Ava | Niagara Child Photographer

liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton01 Ava is one and she celebrated with portraits and a cake smash! And by she I mean her mom and dad, because really.. Ava had no idea what was going on but she did know that she wasn’t a fan of it. I got quite a few evil eyes from her throughout the session but they were so cute I forgave her ;)liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton02 liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton03 liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton05liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton04 liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton06 liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton07 liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton08 liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton09 The lighting wasn’t the greatest but I couldn’t pass up a portrait in front of the beautiful sunflowers! liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton10 How adorable does Ava look in this tutu?!
liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton11 heheh, baby belly buttons. liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton12 Gorgeous setup for Ava’s cake smash. I love when ideas come together! This is exactly what mom and I had in mind during our pre-consultation!liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton13 liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton14 The many faces of Ava. Throughout the sessions Ava was KILLING me with her hilarious faces. Editing her portraits was definitely amusing, bottom right takes the cake though, I think she had enough cake!liz_czinege_child_photographer_niagara_hamilton15

Eliza’s Life Series | Niagara Child Photographer

liz_czinege_child_photographer_hamilton_niagara_01It was one of those perfectly days where everything just comes together.

Driving home from Hamilton a few weeks ago I took a back road and was inspired by all the beautiful wildflowers and the beautiful sky. I picked some flowers (thanks for the swiss army knife in my car Dad!) and raced home to pick up my niece (and throw her in a dress that I was waiting to give her.) I threw the crown together and half an hour later we were on our way! liz_czinege_child_photographer_hamilton_niagara_05 Eliza loved her special flower crown. These two silly photos are my favourite! I printed the one on the right in a 16×20 and framed it. It’s GORGEOUS – print your photographs people, there’s nothing better!liz_czinege_child_photographer_hamilton_niagara_02 liz_czinege_child_photographer_hamilton_niagara_03

After the flower portraits we headed to the beach for my second wave (ha!) of inspiration. I was hoping that it would downpour (as it had been off and on for my whole drive home) and I wanted to capture the stormy beach in these portraits. It didn’t rain and Eliza refused to standing the water and get her dress wet, but I love how these ones turned out anyways. I was hoping to get a few more variations, however Eliza fell into the water before I could continue. She was not pleased, ahhh, memories. liz_czinege_child_photographer_hamilton_niagara_04

I have photographed Eliza every Spring and Fall since she was born, I love how this life series is coming together. I just love this girl so much! She is such a little lady, way too mature of her age. So loving and smart. I could go on and on. I’m one proud Auntie. I hope one day she reads this and knows how much I love her.

Eliza

Elizabeth | Niagara Maternity Photographer

liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer03 I met with Elizabeth and Wesley back in January to book their maternity and newborn portraits. The time has gone by so quickly, in a few short weeks they will be meeting their baby! I can’t wait to meet their new addition – and check out all of the great work working  that Wesley has done for their baby!

The hair and makeup ladies did a marvellous job enhancing Elizabeth’s glow!  She was stunning for her portraits!
liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer13liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer01 liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer02 I love these two, they were so happy during their session. Especially Wesley – it’s so rare for the men to be interested in the session. I definitely take advantage when I can!! liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer09 liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer12 This may be one of my all time favourite portraits. liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer05 liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer14How perfect is this dress. Plus the lighting – ah,  I’ve been waiting all winter for a session like this. Mother nature was so good to us.
liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer07 I can’t wait to see you two in a few weeks!! Till then. xoliz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer11

Eliza | Niagara Child Photographer

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A few weeks ago I came up with an idea for this shoot when I was inspired by a huge field of wild flowers. When I went back to look at the location to make sure everything was ready to go, I found that the City of Port Colborne had cut down the field of wild flowers – the worst feeling for a photographer. So after a few days of heartbroken searching, I found this location, not as good as the first but an adequate substitute.

Not wanting to miss the opportunity again, I bought a dress for Eliza, painted her nails, made her hair ‘pretty’ and headed to the spot.

And now – my wild child niece.

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I love her eyes in this one!
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This Miss is very expressive. She definitely gets that from me.. whoops!Liz Czinege Child Photographer Niagara Hamilton08

I would give anything for her curls, so beautiful!Liz Czinege Child Photographer Niagara Hamilton07 Liz Czinege Child Photographer Niagara Hamilton04

I am in LOVE with this photo. So natural! Just admiring the flowers..Liz Czinege Child Photographer Niagara Hamilton05

This is what happens when the photographer tries to be in a photo – uncooperative kids! This is about the best I can expect from them, but I love them all the same! Liz Czinege Child Photographer Niagara Hamilton09

Since my niece was born 3 years ago, I have photographed her twice a year. (A little over due on this one..) I love capturing these portraits of her, because along with watching her grow, I’ve also been able to watch my photography grow and develop into my own style. These photos and the ones I took of her last May are definitely my favourites to date!

Eliza