Bundle of Personality | Halifax NS Photographer

little boy in fedora collage


laughing little boy collage


little  boy in navy blue shirt and jeans sitting on stool on a grey background

This little man is a whole bunch of fun packed into a small, busy package.  He loves to laugh and can certainly ham it up for a camera.  One of the great things about photographing kids is that you never know for sure what you’re going to get until you load the pictures on to your computer.  The “gold” shot for me in the whole bunch is his “little rocker” pose at the end.  His huge personality really shines through in all of his pictures, but this one makes my smile every single time.  I love it when those kind of shots come along!


Beautiful in Black and White

happy little boy

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There’s just something about black and white that brings out the emotion in a picture.  I think that’s why I love the pics of this brother and sister duo in monochrome.  They’re so expressive already, and having their pictures displayed in black and white brings that out even more.  From their beautiful eyes to their adorable smiles – it just makes them even better.

Better in Black and White? Halifax Children’s Photographer

child working hardI posted this picture on Facebook in two versions – one in color and one in black and white and asked people to comment on their favorite version, with the plan to post the one people liked best here on my blog.  So, the other day, I went with the color picture (you can see it in the previous post).  Because I couldn’t decide which I liked best, though, I decided to post the black and white picture as well.  I love the picture and I still don’t know which version I like more. I guess it’s all about the eye of the beholder.

A Hard Day’s Work | Halifax, NS Children’s Photographer

a hard day's work

I love this picture of this little chubby boy.  It isn’t posed or planned.  I had my camera out to take some pictures of him (he really is ridiculously cute), but he was more interested in getting the lawn finished before bedtime.  So, I just clicked away while he “worked”.  And it worked for me.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a chubby baby belly.  And just about everyone I know can relate to working until a job is done, no matter how tough that uphill push can be.

rock the shot button

This picture was entered in a photo challenge at http://www.rocktheshotforum.com

My Boys Playing Ball | Halifax Children’s Photographer

football fan

little tough guy

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Even though you can’t tell to look outside at our snow-covered ground, we had a couple of days back in January that were about 10 degrees Celsius.   My oldest got a new football for Christmas and, as it had not yet been tried, my boys decided to put the ball through its paces.  I know there’s a lot of pictures there, but I loved the looks of determination on the faces of my boys, the smiles they  had as they played together, and (as a photographer) how their clothes stood out against the winter wet.  It was one of those rare moments when they all got along and had fun. And I even have proof that it happened.

Long-Distance Relationships

It all started with an idea I had for a Valentine’s-themed photo session.  They were friends, they were adorable, and they apparently decided they were going to get married.

young love

The following year, a certain red-haired girl asked when we were doing our Valentine session, “…because we ALWAYS do them.” So along came this.

together with balloons crop effect

And then?  We moved away.  And pictures aren’t quite the same this year.  But my boy still talks about his “future wife” and about how they are going to the same college and get married and about how he misses her.  So, this came next.

valentine's storyboardI have it on good authority that, when Chloe saw these, she almost cried.  We miss you, bunches, our favorite red-head.  Pictures this year weren’t the same without you.  Although Sean did find some ways to be silly on his own and with another curly-haired girl (see below), we can’t wait until we can do some more pictures with you.

valentine's kiss

funny valentine

(…as a side note, I don’t think you have to worry too much about the four-legged girl…)

If you would like to see the original pictures from the previous years’ Valentine session, you can click here and here.

One Foggy Day

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curious little boy web_1

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One foggy day, I went for a walk in the woods with a little boy.  When I realized how gorgeous it was and saw how his red coat stood out beautifully against the greens and browns and mist, I decided to come back later with the boy and my camera .  The boy the boy happily agreed and we set out again. He promptly put his world-class imagination to work as we walked on the path in the woods.  And I gladly snapped away as he did.

His Expressive Eyebrows | Halifax Children’s Photographer

funny little boy low res

I’ve always known that this little man of mine has very expressive eyebrows.  The first time I got a great picture of them was a couple of years ago (you can see it here).  Lately, though, those eyebrows of his have been able to convey just about anything.  So, a little while back, I decided to shoot a bunch of pictures solely of his great expressions and he happily obliged and hammed things up as he often does.  I have even more that I could have put into the collage, but these are some of his best.  I have no idea what God has in store for my funny little man, but I have a hunch he’s going to have a lot of fun on the way and that the people around him might enjoy it, too.

Chubby Cheeks and Smiles – Pt. 2

mother kissing young son web

mother in striped tank top in field lifting young toddler over her head

black and white picture of little boy holding a broken daisy looking sad.

little boy outside web

So I promised a little bit ago that I would do a second part to my first Chubby Cheeks and Smiles post.  This was one of those cases where I had an awful lot of cute pictures and it was really hard to choose just a few to put up.  And, although there are not quite as many giant smiles from this little man this time around, I like how these pictures show other sides of him: how much he loves his momma, some of his little mannerisms, and a little bit more of who he is.  I love what you can capture in a photograph.

Sticks and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, Growing Up

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brothers laughing web_1

three brothers web_2


So I have a hunch that my boys are growing up.  This hunch was verified even more when I looked at my Sticks and Snails post from almost three years ago.  The pictures in this post were taken late this past fall and I love to see how my little boys are getting bigger and getting along.  The former just keeps happening whether I like it or not.  And the latter, well, that all depends on the day, but the glimpses I see in these pictures give me hope.


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