Posts Tagged ‘Ottawa family photographer’

Annual Fall mini sessions will take place September 30th, 2017!!  It is a great opportunity to update your family photo and create some beautiful Christmas gifts.  I have several spaces available in the morning or afternoon.  Don’t delay in reserving your spot!!

$225 will get you a 20 minute session for your family/children, 5 digital images with print release and access to special pricing on additional digital images, prints or products.  info@k-photo.ca if you have any questions or would like to reserve.

 

– 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

As any photographer that lives in Canada – the days leading up to an outdoor shoot, we closely monitor what the weather is doing.  I was aiming to put our back-up plan in place, but this family was VERY adventurous and ready to head outside as planned anyways!  The fire was blazing inside.  And hot chocolate on the stove.  With the help of some great planning we had various family groupings popping in and out as quick as we could.  And the results were amazing! So happy to be able to celebrate their Aunt’s birthday with them. And always a fun time when I get to jump into a snow bank! Winking smile

Extended family

Birthday girl

another family of 3

family of 3

cousins

brrrr

I definitely feel ready for some outdoor SPRING photos…but I think mother nature has other plans.  However, it is the perfect time to update your child’s photos with an in-home lifestyle type session.  Please contact me for more details.  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

Happy New Year!!!  I know I’m running a bit late this year…but upgrading your equipment never comes easy.  I’m STILL trying to get my programs all up and running properly.  (Well, they’re running…just not how *I* like them!)

But aside from all that.  I just wanted to thank all the amazing families I had the chance to work with this year.  Being in my third year of business I met a lot of people for the second and third time.  Which was SO much fun!  I also stepped out of my comfort zone and held a day of mini sessions this past fall.  AND, happy to report it was a success.  I think it will become an annual event.  (If the weather cooperates.)

So here’s a my 2012 faves.  Hope you see yourself there!  Open-mouthed smile

favourites of 2012

And all the best in 2013!!  I look forward to meeting up again! Smile

– 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

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

I’m getting a little behind in my postings because of the holidays.  But things are beginning to look normal around here – I hope!

So I met up with this family a week before Christmas.  The little newbie was 3 weeks old; and his big brother and sister just adored him.  I’m amazed he slept through some of the “love” they were giving him!  Brother and sister were so funny.  I even had them perform a little concert for me while Mom was feeding the little one.  I tried to pick a few images to show off, and then I had to weed them down again.  I just had too many faves!!  So here’s what I decided on.  Smile

family

curled up baby

Santa baby

cozy family

new baby

wrapped newborn

Now booking until Spring/Summer 2012!

– Kim

Happy New Year everyone!!  What a year this has been for me!  I’ve had the opportunity to photograph many expanding bellies, lots of wee babes and a pile of families.  You can now view my work at quite a few places around the city.  3D Miracles ultrasound clinic, Ottawa Integrative Health Clinic, Hands on Health massage therapy, and now at FAB Baby Gear!  (You can also purchase newborn packages directly through them AND the packages are on their baby registry.)

Okay, I have to share some favourites from 2011!!  Open-mouthed smile

2011 faves

2011 faves 2

2011 faves 3

2011 faves 4

Thank you all for making 2011 such a great year – and I hope to hear from you in 2012!!

– Kim

With Christmas only a few days away, I thought it might be fun to just share a few of my favourite things about the holidays.  Or perhaps it’s an excuse to avoid all the cleaning I SHOULD be doing.  All I can say, is thank goodness I am finished my shopping!!

Every year I get so excited for Christmas tree day.  Which usually turns out to be an all day decorating event.  I think that it’s awesome that we have an Incredible Hulk ornament on our tree.  And my little mouse on the roll of 35mm film (a classic).  And I love that all the Santa’s MUST go on the same branch.  (They do it to mess with me, I know it!)  And of course, my favourite are the hand-made ones that come home from school.  Red heartOrnaments

But to get into the Christmas spirit – I MUST have some good Christmas music playing!  Every year we start off our Christmas tree decorating by throwing on Kenny & Dolly’s “Once upon a Christmas”.  I listened to it every Christmas as a kid; and was so happy to find it on CD a few years ago.  Oh, and we can’t forget about great Christmas movies!  We watch the same ones almost every year.  But there are some that are definitely more favourites than others.  The kids of course love Elf, but my all time FAVOURITE is the Family Stone.  I don’t know if there could be a more perfect movie.  SmileChristmas movie and music

Perhaps I like the holidays to have the excuse to decorate things that I wouldn’t normally decorate. (Or maybe I just feel like I can get away with it better!) Open-mouthed smiletoilet paper tree

I also love my home-made stockings. The cats stockings are my favourites. Heehee. I think the kids almost are more excited about what Santa put in the cats stockings than their own!! Stockings

I love doing Christmas activities with the kids.  This year we painted ornaments (so much fun!) and constructed a little Gingerbread masterpiece.  They TOTALLY try to mess with me by putting two jellybeans of the same colour beside each other!!  Winking smileGingerbread house

It has to SMELL like Christmas too!  I admit, I LOVE Bath and Body Works.  I can spend hours in that store picking out the perfect scent.  And I settled on Mistletoe Kiss.  It’s a very fresh Christmassy smell. Holiday scents

I’ll admit it – I’m NOT much of a baker.  I’m in awe of people who whip up these amazing little treats for the holidays.  I usually end up having to make two batches because the first one messed up in some way.  Or giving up completely!  But I DO like to decorate.  This year I managed to make THREE different things, without messing any of them up.  Yay me!  I think the problem is that I’m always up for trying something new, and maybe I should stick to the tried and tested ones.  Heehee.  We’ve got decorated sugar cookies and reindeer peanut butter cookies.  (If you’re counting, I also made a peanut butter marshmallow treat (or dainties as my family always called them) – but the photo didn’t look very appetizing. Winking smile)  I had some great testers too!Christmas treats

And any excuse to put up coloured lights all over the house is good for me!  I just love the glow of our tree. SmileChristmas lights

Seems like Christmas will be here before you know it – and then over in the blink of an eye.  Take the time to enjoy it!  I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!  I’m excited to see what 2012 brings!!  Open-mouthed smile

– Kim