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I am a huge fan of timing our summer vacation in the prairies to when the Canola will be in full bloom. Yellow being my favourite colour…you can imagine I am ALL OVER these fields of little yellow blooms. The kids have unfortunately hit that age where I am no longer able to bribe them to pose for me. So I am stuck with these nature photos. But I don’t mind at all. How AMAZING is this colour?!?!

I can’t believe Summer is already on it’s way out the door!! Makes me think about all things Fall. Which means annual Fall mini sessions will be coming up soon. Look for an announcement in the next coming weeks. OR, if you want to be first to know – please sign up on the mailing list at www.k-photo.ca I still have a few spaces left for weekend sessions this summer as well as newborn and baptisms. Send any inquiries this way: info@k-photo.ca

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!!

So I am pretty darn proud of my gal for growing and growing that big mop of hair until she was able to donate a large chunk for cancer wigs.  14 inches, to be exact.  And if you can imagine…it only took her 2.5 years to do it!  If only MY hair would grow that quickly.  We visited The Hair Bar in Kanata for our post-donation haircut.  The stylists there are all so awesome.  Her locks of hair were sent off to Pantene Beautiful Lengths for the second time.  She was very happy to have a shorter cut for the summer.  And has already been talking about when she can donate AGAIN.  

Currently booking outdoor Fall family sessions, and also annual mini sessions!  As always, please follow along on my Facebook or Twitter to keep up with current news.  Or feel free to sign up for my mailing list on my website.  Have questions?  Please ask!!  I can’t wait to hear from you!  

 

One thing I miss terribly about moving out East, is the amazing coloured fields of the prairies. You have canola.  Which is my absolute favourite – because it’s yellow. But I also love the flax fields.  The blue looks just like water as you drive by.  Especially if there is a breeze running though the flowers.  I’m also a big fan of the sunflower fields.  But it’s hard to time our visit when EVERYTHING is in bloom.  Because that would just not happen.  Another thing that has been increasingly difficult is convincing the kids to go on these adventures with me to take photos.  And even worse, my son decided to wear the same shirt for ALL PHOTOS I took while we were on vacation.  So…of course, here is the pizza shirt again. #PizzaShirt 

As we finished up playing around in the canola, I warned the kids that I saw a beautiful flax field I wanted to stop at. They groaned and begun complaining. But I had to find a side road to be able to get off the main highway.  When that looked like it wasn’t going to happen – they cheered! Until…I DID find a side road.  As we drove closer to the field we realized it had an electric fence around and a very large sign that said “no trespassing”.  The kids cheered again.  So as a compromise, I did NOT trespass…but stood on the outside of the fence and took my photo. I’m glad I did. How pretty is all that blue?

I take a limited amount of family/children sessions in the summer while back in the Brandon, MB area.  If you would like to be put on my 2018 list, let me know! info@k-photo.ca

-Kim

One of my FAVOURITE festivals Ottawa has to offer is the Tulip fest. I just love the sea of various colours.  And it’s a gamble every year as to when to go and see the tulips.  It has been too hot, too wet, too cold, too windy…and with a few extremely hot days, they can fry up pretty quick.  That is why when we were expecting several hot, sunny days in a row I had better get my butt down there.  Even if I didn’t bring the kids with me.  Which they yelled at me for.  But it was actually nice to crawl around in the dirt without the complaining to move on to the next bunch of flowers.  I was however not the ONLY person there.  For the middle of the day during the week, it was CRAZY CROWDED!!  But that didn’t matter…I managed to capture some of my favourite photos of the tulips to this date. I kind of like the Canada 150 tulip…if you couldn’t tell. 

Now booking portraits and events for the summer.  info@k-photo.ca  And as always, please find me on Facebook or Twitter.  I look forward to hearing from you!

– Kim

Nothing I love more than when I see a client is displaying their photos proudly around their home.  As I don’t normally hang out in these families homes in between sessions – I don’t often get to see what they have done with the photos.  Most of the time I will see a nice Fingers+Toes collage.  Or a collection of them showing off ALL the babies.  I might see a larger family photo on display, or a few on a table top.  I always find it interested to see how they have chosen to frame and display the images.  But this is the first time I have seen THIS!!  Apparently the boy in the photo (who is now 2) – thought adding moustaches to his baby photos was HILARIOUS.  Haha!  And I must agree.  So please, feel free to make your photos your own.  Whether it’s how you’ve framed them…or even adding accessories. Winking smile

As always, you can find me on Facebook or Twitter.

