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

I took my gal out to capture her 4 year old portrait a few weeks ago.  She insisted she needed to wear that sparkly skirt (it’s her fave!).  And we thought we’d try to find some pink trees.  We didn’t have very much luck; but did manage to find a couple.  I was going to keep the photos to myself, but I was so proud how they turned out.  It’s true that photographing your own kids is terribly hard work.  (That’s why most people hire other people to do it!)  She’s at that stage where she refuses to look at the camera, and is most often just a blur.  This is totally her and her spunky little self, and I love it!  Smile

pink trees

little girl

smiles

Booking sessions for cuties all summer long!  Contact me at info@k-photo.ca to reserve your spot!  Smile

– Kim

I wanted to let you all know that 3D Miracles Ultrasound is currently offering $10 off any package.  You can find out if you’re having a boy or girl, or just SEE your baby before they arrive.  You’d be amazed at what you can see!  It’s quite spectacular!

3D Miracles special

And also, as a 3D Miracle client you will receive 10 custom photo birth announcements if you book your newborn photo session with K Photo and Design!  Call them…then call me!!  Smile

– Kim

I had so much fun with this sweet baby girl.  Oh, what we will do for a smile!  I swear the song: “Who let the dogs out” has been tarnished for me forever.  Funny enough – I think she’s a cat person.  Winking smile  But oh well, it got the smiles.  And what a beautiful smile she has.  I, of course have a few I’d love to share.  Smile

sweet baby toes

baby on chairFYI: Dad was holding onto her the whole time and was removed in post-production.  Safety always comes first!!

family

Baby bits

This little gal is 5 months old and FULL of expression.  A perfect time to book a baby session with K Photo and DesignOpen-mouthed smile

– Kim

One of my absolute favourite things about living in Ottawa is visiting the Tulip Festival.  We attempt to go every year.  But it’s so hard to time it to see the tulips at their best.  Either it’s too cold or rainy and those flowers have not fully opened yet.  Or it’s been too hot and sunny and they’re on their way to being fried.  (Which is what occurred this year.)  We did manage to see some beautiful colours though!

As we head into Mother’s Day weekend – I want to wish all moms a very happy day!! Open-mouthed smile

Tulip Festival

Yellow tulips

Tulips

As the weather warms up, it is the perfect opportunity to schedule an outdoor family or children’s portrait session.  I just can’t WAIT to get outside again!!  Smile  Please contact me for availability.  info@k-photo.ca

– Kim

Three years ago today my third baby was born, K Photo and Design.  I have had an amazing time meeting new people and creating great friends.  It is such a wonderful experience to see some of these babies grow from tiny little peanuts, to talkers, to walkers.  This year was the first year I’m starting to see little siblings coming into this world.  And I am so honoured to be called on again to capture these first few days.  Also a welcomed chance to catch up with these families again.  Open-mouthed smile

Third anniversary celebrationThank you all for hopping on this journey with me!  To celebrate I am offering all wall portraits 11×14 and larger at half price!  Please contact me to place your order today.  Offer expires May 13th, 2012.  Oh!  And don’t forget – free Facebook timeline covers for all my previous clients are available until May 5th, 2012.  Just sent me your request!!  Smile

– Kim