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

It’s been a while since I’ve met up with these guys.  But they ALWAYS bring their smiles!  And this time around, they brought along a new addition.  What a little sweetie!!  Anyone that knows me, knows that when photographing kids you must work very quickly.  Moving this way and that.  And often times, I don’t ever look where I’m going.  Family all set up, moving leaves around…throwing twigs out of the way to get that nice portrait.  Although this is the first time I pulled up a tree seedling.  I was HORRIFIED as to what I had done…and quickly popped it back into the ground.  Even had nightmares about that poor little tree.  Haha!  I may visit in the Spring to see if it survived.  Although Dad was quick to tell me that I KILLED IT!!  Haha!  And that is why I love hanging out with this family.  Always great to joke around with them.  Smile

Family

son

daughter

smiles

Mild Winter on it’s way. This is the perfect year to schedule an outdoor family photo over the holidays.  Spaces fill up quickly….so don’t delay!! Can’t wait to hear from you!! info@k-photo.ca

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– Kim

These girls are growing SO DARN FAST!! Just a few short months ago…a new baby joined the family. And now – she’s all about discovering new things.  Leaves…dirt…her big sister’s hair.  You name it!  Haha!  What a lovely family though; I always have a GREAT time when I get together with this bunch.  And even though the weather was not 100% cooperative, I was glad to capture these moments before the rain decided to hit.  How adorable can you possibly be?? Smile

Giggles

cozy gals

leaves

jump

cozy in the leaves

Seems there will still be a few mild days left in 2015 to book your family photos.  I love the browns and warm sun you find at this time of year.  Think colourful hats and scarfs and book your session with me today! Winking smile

Or to be added to my Fall mini session list for 2016, please contact me info@k-photo.ca Can’t wait to hear from you!!

– Kim

After scheduling, rescheduling and and then rescheduling again…I was beginning to think I wasn’t going to see these guys this year.  But it all worked out in the end.  And seriously – what a BEAUTIFUL day!  Not even a mouse could ruin this day.  And if you know me, I’m not a big FAN of little critters like that.  I can’t believe how big this little guy has gotten since the last time I saw him.  And big sis, as charming as ever.  Haha!  I just love that gal!! Mom and Dad are alright too.  Haha!  I always seem to have a good time with this bunch.  And just look at the smiles!! Open-mouthed smile

happy family

kooky kids

the kids

in the forest

Christmas deadlines of 2015 are fast approaching.  Still time to get in a quick session or order gifts from a previous one.  Gift certificates are available in any denomination, and always fun to give!  Smile

– Kim

Apparently girls are the way to go for this family.  I guess you can’t have too much of a good thing!  Poor dad, when those teenage years roll around though. Haha!  I have absolutely enjoyed spending time with this family since big sis was just a week old.  And managed to squeeze in a little visit a few months after baby #2 arrived.  Those girls are so cute and funny.  Making my job pretty darn easy.  I mean…who can resist all those blonde curls??  Wonder if lil’ sis will be the same?  Only time will tell. Winking smile

sisters

pink

family of 5

new baby

city kid

Newborns are best photographed when they are brand new. Therefore, if you could reserve your session while you are still pregnant…it just makes it that much easier.  I can’t wait to hear from you!!  Please follow me on facebook or twitter to keep up with current events/specials…and general things going on with K Photo and Design. Smile

– Kim

A bit of a personal post today.  But this fall my gal made the decision that she wanted to chop off her hair and donate it to make wigs for cancer patients. I think she was a bit tired of me combing through the knots…haha!  But still, a pretty good deed I thought.  When she came to me with this idea; I told her to sleep on it.  She’d been growing that mop for a while now; and it would definitely take a while for it to grow back.  I needed to make sure she had thought this all through.  But every day she came to me “Mom, did you make the appointment yet?”  (I think it was ME that was having more of a problem with this plan than she was.  She had her mind made up!)  So I made the appointment.  We went to The Hair Bar in Kanata.  They were AMAZING!  My daughter said she felt like a movie star.  Haha!  (She could definitely get used to being pampered.)  So off it went – all 13 inches of it!  And somehow she came out looking about 5 years older!!  I did NOT sign up for that!  Haha!   She did love her new haircut.  And today, loves it the same.  Her ponytail was sent off to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  Super easy to do.  (We just received a letter of thanks yesterday.)  The Canadian Cancer Society will then in turn give these real hair wigs out to women going through cancer treatments that would otherwise not be able to afford something like that.

long hair

hair donation

the cut

short hair

My gal was very proud to have made a contribution.  But has been on the lookout to see if she can see anyone that might be wearing her hair. Winking smile

– Kim

I am so lucky to see some families again and again. Even more exciting when baby number 3 is involved! So much fun hanging out with this crew. They always keep me on my toes!!  Crazy to think I’ve photographed this family since big sis was 10 days old.  And even how much big bro had changed too.  I definitely had a hard time picking favourites of this session.  But this is what I have to share with you today. Aren’t they adorable?? Smile

baby blanket

siblings

family

feet

sleepy babe

Baby mohawk

Newborns are best photographed when they are brand new. Please contact me today to reserve your own session. I look forward to chatting with you!! Smile

– Kim

Unless there is the promise of cake. Then I may reconsider. Haha!  But I was very excited to be asked to share in this couple’s special day.  A very small outdoor ceremony was planned to be held at a friends house.  The plans did NOT include the rain…but they made it work.  All the guests grabbed an umbrella and a dry seat cushion on their way out the door.  And we managed to get these two married…in the midst of all the rain.  It’s good luck though, right?  Winking smile

flowers

piper

vows

wedding guests

wedding party

kids

In our initial planning meeting, these guys told me they didn’t want anything “weird”.  Haha!  I laugh now as I see these dinosaur photos.  The little ring bearer requested that we go see the dinosaurs before we did any more photos.  Negotiations were in place.

Dino wedding

groom bride

happy couple

bride and groom

wedding cake

I had so much fun with this bunch.  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day! Smile

– Kim

Fall is here!! Which means it’s time for our annual mini sessions.  Every year I look forward to meeting new people and seeing some old familiar faces. Let’s make it happen!  Please contact for more information or to schedule your spot.

2015 minis

Fall sessions are 20 minutes set up at a local park (TBA), and include one digital image and a Facebook timeline collage.  You will have approximately 10 images to view to make your choices.  Additional digital photos are being offered at a special mini price and prints/products are available for purchase as well.  info@k-photo.ca 

– Kim

Manitoba…always great to make a trip back home.  Even better when you are left with FABULOUS weather (most days). And so happy to have an excuse to go and hang out in one of the local canola fields.  These guys were insanely fun!!  The boys made me laugh so much.  And I was introduced to a new photo pose – the “Beanie Boo eyes”.  Haha!  Those two!! Open-mouthed smile

Manitoba fields

Faces

Yellow fields

boys

At one point the boys were hugging mom, holding her hand, or hanging off of her in some way.  It was a HOT, and humid evening.  And I think mom was done with that whole idea.

Hug Mom

So I suggested that they spread out a bit…..

Spread out

Haha!  I just love it!! Smile

family tree

I book a limited amount of sessions in Brandon, Manitoba every summer.  If you would like to be added in next years list, please let me know.  info@k-photo.ca I look forward to hearing from you!! Smile

– Kim