Rachel Brencur Photography » Organic, natural light fine art newborn photographer.

While I love all my sessions that I do, sometimes you have a session where the stars all align. The lighting is perfect. The colours are perfect. The clients are gorgeous…. The toddler is behaving. This was one of those sessions. Though you would never know it by looking, mom was a complete rockstar working through each image feeling so very sick, each image came out flawless. It was a gallery I was sad to finish editing, but so very excited to show the final product.

Have a glimpse into her beautiful session here:

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You may notice that all my 2016 packages, big and small, all include prints now. It was a decision I have been toying with for a few months now. I know a lot of you will be wondering why and I’m sure some of you may be annoyed by this, but let me take a moment to explain why.

I know, and I understand that we are in the “digital age”. Almost everything we do is online. Technology has given us the ability to keep in touch with family that is so far away, and a large part of that is being able to share photographs and videos digitally with family and friends. But how many of us have a phone, or camera, or hard drive full of images that are just sitting there. Never printed. Just gathering digital dust.

Now let me ask you another question. If your computer/Phone were to crash right now. Would you still have those pictures? If your apple-id malfunctioned and crashed. Would you still have those pictures? Remember these are not just pictures. They are memories. YOUR memories. Photographs are a snapshot of that moment in time and you can’t get them back.

Digital images are not proven as archivable. We loose USB’s. Files get deleted. Files corrupt. And so much more. Why not give your memories the best possible chance at making it to your children’s, grandchildren’s, or even great grandchildren’s generation.

When you spend hundreds of dollars investing in capturing memories, you should have the prints and products to match the investment you have made. When you come to me and invest in a session, you aren’t just paying for me to “snap a picture”. You are paying me to capture a memory for you, and perfect the image so it looks perfect and reflects the style you love. So your baby looks natural and perfect. Wouldn’t you want your prints that you show your friends and family, or put on the wall to look at day in and day out to look perfect as well?

 

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Not only will your prints and products be gorgeous and high quality, but I can also help you determine what print or product, as well as what size will work best in the space you need it. It will be something you get joy in looking at every day.

I know in your brain you are crunching the numbers and wondering why i’m being the mean photographer making you pay higher prices for prints when you can just print them at your local shopping store. The simple answer is “You get what you pay for”. Why did you choose me as your photographer? There are lower priced photographers out there, but you chose to come to me because the quality of my images is worth the price. I promise you the quality of the prints you will get is worth the price as well.

I also understand that the cost of the prints or other products you may want can add up quickly, especially when you add on to the package you have already purchased. I am happy to send pricing on prints and products to you even before you book so you know how much it will be and can budget for it. I’m happy to speak or meet with you, and come up with a plan that will get you what you want, on a timeline that you can afford.

Photographs are an investment, but it’s one of the best investments you can make. In this digital age it is so easy to look at an image for 2 seconds and click past it. Imagine how good it feels to physically hold the image of your sweet baby. To look at those chubby rolls and see the perfect little being you created looking rosy and beautiful. Imagine being able to pass around the print to a friend stopping by for tea and spend time looking at them and talking about each moment instead of handing them your phone for them to quickly scroll through. Imagine putting it in a frame, or an album that you can pull out on a rainy day and take the time to look through time and time again. Digital images are so easy to forget about. But photos in a box or album on a shelf will catch your eye every time you see it and remind you of that important time.

Our society is so fast paced, we never want to wait for anything. We don’t want to wait to place our order, wait one to two weeks after we select our prints to get them back when we can just buzz on over to the local store’s print lab and have our prints in an hour at less cost. But sometimes exercising a little patience gains big rewards. Remember waiting 9 months to meet your perfect tiny human? This is a measly 2 weeks (longer with product) for years and years of enjoyment.

In short print your images. I promise it’s worth it.

Photographing newborns is a challenge because every newborn is their own little person. They have their own little personalities even at just days old. Some come in and sleep like the dead. Some are only happy in moms arms. Some are wide awake and alert and determined they are not going to cooperate, and some are like this wee man. He slept well when he was asleep, But when he was awake he was just so calm and relaxed.

The best part of my job is that I am able to capture these little personalities so you can remember what they were like. It’s why I am always happy when my babies wake up for a bit because not only are they amazingly adorable, they look completely different awake than asleep, and when they are awake, I find that is when their little personalities really shine.

Have a peek below at this Handsome Misters gallery, and see if you can stand all the adorable!

 

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If you are interested in booking a session with Rachel Brencur Photography please contact me at rachelbrencurphotography@gmail.com or 289-686-7090. I would love to discuss and customize a session that suits your needs!

