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One Year Old Portrait | http://jbsmithblog.com
Nathan is one year old! To celebrate this milestone, his parents and himself came into the studio for a portrait session. What I love the most about this session is that we captured all of the little guy’s expressions. I think that this is what portraiture is all about. We want the smiles, but it’s also nice to have all of the expressions that come in between those because they are often more representative of real life.One Year Old Portrait | http://jbsmithblog.comOne Year Old Portrait | http://jbsmithblog.comOne Year Old Portrait | http://jbsmithblog.comOne Year Old Portrait | http://jbsmithblog.comOne Year Old Portrait | http://jbsmithblog.com

Holiday Portraits | http://jbsmithblog.com

Gah! I cannot hand the cuteness in this blog post! On Saturday I hosted my annual Holiday Portrait Party at the studio and it was a huge success! I had a bunch of my favourite families come by for some new portraits that day – just in time for the holidays. I think that there are going to be many happy grandparents this year!  Here are a bunch of my favourite images from that day.

UPDATE: I have availability for THREE mini portrait sessions this coming Saturday, December 6th! If you are interested in booking one, please contact me right away!

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Studio Family Portraits | http://jbsmithphotography.com

I just love this family. Dina and George have the most awesome three little girls! The last time that I photographed them, we did the session at Sneaky Dee’s. This time around, we had a session at my studio and this was a big one because in no time at all, they will be welcoming another member to their family! The girls all have different ideas of what their baby sister should be called so we will have to stay tuned to see whose choice is the winning one! I love capturing the personalities of each member of the family when doing portraits. I think that this is an important thing to have captured, especially in kids so that you can look back and see. The image below of the three sisters is one of my most favourite that I have taken this year. I love how each of the girls is captured exactly as they are and I cannot wait until they are adults for us to compare this shot to.Studio Family Portraits | http://jbsmithphotography.comStudio Family Portraits | http://jbsmithphotography.comStudio Family Portraits | http://jbsmithphotography.comStudio Family Portraits | http://jbsmithphotography.comStudio Family Portraits | http://jbsmithphotography.comStudio Family Portraits | http://jbsmithphotography.comStudio Family Portraits | http://jbsmithphotography.comStudio Family Portraits | http://jbsmithphotography.com

Engagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comGloria and Ben are getting married! Their wedding is not until next summer so they wanted their engagement session to reflect the autumn season. We met up in the Distillery District for their photos and wandered the area stopping here and there for portraits. Since Ben is an arborist, I wanted to be sure that we included as much nature into the images as possible while still having an urban flare for Gloria. After spending this time with them, I am looking forward to their wedding even more than before – especially after learning that they hired the same wedding planner as we did for our own wedding! (Hi Crystal at Distinct Occasions!)Engagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comEngagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comEngagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comEngagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comEngagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comEngagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comEngagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comEngagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comEngagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.comEngagement Portraits Distillery District | http://jbsmithphotography.com