1950’s Photoshoot – Part 2 | Halifax NS Photographer

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yo-yo quilt

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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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1950's diner

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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!

Cute Kids, Candy and a Bunch of Balloons

large collageI have a wonderful friend who I will someday hire as the stylist for my photo sessions.  The pictures above are an example of why.  She came to me one day and said she’d love to do a candy-themed photo session with her kids that involved lots of fun and color and balloons.  One giant lollipop, a red petitskirt, some candy-striped leggings and a bag of balloons later, and we were good to go.  This was one photo session where the kids were completely on board.

Balloons and Candy | Halifax, NS Children’s Photographer

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Last year, I had the idea of photographing these two for a Valentine’s Day themed photo session (click here for the pictures).  Apparently, they had a good time, because just before Valentine’s Day this year, the same little girl asked her mom when I was going to photograph this year’s session, because I ALWAYS do a Valentine’s session with the two of them.  (I suppose when you’re not even six yet, “always” accounts for a lot…)  Because I love to photograph these two and because I really enjoy themed photo shoots, I jumped at the idea, and so did they.  Even though we couldn’t fit the shoot in until after Valentine’s Day, they were ready for balloons and chocolates just the same – especially the chocolates.  And, because I love so many pics I took of these two, this is just part one of the pictures because I’m going to have to post some more.


Happily Ever After

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It’s so much fun taking pictures of these two. I first photographed them for a Valentine’s project I wanted to do.  They are naturals together and love being in front of the camera.  That’s why when I thought of doing some dress-up princess and knight pictures as part of my Storybook Project, these are the two kids that came to mind as my subjects.  These kids are wonderful and silly and love to act and have fun with each other and most of the time, I’d set them up in a pose and then snap away as they’d just be themselves together.  I’m loving the results.  I’m thinking they’d make great pirates, too…

Oh, and thanks to the princess’s mommy – the dress you found for this was perfect!

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