The thing I hear most from clients and friends with children is how fast they grow up! So in an effort to help families keep their family album up to date, I’m offering a brand new special this summer — Itty Bitty Portraits! These are Children’s Mini Sessions designed to capture a little one’s hilarious and sweet facial expressions that define their larger than life personalities.
Each session is available on a per child basis only (in other words, only one child per session), can be shot either in studio or outdoors and is suitable for all ages (18 and under). But hurry, Itty Bitty Portrait Sessions can only be booked until July 31st, 2014.
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Everything about this photograph warms my heart; the mother-daughter hug, the father-son shoulder rest, the little boy’s shy grin, the dad’s stoic look, the young girl’s whistful gaze, the mother’s contented smile. It is relaxed yet real and shows off how connected this beautiful family is. I’m going to be framing this print in a large format for the studio’s gallery wall, most definitely!
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Sometimes it’s the littlest moments that matter the most, like a newborn babe holding onto their parent’s finger. It is quite possibly one of the sweetest things and definitely a moment worth capturing! How I wish everyone took the time and effort to invest in a newborn photo session. This stage of life flies by in the blink of an eye!
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Family portraits do not always have to be `sit and smile at the camera` type poses. In fact, doing something unexpected more often than not promises a unique family portrait that will truly stand the test of time. These two are a couple of recent faves — teeny fingers and toes!
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I had the enormous delight of photographing this little three-year-old gentleman and his family on Father’s Day. He was such a character and loved showing me all of the funny face he could make. This shot in particular stole my heart. Honestly, working with kiddos is the best! I feel very lucky to be invited by families to capture the personality of their little ones!
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It’s always a surreal experience photographing a newborn. Here is a teeny tiny person, at the very beginning of their life, completely fresh and unspoiled with nothing but possibility surrounding their little being. It is absolutely magical. At one point while photographing this beautiful 17-day-old babe I got chills (the good kind!) One day she will look back on these photographs and realize that some of her earliest moments with her parents are hers to cherish forever.
I cannot stress enough the importance of investing in a newborn photo session. Please, if you have a moment, read these 5 reasons to invest in newborn photography — it is a beyond precious and magical time of life. Wouldn’t you want to remember it always?
So much more from this beautiful session coming soon!
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(gift certificates are available and are perfect for showers!)
Father’s Day is just around the corner and capturing some real father-child moments are an absolute dream! Remember when you were little and Dad would throw you up in the air, put you up on his shoulders, dangle you upside down? Those are the moments I love to capture! This little series was photographed to be very candid with a soft vintage feel about it — in other words, something that can age gracefully and be enjoyed for generations!
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(gift certificates are available too!)
Maternity photographs can be nerve-wracking; your body is changing in ways you never imagined, you’re tired, you’re busy preparing everything before baby arrives. But deciding to have your beautiful baby bump documented to remember for years to come doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal that further weights down your endless to-do list.
Sometimes the sweetest pictures are the simple ones. Choose a pretty, figure-flattering outfit (I am always around to offer advice and styling tips!), visit me in the studio or at an outdoor location you love, such as your backyard, favourite park or charming neighbourhood cafe and finit! We’ll chit-chat and laugh, while capturing some truly delightful, and real moments, that reflect your pregnancy and natural glow.
Sometimes I think there is a misconception about maternity photos — that you have to strip down to really show off your new curves. But if that is not your style, no need to pressure yourself! The whole point of a maternity session is to capture YOU, which means YOUR style, YOUR personality and YOUR pregnancy in a fun, stress-free environment. Plus, mamas-to-be always receive a special little gift from yours truly to further celebrate their bundle of joy! (Who said that?)
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(gift cards are also available and are always a hit at baby showers)
Having portraits of your little ones done every season is a wonderful way to see and remember how much they change over the course of a single year. This little nugget and his main man, Mr. Lion, were such a pleasure to work with! He spent the afternoon gurgling and squirming, while I busied myself making funny faces and making even funnier noises — clearly, we’re best buds now!
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Spring is in the air — at last! A few days ago I had the great pleasure of photographing this lovely mama-to-be! It was such a riot in the studio — we laughed our pants off and created a photo session that was soft, serene and natural. I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having working on these images this week!
I am always so happy when expectant mothers decide to take the plunge and have their photograph professionally taking. Although I have never been pregnant myself, I do understand how nerve-wracking it can be. But it is a beautiful time of life that doesn’t happen all that often, a part of your history, a time that passes in the blink of an eye. I always like to imagine the child one day looking at images of their expecting mother and knowing that their arrival was greeted with such love, excitement and celebration!
(Makeup by Crystal Brown Beauty)
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I always feel beyond lucky when a mother, especially a new mother, invites me into her home to capture the beautiful moments between her and her babe. Of course, I am completely biased, but in my mind a professional photo session is one of the nicest, most meaningful gifts you could ever give to a mother. It will be something she will treasure forever and enjoy for a lifetime. Guaranteed!
