My Nieces Sasha and Stella - 1st birthday!!

Posted by fifik | Labels: , , , , , , , | Posted On Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM

It is my twin nieces birthday today - and I can hardly believe it. Where did the year go? We are off to the party soon, but I wanted to share these with you today. We had a little photo shoot last week to check out their party dresses. I can't believe how much they have changed.

I can't wait to see how they react to their amazing birthday cake (can't wait to show you, it's awesome) - and all the presents and ribbons and bows.... should be interesting!!

Happy birthday girls! xoxo

Alyssa and Travis

Posted by fifik | Labels: , , , , , | Posted On Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM

I can't wait to share my latest session with you! These two children are gorgeous!! Alyssa is 3 years old, and her brother Travis is 5 months. The plan for their session? To let them have fun, and capture them "as they are right now".

It can be pretty challenging to capture siblings sometimes, to capture their true interaction with each other. Often one sibling has lost interest... but we managed to get some cute shots.  My favourite of all? This dreamy shot of the two of them together....  definitely not "perfect" by photography standards, but perfect for the emotion it shows...

Of course, I couldn't resist posting these ones.... they are too cute :)

Here are some of my favourites of Travis alone. He is quite the chubby baby.... 22 lbs already.... so he's all rolls. But his eyes just get you right off the bat, and you can just picture how handsome a boy he is going to become:

He just melts my heart..... :)

Now for his beautiful older sister. I seriously think she could be a model. She reminds me of a little Angelina Jolie.

I often bring finger puppets with me to sessions, to get the kids to look at me occasionally, and to give them something to talk about. Alyssa wanted to play with them all, and how could I say no... and I love how this shot turned out:

I swear I could have photographed these two all day. They were fantastic to watch and document. I can't wait to see how they change as they get older, what amazing children :)

Here and There

Posted by fifik | Labels: , , , , | Posted On Friday, February 4, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I realize it has been over a week since my last blog post, so sorry! I have something a little different for you today. Winter is traditionally a quieter time in the photography world, at least in more wintery climates like where I live! I have some sessions upcoming in February, but to keep the creativity fires burning, I decided to do a little experimenting.... some outdoor and some indoor shots, using different angles and different settings than I am typically used to shooting with. I am so pleased with the results, and I hope you are too!

Of course, winter photo shoots can be a blast, provided it's not -30 degrees.... with some milder weather on the horizon, it's a great chance to get out and enjoy our beautiful snowy landscape. Want some wintery family photos? Give me a call!

Stay tuned to the blog for some new posts coming soon.... some kiddies (including one-year old twins cake smash) and some cool shots using a Holga camera. So anxious to share those with you!

Have a great weekend! :)