but here are some blog snaps for you to have a peek at!
Join me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/aveyphoto
What a lovely family to photograph. In total there were a dozen family members as they had family visiting from Israel. What a wonderful opportunity to get some extended family shots. There were so many to choose from to share with you guys but I picked out a couple of children’s photos to post. I just love Waterloo Park. Here are the sneaks!
This family was great to photograph and seriously look at those kids right? PRECIOUS! We did the shoot at one of my regular spots here in Cambridge. And of course here are a couple of pictures!
Join me on FACEBOOK or visit the website by clicking this: Melissa Avey – Cambridge Lifestyle Photographer
It was the PERFECT morning for taking photos and this little sweetheart was posing the whole time! What a beautiful family! Here are a few shots.
Join me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/aveyphoto or visit the website at http://www.aveyphoto.com
My son just loves running through the sprinkler. I actually enjoy it almost as much 😉 haha
Join me on Facebook by clicking this 🙂
I literally can’t stop! hahaha
I’d love for you to join me at http://www.facebook.com/aveyphoto