Monday, 26 November 2012

TIS THE SEASON :: NICKOL HOLIDAY PHOTOS

I couldn't wait to get the Nickol families Christmas photos up on the blog to share. They turned out wonderfully, right down to their well behaved dog kiwi who looks great in all her family portraits ;)

 If you haven't already taken a peak at Olivia's 1 st Birthday photos we also took during the same session, be sure to check them out - they are absolutely ADORABLE even if you thought they couldn't get any cuter than
these.













Sunday, 25 November 2012

WELCOME :: BABY BRODEY

Catching up on a few more shots from Brodey's session a few weeks back. Now that I think of it, this handsome little man is my very first baby boy up on the blog.  

The studio was just so warm and cozy that baby Brodey couldn't help but get comfy and have a little siesta during his first photo shoot. How sweet, innocent, and peaceful they look when sleeping ... I can't help but coo and awww when I edit the photos afterwards.




Tuesday, 20 November 2012

MISS OLIVIA :: HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY

I've said it before and i'll say it again, I LOVE when I get the opportunity to shoot past clients, especially ones as cute as miss Olivia! I get to see how much they've grown and how their personalities have changed or remained the same since out first encounters. What I can tell about miss Olivia is that aside from the obvious growth she is very much the same in personality as she was the first time we met. Quick to smile that mischievous and quirky grin (with the cutest new little teeth). Not to mention she is just one of those silly and happy babies all around - always a pleasure to photograph!

We had a fun time at her session which consisted of two completely different themes. Birthday and Christmas all wrapped into one! We started the session with Christmas photos of Olivia, mom, dad, and even kiwi the family dog, but since miss Olivia just celebrated her first birthday this past week we finished the session with something fun for her in celebration of her first birthday. In my world, Birthdays are always twice as nice when balloons and a tutus are involved, so that's just what we did!

Enjoy Olivia's first birthday photos and be sure to check in mid week for the rest of her beautiful Christmas and family photos up on the blog!










Saturday, 10 November 2012

PERSONAL :: GETTING ORGANIZED

Just wanted to share a quick personal post, cause when you're happy, you just want to share with the world! It's really small and simple, but exciting none the less.  

Some of you (friends, family, and perhaps clients too) might recall  Photography :: My 2012 List of Goals that I posted some odd months ago in January? With only a few months left before the new year, I have a couple more things i'd like to accomplish before I re-visit the list. Of course pen in hand i'll be ready eager to strike the goals I have accomplished off, which for any of you who know me will know that lists just happen to be a favourite pass time  of mine ;) 

 I certainly look forward to reminiscing about the achievements and experiences from 2012 (some fun and some downright crazy) with a smile on my face. I am also curious to see how many things I wasn't able to achieve, why, and then figure out a new plan to get them accomplished for next year all the while brainstorming a new list of goals of course! 

I get to add something to the 2012 list which was never intended or expected and mainly what this post was and is suppose to be about. So how about I get to the point! 

I am so happy to announce that I will be adding "leasing a studio space" to the 2012 list which is pretty self explanatory. 

I now have a lovely studio in the Exchange district to call my own. It is a shared space with other photogs, but is hardly ever used which means I have a warm cozy inviting space I can bring my friends, family, and clients to for sessions on mostly any days I want . It really is something i've always wanted daydreamed about. Having a "Photography" studio was never the exact dream per say. Years ago already, you could find me passing by an old character building in the Exchange District and saying something like "Oh, I love that space, it'd make the perfect boutique or bakery" (mind you I can't bake worth a damn but that besides the point). So you see, it was always there, the desire to have my own space in the Exchange District, and now I do because I finally pursued my love for photography! 

Anyways, with the free time that has graced my life these days, I plan to use the studio much more which is something to look forward to! To get the ball in motion for completing a few more goals before 2012 is over,  I started off with spending last night cleaning and organizing, ok nesting in the studio. I threw some tunes on the iPod, ordered pizza, and while my wonderful hubby assembled some shelving for my throws and props, I got down to the nitty gritty business of cleaning. That's right, moving everything out, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and mopping! Low and behold, the studio is now clean as a whistle and was smelling fresh and of tip top condition for my baby session this morning. A great thanks to my hubby and the wonderful Martha Stewart, the studio now has some pretty and practical white shelving for all my "photog" things to be stored. Not to mention a much cleaner alternative to the landslides of blankets onto the floor that occur more often than not! Ahhhhh, how I love cleanliness and organization! 


So I share with you a small look at my new little spot of shelving that holds the humble number of props I have accumulated thus far. I can't wait to fill it with more pretty props and blankets as I hopefully get to shoot more family, friends, and clients! I have a few sessions I am looking forward to this month so keep posted and thanks for reading! 


SNEAK PEAK :: BRODEY

The first sneak peak from our session today, I share with you handsome little Brodey! Believe it or not, this little guy is only two months old and already fitting 6 month old clothing!

Mom and dad were certain he'd be awake for his first photo shoot seeing as this seems to be his normal morning routine, but I think my toasty warm studio (perfect for slumber) helped Brodey proved them wrong!

More photos to come later in the week, hope you the first glimpses mom, dad, and family!




Thursday, 8 November 2012

CHERNECKI'S :: FAMILY SESSION

I've been meaning to get this wonderful family session up on the blog for a fews days now and am happy to finally share the second takes from my Chernecki Family shoot.

The second half of our family session was much toastier than the first half outdoors in the Exchange district. We headed on over to the studio where we got some great shots of the kids and even had a few quick moments to snap some great shots of mom and dad together. The kids looked wonderful, especially Hailey in her all pink sequin dress and matching shoes with Hayden and Drake looking dapper as well.  Dad helped me get some genuine giggles and laughs out of Hailey while Drake was so distracted by all the goodness and interesting things in the studio. He proved a little more challenging to capture his cute smiles that we all remember from his summer session, however, I managed to get a few good ones out of him and his most prominent "down to business" serious side of the little explorer.

Hope you enjoy, and Heidi and Grant, thanks for allowing me to capture your family!