Image a Day Project, Week One | Barrie Lifestyle Photographer

Each year, for the month of February, I undertake an image of the day project to capture the little moments taking place in our lives. Yesterday was the end of the first week so I’m excited to share what I captured…enjoy!

Day 1: Cooking with Grandad

We took a trip out to visit Grandad&Gran for the evening yesterday. When it came time for dinner you were all to eager to help. Some of the pizza toppings may not have been evenly distributed but you had fun and everything was still tasty:)

Day 2: Happy

You are perpetually happy. You always have been. You’re going through a “mommy only” stage at the moment but even through a bout of the flu you’ve still been a pretty smiley and giggly boy. I can always count on a huge grin when I walk in your room to get you from your nap:)

Day 3: Eating

You would be happy sitting in your high chair shoveling food into your mouth all day long. You eat just about everything, in large quantities. I’ve yet to find a food you don’t like!

Day 4: Good Morning Kiss for Connor

Every morning you wake up, go into Connor’s room, give him a loving kiss on the head, and tell him good morning. He giggles and smiles, then we start the day. You love your little brother so much and are already very protective of him. Of course he loves you so much too and will follow you around aimlessly for hours just to be by your side. You two couldn’t be more perfect for eachother.

Day 5: Up

You climb up on everything, and everyone. You motor around chasing anything that moves, mostly Jack, giggling and smiling away. You’re a busy little man, and we’re going to have to keep a close eye on you before you decide to try scaling the stairs (again).

Day 6: Lashes

You have the most incredible eye lashes. I’m fairly certain I say this every year (probably more than once), but you really do. Lucky boy you are:)

Day 7: You

I was snapping some images of Connor today and you asked me to “take mine picture mama” so I obliged. You had a sweet little grin, and you just looks so…you! You may being growing faster than I thought possible, and accomplishing new feats daily, but you’re still my sweet little boy. I love you.

Check back next week for the next batch!


Joy | Barrie Baby Photographer

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — A.A. Milne

Sweet, chubby, joyous little man. It was a pleasure photographing you.


A Day in our Life | September | Barrie Photographer

Every so often I lug my camera around all day to capture all the simple moments that take place. Nothing posed, just our life – in all it’s messy glory:)

This is a day in our life from September, so many things have changed since then and I’ll be doing another day of these very soon…

Much Love,

New Beginnings | Newmarket Photographer

When I started my business back in 2007 I had hoped, of course, that it would succeed. I wanted to capture the real moments of love between families, the sparkle in a child’s eye when they are having a great time, the tiny details that fade so very quickly from a newborn. Mostly, I wanted to capture the art that exists within each special moment we share. When I chose Bittersweet Photography as my business name I did so for several reasons. “Bittersweet” had been with me for a long time but it truly represented the journey I was taking in photographing other peoples families. Having lost our first son as a newborn to a congenital heart defect it was a very bittersweet feeling to capture beautiful moments of other peoples babies growing and changing, when mine never would. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved every sweet face I have met, and it’s been an honour being trusted to capture these memories for my clients, but it also came with that harsh reality. It has been a healing experience for me watching my little clients grow up – it happens so fast.

Fast forward to the end of 2012. I knew I wanted a change. I wanted the business to move forward in the new year, I wanted people to associate my photography with my name. I am, and always have been, the sole photographer behind Bittersweet. I’ve received countless inquiries asking if the “Bittersweet Chain” had studios in other countries or provinces – and that always saddened me. This wasn’t a chain studio, I wasn’t Walmart or Sears, I was Nicole. So here we are today, with a new business name and a lovely new website. I have big plans for the blog in 2013, plans to write articles for all of my lovely readers, plans to share more of our lives here at home with my sweet boys, and plans to continue giving back (please click the giving back link at the top for more information on that). I can’t wait to go on this journey, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride:)

Now at the end of each year I do a contest and this year is no different. I’ve chosen some of my favourite images taken over 2012, narrowed them down to a manageable amount, and here are our 2012 Pic of the Year Contest details:

The Prize(s):

(1) The grand prize winner (person with the highest number of votes) will receive a complimentary 2013 premium session AND a 16×24″ canvas of their favourite image from that session

(2) Two runner ups (person with the second and third highest number of votes) will receive a $100 gift certificate to use towards a 2013 premium or mini session

A couple of rules…

- Voting is open from January 8th-16th 2012 (ending midnight EST)
- Results will not be shown until the end and I will announce the winners on January 17th at 9pm
- You have a chance to vote once per person using the poll below. I will tally the votes and announce the winners on the Nicole Kathlyn facebook page so be sure to “like” it!

Be sure to pass the link to this post on to everyone you know, the more people who vote for you the higher the chances are that you will win!

**You can click on the images to view them larger**

I couldn’t not share ALL of my favourites too, so here is a look back at some of my favourite client work from 2012 (check back soon for my personal images slideshow from 2012):

Much Love,

Jennifer Kang - January 8, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Really really great photos!

Eric Kang - January 8, 2013 - 4:50 pm

What great photos! :D

Crystal - January 8, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Just such a happy beautiful family

Dean - January 8, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Lookn good guys. Great lookn family.

Alicia - January 8, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Love little Miss.H and her momma!

Kim - January 8, 2013 - 5:51 pm

So in love!

jeannie - January 8, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Very cute!

Stephanie - January 8, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Love this shot!

terri hewitt - January 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

he’s cute

Jennifer Cooper - January 8, 2013 - 6:16 pm

beautiful photos

Diana DiPlacido - January 8, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Beautiful pictures

Jenn - January 8, 2013 - 7:16 pm

Really nice pics!

