Now He is One! (Winnipeg Baby Photographers)

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This was M just one year ago:

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This is him now:

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What a little cutie!  I love seeing these little guys change in that first year.

I had a blast with this family of four at the Forks on the weekend. Here are some highlights of the session:

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Precious Newborn Boy! (Winnipeg Newborn Photographers)

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This precious little guy is 11 days new today and he rocked his first photo session. Mr. B. is very active and loves to move his hands and legs. He scrunches his lips in the most adorable ways.

I loved photographing this little cutie!


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And Baby Makes 4! (Winnipeg Newborn Photographers)

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Little Miss K is 7 days old today and she rocked her first photo session. I love her big blue eyes and her calm disposition. Her big brother is a lovable canine named Kona who was perfectly behaved and loved sniffing around in the studio.

Here is a preview of beautiful Miss K on Day 7:

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Perfection at 10 Days New! (Winnipeg Newborn Photographers)

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This is Baby Number Three for this family and he couldn’t be more perfect! I loved photographing and cuddling this little guy yesterday. Not only is he as cute as a button, but he made my job easy but giving me eyes-open pictures and sleepy baby ones.

Have a look at Mr. W at 10 days new!

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The Loveliest Smiles! (Winnipeg Baby Photographers)

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Miss C is 10 months old already and was full of smiles today for her 3rd photo session. I had a blast photographing this little sweetie!

Here’s a sneak peek!

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Perfect Newborn Doll! (Winnipeg Newborn Photographers)

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It was Day 12 for this precious little girl and she was absolutely perfect for her photography session. Not only does she have the most beautiful features and lovely smiles; she is also a prefect little poser.

I loved photographing her!

Here’s a sneak peek for this Perfect Newborn Doll!

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Prints or digital files? (Winnipeg Photographers)

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We take more photographs now than ever in the history of time. Look at these facts:

  • Facebook said in May 2015 that two billion photos are shared on its systems every day, by 1.4bn users  – a 730bn/year run-rate.
  • at least 2 trillion photos will be shared this year, and possibly 3 trillion or more. Spread across roughly 2bn smartphone users, that’s only 2-3 photos per day per person,
  •  estimates of the total number of photos ever taken on film range from 2.5-3.5 trillion. That in turn would suggest that more photos will be taken this year than were taken on film in the entire history of the analogue camera business.


There is no doubt that we are taking more photos than ever; an average of 2 or 3 pictures every single day!

There are times, however, when we decide to hire a professional photographer; when we want  some beautiful, emotive images to capture our families in a moment of time.

So we do our research and find that special photographer to photograph our children at different ages.

We make sure when we are looking for a photographer that we find one who will sell us a DVD of the images. We do sessions every year; the photos are amazing and we buy all of  the DVDs. We keep the DVDs in a special place to print the images later or we download the photos onto our phones and computers to share with others.

Let’s say that we don’t print those images but when our child is 18, we decide to put together a set of prints or a photo book of them growing up. We take the DVDs out of our drawer and pop them into our computer’s drive. Nothing there. We try another; the pictures are all faded and grey. We look for them in the computer that we used 15 years ago. The hard drive is empty. We panic and realize that all of our pictures are gone.

Not possible you say.

Yes, it is possible and very probable. Look at this:

  • “…an investigation by a Dutch personal computer magazine, PC Active, has shown that some CD-Rs are unreadable in as little as two years, because the dyes in the CD’s recording layer fade. These dyes replace the aluminium “pits” of a music CD or CD-Rom, and the laser uses that layer to distinguish 0s from 1s. When the CD is written, the writing laser “burns” the dye, which becomes dark, to represent a “1″ while a “0″ will be left blank so that if the dye fades, there’s no difference; it’s just a long string of nothing to the playback laser.”


