Tuesday, November 27, 2007

{cool guys}

I had an impromptu photo shoot this weekend with my step-sister's boys and had a great time!! The weather was great and we went to my favorite location (right now!) within walking distance from my house. While they didn't mind getting their pictures taken, they weren't shy about letting us know when they were DONE!

I'm workin' on the rest "S". I'll let you know when they're done! For now here's a sneak peek!


Saturday, November 24, 2007

{beautiful belly}

Can you believe this woman didn't have ONE stretch mark???? I didn't edit them out, really! I'm just a little envious. Really, it should be all of us, or none of us. It's not fair!!!
Anyway, aside from belly envy, I had SO much fun doing this shoot! It's my first "real" maternity shoot and "J" was up for ANYTHING!! It was so great. We even went outside in the snow, bare belly and all. I'm sure the repair man who drove by thought we were crazy!! Thanks "J", can't wait to meet the little man who was doing back flips in there!

*prices subject to change at any time*
I'll also use this maternity post to mention the "Beginnings Sessions". Book your maternity and newborn shoot together and your sitting fee is only $100.00 for both.($150.00 value) Then, feel free to mix the sessions to create your collection. *of course this is AFTER the session building special is over. Right now your session is FREE!!!


Thursday, November 22, 2007

{let it snow...}

If it HAS to snow, I love the big, fluffy, lazy snowflakes. That's how it was snowing yesterday morning, so I grabbed my camera and whichever child happened to be with me and made her model! "P" was all for it though and posed like a pro. She said when we were done..."that wasn't so bad, Mom!" I wonder if they think I take too many pictures???


Monday, November 19, 2007

{sneak peek}

I was a little worried during this shoot! There wasn't a whole lot o' light! That's a bit of a problem in the winter, here in the prairies, when you're a natural light photographer. But we waited it out and the sun peeked through enough for us to get some great shots!! We also ventured outside even though it was a cool day. Thank goodness little "J" had that adorable hat!

Thanks so much "C & C". I'll let you know when the rest are done! I can't wait for you to see them!


Sunday, November 18, 2007


These are 3 of our 8 nephews. We have no nieces and our girls are the only girls on both sides of our families. So getting to photograph some boys is a treat! These boys could work a camera! They could give me the pouty, no smile face on command(check out "B" in the middle..I love that face!)...well except for "A"... trying to not smile caused a fit of giggles! By the end of the shoot they were posing like pros and coming up with their own. You guys were so fun to photograph and I can't wait for our skate park shoot in the spring! Love ya! ~ Auntie Carol~

Friday, November 16, 2007

{budding photographer}

My daughter "A" loves to take pictures. She would even like a camera of her own for Christmas and she wants to know everything about photography. She asked me today how to make a background blury and when I started telling her about aperature, she stopped me so she could take notes!! That's my girl!

A couple of weeks ago I did a shoot for my sister and her family and another family. "A" was my "second shooter" taking pics right along side me. She asked me today if we could photoshop some. So here are some of her best and a couple that she took of me taking pictures!!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Little Miss."H"

I had a great time this afternoon hanging out with "H" and her mom. Hanging out with them is a common occurance but this time I had my camera in tow. "H" knows exactly what she likes and what she doesn't.... I love that about a girl!

Can't wait to finish the rest . I'll let you know when they're done "C"!


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

{people in my neighbourhood}

My husband and I were discussing what we would do with the 35 million dollars we were going to win in Lotto 6/49. Of course we didn't win, we're still in the country, but one thing we agreed on was that we wouldn't move from our house. It's not ginormous or super fancy but we wouldn't want to move from our street.

We moved here 2 years ago and we LOVE it here. We love the town, the community, the neighbourhood, but most of all we love our neighbours! Neighbours can make or break the experience of where you live. I've known people who have moved because they didn't like theirs.

We've had BBQ's, parties, picnics and just impromptu get togethers. Our children go from one house to the next and we know they are safe at any of these homes. It's a great feeling knowing all the kids and parents my children will grow up with.

These children have also inspired my love of photography and have helped me practice! Here are just a few of the people in our neigbourhood.

Thanks for being such great neighbours!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

{the investment}

*prices are subject to change at any time*
Prices & Specials

Session sitting fee is $75.00 and covers photographers time and talent. Includes, 1-2 hours for session, editing of 30-50 proofs and on-line proof gallery or in-person proofing, whichever you prefer.

*Portfolio building special* session fee is waived and 25% off all print prices.

Print Prices

~Gift Prints~

4 - 31/2x5 - $20.00

8 - wallets - $20.00

2 - 5x7 - $20.00

8x10 - $25.00

~Wall Prints~

11x14 - $45.00

16x20 - $65.00

20x24 - $90.00

20x30 - $110.00

*larger sizes available


Collections are available with substantial savings and start at $200.00. With a pre-order of a collection $400.00 or over, your session fee is waived. (Sale prices not applicable on collections)

~Specialty Items~

Gallery wrap canvas

Plaque mount


DVD slideshows

Session albums

*please inquire about these items

~Coming Soon~

Birth announcements

Holiday Cards

Storyboards and collages

Coffee Table Books

"H" is another of my favs to photograph. She is always a willing model!

Monday, November 5, 2007

{capturing real life...freckles and all}

Session info

I love to photograph children being them. If that means running after them to get the shot...so be it! I want to capture their personalities, not just their faces.

My approach is casual and relaxed, with a mix of posed shots and more candid shots. A session can take place in your home or at a location of your choice. A session may take anywhere from 1-2 hours and there is plenty of time for feedings, snacks, diaper and clothing changes. A variety of clothing is great and I encourage you to bring more than one outfit, as well as any accessories you love, hats, scarves, blankets, sweaters or any cherished items that your children can't live without. I love fun, bright colours for clothing, really anything goes, but try to avoid any distracting logos or busy prints. For family shots you don't need to match, just co-ordinate.

This is shot from my first newborn shoot. "J" would not fall asleep but by the end of the session he finally conked out. Getting pictures taken is hard work!

Big brother "L" didn't mind sitting for me.... just wouldn't smile:) I'll take whatever I can get, lol!


Thursday, November 1, 2007

{my freckle faces}

These are my inspirations in everything I do, but especially in photography. Photography allows me to capture a moment of my daughter's lives that I can get back by looking at the picture.
The little sister:

The middle sister:

The big sister:

I'm sure you will see these faces alot. I love to take pictures of them! They, on the other hand, not so much! Sometimes I have to bribe them....that's o.k.....right?