Archive for January, 2012

I didn’t come up with it, but I read it somewhere and thought just how true it is!

In the days of film, I would walk in to my local photo lab with a 24 exposure roll of film and walk away with about 20 photos to put into my albums.  I’d get reprints done and send them away to my family so they could enjoy pictures of my son as well.  And now with everything going digital, I love being able to easily email or update my facebook with current pictures.  But I still print them out and put them into albums.  For many reasons: Peace of mind.  It’s just an extra back up. I would NEVER want to lose my memories to some stupid technology-fail.  Secondly, I like to see everything as it happens in order.  Not having to search through folders and folders of file numbers on my computer.  I also like to scrapbook, so its fun tell a little story that way.

But any really special photos I try to print up a little bigger and frame them.  Something that you can see every day and enjoy.  I know as consumers we were taught that if you want something for your photo album – order a 4×6.  If you want to put it in a frame on your desk – you will need a 5×7.  And if you want something bigger for your wall – you order an 8×10.  But in truth, you need to measure your wall space and make sure you are ordering the appropriate size – or it will just look silly.  Trust me.  If you are doing a grouping of photos, order a couple smaller ones.  But if you are looking for a big focal point of your home, measure and fill the space!  You’ll thank me later. Winking smile

wall artThis has been something I have wanted to do for YEARS now. I needed a wall portrait of my kids larger than the portrait of my cat. It was time. I love this image – but love it MORE as a 24×36 on my wall. So don’t be afraid to take the plunge and put something big on display. If you have an image you love – just do it! Open-mouthed smile  All of my wall portraits 11×14 and larger are mounted and laminated – all ready to be framed and enjoyed!

(Ha ha!  My poor cat thought I was taking HER photo!  Just look at her posing for me…heehee.)

– Kim

Announcing the arrival of a baby girl who came just in time for the holidays.  At such a busy time of year, it was nice to just hang out with that sweet little thing and capture how small they start out.  And man…just check out her little pucker – sooo cute!!  Red heart

Big sister was so funny.  She was not too sure about me at all.  I had to do a mini-session with her train before she would come and sit for me.  But totally worth it.  She was such a cutie – and had GREAT stories to tell!  (I always enjoy a little entertainment Winking smile )

holiday baby

baby girl

big sister

baby pucker

sisters

This one was just an after thought as I was getting ready to get packed up.  But I just loved how comfy and peaceful baby looked in Mom’s arms.  And again with that little pucker!  I just love it!!  Open-mouthed smile

mom and new baby

This little peanut was just 7 days old.  Newborns are best photographed before they are 10 days old, therefore recommended to set something up before baby arrives.  I am now booking until Summer 2012.  Look forward to hearing from you!

– Kim

Outdoor winter photo package

With all this warm weather we’re experiencing, who wouldn’t want to get outside for some winter family fun?  Get dressed up in your warm clothes, knitted scarves and mitts and let’s go!  Packages include a phone consultation, a 30 minute portrait session in a local Ottawa park, 10-20 images to view in an online gallery, and 1-8×10 and 2-5×7 desk prints from the session.  All that for only $150!  This nice weather may not last long, so reserve your spot soon! info@k-photo.ca

The fine print: Photo session must take place in a local Ottawa park or travel fees will apply.  Offer expires February 29th, 2012.

– Kim

It’s not very often that I get a call from a new Grandma to set up a baby portrait session.  But that’s what happened to me a few weeks ago.  Her little Grandson had arrived, and she was determined to get some nice photos in amongst all the holiday craziness.  And I’m so glad it worked out!  Open-mouthed smile  This little guy was already 3 weeks old, so he was becoming more alert every day.  But we did manage to tire him out to get some nice dreamy baby shots.

I just love the energy and love of first time parents (and GRANDPARENTS).  They were all fighting to hold him.  Even the dog wanted in on the action!  It was quite funny actually.  But I had a great time; and some super cute photos to show for it!  Smile

Santa baby

baby smiles

Mother's love

Daddy's boy

relaxing baby

baby boy

Looking forward to all the new babies 2012 will bring!  If you would like to reserve a spot in my 2012 calendar please contact early to avoid any disappointment.  info@k-photo.ca

– Kim

I’m getting a little behind in my postings because of the holidays.  But things are beginning to look normal around here – I hope!

So I met up with this family a week before Christmas.  The little newbie was 3 weeks old; and his big brother and sister just adored him.  I’m amazed he slept through some of the “love” they were giving him!  Brother and sister were so funny.  I even had them perform a little concert for me while Mom was feeding the little one.  I tried to pick a few images to show off, and then I had to weed them down again.  I just had too many faves!!  So here’s what I decided on.  Smile

family

curled up baby

Santa baby

cozy family

new baby

wrapped newborn

Now booking until Spring/Summer 2012!

– Kim