Halloween Charity Event

This year my family (yep all 6 of us) came together to brainstorm how we can help out the community. The idea came of doing a Halloween photo shoot and collection food and donations for the Upper room Charlottetown food bank. We all loved the idea and got right to work. Harmony my 11 year old daughter designed the sets and got everything all ready. Ezra and Haven my 4 and 2 year old, were our models for the set for advertising. We booked 14 clients very quickly and I must say I was a little nervous but my husband kept reassuring that everything will be ok. The day came and Harmony collected donations,  Darius and Michel my 14 year old son and darling husband helped with selling prints after each session. I must say they did pretty good with such little training.  I photographed and most importantly Ezra gave out suckers!!  It was so much fun and we were able to collect $220 in donations and a huge amount of food. We really had such a great time doing this as a family. This is not something I usually would do. I tend to keep my kids as far as I can from my business as I can with a home studio. We were able to make such a difference for our community. Out kids were thrilled to deliver the donation the next day. I strongly believe that doing service for others will bring you the happiest feeling. I had a great time with this session. Here are some photos we captured. Halloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageHalloween CollageNow for Christmas!! lol Contact me if you’re interested in a Christmas sessions or to get on the mailing list.

Tea party for 3

My unicorn sessions happen once a year and they are always so magical!! I hold them outdoors at my studio located right outside Charlottetown, PEI. This is such a special time and I’m so grateful we live in a day in age where we can capture these moments and print them as artwork for our homes.  Amanda (the horses’ trainer/mother) and I get so excited planning these sessions for the children because we know that it’s a little magical moment of their childhood that they will surely remember for a long time. Most of the little girls ask if they truly are unicorns. I find this question so hard to answer because for that moment in time they are real unicorns.

I have the privilege of having these three adorable children come join me for a tea party. Here are a few of moms  favorite images from there session. They loved the unicorns and I couldn’t fool them, They knew they were not real Unicorns 🙂
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If you’re interested in booking a unicorn session for next year please send me a message at dawnofdestiny@live.ca or contact me for a private unicorn session.

Tea Party Unicorn Session

 

My unicorn sessions happen once a year and they are always so magical!! I hold them outdoors at my studio located right outside Charlottetown, PEI. This is such a special time and I’m so grateful we live in a day in age where we can capture these moments and print them as artwork for our homes.  Amanda (the horses’ trainer/mother) and I get so excited planning these sessions for the children because we know that it’s a little magical moment of their childhood that they will surely remember for a long time. Most of the little girls ask if they truly are unicorns. I find this question so hard to answer because for that moment in time they are real unicorns.

I was so lucky to have these two sisters join me this year for a session. Little sister was having a rough night, but we were able to capture so many great pictures, and Mom was impressed we got so many amazing shots. Part of what I love about being a photographer is being able to capture the happiness on children’s faces, even when I have a little one in an upset mood they always let a little happiness shine through that I can quickly capture. I understand that it can be scary for a child to have their picture taken. Most of the time I am just meeting the child the day of the photoshoot and I must look so odd to them when they see me with a huge camera in front of my face. Thankful, I can usually charm them with my silliness. I’m so excited for this mom and her girls so see their printed art. They bought a lovely canvas for their home and I know it will be such a wonderful reminder for these little ones of a magical moment in their childhood as they grow. So without further ado, here are mom and grandma’s favorites from the session.
If you’re interested in booking a unicorn session for next year please send me a message at dawnofdestiny@live.ca or contact me for a private unicorn session.

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Unicorn Tea Party

Unicorn Tea Party

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Unicorn pictures

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Fairy Unicorn Session

Fairy Unicorn Session

Fairy Unicorn Session

Fairy Unicorn Session

 

 

 

 

 

 Unicorn Session

Unicorn Session

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Unicorn Session

Unicorn Session location in Warren Grove PEI

Unicorn Session are one of my all time favorite photo shoots. To see a child’s excitement is the best thing ever. This little gal was very excited to see the unicorns for her unicorn swing session. I host two unicorn sessions every summer so let me know if you want to be notified next year to hear about them first. Here are some of her favorite images from this session.

 

 

Unicorn Photo Session

Unicorn Photo Session

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Unicorn Photo Session

Unicorn Photo Session

Unicorn Photo Session

Unicorn Photo Session

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Unicorn Photo Session Wallart

Unicorn Photo Session Wallart

“Cookies are for closers”- Boss Baby

Cake smash themed sessions are so much fun!
This little guy parent came to me while they was on vacation in Prince Edward Island and wanted a cake smash for their little fellow that was about to turn one. Mom wanted a Boss Baby theme. On the day of the session, everything was seemed to be not turning out as planned. My black balloons were more like purple so I had to run to the store 30 minutes before the session time to get a true black balloon. I got back just in time for this little fellow’s parents but we were in for another twist. Baby boy had just fell asleep on the drive and the cake mom was trying to make didn’t turn out like she wanted and if you are from PEI you know how hard it is to find a cake decorator last minute or at all.. ( ok someone please come to PEI and start a cake decorating business id love you forever) I suggested we just use cookies to go with the cake boss theme and suggested coming back an hour later when baby got some more sleep.. (Never wake a sleeping baby for a photo shoot. Worst thing in the world lol.) So they came back an hour later with a cake with cookies that matched our set perfect and I had more time to get some finishing touches on the set. Baby woke up happy. The day flipped around and we had an amazing session. This little guy was so much fun to photograph and big sister was such a huge help. Big sister got to try some of the cake as well and she helped feed her brother. He really loved splashing in the bath after he got all messy. It has a great photo shoot. Here are some of moms favorite pictures.

