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I want a new blog…

She's So Sandi...

Gananoque gardens_0067_edited-2For just over a year now,  I’ve been blogging my photography at (warning- here comes a shameless moment of self-promotion)   https://anotherperspectivephotography.wordpress.com/  and I’ve come to love wordpress.  One of my friends recently said “you say so many strange and interesting things,  you should start a blog”.  (she may not have said interesting…).  I replied  “Well, I have a blog- BUT- it’s about my photography business, and is definitely not the place to show my inner crazy”.  So- here, this page will be the blog where I can let my hair down, talk about the things that amuse/interest/annoy/tickle/entertain me…

I cannot promise to write on a regular basis- routine tends to make me itchy- so I will write when inspiration strikes.  As someone who is rarely at a loss for words, I expect that will be often.  A highschool friend wrote in my yearbook over 20 years ago “To…

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Love and Laughter

I had a photosession last weekend with this gorgeous and hilarious two-year-old.
I just love everything about her…her attitude, her eyes, her curly hair, her smile…and her laughter is crazy contagious!
I love so many styles of photography, but I have to say that I really enjoy images like this- planned, but spontaneous- letting the child take the lead and capturing those natural expressions and fun moments.

Gananoque children's Photographer

Gananoque Childrens Photographer

Gananoque Children's Photographer

Gananoque Children's Photographer

Gananoque Baby Photographer

Gananoque Baby Photographer

I think her mom is quite lovely too…
Gananoque Family Photographer

Gananoque Family Photographer

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A little bit of pink…..

It seems like it’s been a long time since I’ve had a newborn girl in studio – there has been a boy baby boom among my clients and friends. I was so happy to get out some of my pink accessories, and enjoy some baby girl love! Ellie-Ann was an absolute dream- she slept and snuggled through the entire session just like a pro!

This set was crocheted by Buttontown Boutique out of Kingston Ontario

This set was crocheted by Buttontown Boutique out of Kingston Ontario

This is another hair accessory from Hair Jewels out of Carlton Place Ontario.

This is another hair accessory from Hair Jewels out of Carlton Place Ontario.

This hair accessory is from Hair Jewels out of Carlton Place Ontario.  I dyed the fabric for the wrap.

This hair accessory is from Hair Jewels out of Carlton Place Ontario. I dyed the fabric for the wrap.

I crocheted the matching blanket and headband set.  The flower was just a find at an accessory store in the mall.

I crocheted the matching blanket and headband set. The flower was just a find at an accessory store in the mall.

some call it gas, I call it a smile...

some call it gas, I call it a smile…

Vendors I used for accessories these images:
Buttontown Boutique https://www.facebook.com/ButtontownBoutique?fref=ts
Hair Jewels https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-Jewels/142317872551360?fref=ts

My website:
www.AnotherPerspectivePhotography.com

Amanda & Robin

Amanda & Robin

I love this photo for so many reasons- he is so focused on his love, she is looking out dreamily….
I just can’t decide if I like this image more in colour or Black & White. Which do you prefer and Why?

Just begging for a Caption….

Just begging for a Caption....

This little scrunchy face is too cute… and she needs a caption…what do you think? Post your ideas in the comments below!

Sweet baby Girl

Sweet baby Girl

It’s been a while since I had a newborn baby girl in studio- But this adorable sweetheart sure made up for it in pure baby love today! I crocheted this bunting bag and hat set myself with some really funky yarn from Knit Traders of Kingston.

New Daddies and Babies always Melt my Heart

tender kisses will make him strong

tender kisses will make him strong

daddy, stop LAUGHING...it isn't funny... you CAN'T show my nudie photos to my girlfriend someday...

 

Oh beautiful summer sun… on a darling girl.

Oh beautiful summer sun... Please come back soon!

There is SNOW on the ground at my house today- Nature’s April fool. I am warming myself with images of a beautiful girl on a sunny afternoon.

Looking Back- becoming a Baby Photographer

It’s easy for me to look back on past work and be very critical of myself.  In terms of knowing how to use my lights, pose a baby to look natural-but-really-we-know-it-wasn’t-natural, fix those little skin imperfections, polish the entire image, I have worked hard to improve those skills.   I have several photos from the beginning of my official photography career that I wish I could “do-over”,  Where the baby looks awkward because of my posing, Where the lighting is too bright or too dim…. BUT- then today I came across a few images from BEFORE I actually decided to start a photography business, when it was just me and my camera and a close friend or a cousin’s baby girl in front of a window; BEFORE I put pressure on myself to meet a certain standard; BEFORE I was trying to get specific poses; BEFORE I was comparing myself to other photographers; in short, BEFORE I was overthinking this whole thing, and I was simply taking photographs for the pure enjoyment of it all.

Don’t get me wrong.  I still enjoy it.  I still REALLY enjoy photography, baby photography in particular, but I look back at these images and realize that maybe I don’t need to be so self critical, maybe I just need to relax and enjoy the process.  I don’t know if it’s obvious to the viewer, but there is something simple, spontaneous, uncomplicated and natural about these photos.  My “middle” body of work lacks this simplicity- and now with more experience I am trying to step back to that simplicity- although with a bit more technical experience and skill to ensure that I get the images consistently.

baby photography 3

baby photography 4

newborn photography 3

 

newborn photographer

I could fuss about slightly imperfect skin (which is actually a much discussed topic among photogs I follow recently… if  a newborn isn’t perfect enough, then who is???) I could fuss that the lighting could be better, but REALLY, I just want to enjoy babies SIMPLY.  NATURALLY.  PEACEFULLY.  Keeping that simplicity in mind, here is one of my favourite recent images:

Gananoque Newborn Photographer

sleepy and perfect

Woman in the Cuban Countryside

This woman approached me while we were walking through a village and pointed to my hat, which had a Canadian flag. She gave me a hug and started speaking quickly in Spanish. Since I speak only a few words of Spanish, and she spoke only a few words of English, I smiled and said “no hablo Espanol” she smiled and said “you try? I try”. We had an unusual but friendly conversation- I think it was about my children and her grandchildren, and that she loves Canada and I love Cuba… and finally I said she was beautiful and asked to take her picture. A few hugs and kisses later, and I was left with an image that will always remind me of the beauty, strength and open hearts of the people I met in Cuba.
Woman in Cuba

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