Improving old memorable photos
I've recently had a few people email me and ask for some photos to be restored as gifts to family for Christmas. I'm happy to quote on anything needing doing. Check out my restoration page on this site at http://www.catsmac.com/photo-restoration.html Restoring these photos brings me satisfaction and joy knowing that my clients will cherish these as family history.
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Some photos that i've been working on
I'm happy to provide these restored photos back to their families! Imagine the memories and family history that repaired photos will provide in years to come!
Repairing creases, rips and tears, as well as general clean up, sharpening and, in the case of the first photo sample, colourizing, make them come to life.
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Preserve your family history!
Family photos are truly irreplaceable and, unfortunately, they can be lost due for various reasons.
Restoring your photos is important if you want your old family photo history to survive for many years.
By using different digital restoration techniques I can remove damage, fix flaws due to aging, or yellowing due to external sources as uv light, acidity from air, paper, or chemical residue left from photo processing. I will set right the contrast levels, fine-tune the colors and tones, remove dust, grain, restore rips, cracks, tears, creases, cuts, imperfections, improve exposure levels, restore faded photographs, rejuvenating life back into the photo.
You provide me with the original photograph, I will scan and repair the photo digitally and then you will receive the original back, along with the digital copy of the repaired photo. You can print out your photo at a printing place you choose, or you may choose to have me print for you. There is an extra charge for me to print out your photo.
Prices start at $20 a photo and go up from there depending on what needs doing and how damaged it is.
Link to my website for more information. http://www.catsmac.com/photo-restoration.html
dogs are welcome in our sessions
There are times when we get asked if we photograph dogs. Our answer? Of course! They are so much part of the family and we love including them in family photos.
In this photoshoot, Jaclyn wanted the photo session to be about her dog, Benjamin.
And he was such the perfect subject.
Benjamin loved roaming free, and was such a good boy. He came to his "mom" when called, and sat nicely for the photos.
When you see the love between them, you know that Benjamin is the most cherished dog and the apple of Jaclyn's eye.
two awesome sets to choose from
We are always trying to give our clients something different. And this year for Christmas photos, we are offering indoor session with Santa or outdoor with a red truck. Plus other props that we always do.
The inside Christmas sessions are scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd. They will be held in Cobourg, on Division Street.
The outside Christmas sessions will be held on Saturday, November 25th and Sunday, November 26th at our property in Cobourg, just north of the 401.
These sessions are designed as mini shoots and will be about 15-20 minutes long with 10 digital images.
We love to see everyone there and especially like to see the look of enjoyment on the children's faces!
and having so much fun too!
Are you planning on updating your family photos? Then consider making it fun! Look for a location like a beach or, as this family did, an apple orchard!
Being able to let the little kids run, play and have fun makes a family photo session allot easier and more memorable. The children will remember this photo session as fun. And future sessions will be easier with them.
capturing some candid photos
Candid or photojournalistic photographs on your wall look just as good as posed photos.
Piggy Back rides are fun
Of course, piggy back rides make for some giggles and laughs from the kids and adults as well. Tickling and smoochy kisses create a different kind of photo, those that look posed, but are not. Just plain old fun to do.
Kids love climbing
Letting the kids safely climb into something, like this wagon, makes them think they are getting to do something special. These brothers, sisters and cousin loved doing that. Again, making a memorable time fun.
Consider a location with props!
This apple orchard offered different items as props making posing fun.
And who said only kids get to be silly and have fun!!!
A compilation of some fall family photos
With a beautiful fall in progress, we've had many families out for their fall family photos. Many families use these photos for their yearly holiday newsletters or cards or to update their family photos. This year, we've had some great weather.
With our own pumpkin patch on our property, our clients and take their time and play among the pumpkins.
And, each child gets to take home a free pumpkin to carve for Hallowe'en.
What's cuter than a little baby lying among the fall leave so full of colour?
My favourite photo of these twins pulling their pumpkin in a wagon. Action or Candid shots are sometimes the best type of photography, especially with kids present.
Again, more action photos of these two running through the pumpkin patch.
as always, family pets are more than welcome
Because we run our fall photo sessions on our own property, dogs are more than welcome. And, if they are good off leash, we can get some great photos.
We do have a large pond, so any dogs that like to go in the water might be best to be kept on leash until after the photo shoot, when they can get as dirty and wet as they'd like!
Some thanksgiving weekend fun
Every Thanksgiving this family invites me to their beautiful island cottage on Stoney Lake to photograph their growing family. It's so nice to see the how much the kids have grown over the previous year.
And having fun is their motto! Lots of laughs and fun poses to bring them great memories.
saying "i do" among family & friends
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
Surrounded by family and friends, and among a beautiful backdrop of a cornfield with lots and lots of flowers, Jaycee and Jesse were wed.
The cutest little flower girl ever. She was such a dream and loved her job!
Jesse looks so proud as his wife-to-be walked down the aisle.
Exchanging rings is my favourite part of a wedding ceremony. These two had tattooed rings on their fingers, but also gave each other wedding rings.
And...the ring bearer took his job seriously too! Look at him helping straighten the bride's dress. Now that's dedication to his job going above and beyond!
I totally love the colours of this fall wedding.
When we are working out the details of a shoot with a client we inevitably get asked “What should I wear?” The answer to this question differs from shoot to shoot since some of what we shoot is themed (i.e. vintage portraits in the park or Christmas sessions), but there are a few “rules” that we, and many other photographers, generally stick to.
1. Keep location in mind
If we are going to the beach then heels are probably not the best choice. Likewise, flip flops are not wise if we’ll be traipsing through tall grass. Those are practical choices that are sometimes forgotten when we are deciding which shoes look cutest with our outfit at home. On a similar note, wearing beige to the beach or green to a forested location might also be unwise.
2. Coordinate without matching
3. Keep pattern and contrast in mind
Rather than explain this one I’m going to just share some great graphics from Pinterest to show patterns and contrast and how to mix darks with lights, brights with neutrals, and patterns with solids. Choose one person to wear the “anchor” outfit (i.e. the pattern) and coordinate from there.
4. Make a photo interesting and unified with accessories
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Cobourg, Ontario.