Julia & Mark – Outdoor Family Photographer | {Kitchener Area Family Photographer }

Outdoor Family Photographer – Kitchener Area Family Photographer

Welcome fall!! I adore outdoor fall family photo sessions. This is the time of year where the air is crisp and the light is deliciously warm.  I love being outdoors when the kids and whole families can act more at ease and let loose and have some fun together.  This family has been coming to see me for a couple of years – all the holiday minis and their annual outdoor photos. I’m so glad to have met them and am thankful they come back over and over.  I feel like their kids have grown so much in just the last year and a bit – it is crazy what summer does…children always seem to grow a ton over the summer months and when I see them again in the fall they are all huge!

As an outdoor family photographer {Kitchener and surrounding area}, I am always scouting for beautiful locations.  Regardless of how complex or simple a location is, the key ingredient is light. And this amazing field tucked away has the most beautiful light as well as a pretty backdrop.  Here are some of my favourites from Julia & Mark’s outdoor family photography session:

I love the colours that this family put together – they look amazing with the pop of pink!

Sibling photos can be tough. However, these two always take such sweet photos together.  I am not going to lie, I also have a photo of them attempting to tackle each other in between all of these cute images, but a family session wouldn’t be complete without some sibling fun <3

Seriously. My heart strings.

A boy and his mama snuggles….they are never too old or too big for a nice hug from mom <3

I always love to take photos of each parent with the kids…I like to think that the kids will love and appreciate all of these different photos as they get older.  I don’t have many photos of myself with my parents so those that we do have are cherished and are still out on display in our home.


I love this age – so grown up yet still so little and sweet.

I love the fact that this field space is diverse and we only have to walk a few feet over to find such different looking space and light.  We get to have some fun in the more “open” spaces and I love that the wildflowers grow so perfectly around the area.

I always make sure to take photos of just mom & dad together at the end.  Not only is it because they probably haven’t had a good photo of the two of them taken in forever (some people since their wedding) but because it is important for their Littles to see them together, smiling and oh so happy in print.  I loved looking through the albums of my parent’s wedding photos and hope these images make it into the keepsake albums and are shared and loved year after year.

If you are interested in booking an outdoor family photography session we are continuing to book weekday and weekend morning and late afternoon session times.  Our October calendar is filling fast, but we still have session spots available during prime fall season.  Please contact us via the “contact” section or by calling 519-717-7002 to book your session time.  We also specialize in studio sessions including newborn, older baby milestone sessions, cake smash and birthday photography and older child sessions.

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Twin Donut Smash! { Paris, ON Photographer }

Twin Donut Smash  |  Paris, ON Baby & Milestone Photographer

Birthday sessions are amongst some of my favourites to photograph. It’s amazing to see children grow and develop and I adore capturing their milestones to show that change and to freeze that moment in time via photos.  When the mama of these sweet twin girls asked me about a cake smash session, I was thrilled!  We chatted about some ideas and she wanted something a bit different. We ended up at a donut smash session.  This is the first time I’ve photographed on and man was it fun.  It was also wonderful because I ordered 24 donuts (which was WAY more than needed) so we could all indulge a little afterwards!!

When I went to pick up the donuts, one of the workers at the bakers said, “Oooh you’re picking up the Simpon’s Donuts!”  I hadn’t even put that together. When I told mom she said that was EXACTLY what she was going for lol. I love it!  So, here is our twin donut smash (with Simpson’s themed donuts….but some cuter background décor).  It was impossible to narrow it down too much since there were so many adorable images, so here they are:


I love when babies use their feet to help the destruction along.


Here sister, let me help you with that….not sure if this was an attempt at feeding or if she was trying to beat up her sister but it sure is adorable!


This is one of my favourites. She stole her sister’s spoon and attacked the donuts!


As we often find with twins, one has a much more outgoing personality than the other. Twin on the left side is far more giggly and smiley than her more serious sister.  Both are adorable and I think they had fun plotting to destroy the donuts together.


These girls are so adorable even with pink icing dripping down their chins 😉


Those poor donuts didn’t stand a chance….


I love this last image with her hands on her hips like, “Well, we showed those donuts whose boss!”

If you are interested in booking a cake smash or donut smash session, do not hesitate to contact us today.  Sessions spots fill quickly each month. We also specialize in newborn, older baby milestones, cake smash, family and maternity photography.  Please follow us on Facebook for our more up to date image shares and specials!

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Lumberjack Cake Smash Session | Kitchener Birthday Photography

Lumberjack Cake Smash Session | Baby G Turns 1!!
{ Paris, ON Cake Smash Photographer }

When G’s mom messaged me about a cake smash session, I asked her if she had a theme in mind.  We threw around a few ideas, then she came to the idea of a Lumberjack Cake Smash Sessions. She asked if it was “over done”.  I replied with an enthusiastic, “NO!” and we got started on designing the set up.  The fact is, your child only turns one once so you may as well have the set up and session you love.  We went all out for the Lumberjack theme and had a blast doing so.  Baby G was thrilled too and he devoured his cake.

On the day of the session I always ask two very important questions:  1. Does baby walk? (this can drastically change the session and how messy things get lol) and 2. Does baby like food / will he or she eat the cake?
My kids hated food. They both didn’t eat much real food until they were about one or older. Both of my kids have a mediocre cake smash session from their first birthdays to the point where I am considering a donut smash for my just-turned 3 year old and 5 year old.  This might help me get over the fact our cake smashes were just meh.  I had to hide other food in their cakes and my daughter would only dig into her cake to pull out a lollipop.  I have learned how to photograph children who don’t eat much food or don’t like the cake much with some top secret tools and tricks 😉

Baby G, well he loved the cake. He dove into it. He squished it in his hands. He ate it. He played in it and he  even squished his toes in the icing.
These actions make me so happy inside as a photographer.  At the end of his messy session, we cleaned him up with a nice little bubble bath tub.

