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Sigh*…to capture dear Rowan was a breeze! A very exciting, funny, and silly breeze. Ms. Rowan may be one of the easiest children to photograph ever…like in the history of children’s photography. And this not to say I don’t have a wonderful time with all the kids I get to play with. It simply means I have never worked with a child so involved in the photographic process. Rowan and I had met before, if only briefly (I don’t think she would have remembered), she greeted me on her Sundridge stoop, with puppy and mommy in tow. She had a basket of goodies; a two two, balls, scarves, wands, dresses…and the list goes on (Lori, Rowan’s momma makes the most incredibly unique children’s toys, check out her great stuff on Etsy, http://beneaththerowantree.etsy.com . It was if we were old friends, she didn’t skip a beat.

We only shot for about 2 hours, but within those 120 minutes she didn’t stop smiling…at the camera. Every frame was a new and uber fabulous pose. And when it was all said done she pouted. Rowan could NOT understand why this photographic fun was over, why I couldn’t stay and play all night?!

I LOVE working with children. Children’s photography is so much fun. Whether kiddies are shy and quiet or boisterous and outgoing, every one I capture comes with a new perspective. Cheers to a great summer of weddings, families, and babies!

To enjoy Rowan’s session in it’s entirety click here, http://katehood.smugmug.com/Family/Under-the-Rowan-Tree.

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Trish H. found me online…all the way from Texas (love the internet). She commissioned me for a family photo shoot at the cottage in North Bay. Originally from Canada, her brother and parents still live in the GTA. One sunny afternoon I took a drive North to the family cottage. With 2 families to photograph and a rainy looking sky we needed get moving! Luckily the sun came out (which has been typical lately). I spent some time with Trish’s little ones (not actually so little). They were hilarious, playing the whole time. Poor Jack…the sun was always to bright for him. And the girls were too cute. What fun these three are to play with.

I feel quite blessed to work with clients who seem to be a perfect fit. Happy to play and chat and joke around…and even pose a little. Family photography on the lake with silly kids is my kind of work day. I had a great afternoon Trish! Thanks. Here are just few quick shots. Edits are almost done. Can’t wait to share it with the WHOLE fam.

What great day with the Pratts! We’ve been trying to get this photo shoot done for ages. With a such rainy summer it’s no wonder we had to postpone. But in the end it was well worth the wait. The weather was incredible, the kids we awesome…we walked and walked, chatted along the way and then finally ventured to Ragged Falls on the Edge of Algonquin Park. It was an afternoon well spent. Thanks Pratts! FYI, You may recognize the Pratts from the Huntsville area, Daddio Pratt also known as Mr. Pratt is THE electrician, http://www.ronprattelectric.com/. Serving Muskoka, Parry Sound, and Haliburton for over 12 years. Call him.

Enjoy the picts!

P.S. If you haven’t yet been to ragged falls…GO. It’s a little bit magical. Take lunch, a bathing suit, and some great company…oh and don’t forget your camera.

I have known Amy since…forever, our cottages were next door to one another growing up. We share some pretty fun childhood memories. Luckily we live in close proximity to each other as adults, so I’ve been able to enjoy watching her babies grow up…and these are a pair of cuties! When she asked me to photograph her family as a father’s day gift for her husband I knew we’d have too much fun! These two are hilarious…boisterous and dramatic! We played eye spy, were serenaded Caleb and his acoustic guitar, rolled in the grass, and even played with the new puppy. Totally magical. A very special session for me. Enjoy!

To view their full album visit, http://katehood.smugmug.com/Family/booth-family-portraits.

To book your own fall or winter family session visit my site, http://www.katehoodinc.com.

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{Take some time this year to capture your perfect day}

Remember the the warmth of the setting sun, the thrill of the season’s first dip in the lake, or the joy of kids at the beach? This year capture the magic of summer with a private photo shoot at the cottage.

Package includes planning, 1-2hr on location shoot, DVD of edited images (between 30-50), private online gallery for sharing with friends and family, and 1-8×10  enlargement

For $275 plus GST

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