Golden Hour Farm Portraits

I’ve been meaning to get some new pictures on the blog for what seems like ages. I guess when you’re taking pictures, but also a mom to three very busy boys, the blog generally takes a backseat to soccer, Taekwon Do, Baseball, swimming and life in general. But I’ve got some beautiful pictures of some fantastic people and I think they need to be shared.

The pictures for today’s post are what you get when you combine a woman full of joy, life and beauty with an amazing location (this is her farm! Love it!) and fantastic evening light.

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Senior Pictures | Halifax Nova Scotia Grad Photographer

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Halifax Nova Scotia Grad photography

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When we lived in the US, I had the opportunity to photograph some wonderful high school seniors.  When a student graduates from high school there, it’s understood that grad portraits are more than just a quick cap-and-gown shot, but rather include on location shoots with settings, outfit changes and props that tell about who the grad is and what he or she loves.  Upon moving back to Canada, I’ve noticed that this doesn’t seem to be the case as much.  Grads are more than just a cap and gown, and I miss seeing senior pictures that celebrate the individuality of the student in them.  That’s why this session was so refreshing.  From this grad’s clothing choices to his rugby ball showing his favorite sport, these pictures are all about him and his personality. I’m looking forward to doing some more sessions like this one!

Lovely Mommy-to-be| Halifax Maternity Photography

 

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Take one incredibly lovely mamma-to-be, add a beautiful old farm and figure in a perfect evening (oh, and some chickens…) and you have a recipe for some amazing maternity pictures.  I loved photographing this mommy and her baby bump.  She’s so sweet and dealt with the bugs wonderfully while I kept suggesting more shots we could do.  I think she’ll agree, though, that fending off the mosquitoes was worth it.  The chickens thought so, too.

Sometimes They DO Get Along…

boys laughing togetherI have these three boys that I adore.  As with most brothers, there are times they fight so much that I’m certain the neighbors must think we’re harboring noisy terrorists.  But there are times when they get along.  This was one of those times.  In fact, at this point in our day, they were united against ME, being as silly as possible and having a great time with each other, rather than just posing for the original picture I wanted.  I did eventually get a shot of them all looking at the camera, but I’m pretty certain that I like this one more.  It’s of my boys at their best.  What mom wouldn’t love it?

This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com

My Boys Playing Ball | Halifax Children’s Photographer

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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.

At the Skate Park

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I have this little boy who hasn’t met a challenge he wouldn’t try.  To him, it’s not a matter of if something can be done, but how.  So, when he decided he wanted to try skateboarding, we headed off to the park to give it a shot. The fact that he’s not quite there yet really doesn’t matter.  He will be.  That’s just who he is.

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