New Year, New Beginnings and a New Location for this Toronto and now Guelph Newborn Photographer

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Happy New Year!….oh wait, I’m two months too late. Either way, this post is dedicated to new beginnings! Okay, I may be a little late on posting a new year’s blog, which means I, like many people have already failed on my new year’s resolution (I mean, have you noticed the gyms getting a little less busy as the year goes on?). No, my new year’s resolution wasn’t to go to the gym; although a little workout wouldn’t hurt. My resolution was to actually use this blog this year to communicate with my current and future clients. I wanted to use this blog to educate, to share exciting sessions and ideas. I would like to offer tips on preparing for your session, to encourage my clients to get more of their images on the wall and on display where they belong, and to demonstrate some tips and tricks on taking the best images yourself in-between professional photography sessions.
So why didn’t I keep up with my new year’s resolution? Was I sleeping like these cute newborn babies? sleeping newborn, newborn photography I’ve been busy the last couple of months meeting with clients to book wedding photography for the upcoming year, and photographing families and newborns. I also spent the time moving locations. I have moved from downtown Toronto to Guelph and I love it! What does this mean for my Toronto photography clients? Nothing has changed, I am still a mobile photographer and will come and photograph you at your house or at your favorite location in Toronto, the GTA and beyond at no additional charge. What this means for me is more space for equipment, gear, and a studio room should my clients prefer to come to me for their portraits. It also opens up the possibilities of meeting new families and couples in my new community as I open up my photography business to the Guelph, Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge region! I am looking forward to discovering all of the location possibilities in my new community for fabulous portraits. Engagement photos at Rockwood Conservation area, family photography at Guelph Lake Conservation Area, I’m excited to get out there and explore my new surroundings and all of the endless portrait location possibilities.

So here is to a whole new year of possibilities (or at least the 10 remaining months of the year)!

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Sink, Swim or Float?!?

I’ve been working in the photographic industry for almost a decade now, but I feel like I have just been floating.  Floating is relaxing, who doesn’t like a good float down a river on a hot summer’s day?

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What do I mean by I’ve just been floating?  Well, many things, I’ve worked in several different areas of the industry from portraits, to events, travel and commercial work.  My work has taken me to some pretty cool places and I’ve met some great people along the way!  But, I felt like something was missing and I couldn’t figure out what.  It was time for some good old fashioned self-reflection.

Now, I’m not always one for introspection but I spent some serious time taking a look at my career so far.  I’ve always felt proud to be a gainfully employed photographer, sometimes a rarity in the field, but I wasn’t enjoying the type of work I was doing and had no spare time to work on projects that interested me.  Don’t get me wrong, I appreciated having a full-time job, I’ve learned a lot over the years and I’ve definitely enjoyed my journey.  However, I was just floating; the magic that originally beckoned me to become a photographer was fading.   It was time for me to sink or swim; it was time to remember what part of photography I was passionate about and to pursue it wholeheartedly.

After some reflection, I came upon the realization that the period in my career when I was the most excited to go to work, that I approached with the highest enthusiasm was when I was a portrait photographer.  I questioned myself, “Is venturing out on my own worth the risk? Should I just jump in with both feet?” But, before the doubts could creep in I plugged my nose and took the plunge.

When it really came down to it, I realized that I missed being a part of the special moments in people’s lives.

weddingI missed photographing engagements, and witnessing just how much someone can truly love another.  I missed wedding photography; for those quiet moments a couple have during their special day when it seems like no one else exists in the world except them.

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I missed maternity photography; getting a picture of the anticipation and excitement an expecting couple share during a maternity session.  I missed newborn photography; capturing the wonderment on the faces of proud first time parents as they watch their newborn child sleep. I loved watching them obsess over how truly tiny those little fingers and toes are.

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I missed shooting baby photography; and the happiness that filled me when I captured the personality of a baby in their first year of discovery.  I missed family photography; recording the dynamics and character that makes each family unique. Most of all, I have missed the relationships I form with my clients as we collaborate and create their perfect portraits.

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I’m excited for this new chapter in my career, to return to my roots in portraiture and to continue to grow as a professional with my much loved clients.  I’m ready to swim! I have a new website and a new brand and it just feels right. I’m taking the water wings off and jumping in head first so come and take the plunge with me!

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