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    January 24, 2007

    Winner announced!

    First off, thank you to all the wonderful entries I received for the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" contest! This was my first time running a contest on my blog so I was unsure what the repsonse would be ... but it was fantstic and I was *blown* away by the number of entries! A big thank you to everyone!

    Okay, since there were so many entries, I felt bad picking just ONE winner so I pulled three names from the hat to create a first, second and third place ...

    *Please note - these prizes are only applicable with a newborn session, booked within the first 10 days of your baby's birth.*

    Third place goes to Tamara of Orangeville ... expecting her third baby in a few months. Tamara, you will receive 10% of your print order with Gigi Photography!

    Second place goes to Flannery of Toronto, who is having her baby at this very moment! Congratulations, Flannery- you will receive a complimentary 8x10 with your portrait session, a value of $42.

    And first place goes to  Jill of Orangeville... who is expecting her first baby in a few weeks! Congratulations to Jill! I can't wait to meet your bundle of joy! Jill receives a complimentary newborn session, a value of $150.

    Thank you ALL for submitting an entry to this conest! Continue to watch the blog as I will be running contests quite frequently!!

    And for now .... just a quick picture ... I'm sure you all recognize this face by now! Little Miss Lyla Precious, my sweet, sweet baby.  Ahhh, it's so nice having a model in the house all the time! ;)


    Thank you all again for your overwhelming support!

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    January 23, 2007


    No time to post much today ... just finished a maternity session and I have a newborn to do shortly ... but I wanted to share this quick picture from this morning. Baby is due in February ... mom was a super cutie pie and even braved doing some outdoor maternity pictures .... brrrrrrr!


    Also a big thank you to all the moms-to-be who entered the Baby, It's Cold Outside contest! I had some fabulous responses and lots of entries! I will post the winners soon so stay tuned!

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    January 18, 2007

    * Baby, it's Cold Outside Contest! *

    Well, it's FINALLY winter!

    I have had quite a few snow-related sessions cancelled because we simply did not have enough snow before this week, but it has now snowed and it seems to be sticking!
    So in honour of the newly-fallen snow and the new year with Gigi Photography, we're having a contest!

    Here are the details you've been waiting for ...!

    1) The contest is open to all parents - moms, dads - who will be welcoming a newborn baby into their family. Whether it's your first, second or sixth baby, you're welcome to enter the contest!

    2) Visit my my website ( or blog and send me an e-mail with the subject, "Baby, it's Cold Outside".

    3) Please include your name, your due date, your location, your phone number and your e-mail address.

    4) From the first 10 e-mails, we'll select one lucky winner who will receive (drumroll, please!):

    a complimentary newborn session with Gigi Photography
    * a value of $150 *

    Please note: newborn sessions are shot within the first 7 days of your baby's birth.


    * * * * * * * *
    I will be posting the winner as soon as it's decided so keep checking the blog for details!
    Also, subscribe to this blog to receive updates every time I update the blog! I'll be running more contests and having several giveaways so stay tuned for more yummy details!

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    January 16, 2007

    Baby, it's Cold outside ... contest details coming soon!

    This is it! The contest you've been waiting for! Details will be announced tomorrow on my blog, but if you're expecting a baby within the new few months, *THIS* contest is for you ... be sure to stay tuned for more details!

    In the studio today, I was thrilled to see one of my fav clients from two years ago ... and his baby sister ... what cutie-patooties they were! Some of my FAVOURITE portraits are the ones where moms are snuggle in and get some love from their babies. Today's client was a pro at it - her kiddos just warmed right up to the snuggle-fest and I got to capture it.




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    January 15, 2007

    Little Blessings.

    Baby Emmitt visited my studio this week ... he's such a sweetie! He didn't cry once nor did he fuss. His parents were fabulous with him - they were easy going and comfortable with waiting and working through our two hour session. Baby Emmitt was a little stubborn near the end of the session and just didn't want to fall asleep, but with the help of some snuggles, warm milk and kisses and whispers from mommy and daddy, he ended up where I wanted him ...




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    January 12, 2007

    Happy Six Months.

    Today is my baby's six month birthday.

