Lifestyle Newborn Session – Durham Region Photographer

Baby N

I was so excited when this Mum-to-be reached out to me to photograph her baby upon his arrival!! And at 6 days new, I did just that!!  I was welcomed into their beautiful home and greeted by the most adorable pup Olive and the most perfect baby boy: Baby N!!

I fell in love with everything about this session!  I loved the stories that mom and dad shared with me…it was hard not to tear up when dad explained to me the story behind a very special coin… I loved the emotion you could feel from both of these gorgeous parents…and I loved how perfect their new little one is!!

J&A Thank you for inviting me into your home and allowing me to capture some wonderful memories for you and your family.

So great to be back writing on the blog again!!  We took a much needed break–  As photographers, sometimes we need a little downtime…rewind-renew & refresh….with the New Year looming, it’s time for us regroup-and start moving forward again…

Fot 2 years now we have focused on the technical aspects of photography…many of us are ready for the next step…the next project…the next experience….so while we have been on ‘Haitus’ We are so excited about kicking off a new project in the new year.  In the meantime we are missing our weekly posts.  We are taking the rest of our time this year to post images that speak to our hearts… it doesn’t have the same structure of our usual P52 projects, but, we hope you enjoy our work during this little interlude.

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Something new I’m working on….more ‘Lifestyle’ photography….Lifestyle is very different from Classic Portraiture ….it mainly aims to capture real life events/milestones in the art of the everyday….The primary goal is to tell stories about people in their environment…

This style speaks to me…I have an amazing family- Four beautiful boys, and a wonderful husband…our everyday is a New Adventure….milestones I can capture in our natural environment while studying Natural Light….

I also hope to free lens over the winter season….something new I will show you beginning in January….but, for now…a peek inside my house to see what the boys were upto this evening …many birthday celebrations for our London boy have taken place over the past 2 weeks…tonight- we build a robot!!  The request for a robot that cleans has room was not fulfilled…but a mini solar powered robot that can be rebuilt to run on ground and water would suffice…. Not sure who had more fun-  the little boys or the big boy😉

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Letters to our Sons

{I am privledged to be a part of a blog group that shares our letters & journeys about ‘our’ boys….please continue through our circle with Kristina from PurkyPics and follow us on photographic journeys….}


A date night with my London Boy!….Because every son deserves a date with his mum (every once in a while).

It was fun to run around just you and I…take some pictures…your such a little model and love to pose in front of my camera…it was fun walking through the garden and talking about the plants and what happens to them in the winter.  Your so inquisitive! You love to learn!…I loved watching you pick up leaves and throwing them over your head-to see which way the wind blows….and finding that one last dandelion in the grass….

You’re my Sunshine on a Cloudy Day…..and I am so honoured to be your Mum…..Know that you are forever loved…..

xox Mum

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P52.2 : Week 45 Classics: Center Composition

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Centering the subject has often been seen as a beginner technique, because the resulting composition is not viewed as being as dynamic compared to other compositions (for example, last weeks’ Rule of Thirds). However, if you are deliberate with your composition, having a balanced frame with the subject at the center can be a very effective compositional technique.

 

A center composition can emphasize symmetry or create a sense of space. If there are distracting elements around the subject, centering may be the best way to avoid including these extraneous elements in the frame. When there are very few other items in the frame, centering can draw attention to the subject, especially when leading lines are used. Centering is particularly effective in a square crop. When used purposefully, centering can produce a very visually striking image.

 

Our year-long collaborative blog project is dedicated to composition and artistry. Please click HERE to read more about our project. The gallery mosaic is randomly sorted every time you load the page so please Refresh the page in your browser to see a different view. Please click on the individual images to see a larger version on the artist’s website and, in some cases, a series of related images.

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P52.2 : Week 44 Rule of Thirds

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Welcome to Week Forty-Four of p52.2 : Framed.

 

Our August topic is Classic Rules of Composition. The Rule of Thirds is a traditional guideline for composing an image which divides the canvas into nine equal parts. In composing your image, placing a point of interest on an intersection point which measures one third from the side edge of the canvas or from the top or bottom edges, results in a more visually interesting image than with an alternate placement.

 

Our year-long collaborative blog project is dedicated to composition and artistry. Please click HERE to read more about our project. The gallery mosaic is randomly sorted every time you load the page so please Refresh the page in your browser to see a different view. Please click on the individual images to see a larger version on the artist’s website and, in some cases, a series of related images.

 

 

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P52.2 : Week 43 Layering within the Frame

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Creative Complexity : Layering within the Frame

 

In our final week of creative complexity exercises, our compositional goal is to use layering within the frame. Layering is a powerful narrative and compositional technique which uses the foreground, middle, and background of the frame to tell a visual story and keep the viewer’s eye moving throughout the entire frame.

 

Compositionally, the utilization of layers can add balance to an image or emphasize scale between a subject and its surroundings. As a story-telling technique, the inclusion of multiple details in a scene can bring life and context to an image. Creating a clear separation between each layer – spatially or using colors – further strengthens images built around this technique.

 

Our year-long collaborative blog project is dedicated to composition and artistry. Please click HERE to read more about our project. The gallery mosaic is randomly sorted every time you load the page so please Refresh the page in your browser to see a different view. Please click on the individual images to see a larger version on the artist’s website and, in some cases, a series of related images.

 

 

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P52:2 Week 42

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Creative Complexity : Subject Separation

Welcome to Week Forty-Two of p52.2 : Framed.

This week we explore different ways of emphasizing the subjects of our images, making sure that they stand out sufficiently from the background to communicate our intention to the viewer. There are a variety of methods to achieve this aim. Keeping the background free of distracting elements is a most basic approach, which can be further enhanced with other techniques: shallow depth of field, selective focus, careful placement of light (such as rim light from back or side lighting), or a pop of color are just a few examples. In a busier scene with a number of elements, calling attention to the main subject is all the more important and challenging. The same techniques are relevant but others, such as framing the subject or having the subject break a pattern, are also options. One effective technique is to have physical separation between the subject and other people or objects, also making sure that there is space between the background elements as well.

 

Our year-long collaborative blog project is dedicated to composition and artistry. Please click HERE to read more about our project. The gallery mosaic is randomly sorted every time you load the page so please Refresh the page in your browser to see a different view. Please click on the individual images to see a larger version on the artist’s website and, in some cases, a series of related images.

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