Cutest Kids! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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This was a weekend of photographing the cutest kids: 2 3 years old (named Luke) and 2 babies!

I drove out to La Salle for this first session. I love doing sessions in client homes if they have sufficient window light and this house is amazing! (As well, anyone who buys my Baby’s First Year package is assured of getting one session in their home if they like.)

Here are 2 sweet boys in LaSalle.

Baby’s First Year! (Winnipeg Baby Photographers)

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One of my most popular plans is The Baby’s First Year Package. For this package you get 4 photography sessions in your baby’s first year plus a hard cover 8×11 photo book. The price for this package is $350, but for the next 4 weeks, I am offering it to clients for $300. The value of this package is:

  • $125 for the first newborn session
  • $80×3=$240 for the next 3 sessions
  • $400 for the photo book

That would equal a total of $665, offering a savings of $365!!

The first year of your child’s life is one of growth and change. In face, your child will again change as much as in that year. But you might say, “I take a lot of pictures of my baby with my phone. I take pictures every day.”

The question I would then ask you is,” What do you do with those pictures?” Do you ever compile and print them? Do you make a book of them? Where will they end up? Will they forever stay on your phone or computer? Isn’t it nicer to sit down and look at a book than look at a computer?

The following are the pages from a Baby’s First Year Book that I just created. This book will be a treasure that this family will have to look back on for years to come. What a lovely tribute to this child!

These are screen captures of the book, so are not indicative of the quality of the book. You will notice that we also did a maternity session for this book and I can do the same for you.

Give me a call if you are interested in this package or if you know someone who might be.



Beautiful One-Year Old! (Winnipeg Baby Photographers)

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It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since I met this beautiful one year old girl.

This was her a year ago:

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Your Baby’s First Year (Winnipeg Baby Photographers)

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Your baby will change more in that first year than any other year in their lives.

As a newborn, they are completely helpless. A newborn spends its day eating, crying and sleeping. By the time a baby is a year old, they are either crawling or walking, they are babbling and making all kinds of interesting faces. The changes are huge!

I love watching babies change in that first year, which is why I offer The Baby’s First Year Special.

The Baby’s First Year Special is made up of  4 sessions and a photo book for the cost of 2 sessions: $250. The value of this special is a total of $700!

It’s a great gift idea as well.

Have a look at these 2 First Year Books. (if the links don’t work, then copy and paste them into your browser.)


The book is a wonderful keepsake and in this age of digital photography, I think it’s absolutely essential to have your images printed. (But I won’t get into that right now.)

Get in touch with me if you or someone you know might be interested in this offer.

Baby’s First Year! (Winnipeg Newborn Photography)

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“If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.”

Vincent van Gogh

I think this quote explains why I love to photograph newborns. I feel the wonder of the Universe whenever I hold a newborn.

And because I love newborns so much, I am offering a great  special for your baby’s first year. Featured on this one is E, who recently turned 1 and is waiting for her book! What a change in one year! She’s a very active little girl now and can she ever run! I loved watching E grow up in this past year!

This is also a great gift idea for someone who is pregnant. I add a maternity session to this for only $300 and will add the maternity session to your photo book as well.

Call me or email me if you are pregnant or know someone who is. Capturing that first year is something you will always be thankful you did!


The First Steps (Winnipeg Child Photographers)

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Today was an ideal day for pictures at the Forks. The clouds created a huge soft box in the sky and the crowds stayed away. On top of that, my one year old subject was in a great mood. This is the 5th time I have taken Q’s picture, starting from before he was born. I’m looking forward to creating his Baby’s First Year Book. It’s going to be magical. I find the changes in that first year of life so amazing. Buying the Baby’s First Year Plan, as Q’s parents did,  is a lovely way to capture and document those memories. Ask me about it if you’re interested.

As for my shoot today, I took over 400 pictures. I will shoot as long as a child is happy and Q was great today. I was lucky to get pictures of some of his first steps. He is just starting to walk.

Here’s a preview from today:


Printing those Precious Memories (Winnipeg Photographers)

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I often advise clients to be sure to make prints of their images. The fact of the matter is, that nobody really knows what will happen to our digital images files in time. There are DVDs that are advertised as lasting for 100 years but of course, they have not been tested. How could they have been? Prints will eventually fade. But your digital images on your hard drive will be gone one day. That is a given. I have lost 2 external drives full of images. Everyone knows that you need to back up those digital images, but I wonder how many people actually do. Do you?

My niece recently wrote a blog post that I think speaks to this topic. She is going through the sale of her house and went through some of her albums. Here is her post.

I have been crazy busy around the house lately, so when our agent asked us if we had any summer pictures of our backyard, I jumped at the chance to sit for a bit and flip through some pictures.  To take the time to relax for even a moment and look through nearly 15 albums was well….precious.  I was overcome by nostalgia as I made my way though each album; seven years of memories, and an abundance of blessings. I laughed out loud a few times as I flipped those pages, and found myself tearing up remembering those precious baby and toddler days gone by.

Yes…I am a technology teacher so I certainly do enjoy playing with digital photos.  Animoto, Photostory 3, Smilebox, iPhoto are all some of my favourite digital tools to play and create with.  I have even made a couple of beautiful hardcopy scrapbooks using Shutterfly. However, when it comes to photos I am also very “old fashioned”.  I still print pictures and put them in albums and I can’t imagine ever stopping this practice.

My photo albums are my greatest treasures. Eudora Welty said, “A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.”  Time passes and we forget how tiny they were, how adorable they looked in their favourite pajamas and all of those little details.  I imagine my husband and I one day marveling over the thousands of pictures we have of our dear little ones’ childhoods, once they are grown and moved on.

Pictures stop time for just an instant and capture those exact moments we just don’t want to ever forget.  So this old-fashioned girl is going to keep on printing and filling those albums with a lifetime of memories!

Will you have those albums or photo books to look through after your children are grown up? I make a photo book every year for my little guy, who is now 9 years old. I love looking at them. I wonder how many people are relying on digital images only. If you are, get some prints made or make a photo book. There is nothing like a book to look through. And if you want to have some really great images, that capture the character and beauty of your children, get a professional photographer.

Here is an example of the first 15 pages of a Baby’s First Year book.

Baby’s First Year Club (Winnipeg Newborn Photographer)

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I have decided to reduce the price of “Baby’s First Year Club” for the rest of August.

The price will be $200 instead of $300. Baby’s First Year Club includes 4 photo shoots spaced out between the birth of your child until his first birthday, as well as an 8.5×11 hard cover photo book of your child’s first year.

If  you are expecting a baby or know someone who is, let them know about this offer. The Baby’s First Year Club membership also makes a great gift idea.

Call me if you have any questions or send me an email. My number is 204-669-0498 and my email is

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Baby’s First Year (Winnipeg Child and Family Photographer)

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A baby changes more in the first year of their life than they ever will again. Having a visual record of that year is something that you will always treasure. I love photographing newborns and babies, which is why I am offering a special for the first year. Join my Baby’s First Year Club and you will get 4 photo sessions and an 8.5×11 hard cover photo book, all for the price of $300. Plus I will remind you when it is time for your next session. That would be a newborn session, followed by 4 months, 8 months and a one year session. You need to pay the $300 at the time of the first session in order to get the free photo book. If you pay as you go, I will still reduce the price of the one year session, but you will not get the free photo book.

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The video of of one of my favorite clients. What a cutie!  Have a look at how much he changes. I did a session at birth, 3 months, 6 months, 8 months and a year for this couple.

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Feel free to email me or call me at 669-0498 if you have any questions.