I can’t say enough about this little bundle of adorable I got to meet on the beach. That hair. Those eyes. Those lips. The adorable seemed to just pour out of her. She was a complete natural in front of the camera and her parents were so very proud of her.

You could see the happiness and pride shining out of them every time they looked at her. I am truly blessed to see so many beautiful families inside and out. This family is definitely one of them. They are raising one sweet, beautiful, sassy, strong girl who you can just tell is going to do wonderful things with her life.

Catch a glimpse into her session here:

Contact me today to discuss setting up your custom session to celebrate your next milestone.

rachelbrencurphotography@gmail.com

www.rachelbrencurphotography.ca

289-686-7090

Proudly located in Vineland, Ontario.

Servicing: Niagara, St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fenwick, Pelham, Thorold, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Smithville, West Lincoln, Jordan, Vineland, Beamsville, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Mississauga, Burlington, Guelph, Caledonia and surrounding area.

Specializing in Maternity, Newborn, Babies, Children and Families.

I got to meet this amazing couple at a beautiful vineyard that is local to me. Right away I could see the connection and love this couple had for each other. He was beyond caring. She had that beautiful nervous glow of a first time mother.

Instantly I could tell that these two were exactly where they needed to be in life, and that these two babies have no idea how lucky they are to have them as parents.

I hope you enjoy this small peek into their session.

Contact me today to discuss creating your custom session.

www.rachelbrencurphotography.ca

rachelbrencurphotography@gmail.com

289-686-7090

Located Proudly in Vineland, Ontario, servicing Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, and surrounding areas.

Those of you who follow my work already know this, but for those of you who are just meeting me for the first time, my policy is simple is best. I believe simple isn’t easy. It’s very easy to confuse simple with plain and boring, but here, I try to capture simple in an interesting and beautiful way. I use mostly whites, creams and other neutrals and soft colours. I use small props and simple setups, but with my own spin. This runs true in every session I do from newborns, to babies, and yes, even my mini sessions and holiday sessions.

In todays trends with photography, we have the ability to secure amazing props, and unique backdrops that are so real looking. Especially holiday setups they get so extravagant and unique and stunningly beautiful. We scroll through newsfeeds and search engines and see these images and go “Wow! What a beautiful backdrop or setup!”. But you see… That is where the problem comes in. You thought “wow, what a beautiful setup” instead of “wow, look at that beautiful child, and the setup is nice too”.

My approach to every single image I take is that your child. Your beautiful baby. Your family should ALWAYS be the focus of each image. Period. No exceptions.

It’s very easy to get caught up in extravagant and busy setups, especially when it’s what you see all around you. It’s happened to me, and it’s something I have done in the past and you know what I have found almost every single family do when picking their images? They pick simple. They pick those simply set up images. They pick the closeups. They pick the candid imperfectly perfect moments. A perfect example of this was last christmas. For my outdoor sessions I brought out the beautiful couch I used to have to the beautiful christmas tree farm, as well as 3 very simple props. A child sized sled. A wooden crate to sit on. And a blanket. Almost every session we used every prop. I sent out the proofing galleries and I noticed a pattern of almost every family picking one picture on the couch, 1-2 pictures on the smaller props, and the remaining images were ones of them being candid. Sitting on the blanket interacting with each other. Standing up cuddled in looking at the camera. photos that I snuck of them chasing their children through the trees, looking for chipmunks in the trees, exploring and just playing together.

I had hauled all these props out to the beautiful farm, and they mostly sat there ignored.

My indoor studio sessions I had my barn board setup with a bunch of props, and a creamy and dreamy star setup. Most parents wanted all the props removed and just use one or 2 props on the barn board, and most images I ended up editing that were chosen were on the simple white star setup. I’ve actually been asked to repeat this setup again this year!

This has really helped me realize that I need to do what makes me and my clients happy, and that is keep it simple. In studio this year I will be still having the 2 setups, but i’ll be keeping them simple. Letting parents choose what props they want in the setup and really giving everyone what they want. Giving that little bit of customization to each session.

Now we all know that I can’t finish a blog without some peeks into adorable, so here are some of my favourites from last year! If you are interested in booking for this year, information will be down below. Please do note though, that my sessions are in October and November this year so you’ll want to book soon to avoid disappointment!

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Want to book your christmas session? Outdoor Christmas Tree Farm Mini’s and in studio mini sessions can be booked through www.rachelbrencurphotography.bigcartel.com. To book a regular session (I can do christmas/holiday themed or just a regular session), or if these dates don’t work for you, please contact me via the contact tab at www.rachelbrencurphotography.ca or by emailing rachelbrencurphotography@gmail.com.

I hope to see you all here! As always if you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to ask!