I’m sure everyone has been loving the warm weather we’ve been having (even with some boughts of rain in between). I know I am! Summer is un-officially here and now seems as good a time as any to give you the details on the summer sale and contest I will be holding.

The Sale: For each August and September session booked (with the paid reservation fee) between today (June 6th) and June 24th, 2009 you will receive a set of 25 custom designed 5×7 flat cards along with your session ($75 value!). Newborn sessions will receive birth announcements while all other sessions will receive Christmas/Holiday cards.

**I know that August/September seems like it’s too far away to be getting Christmas cards but this is actually the perfect time to get them done and not have to worry about it later when there are so many other things to do!

The Contest: Along with your cards, each booked session will also receive an entry into the contest. The winner will be picked and announced on June 28th.


The Prize: The winner of the contest will receive a $150 print/product credit!! That means that the session itself would be free!

Contact me to book your August/September session, there are a limited number of slots for each month and once they are booked, that’s it!

Here is just a sample of what your cards could look like….



Much Love,

Bittersweet Photography | Nicole Herdman | Newmarket, ON | nicole@bittersweet-photography.com

  • sharon - June 6, 2009 - 9:06 pm


I typically photograph these little people between 5-7 days old but I didn’t get to visit with this little guy until he was 4 weeks old. That said he still slept a bit for me and was as cute as a button:)

Thanks for having me over and I hope you enjoy your sneak peek…





Much Love,

Bittersweet Photography | Nicole Herdman | Newmarket, ON | nicole@bittersweet-photography.com

  • Marcia Paul - June 4, 2009 - 12:43 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!………………I will be waiting in anticipation to see what other great shots the photographer has captured.

  • Darlene Fournier - June 4, 2009 - 1:32 pm

    Picture perfect. Beautiful photos.

  • Sheila Menard - June 4, 2009 - 3:36 pm

    What beautiful moments, captured forever.

  • maureen fitzgerald - June 4, 2009 - 10:17 pm

    Wonderful,better than Anne Geddes!

  • Paul Fitzgerald - June 5, 2009 - 7:51 am

    Great pictures!!

  • Tracy Klinkhammer - June 5, 2009 - 9:09 am

    My favourite picture is the one of Sharon and Jack…priceless!

  • Angela Ducharme - June 6, 2009 - 7:17 pm

    What beautiful work…I’m impressed!

  • Craig Fowlow - June 6, 2009 - 7:27 pm

    Very nice and artistic photos.

  • Blaine Martin - June 7, 2009 - 8:30 pm

    Absolutely precious!!!!

  • Bob Paul - June 8, 2009 - 9:06 am

    Super, super Shots!!…………Love the one of the two together
    Priceless expression……………..Great Photograpy!

  • Licia Biglands - June 9, 2009 - 9:12 am

    Wow! These pictures are just beautiful! I agree that the one with Sharon and Jack is just stunning! All these pictures look like they belong in a magazine! Congratulations!

  • Dorion, Karen - June 11, 2009 - 2:21 pm

    Beautful and fun to look at. Great job.

  • Jeff Paul - June 11, 2009 - 8:28 pm

    Wow! Great shots. He’s so cute.

  • Melanie Mallette - June 11, 2009 - 8:31 pm

    Absolutely beautiful and original shots!! I can’t wait to meet him!

  • Josée Bertrand - June 16, 2009 - 9:07 pm

    He’s so cute…. and you look good too!

Each and every child that I meet is unique and special. Little F was no exception. He greeted me with a great big smile (and some beautiful flowers!). This little man is one my first Littlest Heroes sessions (read about the project here) and his shining personality, capacity for laughter and love, and ability to make everyone around him smile are just a few of his amazing qualities. F is a very sweet 4 year old who loves to jump, spin, and explore everything around him.

I had a great time at our session and it is my absolute pleasure to share this sneak peek with all of you..







Much Love,

Bittersweet Photography | Nicole Herdman | Newmarket, ON | nicole@bittersweet-photography.com

  • Janet MIlne - June 1, 2009 - 12:05 pm

    Wonderful photos! I know little F and he really is a hero! It is so great to see these happy healthy laughing pictures! Thanks so much for putting them on your website! I love them.

    Janet Milne

  • Davina - June 1, 2009 - 12:07 pm

    Nicole, you have an amazing gift! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the photo of F in the air with his dada!

