Hunter | Niagara Child Photographer

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!

The Milson’s | Hamilton Family Photographer

liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer04This adorable family came all the way from London, Ontario for a family portrait session with me. Being new to Hamilton myself, I went location-scouting to find the perfect spot for their style! (And found some other great ones in the process – I can’t wait to shoot there!)

While Peyton could be bribed with candy, Riley was a little less co-operative and not at all interested in bribes. But we got some great shots regardless! As parents you want that perfect shot, but as we all know children are unpredictable and sometimes you have to settle for portraits that are more natural. I’m loving the way these ones turned out.

liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer09 liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer05 I love these fun shots, they might be my favourite from the day!liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer06 “Boys will be boys” is what I walked away from this shoot thinking to myself. Many stones, sticks and chunks of dirt were touched and/or put into mouths during the session. But what can you do!liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer03 liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer01 liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer11 liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer10liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer07 liz_czinege_hamilton_niagara_family_photographer08I had a lot of fun spending my morning with these folks. I hope the boys especially will grow up and cherish these images.