This little cutie patootie that came for pictures today, has some of the bluest eyes that I’ve ever seen and her good nature made the session a breeze. So many smiles!
Here’s a preview:
A few days ago I put out the call for a one-year old model for an ad and was lucky enough to get this cutie patoodie, who came to visit this morning with her mom and her sister. I have so many adorable pictures of her but can’t decide which one to use for the ad, so I would like to know what you think. I have them numbered as 1, 2, 3 or 4. Which is your favorite? I put a short poll at the end of this post. Message me, or vote for your favorite.
Here they are:
I had some fun today with my dog Taylor, I put up some new backdrop stuff and took some pictures of him. He’s a perfect model in many ways. He’s cute and he’s cooperative. He will sit still. Only thing is that he doesn’t smile! lol
Are you thinking of having a Christmas card done with a family photo on it? If you are, I can help you out. I can custom design a unique Christmas card for you at a cost of $25. The price of the cards depends on a few factors: flat or folded, 4×6 or 5×7 etc and also on the number of cards that you will need. Let me know if you are interested and I can give you a price.
I have a number of colours for backdrops, but this year I will also be offering some digital ones. It has become quite easy to use a digital backdrop and am planning to add a digital backdrop to a few images. Here are just a few of the digital ones I’ll have.
Let me know if you would like Christmas pictures done. My weekends are getting full but I do some spots available and am free some evenings as well.
I am including my Christmas special poster again. My apologies to anyone who got this in an email newsletter. I was shocked when I saw how skewed it had become! I have no idea why either.
This special is available to families with 5 people or less and for children over the age of one.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
I think we are paying for the beautiful November that we had. The weather here is cold enough to chill you to the core of your being. It is so cold that when given a choice of stopping at the mailbox to get the mail, or to keep driving and get into the house asap, the choice is warmth. It is so cold that I have not walked for a week. It is so cold that the kids at school have been in for recess for a week. “If you don’t live on the Prairies you don’t know cold.” David Bouchard, Truer words were never spoken. I remember once when in Palm Springs at a swimming pool, a mother told her young kids that it was too cold to go into the pool. The temperature that day was in the low 80s. She did not know cold. And for what it’s worth, I think if you went to your grave and did not know cold, you would not be missing a thing. It would be like never having the flu. Lucky you if you don’t know cold.
So with this deep freeze that we are in, you would think all of those pesky germs that make us sick, would be dead. How can they live in this? Yeah, I know they thrive inside with indoor heating and all of those kids’ bodies in a school doesn’t help. All of those bodies that are inside a building for 61/2 hours. But it would be a benefit if the cold killed the viruses. Not so. I have a virus. I have a cold. So here I am, miserable because it is so cold out and I cannot walk, plus I have a cold. I don’t have the flu though. I can’t have the flu because I have had 2 flu shots. I am protected in case you are worried. And I may wear a mask for my shoots at the end of this week. Maybe even to school for the rest of the week. Wouldn’t that be funny? I went to a doctor a few weeks ago, and she was wearing a mask because she had a cold. Will we become so germophobic that we will all wear masks?
So what does this have to do with photography? Not a thing. Just feel like venting.
Last weekend I did pictures for a lovely family of 2 girls and one boy. The 21 month old boy did not want any part of getting his picture taken and I have to admit, I could not get him to crack a smile. By the end of the session, he was playing with the stuff in my Treasure Chest, but when I tried to take his picture while he was there, he froze. It isn’t often that I can’t get one smile out of a child, but I met my match with him.
I also took part in a free photo session for families at a school in the north end. It was wonderful to see so many photographers come out on such a cold day to volunteer their services. It was a very worthwhile venture and I want to thank the organizers of the event. I even was on the news that night!!
Here are just a few of the pics from my last shoot:
What is the perfect Christmas present? What would someone most like to receive? I think those are questions that we ask ourselves a lot at this time of the year.
I think that buying someone who has children a gift certificate for a photo shoot is a gift that keeps on giving. It is not consumable as the pictures that the giver will receive will be treasure for years to come and help to keep those childhood memories alive. And it’s easy too. If you are concerned that all you are giving is an envelope, why not also buy a picture frame to wrap and put the gift certificate inside. A note could be put inside the frame that says,”Fill me with an image of ______________.”
Give me a call at 962-3424 or send me an email if you would like to avoid the malls this Christmas and know someone who would appreciate a gift certificate.
Today I had the pleasure of meeting the two beautiful children that I am featuring. A, the little girl is 4 and her brother, also A, is 11 months. Both were a lot of fun but the little guy was not really too enthusiastic about sitting. I got him to stay still for short periods by putting him inside of a tub and then a sled and that worked. Big sister was in charge and tried really hard to help with her brother. I will be done editing these in a couple of days but here is a sneak peak at two very cute kids!