Early Tuesday morning on the 14th of Jan my wife gave birth to our beautiful girl – Charleigh Faye Booth. She let out an exciting hello cry to welcome us. At a small yet healthy weight of 6lb, 7oz’s she was healthy and happy.
I had brought my camera with me in case I had the energy and mindset to photograph but I unfortunately had neither. So with our phones took a couple snaps to suffice our friends and family. Within a couple days of returning home she settled in very nicely as her routine became apparent.
In her first weeks of life she’s has been the best little gift our family could ask for. Great eater, good sleeper and happy when she’s awake.
Here are some of my favourites from her first professional shoot…
What a year.
2012 will be one of the most memorable years in my photography business. The first few months are always slow, which comes with the weather. But this is the time of year to catch up, learn new techniques, begin new advertising campaigns, share photos with you all that I just didn’t have time to do throughout my busy summer/autumn months. Along with all the computer work I shot some great classic children’s portraits, dramatic baby bumps and edgy but classic business head shots. We also got the cutest puppy in the world! There were a lot of fundraising events for our charity – “Climb Kili 2012” which you can click here to still donate to such a great cause!
This year was a first for me – WPPI in Vegas. Super cool conference. Learned a few new tricks of the trade along with seeing what is hot and what is not in the industry. I can see myself going again!
This years busy season was an exceptional one. Training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro was in high gear while fundraising for our local hospital amongst shooting for all my clients made it for a year to remember. Gaining new clients like Grill 55, Government of Ontario, ADA Architects, Blackburn Radio, Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator, Foia Restaurant, Level 3 Vodka Emporium to name a few. All the while keeping my amazing existing clients happy ( STC Construction, University of Windsor Ontario, Dragon Boats, Beaverfest, etc) when called upon.
Amongst all my work are some of my favourite personal photos I have taken this year. Had the pleasure to photograph a wedding in Cape Breton. So spending a few days on the new Cabot Links golf coarse and enjoying Inverness’s amazing beach made it for a great working holiday.
The rest of the summer I watched my boy win his baseball little league, polar bears at the Detroit Zoo, the Stanley Cup come to Amherstburg ON, and finally drop that extra 5 lb’s to help me get to the top of Kilimanjaro.
Spending 13 days in Africa with such an amazing group of people all the while pushing ourselves to the limits physically and mentally and reaching the summit of Africa’s highest mountain – Kilimanjaro was worth 18 months of fundraising and training! Finishing off our trip we experienced the wild side of Africa while on a 3 day safari. It was truly a trip of a lifetime!
The last 3.5 months of last year has been THE busiest I have ever been. Yet I still found some down time to go see an NFL game in Buffalo and to send a couple day at Kalahari with my friend Mike and our boys.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me and my business over the years. Last was great, though I’m not sure how I will be able to top it. I can assure you that I will surely try!
Having photographed Ethan a few times now, he’s a season vet! The latest session of this soon to be heart breaker was fun with a some laughter…”burp”!
I love photographing a child from birth and having the chance to capture the growth physically and otherwise. If you are thinking of doing this I highly recommend it! It is worth the time and investment to look back years from now and see that gorwth! Or if you’re even just thinking of having the family get togther for the first time in years, drop me and line I would love to hear from you!
Had the pleasure to photograph a couple of fabulous little buns barely out of the oven a couple weeks back.
Always fun photographing newborns as you never know their little personalities may just pop out at any moment! Not to mention relieving themselves as well…lol
A couple years back I had the pleasure to photograph Jessica and George’s wedding.
It’s always amazing to see a bride and groom come full circle and complete their family! Congrats to you two I know you will make fabulous parents!
Chris and Deena McClellen asked me to shoot their baby bump photos – we were all set to go but Ethan had plans of his own!
The cute little guy couldn’t wait to be photographed for the first time so he came a wee bit earlier than expected – at least to Chris Deena and myself!
So we didn’t get the bump but what’s better than a beautiful healthy baby boy!
Welcome to the world Ethan!
Isn’t this little girl the cutest thing….
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to photograph the daughter of a previous couple who got married back in 2007.
I ran into Robin, Molly’s mom, while taking my son swimming and she asked if I photographed children. I do! Though I don’t have any fancy backgrounds, props or set-ups. I do however, go to the location of your choice, which is normally your own home, and set up my white or black background and photograph. I always suggest adding a personal touch such as a favourite blanket, toy, hat or even the family dog. Whatever you would like. Something to make it more personal and memorable.
These are some of my favourites from Molly’s first official pro shoot…I’m sure there will be many more. She’s just too darn cute not too!
Contact me directly for rates. As always – a disc is included of all the photos taken once they are fully edited to my high standard.
Enjoy and as always, keep smiling!