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Hard to believe but Christmas is only five days away. 

Our studio is tucked away in a very quiet area on the second floor of the Bay and it’s only as soon as I step outside the studio I am overwhelmed with the sounds of the Christmas shoppers and the hustle and bustle of the mall. 

It’s been the busiest holiday season we have ever had and I’m still shooting! Typically, this time of year I meet  families who are here to visit family and are looking for photos of the entire family. Two year ago, we had 25 in for one family shoot! Hello Shaw Family!

Needless to say, between answering the phone call and emails, shooting, editing, framing, packing and then delivering photos, I’ve neglected the blog. I’ve had so many great shoots I want to post one from each one. I’m down to my last three orders, my last two shoots and my holiday cards have been addressed so I’ll try to post lots of new images over the next few weeks.

Here is one of my favorites from my recent shoot with a family who were one of my very first families many, many years ago. I’ve had the pleasure of doing their maternity, newborn and family photos for years. I adore them and I’m so grateful they allow me into their lives year after year. Thanks so much to their Mom and Dad, it’s been incredible to watch your kids grow and become such amazing little people.

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  • Natashia - Beautiful!Amber,your little ones are sooo cute.Great picture!

It seems like only yesterday I graduated from photography school and put out my first business card.  It’s been an incredible six years and while I consider myself predominately a studio family photographer I am so grateful to have had some incredible opportunities to work with other small business owners to provide them with great images to help with their branding and marketing needs.

Recently, I had the pleasure of creating some really fun images for  Susan Johnston Designs. Susan is a very, very talented jewelery and clothing designer right here in Dartmouth.  Her one of a kind beautiful designs are being showcased at the very trendy Boutique Joilette and she asked me to help her with some images of her designs for her upcoming trunk show. Take a peek at the images and to see more of her work visit Susan’s  Facebook Site.

The show will be held Saturday Nov. 13, 10am-6pm at Boutique Joliette

Congratulations Susan!

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Along with the traditional cap and gown photos, many teens and their parents are looking for something a little more special for their graduation images. “Senior” photography is no longer for old people.

Take a peek at a few of my favorite images from my recent session with Josh. A mix of casual and sophistication; perfect for this clever young man who I suspect will make his mark in computer sciences. I only wish I knew so much about computers at his age…even at my age.

We talked about video games, cool new tech gadgets and a few throw backs from the 80′s, thanks Josh, it was so nice to meet you, enjoy your sneak peek!

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Here are our new 2010 Holiday Designs

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People often think studio photography is only for those who want to wear white shirts and jeans and be photographed on a white background. While I love the classic high key (white on white) look, I wanted to show you  all of the other options available for in studio photography.

We do our best to have a telephone or in person consultation with every client. Your consultation is the time to get to know each other, talk about what you are looking for in a portrait and I find the most common questions are about backdrop choice and clothing options.

We have several background choices available for your session;  black, white, grey, black and white damask, royal blue, midnight blue, caramel brown, rocker brown, and twilight.

After the decsion has been made for the background choice, next comes the question of what to wear?

Your clothing should be about who you are as a person; if you usually wear sneakers and ripped jeans having your photos done in a suit will feel uncomfortable and it will show in the photographs. If on the other hand, you feel you rock out in a shirt and tie as Ryan does, bring it!

Although you don’t necessarily have to match, I think coordinating outfits works well. You may find you already have lots to work with in your closet, if not… who doesn’t love to get new clothes?

Custom photography is all about choices; it’s about you so make it personal.

I’ve compiled a collection of  images to show you all of our background choices and some great examples of clothing that looks great with each.

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Family abroad has been eagerly waiting to see  more of our images featuring our newest set of twins; Miss M and Miss P. As promised (a little late) here are two more from their on location family shoot; check out the sneak peek  a few weeks back.

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I love this image and had to share….it makes me giggle every time.

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