Here are some of my favourites from Baby G’s Lumberjack Cake Smash Session!!  Doesn’t that smile just melt your heart?!?!



He started out using his hands and being all polite about it, then figured it was quicker just to face dive on into the cake and get a better bite!
Most of the sets and outfits are provided by me. Mama brought this outfit along that her friend made her. She also brought a couple of personal stuffed animals to add to the set up (Mr. Bear and Mr. Moose are G’s own stuffies from home…it’s sweet to add a personal touch).



Cake, anyone?  He was offering to share it with his mama and me!


Ack. Those eyes though. This is one of my favourite angles.


A wooden spoon is always a big hit. Even if they don’t eat the cake, the love to beat it up and squash it with a spoon.


The tubs are becoming one of my favourite parts of the session! So. Much. Fun.

Lumberjack_cake_smash_session_019If you are interested in booking a cake smash session, do not hesitate to contact me to schedule your date!  Cake smash sessions are best booked when baby is about 11 months old. This allows for time to post your gallery, edit and deliver images in time for Baby’s Birthday!  If you would like custom thank you cards or birthday invitations, it also gives us time to design and order those.  Cake smash sessions are all custom designed based on your favourite colours or theme.  Send me an email to kellytemplephotography@live.ca or call 519-717-7002 to chat about your cake smash theme. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for up to date sessions!

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Baby Mini Sessions | { Kitchener Baby Milestone Photographer }

Baby Mini Session | 7 Month old “Sitter Session”  |  Kitchener Baby Milestone Photographer

Being a milestone photographer is a fun job.  The sessions are short and sweet (because let’s face it, no 6 or 7 month old baby has more than a couple of outfit changes and 30 minutes of sitting, smiling and being fussed over in them), and they are so much fun. These mini sessions are compact but boy do we smile, laugh and have a blast. Oh, and we sweat lol. It’s different than “we all sweat for baby” newborn sweat. This is running around, making baby smile and laugh, singing songs, playing peek-a-boo sweat.  If baby is crawling it’s, “Mom, can you move him back there again”…and again…and again, sweat.  Yup, we all sweat and have a blast.

The Baby Milestone Sessions are perfect to capture your baby from about 4 to 12 months of age. The biggest variety of images comes when they are sitting, but that isn’t necessary for beautiful photos. We capture some gorgeous images of baby on their back and belly. Oh, and don’t even get me started on if they love to eat their toes because that is my favourite!
We offer special mini session dates for Baby Milestone Sessions about once a month to once every 6 weeks. These sessions include about 30 minutes of photography, and I provide the sets, props and even the outfits!  Yup, we are a full service photography studio. This means you don’t have to worry about anything except showing up with your (fed and happy….no pressure here mamas) baby. The rest is up to me.

Here is a super sweet little guy who came in for his Baby Milestone Session just full of smiles. And those blue eyes though…I mean, how gorgeous is this boy?!

Milestone baby photographer kitchenerThese stunning rompers are from the most amazing (LOCALLY CANADIAN) vendor Pup & Frank.
The bed is from another local gal Do-It-Herself Photography Props

If you are interested in booking a Baby Milestone Session we have a few mini session dates coming up in August, September & October.  These spots book in the morning and afternoon.  You have the choices of a number of sets, outfits and props while you are here!  Everything is customized to your preferences.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for session information via email ( kellytemplephotography@live.ca ) or phone 519-717-7002

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Petite Family Sessions | Paris, ON Family Photographer

Paris, ON Family Photographer
Now offering Petite Family Sessions all year long

Family photography is my favourite. Give me a handful of crazy toddlers or kids and some seriously amazing family snuggle and fun time, and I’m one happy lady.  I love capturing families as they are. Having fun together; being sure to embrace the individual personalities of each family I have the pleasure of photographing.  I “pose” you so that the lighting is right and the way you are standing or sitting is flatter, then you get to have fun and interact together. Photos can be tough, especially with younger children. Your two year old won’t sit still? No problem…I have a game for that.  Your three year old won’t look at the camera (on purpose….for three year olds it is always on purpose hah)? No problem, I have a candy for that 😉

Some families want LOTS of images that they can make collages with or for scrapbooking or just to have to show in the future.  When families want “all” of the keeper photos, I include a gorgeous family album so your photos can sit out and be looked at all the time rather than simply collecting digital dust.

Some families only want a handful of images. And that is fine too. For those families who make photos an annual event, they don’t always want all of the images. And those scheduled one day only special mini session events don’t always line up with schedules. To accommodate this, we are now offering a “Petite Family Session” which are available any time of the year.  They book on weekday evenings, or if spots are available they can book on a weekend date also.  Here is an example of what a Petite Family Session has the possibility of turning out like….and just like all of the other sessions offered, you get to choose your favourite images from an online gallery.

Petite_family_portrait_session_family_mini_sessionThis session was 40 minutes long, which was perfect for those 2-year-old twins.

We offer 3 different family session packages { Paris, ON Family Photographer }  ranging from the Petite Session (12 images) to the Regular session (25 images) to the Full Session (“All” the images).  Depending on how many photos you want, there is a package that suits your family available all year round.

To schedule your family portrait session, please try to do so ahead of your desired date especially through September and October fall months. Our sessions fill up quickly during the fall photo season.

We also specialize in newborn portrait photography, maternity, child, cake smash sessions and head shot photography. Please follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information and specials.

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