Barrie Engagement Photography Session - With Jenna & Zachary

Hi lovely's! 
It's hard to believe we're into September and a new school year has kicked off once again. My summer looked a little different this year, as I shot more weddings and lifestyle sessions than babies! (but don't worry, I have plenty of those in store for you with a fully booked birth schedule for the fall!) Here are some highlight photos from an engagement session with my beautiful cousin and her fiancée. Can you feel their cheeks hurting from smiling so much? Our quick photo session was oh so fun and easy, and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding next summer.
We used various trails in Barrie for our session running away from a brewing summer storm. 
Are you looking for a Barrie Wedding Photographer? Get in touch to see if we'd be a good fit! 

 

New Canadian Birth Photographers Stickers!

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For those of you who haven't noticed, I am a proud member of the Canadian Birth Photographers. I couldn't be happier to be a part of such an incredible community of like-minded individuals that keep inspiring me to do great things within this movement! Go check out the main page here or give them a like on Facebook for a steady dose of beautiful birth work to your news feed! 

We just received our updated badges for 2018, and wanted to share it on the blog once again. 

Have a great week everyone! 

xo,
Karin

Newborn Session with Baby Seamus - Barrie Newborn Photographer PhotoAndelina

Ten little fingers, ten little toes,
Look at this little boy,
And his tiny button nose!

Baby Seamus was such a charmer, and I got to try out some bed poses! Do you guys like the raw wood look or would you prefer a stained bed? 

Head over to my Instagram and Facebook pages to follow along, as I'll be having a big reveal soon!

Baby Miles

Baby Miles' Newborn session captured by Barrie Newborn Photographer PhotoAndelina.

Photographing newborns is one of the best things I know of - It's my happy place. Looking at newborn pictures is a close second! 

People always ask me if I have the best shots of my boys - but the truth, and what I always reply, is NO. I have tried to be both mom&photographer but let me tell you, these two don't do well as one. Here are some of my favorites from our dear Baby Miles' newborn session just in time before he turns 1 next month! 

 

Holiday Mini Sessions - Barrie Family Photographer - PhotoAndelina

PhotoAndelina will be hosting a full day of photo sessions just in time to order and send out your Christmas cards! The date for our Holiday Mini Sessions is set for Saturday October 22nd and time slots are already booking up! Times start at 9:00 AM and the last slot available is 5:00 PM. The cost for the photo session is $100 and includes the 60 minute photo session, variety of props and poses of the whole family and individual members, and 15+ edited digital images. I will also be offering a card design & print service for those interested.

Holiday Mini Sessions - Barrie Family Photographer - PhotoAndelina

 

See photo for details and email me today to reserve your spot! 
photoandelina@gmail.com

 

PS. This will be the last chance to book a session with me for 2016 as I focus on Doula Training and the transition to be a part of Bien Aime- Doula Care & Childbirth Education !

Barrie Birth Photographer - PhotoAndelina - A Proud Member of Canadian Birth Photographers

In case you didn't notice, I have been proudly slapping up this new tag on every corner of my online world. I am so very excited to finally be a member of the Canadian Birth Photographers. Just reading through the Code of Conduct and members discussions, I feel encouraged and inspired to continue to do this work that I'm so passionate about. I'm truly blessed to be able to do something I love, with an irreplaceable support system backing me, and connecting with new people each day. Today I'm feeling all kinds of grateful, and I hope you can feel it too!

xoxo,

Karin Andelina

PS. Canadian Birth Photographers has a blog full of great resources for those wondering about birth photography, what it is, how it really works, and if its something for you. Check it out!

Contact form troubles - Now resolved!

Hi everyone! I'm so disappointed to be writing this post to tell you that my contact form on the website was not working correctly and none of the submissions have been coming through. It's now fixed and now working correctly, but I wanted to post my apologies here in the hopes that anyone who has reached out in the last little while will see it and get in touch again!

hope you're all enjoying this beautiful weather we've been getting!

 

 

Come visit PhotoAndelina at the Barrie OutGROW OutPLAY Sale April 29th-May 1st!

Hey Readers! 

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I'm pleased to share that this week is a busy one. One mama had a sweet baby boy, and another is anxiously waiting to meet her little one, any day now. In the mean time, I am prepping for an exciting event happening at the end of this month, that I wanted to share with you!

The Barrie OutGROW OutPLAY is a great place for parents to shop baby gear! The sale has an admission fee of $2 or a non-perishable food item, and on Sunday it's free! Plus kids are always free. I am excited to set up the PhotoAndelina "camp" there for the weekend, and have some great surprises in store for those that stop by! (hint: show specials...prizes...products...)

You can find more information and details on their webpage or their Facebook page.

So here I am, designing the look and getting everything together for my booth, and I wanted to extend an invite to all you who may be reading. Stop by to check out my gorgeous booth and to say hello! 