  • Penelope Hopewell - June 1, 2009 - 12:51 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how much emotion can be caught in a photograph. Little F and his parents are blessed to have one another.

  • Nicole Lajeunesse - June 1, 2009 - 12:58 pm

    Wow – what amazing pictures! They are absolutely spectacular and showcase little F’s spirit beautifully. I LOVE the close up of his face with his sparkling blue eyes. Gorgeous!!!

  • Ali - June 1, 2009 - 1:02 pm

    What beautiful pictures! Looks like everyone had fun during the shoot too.

  • Denise Steeves - June 1, 2009 - 1:04 pm

    What beautiful pictures! F is growing up so fast. These will make wonderful keepsakes.

  • rui pires martins - June 1, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    these are close personal friends of mine who i haven’t seen in a year or so. you’ve captured them beautifully! thanks for the smiles! :)

  • pamela. - June 1, 2009 - 1:35 pm

    Oh wow! I was excited to see these pictures & website the moment I found out about the project! Love the captured smiles :)

  • Dianne Bascombe - June 1, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    Nicole, thanks so much for the stunning pictures — they capture the optimism, celebration and daily joy of this amazing family!

  • Rolly Lachance - June 1, 2009 - 2:09 pm

    What great photos!! Not what I was expecting! The close ups of F are amazing!! Great job!! =]

  • Bobbie McMeekin - June 1, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    The photos are great! It’s hard to pick my favourite when they’re all so amazing, but I do love the one with F flying through the air with his Dad! :)

  • Patrick Hopewell - June 1, 2009 - 3:05 pm

    Great photos! Normally, I prefer B&W to colour, but I really like the colour saturation in these pics. They look very fresh and vibrant. Nice work!

  • Judy - June 1, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    Truely beautiful photos of little F and his Mom & Dad, your photographer really captured the love in your family!

  • Ken Lytle - June 1, 2009 - 3:14 pm

    Very nice pic’s.

  • Tammy - June 1, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    OMG, these photos are fantastic!! I can’t get over how you’ve captured their expressions. Amazing !!!

  • Carole Coulter - June 1, 2009 - 3:56 pm

    Freakin, Freakin gorgeous. What an awesome looking little guy!! OH yah you & Mac look good too!

  • Beth - June 1, 2009 - 4:24 pm

    Clearly a gifted photographer who has captured three of my heroes beautifully!

  • genny - June 1, 2009 - 4:34 pm

    WOW! Honestly, the best professional pics I think I’ve ever seen. The colors, the emotion, the movement, all captured beautifully. I am sooo impressed!!!

  • Heidi Pierce - June 1, 2009 - 5:18 pm

    WOW, amazing photos! LOVE all of them, You gotta love the one in the air with daddy. You captured the moment.

  • Pauline Martini - June 1, 2009 - 5:28 pm

    It is a real art to capturing someone’s personality in photos, and you’ve done that with Little F. Thank you for showing how amazing a person he is.

  • yvonne - June 1, 2009 - 7:11 pm

    F has totally changed in his appearance – I barely recognized him. Wonderful pictures that capture everyone’s spirit – F, mom and dad.

  • Charlotte Ferguson - June 1, 2009 - 7:54 pm

    What amazingly beautiful photos. The photographer has managed to captured little F’s zest for life. Well done!

  • Angie - June 1, 2009 - 8:21 pm

    The pictures were great!!! What a beautiful smile!

  • christina whelan - June 1, 2009 - 8:34 pm

    love love love…

  • Sunny - June 1, 2009 - 11:43 pm

    So glad to see these fantastic pics little F being so happy, with his loving family. The black and white in the air with dad is officially my new favourite picture of them.

  • Karen Fennell - June 2, 2009 - 9:13 am

    I just knew F was going to be a very special little hero to all of us. He brings out the best in all of us and reminds us how simple life should be and we sometimes forget that. Absolute pure joy and love is evident in those pictures and F’s eyes hold all of the world’s possibilities open for us to all see how he sees life! LOVE, FAITH, IMAGINATION…DREAMS!

  • Jane D. - June 2, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    I have not had the pleasure of meeting this little hero yet but I hope to at some time in the future. What a beautiful child, seconds in time captured so wonderfully! Well done.

  • Andrea - June 2, 2009 - 1:28 pm

    These are such beautiful photos! I love F’s smile :)

  • Melanie Barwick - June 2, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    What wonderful memories to have for this adorable child and family! Reminds you that we need to cherish every day and every moment spent with our beautiful and unique children!