One year old baby boy
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PEI Family Beach Photo Shoot

PEI Family Beach Photo Shoot at Covehead Beach

This family contacted me wanting their family pictures at the Covehead beach In Prince Edward Island while they were on vacation. I was so excited to take their pictures because me and Stephanie (the mom) had such a great connection while chatting on the phone about what she wanted from her photo shoot. The weather was perfect and there two sweet little girls were in a great mood. Their youngest daughter seemed a little shy at first but she warmed up to me quickly. Their oldest daughter had such a fun spirit about her. She was so happy and LOVED to dance around the Covehead beach Their girls had such a sweet little connection with each other. It was so adorable to see them interact. They were hugging and giving each other kisses and laughing at each other. It really was a perfect session. I’m so glad I was able to capture this moment in time for them. Check out this picture of the girl. I asked mom and dad to give a kiss and the girls did it too 🙂 hehe mom and dad didn’t notice until they say the picture for the first time at the reveal session with me a few days later. Covehead beach PEI

The girls are also big into highland dance and were in a big competition here in PEI. So we got some really picture pictures of them in their adorable outfits and they showed me some of their moves. We discovered it’s a little had to get some of these lifts on the sandy beaches but both girls did amazing. I love this picture where you can see the sand flying off big sisters feet.
Highland dancing in the sandy PEI beach

Here are a few more great shots from their session, I love photographing families on the beach since it’s such an open space and all kids seem to really enjoy it and it makes an amazing backdrop.

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If you like what you see and want to book a session with me you can contact me at Dawnofdestiny@live.ca or give me a call at 902-569-5757

Special Edition Unicorn Sessions

Special Edition Unicorn Sessions in Warren Grove, PEI

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Unicorn Session

A few years ago I got this great idea to turn my friend Amanda’s miniature horses into Unicorns. These horses have been around crowds and children so much that I knew they would be perfect for the job. One of the horses even played a part in the Cinderella play at the Confederation Center of the Arts. Our first unicorn session in 2015 was an amazing hit. Amanda and I have worked hard to keep the tradition going, offering a special edition unicorn session each summer. We have learned so much over the last few years, and this year we have made some big changes to make the experience even more magical.

We have two outdoor sessions planned this year. The first is Scheduled for Saturday, July 29th, 2017, it will be a swing session in long grass on a rope swing.  They will look slightly different than the pictures being advertised, but the fairy-tale feeling will be even more enchanting.  We also have a tea party planned for Saturday, August 26th, 2017. This tea party will also be slightly modified from our past sessions. Our new props look amazing and I’m sure they will help this session be a magical and special time for your little ones.

A Brief Description of How the Process Works

If you are interested in either session you can contact me, Destiny, at dawnofdestiny@live.ca or call my home-studio at 902-569-5757 please be sure to leave a message and I will return your call.  Each session requires a full payment of the session and a signed contract to hold your session time. This can be paid by Cash, Cheque or EMT.

On the day of the session,  you are welcome to come in and use any of our dresses or props  (we have some really cute princess crowns), or you can come fully gown if you already have some favorite princess attire. We try hard to make this a magical experience for your child. Amanda is always at arm’s length to the horses to keep everyone safe during the entire session.

A few weeks after your session you will come back to the studio to view your images and choose how you would best like to display your magical artwork. Prints take 2 weeks for delivery and Canvas & Metals take 4-6 weeks for delivery

These sessions book out very fast. Please secure your spot as soon as possible. Payment plans are available.
Check out past sessions here
http://dawnofdestiny.ca/unicorn/

Creative Family Photos

Creative Family Photos

siblings deep in concentration while they paint each otherI was so excited when Carron emailed me wanted to book not just one session but three! She wanted a paint session and each of her children to have a milk bath session.  We planned on primary colors for their paint session. I love these colors because they will never go out of style. I thought it would be fun to have the kids paint each other and show each other their portrait. I love the expressions when they finally revealed what they created. They really worked hard on their art work. See the concentration in this photo.

What little girl does't love a mermaid tail!We got so many great shots with their paint session but it wasn’t over after we put the paints away. We tried to get as much paint off them as we could (they were covered from head to toe lol) Then we did two milk bath sessions, Big sister got to do a flower bath session with some of her favorite colors. When she was in the bath I asked her if she liked mermaids. She said she did and I let her in on my plan to try my best to photoshop a mermaid tale on her! she was thrilled and it was a fun surprise to show her mom are our ordering appointment a few weeks later.

Fruit loop bath timeLittle Brother had a really yummy kind of milk bath with fruit loops!! He has a blast and kept asking if he could eat them.  Big sister has fun pouring the fruit loops on him and he thought it was just so much fun. These photos truly are creative family photos. They are one of a kind and every session is completely different because the kids made their backdrops. Check out just a small sneak peek from this session. They had a huge gallery to choose from but these are some of their favorites.

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Sweet Newborn Boy!

I had this adorable sweet little guy in the studio a few weeks ago, LOOK AT THAT HAIR! Amazing right? lol. I was so excited to photograph this little guy when mom and dad sent us a quite picture from the hospital letting me know his arrival. Here are just a few from there gallery. If you’re interested in booking a newborn session please contact me at dawnofdestiny@live.ca

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Flower Bonnet

This little gal rocked her session 🙂 She was filled amazing smiles. For a special touch I added some magic to her photos.

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