Category archives: CHILDREN

Before the rain started to fall... | Waterloo family photographer

The weather and I have had a few issues this summer. Some days it has been my best friend and others, it has totally let me down. (I’m writing this on a day that I have attempt number three with a family scheduled – we’ve been rained out the last two times. Tonight is a beach shoot and what is the weather network saying… TORNADO WATCH)

On this night I drove to a gorgeous location to meet this family hoping the rain would hold off. With dark clouds in the distance, we started shooting but not even half way in, drops started to fall. So this post is part one with part two to follow (on a nicer day and new location). I’m looking forward to spending more time with this gorgeous family. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I have the best clients! And this one (mom that is) also happens to be a photographer. You can view Catherine’s work here!  She’s great.

What a treat... | Kitchener family photographer

When I first began this photography adventure, there were a few photographers I looked to for inspiration. Christine Kufske was one of them. When I heard the amazing things she was doing in our community through a little organization called Smiling Eyes, I jumped on board. So needless to say, when Christine asked me to photograph her family I was both honoured and thrilled. Not only is she a fabulous photographer, beautiful person (inside and out), she’s a pretty cool mom. She let the girls choose their own outfits and how they’d like their hair styled for the shoot so what you see here is 100% them. Now that’s cool.

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Get ready... | Port Burwell family photographer

…because this is a long one!

Maybe it’s because I’m in a sharing kind of mood. Maybe it’s the gorgeous light we had. Maybe it’s me missing the beach with my boys. Maybe it’s because these kids are just too cute. And yes, I’m a wee bit bias when it comes to this family and their kiddos. They’re good friends, in fact Dana (the gorgeous mom) and I actually went to high school together and had our first babes just one day apart so I have watched these kids grow up. It was a fun session – my first beach session of the year (there’s another coming up in a week or so) and we had a perfect day for it. We hit the beach in the early evening and stayed close to sundown.

This is what summer memories are made of.

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when things get busy...

…it’s always our family pics that get left behind but I’m slowly getting around to them. I posted a few pics last month from our little cottage vacation but wanted to share more. Here’s another peek. It was a cool, bright, clear windy day – perfect for kite flying. We went out with one big pirate ship kite and one pretty small and unassuming ironman kite. We were pretty sure the pirate ship would steal the show but to our surprise that little red ironman kite flew like nobody’s business. The pirate ship was good once it got up there but the small one was soaring long before. Hours went by and these two kept flying…

more from Pasley Island...

Well I’ve already posted about the gorgeous island and how much I miss it. Still do. Now I’ll share some shots of what brought me there. JinkyArt is a name synonymous with creativity, flair and pure genius when it comes to child photography. Barb Uil, the face behind Jinky, was one of the first photographers I admired just starting out and my admiration hasn’t weaned. That said, it was a thrill to meet Barb who travelled all the way from Australia to give us a peek inside her brilliance. Barb, you truly are amazing and I thank you for your openess and willingness to share. You made a fabulous weekend even more fabulous and I thank you.

Here’s just a peek into how we filled our days…

 

 

from top row: wee babe on a beach, same babe attacked by the workshop paparazzi; full day of rain followed by a magnificent double rainbow – it’s real!; a few candids of our host’s boys who reminded me of my own; our gorgeous host Rebecca and her adorable family; more Rebecca and family; Barb and our little ‘fairy’ model; she was so perfect and can you believe that mossy forest?