When Tanya contacted me about family portraits, she said her youngest was very shy and probably wouldn’t co-operate. I assured her that it would be okay, I have a few tricks up my sleeve and for some reason kids are drawn to me. BUT I got to the session and I didn’t have to use any of my tricks!! Tanya had shown Logan photos of me leading up to the day and as soon as I got there she was all smiles!
Doing close up portraits of the kids while posed with Mom and Dad is my new favourite! So much love these girls have for each other! Oh Logan, I can’t believe your Mom was worried about you being shy for the session. SO MANY FACIAL EXPRESSIONS this girl has and all of them amazing! I hear Callie quietly tell her mom that her cheeks hurt. So I let them in on a little secret – sometimes your face just needs a little squish to help those cheeks relax! Gotta have a little bit of fun during the session!
Colton is such a happy little guy! It’s been a while since I put a baby in a bucket, but his plaid and this rustic bucket – perfection! All the white makes Colton’s eyes pop doesn’t it?! Serious, neutral baby faces are the best. Don’t get me wrong, smiles are great, but there is something about that stare that just gets ya!
Rolls.For.Days. Colton’s going to hold his own against his older brothers when he gets older!
I’m a little delayed on this blog post, but Nathan’s session was my first time behind the camera Post-Covid! He’s part of my First Year Baby Plan and due to this crazy world, we were a little late on his 9 month session, but better late than never! I’m so thankful we finally got it do it.
This little stinker was trying VERY hard not to smile and was making all the funny faces. I walked away from this session thinking that I hadn’t gotten one real smile and it had me super stressed, even though I know Mama is so laid back. Typically during a session even if a child is a little cranky I still walk away from the session knowing I got a few good smiles, which is always a surprise to Mom and Dad when they view the gallery! But with Nathan’s session I dreaded even importing them onto my computer. I was so surprised when I saw the image below, so perfect!!
Sometimes you just have to let go of the expectations to have that “perfect” shot and have some fun! I love posed family portraits, but I also adore these family portraits. I like to think of them as gently posed!
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!
Hey y’all. Warning! Proud (and 100% biased) Auntie moment coming up!
Isn’t my niece beautiful?!
I’m not going to lie, it’s been a rough year so far and I think everyone is feeling the same way! It’s been hard not being able to see my family and friends, but it’s also been torture not being able to do what I love. I photographed my niece last weekend (for what should have been my Spring Mini Sessions) and it felt INCREDIBLE to have my camera in my hand again. I can’t wait until all of this is over and I can get behind the camera again full time and capture all of your beautiful faces!
Stop growing up so fast. *Insert cry face emoji here*
The best part about my niece getting older – I can ask her to photograph me in return! Impromptu portraits = covid hair and scrunchy nose!
I can’t wait to deliver Caleb’s portraits to his Mom. They’re all packaged up and ready to go! I drove from Grimsby to Port Colborne is a snow storm for his session, and it was so worth it. He was a little sweetie during his session!
The little details are a must at every session. Parents can’t get enough! Caleb is definitely going to grow up a cowboy! Mom requested that we use this saddle, obviously I couldn’t say no. (Don’t worry, he was being held the entire time!)
Eve celebrated her first birthday with portraits! She has the sweetest little face, so adorable! Eve is definitely a one year old! She was super active during her session and didn’t want anything to do with the camera – but you would never know! Anyone else in love with her eyes?! Eve wasn’t too sure about her cake!
I’m so excited to share the images from Kylie and Jon’s wedding day! It was so hard to narrow down my favourites, but here they are! We left a very sunny Port Colborne and drove into a massive storm in Pelham. There was SO. MUCH. RAIN! But Kylie and Jon didn’t let it get them down. They were troopers, they insisted on still capturing their portraits outside. By the time we came back inside Kylie was leaving a trail of water behind her because her dress was so drenched! But they had smiles on the whole day, and of course, we had a ton of laughs! Thank you so much for choosing me to be a part of your day. It means the world to me!
Happy Halloween from Liz Czinege Photography! I hope everyone got enough candy to weigh them down in that storm that ripped through on Thursday!
This year I decided to do something a little different with the costume contest. Instead of the public voting for their favourite costume, I compiled a panel of 4 judges ranging in age and gender. Each judge was asked to select their first, second and third choices. The first choice had a 3 point value, second had a 2 point value and third had a 1 point value.
And, the winner was …..
Cruz as Trump
I am SO happy that I didn’t have to choose the winner of the contest, because there is no way I could have decided! Here are the rest of the adorable kiddos in their costumes, in no particular order!