Three Sisters in the Studio

As I continue to update my blog, I’m loving going through the sessions from last year that haven’t gotten posted yet. I’ve known the two youngest girls in this family for a couple of years now, and it’s been fun to watch them grow. I can easily remember the youngest sister as a baby in a stroller, all bundled up in the wintertime with just her big, blue eyes showing. So when I got a call about doing a photo session with all three girls, I was excited to do it. They were a great group to have in my studio and the pictures and loved to pose – which is fantastic for any photographer. The pictures turned out beautifully and I still can’t get over the beautiful eyes on these three.

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Headshots and More

If you’re ever in need of some great kitchen stuff, I know a lady who can help you out with that. My friend, Angie Jensen, is a Pampered Chef Consultant here in Halifax and if you want top quality kitchen tools, she’s the lady to call (pssst – you can get in touch with her by clicking here).

We had a great time and lots of laughs doing her headshots (who knew getting the perfect “blowing flour” picture could be so hard?). And, happily, she was totally on board with doing some fun and fancy shots just for her once we got the business-side of things out of the way. Now she has the pictures she needs and a few she wants and we’ve got some more stuff to laugh about when we see each other on the playground. Need headshots? Just let me know.

 

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A Fall Senior Session | Halifax Nova Scotia Grad Photographer

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I’ve had the fun of photographing some amazing graduating girls last fall.  This is the final of the trio and I’m so glad to be able to find some time to post the pictures.  Shot in a beautiful little park on a crisp, October day, these pictures show the great style and fashion sense this high school senior has.  The one thing that I keep hearing about her is that she’s as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside, and it shines through in her portrait session.

 

Outdoors and In | Halifax Nova Scotia Senior Photographer

I was really excited when this graduating girl wanted to get senior pictures done.  Just like the grad in my last post, she was full of personality and we had lots of laughs.

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We started out at the park, but when rain cut our outdoor portraits short, she was more than game to head inside (which actually worked out well, since she was freezing).   I’m still hoping to get a shot of her with her guitar, but we did manage to fit some beautiful pictures of her with her violin in before it really started to pour.

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One of the great things about ending up inside, though, is that it shows that you can still get great, personal grad portraits without braving the elements.

 

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And that something as simple as a different outfit can complete change the feel of a picture.

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If you’re interested in senior/grad pictures that go beyond the cap and gown, I’d love to hear from you.  We can brave the snow or stay inside – your call.

 

 

Golden Hour | Halifax Contemporary Portrait Photographer

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I’ve been so busy with photo sessions and editing that I haven’t had to post some of my favorites from the summer.  When my niece was visiting New Brunswick all the way from the mid-western US, we decided to head out for a photo shoot at Pointe-du-Chene Wharf in Shediac.  They have a beautiful wharf, fantastic little buildings in a fishing-cove style, a beach and a place to get ice cream (because sometimes you just have to stop for ice cream after a photo session).

We got there just as golden hour (the time when the sun just starts to set) began, and the combination of great light and a great subject lead to some gorgeous shots. I love the fact that this girl is equally at home on the wharf by the water as she is breaking horses on the ranch at home.

 

A Girl and her Pearls | Halifax NS Child Photographer

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While I don’t try every picture in black and white to see how it looks, there are some pictures that definitely lend themselves to that genre.  Once I started editing this portrait session, the dress, the pearls (a gift from her great aunt) and the wing back chair seemed to call for black and white.  I love how it highlights this young lady’s gorgeous eyes (seriously – I can’t say enough about those eyes!) and gives the pictures a timeless feel.  And I also cannot get over how grown up she looks in these pictures.

Made for the Woods – Halifax NS Children’s Photographer

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When visiting with this little lady early in the summer, I had a chance to head out with her and do some pictures to surprise her mom and dad.  As soon as we headed into the woods, she just looked like she belonged there.  I’m pretty sure that if she was a tad smaller and had a pair of wings, she would make a beautiful little woodland pixie.  I don’t get to see her nearly as often as I’d like – which can happen when you live half a continent away from someone, but I think for our next photo session, I’m going to need to look for a flower garland for her gorgeous hair.

1950’s Photoshoot – Part 2 | Halifax NS Photographer

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After the 1950’s photo session we did in the diner (which I posted here yesterday), I couldn’t let this little lady go without getting some pictures of her on her own.  I had purchased the yo-yo quilt at a yard sale to use a photo prop and it, combined with an old book I found and an old-fashioned phone my sister-in-law gave me completed the impromptu look I wanted.  Love the vintage feel of these pictures and this little miss pulls the look off perfectly.

1950’s Photo Session | Halifax NS Photographer

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I have done stylized photoshoots with these two for quite a few years now, and it all started on Valentine’s Day when they were four years old.  When we moved six hours away, I didn’t think we’d have many more, but this little lady’s mom brought her girls to come visit us and we decided a photo session had to be a part of our time together.  I was trying to think of a great theme when I drove past a 1950’s diner here in Halifax.  The fantastic staff at The Chicken Burger gave us the go-ahead to shoot, costume pieces were found and our kids jumped into their roles.  I love this kind of work, and I love when it turns out this well.  Also, be on the lookout for tomorrow’s post featuring this little red-haired girl all on her own.

Thanks to The Chicken Burger restaurant and its staff for allowing us to photograph there!

Fur Baby Photoshoot | Halifax NS Pet Photographer

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I had the opportunity to photography some adorable fur babies a couple months ago.  While I never did manage to get the shot of all four little ones in the same picture (it would literally have been like herding cats), I was really happy with the great ones we got.  These pets love their momma, and, as long as she was near, they were happy to sit for a minute or two – especially if there were treats involved.

 

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