Archive for May, 2011

Father's day

gift tokens

I had so much fun giving out these tokens for Mother’s day, I thought I’d Dad in on the fun!

Gift certificates are available in any amount, but must cover full session cost ($150) to receive a prize token. Prizes worth up to $85! Only one token per gift certificate. They are sealed and randomly selected by photographer. Offer valid until June 21st, 2011. So contact me ASAP at or by phone 613-668-5464 to order your very own gift certificate for Father’s day!  That’s coming up on June 19th in case you were not aware of that! Winking smile

Two completely unrelated things.  But as it worked out, they both occured today!  And it’s not EVERY day that I have another photographer feature me on their blog.  So I guess today would be one of those odd days.  Lee-Ann of “Ginger Snaps!” did a little Q&A with me if you would like to take a look.  Plus I was able to show off some of beautiful baby and family photos.  Winking smile

I quite enjoyed our little taste of summer today.  But as I was digging around in my garden I remembered I hadn’t posted any photos from the Tulip festival this year.  Which is one of my favourite events of the year, and one of the reasons why I love Ottawa so much.  Each year it’s getting a little bit harder to convince my son to go down to see the flowers though.  He’s a true boy; why in the world would he want to see FLOWERS?  Until he smelled the Beaver Tails that is.  Then he was on a mission to find where that sweet smell was coming from.  My daughter on the other hand, LOVED all the flowers.  She liked the pink ones, the purple ones, the red ones and even the white ones.  And when she saw the yellow ones she was so excited to show me, because well, yellow is MY favourite colour!  Because of conflicting schedules and the crappy weather, we didn’t get down to see the tulips until it was almost too late.  Some of them were pretty well done, but others still made a pretty picture.  Smile

Pink tulips

Purple tulips

Light pink tulip

All that being said, I am itching to get outside in this nice weather!  (With my camera of course.)  If you are thinking of setting up a family portrait this summer, don’t delay!  The summer months tend to book up quickly.  Please contact me today ( so we can chat.  Enjoy the beautiful week ahead!!  Open-mouthed smile

– Kim

I’m very much a name gal.  I LOVE to hear what name a new parent has chosen to give their newborn baby.  And this little guy landed the CUTEST name!  Okay, I totally gave it away…but meet little Romeo.  (Totally love it!)  They were not expecting this little guy to arrive quite so early.  Poor mom didn’t get a chance to finish up work and have some time to herself as planned.  Instead she’s got quite the houseful with little Romeo and his active big sister.  (Which by the way, was the sweetest little thing ever!)  I was so happy to have a little boy to photograph; it seems as if lately there’s been an abundance of girls.  Not that I don’t have so much fun with girls!  But I had just made a new prop (a little boys necktie), that I definitely needed the perfect little boy to test it out for me.  I think Romeo did an EXCELLENT job!  Okay, here’s a few I’d like to show off.  Smile

boy with tie

baby spike

content baby

And of course you can’t forget big sister!

big sister

little fingers

K Photo and Design is now booking up spots throughout the summer for newborn portraits.  If you would like to set something up, it’s best to contact me while you are still pregnant to ensure availability.  I look forward to hearing from you!!

– Kim

I have such a weak spot in my heart for dark haired babies, and little Mia was no exception.  She was the cutest darn thing!  But did she LOVE her mama!  She knew right away when mama was holding her; there was no fooling her!  We’d put her down, she’d cry.  Mom would pick her up and instantly she stopped.  She didn’t even need to hold her close to her or cuddle her.  Just her hands on her little body was enough.  I can imagine their household will be a little crazy trying to keep up with the new baby AND her active big brother.  I wish them all the luck in the world!  Smile

As you may tell, I had a REALLY hard time picking just a few to show off.  Introducing sweet little Mia.

newborn sleeping

sweet sleeper

relaxing baby

blue flower headband

baby in basket

I like to call this one “no more pictures, please!”  no more pictures

All of the little flower headbands were from a local business called i love bows.  She makes some really awesome creations.  If your little girl needs some accessories, please give her a shout.  (And tell her I sent you Winking smile)

K Photo and Design is currently booking newborn portraits for the summer months.  (July is going to be one crazy month!)  If you would like to capture your new baby in their first few days, please remember to reserve a spot while you are still pregnant.  It just makes it easier to have planned everything ahead of time.  For more information, or to reserve a session, please contact me at  I look forward to hearing from you!

– Kim

I don’t think there is a better way to start off the Mother’s day weekend than with this beautiful mama expecting their first baby.

But seriously, I just love photographing people who straight out tell me that it’s going to be difficult for me to photograph them.  (However I believe these two were very wrong.)  This gal was just glowing in anticipation of their baby girl arriving sometime the end of May.  I must admit, I can’t wait to meet her either!  (And also find out the name they have chosen.)  Smile

round belly

little pink shoes

pregnant belly

ultrasound image

They got their first look at their baby at 3D Miracles ultrasound clinic.  It’s amazing how you can actually get a little preview of what your baby will look like.

pregnant couple

Maternity sessions are best scheduled when you are between 34 and 38 weeks along in your pregnancy.  If you would like to book your own session, please contact me to set something up.

– Kim

I was unsure if it was possible for a baby to have luscious lips.  Then I met miss Lea.  And I DARE you to disagree with me!  She was one of the bigger babies that I’ve seen lately.  This tubby little 9 pounder was big trou-ble!  With way too much excitement going on, she did NOT want to miss a thing!  She’s already got mom, dad and grandparents wrapped around her little finger.  I can just imagine as she gets older!  Okay, I’m just going to show her off and all her chubby cuteness!  Smile

chubby baby

flower headband

sleeping baby

alert baby

little baby toes

You can find these gorgeous headbands on I LOVE BOWS website.  I just love her stuff!  Open-mouthed smile

K Photo and Design is now booking portrait sessions into the summer months.  It’s best to contact early to ensure availability.  ( Oh, and please don’t forget to spoil your favourite mother this coming Sunday.  Are you still looking for the perfect gift?  Why not a gift certificate!  (I’ll throw in a little surprise too!) Winking smile Click here for details.