Archive for December, 2010

Top 14 – MPH Photography – Toronto

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

I want to take a minute and thank everyone, clients, family, friends, everyone who has supported us and believed in us. Without you all, we would not be here and I can’t thank you enough for such an awesome year! Looking back over the 70+ sessions we’ve had in 2010, it gives me such joy and I’m honoured that so many of you have chosen us to photograph you and in essence be a part of your family for the day. I truly have the best job and I love what I do and I love putting smiles on your faces and love capturing those special moments that families share. I feel very blessed and thank God everyday for where I am and what I have and I only pray that He blesses all of you as well during this blessed season and throughout the new year.

To end this year, I’ve decided to do a contest where I have picked 14 of my favourite images from this year’s sessions (which was a very difficult task since there were so many that I liked and tried to pick only 10 but ended up with 14,lol) and then having you vote on which one you like best. The winner will receive a free session with me in 2011! Contest runs until Dec. 31st and the winner will be announced on Jan. 1!!!

#1. Waiting for baby

#2. 3 sisters

#3. Teddybear

#4. Bunny ears

#5. Sunrise

#6. 3 cuties

#7. Golden Maternity

#8. Christmas

#9. Brothers

#10. Stair angel

#11. Winter baby

#12. Angel sisters

#13 Angel

#14 – Blue

Please vote for your favourite…

Brother & Sister – MPH Photography – Toronto

Friday, December 24th, 2010

This is my 2nd session with Ori, she had a session done last year with her mom http://mphphotography.net/blog/2010/01/ori-sandra/ and this time she wanted to surprise her parents at Christmas with portraits of her and her siblings. Unfortunately her sister couldn’t make it down but I did get to meet her brother Nico and we had such a fun session with these two. Daring and wild, we went places where we shouldn’t have, but it was worth it as the images we got turned out great. Even though it was a bit chilly outside, we managed to keep warm going inside and out of the brickworks and barely even felt the cold at times.

This is definitely a great place for a session, as it offers all kinds of wonderful locations for shots, and its best to go when its not busy though. They even put in a skating rink there now and I can’t wait to go see it.

Ori and Nico were wonderful and between the laughter and the danger,lol, it was a session I won’t soon forget.

Thanks Ori and Nico for allowing me to be part of such a special Christmas present, I hope your family loves the shots as much as I do.

8 days old Newborn session – MPH Photography – Toronto

Monday, December 20th, 2010

I’ve been waiting for my sil to give birth to her 3rd child and she decided to come last week just before Christmas, what a perfect Christmas gift to our family.

I have two beautiful nieces and now that they are welcoming their 3rd sister, I was fortunate enough to be able to do a little session with them all.

To protect their privacy I won’t use any names, but you can call them little angels, because that’s what they are to me, cute, adorable and sweet little cherubs. I was so excited to photograph them all.

Baby did not want to sleep for me though, as it is with newborns sometimes, they just want to be part of the action, and by the end of the session when we starting wrapping things up is when she finally fell into a deep sleep,lol. We did manage to get a few shots in though and below are some from our day together.

Enjoy the sneak peek guys, can’t wait to see you all again soon. Lots of love, auntie M and uncle Chris and the boys.

A little fantasy creation that I made.

My beautiful nieces.

Aileen’s Family – MPH Photography – Toronto

Monday, December 13th, 2010

I have known Aileen since grade school and although we lost touch for a few years, we connected again via facebook and I have since photographed her 3 times, a bridal trash the dress session, a maternity session http://mphphotography.net/blog/2009/09/cherry-street/ and a newborn session for her little one http://mphphotography.net/blog/2009/11/baby-sadie/ and on Saturday was our 4th session with their little girl Sadie who is now 1 year old and totally cute and adorable.

We have not had the nicest weather lately and I’m longing for spring already but there is nothing cuter than a little girl dressing up for Christmas. It actually wasn’t too bad and we even went outdoors and took a few shots as well.

Below are a few of my favourite images from the day, thanks for hiring me again Aileen, its always a pleasure photographing your family and I could just pinch Sadie’s cheeks all day, and I couldn’t get enough of all the little hugs she kept giving me either.

Enjoy your sneak peek hon.

Winter session – Amy and her family – MPH Photography – Toronto

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I must admit I’m a summer girl, but there is something about a cold winter night and while the snow is falling outside and creating a winter wonderland, I’m inside with my family enjoying life and our time together, putting up the Christmas tree and having some hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music. What could be better? I do long for the days when I can wear my sandals again, cuz I hate wearing socks but I also enjoy this time of year and love watching my boys come home with rosy cheeks and  get all excited for Christmas and I think I’m  more impatient then they are, as I can’t wait to see them dig into their presents early Christmas morning. As we celebrate Christ’s birth, its a time for giving and loving and being kind and spending time with the ones you love and I just want to take this opportunity and wish you all nothing but love and joy this blessed season.

Although it can get quite cold here in Toronto, I always look forward to doing winter sessions and I just had two of the most awesome sessions a photographer could ask for this past weekend. On Saturday we met up with Amy and her hubby Joe and their daughter Maya, whom we have photographed several times now and each session is more fantastic than the last. Then on Sunday we had such a fun winter session with two great people who shall remain nameless at this point as these pictures will be a surprise Christmas present to a loved one, so stay tune for this session to be posted on Christmas eve most likely.

Saturday was a wee bit cold but we managed to stay warm as we ducked in and out of places through the session. We met up with Amy at the starbucks downtown right across Nathan Philips Square and we actually started there and then headed over to the square from there. Love the big Christmas tree they have there and of course the skating rink and then if that’s enough you can always go a little bit of shopping afterwards at the Eaton’s centre (which we did,lol).

Little Maya was such a trouper, never complained about the cold and I could have photographed her sweet angelic face all day but she needed to go home for a nap, and who am I to stand in between a girl and her nap,lol. I love Amy and have photographed her since she was pregnant with Maya and it always gives me such joy when they ask me to photograph their precious family again. Maya’s image that I took was even chosen to be on the cover of  Today’s parent Toronto’s Baby guide, and I know we were both excited when that happened in the spring of 2010. http://www.todaysparent.com/toronto/article.jsp?content=20100415_145127_5016&page=1

People are often hesitant to do a winter session especially with a little one, but this session was a perfect example of how well it can work out, and I highly recommend them as they can be so much fun. Thanks Amy, Joe and Maya it was so lovely to see you all again, can’t wait til next time already!!lol.

This blue hat below was made by a local gal named Bridget Glauner-Rattew and her store is called Noggins 2 piggies,  she makes fabulous stuff for the little ones, I will be writing a post about her real soon as I love her stuff, but you can find her etsy store here if you want to check out her creations in the meantime. http://www.etsy.com/shop/noggins2piggies

Amy brought lots of cute hats as well.

We were really hoping it would snow, and don’t you know it actually did start to snow, a little, and I kinda helped the snow a bit in the post processing for a couple of images 😉