  • Ruth Swartz - June 2, 2009 - 5:38 pm

    these pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

  • Eleanor Hunter - June 2, 2009 - 7:13 pm

    Such beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! The Love you each share so freely is wonderfully captured in all of these remarkable shots. Thanks for sending them to me!!!

  • Jack&Gretha - June 3, 2009 - 4:34 pm

    Nicole:-Congratulations….You have wonderfully captured the true delight of a handsome boy who is having so much fun with his love filled family and who sees every day as the true opportunity it gives each of us to live,love,laugh and share our lives with others.This family is exceptional as is F.

  • Kim McDonald - June 5, 2009 - 5:26 pm

    F you are growing up so fast! What beautiful pictures. We can’t wait to see you at the cottage.

  • Dorothy Davis - June 7, 2009 - 9:57 am

    Beautiful photos Nikki!! Once again you’ve captured the magic and shared your remarkable gift so well – I’m sure this special family will cherish these wonderful images of their precious little boy.

I love when I get to see all the changes that happen within that first year of life for a little person. I first saw Baby I when she was just 6 days old. Now at one year (Happy First Birthday Sweet Pea!), she’s off the charts for cuteness! Goodness look at those beautiful blue eyes:)

We met up at the part recently and I’m so glad we did, it was a beautiful day full off sunshine and giggles. Little I you are completely adorable and I adored every minute of this session!

Here is an image of I at 6 days…


And look at the cutie now!






Much Love,

Bittersweet Photography | Nicole Herdman | Newmarket, ON | nicole@bittersweet-photography.com

  • sharon - June 1, 2009 - 6:15 pm

    the first 3 are my favorite, can’t decide which one I like the best, they all have their own great qualities. I know the first one is her as a newborn, but it’s still such a sweet shot and she’s now such a cute toddler. great job!

  • Kimberly Nobles - June 4, 2009 - 1:39 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE These!!! Those eyes and the color saturation are awesome! Perfect Job as always!

I’ve photographed this lovely family as they’ve grown and changed over the last 9 months and it’s been a wonderful experience. Unfortunately they are moving far far away so we recently had our last session together to mark little Baby G’s 3 month birthday.

You can view our past images here and here…and this is the sneak peek from our latest session:





It was great to meet you all and I wish you all the best in your new home!

Much Love,

Bittersweet Photography | Nicole Herdman | Newmarket, ON | nicole@bittersweet-photography.com

  • Lily Kong - May 27, 2009 - 9:51 pm

    I like all the photos but I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE G’s smile in the first picture!!!

  • Anna Wong - May 28, 2009 - 12:07 am

    Nicole, you did it again! How come my photos never turned out this great?

    They are just gorgeous! Loved every frame!

  • Janice W - June 5, 2009 - 12:42 pm

    We are so happy with the pictures. You managed to capture G in a way that we see her and experience her every day but can never quite get on film. We will surely miss you! Thank you!

**First, I just wanted to let everyone know that my phone is not working properly at the moment (and apparently hasn’t been for a little while now unbeknown-st to me). I am unable to check messages at this time so if you have attempted to contact me please send me a quick email and I will get back to you right away.**

Now, a few more updates…

1. Availability

I am currently booking sessions for August and September. I will open October sessions up in a few weeks so be sure to check back, October sessions book up quickly and are the last chance to get your family pictures for Christmas cards done!

2. June 20th Minisweet Availability

This set of minisweets booked up rather quickly but I recently had 2 cancellations and would like to open up the timeslots to you! The following times are available and are first come first serve:

12:20 – 12:50pm
1:10 – 1:40pm


Yep, that’s right! As most of you know, my favourite display piece is the fine art canvas. They are gorgeous and make your photographs a true work of art! So, I’ve decided to offer a 10% discount on all canvases purchased in the next TWO WEEKS, I will even waive the gallery re-uploading fee for the two week period. This sale is valid on all previous sessions as well as those taking place in the next 2 weeks. You can even pre-order your canvas for sessions taking place up to and including August 31st! If you want to take advantage of this deal then contact me soon:)

4. Session Special

I’m just working out the details on this and will post them by the end of the week. Be sure to check back!

And because I wouldn’t want to post without a picture, here is another fave of the girls:)


Thanks for stopping by!

Bittersweet Photography | Nicole Herdman | Newmarket, ON | 905.967.4686 | nicole@bittersweet-photography.com

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