Baby Mattie { Hamilton Newborn Portraits }

This sweet little girl came into the studio for her newborn portraits!! She was so amazing – she was a champion sleeper and let me put her in all kinds of props, including little pants, hats, headbands, etc., and to move her from one thing to another with very little fussing! What a dream session and, to top it off, she’s so very adorable!

I love her name, as well! She was named after her daddy (Matthew who goes by Matt and who’s friends call him Mattie) so when his princess was born, they thought Mattie was a cute name for her and I couldn’t agree more. When  I first heard it, I thought it was Maddie, but once mom spelled it out to me (literally) it made so much sense! I love it!

Newborn portraits are a wonderful way to capture your little one tiny and sweet. Miss Mattie here is only a week old in these photos and mom and dad will be able to look back on them and remember her just like this! Here are a few of my favourites:

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Gah I love this little girl in pink – adorable! Hat & pant set by Kelly’s Prop Shop

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

This is my favourite pose and I just love how Mattie looks all curled up with her bum up in the air haha. She’s so precious! She’s got the amazing hair, some adorable lips and gah, let’s not forget baby rolls! Love!

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

Mattie’s dad is a big baseball fan, and they are starting her career out early – she’ll be dreaming of baseball soon enough! I have photographed boys with the glove and ball but never a girl, so mom and I decided to “girlify” it a tiny bit and I definitely love the outcome!

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

Newborn portraits baby photography Hamilton, Ontario

If you or someone you know is looking to capture newborn portraits, please contact Kelly Temple Photography. Our studio is located in Paris, Ontario. We also photograph on location. Belly to Baby packages are available for maternity and newborn packaged sessions. Newborn portraits are best photographed in the first two weeks of life, so be sure to book early to secure your spot. Kelly Temple Photography services Paris, Brantford, Brant County, Hamilton, Cambridge, Ancaster, Kitchener and Waterloo, Guelph, Burlington, and Oakville. Gift certificates are also available for purchase.

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Angel - Awesome work Kelly, super cute baby too!

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Sweet Lily { Children’s Photography Kitchener }

Children’s photography is probably one of my favourite things. I love capturing their innocence, their natural being. I try to capture your child just the way they are at the time. They may be shy, they may be REALLY busy and outgoing, or they may be all smiles – every child is so different and I aim to capture them to show their phases, their interests and personality at that specific time.

Lily was a bit shy. She wasn’t overly keen of having her photo taken. Together, we just walked around the area, looked at flowers, and chatted to warm up to each other.  I took some photos and showed her on the back of my camera and I may or may not have also let it slip that I always carry a bunch of different camera equipment in my bag, but also LOLLIPOPS too 😉  This sparked an interest and we were buds from there on hah.

Lily is adorable. She is a sweet girl with possibly the most lovely eyelashes ever. Her pink backpack came around with her and she had her blanket and little stuffed toy fish in there. Her safety nets. I often take photos of children holding toys, blankets and such. People want to know why. Well, that’s who they are right now. Those are their favourite things in the world….so why not remember that? All memories should be documented, not just the “perfect” looking at the camera and smiling photos. Children’s photography isn’t always “perfect” to those outside, but to parents my goal of capturing their child and documenting them in the now is showing their child in their perfect state at that exact time.

 

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Lily wanted to sit on her blanket over the crate. She took time to make sure it was covering the box and neatly arranged it for her to sit on. So adorable!

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So innocent and pure.

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I love to capture the natural but who can resist a giant “CHEESE” smile!!

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Thanks for being awesome, Lily!

If you would like to have your child’s photos taken, please contact Kelly at Kelly Temple Photography via email kellytemplephotography@live.ca or phone 519-717-7002.  Be sure to check us out on Facebook for recent photos, specials and contests! We offer in-studio and on-location children’s photography sessions. Our studio is located in Paris, and we serve Paris and surround areas on-location, including Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, London, Guelph, Cambridge, Ancaster, Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville.