Tina libertucci - January 8, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Hey everyone kindly take a minute and vote for my great-nephew.
He’s letter “F” CUTE & ADORABLE :)

Donna - January 8, 2013 - 7:44 pm


Monica Artuso - January 8, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Too Cute!

Tanya Caringi - January 8, 2013 - 7:49 pm


kate - January 8, 2013 - 7:54 pm


Alysha - January 8, 2013 - 8:19 pm

I vote for c

Jenna - January 8, 2013 - 8:25 pm

c)/ the little girl laughing is my sister. Great photos.


Mell - January 8, 2013 - 8:27 pm


Abby - January 8, 2013 - 8:33 pm

So cute!

Christine Kleon - January 8, 2013 - 8:38 pm

What a cutie!!!

Christine - January 8, 2013 - 8:51 pm

Love the moments the photos capture!

bethany - January 8, 2013 - 8:56 pm

Love my Halle!! Great pictures :-)

Lesley Kennedy - January 8, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Beautiful Photos!!

Jen - January 8, 2013 - 9:21 pm


candice cooper - January 8, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Love it :-)

Don Daigle - January 8, 2013 - 9:23 pm

Cute !!!

Tanya - January 8, 2013 - 9:29 pm

So sweet!

Sarah - January 8, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Lovely pictures. You can feel the joy and love radiating from the pictures.

Dayna Higgins - January 8, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Fabulous picture! Really a beautiful shot.

Blythe carota - January 8, 2013 - 9:52 pm


Doug & Nancy - January 8, 2013 - 10:27 pm

Great picture!

Elisabeth - January 8, 2013 - 11:10 pm

very cute!

Andrea Manning - January 8, 2013 - 11:19 pm

What a cutie! You can feel the love…

barbara - January 8, 2013 - 11:59 pm


babes - January 9, 2013 - 12:09 am

beautiful picture

Tina - January 9, 2013 - 12:11 am


Sarah MacIntosh - January 9, 2013 - 12:19 am

Very beautiful work! All the photos are lovely!

Bernadine J. Milley - January 9, 2013 - 12:55 am

her smile makes me smile every time.

Lila - January 9, 2013 - 1:10 am

Gorgeous little family.

Jo-Anne Wilcox - January 9, 2013 - 7:07 am

My adorable niece and nephew!

Amanda Capone - January 9, 2013 - 7:16 am

Beautiful! You can feel the love!

Shirley - January 9, 2013 - 7:24 am

Great picture – beautiful family.

Cynthia MacLachlan - January 9, 2013 - 8:04 am

What a beautiful family-definately picture of the year in my eyes! Aunt Cynthia

Brenda - January 9, 2013 - 8:51 am

Beautiful smile captured!

TONY - January 9, 2013 - 9:27 am

great looking family

E Bell - January 9, 2013 - 9:42 am

Lovely photos

Suzanne Richardson - January 9, 2013 - 9:55 am

Lovely picture

Megan - January 9, 2013 - 10:27 am

Great pic!

Pio - January 9, 2013 - 10:31 am

Great Work!!

Joe - January 9, 2013 - 10:32 am

Love “K”!!

Melanie - January 9, 2013 - 10:52 am

c\ great photo of my niece – captured her true essence perfectly!

Bob - January 9, 2013 - 12:29 pm

The photographer did an amazing job with all photos!

Dawn - January 9, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Just soooo cute!

Christi - January 9, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Beautiful photography!

Janet - January 9, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Great photo!

Lori May - January 9, 2013 - 5:26 pm


Brenda - January 9, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Beautiful Smile K!!!

Brenda - January 9, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Beautiful Smile Michaela!!!!

Antonella - January 9, 2013 - 9:35 pm

Very impressive photography!

Esther - January 10, 2013 - 12:31 am

Beautiful picture of my neices’s husband and her daughter. Such an expressions of father-daughter love.

Cheryl - January 10, 2013 - 6:50 am

What a tranquil moment

Carole - January 10, 2013 - 1:44 pm

The essence of love!

elvira - January 10, 2013 - 2:52 pm

love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mariangela - January 10, 2013 - 3:47 pm

The boys look soooo cute Ti

Jane - January 10, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Love , love , love this pic.

Charlotte Ferguson - January 10, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Gorgeous picture!

Tammy - January 10, 2013 - 8:03 pm

amazing pictures

kevin - January 11, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Great picture Michaela!!!

Tina - January 11, 2013 - 9:49 pm

Sooo Adorable! “F”

jerry - January 13, 2013 - 12:50 pm


jerry - January 13, 2013 - 12:52 pm

nice picture

Helen - January 14, 2013 - 2:46 pm

so cute..!

Patricia - January 14, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Cutie pies!

Lynda - January 15, 2013 - 8:27 pm

Such joy of life!

Erin Sparacino - January 15, 2013 - 9:16 pm

What sweet and adorable blessings!

Brodie - January 16, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Great pics.

falls family - January 16, 2013 - 12:12 pm


Christine - January 16, 2013 - 6:07 pm


Danielle - January 16, 2013 - 11:47 pm

Truly awesome, perfectly flawed, but yet flawlessly done. Great work!

Winter Wonderland | Bradford Family Photographer

Sneak peeks typically consist of one photo but I couldn’t help myself from editing a few more for this lovely family. It was so lovely to see you all today and I can’t wait to share more images with you!

We ended this session with a snowball “fight”, it was spectacular:)

Much Love,

4 weeks | York Region Newborn Photographer

Sweet girl, at 4 weeks old I was not expecting the level of cooperation I got from you. It was so lovely to meet you and your family. Spending my morning snuggling and hanging out with you was marvelous:)

I’m currently booking newborns all the way through June, if you’re expecting and interested in booking now is the best time to contact me:)

Much Love,