-Kim

It appears to be that time of year again.  So I guess I will share a few of my Christmas things that make me happy. Smile

Elfing around

I never know what I’ll find dangling from my tree branch!

xmas music

I am absolutely loving this Christmas song by Maroon 5 this year!

xmas bathroom

Always a big joke in our family.  But I even love decorating my bathroom decor!!

Gift of Lights

So excited that the Gift of Lights display has hit Ottawa this year.  It was awesome!!

Office Christmas Party

Nothing better than seeing a good movie I think.

Fresh snow

Fresh snow is always welcomed around this time of year.

xmas baking

I always tend to leave the baking until the last minute.  And this year I decided to try something new.  Not sure how it tastes…but it looks pretty cute!  Haha!

Wishing you all a happy holiday!!

– Kim

One of my favourite events in Ottawa is the Tulip Festival.  Most years it is difficult to time it out to be able to see the best display of tulips.  But this year was not so bad. I just LOVE the sea of colours!  And of course, I have some to share with you. Smile

sea of tulips

Canada tulip

a tulip

Purple tulips

This is the perfect time to reserve your outdoor family or children’s portrait session. Please contact me for more information: info@k-photo.ca I look forward to hearing from you!!

-Kim

This Christmas seems to have snuck up out of the blue.  I cannot believe it is currently sitting at +16 here in Ottawa.  Definitely no snow this year!! I may wear shorts…just to say I did.  Haha!  But I could not let the season escape without taking note of a few of my favourite things.

window dancers

I don’t know why I love these little solar dancers so much.  I usually have a bunch of them in my window all year round.  But decided to switch them out for a holiday variety.  The reindeer is a fave!!

Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate in a Christmas mug?  Could it get any better??

Jingle the dog

Normally I’m a pretty practical gal…and avoid buying stupid things.  But I could NOT leave this crazy dog.  He spins around so quickly that his head almost rotates all the way around.  He makes me laugh so much!!  Haha!  And he has been named “Jingle”.

crafts

Absolutely love it when the kids bring home Christmas crafts.  My son began a unit in “quilling” at school, and brought these cards home for us.  Well…one of them anyways.  The other he gave away.

Christmas tunes

I cannot get through December without blasting my Christmas music!!  I always love discovering some new tunes.  And this Walk off the Earth Christmas is a fave this year.

goodies

A Christmas mess can have a beautiful outcome!!  Mmmmm…..cookies!!

 

Wishing you all the very best this Christmas!!

– Kim

T’is the eve of Christmas eve.  The house is clean…for the moment.  Gifts are wrapped.  Guests are on their way.  And my goal is to not have to enter any sort of shopping establishment for the next few days.  That is my hope anyways!!

One of my favourite things to do in getting ready for the holidays, is a little Christmas crafting.  And the kids just like getting dirty…so it’s a win win!  Haha!

Christmas crafting

It is no secret that I have a small obsession with Bath and Bodyworks.  I seriously get lost in that store just smelling all the new scents.  And the holidays is the WORST for me in trying to pick out what I want my house to smell like.  I went in with ONE item on my list; an air freshener.  I knew which one I wanted and everything.  And then…..I spotted something new.   A light up one!!  And it’s oh so cute!!  Plus, smells pretty nice too. Smile

Christmas scent

December is the time for those holiday tunes!  I love listening to the old classics…as well as discovering new ones.  This particular song by Echosmith is my absolute FAVOURITE song this season.  If you have not heard it…please do.  It’s awesome! Winking smile

Christmas music

And of course, it would not be Christmas, without our annual Gingerbread house.  This year was especially difficult for me…as I like to sort of “guide” the kids into how it should be done.  Haha!  But I let them go to it all on their own this year.  My favourite was the “icicle of death” that had to go over the front door.  Mimicking one we had above our own door for a few days this winter.

Gingerbread house

Holiday movies!!  Can’t forget those!!  Although, there are so many good ones, it’s hard to fit them all in!  But one we NEVER miss out on is Merry Christmas Mr. Bean.  It’s still funny EVERY time I watch it.  Every. Single. Time. Smile

MrBean

And….the Christmas baking.  Which I am not very good at, I admit.  But this year I decided to give the kids the job putting together the cookies and dainties for our various get-togethers.  And it seemed to work.  Everything worked on the first try!  That has NEVER happened.  And the smoke alarm was not set off either!!  Haha!  Smile

Christmas treats

Well…it has been such a wonderful year.  Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and I hope to see you in 2015! Smile

– Kim