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Half a dozen cousins!?! { outdoor family photography Hamilton }

There’s no denying how lovely outdoor family photography is. It is so laid back, the scenery is always beautiful…it’s a perfect backdrop for any photo session. Plus, even when you go to the same location more than one, it always seems to look different. I have been here, to Apps Mill (Brantford / Paris) many times for sessions, but each and every time it looks so unique and different. The families I photograph are so unique and different that I guess it’s just a reflection of that.

This family session was quite special (as they all are!)  These 6 cousins are so darn sweet, and not to mention adorable (in the coolest means of the word possible). Their moms are sisters. They each had a baby alternating years and they had them in the same gender order, as well (girls first, then boys). They’re like stepping stones in age (16 down to 12) and since they live just down the road from each other, they get to go to the same schools…it’s like growing up with 6 siblings total instead of just 3!! The moms wanted updated photos of their kids for a surprise for the grandparents anniversary. When they were just young, they had photos taken of all 6 of the kids, but haven’t had them taken since. They all got nice new clothes as a bribe to get photos done and here we are – over 10 years later they are getting their group photo taken again!!  Here are a few of my favourites:

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We recreated the same photo pose from their photo taken 10 years ago. We tried to replicate it as best as possible…there were a lot of giggles this time around. I’m guessing when Eric was 2 and sitting on his cousin, it wasn’t as funny and strange for him as it was this time around lol. I think it’s so fun to be able to compare them then to now in this recreation!

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If you or someone you know are looking to update your own family photos and would like to book a session, please contact Kelly Temple Photography via email at kellytemplephotography@live.ca or by phone at 519-717-7002. You can also fill out the contact form above. We offer on-location outdoor family photography sessions around Paris, Ontario. We are able to travel, as well, to a location of your preference. Fall family sessions are booking now at an apple orchard. We also specialize in newborn, children and maternity sessions and cater to the area surrounding Brant County / Paris including Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville. Sessions for newborns, maternity and children are available in studio. Please contact us for current specials and a full PDF price list and information guide with session and print / package information. We also offer gift certificates!

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Cake Smash Photos!! { Kitchener Cake Smash Photography }

“If they cannot have bread, let them eat cake…” I’m not sure if this is what the mis-quoted Marie Antoinette had in mind when she announced that we (or the Revolutionary French, for that matter) should eat cake, but I think it’s a pretty spectacular way to celebrate a little one’s first birthday! Cake smash photography has become quite popular; such a fun way to capture babies who are turning one. We always have pre-smash photos taken before, capturing lovely “clean” photos, then get them all set to cake smash – and I get to capture all of their funny facial expressions and the wonderful mess they manage to make while tearing up the cake!

This little sweet heart is so adorable – she has such pretty eyes and she was so happy to see her cake she started clapping her hands and waving her arms. Adorable!  Here are a few of our favourites from Miss Kyla’s cake smash photography session to celebrate her very first birthday!!

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Cake smash photography _ birthday photography Kitchener, ON

We had to capture one of her and mama together 🙂

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Cake smash photography _ birthday photography Kitchener, ON

Cake smash photography _ birthday photography Kitchener, ONYAY Cake!!!

Cake smash photography _ birthday photography Kitchener, ON

Cake smash photography _ birthday photography Kitchener, ON

Cake smash photography _ birthday photography Kitchener, ON

 

Cake smash photography _ birthday photography Kitchener, ON

Cake squished from her fingers to her toes….that means it was well enjoyed!!

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They always seem to run away at the end lol. All the adults scream NOOOOOOOOOO 😉

If your child is turning one and you are interested in a cake smash session to celebrate their first birthday, please contact Kelly Temple Photography for more information on sessions. Our studio is located in Paris, Ontario – close to Brantford, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Burlington, Guelph, and Hamilton. Please ask about our cake smash session package, which includes the session itself, a custom designed and professionally baked birthday cake for smashing and a 20×20 collage of your favourite images! Plus, receive a discount on any other items purchased. Celebrate your child’s first birthday with a cake smash photography session at Kelly Temple Photography! We also sell gift certificates – they make wonderful shower or birthday gifts!!

