Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Customer Review

 Infinity Photography Fun! 

On the day of love, we went into a different direction. We had more of a day of family love and fun. We started the day off with a wonderful photo session by a great new photographer. Infinity Photography is a new company founded by Marina Aleinikov, who is the lovely photographer.

Infinity photography specializes in weddings, couples and children's (family) photography. The photographer has a very positive view of life and the wonderful place of photographs within our lives. She is a hard worker. Her photographs come out beautifully and she has many ideas for poses and styles for pictures.

The photographer came to do Alek's 6 month photo's (and family photos) on Valentines day, a few days short of Alek`s 6 month birthday. In the afternoon we dressed our young man in a cloth diaper and a lovely baby blue corduroy one piece outfit and waited for the photographer. She arrived on time and ready to work. The atmosphere was very lighthearted and fun and time seemed to fly. We did many different poses in many different areas of the house. At one point Alek got exhausted about a half hour past his nap time and fell asleep! The photographer was very understanding, thankfully!

The disc of photographs have not yet arrived and I am awaiting it anxiously even though less than a week has passed. The disc is set to arrive tomorrow. Yep that`s right, under a week after the photo session! Yes some are edited Yes I'm getting the raw images too! Awesome, huh?! This is efficient and quick work. Oh. that's not all. Eleven sneak peek photos have already been posted on Facebook and a few different ones on the company blog. I love them! The black and white family photo, Alek crawling and me and Alek playing are my favourites. I will definitely want more pictures captured by this photographer in the future!

This comes from the This Way to Motherhood blog ( If anyone wants parenting/motherhood advice and tips, this is definitely the place to go!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Three Tips for Having Amazing Family Pictures

In an effort to better educate future clients about what factors they can consider when preparing for their family picture time, I compiled the following list of suggestions. While these ideas seem simple, they are really effective tools that help capture captivating moments with your loved ones.

1. Act Natural. This is probably the most important factor that the clients can help the photographer with. By acting in your usual manner (doting over your child, playing with your child, hugging your family), you create a sense of tranquility that transfers beautifully and naturally onto pictures. By trying to force yourself to pose specifically for the camera for family pictures creates a sense of unnaturalness. Relax, pretend that the camera is not there, and just enjoy time with your family.

Tip: Always act as though you would if the camera wasn't there.

2. Know your Location. What this means is that you should be aware of where the pictures are being taken. If they are being taken inside your house, make sure that your picture-taking area is a large space (preferably the living room), with a large amount of natural light. Natural light is a big help to photographers because it illuminates the subjects and reduces shadows/darkness which in the end can make a picture look too dark.
Tip: Try to remove the curtains from the windows in the room in which the photoshoot is happening. This will help to let in natural light and thus enhance picture quality. 

3. Dress Appropriately.  Even though this is a family photoshoot most likely taking place in your own house, it's important to remember that you probably want the resulting pictures to be somewhat different than the ones that you take on your own. That means it's a good idea to be dressed semi-formally for the shoot, as there are some colours that work better than others.
Tip: It's best to wear monotone clothing, black and white being the best possible selections. Try to avoid wearing clothing with prints, as these don't look professional.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Baby Alec and Family Photoshoot

Here are a few pics from a family photoshoot that I had the pleasure of photographing recently.

The whole family cozy and comfy on the bed:

Baby Alec showcasing his independence:

Play time!

One of my personal favourites:

All in all, this photoshoot was filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable moments of sharing precious moments with the people who matter the most in life. Thanks guys for allowing me to share in these beautiful memories with you! ;)