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!
I always have fun photographing this girls. And not JUST because I’m their honorary Auntie. I love capturing how caring Alexis is towards her little sister. And Everly never fails to keep things interesting! I can’t believe how much Alexis has grown. Slow down little girl! Love me some denim in black and white! I got the biggest chuckle from Alexis, no matter how much Everly was freaking out beside her, she continued to look at the camera and smile.
A beautiful couple, the beach, at sunset – the stars aligned! A lot of planning went into this session. From outfit co-ordination to making sure we got the timing right for the sunset and just hoping for a sunny day and a great sunset!
Kylie mentioned during the pre-consultation that she doesn’t like being in front of the camera (she’s a natural though, you’d never know!) and Jon on the other hand was soaking it all up. It’s great when the guy enjoys the session, makes for some great natural shots and creative poses.
While I was waiting for Kylie and Jon to arrive at the location I noticed this perfect little spot. I was hoping that they would be troopers and trek in through the weeds and grass and who knows what, and they were! SO WORTH IT.
Kylie and I know each other from when we were in Girl Guides together, and I remember now why she had the nickname Giggles. We had so many laughs during this session. Mostly laughing through poses that felt awkward but look great. I think they trust me now that they’ve seen their portraits! Am I right Kylie? That is one of the many reasons I love photographing couples before their wedding. It’s a great way to break the ice and build up a trust before the big day! Bugs, annoying little things, but they sure do look magical when they’re backlit! Gahhh! These two are the cutest. I can’t even. Jon requested a photograph of their matching tattoos, how could I say no?? I love them! Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect sunset – or location. OR COUPLE! I truly can not wait to photograph their wedding in September.
I love this family. The only time I ever get nervous before a session is when I am photographing friends for the first time. I always feel so much pressure to get the right shots, the perfect shots. But these guys nailed it! When you love your brother so much you just have to put him in a choke hold. That portrait makes me laugh, 100% accurate to their relationship. Parents always get stressed out when children don’t behave how we want for the session, but I always get some good ones! When I photograph my niece and nephews, the candid shots are my favourite. So natural and so them, as they grow – those are the photographs that I love the most because it reminds me of how they truly were at that age. I love this photograph, reminds me of an album cover. Ruby, the sweetest daddy’s girl! She is the BIGGEST suck and is so patient with the boys.
Cole is ONE! Wow. What a year it has been. It seems like yesterday that I was photographing Cole’s newborn portraits – and here we are at his cake smash birthday session! Doesn’t he have the best blue eyes?! Gorgeous! After the cake smash we called in the clean up crew. Maple is the best big sister ever!
Sigh, when did my little niece become and adult! Talk about 9 going on 19. One of the benefits of buying all of her clothes is that I get to dress her however I want – which is usually exactly like me. I wish this outfit came in my size. (Who am I kidding. I also have that vest, thanks Old Navy!) I drive by this field so often and was struck by how beautiful the purple flowers were so I couldn’t help myself! She gets it from me. #sorrynotsorry I love this carefree laugh. Geesh!! STOP GROWING UP! At every stage I think it’s the best age ever and then the next stage happens and THAT is the best age ever. Smart, kind, sassy and such an old soul. I just love this kid so much!
Little Harper was in the studio a couple weeks ago. Such a teeny little girl with the sweetest features! She was so good to me, I loved this session!
I was so happy that I finally got to use this headband! Who says baby girls can’t be photographed in blue? Safe in Daddy’s arms. This family is so sweet!
A late night blog post because I really can not help myself! Everly is 9 months old – and she gets cuter by the day! Her mama got lost trying to find this field – too many times to count – she called me, Everly SCREAMING in the backseat and I thought to myself “oh boy, here we go”. Eventually I went to find her and she followed me to this field. Everly came out of the van with a smile on her face. The shoot started an hour later than it was supposed to, but that meant that the sun was PERFECT. This session could not have worked out any better! Kudos to Tara for not letter her frustration come through and transfer to Everly. This girls eyes – just stunning!
I never post straight out of camera images. I always adjust the colour and brightness to suit my personal style, but this image was just way too perfect not to share as is. After a short little drive we ended up here, fit so perfectly with the theme we have going for her first year sessions. Her mom made this dress because she couldn’t find what she was picturing in a store. SO PERFECT. I love Everly’s eye squint, her big sister does the same thing when she is really happy! Ahhh, one more session to go to complete her first year package. But I’m not sure how I can top these. She was so perfect!