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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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Melissa and Rick {married}

We have had a wonderful August long weekend. Melissa and Rick’s back yard nuptials in Sundridge, Ontario were great (and our first of two weekend weddings)! Although we live here in Sundridge, this was our first summer wedding in our home town. It was wonderful and so welcoming. Of course we knew most of the guests and felt very at home in the Ayotte’s beautiful back yard. It was a perfect setting, flowers in bloom, apples trees drooping with fruit, wonderfully shaded, it was a little oasis in the suburbs of Sundridge. After the ceremony we headed straight for the street. Melissa and Rick met over football so we thought it fitting to play a little round.

Here I just a quick little taste of images. I plan to spend most of the day editing and posting, stay tuned. Cheers to Melissa and Rick and to a perfect day!

Much love.

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Have I told you I’m lucky? I’ve been pretty clear with the Universe about what I’m looking for, who I am, and the kind of work I want to produce. She’s delivered. I really love my job, like a lot. All of the lovers we’ve captured over the past year (and the one’s we’ll capture next year) have been perfect. If you’re one of them, I want to say “I love you! I’ve loved working with you, meeting you. I appreciate that you’re playful and kind and very cool, that each of your loves is unique, and that you’re willing to take risks…and giggle through the whole process.”

I feel like I’ve spent the last 48 hours rooting myself for a few upcoming Muskoka weddings (Alex & Nathan, Jon & Charlotte, Lindsey & Jamie, Melissa & Rick-marrying on Saturday, and Pam & Ken-on Sunday). This post in particular I’d like to share with you images of  Lindsey and Jamie who are to be married on August 22, on the beach. They are pretty much awesome. We shot for 4 hours and I was the only one yawning come 2pm (P.S. not out of boredom, oh no…these two have serious stamina!!!). We did it everywhere, so to speak. First the ponies, then the barn, then the field (the first field), then the forest (the first forest), then the gravel pit and the KOMATSU, then another field, then forest at their house, then to train tracks. On top of that they changed for every location.

Just one last thing, the eve prior we spent some time together about to shoot, drinking champagne, dreaming about the wedding, and planning the actual shooting day. It was lovely. Thanks J and L. Here is just a taste of their images, I could keep going…if you’re looking for more take a peek at the slideshow on smugmug.

All of our couples have made my summer! I’m feeling freshly inspired. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Luke {hot portraits}

This is Luke, he is my hottest friend EVER! He’s a personal trainer among other things. We spent an evening on the tracks and on Lake Bernard, shooting for his portfolio. I enjoy Luke so much it was nice to have some time to hang out and chat. Portrait sessions with friends are so enjoyable, there is this well established level of comfort. They know me, the kind of work I produce and already trust what I can do for them. On the flip side, because we’re able to spend so much time dreaming about the images before we shoot I know what they’re looking for. Working with close friends is such a joy. Also, we get to hang out, undistracted, just the two of us. Without further delay here is my boy Luke. Love him.

I should just add that Luke appears to be quite serious and a little angry. The truth is he has the most gentle soul. Between shots we were laughing and swatting mosquitoes.

Here is a link to a slideshow of his images, katehood.smugmug.com slideshow

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{Casey and Bridget, Birthday Ballerinas}

What a ball this was! Two beautiful birthday ballerinas, some two-twos, four leg warmers, plus the excitement of turning 20…so fun. Patti, the momma arranged this Birthday Photo Session for her twins. They were all super enthusiastic and apparently spent the evening before making new two-twos (which were fabulous, by the way). It was a bit of a bitter sweet day…if you’ve ever enjoyed Ontario’s cottage country around this time of year you’ll know black flies are vicious in May. Well, yesterday was cold, very cold and a little windy. This meant that we could dance and shoot with no buggies for hours, problem was dancing and shooting requires being half naked, which also means my beautiful birthday ballerinas were a little chilly. All in all they held up very well. The trilliums were out, the twins were psyched, and the new Mark II rocked it (p.s. I bought my dream camera last Wednesday between photo shoots in North Bay). Here are some shots of the afternoon. As usual to view more visit my FB fan page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sundridge-ON/Kate-Hood-Inc/29010349933.

Birthday Photography and Ballerinas

Cassey's Birthday PhotographyCasey, Dancing? khi photography

On Point with Bridget, khi photography

On Point with Bridget, khi photography

Bridget and Mary S. at the Rock, khi photography

Bridget and Mary S. at the Rock, khi photography

Jewellery Box Sister, khi photography

Jewellery Box Sister, khi photography

Bridget Just Posing, khi photography

Bridget Just Posing, khi photography

Another of Sister B, khi photography

Another of Sister B, khi photography

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