Archive for June, 2011

I think it is so important to meet up with my clients before we actually sit down for a portrait session.  We are able to not only go over ideas, but I am able to find out what they do NOT want.  This gals mama was quite certain she did not like the look of the umbilical cord stump.  So either we needed to wait until it fell off, or I would need to do some sort of digital magic.  I opted to just wait a few days in hopes her belly button would be photo-ready.  Not only did it fall off, but isn’t it the most perfect belly button you’ve ever seen?  (FYI: She smelled really good too!!)  Winking smile

baby snoozing

The little headband above was provided by a local mom-based business: I Love Bows.

angelic baby

Fancy girl

baby in a basket

Sweet smiles

baby so small

If you are expecting and thinking of possibly having photos taken of your new baby, please contact me at to schedule your own newborn session.  Can’t wait to hear from you!  Smile

– Kim

I believe newborn photos are best taken within the first ten days of a baby’s arrival.  Not only do they cooperate a little better, but the reality is they don’t stay small forever.  (As much as you’d like them to)  In my experience, I noticed a huge change within the first month – they are completely different looking babies.  Photography is an EXCELLENT way to preserve these memories, and also document your kids as they grow (and unfortunately KEEP growing).  Most of my newborn clients know how I LOVE to capture a new babies little fingers and toes.  But another way I have discovered is by doing hand and feet prints.  Whether you want to get out some finger paints or clay; it’s a fun way to keep track of how much they have grown, or how big they are at a certain age.

Now this by no means a professional art quality piece of work; but it was definitely a fun project to do.  Now I have this awesome little keepsake!  I did the first little hand print with my son when he was 3 years old.  Just your standard kit from Michaels; nothing too fancy.  Although I do admit, I didn’t really follow all of the instructions.  I decided to create my own look rather than the one they showed on the box.  And now 5 years later I got the same little kit and did a matching hand print of my daughter at age 3.  I think it’s so neat to see how small they were at that age and compare the two.  I can tell that my son has got my hands, and my daughter – definitely my hubby’s.  But what’s interesting to me is how their fingers are in the EXACT same position.  With their index and middle fingers closer together, and then the pinkie way off doing something else.  Interesting, hey?  Well, these are my little people’s little hands.  Aren’t they so cute??  Open-mouthed smile

hand prints

Would you like to capture some memories of your little ones growing up?  Please contact me to schedule your very own portrait session.  I can’t wait to hear from you!!

– Kim

I was so excited when I was contacted to photograph this little family again.  I feel like they have grown before my eyes!  One of my first portrait sessions when I started K Photo and Design was this mamas maternity session.  Then the newborn session followed, and last summer I managed to photograph this cutie again when she was almost one.  And now here I am photographing another belly, and soon to be new baby.  It’s quite amazing actually.  So here are a few of my favourites.  Smile


big sister

ultrasound image

baby in belly

expectant couple

K Photo and Design is now booking for August and September.  Only a few dates remain available for July, so don’t delay in contacting me to set up a summer portrait.  I look forward to hearing from you!!

– Kim

This family is going to be expanding by one more little boy in the very near future.  Although you’d never think that there was a baby in there.  It literally looks like she’s just shoved a little basketball up her shirt.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could ALL look that gorgeous while carrying around an extra 15(ish) pounds?  Their hands will definitely be full if he’s anything like his active big brother.  He was so talkative, and funny…I definitely got my workout for the day, that’s for sure!  Here’s a few snippets from their session.

perfect round belly

expectant mama

pregnant mother

mom with son

Maternity session are best done while you are 34-38 weeks pregnant (depending on how your belly is growing).  If you would like to book a session for yourself please contact me so we can chat.  I look forward to hearing from you!

– Kim

I had a great time meeting up with this couple – now a little family of three.  It feels like it wasn’t too long ago that I was photographing mama’s perfectly round belly.  And a few weeks ago it was this perfect little baby.

I seriously don’t now how they can fit so much cuteness into such a little package!  It’s amazing.  This little gal was one of the sweetest little things I’ve had the pleasure of photographing.  She was so relaxed and easy going as long as we did what she wanted to do.  And if you hadn’t guessed, she already has Mom and Dad wrapped around her little finger.  (I can’t blame them though, I’d do anything for that sweet little face!)  I had some real difficulties picking a few favourites…but this is what I came up with.  Isn’t she just the cutest?!?!  Open-mouthed smile

In Dad's hands

baby smiles

Chubby cheeks

relaxing baby

curled up in basket

baby bits

This little cutie was 10 days old.  Newborn babies photograph best when they are between 5 and 10 days old.  Therefore it’s best to reserve a spot while you are still pregnant.  If you are thinking of having your new baby photographed when they arrive, please contact me so we can chat about your session.  Also, why not join me on facebook?  Then you can keep up with any news or promotions that are going on.  I look forward to hearing from you!

– Kim

I know we’re almost halfway through the year (if you can believe it!), but I wanted to share a new package that was introduced back in January.  It has quickly become one of my more popular items, especially for new parents.  I’m talking about Digital Packages.  I currently have two packages available to suit your needs.

Each package includes:

  • High resolution images on a CD for printing
  • Low resolution images on a CD for online sharing
  • Professionally printed 5×7 of each image chosen
  • Custom CD case to hold everything together

Digital package boy

Digital package girl

Full details for these packages can be found in the pricing section on my website.

Don’t forget, the summer months book up quickly, so if you’re thinking of scheduling a portrait session, please don’t delay!!

– Kim