Justine | Niagara Maternity Photographer

Justine was GLOWING during her maternity session last week. She is truly embracing pregnancy and relishing every second of it. It isn’t hard to see how over the moon she is about her little Bean. Such a proud Mama, I can’t want to meet the little man!
What session at Botanical Gardens would be complete without this shot?

Hayley | Niagara Maternity Photographer

I so wish more women did maternity sessions. One of the comments I hear most often is that they want to wait until the baby comes to do portraits. A valid reason – why invest in portraits without the newest addition in them? However more often than not, once the baby comes and you’re on your 5th, 6th, 7th day of sleep deprivation – having your portrait taken with your little one doesn’t sound so appealing. The time and energy it takes to shower, put on makeup (to hide the exhaustion) and pull yourself together is too much and parents opt to do portraits of the baby by themselves.

The second comment I hear from Mom’s is that they don’t feel like themselves when pregnant. Ladies, pregnancy is BEAUTIFUL. You may not feel attractive.. beautiful.. like yourself… etc etc, you name it I’ve heard it… but you – are – beautiful! If you think back to other women in your life who were expecting, what comes to mind? Probably that they were glowing, right? So why would you be any different? I treat all my maternity Mama’s to hair and make-up because let’s be real, when you can’t see your feet, let alone bend over to put shoes on, do you really want to do your hair and makeup? It’s a great excuse to be pampered and FEEL as beautiful as you look to everyone else. (A little shout out to Ash Swords and Maeg Lowes for their amazing work on Hayley’s maternity session!)

Can we talk about how adorable Hayley is! Such a sweet lady with a kind soul (Like, can we be friends?!) I can’t wait to meet her little one, Hayley is going to be a great mom!

Hayley REALLY made me work for some real smiles, I’m happy she let loose for a few cause that dimple is adorable! The “Okay, now give me a fake laugh” never fails me. The fake awkward laugh gives way to a real smile. Guhhhh, this girl is way too beautiful and perfect skin to boot, not even fair! As much as I love dresses for maternity sessions, I really enjoy doing a couple casual images as well.   We did this session at Greystone Manor in Niagara Falls. A beautiful, original manor overlooking the Niagara River. A perfect little spot for a weekend getaway in Niagara.

The first time I came to Greystone Manor I knew I had to use this window for a portrait. The chandelier, those original windows, a photographers dream. And being an interior designer, Hayley appreciated them just as much as I did! 

Brittany | Niagara Maternity Photographer

These babies are so loved! I’m honoured to have captured these maternity portraits for Brittany and Bill who are expecting TWINS in December after 4 years of IVF. We had so many laughs during their session. Brittany you are GLOWING. Such a beauty – Bill you’re a lucky guy!!  These two are going to be amazing parents! So much love for each other!  Best of luck Brittany! I can’t wait to see these two little ones!

Monica | Niagara Maternity Photographer

 I wish I could share every image from this session with Monica and Holden! So I’m sorry for the over sharing in this post – but I just couldn’t narrow it down any further! Monica is 35 weeks along and she has the cutest bump ever! I love how much these two enjoyed their session.  I stumbled across this location while going for a quick walk around the block from my apartment. I instantly knew that I had to shoot here – so many different looks in one location! This Mama ROCKED it!
Monica loves bridges, we had to stop for this one!  The sun was definitely on our side, absolutely perfect!

Tara | Niagara Maternity Photographer

My beautiful friend is due with baby number two! Tara and Derek were a bride and groom of mine back in 2012. Since then we have become close friends and I’ve photographed TWO maternity sessions, Alexis’ newborn and first year of life, various Springs, Halloweens and Christmas’ and I’m to say that I will be there to capture the birth of this little one with my first ever birth session – wish us BOTH luck!  I’m so happy with how Tara’s portraits came out. Thanks to the ladies who did her hair and make-up, you girls did an amazing job!  So in love with this growing family. Lex NAILED the session you’d never be able to tell that it was 3 degrees outside and they were all freezing! Tight squeeze!  These two are high school sweethearts and pretty much the cutest. Dad snuck in a quick kiss while I was posing them, I love Tara’s reaction.

Sheena | Niagara Maternity Photographer

Sheena was gifted Maternity and Newborn portraits, she is one luck lady! She was a little nervous about her portraits, but she totally rocked her session. After some TLC from Hair by Ash and Lashed by Courtney we were on our way to Botanical Gardens. 

Sheena and Myles were so adorable together, I love when Dads get involved with the session! These two (and a half) plus that setting sun, perfection!

Gosh! How adorable are these two, seriously!! 

I can’t wait to meet their little girl in a few short weeks!

Aleks | Niagara Maternity Photographer

liz czinege niagara grimsby maternity photographer01Aleks and Brian are letting me join them during the first year of their baby’s life! I will be capturing maternity, newborn, 3 months, 9 months and one year portraits of their little guy. I can’t wait! For their maternity session they were up for anything. We took a drive along my favourite road stopping occasionally to take some portraits and get eaten by mosquitoes. And then we headed to the beach. liz czinege niagara grimsby maternity photographer02liz czinege niagara grimsby maternity photographer03When I said they were up for anything, I mean anything! I was so excited when Aleks agreed to go in the water. I’ve never had a Mama brave enough to hop in but I think all three of us are glad she did! The images of Aleks are stunning. (*Air Five* to Brian for hopping in the water too and helping out!)liz czinege niagara grimsby maternity photographer04liz czinege niagara grimsby maternity photographer05It is hard to choose my favourite image from this session but this one is definitely up there! liz czinege niagara grimsby maternity photographer06

Danielle | Niagara Maternity Photographer

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mama’s out there! In honour of Mother’s Day here are a couple portraits from Danielle’s Mini Session by the lake. Dave and I can’t wait to meet the newest addition to the family! 

Emily | Niagara Maternity Photographer

liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer01I am over sharing from this maternity session because I am in LOVE with this beautiful family! The weather and the sun was perfect – a little chilly but Emily was a trooper. The sun did an amazing job making these portraits magical.liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer03 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer02 For real, how cute are these two?! I can’t wait to meet their little one!liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer05 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer04 The sweetest little family. liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer07 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer08 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer09 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer10 Emily has the perfect bump, I can’t get over it. You’d never know she was 33 weeks.liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer11 Oh hello sun, you’re perfect. liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer12 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer13 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer14 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer15

In a few short weeks Emily and Jay will get to meet their new addition, good luck!

Amy | Dundas Maternity Photographer

liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer01 I first met Amy when I arrived at her house to photograph her daughter’s newborn portraits a couple years ago. I love getting “we’re having another baby!” emails and I was so happy when Amy decided to capture maternity portraits this time around.  When Amy and I were discussing where to take her maternity portraits, she mentioned a waterfall near her house and I immediately said YES! We didn’t count on the river being almost completely dry because of the drought, but none-the-less the portraits turned out great and Amy was a trooper climbing down into the riverbed.
liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer02I can’t wait to meet baby number two! liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer03This waterfall was the perfect location.
liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer04 During hair and make-up Amy mentioned that hadn’t had her make-up done since her wedding, THAT is probably my favourite part of maternity portraits – spoiling moms. liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_maternity_photographer05