Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

When this family invited me to do an at-home session I was super excited. Even more so when I found out they had a new little fur baby.  This little ball of fur was so adorable!! Appropriately named “Dots”.  The girls are usually quite goofy for me….and no different being at home.  I don’t even know whose idea it was to all hop in the hammock.  But let me tell you, it was HILARIOUS!! 

Just because the leaves have fallen, and weather has turn cooler – that doesn’t stop the outdoor photos!  Currently prepping for first snow sessions.  If you are interested in wintery outdoor photos – please let me know! info@k-photo.ca And of course, follow along on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with what’s going on.

 

Oh! I’m sorry…did you not hear me?  K Photo and Design is having a MEGA PRINT SALE!!  If you have ever regretted not ordering that desk print or wall portrait – NOW is the time!! 50 percent off!!  50% – that’s HALF PRICE!  

Please don’t let your images collect dust on your CD/USB.  And don’t wait too long – this offer is only good until August 31st, 2018.  Please contact for full details: info@k-photo.ca  Be sure to sign up for the mailing list on my website if you would like to be first to know about the annual mini sessions.  Now booking new portrait sessions/small events for early Fall.

I guess you could say things have been a little crazy around the house the last little bit.  We decided it was time to have a little floof join our family.  So back the beginning of May we welcomed our little Ophelia.  She is such a beautiful, elegant 8 week old Chocolate point Siamese kitty – but don’t let that fool you.  She is a GOOF!! Not sure if I could pick a favourite thing about this baby girl.  I love when she takes over my pillow and sleeps on my head.  I love when you’re trying to scold her and then she gives you the head tilt “but I’m so cute” look.  She is just oh so helpful with everything from unloading the dishwasher, folding laundry, making the bed, putting away the groceries.  Haha!  But actually…one of my FAVOURITE things is when she falls asleep with her tongue hanging out. That’s how you know it’s a good nap. 

After she had designated herself as the Queen of the house, we thought what better time to add ANOTHER floof! Welcome Miss Ellie.  (Or if I wanted to type out her full name: Lady Eleanor Wigglefloof of the Squishybeans)  She was a little rescue kitty I fell in love with over Facebook, of all things.  She was left abandoned out by a farm along with a sister and 2 deceased brothers.  We brought her home when she was roughly 8 weeks old…and at this point it was clear – she needed to be taught how to do kitty things.  First of all – the litter box situation was not up to Ophelia’s standards.  She would stand there and monitor Miss Ellie.  And then go in and cover everything when she was done. Even drinking her water was not something our little Miss Ellie learned before coming to our home.  She would slurp.  It was the funniest thing to watch!  But it wasn’t long before she was doing all the kitty things.  

Now don’t get me wrong…it was a bit of a transition period trying to introduce the two of ’em.  Ophelia was a little TOO excited to play with a new little friend.  So she’d try to jump on top of her and eat her leg or ear a bit.  Haha!  And I think Miss Ellie was just happy to be out of a cage, and looking to roam.  We’d let them see each other for short spurts, and then separate them again.  Until one morning they chased each other and wrestled and more chasing and pouncing and even more chasing.  It was exhausting to watch! Actually, exhausting for them as well.  They both snuggled up to each other and had a HUGE nap. Then they were best buds.  After 2 months now if one of them meows – the other one runs to see what the problem is.  They eat together.  Drink together.  Nap together (if the mood arises).  And still have not grown out of using the bathroom together.  I may be a bit biased – but they are awfully darn cute!  

Awww….just look at my babies!!!  While this was a bit of a personal post today – I ALWAYS enjoy adding a pet to any family or children’s session.  Currently booking for summer/fall 2018.  Please follow along on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with any and all news K Photo and Design.  I look forward to hearing from you!  

We wanted to include this couple’s first baby in their newborn session.  And with how unpredictable animals can be, we thought it be best we do that first.  But what a little pro this doggie was!! She didn’t want to get too close to her baby sister, but was happy to sit beside her – with some space.  And once that was out of the way, this new baby girl just settled in for a nice little nap.

I always check in with parents in regards to specific colours that should be used for wraps or backdrops.  Some have a theme they are going with, or a colour they absolutely HATE.  But when asked if pink was okay – I got the go ahead.  As mom’s wedding dress was even pink!  No complaints from this wee babe – she must have agreed with pink.  Honestly – just look at that sweet little face!!!  Absolutely adorable!! 

If you were thinking you missed out on some outdoor winter family photos – guess again.  I think we have another week – or 2 (maybe) that we could set something up, if mother nature cooperates.  And of course, we schedule newborn session all year round.  Newbies are best photographed when they are brand new.  Generally within the first two weeks.  Most book their sessions while they are still pregnant.  Please contact me for more info: info@k-photo.ca

– Kim

One of my silent auction families booked themselves in for an outdoor portrait session.  Yay!!  (So if you have bid on a gift certificate, and WON – please don’t forget to book your session!)  I was so happy to work with these guys – they were hilarious!!  And you could definitely tell that dog was the baby of the family.  Any photo we attempted to not include himself in….he’d figure out a way to wander in somewhere.  The kids were quite familiar with this trail I had chosen as the backdrop for their photos.  I guess they are avid bike riders, and took this trail a little while back.  I was told all about their adventures, and how they got a flat tire and had to walk back.  The boys like to name their off road trails.  This one was named “Africa”.  Not sure why – we didn’t see any safari animals.  Which is probably a good thing! 

