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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

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-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

Okay, it’s my Happy New Year post!! Better late than never, right?

So I had a GREAT year! I met lots of new people, and was happy to hang out with some old friends too.  I just love seeing the kids grow and families expand.  I was happy to also have my OWN family photos taken this year.  And over the Christmas holiday, finally have them up on my wall to enjoy.

And here are some of my faves of 2013! Happy New Year! Open-mouthed smile

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Favourites of 2013

Wishing you all a fabulous 2014!! I hope to keep in touch this year!! Smile

– Kim

There are so many things I love about this time of year.  Once the gifts are bought/made and under the tree, I feel as though the stress is gone and I can just enjoy.  Well, aside from the guests, cooking and keeping everyone happy and healthy.  Then the holiday is completely stress-free! Winking smile

Just for fun, I thought I’d share a few of my favourite things that I love about the holidays.  So here we go!

1.  I LOVE sitting in the dark beside the glow of the Christmas tree.  There are a few special ornaments and decorations that make me smile each year they come out.  I love my fat Santa!  My hubby bought him for me the first year we were married.  And he his just the cutest! (Santa’s not bad either…haha!)  And then there’s my little cardboard Santa troop.  My first Christmas after I moved from home I didn’t have very many decorations to put on my tree.  So co-worker had given them to me.  They still make me smile.  Even more so now that the kids have taken to placing them ALL ON THE SAME TREE BRANCH!  They know how much that bugs me.  (I’m a bit of a Monica Geller when it comes to my tree decorating!)  But this year I have just decided to….let it go.  Haha!  (But I did turn that side of the tree to the back so I don’t have to see that branch every day.)

Santa

2.  And when it comes to decorating….I like to spice up EVERY room.  And what a better excuse to decorate your bathroom??  My toilet paper tree is a big conversation piece whenever my sons friends are over.  I swear they think his mother is nuts! Open-mouthed smile

Xmas bathroom

3.  And if it looks like Christmas…it might as well smell like it too!!  I admit, I can get lost in Bath and Bodyworks for a good hour or so smelling all the various scents in there.  But I was so happy with their holiday selection this year.  This is one of my favourites.  And while I think I’m a relatively decent cook; and I CAN bake.  When it comes to Christmas baking…I am just no good at it.  I don’t know if it is the added pressure or what.  But I currently have about a 5% success rate at ANY recipe.  So now my house SMELLS like baking!  And all I have to do is wash my hands.

Christmas scents

4.  And if it LOOKS like Christmas, SMELLS like Christmas…it must SOUND like Christmas.  These are a few of my favourite Christmas albums this year.  As well as a multitude of OTHER songs of course.  I usually have a playlist going on the computer of all my favourites.  I have found that I seem to really like the song “Little Drummer Boy”.  It makes me laugh when my shuffle lines them all up and I have various artists singing the SAME SONG over and over.  Haha!

Christmas tunes

5.  I am so happy to have a flexible schedule for this alone.  I LOVE to participate in the school’s craft days!  The little ones made Christmas ornaments and the bigger guys made gingerbread houses.  It’s so neat to see all the kids creativity go wild.

School crafts

6.  CAUGHT YA!  Even kitties get excited about Christmas!  I swear they think I put this stuff out just for them.  So many new toys to play with when they think no one is watching.  If she could read, she’d know that present is NOT for her.  Haha!

bad kitty

7.  And while I am NOT a big fan of COLD.  I do love how pretty the snow is when it’s mild and the flakes are so big and fluffy.  I have been very excited to have had a couple of brave families to run out in the snow for their family photos this year.  I hope to have more opportunities in the new year.  Nothing is prettier than a nice white blanket of snow.  Smile

Snowy wonderland

Well, it will be 2014 before we know it.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season…and I can’t wait to hear from you in the New Year!!

– Kim

I have had my share of dandelion bouquets…or leaves or rocks that seem to find their way home.  But my favourite flower is just a simple white daisy.  My daughter knows this, and points them out WHENEVER she sees them like she’s seen a rock star or something.  Even better when she finds a wild patch and brings one home for me (or two).  Open-mouthed smile

daisies

Happy summer everyone!!

– Kim

I HOPE!!  Very happy to be enjoying some actual Spring-like weather.  I feel as though we have been spoiled the last few years, and now we are unable to handle a normal Spring!  But I’ll take the sunshine!  I was even able to actually get outdoors for a portrait session a few weeks ago; and can’t wait to do more.

One of my favourite things about living in Ottawa is getting to see all the Tulips.  But somehow I just never time it right.  Either I’m too early and they haven’t hardly begun to bloom – or they’re fried in our unusual warm Spring weather.  But this year I almost had it right.  Almost!  Enough for me to capture some nice colourful photos anyways. Smile

Tulip Festival

Spring flowers

Tulips

yellow tulips

Now is the time to start thinking of booking for summer portraits.  Can’t wait to hear from you!  And of course, I wish you all a happy and safe long weekend!! Smile

– Kim