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Kayla Jack and Ben

15 May

A little mother’s day photoshoot this weekend with these sweeties!

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…and baby makes three

10 May

Well, technically four since Zelda the pug was there first.

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Some families request a studio newborn shoot and some request in-home.  It can be hard for new parents to leave the house, especially if the birth was difficult or there is healing to be done.  Some people like the homey-ness and real feel you get from using the personal space as a background.  Some people have the most Pinterest-Perfect nursery!

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She may not sleep in there, but we joked that in the blink of an eye baby T would be soon spending her days playing in that beautiful room. But for now she spends her days in her loving parents’ arms.

Congratulations to this lovely family ❤

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This is Zelda.

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K told me Zelda would never stay still for photos

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Do I have the magic touch?  Call me Laura Milan.

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Ice Day!

26 Apr

Blizzards, snowfall, and storms aren’t uncommon for Aprils in Thunder Bay.  City closure due to weather is pretty uncommon as well, but an ice storm has given us a day off school and work today!

The girls and I started our day with peanut butter banana smoothies and yoga. We did lots of playing and painting, planted seeds to start our garden, and just after lunch we decided to go outside.  We smashed tons of ice off the car and other surfaces outside; a surprising inch or so thick in lots of places!

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When the wind got to be too much we came in to watch a show but the power went out!

I had an idea to keep us entertained, something I’ve wanted to do since the lightpainting workshop at Neechee: Experimenting with portable light in the studio.  Flashlights, sparklers, strobes, etc.

Now, it’s hard as heck to get the girls be still and follow my directions – they want to do their own posing and follow their ideas, but I let them run the show and still got fun results!

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Once in a while a school closure is such a treat – a surprise sleep in annnnnd a day with the kids.  Good attitudes all ’round at this house.

Maternity photos >> New Family of Four

19 Apr

Jayan contacted me early in her pregnancy wondering if I would be interested in doing a creative maternity shoot.  Creative and artistic are two categories that are important to me in photography so, naturally we decided we would absolutely work together.

The following is a small selection from the “milk bath” tub shoot.  There is a beautiful fluidity of the milk, curving porcelain tub, flowing mermaid hair, and draping fabrics.  All complementary to the softness of motherhood, (the serenity before the entrance of a new baby, hehe), this celebration of the beautiful body holding their second child.

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Right after our shoot, Jayan’s mom cast her belly to make a belly bowl (it is shown in the next set of photos).  Now we get to see the new addition to the family!

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Here is the beautiful belly bowl!  Babe had no interest in curling up into it like I wanted, but that’s okay, you fling those tiny baby legs wherever you’re comfiest, little one!

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Congratulations to these two wonderful parents of now two beautiful children – welcome little brother!

Joey & Raymond – wedding preview

28 Feb

I could easily call this wedding of the year and it’s only February.  J & R threw a colossal party, honestly making guests feel just as special as them I think.  It was a true celebration of the love between them AND the love that surrounds them.

Hair & Make Up for the wedding party – Glamour by Grace
Venue – Valhalla Inn
Florist / Décor – Glamour & Glow
Cake – Sweet Escape
Wedding Planner – Maid for the Bride
Stationery – Knotted Design

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I swear the perfect sparkler photos on Pinterest are photoshopped

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Trial and error until near perfection… or when you run out of sparklers 😉

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Kristi & Christopher – Baby Bump

27 Feb

We braved some cooooolllld cold wind, but I think we’re glad we did.  Countdown is soon on for their little Penguin to arrive

Promo/fundraiser time!

27 Jan

From now through February I’m putting on a photo deal to raise funds for a local organization called Roots to Harvest – click here to see what they do.

In preparation for it, we’ve picked out some fun props for those who want to take it to that level.  I have lots of ideas, from cute to serious and whatever in between.

They don’t HAVE to be themed, since I am running the promo past Valentine’s day, but here are some ideas below for people wanting just that!