Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

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.

 

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!