Studio family session

Hi all! I decided I might share one of the regular family studio sessions with you. The regular session lasts for about 1-2 hours. I never set a time limit to my session because it’s the kids who decide whether … Continue reading

Lavender fields mini session

A few weeks ago I met this beautiful family for a mini session in a lavender field. It was hot and humid, daddy didn’t want to be photographed, the little girl wasn’t really cooperating, which was making mommy nervous. After … Continue reading

“Tea party” mini sessions (April 2015)

Hi all! I’m happy to announce my “Tea Party” mini-sessions! April 8-23 ~ 30 min session¬† ~ studio in Cote-St-Luc $85 for 6 images edited or $120 for 15 images edited *** Here’s what to expect:

Back to work // Montreal children and family photographer

I am so happy to announce that I am slowly but surely coming back to work. I took a half -a-year break from my photography business. The past several months were so hectic, yet filled with so many happy events: we bought our first house, I went to a photo conference in Salt-Lake city, we did a 2-week vacation in New York and Bermuda and I have my photo studio now!

 

Children and family photographer Montreal

Children and family photographer Montreal

Children and family photographer Montreal

Children and family photographer Montreal

Children and family photographer Montreal

Let the kids be the kids…

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to photograph two friends Erica and Yana. It was one of the most challenging but rewarding photo sessions I’ve ever had. First, I had to break the ice with each of them in its own way.¬† Secondly, It took me quite some time to figure out the best approach. I was trying to direct them at first, trying to engage them in conversation. But then I realized, the best thing would be to let them be the kids and do their own stuff. So I let go…I didn’t ask them to pose for me…at all. I was just watching them. When I left their place, I had mixed feelings about the session and I wasn’t sure I would be happy with the result. But after some editing, I think the result is beautiful.

Their moms did a great job putting everything together for the session. They prepared three different outfits. So we decided to start off with red&white&blue theme.

Here are the very first shots…Still breaking the ice…

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

And now the fun part starts…

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Then we moved on to a green&yellow theme. They have this beautiful photo paper wall at Yana’s place. So it served us as a green backdrop.

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

And of course, there was a fight…

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

And some quiet time after the fight…

Family and children photographer Montreal

Some feelings were hurt…

Family and children photographer Montreal

And then there was peace again…

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Children photographer Montreal

And then we got them change the outfits and let them relax and have their snack on a couch…while I was trying to get some nice close-ups…

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

Family and children photographer Montreal

I had such a great time with this girls watching them laugh and play, fighting and laughing again. This is what the real friendship is….

Yours,

Irina:)

Liza’s Birthday Party photo session

Two weeks ago I was invited to photograph Liza’s 3rd Birthday. The party took place at the Princess Castle (76A Brunswik Blvd. DDO).

While waiting for the guests to arrive, we started off with some portraits of Liza and her parents.

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Liza had this beautiful princess skirt and she was so excited about it!

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When the first guests arrived, Princess Sophia invited them at the table for some arts&crafts.

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And then she tought them how real fairies should dance…

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Story time after…

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And finally the guests were invited at the dinner table…

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It was a great party! Liza was very happy to become a real princess for a day! Once again, Happy Birthday to little Liza!

Yours,

Irina:)