    Also, this month, my oldest daughter turns three.

    So to celebrate this big month, I had Sheri, a local photographer, come to our place to take some family pictures. You know, it's hard as a photographer to be *in* your family images ... and it's hard to actually get a picture you like if you're not behind the camera ... it's a tough situation ... but Sheri managed to shoot just what I was looking for! Natural family shots in our home ...

    Bless you, Sheri!


    We had so much fun ... that I think I might start offering sessions like this in 2007 to my clients (in home, at-ease sessions). Some people appreciate studio ... some appreciate natural scenes ... so what do you think? As a client, would you rather have your session SUPER DUPER casual in your living room or would you rather try the studio location? The thing I find with the *super duper* casual is you may not get everyone in one frame ... since it's life as it happens and if your toddler doesn't want to sit, well, she doesn't sit ...

    Send me your thoughts!

    One more pic for the heck of it. :)


    and my client, who I am uploading to my website as I type!!!


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    January 11, 2007

    Flipping sides

    Yesterday, my family was photographed by a professional photographer, Sheri , based out of Elora.

    Wow! Was it ever intereting to be on the OTHER side - just like my clients! It certainly was great for me to see and feel what it's like to be a client ... to have the stress of "What to wear??!??!" or "Will my kids behave the whole time???" Sheri did a great job, though, and we had a fabulous time just hanging out (in other words, waiting for my two-almost-three-year-old to have her 'good' moments!)

    Now the WORST part will be waiting to see the pictures! Hahaha! Now I REEALLY know how my clients feel!!!

    Sheri, thank you for a great session yesterday. I'll be waiting on pins and needles to see the proofs! ;)

    In the meantime, yesterday marked the opening of the studio for 2007. This will be an exciting and eventuful year for Gigi Photography! Be sure to stay tuned to hear of upcoming specials, events and promotions!

    For now, here's another picture of baby Ella ... the cutie-patottie featured once before on this blog. Today I get to see a client of mine who I first met over two years ago. I cannot wait to see him and his mommy again - and to meet his new baby sister!


    and another client who was such fun to photograph!


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    January 07, 2007

    A new year, a new month, a new chapter.

    There is nothing sweeter than the anticipation of meeting your newborn baby ... what a special time in your life, dreaming of your little one, wondering what he will look like or feel like in your arms ...

    I'm just finiProof_2b_5shing the proofs for this session ... (click on picture for full view!)

    and I get to meet the new little baby this week, as he was born over the holidays! I am excited to meet him! Newborn babies are one of my favourites to photograph. :)

    Also, just a note about bookings ... January is almost full (just a few spots left to fill, possibly) and sessions are filling up fast for February. So, please, PLEASE, if you are thinking of booking a portrait session between February - April, please call or e-mail me ( and I'll reserve a spot for you. Spring outdoor sessions will be so much fun this year! I have some awesome locations for outdoor portraits - an apple orchard, rivers, bridges, waterfalls, old barns - lots of fun!! Start thinking about your booking and reserve your date as soon as possible.

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    January 05, 2007

    Happy New Year.

    Happy New Year, everyone!

    Wow, time has just FLOWN past. It's kind of sad, actually, when I see how quickly the moments vanish ... which is why it's so important to capture moments in photographs! :) Such as this moment between Baby Ella and her daddy. What a sweet baby she was! So easy to work with and such a charmer ... she has the cutest head of hair and gorgeous blue eyes. It was such a treat meeting her yesterday.


    And here are few picture of my own girls, who, sadly, are growing up so *very* fast!





    3 comments so far...
    Jeannine wrote: (01-11-2007 at 4:36pm)

    Love the pictures so far Gillian. Can't wait to see the rest. Thanks again for a fun and relaxed photo session. Jeannine

    Zoe Heatherington wrote: (01-11-2007 at 11:03am)

    Gorgeous first glimpse of Ella with Mommy and Daddy Sproule - I can't wait to see the rest. As always Gillian, your photos are beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family (and those two gorgeous girls!) Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet up - but hope to see you this summer. All the best, Zoe!

    Amanda wrote: (01-05-2007 at 1:30pm)

    Your girls are gorgeous!