Making it Pretty – Free Blog Photography Workshop

Its that time of year again!  Back in the spring I decided to offer a free blog photography workshop hosted online through the forum.  Since I received many emails asking when I would host another workshop and since I’ve learned a few new tricks I decided to host another one this coming December.

The material covered will be the same as in the spring with an additional 2 topics:

– Iphoneography for Instagram

– Prettying your photos online

Same as last time I will be posting that day’s material online in the morning, let you read through it and at a designated time I will be online for one hour to answer questions.  Last time I kept the numbers pretty low to give me more opportunity to answer questions in length and I will do the same thing now.  Here are the details:

When:    December 1-2

Where:  Online – private sub-forum {by password only}

Who:      Anyone who wants to join.

Cost:      Free

If you are interested in this please send me an email to

Hope to meet some of you lovely friends soon!

Favorite Things {Family Photos}

Amazing and talented photographer, Jennifer Sutherland of JLS Photography shared this beautiful family photo session with me, and I just couldn’t wait to share it with you all!! 

Jennifer asked the family to bring with them all their favorite things out to the session so they could capture all that they will remember most about their precious daughter being one.  I feel like this is such a wonderful idea!!!!  One I might have to steal for my own baby J’s 1st birthday! 

I love this series so so much!!  Especially the “airplane” photograph!  Who hasn’t done that with their own babies?!

{photography by JLS Photography}

Baby bug

{photography by Melissa Gidney Photography}

Its been a while since I posted any photography inspiration ideas.  So I’m super excited to show you these lovely photos by Melissa Gidney, of Melissa Gidney Photography!

The nursery and little pretty details are just so sweet.  I am definitely thinking we need to have a family shoot with baby J once we modify the nursery into a big-boy room!

Baby Couture Photoshoot

{Photography by Hong Photography}

I love todays beautiful baby photography feature from Ellen Ho from Hong Photography Studio.  Every time I see one of Ellen’s shoots I fall head over heels in love, and this baby couture shoot is no different!  It is simply exquisite and I cannot say anything else!  The words that come to mind when I see these is:  beautiful, LOVE, romance, tranquility!  As much as I love photos taken in their natural environment, there is just something lovely and oh-so-precious about having a shoot in a natural light studio, such as Ellen’s French Couture Loft.

Ellen writes  “Last year I had the pleasure of photographing our talented makeup artist (and my good friend!) Ai Nagasawa’s baby session at our French Couture Loft.  It’s been amazing to see Ai to go from getting married, being pregnant, and up to this day of having such an adorable baby girl Miki!”

{Photography by Hong Photography}

Baby Lukas {newborn photography}

I am so excited for another incredibly beautiful newborn photo shoot from Melissa Gidney Photography.  She captured little precious baby Lukas and his loving momma oh-so-beautifully.  I just love the sleepy stare of a newborn!

As a little bonus, Melissa also captured baby-L’s perfect nursery and oh-so-cute little baby shoes!  {secretly I am slightly obsessed with baby shoes and baby feet.}

Thank you Melissa for sharing your beautiful work with us once again!

{Photography by Melissa Gidney Photography  / original blog post here}

Baby Couture

My bestie Jasmine first introduced me to Ellen Ho of Hong Photography, Vancouver, a few months ago when she shared with me her beautiful Life-stylephotos.  You can imagine how thrilled I was when Ellen agreed to submit some of her incredible Baby Couture photo sessions with me, so I can in turn share them with all of you!  I love nothing more than pink and white and everything-girly, and Ellen’s Haute Baby photo session with beautiful baby Chloe and her lovely mamma is exquisite!  These photos are so incredibly romantic and lovely, I can’t help but feel as though I’m glimpsing back in time at a Parisian fairy-tale.

{Photography by Ellen Ho of Hong Photography}

Ellen writes:  “What’s special about our Baby Couture Session is that it’s taken in our French Couture Loft. The fresh, chic, and luxurious style makes our session unique and stylish. I love taking baby photos because I love interacting with babies. They are so pure and innocent. I love the connection between the mom/dad and baby. The genuine and unconditional love makes my heart warm!”