Mommy & Me Minis – {Cambridge, ON}

Last weekend, we celebrated Mother’s Day!

We had originally planned to have our sessions outdoors in beautiful downtown Galt. But after checking the weather DAILY and seeing no improvement in the weather forecast (90% chance of rain, winds up to 42 km/hr , temperature of -2),  I opted to have the sessions indoors. But where? It was 2 days before our Mommy and Me sessions and I had to think fast. Where could I find a place where we would be surrounded by the most beautiful flowers and green leaves – anddd stay warm and dry?

I knew just the place!  Gardenland Garden Centre on Hespeler Rd. (Cambridge, ON).

I immediately headed there and was welcomed by Sabine (C-Sabine: Urban Garden Boutique). Sabine and her knowledgeable staff were so welcoming as soon as I arrived.

Sabine showed me around the centre and into the greenhouse. And there I stopped right in my tracks. Taken aback by all the beauty surrounding us. The bright vivid colours in the flower arrangements hanging above us, to the rows of tables displaying a variety of stunning annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Gardenland Garden Centre has so much to offer. I was in my happy place.

Thank you Sabine & Mark for making us feel so welcome. And Hillary & Isabel were a wonderful help too! I will be back soon to pick up some more fresh flowers and veggie plants.

Here are some of my favourites from all my mommy sessions. It was so nice meeting everyone! Thank you for choosing me to capture these special moments.

Enjoy 🙂

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Reisha & Wayne – {Hamilton, ON}

Back in my college days, what felt like many years ago, I worked part-time as a receptionist at a popular gym in Hamilton. What I loved most about that job (besides my free gym membership) was the friendships I made while working there.

One of those friendships was with the beautiful Reisha. You know when you meet someone for the first time and you just connect. She’s a genuine, down-to-earth woman. Not to mention DROP DEAD GORGEOUS with a heart of gold. It had been so many years since we’d last seen each other. 7 years to be exact.

So to my surprise when I received a text message from Reisha asking if I could take photos of her and her fiancé, Wayne, I was thrilled! I would get a chance to see her again and catch up after so many years and meet the love of her life. Our initial conversation, we discussed details of location, time and date, etc. But there was one special request she had for me. Reisha had some very special news she wanted to share to Wayne – which you’ll soon find out.

In order to pull it off, Reisha had Wayne believe our session was an engagement shoot.

But little did he know, there was a special surprise waiting for him….

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We started our session at a restaurant called Salt Lick Smokehouse in Hamilton where Reisha and Wayne had their first date. Having been away from Hamilton for so many years, I wasn’t aware of all the changes that were happening downtown. Amazing changes actually. I just love all the new popular, up-and-coming restaurants and boutiques. Just what downtown Hamilton needed.

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And Salt Lick on James Street did not disappoint. It just has so much character.  If you’re a meat lover, this place is definitely for you!!

As soon as I pulled up to this place, I quickly realized this used to be the old Atlantic Fish market where my family would go to buy groceries when I was just a little girl. Nostalgia has hit me hard. I love that they have kept some details of the old fish market in their restaurant. Like the Atlantic Fish sign that hangs proudly inside  above the window.

Fast forward 25 years later, we’re here taking photos of our beautiful couple Reisha and Wayne. Craziness!

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As I’m photographing Reisha and Wayne, I can’t help but love every minute of our session. It makes me happy to see two people in love. Reisha and Wayne compliment each other so very well! Anyone could feel the admiration they have for one another. I’d see it in the way Wayne would gently hold her hand and Reisha gaze into his eyes. This relationship will stand the test of time. 

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Then, we had a little bit of a sweet tooth so we headed down the street to Chocolat on James.

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Chocolat on James – WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! As soon as you walk in, you are greeted with an aroma of delicious, chocolatey goodness. I was in heaven!

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And now for the best part!

To reveal our surprise, I asked both Reisha and Wayne to sit across from each other and write something that they love about one another.

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The news? They’re having a baby!!

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And when it was time to reveal what each of them wrote, Wayne’s reaction was PRICELESS!

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So many happy tears!

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Congratulations Reisha & Wayne!!!!