 

11 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Birth Photographer

Why You Should Hire a Birth Photographer

11 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Birth Photographer


When you first heard about birth photography, you might have thought: "What...? Uhm...Ew...!" But when you look closely it's much more about the beautiful story of the day your baby was born, and much less about anything else. As stated beautifully on The Canadian Birth Photographers blog
 

Your birth will be a day you will never forget. The fleeting expressions and the intense emotions, the many firsts and the heartfelt reactions of all those present, can be captured and weaved into a powerful story of the day you first met your child, the day you became a parent, the day your life changed forever; a story that will be priceless and timeless. 

 

Birth photography here in our corner of the world is a relatively new concept, but is gaining huge popularity and even replacing the traditional newborn photos for many families. If you still need convincing, below you'll find 11 reasons why you need to hire a birth photographer.

 


1. BIRTH IS BEAUTIFUL

2. THESE MOMENTS ARE LIFE CHANGING

3. YOU CANNOT RELIVE OR RECREATE THIS DAY, LIKE YOU CAN FAMILY PORTRAITS

4. YOU WANT YOUR PARTNER TO HOLD YOUR HAND, NOT A CAMERA

5. A PROFESSIONAL BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER NEVER TAKES UN-TASTEFUL IMAGES

6. A PROFESSIONAL BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER WILL BE NON-OBTRUSIVE

7. TO DOCUMENT MEETING YOUR BABY FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME AND THE FIRST MAGICAL MOMENTS TOGETHER

8. TO CAPTURE THE DETAILS YOU MISS- MEASUREMENTS, MOMENTS OF DAD AND BABY, NURSES ETC.

9. BABIES CHANGE SO VERY QUICKLY

10. YOU MIGHT REGRET NOT HAVING THESE PHOTOS – BUT YOU'LL NEVER REGRET HAVING THEM

11. ONE EXTRA PERSON TO RUN ERRANDS – TO FETCH A WASHCLOTH FOR, OR RUN OUT TO GET YOUR FAVORITE TAKE-OUT AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE

 

 

I am deeply passionate about capturing these special moments for families. It's a beautiful journey, unique to each and every one. The love that I get to witness during birth story sessions touches my heart and is the core reason why I do what I do. 

If you liked what you read, leave me a comment, share it with your friends, and do not hesitate to get in touch with me!

xoxo,
Karin Andelina

 

Birth Story Photography - Baby Claire

The beautiful birth story photography of Baby Claire. I was honoured to be a part of such a magical time for this family, and loved every minute of capturing the emotion, the love, the power, the birth, and the very first time meeting their baby girl. 

On February 15th and quite fittingly Family Day, A & C rushed to the hospital in the early morning hours. As I was parking my car I looked down to my phone and saw a message blinking on my screen "9 cm are you on your way?". Needless to say I ran up a few flights of stairs and made my way to the birthing unit as quickly as I could. 

I was amazed by A's ability to gracefully move around, labor in different positions, and communicate how she was feeling to her birth team. It was a beautiful, natural birth and just two hours after arriving to the hospital their beautiful baby girl was born.

The love and joy, overwhelm, excitement and emotion that I witnessed that day are the exact reasons why I do what I do. These moments are so incredibly special and so worth documenting. 

NEW BLOG!

Hi everyone and WELCOME to my new blog!

PhotoAndelina - Birth & Lifestyle Photography

 

I'm so thrilled about all the changes happening with PhotoAndelina and am excited to get started on this new chapter! In case you didn't get here through my website, which may have given it all away, my new direction is focused all around ¨Documenting the journey to Motherhood¨.

My own journey to motherhood has been such an empowering and wonderful ride, and I have truly found my calling in this niche. I have such a deep passion for talking, photographing, and sharing the beauty of all things mama. Maternity and baby bumps, such a sweet and magical time when you carry a growing heart inside you. Birth stories, which I could talk about for days on end without tiring! These moments are beyond beautiful and it is a true honour to be able to capture these fleeting times for parents. And of course, the posed newborn portraits of your new little love. I could stay for hours snuggling and photographing your new baby. 

My new and improved services include Maternity, Birth and Newborn photography. I have also started offering professionally printed products. This is something I added to help my clients receive professional prints with ease, without having to navigate the waters of print services on their own. Your digital images are always included in my session fee. After you receive your images, you are welcome to shop my print products if that is something that you value!


The blog is a looong time coming, and will be an outlet for my ever-growing passion. I will post behind the scenes footage of my photography journey, galleries from current and past clients, video updates, guest bloggers... I hope to fill this space with factual, fun, and inspiring posts in areas including but not limited to Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery, Infants & Toddlers, Family Activities, Healthy living... 

I want to send out a huge shout out to my very talented sister-in-law who helped with my new branding. If any of you have design related requests, you need to get in touch with Mia from C2C, she is the truly the greatest!

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I pour my heart and soul into what I do, the people I meet, and the services I provide. I feel blessed beyond measure to be able to do work I love so much, and help others see the beauty of all things motherhood.

PLEASE leave me a note if you got this far in reading, it would mean a TON if you had the time to say hello in the comments! 

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