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BUBBLES – Ottawa Toddler Photographer

This past weekend my lil man turned 17 months! In wanting to keep a better record of all those funny little things he says and does, here’s a list of his current favourites.

– BUBBLES! it’s definitely his clearest word
– Guncle and his loud scream noise
– colouring
– cheese (“yeesh”)
– bubbles (yes, he loves them this much)
– bathtime
– kissing me to “wake me up”, my lil prince charming
– “recycling” or making-a-mess-with-the-recycling
– talking – bubbles, mama, cheese, nana, car, walk, book, please, star, guncle, tonka, up, keys and poop

Summer is finally here, so keep checking back to see some fun stuff!

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Beauty in Chaos – Ottawa Photographer

This post is something very different from a family or newborn session, but something I absolutely LOVED doing! You may recognize the model from some of my previous work. He is not only my very FIRST model, but a very dear friend of mine, and when we talked about this shoot I knew it would be something big. Daniel has been going through some pretty big life stuff, he’s now 8 months sober (and going strong), and has been writing his blog to help everyone believe in true love again.

The concept for this shoot was intense. There was a good side and evil side, words written on skin that once defined who he was, tears, laughter, truth, vulnerability, anger and peace… As the shoot progressed it took on a life of it’s own. While each part allowed him become a character, it was also a version of who he once was or still is. As the words were being written on his skin, you could tangibly feel it in the room. There may have been 5 of us in room, each taking turns writing words, but it was silent, almost heavy. We all have those voices in our heads that say things to you about all your inadequacies, sometimes it’s shouting so loud, and sometimes it’s giving you a little reminder that you’re not worth it. We’ve all been called names or called ourselves names that aren’t who or what we are, but told enough, we start to believe them. I think we all learned a little something about ourselves during the process of the shoot, and I know we all hope that YOU can learn something about yourselves when looking at what was created.

Please head over to Daniel Desforges’ Blog and read how he felt about the session, and the heart that created the concept.

Don Lachance - April 21, 2012 - 10:49 am

Awesome work, love the raw truth and light it provides to a mostly dark secretive world. Shame is nothing more than a mindset! Congrats to all involved in the shoot. I’d like to meet the subject.


Lena - April 21, 2012 - 11:32 am

Not sure if you remember me from high school… I just wanted to say your work is AMAZING! Seriously fantastic!


Lisa - April 21, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Amazing Amanda great work I really feel it!

Rebecca - April 21, 2012 - 6:53 pm

These are absolutely fantastic. I love the progression of the shoot and the raw emotion.

And Daniel – go you! You’re amazing.

Megan - April 23, 2012 - 11:42 pm

I have known Daniel for quite sometime and its nice to finally see the real Daniel emerge from his shell. This photographs are truly beautiful and you couldn’t have chosen a more perfect subject. I read his posts when I can, and they let me see a little more of myself when I read them. These photgraphs have done the same. Thank you for doing this and allowing him to show off his hard work and dedication to himself, something that he has been missing for a long time.

Tisha - April 24, 2012 - 10:54 am

i am in absolute love with this whole session…..thank you for sharing!!

[…] so happy to have her back… even if it’s just for a season! My friend and first model, Daniel, is a very close friend to Catherine and was generous in gifting her this session. When I found out […]

Sweet Baby Emily – Ottawa Newborn Photographer

Is there anything better in the world than the smell of a newborn?? This is the second time I’ve had the opportunity to shoot this family, and I can’t believe how big Alex has gotten already! Alex was only 4 months old the first time we met, and now he’s 3, and a big brother! Little sister Emily was only 11 days old and such a sweet heart! She didn’t want to miss out on the party for the majority of the shoot, but she couldn’t resist sleep in the end! Thank you for welcoming me into your home to capture some of the beginning of what will be a great life! Enjoy your sneak peek!!

Of course I couldn’t leave without taking some pictures of big brother Alex too!! This little guy is soooo in love with trains! Just the cutest thing ever!! It melted my heart when he sang the whole Thomas The Train theme song! Swoon! hehehe

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Marnie - March 20, 2012 - 7:59 pm

Awesome shots of a beautiful little girl and her family. I love the feel of the hat box pic!!

My Lil GQ! – Ottawa Baby Photographer

Alright alright… I couldn’t resist! My lil man turned 15 months yesterday, and I decided to capture some images of him in what has to be the CUTEST lil outfit(Thank you Guncle Dan!!)! I can’t believe how fast he’s growing up! My lil baby is long gone, and is now the best toddler!! Things seem to change soo fast with kids, and I don’t want to forget a THING, so I hope to keep this little journal of his favourites along the way.

His favourites right now:
– making animal sounds (I love his tiger and pig!)
– showing off his muslces
– telling me he’s ONE
– blueberries
– anything with stars
– The Wiggles
– books!
– his cookie monster hoodie
– dropping it like it’s hottt! (this one cracks me up!)
– and running… lots and lots of running! haha!

And without further adieu… my lil GQ model!

(Hat/Sweater – H&M | Skinny Jeans – BabyGap | Undershirt – Walmart)


The Force Is Strong! – Ottawa Baby Photographer

What a fun session this was!! I can hardly believe my nephew is now ONE!! It’s been a great year watching him grow! He’s now walking all over the place, and I think we’ve discovered his new favourite food, CAKE!! hahah! He may have been a bit tentative to begin with, but with that first taste of Nana’s icing, he was alll over it! I love watching their reactions to it! Can you tell Dad is a Star Wars fan? hehe! Enjoy your sneak peek!

Ottawa Baby Photographer

He came looking all spiffy, so I couldn’t resist taking a few “clean” faced shots as well! He has the most perfect blue eyes! If you’re thinking of ways to celebrate your little one’s first birthday, this has to be the most fun! Hit contact and we’ll book you a session! Happy First Birthday Kyle!!

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