Posts Tagged ‘Ottawa photographer’

Professionally…not a lot went on this past year. We were nearly entering the Spring season when this pandemic hit hard. Ontario in a full lockdown. Photography was deemed not to be essential. Some planned sessions just didn’t end up happening. And time went on. The kids were schooling from home. We played a lot of games, baked and I learned to cut hair. We ordered music to watch on TV and even attended a drive-in concert. The highlight was renting a cabin in the Kawarthas. It was the perfect time to get away where we would not see anyone! I did manage to hold my annual Fall mini sessions. It was great to see my VIP’s again. Christmas was a little different. But we made it though to 2021!! Here is just a snippet of what my camera saw this past year.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy start to 2021! My camera misses you!

I love this family so much! And I’m so happy under the circumstances we were still able to get together this fall. We could not have asked for a better day either! The colours were out; and the temperature was right. [As a side-note, I always struggle with coming up with a title of these blog posts. It’s no secret I am a big supporter of Bath and Body Works…haha! Well, that is where the title of this post was inspired from. My current soap!! And it seemed appropriate.]

As always, still accepting outdoor family/children sessions for 2020. Please contact me if interested. And stay safe!

I’ve just completely given up on trying to get everything done in time for Christmas. Then I can enjoy the holiday a little more. I write New Years cards and do Boxing Day baking. Haha! And my Christmas blog post is going out on December 30th this year. That’s just how I roll!!

Since my baking is never done on time…I rely on Christmas scents. And as most of you probably know…I am ADDICTED to Bath and Body Works. Soaps, lotion, candles – you name it! This one is Twisted Peppermint – and it is THE BEST!!
I have seen this movie a million and one times!! And the kids love it…so we watch it over and over. However, this year we watched the Netflix special “The Movies that made us” on Home Alone. And it made it that much more interesting to know some of the behind the scenes tricks.
Every year we come up with a Christmas cocktail. This year it was Jack Frosties. Basically a slushie with a whack of alcohol in it. It was damn good! But strong.
You can’t avoid the Christmas MUSIC!! I am totally loving this Weezer album this holiday.
My hubby picked this up for me just before Christmas. I just love this little Grinch!!
The best part of Christmas…well aside from the family, good foods, fun times, blah blah blah….I just can’t wait to spoil my kitties!! Haha! This little one was TOTALLY into all her new little toys! And then she passed out under the tree.
This one tried out ALL the boxes. Big ones, small ones, flat ones, tall ones…it didn’t matter. But then she was done – and settled down for a nice Christmas nap.

Merry [late] Christmas all!! Of course I’m booking into the New Year for all your family/baby/small event needs. Just drop me a line: info@k-photo.ca

These gals met at work 20-ish years ago. And they are still best friends today. Now with a pile of kiddos between them! After braving the all the bugs we did manage to get everyone into a couple of photos. They all definitely kept me on my toes. Haha! These gals had a lot to celebrate: some big birthdays, a new baby, moving to a new place. It’s so nice to be able to get everyone together to celebrate these big moments. And plus, aren’t these lovely ladies just gorgeous??

Now booking for August/September 2019. Lots of great summer spots available for families, kids and pets. info@k-photo.ca to reserve your spot.

Oh! I’m sorry…did you not hear me?  K Photo and Design is having a MEGA PRINT SALE!!  If you have ever regretted not ordering that desk print or wall portrait – NOW is the time!! 50 percent off!!  50% – that’s HALF PRICE!  

Please don’t let your images collect dust on your CD/USB.  And don’t wait too long – this offer is only good until August 31st, 2018.  Please contact for full details: info@k-photo.ca  Be sure to sign up for the mailing list on my website if you would like to be first to know about the annual mini sessions.  Now booking new portrait sessions/small events for early Fall.

I guess you could say things have been a little crazy around the house the last little bit.  We decided it was time to have a little floof join our family.  So back the beginning of May we welcomed our little Ophelia.  She is such a beautiful, elegant 8 week old Chocolate point Siamese kitty – but don’t let that fool you.  She is a GOOF!! Not sure if I could pick a favourite thing about this baby girl.  I love when she takes over my pillow and sleeps on my head.  I love when you’re trying to scold her and then she gives you the head tilt “but I’m so cute” look.  She is just oh so helpful with everything from unloading the dishwasher, folding laundry, making the bed, putting away the groceries.  Haha!  But actually…one of my FAVOURITE things is when she falls asleep with her tongue hanging out. That’s how you know it’s a good nap. 

