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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!

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.

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!

I’ve just completely given up on trying to get everything done in time for Christmas. Then I can enjoy the holiday a little more. I write New Years cards and do Boxing Day baking. Haha! And my Christmas blog post is going out on December 30th this year. That’s just how I roll!!

Since my baking is never done on time…I rely on Christmas scents. And as most of you probably know…I am ADDICTED to Bath and Body Works. Soaps, lotion, candles – you name it! This one is Twisted Peppermint – and it is THE BEST!!
I have seen this movie a million and one times!! And the kids love it…so we watch it over and over. However, this year we watched the Netflix special “The Movies that made us” on Home Alone. And it made it that much more interesting to know some of the behind the scenes tricks.
Every year we come up with a Christmas cocktail. This year it was Jack Frosties. Basically a slushie with a whack of alcohol in it. It was damn good! But strong.
You can’t avoid the Christmas MUSIC!! I am totally loving this Weezer album this holiday.
My hubby picked this up for me just before Christmas. I just love this little Grinch!!
The best part of Christmas…well aside from the family, good foods, fun times, blah blah blah….I just can’t wait to spoil my kitties!! Haha! This little one was TOTALLY into all her new little toys! And then she passed out under the tree.
This one tried out ALL the boxes. Big ones, small ones, flat ones, tall ones…it didn’t matter. But then she was done – and settled down for a nice Christmas nap.

Merry [late] Christmas all!! Of course I’m booking into the New Year for all your family/baby/small event needs. Just drop me a line: info@k-photo.ca

So happy to finally meet up with this family. We were supposed to do this last year (to keep up the tradition of a family photo every second year)…but life just got in the way. Which brings us to fall 2019. The family has changed a bit with the passing of an old dog – and the addition of a new pup. And even though we were a year past due for our photos – she was still VERY puppy-like. I was quite glad we were able to wrestle the two fur babies into a family pose. And I swear – there was NO Photoshop magic involved in this photo. With the doggies tucked away back at the truck…we were able to take in some of the amazing spots at Mer Bleu. You could not have asked for a better day. Beautiful AND colourful.

As we were nearing the end of the session – I asked this boy how many smiles he had. He informed me he only 3. So I guess I had seen them all at that point. Haha! His Dad on the other hand had 38. And Mom – a whopping 67!! I am going to have to employ this kid as my assistant. That definitely got some good smiles from Mom and Dad. 😀

Well, I obviously couldn’t decide on a FEW photos to share. Haha! Anyways…that marks the end of the Fall season for 2019. But I am always taking on newborn/babies or small events. And if we get a warmer day – I LOVE outdoor Winter family photos. If you are interested in booking your own portrait session – you can contact me here: info@k-photo.ca

Holy moly!! I had to check my calendar twice!! Could it really be TEN YEARS since K Photo and Design was born?!?! So many amazing families I have met, and stories I have heard. I have to admit…I do feel a little nostalgic when I look back at some of these photos from the past. From my first paying customer (well, his mom paid the bill…haha!) – to my most recent family that I have met up with every year for the last 4-5 years or so.

So in honor of this SPECIAL occasion….please, take the time to go through some of your old photos that maybe you didn’t get a chance to print at the time. And I will send them off to be professionally printed for a wicked discounted price!! (50% off any desk print up to 8×10, and 25% off any wall portrait sized 11×14-20×24.)

I am a firm believer in printing your memories. With all the advanced changes in technology…there is no telling when the media you choose to store your images will become obsolete. Or just plain fail you. #printwhatyouwanttopreserve

Images must be taken by K Photo and Design between 2009 and April 1st, 2019. If you can provide the image number, that would be great. If not, we’ll figure it out. Discount will be made from my 2017 prices. Please note: Your chosen images were put in storage. The images you did not order were purged. This offer expires: May 30th, 2019

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2018 had many highlights. First off…we added 2 kittens to our family. I had carpal tunnel surgery on my dominant hand. Making a complete set of working hands! Haha! My daughter donated 14 inches of hair. My son made honor roll. My husband joined a band. And let’s not forget about that tornado!! Still in shock over that. And of course…all of the amazing returning families and new friends my camera had the pleasure of photographing this past year. Cheers, guys!!

Welcoming 2019 with open arms!! If you wish to keep up with what’s happening please follow along on Facebook or Twitter. Or of course…send me an old fashioned email.

Or a boxing day, in this case. Regardless….I just wanted to share a few fun holiday photos. You will notice there is no baking photos. I’m still working on getting that done. Perhaps by New Years!

With being busy and so much going on…I come to look forward to our Christmas cockatail. This year – Christmosas. DE-LISH!!
Every year we try to add a new ornament to the tree. This year because of our kitties – everything was non-breakable. This super sparkly pineapple is my fave!
I won’t deny….our babies were spoiled a bit this Christmas. TOYS EVERYWHERE!! But this troublemaker will play with ANYTHING. Including the ornaments on the tree.
And this little one loves to hide all her toys under the tree skirt. Oh, and pencils too! She got into her sister’s stocking early Christmas morning….pulled everything out…and then tried to HIDE the stocking on her!! Haha! So funny!!
You can’t get through the holidays without some good music. And this was an amazing find this year. A lot of faves on this album!
And while you’re at it….you might as well SMELL like Christmas!! I am a Bath and Body Works fanatic. And this smell is sooooooo good.
We decided to write daily holiday movie/TV quotes on our chalkboard this year. It was fun coming up with them….and also guessing where the quotes are from. #TheGrinch

I know I’m running a bit behind – this is nothing new. But wishing you all a GREAT holiday season!! I hope to meet up with you in the New Year!!

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.