As you may have seen here I recently photographed my beautifully pregnant cousin. I am now pleased to announce that the girls have made their big entrance and are doing wonderfully! I got to visit with them for a few days and they had their first photoshoot in that time…here is a little sneak peek at the images (I know mom is anxiously awaiting these):)







My favs…I was saving the best for last:)


I love you girlies:)

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Bittersweet Photography | Nicole Herdman | Newmarket, ON | 905.967.4686 |

  • Kelly - May 9, 2009 - 8:47 pm


  • Catherine - May 10, 2009 - 9:22 am

    These are amazing – you have a great talent!

  • Jeff - May 10, 2009 - 10:48 pm

    These pictures are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing pics of my beautiful nieces.

  • Kelvin and Wendy - May 11, 2009 - 10:42 am

    What beautiful girls=) Can’t wait to meet them in person!!

  • Muriel Guffey - May 11, 2009 - 12:42 pm

    These are the MOST moving pictures I have ever seen of babies. Thank you sooooo very much for posting! Our love to Erik and Les! Looking forward to seeing the darling girls! Aunt Muriel

This past weekend I got to photography my beautifully pregnant cousin in New York! Her little ones are trying to make their big escape so we had to get these images done. I don’t have to tell you how stunning this mommy to be is, the pictures say it all…




Oh! Did I mention she’s having TWINS:)





and finally…two peas in a pod…


Thanks so much for having me out Les and Erik (and Vlaska), and I cannot wait to meet you girls!

Much Love,
Nicole | Bittersweet Photography

  • Jennifer - April 25, 2009 - 2:35 pm

    These pictures are BEAUTIFUL !! I LOVE the shot with the blocks and the little pea pod ! You take amazing photos.

    Oh yeah, congratulations to your cousin !!


  • Leslie - April 25, 2009 - 4:33 pm

    Thank you… My cousin is the best… Can’t believe you make me look so good!!!

I recently started the task of scanning all of my Grandma’s old slides and pictures to keep a digital copy. She has boxes and boxes of them. I went to visit Grandma over easter and as usual brought my camera along to snap a few pictures, I even took a new self portrait in the little mirrors in her foyer. Little did I know that I was replicating (almost exactly) what my mother had done a mere 30 years ago.

Below are the images side by side, I found my mom’s image in a bunch of slides I was scanning and gasped (literally) as I had just edited mine. There have been many times when I think that me and my mom are completely different people, but this just shows that two people can be much more alike than they think:)

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Nicole | Bittersweet Photography

  • sharon - April 18, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    that’s pretty darn cool (same mirror and everything)!

  • Kerry - April 20, 2009 - 1:29 pm

    Whoa – that is pretty crazy. Very cool though :)

  • Jordan - June 20, 2009 - 7:47 pm

    the only difference is the brand, Canon VS Nikon. haha

There are times when getting the shot means throwing all the “rules” out the window but most of the time moving around to manipulate the lighting is necessary. This brings us to…

Tip #4: Lighting…

Photography is all about lighting and finding the best light is key to getting amazing images. I typically don’t use studio lighting or flashes unless it’s absolutely necessary so I will be focusing on natural light. For most photographs you want soft lighting, basically you don’t want harsh shadows on your subject. To avoid shadows make sure that there are no bright sunbeams shining onto your subject. When you are outdoors find some open shade instead of direct sunlight, this will make a world of difference in your final images :)

The following is a picture from a recent teen session. I took this image in open shade with the light coming in from her left, because the lighting is soft there aren’t any harsh shadows on her face and that allows us to focus on those beautiful eyes!


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Nicole | Bittersweet Photography