I’ve had a huge influx of inquiries for professional headshots for the month of July! It seems more and more Ottawa area creatives, students, entrepreneurs and other business professionals are choosing the more relaxed ‘lifestyle’ approach to their portraits. In addition to this making a busier spring/summer/fall season for me (YAY!)…I’m really happy to see this shift from a personal standpoint. As someone who is naturally a bit introverted, I know that when I’m searching for a company to work with or an individual to hire for something, I always love it when I can find some sort of personal connection. A warm, natural smile goes a long way in making me feel comfortable as a client or customer. So when other professionals get the importance of this, I think it can only benefit them in the long run!
The lovely Andria had such a naturally funny quirkiness to her that was impossible not to like! Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good laugh or two when I’m working. It was a pleasure to meet you Andria! I hope these images serve you well, now and in the future!
If you live in the Ottawa area and are interested in booking your own Professional Headshots, I’d love to hear from you! There couldn’t be a more perfect time to make this investment in your business, brand or career!
Ellen contacted me about having her professional headshot session here in Ottawa as she was re-doing some aspects of her website and needed something simple, clean, fresh and contemporary. After going back and forth a bit to discuss the look she was going for and how exactly she would be positioning the images on her site, I came up with a good approach to the session and Ellen ended up with several headshots she would be able to put to good use!
As always, I really appreciate when my clients connect with my work and style from the get-go and choose me to document them in this way. I think many Ottawa entrepreneurs and other Ottawa business professionals can benefit from this fresh take on headshots because it shows that there is so much more to who you are! Not only that, but in the grand scheme of things, business headshots are such a small financial investment when you consider the potential impact they can have on your business, your brand and your social media presence.
It’s always funny how life just happens the way it does, isn’t it? At the end of March it marked FOUR years since we brought our daughter home as a wee babe from Ethiopia. And when I sit and think about it, I can’t even imagine it possible. SO much has happened and changed in those 4 short years. She’s grown into a beautiful, smart, charismatic little girl. She’s in full time French kindergarten. She has friends. Interests and opinions of her own. A deep love for animals. A sweet fashion sense and a sense of humour that is a lot like mine (which may or may not be a good thing. LOL!). And as wonderful as it’s been to be a part of her growth, it’s left my husband and I feeling a little old! 😉 In May we’ll also be celebrating THREE years with our son. This may be even more unbelievable to me. Adopting him as an ‘older child’ from the foster care system, just over a year after becoming first time parents to an infant created a MASSIVE mountain for our family. One that on my darkest days, I thought I’d never be able to climb. But time has a way of fixing things. It heals some of the deepest wounds of the heart. It provides time for thought and reflection. And it makes the impossible seem possible…even if it takes a while. Our son loves Beybaldes, Star Wars, Taekwondo, eating pancakes and bugging his sister. He’s currently experiencing his first crush on a girl at school and he’s learning to speak, read and write french at a neck-breaking pace. He is handsome, clever and silly. Mostly though? He loves his Mom. He frequently tells me how beautiful I am and how I am the best mom in the world. I feel lucky for this and to have made the progress we have. The road has been a long one…and we still have a ways to go. But in three years we’ve accomplished so much.
I’m going to admit that I am a bit embarrassed at how long it’s taken me to photograph my own kids! Even my son (who previously, couldn’t care less about photos) asked me last week why I hadn’t taken them out for a session. So I knew it was time. I had a location I wanted to try out, a nice, evenly lit day and two eager participants…so I seized the opportunity. As I finished up the photos I remarked to my husband about how easy this process has become over the course of the past 3 years. Gone are the days of coming away from a session with them exhausted and frustrated. And as I sorted through the images on my computer afterwards, my heart fluttered at what I was able to capture. These photos are so very THEM. And not just the happy them. The serious them. The goofy them. The sassy them. The loving them. These images show the connection that I am so grateful they have.
If you are thinking about booking a professional photography session for your child or children in Ottawa – I’d love to speak with you! As an award winning child and family photographer, I am please to offer one-of-a-kind photography experiences that allow your kids to have fun and express who they are! Book your session today and document this wonderful time in the life of your family! 🙂