One-of-the-Forest: newborn shots

Newborn shoot are supposed to be 1.5 hrs…but always end up being about 3 hours.  I don’t know, I’m not a parent, is that bad of me?

The extra time always pays off though, always.

Welcome to the world little Man-of-the-Forest!

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Animal Farm band shoot

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Last year I had a local-band photo shoot promo, offering a free photo shoot to local Hamilton bands.   I did 4 locals acts then, but wasn’t able to squeeze these guys in: Animal Farm.

I like spicing it up with different kinds of portraits and I like the creativity bands need for their photos–so it was a good combo and a fun shoot.

You can check out Animal Farm at or

If you like any of their influencing bands,

The Beatles, Radiohead, Neil Young, Rage Against the Machine, Muse, Silverchair, Queen

you should check them out.


Preview from Contest-Winner shoot!

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This weekend I got to meet the winner of the boudoir contest from December–and I’m posting a few previews just because they’re so unique.

This boudoir shoot was unlike any I’ve done before–see for yourself.  I’ll have more to post in the next week or two.

And we’ll be sharing a little about the winner and her thoughts on the shoot in the coming days.

There’s still time to book your own boudoir photo shoot for you loved-one before Valentine’s Day!  Call or email me for prices and availability.

Give boudoir photos for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is JUST around the corner!

If you’ve ever wanted to do boudoir photos, now is the time, just in time to give to your loved-one.   Hey men–give your lady a boudoir photo shoot gift certificate for the gift that keeps on giving to you both.

Or maybe you want to do something fun just for yourself?   Read the quote below from recent boudoir clients:

“I have to say that you are really good! The whole experience was a lot easier than I expected it to be and you really were able to make me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.”


“You seem beyond awesome and super excited about the shoot, so I’m feeling really comfortable and I think this might be the only time in my life where I’m comfortable getting photographed nude – so I’m going to go for it!!”


“WOW! Wooowwww!
You should be very VERY proud of your work Claire! I’m so excited how they turned out! I loved it!
Thank you soooo much! xo”

Boudoir shoots can be done anywhere (at home, hotel, friend’s house, the office..?), can include a stylist who will do your hair and make-up, and can be done as part of a Valentine’s Day Party for you and your single girlfriends! (Although, being single is not a prerequisite :)

Contact me for availability and prices.


Mesmerizing Mama!

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I’ve had a lot of shoot lately that are a little too much over PG13, so I haven’t been able to post many shoots!

But last month I had a maternity shoot with a really lovely soon-to-be-mama, Steph, who should be going into labour ANY second!   Go Steph!

And I’ll be posting a lot more shoots in the coming days–a boudoir, a band shoot, and more!

The stats of 2010 in blogging!

This is a summary from WordPress of this blog’s stats from 2010–enjoy!  And keep in mind this blog was only started in August of 2010.

You can still view some great old posts at the old blog

Thanks to all of YOU who diligently visit the site, make comments and enjoy the photos!  Here’s to 2011 and more comments!


Team + Stats Helper Monkeys
January 2nd, 2011, 12pm


Happy New Year from! To kick off the year, we’d like to share with you data on how your blog has been doing. Here’s a high level summary of your overall blog health:



We think you did great!

Crunchy numbers

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,400 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

In 2010, you wrote 25 new posts, not bad for the first year! You uploaded 652 pictures, taking up a total of 781mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

Your busiest day of the year was October 22nd with 846 views. The most popular post that day was Steph & Ryan: engaged at the ruins

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and WordPress Dashboard.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for wdfotos blog, wdfotos, wdfoto blog, anyone had wedding at art gallery of hamilton, and art gallery of hamilton wedding.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1 Steph & Ryan: engaged at the ruinsOctober 2010

2 Robyn & Greg get married at the AGH!November 2010

3 Jay & Jackie at the movies…September 2010

4 Wyjdziesz za mnie?September 2010

5 Winner of the Boudoir and mini make-over Contest!December 2010

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