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Kelly - Hi!! Thank you for your message. I will send you an email right now about session options.

Gretta - Hello, I was wondering if you could give me some prices on a cake smash photo shoot for my-soon-to-be one year old daughter 🙂

Kelly - Hi! I am sending you an email right now 🙂
Thank you so much!!

jalpa - Hi, how much do you charge for cake smash photography? Thank you

Andrea L. - She is adorable! What a doll 🙂

Heather shepherd - You do fantastic work and are very talented Kelly! I always love seeing the pics you post.

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The many faces of…. { Hamilton Family Photographer }

Being a family photographer is definitely a fun and interesting job. I have the amazing opportunity to meet wonderful families and to capture their photos. My goal is to capture natural looking images that you will have to look back on for years and years and to say, “yup, this is exactly how I remember us at this time”.  I definitely take posed photos, but I also love capturing the natural glances, the fun interaction and all of the love a family has to offer. I try to keep family photos natural (while still making you look your best!!) and I always try to get some candid photos that really shows what your interactions as a family are like. And, since no two families are the same, no two family photo sessions for me are the same. That is part of why I love this job!

The family I have had the pleasure of meeting and photographing before…well I photographed the smaller 50% of them before but they joined me again for a full family session. Last year we had a tough time trying to get Mr. E to smile for me and that did not change this time around. I love the challenge but also just go with the flow. If a child does not want to smile at me, I take the opportunity to capture some more serious glances. These are so beautiful as well. This session definitely show the many faces of children and a family. We captured sad faces, serious faces and many many happy faces as well. We captured tummy tickle faces and big hug embraces. We even captured a revolutionary grin 😉  This session was a pleasure to photograph and I hope this family loves this documentation of the many faces of themselves!

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Scrunchy smile face….one of my personal favourites!

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These serious faces do melt my heart…a lot!

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As a child and family photographer, I do A LOT to get smiles at times…in fact, I have very little shame when it comes to singing, telling horrible jokes, making crazy noises, etc., to get people to smile. I was pulling out all of the stops for this little guy and he just looked at me with those big sad eyes and those amazing cheeks and snuggled in with his mama. However, this is one of my favourites from the day!

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Kissy face smiles…also a favourite of mine haha

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I love moments just like this. Being a family photographer doesn’t get much better…

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Since Mr. E was giving me this look, dad thought he’d do his best impersonating face! It’s pretty spot on 🙂

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…with some tickles from dad and some tickles from my “tickle monster duster” we did get some great smiles from Mr. E after all….oh, and possibly some candy was involved!

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Big brother was full of wonderful smiles and expressions throughout this entire family photo session!

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Mr. E found my duster and turned on me with it…I love this grin here as he’s coming after me for a tickle… I told mom I would name this photo “When Children Revolt”.

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I always think it’s amazing when I ask mom & dad when the last time they had a professional photo taken together and the answer is often, “at our wedding”. I always like to capture one of the parents together. I wish I had more photos of my parents together…it seems, looking back, one was always taking them (my mom) and so there were never any of my parents together. I wish I had more so I make it my mission to capture one at each family session.

 

If you are interested in having family photos taken, please contact Kelly Temple Photography. We specialize in newborn, child, family, maternity and couple photography. Our studio is located in Paris, Ontario and  location sessions can be held on location in surrounding areas, including Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Woodstock, London, Guelph, Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Oakville and the GTA. Please visit our website at www.kellytemplegalleries.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kellytemplephoto or, contact us via phone 519-717-7002 or email at kellytemplephotography@live.ca for more information about sessions and prints, products and digital file packages. Fall family sessions are booking now.

 

Anita McCrady - Beautiful pictures!!!

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