Cole | Niagara Child Photographer

Cole is ONE! Wow. What a year it has been. It seems like yesterday that I was photographing Cole’s newborn portraits – and here we are at his cake smash birthday session!  Doesn’t he have the best blue eyes?! Gorgeous!  After the cake smash we called in the clean up crew. Maple is the best big sister ever!

The Winner – ANNOUNCED

And the winner of the costume contest is ……

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

As shout out to all the parents who put so much effort into costumes for their little ones. They were all so adorable. I’m glad that I didn’t have to choose the winner!

7th Annual Costume Contest

It’s that time of year again! I can’t believe I’ve done this for 7 years now. These mini sessions are hands down my favourite of the year. I love seeing all the effort that is put into the costumes! Good luck to all the adorable kiddos!

How to Vote:
Scroll through all of the kids and choose your favourite costume. When you get to the bottom leave a comment with the costume you’re voting for. Only one vote per email will be accepted.   CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 31st at 8PM! Feel free to share this link with family and friends and encourage them to vote! Please remember that this is a friendly contest. All of the kids looked adorable in their costumes!

Check back for the results!

 

Everly | Niagara Newborn Photographer

Everly, you met her a couple weeks ago when I blogged her birth session, now here is her newborn session!! I came back to do a couple more portraits because of unforeseen circumstances, but it was TOTALLY worth it!  I love me some newborn smiles.  Alexis is the BEST big sister! I got this portrait without any Photoshop! 3 dogs, a 4 year old and a newborn all co-operating, it was a miracle!! Squishy snuggles.
Safe in Daddies arms. 

Cole | Niagara Newborn Photographer

Cole, two days old and perfect!  I’m so ecstatic that Mom and Dad welcomed me into their home on their first full day home from the hospital. They’re such champs and so laid back! And you could definitely tell during his session, he was the best little guy to photograph! Couldn’t help but include this special blanket! And of course Mom and Dad’s original baby, Maple, had to be included as well!
I can’t wait to photograph Cole in this same spot 4 more times over the next year! As part of his first year package I will get to watch him grow and capture his milestones at 3 months, 9 months and One Year.Maple may have stolen the show! This family portrait is the best! 

Pepper, Dom & Kya | Niagara Pet Photographer

liz czinege niagara grimsby pet photographer01Yes, I photograph fur-babies too!
Meet Kya, Dom and Pepper. They were so well behaved during their session. I like to think it’s because I’m awesome and they loved me, but I think they just loved the cheese they were getting as their reward! Regardless, I had a lot of fun with these three and I got lots of kisses!
Handsome Dom,  liz czinege niagara grimsby pet photographer02Miss Kya, so pretty.liz czinege niagara grimsby pet photographer03Pepper, the baby of the bunch. liz czinege niagara grimsby pet photographer04I’m in LOVE with these classic black and whites of Dom and Kya. liz czinege niagara grimsby pet photographer05Don’t those eyes just look into your soul. liz czinege niagara grimsby pet photographer07liz czinege niagara grimsby pet photographer06

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. 

Cole | Niagara Child Photographer

Cole will be turning one in a few weeks. I was so happy when his Mom contacted me about doing birthday portraits. I love seeing how much they have grown since their newborn portraits and what better first birthday present – something that he will cherish for a lifetime.  Cole’s big brother is so patient with him, and with me!  Mom brought a “Chip and Dale” outfit for Cole to wear. Isn’t it the cutest thing ever?!  We all know this feeling – we really shouldn’t but we’re going to anyways, because really.. who can refuse cake?!  Cole wasn’t sure about the taste of the cake, but regardless he kept going back for more! 

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

Bailey | Niagara Pet Photographer

liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_pet02 My brother and sister-in-law were dogsitting this ol’ girl while their friends were away for the weekend. When they asked if I could capture a few portraits to surprise their friends with, I was happy to help! liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_pet07 I’m so glad I could capture a few portraits of Miss Bailey for her family!liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_pet01