Thank you so much for choosing me to capture these precious moments! I felt and still feel so incredibly honoured!

All my best!
xo

Priscilla
One Twenty Photography

Easter Mini Sessions {Cambridge, ON}

If I could describe our Easter Mini sessions in 3 words, I’d say it was
1) FUN,   2) Adorable  and   3) … Messy?
Lol… Let take you back to our fun-filled weekend.

Our Easter Mini Sessions took place on March 25 and 26. Weeks leading up to our sessions, I was busy brainstorming ideas for our two day event and creating our sets. Oh! The FUN I had planning these mini sessions!!

Our set was decorated with a beautiful rustic orange couch with floral print Easter themed pillows from Pier 1 Imports to match.  I found some really cute signs and accessories from one of my favourite stores Michaels. And other pieces were hand made by me.

But our mini sessions would not have been complete without a real, live bunny and baby chicks.

Located outside St. George, a short 5 minute drive from our home studio, we picked up a very soft, brown spotted bunny named Waba and 3 baby chicks from a hobby farm (Pilkington Acres).  Waba was the sweetest bunny with children. Our baby chicks were wonderful too. Although at times, things did get a little messy as I mentioned. Haha. With a few pooping accidents here and there, I was lucky to have my gentle animal handler Marco close by to assist in clean up while I photographed our adorable little clients.  My favourite moments were capturing each child interact with these beautiful creatures.  I was just thrilled to have been able to include them.

***Disclosure: No animals were hurt during our sessions and were safely returned and unharmed to their home. ***

I will be honest though, I may have shed a tear or two when I departed these little guys. Still feeling a little separation anxiety. Thank you Pilkington Family for trusting me with your babies.

Thank you to all the families who visited. Some even travelled as far as Toronto. I am truly lucky to have met really awesome people as well as welcome back friends who have visited in the past! As someone who is just starting out in the photography industry, I’m truly honoured you’ve chosen me to capture these special moments of your children.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter and hope to see you all again soon!

Priscilla
One Twenty Photography

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Mom & Me Minis – {Cambridge, ON}

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Let’s celebrate all women this Mother’s Day!

Now offering Mom & Me Mini sessions for not only mothers but grandmothers and aunts too! ❤

Giving away one FREE session for one lucky lady! Prize includes 20 minute session, 3 high-res edited digital files, online gallery *password protected*, and one 5×7 print.

To enter, here are the contest rules:

1) Like my Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/onetwentyphotos
2) Comment on the Mom & Me Minis post – “Interested”
3) Share the post

That’s it! Simple as that. Good luck to everyone!

Contest ends Sunday, April 16 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be announced April 17.

***BONUS*** – Book your spot before April 21 for our Mom & Me minis and save 10% off your session.

Bailey {Cambridge, ON}

When my client Brian asked if I could take photos of his new “puppy” Bailey and the kids before she grows into a full grown dog, I immediately accepted!

Because HELLO lol… I love dogs!

On the day of our session, I was expecting to see a miniature dog at my door as the one I had seen in a photo from Brian. Instead, I was greeted with a fairly BIG, cuddly,
super sweet, super soft, poodle! I fell in love instantly. Boy, do they grow fast in their first couple months. Bailey was a joy to work with. And the kids just love her!

As you could imagine, I had THEE best time photographing Bailey and his family!

Thanks guys for stopping by!
Cannot wait for our next session! 🙂

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My personal favourite. Bailey wearing a princess crown.

Remember how I mentioned I thought Bailey was a small dog… Well, I totally underestimated the size of the crown. lol. Still, Bailey wore it proudly.

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And one of me and Bailey! I couldn’t resist 🙂

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Baby Cylus Miguel – {Newborn}

I love photography. All types.Weddings, landscape, wildlife, fashion. You name it. I love it. But I have to say above all, my most favourite part of my job is working with children – especially newborns.

So naturally I was in heaven when I had the opportunity to photograph baby Cylus Miguel. Over-the-moon excited!! I ensured our space was nice and warm for him.
Just 6 days old, Cylus was a joy to photograph. And Mom and dad did great too.

