Cambridge Family Photos – In Home Photography Session

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!

 

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Outdoor Newborn & Family Sessions – Cambridge Newborn Photographer

I must admit that this was one of my favourite sessions ever. We started shooting at 9am and the weather and light were just absolutely gorgeous. This little newbie was so happy to just sleep and I mean who could blame her when it’s warm and cozy outside with chirping birds and fresh air? The toddler was hilarious too and I just love her gorgeous red hair. Beautiful day, beautiful family!

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Cambridge Child Photographer

The Little Amazing Things – Ontario Photography

I truly believe in celebrating the simple things. When I look back, I always find it’s the little things that really mean so much to me and sometimes those little things to you are actually huge, like watching your kid pedal on a bike for the first time. Last fall my oldest son was attending nursery school in Toronto twice a week for 3 hours. I remember dropping him off there late one day in the gym and I was spying on him outside of the door after I walked out. He jumped on a bike and started peddling and I nearly cried, no joke. I love my kids so much and there is something absolutely miraculous about the way they make us feel, how proud we can be of hearing them recite the alphabet or peddling a bike! A big milestone that my eldest hit this year was swimming. He now jumps in the pool all on his own ( with a lifejacket ) I love how my youngest son gets so excited too. He loves every thing his brother is doing. Is this common? My Mom says when my younger ( but not the youngest ) brother was born he followed me around and just wanted anything that I had. I think that is just adorable. Before I end this post I also wanted to point out that there are amazing things around us every day to enjoy. The smell of fresh cut grass, the smell of fresh laundry , a giant hug, a good laugh and Shepherd’s Pie, with gravy. Oh, and photography!

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Cambridge Cake Smash Session – Cambridge Baby Photography

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. Image

 

Giant cupcake by http://www.thecupcakegourmet.com. ( Thinking I might order one for myself *insert giggle*/itsokIknowI’madork )

Colin Carmichael on his First Paid Shoot! – Cambridge Photography Guest Blog

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: ImageImage

A Morning Photoshoot In Cambridge – Family Photography

First off I just want to say I had a great time photographing this family. Mommy was so worried that we wouldn’t get any shots as baby didn’t have his nap and big sister was refusing. They were so sweet and really fun to hang out with. SO we did wind up getting some absolutely lovely shots of these beautiful kids ( like I would ever end a session without! 🙂 ) and I am so happy to share a couple of them with you here.ImageImageImage

Photography Book Giveaway – Scott Kelby Digital Photography Book 1

As a thank you to all of my friends who follow my work and show interest in my passions…

I have a little giveaway going on. This is a book I got quite awhile ago and it contains some very useful tips that are EASY to follow even for beginners and it will help you learn how to take some pretty awesome shots. Contest will end in a couple of days so just enter using the rafflecopter form at the link below. Open WORLDWIDE.

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Muskoka – Cottage Time with the Family

ImageWhat an amazing week it has been! Us Ontario folks are absolutely blessed ( or melting away ) with this lovely weather. My husband and I took the boys up north for a couple of days and it was wonderful as usual. We played games, jumped in the lake, found a secret hideaway on our nature walk and even went for pretty awesome boat ride with Papa. Here are some of the photos I took while we were there. It’s really hard to select just a few. If you know me by now you probably realize I take a gazillion.5 pictures a day. 

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Can’t forget BASKETBALL! 

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Enjoy the weekend everyone! 

Getting the Family Together – Cambridge Photographer

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! ImageImage

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