I love being asked to join in on a family celebration.  Especially when it’s a 90th BIRTHDAY!  And this crew did not disappoint. The birthday gal was treated to a fancy limo ride to the venue. When the word got out that she was on her way, the family made their way outside to greet her.  Honestly, you could NOT get any cuter than this lovely lady.  She was a tad embarrassed over all the attention, haha!  But managed to make her way through the sea of hugs and kisses on her way in the door.  We quickly stole her away to capture some family photos.  In between takes she was given a glass of wine to celebrate – which she quickly says to me “I never drink wine.”  Haha!  It was not long and we all went inside for some drinks and snacks before the big dinner.  The decor was beautiful!  And that cake…I hope it tasted as good as it looked!  There was a slideshow playing, and handmade place cards set on the table.  Even a letter from the Prime Minister wishing the birthday girl a happy 90th!  What a beautiful day to celebrate this gal’s 90th birthday!! Smile

The arrival   Birthday girl arrives

Family

party

90th party

birthday selfie

cake

birthday dinner

Have a small event you would like photographed?  Please contact me for more information: info@k-photo.ca Now booking outdoor family portraits for the end of August.  You can follow K Photo and Design on facebook or twitter to keep up with what’s happening.  Winking smile

– 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

It was a day that you could definitely see your breath in the air.  But as your kids grow up and spread out a bit…it is always hard to have them all in the same place at the same time.  So we bundled up well and pushed forward to capture some great family moments.  The temperature was slightly different from the last time we all met up.  This would be the first photo session including the dog.  Although, you wouldn’t know…he acted like a real pro!  I’ve collected a few of my favourites to share.  And although it was quite chilly…I’m so glad this family braved the elements for me.  Freezing

Winter scene

Cozy family

the kids

Old station

Bundled up

I hope this is the end of the snow for this year.  But if you are interested in a wintery photo session, please contact me to get on the list for next season.  info@k-photo.ca  And otherwise, I am booking currently booking for Spring/Summer 2016.  Can’t wait to hear from you!

– Kim

Super excited to meet up with these guys again.  ALWAYS a fun time.  Even if it was a tad on the cold side – the snow made for a WONDERFUL backdrop.  Which is really cool (no pun intended), because mom has decided she would like a series of photos for her wall of her and her son.  One for every season.  This Winter collection will be added to the previous Summer and Fall we had taken a few years ago.  Can’t wait to see them again in the Spring! Haha!

Smiles

Mom cuddles

snow shoeing

snow fight

Snow

Now booking for Spring/Summer of 2016.  Please contact me if you’d like to chat about your own photo session.  Can’t wait to hear from you!!  info@k-photo.ca

– Kim

Record snowfall AND a snowday?  The perfect opportunity to bribe my children to venture out into this winter wonderland.  Sitting at my desk watching those perfect fluffy snowflakes fall, I knew we had to hurry up to get out there.  Kids…not so fast, OR enthusiastic as I was.  I’m waiting for them at the door with my gear as they are getting ready.  I yell up at them “HURRY UP!!  YOU’RE MISSING IT!!!!”  My son wanders over to the door and says “Wow, Mom.  You are clearly insane.”  Haha!  And that’s what you have to do sometimes to get those perfect shots.  Oh, and offer donuts.  Smile

hugs

kids in the snow

snowy day

snow kisses

 

sibling love

Snow fight

snowday

winter wonderland

Okay, clearly I had a little trouble in choosing my favourites. Snow had stopped by the time we had found a location we could park at.  As most parking lots were not cleared at all.  But just as we were about to leave the snow started up again.  So I did manage to get a few with the snow actually falling.  So I’m pretty happy about that.  Although, I just love shooting in fresh snow.  It’s a beautiful backdrop for sure!

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– Kim

All 10 days of him.  Nothing beats that new baby smell.  Nothing!  This little guy did NOT disappoint.  He was so sweet and squishy; I could have snuggled him all day long.  This little guy was not all that interested in napping though.  I guess there was just too many things going on.  He did NOT want to miss a thing!  But those big bright eyes….seriously!! Smile

baby Henry

new addition

curled up

bright eyes

content

so small

Newborn babies are best photographed when they are brand new.  So it is a great idea to reserve your session while you are still pregnant.  Please contact me to chat about your own new baby photos: info@k-photo.ca I look forward to hearing from you!

-Kim

The leaves had browned.  Most of them fallen.  But we got bundled up and captured some beautiful family photos anyways.  And actually, I feel like it worked in our favour.  The warm browns just matched so nicely with their clothing selections.  It’s like it was planned out that way!  And the hats….you just can’t beat how awesome the kids hats were.  Haha!  Here are some of my faves!!  Smile

the kids

Sister

Big brother

Baby brother

 

Family

Hard to believe I had just met with this family a few months back…and this new little guy has changed SO MUCH already!!  It’s always a good plan to keep your family photos updated.  Kids change in the blink of an eye.  If you’d like to chat about your own family photos.  Please contact me: info@k-photo.ca I can’t wait to hear from you!!

-Kim

I can’t believe I am seeing the word January on my calendar.  AND it’s 2016!!  How is that even possible?

I met so many great new families this year…and was able to keep in touch with my fave old ones.  As the kids get bigger, they just get goofier.  (Is that a word?)  All in all, a lot of fun.  I even managed to photograph TWO weddings in 2015.  Which is odd, since I don’t do weddings.  Haha!  I also had two families welcome baby number THREE to the bunch.  Feels pretty darn special to be a part of these growing families.  There’s nothing like that new baby smell.  Or the stories from the older siblings.  I have heard some pretty grand ones this year.  Haha!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2016!!  Filled with fun…and hopefully photos!  Camera  Can’t wait to hear from you!  Smile

2015 one

2015 two

2015 three

As always, you can find me on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with important updates.  Happy New Year!!

– Kim

These guys always have some interesting stories for me.  Keeps me laughing the whole time!!  I guess that is why I love to hang out and take their Christmas photos every year.  I’m always up for trying something different – we had the kids decorate the tree….and then moved on to decorating their brother.  He was a really good sport.  And we had lots of fun.  Smile

Decorating

3 kids

Christmas kids

Looks like the snow had finally arrived!!  If you’re looking for some adventurous outdoor family photos, please contact me for more information.  info@k-photo.ca   And as always, keep up with what’s going on by following K Photo and Design on Facebook and TwitterOpen-mouthed smile

– 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