Archive for September, 2011

This family was so excited to meet their little boy, as you can see in their maternity photos.  And he FINALLY arrived!  I couldn’t believe how alert and calm he was.  I have never seen a new baby so happy to just look around at everything.  He was awake for almost an hour and a half straight, and so happy!  I was glad to be able to capture those big blue eyes; and oh his expressions were funny!

funny face

bright eyed baby boy

bowtie baby

baby visor

baby in hat

proud parents

Now booking newborn sessions up until Christmas.  Please contact early to ensure availability.  Smile

– Kim

Lyndsey’s family!  With a whopping 68 votes!!

contest winner

Congratulations to you and your family!  You have just won yourself a fall family photo session and a 16×20 wall portrait.  (A $300 value!)  Oh…and an EXTRA congrats as they just had their baby girl this morning!!  Thank you to everyone who participated and for those of you who voted.

But I didn’t want anyone to leave empty-handed.  For those of you brave enough to submit your family photo to the contest; I would like to offer each of you 50% off of a fall family session.  Offer good until November 30th, 2011.  Thanks for playing!!  Open-mouthed smile

– Kim

I woke up this morning FEELING like fall was in the air.  Which of course made me want to sort through some of my photos from this summer.  I came across these ones from the trip the kids and I made back to Brandon, Manitoba back in July.  I just LOVE them!  Well, not just the kids, but the photos too.  Winking smile  I absolutely LOVE the yellow of the canola fields in the prairies.  Something you don’t see out in the Ottawa area, and kind of miss.

And ALSO, it is so tough to get a natural look from these two.  I swear…they are my hardest subjects!!  The one of the two of them together will be big on my wall – I’ve already decided that.  Which is what I recommend to everyone.  If you’ve got a good shot – order it up big for your wall and enjoy it!!  Open-mouthed smile

kids in canola fieldlaughs girl in canola field

He had to put on his “shades” it was so bright out there!

homemade shades

And my gal had to SMELL all the flowers of course.

smelling the flowers

And since it seems as summer is over, it’s time to start thinking about fall portraits (and CHRISTMAS)!  If you are interested in having fall family photos in the bright coloured leaves, it’s best to book early to ensure availability.  Can’t wait to hear from you!!

– Kim

I don’t think you can even IMAGINE how excited I was to be contacted by this family to photograph their new baby boy.  They had been through so much to get this little guy here.  (One of those true miracle kinda stories.)  So I was honoured to be chosen to capture those first few weeks.  He was probably the oldest newborn I have worked with at mere 15 days old.  But technically he wasn’t due to be born until the end of September anyways.  A wee little peanut though, and OH SO ADORABLE!  Winking smile  I could have played with him all day (if he would have quit making messes on Dad!)

baby necktie

dad and baby

baby with visor

Little visor by Merry Photo Props and knitted hat is by Leap of Faith Designs. Both very talented ladies! Smile

smiley baby

baby bits

If you would like to schedule your own newborn session, please feel free to contact me to set something up.  I look forward to chatting!!  Smile

– Kim

Happy Labour Day everyone!  And how perfect is it to have a beautiful pregnant mama to show off today?  Winking smile

I thought I would have to wait the loooong 9 months to find out whether this family would be bringing a boy or girl into this world.  As she never found out what she was having for her first two pregnancies.  But something made them want to find out this time around.  And what a surprise it was when they found out it was going to be a little girl!  I asked her oldest boy if he had names picked out for his baby sister.  He told me he did, but his mom didn’t like any of them.  Heehee.  So we’ll have to wait and see what they decide for this little one.  Although it won’t be too much longer!  I can’t wait!!  Open-mouthed smile

its a girl

siblings and mom


expectant mama

Maternity portraits are best taken somewhere between your 34th and 38th week.  Please contact me if you’re interested in booking your own session.  I look forward to hearing from you!!


Worst family photo contest

Everyone has had a bad family photo at least ONCE in their lives. Being a photographer myself, I usually am required to place my camera on a tripod, set the timer and make the mad dash to be in the photo. I have ended up with a few gems, but more often than not, I get a complete family photo FAIL!

bad family photo

Oh dear!  There are so many things wrong with this photo it isn’t even funny!  Well, maybe a LITTLE funny.  Winking smile  So I have decided to run a contest for people who have had the same issues capturing that awesome family photo.

All you need to do is submit your BAD family photo to me via email at (Let’s keep this PG – no nudity or vulgar images please!) You will have until September 15th, 2011 to email me your bad family photos. I will upload them to my facebook fan page and you and all your friends and relatives can vote on which family is in most NEED of a great family photo by LIKING the particular photo.

Please invite everyone you know to vote to better your chances:

  • Post the contest on your facebook wall.
  • Share my fanpage with all your friends by clicking the “share” on the left hand side.
  • A good old fashioned phone call or email works too!!

Voting will continue until 9pm EST on September 23rd, 2011. At that point the winner will be announced right here on my BLOG!


Wanna know what that horrible family photo could win you?

  • One family portrait session taken at a local Ottawa park this fall.
  • One 16×20 wall portrait all ready for framing.

That’s a value of $300!


The fine print: Please do not submit any professional portraits.  Winnings have no cash value and therefore cannot be used towards previous sessions or other products. Portrait session is for immediate family only (no extended families please) and must take place before November 30th, 2011. Only first names will be used to identify photos uploaded to facebook. Contest closes September 23rd at 9pm EST.  All other portraits and sessions are available at regular prices and are listed on my website.

Good luck to everyone!!

– Kim