I am excited to feature on the blog tonight a holiday-themed photo session with the Rymer Stewart Family! It was a fun afternoon and a great excuse to decorate the house with Christmas lights and decorations. Liam was such a trooper, especially considering that he chose not to nap for dad and momma that day. Thank you so much for letting me have this opportunity to photograph your beautiful family!
Introducing sweet Baby Smith, who just turned 10 days old on the day of our photo session! It was a wonderful weekend morning spent with a beautiful family and their new son. I love how newborn sessions are always so relaxed and laid back; never rushed. Families can hang out and sip a cup of tea on a cozy couch while I get to play with their baby. I love it! Newborn photography definitely tops my list of favourite things to do. Without further adieu, may I present to you Baby Smith. :)
Although many folks might shy away from the outdoors in the winter for their family photos, it can in reality be quite a pleasant experience. All you need to do is bundle up nice and warm for the cold weather and get ready for some activity and fun (moving around helps keeps you warm!).
Winter really is a magical time of year in Northern Canada; and also one of my favourite seasons. We had a fun morning in the snow!
We have only recently passed the halfway mark of an exciting "My First Year" photo documentary with baby Z. During the first week of each month, we have chosen a set number of locations and specific props to track her growth. In the photos below we used the rocking chair and Z's special Winnie the Pooh stuffy.
Are we really at 7 months already? It seems like just yesterday she was just a wee newborn!
Here is a tiny sneak peek of what we have been up to (the rest of will have to wait until after her big 1 year milestone!).
I would love to hear your feedback on this project! Feel free to leave a comment below.
I had a wonderful and busy weekend in the studio, which included photographing products for a new small business in Yellowknife called Snowfly. Cheryl, the owner of Snowfly, handcrafts seal wrist cuffs and headbands in a variety of beautiful colours (with plans to diversify her product line in the future). In studio, the biggest challenge was to light the fur at an angle that illuminated the beautiful textures and made all the subtle details pop out of the image. I love the final results.
One feature of the wrist cuffs that I find particularly neat is that they work as snap bracelets. Check out the images below to see the wrist cuffs while straight or "unsnapped", and then when "snapped" into a bracelet. I received one for my birthday recently and I love the softness and the artistic use of this treasured material in Northern Canada. I might now be adding one of the headbands to my own Christmas wish list this year. :)
Cheryl is currently working on her website for Snowfly which should be completed soon. I will send out an update with her website and contact information once it is up and running. If you would like to inquire about/order her products before then, send me a message and I will get you in touch with her. As each individual product takes time to create and is handcrafted with care, it is best to place your order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. This would make a perfect gift for someone this upcoming holiday season!
UPDATE: Snowfly is online! View Cheryl's website here: http://snowfly.storenvy.com/
Jennifer Broadbridge is a lifestyle photographer specializing in family, maternity, and newborn photography in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.