With the age of social media, photography is becoming more and more popular. We have cameras on our phones and tablets, and anyone with kids probably has a huge full gallery of pictures they will post on social media (or won’t). So when people ask me what it takes to become a photographer, I struggle with starting a list because it takes a lot. We always see those momtographers on Facebook posting $20 mini sessions because they have a dslr, but is that really a sustainable bu
In mid October of 2016, my husband and I decided to take our daughters (then 2 months and 22 months old) to Kingsmere in Chelsea Quebec (not too far from Ottawa). It's a small community with a lot of breathtaking scenery and history. Not to mention, rich in beauty. We packed up the car with the girls, grabbed my camera and decided to take a drive up there to take some pictures. We had heard so many wonderful things about Kingsmere that we had to go check it ou
I've always been an avid fan of all types of photography. How someone can take a camera, and make beautiful memories come to life. How they can create such diverse emotions through a lens. How a single moment captured in time, is a moment to last forever. It's truly magical. One of my favourite kinds of photography, is motherhood. I like to think there are two types of motherhood photography. First time moms during that beautiful pregnancy glory, and mot
Capturing those new moments
This sentence may sound cliché, but I remember it like it was yesterday. Bringing in a new bundle of joy to this world. The months leading up to this very day in time where I would finally meet this little baby that I have grown to love and care for so much. All the emotions I was feeling in that very moment in time were overwhelming but unlike anything else. Those moments however, seem so blurry because of all the hustle and bustle in that first
One of the questions a lot of new parents ask me is if I were to get a camera just for daily stuff, what should I get? I mean, it is totally up to you. It depends on what you are going to use it for. The one thing I recommend for parents (as we all know kids don't sit still) is to purchase a camera that has a focusing motor in it. It will make your life soooo much easier when purchasing lenses and also photographing kids. If you don't purchase a camera with a focusing motor y
Newborns everywhere! I spent this whole weekend doing model calls for newborns. I still haven't had the chance to shoot any boys recently, except for a few which clients asked not to be posted on social media. I have had so much fun getting use out of all of my props, including a little egg basket that I have tried to use three times but everytime the baby hated it! So I would call today's session a success. A lot of times parents will tell me that their baby doesn't like to
Hi everyone! To celebrate the launch of my new website, I would like to show everyone the contest I have! Hi everyone! It is free photo shoot contest time!
To enter, I need you to follow these steps. 1. Like my Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/erikamichellephotography1)
2. Share the contest post from Facebook. (Don't forget to do this!)
3. Tag two friends in the comments (on Facebook). 4. Comment "Done" on this post!
5. Tell me which shoot you would like and why! I will