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I absolutely adore movement in photographs, because it instantly transforms any scenario into something more naturalized, carefree and fun. I always say the absolute worst thing a person can do is JUST sit and smile for the camera . Move about, let loose, be silly and forget the camera is ‘watching’ you — those are the best things anyone can do when having their photo taken and something I always try to encourage my clients to embrace. After all, as I always say, it’s my job to follow what is happening and capture the moment before it flutters away.
This is a favourite shot of mine from a recent maternity photo session. Doesn’t it look as though she is dancing for joy? For her bundle of joy no less? I would love to have a photograph of my own mother like this — calm, carefree and off in her own wonderful world. My only problem is I cannot decide if I prefer the coloured version or the black and white!
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Contrary to popular belief, LLB Creative Newborn Photo Sessions are not exclusively for new parents and their bundle of joy — grandparents can also book a session with their newest grandchild as a way to capture some of those earliest generational memories. I for one am extremely close with my grandparents — I cannot imagine what my life would have been like without them! As such, any photograph with them is deeply cherished as a treasure.
So when booking your LLB Creative Newborn Photo Session, why not chat with your parents and see if they would like a photo session of their own? The results will be absolutely priceless and the moments a gorgeous piece of personal history that you absolutely will not regret investing in.
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Do you have a photograph or two that you wish had turned out a little better? Perhaps you snapped a photo of your baby only to find it is shrouded by shadows and poor lighting. Perhaps you love the candid shot of you and your best friend hugging at your wedding, except for the random arm that somehow made its way into the frame. Or perhaps you adore the photo you took of your muddy dog, but wish it had a little more pop and pizz-azz to add interest.
Good news! Now your at-home family or random photographs can be spruced up and brought into their full glory with LLB Creative Photo Editing services! Whether you have a single image you’d like spruced or a series of images, this service delivers three different custom-tailored finishing options for you to choose from so that your photos are enhanced in a unique and stylized manner.
This is a great option to add some pizz-azz to photos you snap at a friend’s wedding, birthday party or any other occasion! Let me show you what I mean by different finishing options (these are just examples, each finish will be custom-tailored to your personal taste and style…)
THE ORIGINAL Here is the original image, an example of what a photograph you might send in for a makeover would look like. Notice how the little one’s face is quite shadowy, the eyes are dull, and the skin tone uneven and flat.
This option offers a bright and modern finish that draws out a portrait’s true colours while refreshing the image and adding a bright spark to its composition. Rich, crisp and lively.
Black and white images are about so much more than simply draining the colour and hoping for the best. This finish option offers a rich classic look that adds drama, depth and a sense of timelessness to the portrait.
For the romantics out there, a dreamier more rosy finish like this might be preferred. This finish brings a sense of magic and nostalgia to the image with its soft, blush-like tones and cool undertone palette.
For a more vintage-inspired aesthetic this finish, with its warm buttery tones and soft subdued lighting, is a wonderful option. The modern crispness of the portrait is preserved, while paying subtle homage to those wonderful old-world images that are so beloved nowadays.
WHAT LLB CREATIVE PHOTO EDITING SERVICES WILL DELIVER
- beautiful retouching for photographs you have personally taken at-home, on vacation or out and about
- each submitted image will be personally edited and refreshed by yours truly
- every tiny detail will be painstakingly addressed to make your images as beautiful as they can possibly be
- three custom finishes to choose from will be delivered, in keeping with your desired tone
- a private online gallery in which to view your edited proofs
- a guaranteed turn-around time of 2-4 days (NOTE: Large collections, such as a series of travel photos or candid wedding images, may take longer)
WHAT LLB CREATIVE PHOTO EDITING SERVICES WILL NOT DELIVER
- drastic PhotoShopping of people’s physical build (this means no splicing of arms, legs or bodies to make subjects seem ‘thinner’)
- editing of other photographers’ work — this is a service designed specifically for at-home shutterbugs and photos they have personally taken and own the rights to; unless you have a written document that grants clear permission for images to be edited by a third party, other photographers’ work will not be accepted upon submission
So how do you take advantage of LLB Creative Photo Editing Services? It’s easy! Simply email me through this contact form or at email@example.com with your photo/project details, I’ll send you a quote and we’ll go from there!
Go ahead, dig through your photograph folders, pull out the ones that you sort of like and might love if ‘a,’ ‘b,’ and ‘c’ were tweaked and send them in! Together we’ll breathe new life into your photographs, creating new treasured memories.
On Sunday afternoon I had the enormous pleasure of meeting this little bundle of joy and his wonderful parents! I left this session with so many heart-warming moments that I thought my camera was about to burst! Here are just a few little moments from our time together. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have your baby professionally photographed in the comfort of your own home (please see 5 reasons to invest in a newborn session here).
I feel so lucky to have been invited into this family’s beautiful home to document their son’s early life moments — I can’t think of a more perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
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A quick photo from that lovely maternity session I was telling you about not too long ago. Isn’t she absolutely glowing? I loved so many shots from this session, I think because I love how simple, classic and uncomplicated it was. The focus is the mama-to-be and her beautiful baby bump; natural and relaxed. More to come soon!
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