Welcome to the Green Apple Photography Blog. By viewing my stories and images, you will get a glimpse into my shooting style and personal experiences. My mission is to get you excited about your family portraits, about the moments I capture of your gorgeous children and the beauty of your pregnant body. I want you to share them with your friends and family and to see quality and artistry in every image.

For the many people who share their comments, stories, and lives with me, thank you!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Best winter activities in Waterloo Region. Elmira Family Photographer

A few weeks ago I asked fans on my facebook page about their favourite local winter activities for families.  Afterall, we live with the snow for nearly half the year - we should probably try to enjoy it.  Here are a few great ways to spend winter with your family.

One of the most mentioned was Winterloo.  Complete with everything we love about winter... "dog sled rides, ice sculpting, 4-on-4 hockey, great art activities at the Button Factory, free public skating, free family movies, and a great Chili cook-off featuring some of Waterloo’s top eateries… there’s something for everyone!"  Spend Family day weekend - February 14-16, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, in Uptown Waterloo. For more information, please call us 519.885.1921.

Also topping the list was tobogganing and tubing.  There are some great local hills including Columbia Lake in Waterloo, Bolender Park in Elmira and a favourite spot - Elmira Golf Club.  But these are just a few spots I've been to with my family...do you have a fave spot - let us know in the comments below.

Tobogganing not enough of an adrenaline rush - check out Chicopee Tube Park .  A great winter activity for the whole family.  I've never been, so fill me in on it's awesomeness in the comments!!!

What about winter hikes, cross country skiing, or walks with the dog?  You can find some of the best trails in Woolwich Township for all these activities. 

As much as I love winter, I have to say that a good book, warm fire and cozy blanket would do just fine too! Enjoy your winter!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Elmira Family Photographer. The Kinsella Family

Laurie and I have known each other for  a while - we played volleyball together and see each other once in a while.  When she approached me about doing a family session, I was honoured.  With 3 busy girls and lots of different personalities, we discussed the best approach prior to our session - knowing full well, that anything can happen at a family portrait session.  But I have to say - despite the cool temperatures, the girls were amazing and fun and so easy to photograph.  We had such a blast running around.  And if you saw my post from earlier this week, they chose a beautiful family wall grouping to go up their staircase. 

Laurie and Alex, it really was a pleasure to work with you and help you design your wall.  Thank you so much for choosing to work with me!  Here are a few of my favourites from our session.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Elmira Family Photographer. Family Wall Gallery 2014

I love photographing families and the special connections they have.  And one of my most favourite parts of my job is helping them design and build a family wall gallery so that they can enjoy these moments everyday.  I use a state of the art design software so we are using their walls and their images all sized to scale!  My clients walk away with a great plan and if they choose, beautiful products that arrive ready to hang.  Here are a few of my favourite wall groupings from 2014.

My clients send me a snapshot of their wall from their phones and then I can upload it into the software and together we create something amazing for their home. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Elmira Family Photographer.

I'm still catching up on all my fall sessions here on the blog.  It was a windy day, but the sun came out and the resulting images were gorgeous.  The Yun family are the sweetest people and so much fun to work with.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Elmira Newborn Photographer. Loved From Head to Toe

Christmas has come and gone, however I was fortunate enough to work with a special organization this year.  Loved From Head To Toe is a newly registered charity hand knitting beautiful Santa hats for NICU babies.  Everyone needs a little Christmas cheer.

Back in the fall, we invited 4 new babies to my home studio to photograph them in LFH2T Santa hats for use in their marketing, website and fundraising campaigns.  It was a fun session with lots of mommy talk and 4 beautiful little babies.

Congratulations to LFH2T for being granted full charitable status.  They continue to seek donations (financial, yarns, knitters) for their continued projects.