Kylie&Jon | Niagara Engagement Photographer

A beautiful couple, the beach, at sunset – the stars aligned! A lot of planning went into this session. From outfit co-ordination to making sure we got the timing right for the sunset and just hoping for a sunny day and a great sunset!

Kylie mentioned during the pre-consultation that she doesn’t like being in front of the camera (she’s a natural though, you’d never know!) and Jon on the other hand was soaking it all up. It’s great when the guy enjoys the session, makes for some great natural shots and creative poses.

While I was waiting for Kylie and Jon to arrive at the location I noticed this perfect little spot. I was hoping that they would be troopers and trek in through the weeds and grass and who knows what, and they were! SO WORTH IT.

Kylie and I know each other from when we were in Girl Guides together, and I remember now why she had the nickname Giggles. We had so many laughs during this session. Mostly laughing through poses that felt awkward but look great. I think they trust me now that they’ve seen their portraits! Am I right Kylie? That is one of the many reasons I love photographing couples before their wedding. It’s a great way to break the ice and build up a trust before the big day! Bugs, annoying little things, but they sure do look magical when they’re backlit!  Gahhh! These two are the cutest. I can’t even.  Jon requested a photograph of their matching tattoos, how could I say no?? I love them! Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect sunset – or location. OR COUPLE!  I truly can not wait to photograph their wedding in September. 

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!

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

Amanda&Joel | Niagara Engagement Photographer

I met Amanda and Joel for the first time at their engagement session (since they live out of town) and I have never laughed so much during a session. It’s clear to see that these two are made for each other!  When we arrived at Botanical Gardens it was down pouring. Luckily it stopped and we were able to dodge the rain – during the session at least.. Thanks again for saving me when my car wouldn’t start..in the rain..with full bladders. If it was any other client I had just met, I would never have sent the “Do you have booster cables?” text. But I feel like you two are long lost friends and I can’t wait to photograph your wedding!  

The Richard’s | Niagara Family Photographer

Family farm, barn, field, storm clouds, boots and HORSES – this session was a dream!

I’ve known the Richard’s since high school when Shelby and I became friends. This is th second time I’ve photographed them – a gift for Dad! – and it’s always a pleasure. I mean c’mon, look how gorgeous this family is!  We just beat the rain by a couple of minutes, it made for the perfect sky and lighting. Everyone wants a beautiful clear blue sky on photo day, but in reality an overcast day is the best kind of day. No squinting, no shadows, perfect!  When Dad mentioned including the Draft Horses I was all for it! Aren’t they beautiful?!??

Rob&Melissa | Niagara Wedding Photographer

These high school sweethearts are getting married! Rob & Melissa started the session a little uncomfortable in front of the camera, but it made for some super adorable candid shots. It didn’t take them long to become pros – that’s one of the main reasons I include a complimentary engagement session with every wedding package. It gives us a chance to get to know each other before the big day and for the Bride & Groom to get comfortable in front of the camera.  These two are way too sweet. 
These two rocked their session!  I can’t wait to celebrate your love in September! 

Anthony | Niagara Newborn Photographer

Anthony gave me Baby Fever baaaaaaaad. And no wonder, with gorgeous parents like his, he was bound to be handsome! His Mom won this session during my 12 Days of Giveaways and I am so happy she used it to capture his newborn portraits.

Lily loves her little brother, but she was a little reluctant to join in the portraits – that is unless she was allowed to give him kisses! She’s such a sweetheart I could just lay and cuddle with her all day.  When I walked into Laura and Steve’s home I fell in love with their huge barn door (made by Steve!) and I knew I had to incorporate it into Anthony’s portraits – that did not disappoint!  If you follow my photography, then you know that this ‘bum up’ pose is my favourite. I do it during all of my newborn sessions, maybe it’s getting old, but parents always love the rolls!  Meet the Steelers and Jays newest fan! Dad wanted to incorporate his first baseball glove into Anthony’s portraits, I couldn’t say no. 

Sawyer | Niagara Pet Photographer

czinege-photography-niagara-pet-01 Nobody ever said newborn portraits are just for humans right? I had the pleasure of photographing my best friend’s newest addition – 9 week old Sawyer. He is a GORGEOUS Chocolate Lab/Border Collie Mix. I couldn’t wait to take these portraits and meet Sawyer. We definitely got some cuddles in after the session!

Some of my Brides&Grooms might know Vicki as my second shooter – I love working with her! She’s from the Cambridge/KW area if you are in need of a photographer up there. Check out her site; vickirivers.com
czinege-photography-niagara-pet-02Puppy smooches!czinege-photography-niagara-pet-03czinege-photography-niagara-pet-05 Sawyer has the most magical eyes, you can’t truly tell what colour they are. One minute they’re green, the next they’re blue grey – whatever the colour they make me melt!czinege-photography-niagara-pet-04
Mama holds Sayer like this all the time so obviously we had to capture it – before he gets too big. And it couldn’t have possibly started snowing at a better time! *heart eyes*czinege-photography-niagara-pet-07 czinege-photography-niagara-pet-06
I can’t wait for my next visit with this soon-to-be-very-large little guy!czinege-photography-niagara-pet-08

Brianna & Keith | Niagara Couple Photographer

liz czinege couple engagement photographer02Brianna, of Hillier Photography, is based out of Waterloo, Ontario. We got in touch via Facebook – one way or another, you know how those things happen – and we realized that we both attended Fanshawe College (Brianna a year ahead) and we had never met! We’ve been chatting, making plans to work alongside each other, but when Brianna asked me to capture some new head shots for her I was immediately nervous! It is a huge compliment when a fellow photographer asks you to photograph them, but it is 100% completely nerve-wracking! But like always, once I started shooting the nerves were gone and we had a lot of fun! liz czinege couple engagement photographer05 liz czinege couple engagement photographer04 liz czinege couple engagement photographer01 liz czinege couple engagement photographer06 After Brianna and I were finished with her portraits we dragged Keith in for a few. These two are a beautiful couple, so cuddly and so in love!liz czinege couple engagement photographer09 liz czinege couple engagement photographer08 liz czinege couple engagement photographer12 liz czinege couple engagement photographer07 liz czinege couple engagement photographer11 liz czinege couple engagement photographer10