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Parent’s Day – Ottawa Baby Photographer

It was parent’s day today at monkey’s gymnastic class, so I thought I’d bring my camera with me to capture some of the fun he has! He absolutely LOVES it there! I mean, who wouldn’t?? Check out that last picture on the left, (no children were harmed!) he asks for it over and over again! haha! Enjoy a glimpse into one of monkey’s activities!!

   

Pure Beauty – Ottawa Portrait Photographer

This past weekend I was fortunate to photograph a new friend. She’s in town from London and was given a photoshoot as a gift! (Awesome gift idea, no?) So, I wanted to do something a little different, a little more stylized than a normal portrait session. We set off into the wilderness, and found our way to McKenzie King Estates in Gatineau, QC! It was a beautiful day out, only -1c, and she was SUCH a trooper! -1c is nice in a jacket and boots, but here she was in a dress! “Anything for art” is what she told me, and I couldn’t agree more! By the end of the day, our feet were soaking wet, and I had been lying belly down in the snow! hahah! SO worth it! I hope you can see how truly beautiful you are! I also want to send a big THANK YOU out to my friend/gusband/personal assistant/stylist/driver, Daniel! He wrote a great blog about his perspective of the day, head here to check it out! Enjoy your sneak peek!

As usual, don’t forget to head over to Facebook to see some exclusive extras from this session!

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A couple shots of Dan hard at work! hehe

   
Jen - February 21, 2012 - 8:16 am

These are fantastic!! I especially love the snowflake ones!

Rachel - February 21, 2012 - 10:35 am

I especially like the snow flake images. Beautiful!

Helga Himer Firla - February 21, 2012 - 11:03 am

She is a beauty and a very brave lady! Great captures Amanda!

Holly - February 21, 2012 - 2:58 pm

such a beautiful session! that red…… hello! soooooo gorgeous!

Roxanna - February 21, 2012 - 4:06 pm

I love how you play with the lighting in her eyes! What a beautiful session!

Diane - February 21, 2012 - 4:39 pm

I love the ones with the falling snow! And your blog design is GORGEOUS!!

JOdie Lemke - February 21, 2012 - 6:13 pm

FUN! I love these!!! Angle wings are a fav!! ;)

Maureen - February 22, 2012 - 3:41 pm

What a great post. Love your use of colour. The snowflake detail is awesome!

Caroline - February 23, 2012 - 7:40 am

Alisha, you look stunning . The whole shoot looks fab. Amazing work x

Reanna - February 23, 2012 - 12:01 pm

oooooh! This lady is GORGEOUS! love the outdoor session!

Classic Ottawa – Ottawa Family Photographer

This past Wednesday, it was my birthday! Not only was it my birthday, it was my 30th! (YIKES!) I thought about what I wanted to do, 30 is a big one! The weather was absolutely PERFECT, so we decided to head down to the canal! It’s been years since I’ve been, and I wanted to take lil man for his first visit! And obviously, if you’re on the canal, you get a beavertail! heheh! YUM!! It was a perfect day filled with smiles and laughter! I think 30 is going to be a great year! THANK YOU to all of you who made it what it was! <3

   
Jennifer Blake - February 21, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Ah I love Beavertails! I miss them so much since I moved to Saskatchewan! Love these shots, it looks like you were having so much fun :)

Kendra - February 21, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Ohmygoodness this shoot is absolutely adorable!! What a great idea!

Lee-Ann - February 21, 2012 - 4:10 pm

oh you taunt me with those Beaver Tail images… :( Haven’t had one of those in years! Great images, and a wonderful documentation of the day!

Susan - February 21, 2012 - 9:03 pm

Oh, these are so beautiful and fun! Love the photojournalism!

Susan - February 21, 2012 - 9:03 pm

Love these! So fun!! Awesome photojournalism!

Tamara - February 22, 2012 - 4:27 pm

I love the idea of telling a story through the pictures. The images really made me smile. And that Beavertail made me drool. :)

Happy Heart Day! – Ottawa Baby Photographer

It’s that time of year again, Valentine’s Day has arrived! Throughout my life, Valentine’s Day hasn’t held too much, it’s been more of a celebration for the day before my birthday! haha! This year, I thought I’d have a little fun with the holiday! Here’s a sneak of my lil monkey having fun… until he wasn’t. hahah! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Make sure not just today, but every day, you tell those around you that you love them!

   
Helga Himer Firla - February 21, 2012 - 11:13 am

What a cutie!

Christine - February 21, 2012 - 8:32 pm

So adorable!

Michelle Hansen - February 22, 2012 - 11:24 am

This is precious!! I love his little shirt and those curls!! He is a heartbreaker!

Cake Smash Fun – Ottawa Baby Photographer

Can you believe it?? My lil man, is 1!!!?! Oi that went fast! Looking back over this past year, it’s hard to believe how much has changed. He’s grown into the sweetest little toddler! He knows just when you need a hug or a kiss, his “thank you” is “bap!”, and he runs non stop! He is FINALLY sleeping through the night (can I get an amen?!)! I can’t even begin to imagine what my life would have been like if he hadn’t come along. All the early mornings, and late nights, those first smiles, and giggles. His first time crawling, or those first steps. The first “Mama”, or even when he says it now, it just melts my heart! He has brought such a joy to everyone around him and I can’t wait to see just who he’ll continue growing into. Now, how else would I celebrate his birthday than with a cake smash session?! Worth every little bit of the mess it made!! Cheers to a great year, and to many many many more!! Maybe I’ll have to make this a tradition! hehe! If you’re looking to celebrate your lil one’s birthday with a fun cake smash session, email me at info@amandahaydenphotography.com to book an appointment! The look on their face will be priceless!

   
Mama - January 27, 2012 - 9:58 pm

I LOVE IT !!!!!

Katie - February 21, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Oh my!! That is the messiest cake smash I’ve ever seen! So Awesome, lol!!

Alicia Thurston - February 21, 2012 - 9:25 pm

This kid went to town, great photos!