Fall Family Photo Sessions with Thanksgiving Around the Corner

I was in for a shock when I realized that not this weekend but NEXT weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada! Is it just me or did that sneak up really fast? It seems early this year and I am not ready. I mean, I am ready for pumpkin pie (I am always ready for pie), and I am ready for fall weather, I am also ready for all the family photo sessions that we are doing and will be doing as the leaves change colour. What I am not ready for is that after Thanksgiving comes Halloween and after Halloween comes Christmas... and now I am going into a coma!  I guess that was a very roundabout way to say that I am not ready for Christmas! So let’s not talk about that.

Thanksgiving weekend is always a busy one for us. Not only because we are taking the time to give Thanks with the ones we love, but we also get to capture all the other families who get together to spend time with each other. Big family groups are very popular this time of year, with gorgeous weather and often family is in from out-of-town! You can't beat that...especially if there’s pie!

If you’re planning on having your fall family photo done soon (and you should be) I would recommend reading one of our most popular blog posts titled “Tips & Tricks for a Smooth and Inspiring Fall Photography Session” which you can read here

We still have a couple of spots left, so grab your closest family member, and their pumpkin pie, and get some memorable photographs taken!

Here are some sessions from this past weekend!

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Emily's Cake Smash

I have been waiting very impatiently to use my bed-head backdrop again, and featuring it for some family photos just before a cake smash happens worked out perfectly! We used our super cool starry night background for this session (requested by Mom and Dad) and at first I admit I was a little unsure, but after we put the cake down in front of it- I fell in love! I can't wait to use it again for another cake smash session! Take a look -

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A Maternity/Family Photo Session with our Neighbours!

Just over a year ago our new neighbours moved in. We were a little nervous when the house went up for sale as the previous owner, a single older gentleman, was never home and we were used to the house being empty. Once we saw that it was a young family moving in we were thrilled. Our neighbourhood is just starting to evolve with young families and our kids have been starving for local playmates. Over this year we have absolutely loved getting to know Ben, Danielle and their son Wyatt (whom our children adore).  We were thrilled when Danielle shared the news that they were expecting their second child, and we were honoured when asked to do updated maternity and family photos for them!

We are so happy to have these wonderful and genuine people as our neighbours and we hope they never leave! 

Here are some highlights from our session with this gorgeous family!

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So you think you can dance- Hudson can!

Photographing dancers is always exciting! The energy and movement that is created during these sessions is positively contagious. When Hudson came into our studio for a dancers headshot we not only had the opportunity to capture it for her, but to also witness and photograph her amazing moves. Needless to say we were thoroughly impressed!  Check out some great moments from our session with the incredible Hudson -

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3 important things to keep in mind before having a corporate headshot taken

In a world where on average a person is inundated with thousands of photos per day it is important to make sure that your personal image makes a serious impact. If you run a business or need your online profile to make an impression and stand out from all the other faces an eye-catching portrait is key.  How you want to portray yourself is a significant part of what kind of photograph you need. Three things to keep in mind before having a professional head shot taken:

1- How you want people to feel when they see you or the look you want to portray.

My personal rule of thumb while photographing business portraits is to make the person look professional but approachable. This look tends to be the best of both worlds, but ask yourself what kind of message you want to deliver to a potential client or employer.

2- What position do you currently hold within your company?

A photograph of a corporate Vice President holding a beer bottle in a lounge chair is not the most professional image to attach to a company and yes, I have seen this exact profile picture used on LinkedIn. If you sell beer, you may have hit your mark, but if you have any other career, this is can come across a little sloppy. When it comes to your online presence the message you give is important.

3- Are you looking to move up within a company or change careers?

If you aren't happy in the position you currently hold that's ok.  The idea is present an image that represents where you want to be.  Self image is incredibly important to how you act and feel about where you are and want to be, not only professionally, but in life in general. Putting your best foot and best face forward can change your life!

Here are some images of people who really hit the mark with their professional image-

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A Newborn Session with Jackson!

Although this little man did not sleep for me for the entire session I managed to capture just how darn cute he is! Not to mention we had such a great time bonding with his parents! Can't wait to see him again!  

 

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A Fun Family Photo Session

I don't know about you, but I am loving this warm weather! I am ready to get into my garden, go for long walks, read a book in the sun, and of course start bringing my family portrait sessions outdoors! This session took place on this family's farm and we had so much fun with this amazing family of four!

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This Sunday is...ahem...Father's Day!!

I know I usually post on Thursdays, but this is super important.... This Father's Day is Sunday June 17th,  yup THIS Sunday!

I don't know about you guys, but my Dad has always been my rock. From candy smuggler to solid shoulder to cry on, my Dad just gets me. My Mum always says my Dad and I are the same. This is something I am really proud about, especially because my Dad is one of the smartest people I know!

One of the best things about Dads is that they a generally very happy with whatever you get them. They would be completely humble if you handed them some half-chewed gum. I don't recommend doing that! I do recommend one of our customizable Gift Certificates! People don't realize how much Dads love photos. My Dad has pictures of our family everywhere and every time I bring one of my family photographs over for my parent's it mysteriously disappears from the main level and can be found in a special place in his home office. I bet you can guess what I am getting my Dad this year!

Here is a sample of our epic Father's Day Gift Certificate!

Here are some highlights from a Father- Daughter Session we did!

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Jacob’s First Communion

I know, I know!  Can you believe todays blog isn’t about a newborn, cake smash, family session or corporate headshot?  We do so many different types of sessions here at Left of Centre Photography and we thought we would mix things up this week with a First Communion Session!  Enjoy!

 

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Rosie Turns One!

It truly feels like it was just yesterday when I was photographing Rosie as a newborn baby. She has now turned one, proving that time flies and people are right when they tell you to enjoy every moment when they are little. It has been a gift to watch her grow, from the maternity session of Rosie in her Mum’s belly, to her newborn and 6 month old session, and now she’s gone and turned one on me! I can’t wait to continue to capture and watch her personality blossom!

Love, LOCPS xo’s 

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