Henry | Niagara Child Photographer

I captured Henry’s newborn portraits when we was 11 weeks old. He was in the NICU for the first weeks of his life, but he’s sure made up for it quickly! Now Henry is ONE! And is pretty much the happiest little guy ever. He had so many smiles during his session!   There is something I just LOVE about a serious face and a black and white. Red hair and green eyes, isn’t he perfect?! 

When I met him at 11 weeks he had doubled his birth weight! We captured some special portraits to document his time in the NICU. When we photographed Henry’s birthday portraits his mom had something special planned and it turned out perfect! 

 

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. 

Ivorie | Niagara Newborn Photographer

Ivorie Pearl made Mommy and Daddy wait extra long to meet her, but she made it oh so worth it! She has the most delicate features and so perfectly suits her name!
Ivorie decided she didn’t want to sleep for the remainder of her session but I got some wonderful bright-eyed portraits.  ..and sleepy yawns!

Tara | Niagara Birth Photographer

Last week I had the honour of photographing my first birth!

I have been with Tara and Derek since their wedding; maternity, their first born’s newborn through her first year, every Halloween, and some springs and christmas’ thrown in for good measure. Tara started out as a stranger and quickly turned into one of my best friends.

I remember chatting with Tara a couple of years ago about birth photography. After she had Alexis she regretted not having done it and asked if I would photograph her next labour and birth if she ever got pregnant again. I vividly remember saying YES! But thinking in my head “IF she gets pregnant again (I was sceptical), I hope it’s not until after I have my first.” Birth photography is something that I’ve considered for a while, but was a little apprehensive that it would scar me from having my own. Now, fast forward to 9 months ago; a text with two positive pregnancy test and a moment of panic and the realization that I was 100% going to see my friends vagina.

As the due date got closer I prepared, packed a bag, did some research, made sure my batteries were charged and HOPED that Tara wouldn’t go into labour on Christmas! Well, she didn’t, but her water definitely broke on Christmas. When I got that “Umm…” text I immediately knew it was go time.

When Tara called me half a second after a contraction, out of breath and said she was headed to the hospital I couldn’t help but laugh at her (that’s what best friends are for right?) From that moment on all my nerves were gone. Tara handled her labour like a boss! (I think I was more nervous about the no epidural thing then she was!) She arrived at the hospital with her husband and sister around 6:30am and baby was born at 9:10am. The midwife was AMAZING throughout the entire labour and birth, definitely convinced me to go that route when it’s my turn – and yes, after witnessing everything I will still be having one, or three of my own!

In addition to not knowing the gender of the baby, they also hadn’t told anyone the names they were considering. So when the baby was born and Tara looked at the baby and said “it’s a girl, oh Everly.” The entire room teared up. It was such a special moment. I’m in love with her name, it suits her so perfectly.

I am so honoured that I got to share this with Tara, Derek and Kelly. I couldn’t imagine experiencing my first birth with anyone else. I am still in awe of my friend, as far as births go, it was pretty much perfect.


Alexis is already and amazing big sister. Although she REALLY wanted a brother, she warmed up to her instantly. She made sure everyone got a turn to hold Everly (quickly!) before she said to pass her onto the next visitor, her ulterior motives were revealed when the last person held her and she said “Okay, now it’s big sister’s turn!”

I am so, so happy for the four of you. I love you so much!

Aldina | Niagara Newborn Photographer

Aldina is absolutely perfect! From the moment I walked in the door she was so good to me. She is so gorgeous, and her HAIR, swooooon! I’m so happy that Mom chose purple for this session. It suits Aldina perfectly!  I love when I’m able to capture spit bubbles, so darn cute!
When Mom and Dad found out that they were having a girl they went out and bought this dress. PERFECT for Christmas. 

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! 

The Winner!

The votes have been counted – and double counted – and the winner is in! Congratulations to this little Ghostbuster, Chase! It was a very close race this year with the runner up only 9 votes behind. Thank you to everyone who came out to the mini sessions and participated in the costume contest, it’s been another great year!

Here are some more of Chase’s portraits. I love his face in this photograph. So sweet!

Lucas | Ancaster Child Photographer

Lucas is one! This guy had so many smiles for me and kept me on my toes – he’s on the move!! We headed outside to get a couple fall portraits before we let Lucas dive into his cake. The colours were perfect! I love the drool in this photograph, doesn’t that cake look delicious! Lucas wasn’t too sure about his cake. He didn’t like the taste but still kept going back for more.  I always love capturing this post cake detail shot. Those toes get me every time. 

6th Annual Costume Contest

Thanks for checking out this year’s costume contest!

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. Because there were so many siblings with joint costumes this year their votes will be counted as one (So you don’t have to choose between them!)  CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 31st at 9PM! Feel free to share this link with family and friends and encourage them to vote! Please remember that this is a friendly competition. All of the kids looked adorable in their costumes!

Be sure to keep an extra close eye out for all the kiddos Trick-or-Treating!

Happy Halloween from Liz Czinege Photography – and good luck!

The Simpson’s | Niagara Family Photographer

Once again I have had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family this time with one more addition, little Rosalie! liz czinege niagara grimsby family photographer01liz czinege niagara grimsby family photographer02liz czinege niagara grimsby family photographer03The original six Simpsons. liz czinege niagara grimsby family photographer04liz czinege niagara grimsby family photographer05liz czinege niagara grimsby family photographer06A sibling portrait.
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