Archive for the ‘family’ Category

Have you ever wondered if your little fur-baby would enjoy an outdoor family session with K Photo and Design? Well, this kitty did! I was so happy when I saw one of my favourite families walking down the trail to our pre-determined meeting spot with a little crate in hand. I honestly couldn’t believe how well behaved she was walking along tied to a leash. Nothing seemed to startle her. Not a gust of wind. Not people passing by. Or even other pets out for a walk. She was boss. Anyways…let’s get back to this lovely family. I ALWAYS have a good time with these guys. And so glad this pandemic did not put a damper on our fall photos of 2020.

Due to the lockdown, I am not taking any portrait clients at this time. However, when we get the go ahead to start working again – please think of me for any outdoor family (and pets!) that you would like photographed. Stay safe everyone!!

Professionally…not a lot went on this past year. We were nearly entering the Spring season when this pandemic hit hard. Ontario in a full lockdown. Photography was deemed not to be essential. Some planned sessions just didn’t end up happening. And time went on. The kids were schooling from home. We played a lot of games, baked and I learned to cut hair. We ordered music to watch on TV and even attended a drive-in concert. The highlight was renting a cabin in the Kawarthas. It was the perfect time to get away where we would not see anyone! I did manage to hold my annual Fall mini sessions. It was great to see my VIP’s again. Christmas was a little different. But we made it though to 2021!! Here is just a snippet of what my camera saw this past year.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy start to 2021! My camera misses you!

It was a bit of an unusual Christmas, to say the least. Instead of planning events and buying special outfits – we were scheduling zoom meetings and awaiting online deliveries. But I am happy to say – I feel like we have survived 2020. While remaining healthy, and we didn’t get sick of each other having to spend all this additional time together. Now to share a few of my best holiday moments:

Sanitizer and facemasks – that is what our 2020 Christmas was made of.
I was happy to have gone to see the Magic of Lights when we did…now that Ontario is under lockdown again. It was a great outing that you can do in the comfort of your car. And they really outdid themselves this year. (Although the long line-up to get in caused much complaints from the backseat.)
My husband and I are BIG music lovers and enjoy live music whenever we can. This year we had many concerts rescheduled and cancelled that we found ourselves purchasing a lot of online concerts. (Pearl Jam does NOT disappoint!!) We were quite excited about the Barenaked Ladies virtual Christmas program. Fun for the whole family!
Beginning in March the kids were stuck in the house for quite some time. So the crew decided to start playing music together and post these “Guess this song?” on a Facebook page for family and friends to see if they could guess. They started out on just the guitar and drums. But then E picked up the bass over the summer. Added a keyboard…and the video editing skills improved. I LOVED that they were all playing and recording music together. And was always looking forward to what they would come up with. G even started animating some of the songs. (I love our Christmas characters!!) I was even allowed to participate in this bunch of songs…and was given the sleigh bells to play.
One kitty loves to sit under the tree and enjoy the Christmas lights….while the other likes to be up top where she can eat them.
Christmas day gift opening went a little different this year. My brother and sis-in-law via Facebook chat. But most impressive – I got my parents from Manitoba in a video chat!! It was so shocking…I didn’t even take a photo!! But nice to SEE everyone when we could not physically be together.
And no pandemic could cancel my Christmas cocktail!! We just had it all to ourselves this year!! It was a Grinch punch. (Well…modified a bit. Did you know you can’t buy Kool-aid pouches in Canada???)
I have always loved this song. But it just seems so appropriate for the 2020 we’ve been having. Seems like a good time for a NEW YEAR!

Well…I know that a lot of plans did not pan out for this year. But 2021 is just around the corner. I am looking forward to vacations and hanging out with family. Going to concerts and movies. The kids being allowed to go to school. And being able to attend an appointment a little easier. Wishing everyone a happy holiday!! And stay stafe!

As everyone’s lives get busier…makes it difficult to find the time to get together. Which is why it has definitely been a few years since I’ve seen these guys. I can imagine the dinner table is hilarious in this house. The kids started a joke competition to try to see who had the funniest jokes. I heard some new ones that day, for sure!!

At this point in time, I am only photographing outdoors. So if you are looking for a rustic outdoor family session – I’m your photographer!! Stay safe everyone!

I love this family so much! And I’m so happy under the circumstances we were still able to get together this fall. We could not have asked for a better day either! The colours were out; and the temperature was right. [As a side-note, I always struggle with coming up with a title of these blog posts. It’s no secret I am a big supporter of Bath and Body Works…haha! Well, that is where the title of this post was inspired from. My current soap!! And it seemed appropriate.]

As always, still accepting outdoor family/children sessions for 2020. Please contact me if interested. And stay safe!

I met this family when this little guy was small enough to fit into a little basket. Last year he was just learning to walk at the time of our family photos. But THIS YEAR he was definitely on the move! And so independent!! I had everyone bring their own blankets/props this year and he insisted on being the one to carry that chair around. (I was not condoning child labor, I swear! Haha!) Always a good time with these guys. And we were done in time to get the Thanksgiving turkey in the oven. (Even swapped a few turkey tips.)

It’s been a little quiet around here…pandemic and everything. At this time I am booking outdoor sessions only. Feel free to contact me if you are interested. Thanks, and stay safe!

This summer was like no other. With all events being canceled or postponed. It was known as the longest March break EVER! Needless to say, the kids were pretty bored. So we attempted a little getaway (still staying within Ontario) to a cottage on Lower Buckhorn Lake. It was on a little island that we accessed by boat or a small walk over a couple of dams. It was a GREAT little adventure. No WiFi…just campfires, canoes and fishing.

This was our view for 7 days. It did not get old.
We sat on the dock every night to watch the amazing sunset and then look at the sky full of stars.
Our own little private swimming area too.
The vegetation around here was amazing. I loved these colourful mushrooms!
We ventured across a canoe portage to try fishing on the other side.
Did I mention the amazing vegetation? This felt like an actual sponge to step on.
This is also the time this kid decided he would become a coffee drinker.
I didn’t mind taking the canoe out when it was still – and you had a view like this.
We had quite a few visitors. Canadian geese, a loon, a few herons, our resident chipmunk. Luckily we did NOT see the bear or cougar that we were told were on the island a few weeks prior to our stay.
We were treated to an amazing show every night. But the last night we were there was spectacular! It was so colourful.
All packed up to head back to reality. Our host snapped this photo of us before we loaded our gear back on the boat. What an amazing getaway.

Things have been pretty quiet around here as I have been doing well with the social distancing. Currently only doing outdoor, distanced portraits. If interested, send me a message.

Hard to imagine it was 11 years ago that I made the choice to stay home, make my own hours, and do what I love. This anniversary is a bit of a weird one. But we will be out and about soon enough capturing your family memories. Until then…stay safe.

My camera misses your smiling faces.

I have been lucky to have been asked to photograph THREE baptisms for this family. It’s amazing to see this family grow and the kiddies with their developing personalities. Even the little guests have grown!

Looking for someone to capture a small event for you? I can do baptisms, birthdays, parties, small wedding dinners. Send me a message and we can chat about your event.

This past year has been filled with LOTS of repeat friends/clients. And I just love it!! It’s amazing how fast those kiddies grow! And they always have some sort of story to tell me. Here’s a few of my favourite images of 2019. Happy New Year to all!!

I can’t believe I’m actually saying this…but I am now booking for 2020. Can’t wait to hear from you!