Back in the Fall, I had the opportunity to work with little Miss Ellie and her family again in celebration of her second birthday. I have been working with this sweet girl since she was 3 months old, and it has been a great pleasure to watch her grow!
On this day, we met for an outdoor cake smash session in The Meadow. The weather was warm and sunny for an early Fall morning, and we all had so much fun watching Ellie’s reactions to her balloons, some bubbles, and her CAKE!
If you’re interested in a session like Ellie’s, please contact me to inquire, I’d love to hear from you!
As we brace ourselves for the storm of the century this evening (ok maybe I’m exaggerating… although 50 cm seems like a lot, so maybe I’m not…) 😛 I thought I would put out a blog on one of my favourite extended family sessions from one warm summer evening last year. Just looking through these images brings me back to the warmth of that evening, and I cannot WAIT to get out there again this year starting in May!
This particular session took place in The Arboretum (have a peek at my Shooting Locations page if you’re interested in booking a session to see the different locations available for what suits you best!)
I am now accepting outdoor bookings for outdoor golden hour family sessions starting in May on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 5:45 and 6:45pm. I’m typically booking up about a month to two months in advance right now so if you know you want on the calendar between May and September, I encourage you to contact me any time to secure your space in the calendar. I accept about 8 bookings per month during this time period.
For now, enjoy some beautiful WARM images from a gorgeous summer evening with a beautiful family that I just loved working with! 😀
Little Miss Margaret was one of my last sessions of 2015, and one of my most anticipated because of the AMAZING set that we had planned! Mom sent me a colour palate and I could see the whole thing put together in my head with the teals, pinks, whites and golds, I couldn’t WAIT to photograph this little lady on it!
Just a little booking update – I’m getting tons of inquiries right now, which I would LOVE to take on, but I am currently fully booked for the remainder of February. I only have about 5 dates left for March as well. Mommy & Me Minis are also booking in April and I have newborns due in August booking right now too, it’s never too early to book! If you are interested in getting on the calendar, please contact me and let me know how I can help you!
Miss Margaret’s session was an All Inclusive Package, which means that her parents got to take home every single digital file in her gallery without having to choose! They also got a 4×6 colour reference print of every image in her gallery tucked neatly inside this adorable Heirloom Keepsake Box (because as much as I love digital files, I love printed, tangible products more!) How cute is this!?
Little Mr. Jayden was my very last newborn that I saw here in my Barrie photography studio in 2015 and he was a dream to work with! When he was awake, he gave me some of the cutest little faces, but for the most part he slept like a dream!
When I finished up his session, I had no idea the flood of newborns that 2016 would bring me. I have been going solid seeing newborn babies in my studio since the beginning of January! So many amazing and adorable sessions I cannot wait to share with you all! I am currently fully booked until March, and only have a handful of dates available until April. If you are expecting and know that you want a session, please do not delay in booking, contact me today!
I’ve had a lot of inquiries about when this years’ Mommy & Me Mini Event would happen, and I now have all of the details ready to go!
The Mini Event this year will run from Monday April 11 – Friday April 15, 2016.
There will be three timeslots per day, at 10am, 11am, and 1pm.
Creative Fee ($125+HST) and booking contract will be required within 24 hours of booking in order to hold the timeslot.
Please click HERE to fill out the Pre-Registration Form if you are interested in snagging one of these timeslots!
I know I had this contest open for a ridiculously long amount of time this year… I really wanted to make sure that as many people as possible had the opportunity to enter, but I also wanted to hold the draw today in particular for two reasons. Reason number 1 – It is my 5 year anniversary of being in business! Yay me! *Insert little celebration dance here* 😛 And reason number 2, today is my partner in crime (aka my husband’s) birthday, which gives me a pretty good reason to give away a bonus prize (because I love giving away surprises!) 😀
So without any further delay, here is what you’ve all been waiting for. The WINNERS of the 2015 Client Appreciation Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated, and to all of my amazing clients!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Contestant No. 17 – Dakota Moncada
Dakota has won an All Inclusive Creative Portrait session (worth $791), which includes her portrait session, all high resolution digital files (between 35-60) on USB with print release in both colour and black and white as well as 4×6 colour reference prints in an adorable 4×6″ Heirloom Keepsake Box. Congratulations Dakota!!!
SECONDARY PRIZE 1 – Contestant No. 8 – Jay Meredith
This prize was chosen by our Grand Prize winner. Dakota chose Jay’s adorable photo of Arwyn in the tree because it jumped out at her right away. Jay has won a $200 Gift Certificate to use towards her next portrait session. Congratulations Jay!
