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

Newborn William and his family

I will never forget this family for several reasons. First-of-all, I did their photo session being already in labor. I started having contractions the night before their shoot. Luckily the contractions were still quite mild and irregular. So I was able to do my job (It was very important to do the session there and then because their newborn son William was already almost two weeks old.  It was already a challenge to make him sleep during the session. Had we waited any time longer, it would’ve been impossible).

And secondly because they are very nice people! They also have two boys like us, with a small difference in age. Wonderful family, very warm and pleasant. I wish them all the best! And may their boys be their pride and joy!

Irina Shakhova Photography, children photographer, Montreal, children photographer montreal, family photographer,

Apple inspiration!

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took our son on his very first apple-picking trip. We had such a great time! Turned out my baby really loves apples. I mean REALLY!

While my husband was picking the apples from the trees and trying to fill up the basket, Ivan was taking the apples FROM the basket and trying to taste every single one. And I…well, I was taking pictures.

Unfortunately, the pictures didn’t come out very nice as the sun was very harsh.

Apple picking

But I really wanted to capture Ivan’s love with the apple. So the following day I put my baby in the big basket, filled it up with apples and let him do whatever he felt like doing. And this is what came out of it: nice pictures, some precious moments captured, lots of fun during the photo session and a big apple pie made with those half-eaten apples.

Baby in a basket of apples

Baby in the basket of apples

Baby in the basket of apples