Tara&Seth | Niagara Engagement Photographer

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing Tara and Seth in Stevensville.

These two have been together for three years. From the time I’ve spent with them I can tell that they are great together, and are wonderful parents to their massive furry baby! And although I’m sure Seth loathed me for making him pose in front of the camera, I love the way their portraits turned out.

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2nd Annual Costume Contest!

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Last Saturday I photographed these little ones in their costumes – now it’s time for you to pick your favourite! When you’ve decided leave a comment at the bottom of this post indicating which child you would like to vote for! Only one vote per email address. CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 31ST! Feel free to share this link with your family and friends and encourage them to vote!

I assure you no children were harmed in the making of these photos – they had hands on them and were completely safe at all times.

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Maternity Misconceptions

Maternity Portraits.

Liz Czinege Niagara Hamilton Maternity Photographer

Chances are one of three thoughts just popped into your head; “I feel fat”, “I don’t want to end up on awkwardfamilyphotos.com” or “I don’t want to be naked!” The truth is there are a lot of rumors going around about maternity portraits. Most of these are false – yes, there are fauxtographers who still go about maternity portraits in this way – but there are professional photographers who are reinventing maternity portraits and it is our job to educate the public.

This time in your life should be treated like it is – special. It is my personal mission to make every expecting mom look and more importantly feel beautiful!

Let’s address your first concern – you feel fat. Here’s the truth; you are beautiful. I photograph my moms between 28-32 weeks. This is when your bump looks best, and you still feel good. Every maternity experience begins with hair and make-up done by professionals in their fields. I love taking this opportunity to pamper my moms; on this day it’s all about you. Chances are you haven’t had your hair and make-up done professionally since your wedding, so sit back and relax! Once the girls have made you look gorgeous, it’s my turn. I will give you professional guidance on how to pose to make your body look amazing – regardless of how big you feel!

Your next concern – awkward poses. I promise you will not end up on awkwardfamilyphotos.com. I address maternity portraits like any other glamour portrait session, I aim to make my clients look and feel beautiful. I pose all the women I photograph in a way that compliments their individual bodies. The poses and my style of photography are natural and timeless.

Liz Czinege Niaraga Maternity Photographer

Which brings us to your next point – being naked. The option to be nude, clothed entirely head to toe or somewhere in between is entirely yours. There are many styles to choose from when photography glamour portraits. Artistic figure studies can be beautiful – when done correctly. We can go for the girly look and wrap you in beautiful tulle, or a model Calvin Klein look. And there is always the option to do environmental portraits with a beautiful outfit. The options are endless. During your pre-consultation we will discuss your personal styles and preferences and come up with a session custom to you.

I feel very strongly that it is important to document this time in your life, for your children’s sake. Years from now your children will cherish these portraits. I promise you, no matter how you feel about your body, you are still the most gorgeous woman in the world to your children.

And your last un-spoken concern – price. Alone, the maternity experience is $200. But when you book newborn portraits, you receive a $125 credit to be used towards your maternity portraits. So in other words – if you book your newborn in for portraits, your maternity session will only cost $75!  Still worried about your budget? When you refer your friends to Liz Czinege Photography you receive a $40 print credit when they complete their session. Additionally, if you are having a baby shower, you can register with Liz Czinege Photography and give your friends and family the option of contributing towards your portrait sessions!

Danielle | Niagara Maternity Photographer

Last weekend Danielle had the full Maternity Experience with me. We met at Pampered Perfectly, the girls there are great! Danielle sat back and relaxed while she got her hair and make-up done. Then the two of us drove to Botanical Gardens for her portrait session – how beautiful is this soon-to-be mom of two!

Danielle’s little boy is due on my birthday, I’m not so secretly hoping he is born on time! I can’t wait to meet this little one!

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Melissa | Niagara Maternity Portrait Photographer

I few weeks ago, I took to Facebook to find an expecting mother willing to model for me. I have been doing workshops to expand my knowledge and reinventing maternity photography.  Recently it’s occurred to me that most people have a misconception about maternity portraits. I am here to prove that maternity portraits do not have to be done in the nude or result in poses that end up on Awkward Family Photos.

Two beautiful women experienced maternity portraits with me last weekend. I photographed Melissa along with her husband and her adorable daughter. Melissa is due with baby number two at the beginning of December, I look forward to meeting the newest member of this family gorgeous family!

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Maximus’ First Year | Niagara Newborn and Child Photographer

It has been such an honour to capture Max’s milestones during his first year of life. Max had his first portrait session when he was just 5 days old. As he grew over the following months he quickly became thee happiest baby I have ever met! He always had a lot of smiles for me, making my job SO easy!

A few weeks ago Max celebrated his first birthday. It is always bittersweet to complete these First Year projects, but I can’t wait to share a collection of portraits from Max’s first year with all of you!

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