The Winner – ANNOUNCED

And the winner of the costume contest is ……

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

As shout out to all the parents who put so much effort into costumes for their little ones. They were all so adorable. I’m glad that I didn’t have to choose the winner!

Everly | Niagara Child Photographer

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!

Brittany | Niagara Maternity Photographer

These babies are so loved! I’m honoured to have captured these maternity portraits for Brittany and Bill who are expecting TWINS in December after 4 years of IVF. We had so many laughs during their session. Brittany you are GLOWING. Such a beauty – Bill you’re a lucky guy!!  These two are going to be amazing parents! So much love for each other!  Best of luck Brittany! I can’t wait to see these two little ones!

The Sebastian’s | Niagara Family Photographer

On one of the hottest days of the summer I had the honour of photographing this gorgeous family. Thanks for sticking it out in the heat and being so patient! Little Jessa took 45 minutes to warm up to me and wanted NOTHING to do with the session. Which made for some real adorable pouty faces.   The sweetest siblings!  These candid photographs are my favourite! Doing anything to get Jessa engaged in the session.  Jessa’s little hands, so adorable! I had a lot of fun with you guys. Thanks for not judging me while I made a fool of my self trying to win Jessa over!

Monica | Niagara Maternity Photographer

 I wish I could share every image from this session with Monica and Holden! So I’m sorry for the over sharing in this post – but I just couldn’t narrow it down any further! Monica is 35 weeks along and she has the cutest bump ever! I love how much these two enjoyed their session.  I stumbled across this location while going for a quick walk around the block from my apartment. I instantly knew that I had to shoot here – so many different looks in one location! This Mama ROCKED it!
Monica loves bridges, we had to stop for this one!  The sun was definitely on our side, absolutely perfect!

Hunter | Niagara Child Photographer

This little Tom Sawyer just happens to be my nephew. (How lucky am I?!) It was one of those last minute shoots where everything just fell into place. The location, the outfit, the theme – all on the fly. I love photographing my niece and nephews because I get 100% complete creative freedom! This “fishing” scene is something we were talking about back in March and again briefly before this session. So when Hunter asked if he could go fishing we were ALL over that! He had fun and was completely co-operative. WIN WIN!
He loved his suspenders. And somehow never learnt that snapping them on himself hurts, quite entertaining.
This handsome little gaffer. I know I’m his Aunt but I think he’s pretty darn adorable!  As much as I love every other photograph from this session, this one is my favourite. SO HUNTER!  Every year I take a photograph with my niece and nephews in the same pose. It’s great to look back on every year and see how they’ve grown.  I love these three with all of my heart!  My favourite portraits are the natural ones. The one on the right completely represent them at this age.

Cole | Niagara Child Photographer

Cole gets more adorable every time that I see him. He was so good for his 9 month portraits! We got so many smiles, and this time – no grandma required!  Those eyes!  I had to post Cole’s adorable little faces. I can’t wait to photograph his birthday portraits in a couple of months! 

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!