Katelyn & Colin | Niagara Family Photographer

This is Katelyn and Colin.. and Chloe.. and Kali. They’re friends of mine.

I have to be honest – when Katelyn first asked me to take family portraits outdoors, with BOTH of their furry animals, I laughed. But we planned, and after rescheduling twice due to terrible weather, we made it happen.

Kali and I have our differences – and I often have to bribe her with french fries – but I love these four!

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Eliza | Niagara Child Photographer

This all started last saturday when I had to take my nephew’s school photos. Of course, he was making a silly face in every single one that the school provided! So I tested my lighting on a far more willing subject – my niece! Although studio photography is not my style – at all – I love these 4 of her! Especially the last one, she’s definitely related to me!liz czinege niagara child photographer4

This basically sums up how Matthias feels about having his picture taken. Montage - Matthias

We decided to head outside and capture a few more to add to Eliza’s Life Series Collection. I know she’s my niece, but how fricken cute is she??!liz czinege niagara child photographer5 liz czinege niagara child photographer1 liz czinege niagara child photographer3 liz czinege niagara child photographer2

Tara | Niagara Maternity Photographer

liz czinege niagara maternity photographer3Last November, I had the pleasure of photographing Tara and Derek’s wedding. We kept in touch and when I found out that they were expecting I was so happy for them!

When the time came to capture maternity portraits, Tara wasn’t sure she wanted them. She, like most women, thought that they would be awkward. It was one of the reasons I wrote my Maternity Misconceptions blog, I knew this was a feeling that she shared with many other expecting women. I not so subtly suggested that Tara read my blog post, but after she read it she still wasn’t sure. 

When Derek heard about the experience (I treat all my mama to professional hair and make-up – we go all out.) he just had to get it for his wife. He contacted me and we started discussing a date. Coincidentally their one year anniversary was coming up so we decided to capture their maternity portraits on that date in the exactly same location.  How sweet is that?! 

I showed up at Tara’s doorstep and she had no idea what was going on. When I explained what Derek had done, the look on her face was amazing! Some disbelief and a few tears later – lets blame the hormones – she was packed away in my car and we were heading for the salon! The girls worked their magic and made Tara “feel like a celebrity” – her words, not mine!

She is one gorgeous mom-to-be! I can’t wait to meet their little one!

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Kate | Niagara Maternity Photographer

Kate and I had her pre-consultation a few months before her session. When she described herself as girly, I was beyond excited! I couldn’t wait to photograph her maternity portraits and do something a little different in studio!

I love how her portraits turned out. Kate is one gorgeous mom-to-be!!

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Springy’s Contest Winner!

4 days and 553 votes later – a winner for the best costume at Springy’s Tot Shoppe has been decided!

Congratulations Austin – cutest little mister ever!! Montage - Winner

Followed by Tegan T the lady bug and Maxim as Dracula! Montage - RunnersThanks to all of you who participated in the contest – I can’t wait for next year!

To view all of the costumes click here!

Evie | 6 Days | Niagara Newborn Photographer

I have had the pleasure of photographing Evie’s family on many times over the past few years, I’m so honoured that they have chosen me to capture each special time in their lives.liz czinege niagara hamilton newborn photographer

After making her family wait an extra ten days to meet her, Evie finally made her appearance on October 25th. I photographed Evie on Halloween, her mom asked me to capture these images of her first holiday! Such a sweet little pumpkin!

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I love that they have these images of their granddaughters to take back with them. liz czinege niagara hamilton newborn photographer11Julia loves her little sister so much, you can see the pure joy on her face when Evie is around.liz czinege niagara hamilton newborn photographer13

A lot can change in two short years! I look forward to photographing these guys as they continue to grow and change.

Springy’s Costume Contest

I photographed all of these little ones at Springy’s Tot Shoppe – 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. Please be specific, as there are more then one of the same costume. Only one vote per email address. CONTEST ENDS NOVEMBER 6TH at 5pm! Feel free to share this link with your family and friends and encourage them to vote!

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Winner of this year’s Costume Contest!

Thank to everyone who voted for their favourite costume, it was a very tight race!

The child with the most votes is Khloe the Bubble Guppy! You may recognize her as Snow White from last year’s contest.liz czinege photography halloween niagara hamilton photographer7 Second Place is the little baby Shark, Ashton! liz czinege photography halloween niagara hamilton photographer2There was a tie for 3rd place! Eva-Odile the Witch and Kinley the Giraffe! 3rd