Secondary Prize 2 – Contestant No. 18 – Jessi Madaire
This prize was determined by the number of Facebook votes received on their entry. Jessi’s photo of her two little munchkin’s received a grand total of 263 votes! She has won an 11×14″ Gallery Wrap Canvas of her entry. Congratulations Jessi!
Secondary Prize 3 – Contestant No. 6 – Sydney Wheatley
This prize was also determined by the number of Facebook votes received on their entry. Sydney’s photo received a total number of 167 votes. She has won an 11×14 Mounted Wall print of her entry. Congratulations Sydney!
Secondary Prize 4 – Contestant No. 13 – Stephanie Chivers
Also determined by the number of Facebook votes received on their entry, Stephanie’s photo of her adorable twin daughter’s received a total of 122 votes, winning her a $100 Gift Certificate to use towards her next session! Congrats Stephanie!
SURPRISE BONUS PRIZE! – Contestant No. 12 – Shanlee Stoutt
This prize was chosen in honour of my 5th Business Anniversary today by none other than the Raindance Birthday Boy (aka my husband)! 😛 He chose Shanlee’s entry out of a raffle. She wins an 11×4″ framed print of her entry inside a gorgeous Sawyer Wallflower Frame! Congratulations Shanlee!
Thanks again to everyone, without all of you, I would be pretty lonely! 😀 Congrats to all the winners!
I have been DYING to share Emerson’s session! She came to see me in December, shortly before Christmas. I completely fell in love with her session and decided that it would be perfect for my next studio sample heirloom album (which I can’t wait to show off, it’s going to be GORGEOUS!) I was finally able to sit down with this sweet gal’s parents today for their Reveal & Order session and it made my heart SO happy to watch their reactions. They have given me permission to share her gallery with you all today (yay!) so here she is! Beautiful little Emerson… Enjoy!
Last Fall, I had the pleasure of meeting up with sweet little Jackson and his family for his first birthday portraits here in my Barrie Photography Studio. One year had flown by so quickly from the first time we met for his newborn session, and I couldn’t believe how much he had grown (and how ADORABLE he was!) Like seriously, how CUTE is this kid!?
His cake smash was amazing! I loved that his mom asked for a Woodland animals theme, and the colours just popped so well against the wood backdrop. I was also tickled pink when they showed up with this tree stump to incorporate! I got to keep it, and have since used it in more than one session, kids seem to LOVE sitting on “my tree”. 😛
One of the best parts of my job is being able to deliver gorgeous, heirloom pieces of art to families at the end of their experience with me. Digital files are only cool if you have them printed and displayed somewhere (whether that’s on the wall, in a keepsake box, or in an album). I was particularly in love with the variety of products that this family chose (canvas, floatmount, accordion albums, matted prints, and Wallflower frames), and I couldn’t WAIT for them to get them and hang them in their home! I love being able to sit down with all of my clients and help them to decide which products work best for their needs and wants. If you’re looking for a full service boutique photography experience, look no further. 😉 Have a peek through my website and contact me to book a session today!
Back in September I met up with an absolutely gorgeous and very pregnant Mama, then expecting a little baby boy, for a classic maternity session. A few short weeks later, baby Hunter was born and I had the opportunity to meet him for his newborn session in my Barrie Photography Studio just a few weeks after that. Hunter was a doll! Scroll through these images and you’ll see all of the adorable little grins and smiles he flashed me throughout his session.
I am now booking newborn sessions in February through to the Summer months (yes, there is one booked for July already!) Contact me today to book! For now, have a peek through some of my favourite images from this maternity and newborn session!
I wanted to share this over Christmas, but didn’t get a chance to as I was on holidays, so I’m going to go ahead and share now! A year ago, I met sweet little Aaron for the first time for his newborn session, which you can see here. I was pretty excited when mom contacted me for his one year portrait session, and specifically requested that it be entirely Christmas themed! Somehow, in nearly 5 years of business, this was my first Christmas-themed cake smash request, and I was only too happy to pull it all together!
Do you have a little one about to celebrate their first birthday? Contact me today so that I can help you document this special milestone in your little one’s life! You can find more pricing information on the “Pricing” page of this website, or use the “Contact” page to message me directly for more information. All cake smash/first birthday portrait sessions come with your option of a mini family session at the beginning!
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Absolutely fantastic! Stephanie was so great with our daughter, Ellie! She had beautiful props and backdrops and the pictures were stunning!!! Number one photo studio! We absolutely loved Ellie’s photos and couldn’t ask for anything better. …
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