I’ve been waiting to share these images for over a week now and am so excited that I finally can:)The pictures were a surprise Father’s Day gift so I wanted to make sure that nobody got to see them before then.

Let me just say that I LOVE these images, my session with these girls was so much fun. Being able to capture the relationships between families and siblings is one of the (very many) reasons why I love my job so much. Thank you so much to K, K, and A for such a wonderful session:)

This isn’t really a sneak peek so there are A LOT of images I get to share with you, here are most of my favourites…

Aren’t they beautiful!?

Much Love,

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

  • Tania - June 23, 2009 - 6:27 pm

    I Love these! They are gorgeous!

  • Kim - June 23, 2009 - 8:30 pm

    Thanks for the gorgeous photos Nikki! Amazing!

  • Angela Montano - June 23, 2009 - 10:52 pm

    You inspire me with my work and kicking my business into gear :) thank you I cant wait to see new pics…always checking you out :)

  • Terry Crago - June 24, 2009 - 12:16 pm

    Great photography Nikki. Of coarse we think there are great.

  • Michelle - June 25, 2009 - 12:21 pm

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing these with us.

  • Chad - June 26, 2009 - 9:34 am

    This was a great Father’s Day surprise! Thanks Nikki… you are incredibly talented.

With the recent influx of newborn photographs I’ve been taking (which I adore by the way) I have also gotten quite a few emails asking how to get those little people to stay asleep, and pose them, etc. First let me say that it is not as easy as it looks, newborn sessions typically last double the length of a regular session and you have to be extremely patient. Here are some tips to keep baby sleeping:

1. Turn up the heat – even in the summer months turning up the heat in your home or plugging in a small space heater in your shooting space can make a huge difference. If you are sweaty and hot then most likely the baby is just right. Keep in mind that the little ones have no clothes on for this so the heat makes them feel cozy.

2. Make some noise – a white noise machine helps keep the baby sound asleep, it does not work for all babies, but it will for most and can keep them sleeping for longer periods of time.

3. Fill them up – you know how tired you get after filling yourself to the brim? well it works the same way for newborns…feeding the little one (as full as you can get there little tummy) right before you start taking pictures makes them sleep longer. Make sure to burp them though or you will end up with some nice surprises on your backdrop and blankets (or if you are as lucky as me, right on you!).

That is all for this newborn tip but be sure to check back for more! If you have specific questions you can email me and I will be sure to get back to you asap.

I cannot post without a picture so here is another shot of little J…


Much Love,

I had so many wonderful sessions in May that it was SO difficult to just pick one image. I chose this one because it puts a big smile on my face each and every time I see it :)

I adore this “Daddy and Me” image, it would make an amazing canvas – see his sneak peek here


Much Love,

  • alice park - June 18, 2009 - 2:24 pm

    Oh goodness, I could just eat your May clients! Beautiful photos, Nicole. You really capture your subjects’ joyful spirits! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

This handsome boy was snug as a bug with his lovely mama, not too long ago! I am always so grateful when I have the opportunity to photograph both the maternity images and the newborn images for a client. It is such a fabulous time for me to capture, and be a part of a family’s story.

It was my absolute pleasure to meet you little man.  You just made a fantastic family, a little more fantastic.







Much Love,

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

  • Sue - June 18, 2009 - 9:34 am

    Wow! These pics are so beautiful. You obviously have so much talent! If I lived closer I would definitely be hiring you to take my babies photos!

  • Linda - June 18, 2009 - 9:56 am

    These pictures are fantastic! You do beautiful and creative work. Isn’t my second cousin a handsome little guy.

  • Joanne - June 18, 2009 - 10:08 am

    These pictures are absolutely amazing! What treasures to have!


  • Heather Froome - June 18, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    Ange, he is precious! I can’t wait to meet him. Good luck with the pics, I don’t think it’s going to be an easy decision (although I do like the first one the best).

    Hugs and kisses.


  • sharon v - June 18, 2009 - 9:05 pm

    nikki, these are great, yet again! I really like the blue eyes and orange cozy colour combo.

I recently got the chance to meet up with this wonderful family, it’s not very often that I photograph larger groups but we had a blast and captured some fantastic images.

It was so lovely to meet all of you!







Much Love,

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

  • Krista - June 8, 2009 - 7:55 pm

    Thanks Nicole for a great session and beautiful pics. I had no idea they would be so perfect!

  • Jeff - June 8, 2009 - 8:20 pm

    Nice Pictures!! I appreciate the jeans.

  • Laura - June 8, 2009 - 8:48 pm

    Great photos Krista!

  • Tina - June 8, 2009 - 11:47 pm

    Wow, these came out fantastic! I really like the one with Lucas and the bottom halves of the other boys

  • Virginia Walker - June 9, 2009 - 3:58 am

    I love the photos!! Ireally like the groupings and the lighting!

  • Debbie Wilton - June 9, 2009 - 5:39 am

    I wish you had been working 30 years ago when we needed a good wedding photographer in Newmarket! These photos are lovely and it looks like everyone is having a lovely time.

  • Bruce MacRae - June 9, 2009 - 6:20 am

    A great picture of Gerry, now that takes a talented photographer!
    (I know, I’ve tried!)

    Oh, the other shots are pretty good, too. :-)


  • Ryan Delahunt - June 9, 2009 - 12:04 pm

    Man did those turn out good! Very nice job Nicole!

  • Danielle - June 9, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Great pics!

  • Dru - June 9, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    looks great nice work

  • Kaitlyn - June 9, 2009 - 7:48 pm

    Oh my gosh! these pictures are amazing!!

  • sharon - June 9, 2009 - 9:51 pm

    great family pics, I really love the first one!

  • Sherry - June 10, 2009 - 11:46 am

    Great pictures, I love the one of Lucas and Gerry

  • Doug Bochert - June 10, 2009 - 12:55 pm

    Very lovely pictures of your family. Who is the supermodel in the third pic? Wow!

  • Jeff Hunt - June 10, 2009 - 8:24 pm

    Deli in jeans! Great pics man!

  • Valerie - June 16, 2009 - 8:47 am

    Hey Great pic Ryan, You almost look normal…LOL

  • Dan Gagnier - June 16, 2009 - 9:22 am

    Excellent photos!

  • Katie Mahood - June 16, 2009 - 4:19 pm

    Wow these pictures are beautiful!!!!!! Great job!

  • Tracey Kirkwood - June 17, 2009 - 8:49 am

    Yes Ryan I must agree with the others the pics are great. Who would of thought you could get out of your Kelsey’s gear and have normal clothes on. I love the group shots and the background is great in all.

    Cheers my friend,

  • Jason Stillar` - June 17, 2009 - 5:14 pm

    Great looking Pics of a Great looking family!

  • Poppa DuBroy - October 16, 2009 - 8:08 pm

    Great family photos

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


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