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Preparing for you Autumn Sessions: 7 tips

Autumn is one of the most popular times of year for a variety of sessions, for obvious reasons. I mean, how can you not enjoy those lovely pops of colours. It's an amazing time as you get to really play up your wardrobe and mix and match with some awesome accessories for that crisp weather. I want you to make the most out of your session and here are some great tips on how to do so. 1) Make use of accessories and clothing that play up the "fall" feeling. For example, leather boots, cable knit scarves and comfy cardigans look amazing on the whole family and can really bring a picture to life. Tip: neutrals do really well in the fall against all that foliage.  2)Timing is everything. Start paying attention to that shift in weather as summer melts into fall. Once the leaves start changing, call up your photographer and book a session. I know that I like to plan fall sessions, so chances are I've got a session ready for you.Typically October is the perfect tim

My favorite photos

When you do something you love, it's not really work. We all have heard that saying. And for me it is really true. For those of you who have meet me in person, you how much I love what I do and deep my passion for photography runs. Most people when they get home from work, kick of their shoes, put their feet up and forget about the day they had at work for those few hours before they head back to the office. They turn on the T.V, read a book, spend some time with the family. Any thing to take their mind off work. NOT ME. Photography started as a hobby and I transitioned it into a business years ago. So for me, during my down, one of my favorite things to do is take off with my camera and work on a personal photography project. I have done lots of these in the past and am always finding something neat to work on. I believe it keeps me on my toes and gives me new and fresh ideas to introduce into the studio for my clients, One of my favorite projects was a few years back. I as

A little Session with Picture Perfect Props

If you are a family in the Niagara Region and have small children, it is more then likely that you have heard of Picture Perfect Props by Mich. In fact, she is probably a household name for your family. Having been open for the past 8 years, I have worked with Mich a great many of times and have come to know her, not only as a business woman but as a friend as well. Over the past few years, Mich and I have gotten together to a variety of different sessions together that have been offered to the public. One of our favorites is our outfit showcase session. We did this last year and had such a blast, we did it again this year. We draw a few different children varying in age to model some of the outfits, tutus, headbands and other products available in Mich's store in Welland. This year we have over 300 people enter the contest!! HOLY SMOKES!! We always have fun during these sessions and so the families! Here are some of the adorable images we got during this years session.

Full session vs. mini sessions

I am sure most of you have heard about mini sessions in the photography world. But what is a mini session and how it is different from a full session? What are the pros and cons and how do they work? I offer several different themed minis in the studio year round. And I can tell you that they are very different from other sessions. Full sessions allow for more customization. The locations are usually different from one session to the next. They typically take place at a park or  beach, farm or forested areas. Studio sessions can be offered at times at well. There is also longer time frames for full sessions, often between 45 minutes to an hour. This allows for time to set up larger groups in poses and walk the area for a variety of backdrops to be included in your final gallery. This allows for outfit changes if the client so desires. Due the amount of time and variety that is allowed with a full session there are normally a larger number of images included in the final product. Whi

Milk bath baby

While cake smashes are pretty popular, not all families are inclined to do them. While I enjoy them and think they are super cute,  I understand where they come from. They are messy sessions and then there is the sugar as well. And some babies just don't like cake. Some parents find other food items to use instead. Watermelon is a big one (I like this option more for second birthdays) I have also seen spaghetti, pancakes, donuts, tacos, and ice cream as alternatives to cake. But there other options as well. This one is personal favorite of mine and one that doesn't happen all too often. So when moms suggest it, I get very excited about it! Milk bath baby sessions. Not only are they great for first year celebrations but also for mile stone sitter sessions like 6 months. Milk baths create a stunning visual. A small tub is filled with milk. Some photographer use carton of milk or powder milk. Some actually use mothers breast milk. I use a milk powder as it is hypoallergenic. A

Maternity Gowns

Those of you who have had children related sessions with me most likely knows about Mich and her store full of picture perfect props in Welland. Families often come in with oneies or tu-tus, necklaces and headbands are the most common. I myself have often purchased props for the studio. Most recently some beautiful bonnets and floral crowns. But did you know she now offers much more then just props for children. Mich has always offered maternity sashes in her store but now she also has some beautiful gowns for rent as well. And of course some stunning floral crowns, which are not only great for maternity sessions, but also mommy and me! Maternity gowns are amazing for sessions. They are designed to look good for photography purposes and to look flattering on mommas to be. Mich and I did a model call to highlight some of the beautiful gowns she offers in her store. We had two stunning models! Karen and Erica who both totally rocked their sessions! You can rent gowns from myself or