Elizabeth | Niagara Maternity Photographer

liz_czinege_niagara_hamilton_maternity_photographer03 I met with Elizabeth and Wesley back in January to book their maternity and newborn portraits. The time has gone by so quickly, in a few short weeks they will be meeting their baby! I can’t wait to meet their new addition – and check out all of the great work working  that Wesley has done for their baby!

The hair and makeup ladies did a marvellous job enhancing Elizabeth’s glow!  She was stunning for her portraits!
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Eliza | Life Series | Niagara Child Photographer

liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child14 Last week I took my niece out to capture her Spring portraits. I’m so lucky that she loves having her portrait taken – always a willing subject! liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child01 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child13 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child04 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child03 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child05 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child06 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child08 Is there anything cuter then little kid feet? liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child09 liz_czinege_photography_niagara_hamilton_child11I have taken portraits of Eliza every Spring and Fall since she was born. It’s so nice to have these portraits documenting her growth, and the growth of my photography as well!

Deanna&Matty | Mommy&Me | Niagara Family Photographer

It is such an honor to spend time with Deanna&Matty, being a photographer herself it means a lot that she would choose me to photograph her family.

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I met Deanna when I was a student at Lakeshore. She was both teacher&mentor for my senior years – and also a professional photographer. Unsure of what I wanted to do with my life, I took a range of subjects – science, math, arts – I kept my options open.

Some members of my family looked down on becoming a photographer and tried to convince me to get a more reliable career, one that you could make a million dollars doing. At one point I even thought of becoming a nurse – they almost got to me! In my heart there was that nagging feeling that I wouldn’t be happy unless I had a camera in my hand.  Newborn&kids were my passion and I knew that photography was what I wanted to be doing.

Money isn’t everything. Yes you need money to survive, but being happy is the most important thing in life. This hasn’t been an easy trip – and I still have a long way to go – but luckily there are people in my life who support me and believe in what I’m doing. I couldn’t do it without them.  I am so glad that I didn’t listen to those people telling me I couldn’t do it. Every day I push myself to become better; a better photographer, a better person and I do it to show those people that I can.

Deanna is one of those teachers who truly care about their students. It was Deanna that gave me the push I needed to follow my dreams – and assured me that yes, I could make a living as a photographer – with a lot of hard work! In the face of all those negative voices telling me I couldn’t do it, Deanna gave me the confidence&support to follow my dreams and I am forever grateful.

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Brian, Matthias&Eliza | Niagara Family Photographer

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I’ve been taking photos of my niece every Spring&Fall since she was born. She is far more willing to be photographed then her brother! Last Spring I took photos of her and my nephew – which are some of my favourite photos to date, I may be biased, but hey! – so this year I thought it was time to update the family photos and include my brother.

Any photographer will tell you, sometimes it’s harder to photograph family then it is to photograph a first time client. But last May was one of those perfect days when the kids behaved and the weather was perfect. This is one of the photos – it was a completely natural shot – Matthias put his arm around his little sister all by himself. ((View more photos here.))

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I love watching Matthias&Eliza grow up. Looking back at photos it’s crazy how much kids change in one year! I love them to bits!

Liz Czinege Family Photographer Niagara Hamilton9Last week we were very lucky and caught one of the last orchards to be in bloom, I looked everywhere and eventually I found one!  With a little bribery on my part I got some beautiful photographs of my brother&kids. My nephew is obsessed with sea animals, so after the session we drove to Big Al’s Pet Store in Hamilton to look at some saltwater fish. They have a lot of Nemo’s, Dory’s and Gill’s plus they have a shark – pretty cool! – needless to say, I think it was a pretty fair trade.

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