With this blanket of white snow out there – it is the PERFECT backdrop for your family photos.  Don’t delay in booking!!  You never know what is coming our way (weather-wise).  And of course, I am always booking in-home newborn sessions – no matter what the weather is.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at info@k-photo.ca  or join the mailing list at www.k-photo.ca  I look forward to chatting!! 

– Kim

2017 brought me many old, and some new friends.  Love me some new baby smell!! And also my Fall mini sessions were a big hit!  Beautiful weather!!  As a bonus,  I just love catching up with these people every year.  The kids grow so quickly!!  And of course, if I can convince my own children to get in front of my camera – I’m winning!    OH!  And let’s not forget – in 2017 I managed to launch my new website!  If anyone knows my technical abilities…this was a HUGE accomplishment!  Haha!  Anyways, it looks like it’s about time to welcome 2018!!  Here are a few of my fave photos from this past year.  If you see yourself – let me know!! 

So many cuties in one post!!!  Of course, please feel free to follow me on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with what’s going on at K Photo and Design.  And if you feel so inclined, you can also check out my new website: www.k-photo.ca  

-Kim

A few weeks after her 18th birthday, we had to say goodbye to our first little fur baby.  She was not my cat….I think I was her human.  Hard to imagine, I’ve spent almost half my life with that cranky cat!!  You had to be in her circle of trust though.  (Yes, we recently watched “Meet the Parents”)  Once you were in…you were hers for life.  She was so motherly to us all.  I remember when our son was born, every time he would cry she would come and tell us about it.  Like we couldn’t hear him ourselves!  She just made sure we were aware.  When we were expecting our daughter; Ami would sit on my belly every night.  I think she knew I was pregnant before we did!  And if the kids or I were ever sick?  You could count on her to lay on top of you to offer her healing powers.  She was the BEST napping companion.  There was a time at around 3:00, she would go upstairs to our bedroom and call me for a nap!  I feel she was heartbroken when Lyzzie past away last summer.  Not only did she take care of us, she looked after that cat too.  After we’d go to bed, you would always catch them curled up together on the couch.  So as we start to pack up food/water dishes, cat treats, etc….the house just feels a little bit empty.  It’s weird…every once in a while I still hear that incredibly loud meow.  Like it’s embedded in our walls.

She would always hide under my computer desk waiting for cuddles.   Always a great companion while editing photos.  Ami would either sit on the back of the couch and place her paw on my shoulder.  Or climb into my lap and her paw would go in my shirt.  It’s like she had to have that skin contact.

My daughter painted this amazing portrait of our cat.  I think it looks exactly like her.  I just love it!! And Ami looks impressed too.

As always, please keep up with K Photo and Design on facebook or twitter.  Currently booking for late summer and fall 2017.

-Kim

So fun to see a family year after year…and in this case, every second year. Haha!  A lot has changed since 2014!  (And definitely since 2012!!)  This little guy, still full of energy – but the stories he can tell.  What a funny guy!!  We picked the perfect day for photos though.  After a cold spell, it was nice that it had warmed up a bit.  We walked around for a few different locations at the Arboretum.  But when I told this little guy we were going to go on an adventure through the forest – you should have seen his eyes sparkle!  He started in on this story about his favourite show, Ranger Rob.  We hiked up this little trail, and he was as happy as anything guiding us along.  Such a fun bunch!! Winking smile

family on a rock

the boys

goof

brotherly love

this kid

first baby

Even the dogs cooperated!! Still taking a few last minute sessions before Christmas!! Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with K Photo news. Can’t wait to hear from you!  Smile

– Kim

Last month we said goodbye to our dear old kitty.  I must admit, the house seems a little empty without her.  I could always count on her to lay in front of the kitchen cupboards when I was trying to put the dishes away.  She would not get up for anything!! (Well…except treats).  I would slide her across the floor with my foot….and then slide her back to her preferred spot when I was finished.  She was also the only cat I ever knew to purr when we were petting our other cat.  Haha!  She was special…that’s for sure!  Anyways…I have a few photos to share.

OurCat

SillyKitty

Playtime

Feel free to follow me on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with current news.

– Kim

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have nothing to do without a care in the world? (Well, except when the food would appear in your bowl.) These two have classic lazy cat syndrome. They go from one resting place to another, eat, and then go back to resting. Their favourite spots include a freshly made bed, an empty box, the closet, the bathmat, or most of the time it’s the living room furniture. In fact they get quite upset when we have visitors and they get demoted to the floor (of all places!).

So these gals are the furry members of our family.  Aren’t they cute??  Have a great weekend everyone!

Cat white

Cat

K Photo and Design is available for on-location pet photography in the Ottawa and surrounding area.  Please contact for more details.

-Kim