Tara | Niagara Maternity Photographer

My beautiful friend is due with baby number two! Tara and Derek were a bride and groom of mine back in 2012. Since then we have become close friends and I’ve photographed TWO maternity sessions, Alexis’ newborn and first year of life, various Springs, Halloweens and Christmas’ and I’m to say that I will be there to capture the birth of this little one with my first ever birth session – wish us BOTH luck!  I’m so happy with how Tara’s portraits came out. Thanks to the ladies who did her hair and make-up, you girls did an amazing job!  So in love with this growing family. Lex NAILED the session you’d never be able to tell that it was 3 degrees outside and they were all freezing! Tight squeeze!  These two are high school sweethearts and pretty much the cutest. Dad snuck in a quick kiss while I was posing them, I love Tara’s reaction.

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!

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!

Alex | Niagara Newborn Photographer

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My friend made a tiny human! A couple of years ago I was in their wedding party, now here I am photographing their little guy. Alex is such a sweet boy, I love him to bits already. We had to keep his diaper on for the session, which made for some unique images that are completely out of my comfort zone – and I LOVE THEM. liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn photographer02So snuggly all wrapped up. liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn photographer03liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn photographer04Did this photo make you yawn? liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn photographer05The wall in their home matched this set up perfectly. liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn photographer06Congrats you two, I couldn’t be happier for you!! liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn photographer07

Stella&Amelia | Niagara Newborn Photographer

liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn twin photographer01What’s better than one baby? TWO! Amelia and Stella were my first ever twins. They both rocked their session. I was shocked that the part I was most concerned about (posing two babies at the same time!) turned out to be the easiest poses of the day. They did not want to be alone for their individual poses.

We cut off their hospital bracelets after I arrived and I was telling them apart by the acne on their faces. (Plus Stella’s skin was a little more pink and Amelia’s a little more olive.)  Hopefully Mom and Dad are having an easy time telling them apart still!

Amelia, liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn twin photographer02Stella, liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn twin photographer03Stella left, Amelia right. So excited I got to use this headband set! They look so sweet on the girls wrapped in the lace. liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn twin photographer04It’s up for debate whether these two are identical or not, what are your thoughts?liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn twin photographer05At one point Stella (left) was fussing, Amelia threw her arm across Stella and she almost instantaneously stopped fussing. Twins amaze me! liz czinege niagara grimsby newborn twin photographer06Two babes in a basket, the blanket they’re laying on was made by their grandmother.

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Tiana | GTA Newborn Photographer

I can’t say enough about Tiana, she was just P-E-R-F-E-C-T! She slept for the entire session and stayed exactly how I placed her. I drove all the way to Ajax to capture her newborn portraits and she definitely made it worth the trip! After a VERY long stretch of boys it was a refreshing change to be able to get a little girly with this newborn session. Plus did I mention how adorable she is?!
Oh man, those lips! Just perfect! Mom was a little worried when I got there because Tiana still had her umbilical cord clip on, but we did our best to hide it. Doesn’t she just look like a little peanut in these photographs? Fingers and toes, my favourite!  My babies have been NAILING these shots lately (the two above and one below). I find these are the hardest poses to get them into, and either the baby likes it or not, no negotiation.  I saved my favourite photo for last. 

Amanda&Joel | Niagara Engagement Photographer

I met Amanda and Joel for the first time at their engagement session (since they live out of town) and I have never laughed so much during a session. It’s clear to see that these two are made for each other!  When we arrived at Botanical Gardens it was down pouring. Luckily it stopped and we were able to dodge the rain – during the session at least.. Thanks again for saving me when my car wouldn’t start..in the rain..with full bladders. If it was any other client I had just met, I would never have sent the “Do you have booster cables?” text. But I feel like you two are long lost friends and I can’t wait to photograph your wedding!  

The Richard’s | Niagara Family Photographer

Family farm, barn, field, storm clouds, boots and HORSES – this session was a dream!

I’ve known the Richard’s since high school when Shelby and I became friends. This is th second time I’ve photographed them – a gift for Dad! – and it’s always a pleasure. I mean c’mon, look how gorgeous this family is!  We just beat the rain by a couple of minutes, it made for the perfect sky and lighting. Everyone wants a beautiful clear blue sky on photo day, but in reality an overcast day is the best kind of day. No squinting, no shadows, perfect!  When Dad mentioned including the Draft Horses I was all for it! Aren’t they beautiful?!??

Lucien | Port Credit Newborn Photographer

Meet my boyfriend’s nephew, Lucien, the newest member of the family! Little Lucien was so good to me during his newborn session. He slept the entire time – except to feed – but went right back off to sleep. I was able to get so many completely different poses from him – and I even had time to experiment with new poses and angles. Dave and I are a proud Aunt and Uncle! Lucien even let me do these more complicated poses. I’m a happy photographer!  Lucien (right) and his big sister (left). You can definitely tell they’re related!
The sweetest little family of 4.  From belly to baby. We can’t wait to watch Lucien grow! 

Rob&Melissa | Niagara Wedding Photographer

These high school sweethearts are getting married! Rob & Melissa started the session a little uncomfortable in front of the camera, but it made for some super adorable candid shots. It didn’t take them long to become pros – that’s one of the main reasons I include a complimentary engagement session with every wedding package. It gives us a chance to get to know each other before the big day and for the Bride & Groom to get comfortable in front of the camera.  These two are way too sweet. 
These two rocked their session!  I can’t wait to celebrate your love in September!