Thursday, August 26, 2010

Night Scenes

Tonight I wanted to play with a new softbox I purchased this week and I really love it.  If you are interested in an evening light session, these are the types of images that I will be trying to capture for you.

This type of session is suited to families with children over the age of 5 or 6 as it is later in the evening and younger children usually don't last very long.  Also, we have to work rather quickly because the light is fading rapidly and the older children are better able to hold a pose so that we can capture everything quickly.

We shot these images between 7:15pm and 8:15pm tonight.

If you think you might like to have an evening session, give me a call or send me an email.


Fall Family Portraits - Special

Yesterday evening I sent out an email to my clients letting them know about a Fall Portrait Special I am offering in October.  Actually, after years of procrastinating about putting some type of newsletter together, it was my first "mailing".  I am one of those people who don't like too much email where I am one of many in the To: box.  That is always in the back of my mind so my thought was to put something together only when necessary so that I don't bother people with things they didn't ask for.   I decided that this year I wanted to be more organized about capturing family portraits in the park with the beautiful fall colours as the backdrop and to do that, I had to get on top of things now.  I put together a simple sheet to show what colours I have captured on various dates and jumped right over my procrastination block (okay, after week of thinking about it), and hit send.  Well, I was a bit surprized at how quickly people started emailing me with date requests.  This is exciting and now I just pray for nice weather which is the only real down side to planning portraits outside.

October is already a busy month for Birthday's in our family, plus this year I have the honour of photographing the students of Milton Community Nursery School.  My kids both went there and it was such a wonderful place with the best teachers around that I just didn't want to let go of my connection there.  I was so excited when I was chosen to photograph the students this year.  If you have been looking for a Nursery School or will be, you must check them out at  So I need to be very organized about how I schedule sessions this fall but this is something I really wanted to do and I am pleased that I just did it.

If you are interested in a Fall Portrait for a beautiful piece of art for your home that is of the people you love, contact me to grab a time on one of the 3 dates I have available. 

Park sessions will be offered on Saturday October 9th, Saturday October 16th and Sunday October 24th.  There are 6 sessions each day.  A small deposit of $25 is requested to hold your date and time.  This amount will be applied to the session fee of $149 and you will also receive a $25 print credit to use when you place your print order after the session images have been presented to you.

Well, I plan on enjoying what is left of the summer break and then my life will be come more organized once the kids are in school.  I may have one more trip to Wonderland left in me!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Can you believe it?

Mrs. L is having her 3rd baby!  Yes, her 3rd and she looks fantastic.  She only has 3 weeks to go until she meets this little one.  She came to the session with a few ideas and cute clothing options that were fantastic.  I just loved shooting her and the camera just loves her!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I was so excited to see little Miss. M and when I opened the door I had to stop and stare for a moment.  Now 3 years old, I could still see that beautiful baby face that I photographed when she was nearly 6 months.  She was coming to introduce me to her new little brother who reminded me of her a lot.  Here is what she looked like when I first met her.


Now she has this beautiful baby brother and she is a very sweet older sister.

Such a little doll.  I love the left hand slightly reaching out like a real fairly princess.