3 Months | Violet [Norton, NB Babies and Children Photographer]

I’m quite late in posting this (as always!), but I finally finished editing my daughter’s 3 month photos that I took a couple of months ago. We did them at home, on a whim, over the course of a couple of days. We were just hanging out at home one Friday afternoon, the two of us (big brother was at the sitter’s), and I decided then and there to take her photos before she was too old (she was technically 3.5 months in these shots I think…) Without a real plan or wardrobe, I picked out some clothes from her closet, tried a few different set ups, found a few ideas online, and this is what I got.

Violet is definitely a second child…very easy going for the most part, and ‘just happy to be around’, as I always say. She let me do pretty much whatever I wanted with her and was a perfect little doll 🙂 I can’t wait to take her 6 month photos (next month!), she’s become so active and spunky since these shots were taken, I will have to move fast to keep up with her!

[PS-The mobile in her room was made by me with a flower punch, an embroidery hoop, thread, and several different shades of pink/orange/coral paint chip swatches. Her denim dress and crocheted flower headband were handmade by my friend Heather, and I was so sad to discover that the dress barely fit her (I thought it was much bigger than it was), but I made it work for the photos.]

Enjoy!

(I know that last shot isn’t technically perfect, but I love her expression! Smiling at her daddy 🙂 )

Be back soon, hope you’re all getting through the winter (not much longer now!)

Dani - She is so very beautiful!! These photos are just gorgeous!

Amy S - Soooo cute!!! I love all of these, but I think that first image in the frame may just be my favorite.

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52 Fridays | Week Nine: Shiny [Personal Project]

 

I think that I say this every week, but this week’s theme (“Shiny”) was a tough one for me! I tried several different ideas but photographing shine is actually pretty technically difficult! None of them really turned out how I pictured, but I decided to go with this one, some hard ‘shiny’ snow that we recently got (people who live in colder temperatures will understand what I mean by ‘shiny’ snow…you see, there are different types of snow…oh yes, I could go on and on about it but I’ll leave it at that, ha!)

Here’s my shot:

It’s pretty, but I’m ready for it to go away and for spring to come now…pretty please??

(I just noticed that I’ve posted B&W shots 2 weeks in a row, oops. Will post something in colour next week, promise!)

Up next, let’s go see how Kimberlee Edwards (Cary, NC Photographer) interpreted the theme!

Back soon,

Tammy Bilodeau - Lovely picture this week. 🙂

Emily - Shiny snow is my favorite! I think you did a fantastic job capturing it!

Jenn - That’s how things look here! You did a great job capturing the shininess of it!

Amy - ahhhh I wish I was there for that shine. I want some snow!

fredericton photographer - hey, awesome photo dude, really very pretty i am waiting for color please upload that as soon as possible…….

Cathy K - I love that you can walk on top of that shiny snow and then all of sudden one foot just falls through! Thanks for the memory!

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MY FAVOURITES OF 2011 [Couples/Engagement]

I LOVE photographing couples. It’s probably my absolute favourite type of session to do. Something about seeing two people who know each other so well interact is just magic to me. Every couple is different, and yet they still all have those moments together that I strive to capture. Usually it’s a laugh, or a look, or a touch that they aren’t even aware of, but it’s there nonetheless, and so so important.

The thing that I also love about the following images is that only 2 of the couples pictured were actually engaged, the rest were already married or have been together for years and years, and the images were taken during family sessions (meaning most of them had kids). I usually always ask the parents if they would like to have a few photos of them alone together…some say no, but most are up for it and I’m always glad when they are because I think it’s really important to document the parents not as parents, but as a couple. Because at the end of it all, the kids leave, but your spouse/significant other is there with you for the long haul, and having that little bit of time together without the kids, even just for a few minutes, can really remind you of why you’re with that person in the first place. They usually find it a little awkward, but my corny ‘pretend like you like each other’ line tends to loosens them up a little bit 🙂

Anyway, I’ll stop rambling, here are my favourites images of couples from the past  year!

Lovely <3

Well, that’s it for my Favourites as far as portrait sessions go, next up, the big one, my favourite wedding images…not sure when that mammoth post will be ready, but it’s going to be a good one!

Back on Friday with another personal post!

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Baby Brother | Kyle [Waterford, NB Newborn Photographer]

My very last session of 2011 (New Year’s Eve, actually!), was with a sweet little boy named Kyle. His mom Krista and I went to high school together and she had contacted me in the Fall about taking his newborn photos. I wasn’t sure when he would be born (he was due right around Christmas), but I was so happy to hear that she had him a few days before…a perfect gift. 10 days later I was at their house photographing his sweetness. He did so well and slept the entire time, and I got to test out a new pod that I got from Janet at Funky Baby Handcrafted Creations. I’m always surprised at just how small newborns are, but he fit just fine in the tiny little basket.

I also got some photos of Kyle with his dad and big brother Sam, who was a little unsure about holding such a tiny baby, but did just great…I can imagine the trouble these two will get into one day 😉

Here is Kyle’s full session, enjoy!

OH MY WORD I AM CAUGHT UP ON 2011 SESSIONS!! 🙂 Just my December wedding to share, and then I can start on 2012! So happy about this, I know it’s going to be a great year, and until it picks up with outdoor sessions again, I have a few ideas of posts I want share, so stay tuned, still lots to come from this little ‘ole blog!

Up next though, my favourite COUPLE photos from 2011.

Until then,

 

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52 Fridays | Week Eight: Time [Personal Project]

 

Back for another week, after taking last week off again *hangs head in shame*. I really want to stay on track for this project, but sometimes life just gets in the way, as they say! Anyway, this is a new week, new theme, and it was a tough one for me, but in the end the shot was standing (well, lying) right in front of me.

This week’s theme? Time.

Here’s my shot…

My daughter Violet, who turned 5 months old on the day this was taken (yesterday). At this point in my life, there is no greater marker of time than my children. Watching them grow reminds me constantly at how quickly time seems to be going by, whether I want it to or not. I can’t believe this rolly polly girl is the same little being that I delivered in my parents’ driveway back in September (oh, you didn’t know that I had my baby outside in the middle of the night on the ground? yeah, totally did, you can read about it here). I also can’t believe that my son Victor is turning 2 on Sunday, he’s still a baby in my eyes (time playing tricks it seems…)

Alright, let’s go see what Amy Ames in Holly Springs, North Carolina did with this challenge!

Be back soon,

Faye - Perfect!! She’s adorable. I can’t believe the changes I see in her in such a short time, and I’m only seeing her online.

Tammy Bilodeau - Perfect! Look at those big beautiful eyes. Wonderful Work. :0

Amy Moisuk - What a gorgeous baby!! And I agree, babies–and children–definitely mark time for us…I never realized how quickly life flies by until I saw my own babies growing. Beautiful shot!

Jenn - She is adorable! Perfect shot and sentiment for “time”!
And, her birth story is absolutely amazing! I was on the edge of my seat while I was reading through it!

Jenny - My children’s jeans are getting shorter – absolutely how I mark time, too. Without watching them I wouldn’t really notice. You have a gorgeous daughter!

Robin Moore - adorable and love those eyes. children do show us true time as they grow so quickly.

Christa P. - Gorgeous shot!!

Cathy K - Yes, children do have a way of showing just how quickly time passes. Your dd’s eyes are beautiful!

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