I absolutely LOVE photographing in my hometown of Brandon, Manitoba.  I mean, I loooooove the Ottawa area…but there is just something different about the prairies.  I love the endless fields and colours you can find.  (If you couldn’t tell!)

So this is my best friend’s sister and her little family.  She called me up a few days before our vacation was ending and asked if I would have time to take some family photos of them.  I’m happy the weather cooperated – because we didn’t have much of a back up plan!  We were taunted by a huge bird (hawk?) the entire time we were out there.  (Angry Bird, perhaps?)  But we survived and managed to capture some real cute photos.  Absolutely LOVE those big blues!!  Open-mouthed smile

Adorable family

baby girl

family in the park

pink hat

family in field

I set up portrait sessions in Brandon, Manitoba once a year.  If interested please contact me to inquire about available dates.  Smile

– Kim

If only we could all be this gorgeous at 8 months pregnant!!  These guys were such a sweet and fun couple.  They had decided they wanted to be surprised and had no idea what the sex of the baby was.  I think everyone had a little suspicion as to whether it was a boy or girl.  My vote was for boy.  But you’ll have to WAIT to find out!!  Winking smile

pregnancy glow

laugh

Expectant couple

waiting for baby

Luckily the local parks have greened up a bit after our unfortunate drought around here. The perfect time for an outdoor summer portrait session.  Please contact me to book yours now!  Smile

– Kim

I have a really hard time NOT falling in love with these teeny little babies.  And this baby girl was no exception.  Before I even met her I was in love with her name.  Ruby was one of my own name choices (which got vetoed by my hubby)!  She was seriously the perfect little angel.  Slept all the way up until we did the family photos; had a little snack, and was ready to get back to work.  And even though she was nearing on 3 weeks old, she was still just over 6lbs!  I absolutely loved how she liked to stretch her legs out so straight.  Perhaps she’ll be an Olympic gymnast?  (Look for her in 2028!) Winking smile

baby girl

baby toes

new family

sweet sleeper

tiny baby

teeny toes

Gift certificates make GREAT shower gifts and can be purchased through me or FAB BABY GEAR.  It’s best to contact me while you are still pregnant to talk about your newborn session.  I look forward to hearing from you!!  Smile

– Kim

I had the opportunity to meet up with Ottawa author Barbara Sibbald a few weeks ago.  She is working on a new book and it’s almost ready to share with the world!  It’s called “Kitchen Chronicles”; and I was told it was a little steamy!  Winking smile

BarbaraSibbald

B.Sibbald

Ottawa author

You can read more about her here. I can’t wait to find out what Barbara’s book is all about!! Smile

– Kim

Summer has happened and this means I’m getting a little behind in my blogging.  I met up with this family back in June.  Their sweet baby girl had the biggest dark eyes and cutest little smiles.  I just fell in love with her!  And well, boys will be boys of course.  They were VERY interested in picking up all the bugs they could find.  As I got them all together for a family photo I noticed both boys still had bugs in their hands.  (One about to go around mom’s shoulder!)  I quickly had to get that out of the way, as I’m sure mom would not appreciate the extra family member in her portrait.  Aside from the bugs – it was an absolutely beautiful day, and I had an awesome time!  Smile

family at park

siblings

baby in a basket

family of five

Toes

Still plenty of summer days left to pop off your shoes and get those family photos updated.  Please contact me to book your portrait session!

– Kim

I’m always up for a new challenge, and was very excited one of my good friends asked me to design a logo for her business.  And trust me, only a good friend will pay you in cheese – seriously!  Winking smile

She has worked at the same flower shop for YEARS, and finally Trish and her hubby bought the business a couple years ago.  They have now decided to drop the chain and do it on their own with a brand new name: THE BLOOM BOX.  This opens up endless possibilities that they were never able to pursue before.  I am SO excited to see what they will be up to now!

I was lucky enough to be visiting my hometown of Brandon, Manitoba when the sign went up on the front of the flower shop.  I must say, EXTREMELY cool to see something I made so BIG!

BloomBox

And the delivery van was all dressed up too!

BloomBox van

Please visit The Bloom Box website for all your floral needs or “like” them on Facebook to see what’s new.  Tell them I sent you!  Open-mouthed smile

– Kim

Gotta love this rebellious, uncooperative stage.  Well, at least I HOPE it’s a stage!  It’s like pulling teeth to try to get my son to agree to let me take his photo.  (Usually it’s the back of his head I get.)  But since everyone went crazy over the adorable photos of his sister, I think he was a little jealous.  So that, coupled with a chance to ride the city bus somewhere cool…he agreed.

Although trying to get him on his own was another challenge.  Lil’ sis kept jumping in and trying to hog the spotlight!  I finally got her to help me by telling jokes.  I don’t know who was laughing more!  (If you know what 4 year old jokes are like.)

I MAY be a little biased….but there are so many cute ones, I really have no idea what I’m going to do with them all!  But believe me, they will not sit on my computer.  I always make a point of printing for my photo albums, and then some definitely go in frames.  Open-mouthed smile

a big deal

cute boy

Mr green eyes

kids in graffitiI hope everyone is enjoying this warm summer weather.  Great time to update your kids photos too!  Please contact me to book your session.

– Kim

What a awesome family I have to share with you today!  I met up with these guys a few weeks ago on a beautifully sunny day.  And everything just kind of unfolded from there.  They were so funny…and oh the conversations that went on!  I did managed to capture some beautiful images; and here are a few I’d like to show off.  Smile

family of six

GQ kids

siblings

siblings2

Parents

family tree

Summer portraits are booking up fast!  If you’re interested in taking advantage of some nice outdoor portraits, don’t hesitate to reserve a spot!

– Kim

I was so happy to be asked to capture this special day.  Not one baptism, but TWO!  The kids were adorable!!  (And well behaved – especially since we were coming up on nap times.)  Here’s just a little snippet of what happened.  Smile

baby girl in church

baby baptism

boy in church

baptism

kids baptism

Why not have K Photo and Design photograph your event?  Please inquire!

– Kim

I’ve had such a string of newborn baby boys since even before Christmas, that it was so much fun to play with a little girl for a change.  She had such a sweet little petit face, and her expressions were so funny.  I just fell in love with her!  This gal was so interested in what was going on around her, that she didn’t feel like she wanted to nap at all!  But eventually she slipped into a nice little snooze and easily became one of my most cooperative little ones.  Just look at that adorable little face!!  Open-mouthed smile

yawn

squishy cheeks

sleeping beauty

baby grin

Little baby bits

I’m looking forward to all those summer babies!!  Please book your newborn session soon to avoid disappointment.  Smile

– Kim