10th Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Wow – TEN YEARS! I can’t believe it’s been that long since I started these Halloween Mini Sessions and Costume Contest. And without further ado, the winner is…….

 

 

Snow White!!

This year there were 5 judges, one from each of the following categories:
20-50 years old Female
20-50 years old Male
50+ year old
13-19 year old
9-12 year old

As always, the judges had a hard time deciding! Here’s an honourable mention to the rest of the kiddos who participated!

Michelle&Rob | Niagara Engagement Photographer

I am so in love with all of the images from Rob&Michelle’s engagement session! I had to overshare because I couldn’t narrow down my favourites. We had so much fun, I can’t wait for their wedding in 18 days! During the pre-consultation Michelle said that she liked the golden hour look, and we lucked out with the perfect weather!
I think Michelle & Rob might have had as much fun as me during the session. Engagement sessions are the perfect way to get to know each other and get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day.

Nathan | Niagara Child Photographer

This post never made it out of my drafts. And since I’m catching up on all my blog posts, I thought I would share this one as well!
Brothers, always there to bonk ya on the head with a balloon. It’s safe to say Nathan hated his cake, as delicious as it looked! Maple was more than happy to step up and help her brother. 

Monica | Niagara Maternity Photographer

I met Monica and Holden when I put out a model call for a maternity session. I fell in love with them immediately. (But it definitely helped when they offered me a caesar after Naomi’s newborn session. Uhmmm, yes please!)

I was a little bummed about doing their maternity session in the winter. So cold and so much white. But this spot was perfect and it was snowing the perfect amount! Monica was a trooper in that dress, don’t let her fool you – IT WAS COLD! I can’t believe she made it through the entire session. The snow though, honestly perfect.  Is Monica a babe, or is she a babe. This dress was perfect for the session!  Summer bump and Winter Bump. I love how completely opposite Monica’s two maternity session are! (Check out her summer session, they’re too gorgeous not to share again!)

Kylie | Niagara Maternity Photographer

This is my third time photographing Kylie, and there’s one thing I know for certain. Kylie does not like having her photo taken, but you’d never know!! Sometimes big sisters steal the show. Fallyn was loving every second of it, she definitely takes after her dad! When I arrive at a clients home, I usually do a quick look around to see where the best lighting is. When I saw their bedroom I knew I had to use it for at least a few portraits. Different from my usual style, but so pretty!

9th Annual Costume Contest

I’m a little late on this years costume contest (2020 rules apply right?), but none-the-less, I couldn’t miss posting this years winner!

This year I had 10 judges pick their favourite costume – and the winner is…….

Olivia, the sweetest little Deer I ever did see! 
Once again, SO HAPPY I didn’t have to choose the winner, because it would have been an impossible choice for me! All the kiddos were so adorable! 

The Kriter’s | Niagara Family Photographer

When Tanya contacted me about family portraits, she said her youngest was very shy and probably wouldn’t co-operate. I assured her that it would be okay, I have a few tricks up my sleeve and for some reason kids are drawn to me. BUT I got to the session and I didn’t have to use any of my tricks!! Tanya had shown Logan photos of me leading up to the day and as soon as I got there she was all smiles!

Doing close up portraits of the kids while posed with Mom and Dad is my new favourite!  So much love these girls have for each other!  Oh Logan, I can’t believe your Mom was worried about you being shy for the session. SO MANY FACIAL EXPRESSIONS this girl has and all of them amazing!  I hear Callie quietly tell her mom that her cheeks hurt. So I let them in on a little secret – sometimes your face just needs a little squish to help those cheeks relax! Gotta have a little bit of fun during the session! 

Baby Prodger | Niagara Maternity Photographer

I’m so happy I was able to be part of John & Tess’ pregnancy announcement! I’m so happy for you guys, I can’t wait to snuggle the new little one! 

All the colours were peeeeeerfectly on point! 
It’s a …. 

Naomi | Niagara Child Photographer

This little cutie turned two this week. And when I went to look for the blog post to share, I realized that I never posted one – WHICH IS CRAZY! – because I loved every single one of the images from this session. So, I decided it’s never too late to share my favourite images from Naomi’s first birthday.

Mama had some amazing ideas for Naomi’s session. Together, we put our heads together and made it a reality!  When mom and dad are this gorgeous, it’s no wonder Naomi is so beautiful! I loved this simple cake setup. Just enough of everything to not take away from the girl of the hour! I usually find that extravagant set-ups end up taking the attention away from the child that’s in the portrait.  These two are way too much fun! I’ve photographed their maternity portraits, Naomi’s newborn portraits and Naomi’s first birthday and Monica and Holden never disappoint! I’m also pretty sure that I’ve been handed a bevy every time I’ve walked into their home. #BonusPoints After getting messy with the cake, a little clean up was required. (Mostly for mom and dad, since Naomi was probably the cleanest baby post-cake smash that I have ever seen.)

Colton | Niagara Child Photographer

Colton is such a happy little guy! It’s been a while since I put a baby in a bucket, but his plaid and this rustic bucket – perfection! All the white makes Colton’s eyes pop doesn’t it?! Serious, neutral baby faces are the best. Don’t get me wrong, smiles are great, but there is something about that stare that just gets ya!
Rolls.For.Days. Colton’s going to hold his own against his older brothers when he gets older!