After she had designated herself as the Queen of the house, we thought what better time to add ANOTHER floof! Welcome Miss Ellie.  (Or if I wanted to type out her full name: Lady Eleanor Wigglefloof of the Squishybeans)  She was a little rescue kitty I fell in love with over Facebook, of all things.  She was left abandoned out by a farm along with a sister and 2 deceased brothers.  We brought her home when she was roughly 8 weeks old…and at this point it was clear – she needed to be taught how to do kitty things.  First of all – the litter box situation was not up to Ophelia’s standards.  She would stand there and monitor Miss Ellie.  And then go in and cover everything when she was done. Even drinking her water was not something our little Miss Ellie learned before coming to our home.  She would slurp.  It was the funniest thing to watch!  But it wasn’t long before she was doing all the kitty things.  

Now don’t get me wrong…it was a bit of a transition period trying to introduce the two of ’em.  Ophelia was a little TOO excited to play with a new little friend.  So she’d try to jump on top of her and eat her leg or ear a bit.  Haha!  And I think Miss Ellie was just happy to be out of a cage, and looking to roam.  We’d let them see each other for short spurts, and then separate them again.  Until one morning they chased each other and wrestled and more chasing and pouncing and even more chasing.  It was exhausting to watch! Actually, exhausting for them as well.  They both snuggled up to each other and had a HUGE nap. Then they were best buds.  After 2 months now if one of them meows – the other one runs to see what the problem is.  They eat together.  Drink together.  Nap together (if the mood arises).  And still have not grown out of using the bathroom together.  I may be a bit biased – but they are awfully darn cute!  

Awww….just look at my babies!!!  While this was a bit of a personal post today – I ALWAYS enjoy adding a pet to any family or children’s session.  Currently booking for summer/fall 2018.  Please follow along on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with any and all news K Photo and Design.  I look forward to hearing from you!  

One of my FAVOURITE festivals Ottawa has to offer is the Tulip fest. I just love the sea of various colours.  And it’s a gamble every year as to when to go and see the tulips.  It has been too hot, too wet, too cold, too windy…and with a few extremely hot days, they can fry up pretty quick.  That is why when we were expecting several hot, sunny days in a row I had better get my butt down there.  Even if I didn’t bring the kids with me.  Which they yelled at me for.  But it was actually nice to crawl around in the dirt without the complaining to move on to the next bunch of flowers.  I was however not the ONLY person there.  For the middle of the day during the week, it was CRAZY CROWDED!!  But that didn’t matter…I managed to capture some of my favourite photos of the tulips to this date. I kind of like the Canada 150 tulip…if you couldn’t tell. 

Now booking portraits and events for the summer.  info@k-photo.ca  And as always, please find me on Facebook or Twitter.  I look forward to hearing from you!

– Kim

It’s so hard to believe that 2014 has come and gone already!  I just wanted to take the time to thank all of the wonderful families I was able to spend time with this year.  I appreciate your business…and the fun chats we always seem to have.  I’ve chosen of few of my favourite images from this past year to share with you; and I hope we are able to get together at some point in 2015!  Smile

2014 review 1

2014 review 2

2014 review 3

If you aren’t already, please be sure to “like” my facebook page or follow me on twitter to keep up with what’s new with me.  Happy new year!!  I wish you all the best in 2015!!

– Kim

I was happy to travel out to timbuk-two to meet up with this family.  (Otherwise known as Alexandria.)  It’s always a change to get out of the city.  And being from a smaller town myself, always feels like home to drive through farm-land.

So this little guy, while being KNOWN to be quite happy…definitely made us work for any smile we got!  Some babies are so expressional; and this guy was no exception.  I LOVED his little pout!  And when it was time for a little snooze, I just kept on going.  Nothing looks more peaceful than a sleeping baby. Smile

happy baby

family in the woods

sleeping baby

Pouty baby

little baby toes

2013 already! Now taking bookings for Spring…can’t wait to hear from you! Smile

– Kim

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