BIG ANNOUNCEMENT today!!  Introducing K Photo and Design’s BRAND NEW WEBSITE!!  www.k-photo.ca  Same address – NEW LOOK! 

To enter:

  • LIKE K Photo and Design’s Facebook page (if you haven’t already)

  • LIKE the announcement post

  • Visit the NEW website at www.k-photo.ca + Sign up for the MAILING LIST

  • SHARE this post

  • Leave a COMMENT indicating you have done all that

Let me know what you like most about the new site!!  

The fine print: Contest period ends November 30th, 2017 – 11:59pm EST. One entry per person.  The winner agrees to their name being published as the identified winner on the K Photo and Design’s Facebook status and the blog.  Session must take place before July 1st, 2018 | within Ottawa, Ontario city limits.  Immediate family only.  Winnings have no cash value, and therefore cannot be exchanged for other sessions or used towards product or previous portraits/products.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

– Kim

I have a few families that fight for my first AM slot for my annual Fall mini sessions.  But these guys usually win – as Mom is always thinking ahead.  Usually before Summer is over she is contacting me to get going on organizing the sessions.  Haha!  The kids are always so funny.  Goofy, but well behaved.  I always have such a fun time with them.  Mom asked me if I recognized little bro’s sweater – and I DID.  It was worn by his big brother a few years back for the kids fall portraits. They’re so darn cute!!

Currently booking the last little bit of Fall sessions before the leaves are gone for another year.  If you’re interested, let me know! info@k-photo.ca  And as always, you can keep track of what is going on at K Photo and Design by following along on Facebook or Twitter.

– Kim

SUPER excited to be displaying some K Photo and Design baby and belly wall art at the new UC Baby ultrasound location.  You can find them at 2068 Robertson Rd., Suite #110 Nepean, ON.  UC Baby® Ottawa is offers a very unique bonding 3D ultrasound experience to expectant families to cherish their special time. This service is offered by professional team using the revolutionary 3D and 4D Ultrasound technology.  They have many different packages available including photos/video – even heartbeat bears!  If you are expecting a new baby…this is the place to be.  Tell them I sent you!

Expectant mommies are best photographed at around the 34th-38th week, before you start to feel “too-pregnant”.  You will have a nice round bump by this time depending on if you are on your first, second or even third baby.  And don’t forget to book your newborn session!!  New babies are best photographed within the first week.  They are so teeny and fresh at that point – you don’t want to miss it!  That is why is it best to reserve your spot while you are still pregnant.  Please contact me for more info: info@k-photo.ca  I can’t wait to hear from you!! Open-mouthed smile

– Kim

Annual Fall mini sessions will take place September 30th, 2017!!  It is a great opportunity to update your family photo and create some beautiful Christmas gifts.  I have several spaces available in the morning or afternoon.  Don’t delay in reserving your spot!!

$225 will get you a 20 minute session for your family/children, 5 digital images with print release and access to special pricing on additional digital images, prints or products.  info@k-photo.ca if you have any questions or would like to reserve.

 

– Kim

One thing I miss terribly about moving out East, is the amazing coloured fields of the prairies. You have canola.  Which is my absolute favourite – because it’s yellow. But I also love the flax fields.  The blue looks just like water as you drive by.  Especially if there is a breeze running though the flowers.  I’m also a big fan of the sunflower fields.  But it’s hard to time our visit when EVERYTHING is in bloom.  Because that would just not happen.  Another thing that has been increasingly difficult is convincing the kids to go on these adventures with me to take photos.  And even worse, my son decided to wear the same shirt for ALL PHOTOS I took while we were on vacation.  So…of course, here is the pizza shirt again. #PizzaShirt 

As we finished up playing around in the canola, I warned the kids that I saw a beautiful flax field I wanted to stop at. They groaned and begun complaining. But I had to find a side road to be able to get off the main highway.  When that looked like it wasn’t going to happen – they cheered! Until…I DID find a side road.  As we drove closer to the field we realized it had an electric fence around and a very large sign that said “no trespassing”.  The kids cheered again.  So as a compromise, I did NOT trespass…but stood on the outside of the fence and took my photo. I’m glad I did. How pretty is all that blue?

I take a limited amount of family/children sessions in the summer while back in the Brandon, MB area.  If you would like to be put on my 2018 list, let me know! info@k-photo.ca

-Kim

“We have added another munchkin to our brood and would love to have you capture the fleeting newborn stage and update our family photo.”  I couldn’t believe I was hearing this update from one of my favourite families!!  It’s amazing to compare this new little guy to his big brother and sister.  As baby was getting ready for his debut photo shoot his brother and sister kept me busy with stories of their Dad’s hockey career.  What was even funnier was the look Dad gave me….like the majority of that story may not be true.  Haha!  But they did keep me entertained while baby was snacking.  Even suggested I should photograph them wrestling; which I promptly did.  Haha!  What bundles of energy!!  And baby…well he just liked to be held – and eat – and then be held some more.  I think he has Mom and Dad wrapped around his little finger already.  As they should be.