  • But wait, you think, I also have hard drives backing up my pictures. Sadly, that is no guarantee. Look at these stats:

    Hard Drive Reliability Stats – Failure Rates 2013-2015

    According to the chart Backblaze created (zip file availablehere), which shows hard drive failure rates for 2013, 2014 and 2015, 1.5TB drives had the biggest failure rate in 2015  – 15.10%, while 2TB drives had only 1.88% failure rate.

    Here are the hard drive failure rates for 2015:

    • 1TB – 8.66%
    • 1.5TB – 15.10%
    • 2TB – 2.87%
    • 3TB – 4.33%
    • 4TB – 2.18%
    • 5TB – 3.84%
    • 6TB – 2.00%
    • 8TB – 3.41%
    • All Drives – 3.10


This ad from Fuji film says it all:


Yes, hard drives do fail. It isn’t a question of if they will fail, but when they will fail.

  • What about those USB storage sticks that everyone has now? Think about this. When was the last time you saw a computer that loaded a floppy disc or the last time you played a VHS tape on your tv? Can you guarantee that your USB stick or your DVD will be accessible? No, of course you can’t.

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So what is the answer?

The answer is simple. It is to make prints. Prints do not suddenly disappear. Make prints and put them into an album. Make photo books. Show off your pictures and don’t use electricity to do so.

Share prints with family and friends and have prints of your children to show them when they are grown up.

As a photographer, I like my clients to have prints and so I provide both prints and digital files. I want you to have those memories in a print form to share with your family and friends. I want the prints to be there for generations to come to view.

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I sell the digital files because that is what most people want. I sell the prints because I want clients to have the finished product of my work. I sell the digital files in the hopes that clients will make the prints. I sell the prints because I know that my clients will have the prints.

They might not have the digital files.

The final word: MAKE PRINTS! You will never be sorry.






What to Wear for Family Photos? (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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What to wear for your family photography session? It’s an important question and one that you should spend some time thinking about. After all, you are spending money on the session and so you want to look your best.

The first consideration is to wear something that you feel good in and that you like.

After that, there are some general rules:

  • The most important suggestion that I have re:clothing for a family session  is to avoid logos, bold stripes  and patterns. Your portrait should be about your face and not your clothing. Stripes, logos and patterns will distract from  your face.
  • Stick to solid colours.
  • If you are doing a family portrait it is best if everyone is wearing clothing in the same colour scheme. You can google this one to find pleasing colour schemes. Check out this Pinterest site for amazing colour ideas:
  • A white top and denim with a white background is one of my favorite combinations. Denim works well outside with black, white or almost any colour.
  • You can bring more than one outfit to a session.

Here are some examples of families that made great clothing choices:

Shades of grey

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Love the soft blue with a grey backdrop!kathy 6 15-2sm


Black and demin is a great choice. michelle 10 15-178 bsm

Mixing grey, black and a grey purple.

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Fall colours

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A great example of how to bring colours together. I love, love this combo!
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Mixing black and white can work as well. zelia 8 15-110sm


  • Children  look best in simple clothing and plain colours but if your son is attached to his Superman outfit, bring it along!
  • Avoid collars with small children as they tend to slide up and block their faces.
  • Bring a few outfits.
  • Newborns and children under the age of one have gorgeous skin and nothing shows off their natural innocence more than being naked or wearing just a diaper.
  • White gives a natural clean look to portraits of children.

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Lovely Little Baby Girl! (Winnipeg Newborn Photographers)

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I fell in love with this lovely little baby girl. It was Day 6 for her yesterday and she was as sweet as she looks in these pictures; a perfect newborn to photograph. Her almost 2-year old brother was a lot of fun to work with but I am still waiting for a hug from him!

Here’s a preview of this lovely little lady and her handsome brother!

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Beautiful Baby Boy! (Winnipeg Baby Photographers)

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This one month old baby boy was a perfect little model yesterday. One month olds are sometimes very difficult to photograph as they don’t sleep as easily as babies under the age of 2 weeks, but this little guy was a charmer and a perfect poser. I loved his perfect little mouth and full head of hair. Lucky mom and dad with this little guy.

Here’s a sneak peek!

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