Posts Tagged ‘Sudbury Family Photography’

Lovin The Family Clusters.

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Playing around with some images from one of our recent family shoots.  After receiving several canvas clusters from our lab, I thought I would create one from this session.  Sometimes it’s not about having 1 big image for the wall, but clustering several images to occupy more space.  You can hang multiple prints strategically placed on the wall, or you can cluster them all together on “one” print that occupies the same space.  Soooo many possibilities.  I love showcasing the complete family this way.


Sudbury Families ROCK!!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Most of you know that Joce and I LOVE photographing families, and our session tonight was no exception.  It started out with everyone on the doc and ended up with everyone in the water.  This session had “candid” written all over it and Tammy & Jason’s property on Long Lake was the perfect place to take advantage of multiple scenarios.  It’s been a few years since their last Family Portrait (Take a Peak Here) and since then they have added a new addition to the family………….little Olivia.  Joce and both commented on how much Joy this Angel has brought to this already happy family as it was evident throughout the entire session.  I can’t wait to show you some of the candid images we created for this family.  Tammy, Jason, Jake, Cale & Olivia, thank you so much for making this session seem like a day at the beach, because that was almost exactly what it turned out to be. 🙂

Here is the last shot from the first scenario. We changed it up from our original plan to make it more of a “story telling” image.  It worked.


Sudbury Family Portrait.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

You just gotta love it when a family pulls together and shows up on time, with all the family members, and all color coordinated.  It just warms my heart.  Originally scheduled for Bell Park due to it’s easy wheel-chair accessibility we had to make a last minute location change (due to Dragon Boat Practice) and luckily Joce and I found this great spot by Laurentian Univeristy.  Rocks, grass trees, even some shaded lighting in early evening made this location a great choice, especially because both Grams had easy access.  Baby Reese was constantly looking at the camera as Jocelyne was jumping up and down making noises and faces behind me to get the adults attention (just kidding, it was really for baby Reese).  We love photographing our outdoor family sessions and when you get families like this you just can’t go wrong.  Thanks again everyone, Joce  and I had FUN!


Winter Family Fun

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Joce and I just got back from Powassan Ontario where we photographed the “Bertrand” family as part of Halye & Dan’s wedding package.  We really couldn’t have asked for a better day than today…slight overcast……….some light fluffy snow falling….. and after a 5 minute drive down the road we found the perfect “driveway” to capture this photograph.  It is always a pleasure to meet the family of our couples before the wedding day and family sessions like this are a great way to introduce yourself and get to know each other and this session was no exception.  I will posting some other photos from this session after the holidays as we had a unique location to photograph in.  Thanks again Tim, Jennifer, Hayle, Dan, Stephen and Kelsey.


A New Sudbury Family

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Clint, Cherish & Gabrielle just left our studio after created some family images for the home.  This is the first time we have seen the new family since we photographed Cherish’s maternity session almost one year ago.  Gabrielle is not even a year old and already she is walking around like she was born to walk.   Although I will often use ductape and crazy glue to keep the kids still, I figured we would try some alternative type poses and give this family a cool variety.  Cherish, Clint & Gabrielle, thanks again for allowing us to photograph this next step in your lives.  We look forward to your wedding next year as we KNOW it will be a blast.


The Other Side Of The Family

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Over the past decade or so we have been photographing the Kinsella family several times a year.  We always laugh when we are at their home as we call it the “Gallery Of Hodgins Photography” as they have well over 35 different framed images hanging on their walls throughout the house.  Anywhere from 5×7’s to 30 inch Canvas Gallery Wraps.  In the past it has always been Jamie & Dana or the Kinsella Side of the family, but this past Saturday we had the pleasure of photographing the Pratt side for a change (Although the location was on the Kinsella property in Azilda).  3 kids, an active  sun that couldn’t set fast enough was the challenge of the day but in the end we created some great images and we finished off the day with an amazing meal by Chef Dana.  I will posting images from this sessions through the next few weeks as there are LOADS to chose from.  Here is the LAST frame of the day as the sun was behind them illuminating the colored leaves in the trees.

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It’s All The Small Things That Create

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Other photographers are always asking me how I create my images, how I light them and what equipment I used  thinking that it must be some complicated technique when really it comes down to the small elements of a good photograph.  Digital has opened the doors to many new photographers with looking to create stunning images.   It’s really not that hard.  Most cameras you can just set it to P and point and shoot.  You look at the back of the camera to see if the image looks good, and if it doesn’t then you just take 400 more until you get one or photoshop the crap out of it to make it look  like art.  Anyone can be a photographer, anyone.  It really is not that hard to get a good photograph.

When we create a portrait for our clients we don’t just take them outside, plop them down anywhere and start firing away.  Nope, the portrait process starts way before we even pick up a camera.    We discuss locations, we discuss the look that the clients want, we discuss clothing (THIS IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST DISCUSSIONS), even the time of day that we will photograph our clients is small factor with big results.

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All the above factors came into play with the above image.   The location was great for the time of day and where the sun was placed in the sky, my lens choice for shallow depth of field so that my subjects will pop out of the frame, the choice of clothing (darker tones, no stripes or patterns) that is not distracting but matches in tones with each subject, and the pose for a father and son to show the closeness between the two.  This image would not look the same (or as good) if any of the above factors were missing or in-correct.  Take the time to educate your client, there is a reason why some portraits take a bit longer to create than others, and a reason why they cost more as well.


A Sudbury Family Portrait

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Joce and I just got back from photographing the wonderfully color coordinated Leroy Family.    We scouted out a great location for this portrait and it just so happens to be a place that holds a lot of memories for the daughters which makes a family portrait like this more meaningful.   Creating a family portrait for our clients is something that we like to put a lot of thought into, especially the clothing choices.  No matter how great the poses are, the location is, or how big the smiles are, if the clothing is all over the place (stripes, patterns, different colors) it will distract from the most important element of the photograph.  The family.  Portraits like this are ment to be on the wall, to show off to your friends, and constantly look at while you walk by or into the room.  It will be a conversation piece, a comforting memory, and a life’s accomplishment.  When you have kids that have left the house, or are living far away from home, a family portrait is the perfect investment to keep them close to your heart.

Thanks Lorna, Amanda, Jennifer, Jordan, Carolyn, Mike and Emily, you have a fabulous family and it was a pleasure creating these images for you.



More Family Fever

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

More family fever this month.  I just love how everything comes together, the clothing, the triangulation, and the whole family portrait as a whole.  This is the perfect type of image for that 20×30 on the wall. 



Sunday, September 7th, 2008


Jocelyne and I can coordinate a relaxing time with you and your family, either in studio or at a location of your choice. We promise you will have fun, your family will have fun, and the images we create will  be something you can cherish for a lifetime.  Investing in a family portrait is an investment in your family, and one that should be carefully planned, coordinated and discussed with all members that are to be photographed.

A family portrait can mean more to the people involved than you probably realize.  It might not be today, tomorrow, or even next week, but when they get older,  looking back at that family portrait will bring back all the memories they had at that time of their life, and yours too.

A beautiful family portrait is one that can be displayed in your home to be looked at every day.  One that is a discussion starter when you have company over, and one that brings back the feelings of closeness, unity, and family enjoyment.

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