Here are some photos from our session. Congrats Brittney & Derrick! He’s beautiful!

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Cylus was born on Valentine’s Day so you know, we just HAD to do something cute.

A sweet, little, Hershey kiss!

Whose craving chocolate now?!

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Now booking for Easter Mini Sessions {Cambridge, ON}

Super excited for our Easter Mini Sessions coming up on March 25 + 26 – I can’t even contain my excitement!

Our 2 sets are underway and our furry friends are booked to take photos with your child(ren). A preview of our sets will be posted on our Facebook page March 12.

EASTER MINI SESSIONS:

Package #1 for $100 includes: 10-15 high-res edited photos, 30 minute session, online gallery to view all photos from session *password protected*, live animal (baby chick(s) on Saturday, bunny on Sunday), AND a special Easter treat/basket per child.

Package #2 for $50 includes:
5 high-res edited photos, 30 minute session, online gallery to view all photos from session *password protected*, live animal (baby chick(s) on Saturday, bunny on Sunday), AND a special Easter treat/basket per child.

Now booking.

Saturday, March 25:

09:00 AM –
10:00 AM – Brian S.
11:00 AM – Ashley O.
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Sunday, March 26:

09:00 AM –
10:00 AM – Stephanie O.
11:00 AM – Sarah V.
12:00 PM – Mary T.
01:00 PM – Sarah A.
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Contact Priscilla at onetwentyphotos@gmail.com to reserve your spot. A 50% deposit is due at time of booking.

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Louie’s Birthday + Valentine Sessions {Cambridge, ON}

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I posted on here. These last couple of weeks have been CRAZY busy around here and my blog has kind of been on the back burner. But I’m here now to share with you what I’ve been working on.

We kicked off the first weekend of February with Birthday and Valentine mini sessions here at my home studio. And what fun we had!

My very first client was a … dog?!  Yup, a beautiful, silky soft, very friendly black morkie named Louie – who by the way I am missing right now! He and his family came all the way from Ancaster to get some 1st Birthday photos. Louie was an excited little guy who just wanted to play. We managed to get some great shots of him while he sat for a MILI-second LOL. And Louie’s family – so lovely!  It was a pleasure meeting them. Thanks for visiting guys! Happy 1st Birthday Louie!

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Soon after, we were right into our Valentine mini sessions. So excited about this because I got a chance to create a kissing booth out of wood pallet (thank you Pinterest for this awesome idea). I spent a whole weekend painting this thing and decorating it for our little ones to get behind for photos. I just love these DIY projects. My husband though,… not-so-much. lol. I’m a firm believer in the saying “what somebody else’s trash is someone else’s treasure”. Can’t wait for my next project coming soon 😉

Here are some of my favourite photos from our Valentine minis. Thanks everyone who came!

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And finally, Playfit Kids Club in Cambridge, ON was having a Valentine’s party hosted by KW Moms on February 13. I was lucky enough to take part in this SOLD OUT event and to have met sooo many great women and their children. 150 tickets were sold. I was prepared to have a sea of people coming to see me.  36 families,  59 kids to be exact. And 3 hours to get everyone’s photo taken? Challenge accepted.

If you know me well, I’m the queen of organization. I was prepared to control the flow of traffic coming in. My supportive hubby helped me set up the set, and my little helper Ava handed out some promo cards/Valentine colouring pages.

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We had such a great turn-out! I hope I’m invited back next year to do it all again! Thank you to all the patient mothers who waited in line to get their photo taken of their child.

By the way – did I mention the event was FEBRUARY 13 – the DAY before Valentine’s Day?! That meant I had hours to send out photo(s) to 36 families. I will admit I was up to the crack of dawn categorizing family galleries, selecting my favourites from each mini session, editing, proofing, uploading to online gallery, and finally sending out everyone’s photo(s) just in time for Valentine’s Day. Hard work and little sleep but definitely worth it to make everyone happy. Every child is so unique and personalities are so different. They all shined through in their photos below.

Special thank you to my awesome and talented friend Sarah Veiga who helped create this Valentine’s Day template. She seriously rocks!

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Priscilla
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