This was so not my usual session. I haven’t seen Hunter in far too long (I was way overdue for a visit before all of this Covid stuff happened – worst Aunt award right here). Sometimes photographing kids that are close to you is much more difficult than photographing kids you’ve just met. When I met Hunter and his Mom at the beach he was super excited to see me, but I could tell he was a little off. And if there is one thing I’ve learnt about children, it’s that sometimes you need to let go of your expectations and just go with the flow! I still got some great photographs (much to the surprise of his mom!) and I had a lot of fun hanging out with my nephew!
About 3 minutes into the session he soaked his shorts and THAT’S when I let go of expectations and let him be free! First rule you learn as a photographer – NEVER EVER have your subject look directly into the sun. BUT HOW CUTE IS THIS PHOTOGRAPH! I had to share even though it’s technically all wrong. He came up with every excuse not to leave the beach. “I don’t want to get hit by a car.” “I’m going to get a tick.” This kid is so smart! Very happy he gave in though, I love these portraits! Who doesn’t love magic?! If your kids are barefoot at the session, you can almost guarantee you’ll get one of these in your gallery!
Sorry for over sharing. I’m so excited to be back behind the camera! If you made it to the end of this post – THANK YOU!
Aleks 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. When 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!)It is hard to choose my favourite image from this session but this one is definitely up there!
On a very rainy September day I arrived at the Buffalo Canoe Club (with my wonderful Second Shooter Vicki) to photograph Shelby and Randy’s special day. It was pouring for most of the morning, but these two dealt with it in their own way, with a little bit of humour! I’m not sure I’ve laughed so much with a Bride and Groom. By the time we were ready to do their First Look (my favourite! Randy’s reaction was priceless!) the rain had miraculously stopped. It drizzled a little during the outdoor ceremony and held off during family and wedding party portraits. After all was said and done and the guests were making their way out to the reception it began to pour – a little comical, we all got soaked, but as a photographer I’ll take it!
Throughout the entire process; the pre-consultation meeting, engagement portraits, the final scheduling meeting and throughout the day, it became more and more obvious that these two were made for each other. Frequently when photographing the Bride, Groom and their Wedding Party I will say “Now everyone look at the couple.” never once have I had a bride and groom – simultaneously – look down at themselves. They had us all in stitches for the entire day. And I am so thankful that they didn’t let the rain get them down!
“We were very happy that we chose Liz to photograph our wedding. She was very organized, thorough, and professional, and was able to capture all the details of our wedding for us to remember for years to come. Liz took the time to meet with us and listen to what we were looking for, and it resulted in very natural looking, professional photos. We also loved how quickly she had the photos edited and back to us after the wedding, and the sneak peaks were so nice to see the day after our wedding! Many of our family and friends have complemented how well our pictures turned out. We would not hesitate to recommend Liz to anyone that is looking to have their special moments captured.”
Thank you so much Shelby&Randy for choosing Vicki and I to be part of your day. In a world of many professional, and not so professional photographers, I truly appreciate every Bride and Groom that allows and trusts me to be part of their once in a life time day.
Beautiful family, perfectly overcast, calm water – every photographer’s dream. Minus the mosquitoes – I’m still itching!
This beautiful mama is due with twin boys in about a month and I can’t get over how amazing she looks! Everything came together so perfectly for their portrait session. There is really nothing else for me to say, the images say it all.
Katelin and Ricky have never had their portrait taken together – CRAZY – I’m glad we captured a few of just the two of them! They’re so natural together. Kinley is going to be a great big sister! I love this beach, it’s got a little bit of everything. Kinley was practising her poses all day. She’s a dancer so obviously we had to get some twirling portraits!This family is the cutest!! Can’t forget portraits of big sis.
Last portrait of the evening – with a ship in the background – typical Port Colborne.