Newborns tend to photograph best when they are brand new, therefore it is best to reserve your spot while you are still pregnant.  Now booking newborn, kids and family portraits sessions.  And please stay tuned to hear about our annual mini session dates coming up this Fall.  Any questions?  Give me a shout!  info@k-photo.ca  Talk soon!!

-Kim

A few weeks after her 18th birthday, we had to say goodbye to our first little fur baby.  She was not my cat….I think I was her human.  Hard to imagine, I’ve spent almost half my life with that cranky cat!!  You had to be in her circle of trust though.  (Yes, we recently watched “Meet the Parents”)  Once you were in…you were hers for life.  She was so motherly to us all.  I remember when our son was born, every time he would cry she would come and tell us about it.  Like we couldn’t hear him ourselves!  She just made sure we were aware.  When we were expecting our daughter; Ami would sit on my belly every night.  I think she knew I was pregnant before we did!  And if the kids or I were ever sick?  You could count on her to lay on top of you to offer her healing powers.  She was the BEST napping companion.  There was a time at around 3:00, she would go upstairs to our bedroom and call me for a nap!  I feel she was heartbroken when Lyzzie past away last summer.  Not only did she take care of us, she looked after that cat too.  After we’d go to bed, you would always catch them curled up together on the couch.  So as we start to pack up food/water dishes, cat treats, etc….the house just feels a little bit empty.  It’s weird…every once in a while I still hear that incredibly loud meow.  Like it’s embedded in our walls.

She would always hide under my computer desk waiting for cuddles.   Always a great companion while editing photos.  Ami would either sit on the back of the couch and place her paw on my shoulder.  Or climb into my lap and her paw would go in my shirt.  It’s like she had to have that skin contact.

My daughter painted this amazing portrait of our cat.  I think it looks exactly like her.  I just love it!! And Ami looks impressed too.

As always, please keep up with K Photo and Design on facebook or twitter.  Currently booking for late summer and fall 2017.

-Kim

One of my FAVOURITE festivals Ottawa has to offer is the Tulip fest. I just love the sea of various colours.  And it’s a gamble every year as to when to go and see the tulips.  It has been too hot, too wet, too cold, too windy…and with a few extremely hot days, they can fry up pretty quick.  That is why when we were expecting several hot, sunny days in a row I had better get my butt down there.  Even if I didn’t bring the kids with me.  Which they yelled at me for.  But it was actually nice to crawl around in the dirt without the complaining to move on to the next bunch of flowers.  I was however not the ONLY person there.  For the middle of the day during the week, it was CRAZY CROWDED!!  But that didn’t matter…I managed to capture some of my favourite photos of the tulips to this date. I kind of like the Canada 150 tulip…if you couldn’t tell. 

Now booking portraits and events for the summer.  info@k-photo.ca  And as always, please find me on Facebook or Twitter.  I look forward to hearing from you!

– Kim

Always happy to get the call that there is another baby on the way.  I hadn’t seen this family since their baby boy, well….was a baby!  He is definitely full of beans now at 2 years old.  (Hard to believe he was THIS baby!)  He kept himself busy by baking “cookies” with his pot and spatula as Mom and I tried to settle his lil’ sis.  I think she had pretty much decided before I arrived that all she wanted to eat and cuddle all day long. Luckily, in between feedings we managed to snap a few cute photos.  My favourite part has always been capturing and creating the Fingers+Toes collage.  Every single one is unique.  And for this one, I particularly fell in love with the little photo of the back of her neck with this little wispy hairs.  Sooooooo cute!!  

Oh…and before I forget, the blanket shown below was made by her 90+ year old Great Grandmother and saved for her before she passed.  Definitely a special heirloom, as she could hardly see as she was finishing it up.  I was told she didn’t even know that there was a baby girl on the way!  She must have had a sixth sense.  It was soooo pretty and dainty.

The weather is getting warmer and I’m beginning to see a lot more green arriving every day.  This is the perfect time to start thinking about outdoor family photos!  Now booking for Spring/Summer of 2017.  And of course, ALWAYS taking newborn bookings.  Drop me a line, we can chat! info@k-photo.ca

– Kim

Introducing a NEW location you can view K Photo and Design’s artwork.  Baby Snuggles 3D/4D Ultrasound facility gives you the opportunity to see your baby before he/she arrives!  They offer various different packages allowing you to hear your baby’s heartbeat, gender determination, you can even bring home your ultrasound pictures!  I love matching up the ultrasound photos with a baby’s newborn images to see the resemblance.  They also make a pretty nice prop to use for maternity photos.  Just saying. Winking smile

So if you’re thinking of finding out if you are carrying a boy or girl, give Baby Snuggles a call – tell ‘em I sent you!  Smile

 

Expectant mommies are best photographed at around the 34th-38th week, before you start to feel “too-pregnant”.  You will have a nice round bump by this time depending on if you are on your first, second or even third baby.  And don’t forget to book your newborn session!!  New babies are best photographed within the first week.  They are so teeny and fresh at that point – you don’t want to miss it!  That is why is it best to reserve your spot while you are still pregnant.  Please contact me for more info: info@k-photo.ca  I can’t wait to hear from you!! Open-mouthed smile

– Kim