Happy long weekend friends! Long weekends are the perfect time to spend time with family, and in that spirit I wanted to share Ziana's daddy-daughter session at Kariya Park in Mississauga, which mom Preeya arranged as a father's day gift. Can't get enough of her smile!
It's an honor for me to be given the opportunity to capture the most special moments in my client's lives. Maternity sessions capture the glow of a mother to be and the excitement a couple feels anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy. The joy was most definetly felt in Sri Rupa's maternity session at Kariya Park in Mississauga.
With our upcoming Spring mini session approaching, I thought it would be perfect to share one of our sessions from our Fall mini sessions in October. This is Izabela and her beautiful family who found us through Facebook, and I am so glad she did. Visit our Spring Mini Sessions blog post to see full details.
I am happy to share my first new born session on the blog. This is of course not my first new born session, but I have changed my style and site so I only post my most recent work with my updated style. I had the pleasure of shooting Barbara's maternity session also, and was so happy to meet baby Sophia during the new born session. I am grateful to this family for having me capture such important milestones in their life!
One of my favorite maternity sessions! It was such a pleasure shooting Nadia and Kevin at this exciting time in their lives. Although some poses could cause a challenge at this stage in the pregnancy, Nadia was a trooper and we got some amazing shots!
For couple's interested in booking a Maternity session, here are some FAQ's:
Q: When is it best to have the session?
A: It is best to have the session at 7 months, so that the belly is round enough for photos but also not large enough to cause discomfort in different poses.
Q: How soon should I schedule my session?
A: It’s never too early to schedule your maternity session. Sometimes we can accommodate last minute requests, but we recommend a 4-6 week notice. If you would like a weekend appointment it is important to book early as Saturdays and Sundays are book quickly.
Q: Can my spouse or my child be in the pictures?
A: Of course! Having the whole family involved is encouraged.
Q: What should I bring/how do I prepare for the session?
A: These are only meant to be a helpful guide, feel free to do as many or as little as you would like:
*Try not to wear tight underwear and clothing on the day of the session to prevent marks on your skin.
*Get a manicure a few days in advance.
*A nude tube top/bra is very useful and handy to have.
* Anything else you think is sentimental or has a special meaning to you and as a family i.e matching sports uniforms.
Q: Will you guide me and help me pose?
A: Absolutely! I know you don't do this everyday. I want this to be as comfortable and pleasant an experience as possible. I will help you every step of the way.
Q: What type of editing is included?
A: All of the images from the session have basic editing which includes: white balance, color correction, cropping, and overall stylizing. The 10 images of your choice will include skin retouching, body enhancements, and any other requests you may have.
I've long had the pleasure of photographing one of my oldest and dearest clients, the Keslassy family. The husband and wife team, along with their two charming sons, are just about the most bright-eyed, joyful family you could hope to meet. For this Toronto family photo shoot, we went to High Park for a soothing summer setting among the park's many scenic spots.
I'll say this right now – the Keslassy children are one of the most photogenic youngsters I've ever had the opportunity to work with. They've inherited their father's eyes and their mother’s smile, these two are near inseparable. Laying on the grass in the middle of the park, they giggle as I encourage them to hug for the next shot. Their laughter is infectious, and soon I am distracted by the beaming smile and adorable bow-tie of the youngest. His elder brother watches him closely as he toddles through the park, amazed at every sight and sound.
Mr. and Mrs. Keslassy had to do quite a bit of rounding up during the shoot. I have to thank them for their patience and dedication to helping me coax the children into poses and getting them to smile for the camera. I didn't mind taking a little extra time, though. I love working with children, and I got some fantastic shots with these two. My favorite family photo by far is when Mr. and Mrs. Keslassy held the children in the air, swinging them up and down as fits of laughter erupted and high-pitched squeals of joy echoed through the park. There's a lot of joy in this family; it's what makes them so endearing.
After the High Park photo shoot, I thanked the Keslassy family once again for their time, as well as their company. With a growing family, I'm sure I'll be seeing them again for more family photos as time goes on. Being with them and photographing tender family moments is one of the reasons I love being a Toronto lifestyle photographer. There's a professional emotional investment with every client, but the Keslassy family makes it effortless. I wish them all the best as they raise their family and grow the love between them.