Archive for October, 2010

Serena & Rob – Maternity – MPH Photography – Toronto

Monday, October 25th, 2010

I had two sessions scheduled this past Saturday and my clients are sister in laws and one was for a maternity and one was for an engagement shoot, the weather was suppose to be good but it didn`t quite work out that way.

On the way up to Brampton, the clouds started to gather and although the weather called for perhaps some rain later on that evening it was suppose to be nice and partly cloudy up until then. That wasn`t the case unfortunately and we spent most of the session praying for the rain to stop and not begin again,lol.

It didn`t rain too much thankfully and in between we got some wonderful shots. Serena is so beautiful and her little belly is so cute, I could barely see it in some shots, and her hubby Rob just kept making her laugh, as he effortlessly carried the basket full of clothing that they brought to change in. Both were up for anything and Serena walked in her heels up and down rough terrain with no problems, I was totally impressed. They told us that they walk their dogs in this park and can walk from home which can take 3 hrs, I don`t think I`ve ever walked for 3 hours anywhere,lol.

Despite the rain we had a fun session and it was a lovely location, fall is a great time of year to do a shoot and I could have stayed there all day if the weather was a bit better. Meaghan`s session was postponed and I`m glad we didn`t even try because it started to pour right after our session was over with Serena and Rob.

Can`t thank you guys enough, it was wonderful meeting you and I know that little guy is going to be one blessed little boy with parents like you, bet he`ll be a cutie too.

Enjoy your sneak peek Serena, and looking forward to our session soon Meaghan.


Mother & Daughter – MPH Photography – Toronto

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Word of mouth is the back bone to my business. I photograph someone and they tell a friend and then that friend tells a friend and so on and so on. So when Mireille contacted me to do a photoshoot for her and her daughter because her daughter had seen her friends pics that I shot, I was thrilled.

We met up on a beautiful day and had a very nice session at the guild and since it was their first time there, there was much to see. It’s a great place just to go and take walks, and my family and I does that every so often and I feel at home when I do a session there as I know it so well. I try to shoot in different locations as much as possible but sometimes its nice to go somewhere that you are very familiar with. I could do tons of sessions there and get different shots each time, its great.

Mireille and Keisha were so adorable, loving mother and her little girl (ok, not so little), it was so sweet to capture them together. I know as a mom I’m usually behind the camera taking the pics and not often in front, but its so important to get in front of the camera, wether you are shy or for whatever reason, its important that our kids look back and see us in pics too. Yet another reason to do a session like this.

During our session I learned that Mireille is a french teacher and not only that she teaches at my son’s school, she teaches the older grades so they haven’t had the pleasure of having her teach them but my oldest got so excited to see that I had photographed a teacher from his school. I can tell that Mireille loves to teach and I’m looking forward to having her teach my boys french.

Merci beaucoup Mireille, it was a joy to photograph you and your daughter and I hope you enjoy your sneak peek.

Amazing Grace – MPH Photography – Toronto

Monday, October 18th, 2010

I just love sessions like these, old friends and returning clients, add beautiful weather and beautiful location and not to mention a beautiful model too, what more could a photographer ask for?

I’ve known Grace for a few years now and have watched her grow into a beautiful young lady. She even attends my old high school St. Joseph’s College and lives just a block or so away from me.

We always have fun with Grace and her mom, you will usually find us laughing during our sessions and then you’ll find us crying too as once I see her mom Bonnie start then I start as well, it makes me so happy and I feel so blessed when a mom cries at a session cuz I know I’m capturing her little girl (or not so little girl) and freezing this moment for her forever. It’s a joy and an honour to do that for someone.

Grace brought along her converse shoes again(or rather new ones) and we had fun using them in a few shots. I always encourage clients to bring something that is personal as to reflect their personality in the images I take, it can be ballet shoes, an instrument, a football or a leather jacket or a book, it can be just about anything you want that will personalize your session.

What can I say about Grace, other than I know she’s a wonderful girl, and such a pretty girl who is so sweet, inside and out. I know she’s loved by many and as we watch her grow up our hearts fill with pride as she has touched so many lives and I doubt she even knows it.

You are amazing Grace, and I’m honoured that you came to me again to photograph you, I love watching you grow through my lens and I look forward to one day dancing at your wedding and then I’ll be bawling with your mom on the sidelines,lol. Thank you Bonnie for raising such a precious and wonderful girl, I know how proud you are of her and it was definitely a joy hanging out with you two and capturing your not so little girl on film again.

Enjoy your sneak peek! 🙂

Hubby’s shot, and let me just say that my man is not only the best daddy and husband, he also ROCKS as an assistant and I don’t know how I went and shot sessions without him for so long, but I’m happy to have him as my wing man now,lol. Love ya honey!

Grace has offered to babysit for our kids many times, and fortunately for us I have my mom who always watches the kids for us during our shoots but one of these days hubby and I got to have a date night and I think we’ll be calling Ms. Grace to come and watch them for us then.

Alana and Charles – Engagement session – MPH Photography – Toronto

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Alana and Charles were my 4th session from the long weekend and it couldn’t have ended on a better note. These two drove down from Brampton and we met up at a graffiti alley in downtown Toronto that I go too for sessions sometimes and from the very first shot, I knew we would have alot of fun and we did.

You could feel the passion between these two and not sure what Charles was saying to Alana to make her smile, but it worked,lol. These two are adorably cute together and such a pleasure to photograph, couples are always so much fun and I just love photographing engagement sessions.

Here are a few of my faves from the day, but it was hard choosing these are there are many more that were great too.

Thanks Alana and Charles, it was great to meet you both and it was an honour capturing your love on film, hope you enjoy the sneak peek.

Rock n Roll pink princess birthday! – MPH Photography – Toronto

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

This was session 3 of 4 that I had this past Thanksgiving weekend and it was just beautiful outside, and this next family came very prepared, which I love. The clothing choices especially for their little girl were so cute and I wanted to her to wear all the outfits they brought for her,lol.  I loved dressing up barbie as a kid, and this is even more fun as we get to dress a real DOLL and then take cute pics of her.

Out of respect for my clients and their wishes, this family would like to keep their names private and so I will call them D and Z and little Miss M.

Miss M has a birthday coming up and this was a great way to capture this adorable little girl at this sweet age. We went to a park and Miss M was ready to pose, she’s a natural and I even think she belongs on stage. She was so cute and playful and has such a sweet disposition, she’s definitely a charmer and knows what she wants, even at this age.

It was a joy to photograph Miss M and her parents, beautiful family, beautiful location and beautiful weather, couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Thanks for letting me be part of your family for the day D & Z,  and I hope Miss M has a wonderful birthday, I know you’ve already celebrated her birthday with a party, and now you can celebrate with these images as well. I love them all and hope you do too.

Hope you both enjoy your upcoming anniversary as well and wish you all the best and much joy and happiness.