“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

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…


Story time after…



And finally the guests were invited at the dinner table…


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



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,