Monthly Archives: March 2014

Info on Ordering Your Photos for Lucky Birthday Sale Participants

Emily_Beatty_Imagery_fun_photographer_KitchenerLuckyBirthdaySalePriceListflatKW_Twin_Group_Photographer_EmilyBeattyEmilyBeatty3collection 2 5x7 3 8x10 3 11x14BROOKE3 16x20 vertical imageBrookeDisplayThis sale covers my most popular items and sizes. Prints 11×17 or larger, or specialty items are available at regular a la carte prices. Regular portrait prices are listed below, should you be interested in custom artwork to decorate your walls with.

My job is to make the selection process as quick and painless as possible. Average time for these sessions is about an hour. Maybe an hour and a half if we took a whole lot of pictures together or if you’re indecisive. After your session, we will sign a contract together, talk about whether or not I have your permission to use your photos for my website and blog posts like this one, and talk about your payment options.FULLpriceLISTJan2014

One of the reasons I like to do at least one in person ordering session with every family is that it helps me to understand what your personal tastes are like, which photos will complement your home’s decor best, and which images flow well together to tell a story about your family. You may also be surprised to find that getting together in person is actually faster and easier than trying to make all your choices alone and sending e-mails back and forth to consult and place your order. If I’m there when you see your proof files for the very first time, I can note your gut reactions and help guide you toward the images you love best. Trust me, the more time you have to look at your choices, the more confused and overwhelmed you will get.St.Clements_baby_photographer

I’ve just downloaded hundreds of shots from our photo session, and narrowed them down to my favourites to save you some time. At our session, I will show you the top 50 or so that best represent our shoot on an iPad. Images are cropped and colour corrected, but not 100% fully edited. I save all my best tricks for the images you actually select to purchase.befduraftTWINSforFB

First we will sort the proofs into three groups called “like it” and “love it” and “leave it”. Based on how many images there are in your “love it” group, we will decide whether it makes sense to get a set of printed images, or digital copies, or an album, a wall canvas, etc. Once we know what format your order should take, we will use your 3 groups to populate any custom albums or frames you’d like.

If you just choose to buy a series of digital files, they will be fully edited and then made available to download by using a private link within a week of your order. Printed items will be delivered 7-10 days after our meeting. Please note that at least 1/3 of the cost of your order is due within 24 hours of our ordering session. I’ll begin processing your images as soon as I have some form of payment to confirm your order and cover some of the cost associated with creating your custom photography order.   Emily_Beatty_spring_baby_animals

bunnies_chicks_Elmira_photographerI really believe that in person ordering sessions are my best opportunity to give my clients great customer service. If, however, you are super busy and moderately good with computers, than you may be eligible for an online proofing system that allows you to place your order at your own pace. E-mail me if you need more info on that.

Thanks again for participating in my best sale ever! Its been a BUSY month, but exactly how I hoped to start my 29th year. Talk to you soon!_EBI6834edit

St. Patrick’s Day Portraits with Tiny Twin Leprechauns

Waterloo_twin_photographer_St.Patricks14*bonus_web“Do you have Irish blood in your family?” I asked their mother. “Oh yes!!!” she replied enthusiastically. After bringing her fraternal twin boys for Halloween photos, Christmas photos, and then Valentine’s Day photos, the obvious next step for this family was a mini St. Paddy’s Day shoot.

Our wee setup included plenty of shiny shamrocks, some of my grandmother’s silver candy dishes, foil wrapped chocolate coins, a chest full of golden booty and of course, beer steins. In a testament to their heritage, the boys began miming beer drinking with the empty mugs right away. And those hats! Did you ever see a cuter pair of leprechauns???


Full Gallery of 2014 KW Polar Plunge Pictures

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It was a brave crowd that came out for the third annual KW Polar Plunge on Saturday February 22nd, 2014. This fun and dramatic community event is the pride and joy of founder Greg Lehman, who started it three years ago after losing a bet. Participants including Greg collect donations from sponsors, and then dress up and jump into freezing water to support KidsAbility, and the families that benefit from their services.

The numbers are in, and this year’s event raised $7,816.75, all of which will go directly to the KidsAbility facility in Waterloo. KidsAbility is a terrific organization that “empowers children & youth with special needs to realize their full potential through life-changing therapy and support services”._EBI7043edit_web

This winter has been the coldest on record for many years, and those who took the plunge deserve a lot of credit for boldly jumping into a COLD kiddie pool on a day that hovered right around zero degrees. The rest of us were awfully grateful to be bundled up in boots, hats and jackets that were a bit more appropriate for the middle of winter in Canada. I think every one of us in Waterloo Town Square that day was glad that the event was rescheduled from the original January 25th date due to dangerously cold temperatures. Zero Celsius is pretty cold– but it could have been worse!Polar_Plunge_KW_2014

As always, it is the volunteers, community sponsors, and local businesses that made this event such a success. Thanks to Nom Nom Treats, Hogg Heating and Air Conditioning, KFUN 99.5FM, 105.3 KOOL FM, Soul Awakenings Yoga Boutique, Spike Creative Solutions, Bre Creative, Bright Water Services, Boston Pizza, Beertown, and everyone else that made a splash at this year’s KW Polar Plunge.

If you’re looking for a quick rundown of the events, check out my previous blog post about the 2014 event. If you want the full story, keep scrolling down to view all of the event photos from this year’s Polar Plunge.



The delightful team that organized the 2014 KW Polar Plunge.

The delightful team that organized the 2014 KW Polar Plunge.

Thanks to the Hogg Hot House for once again keeping our Plungers warm(ish).

Thanks to the Hogg Hot House for once again keeping our Plungers warm(ish).nom_nom_treats_KW_Polar_Plunge

Bre Creative always makes time to volunteer for community events.

Bre Creative always makes time to volunteer for community events.


Thanks to Nom Nom treats and volunteers Keirra Reid and Charlotte Armstrong for the delicious custom cookies!

Thanks to Nom Nom treats and volunteers Keirra Reid and Charlotte Armstrong for the delicious custom cookies!


Greg's Marilyn Monroe moment.

Greg’s Marilyn Monroe moment.


Our fearless leader, KW Polar Plunge founder, Greg Lehman.

Our fearless leader, KW Polar Plunge founder, Greg Lehman.

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Dear Banana Girl, you left your red hoodie at the Polar Plunge. Please contact event organizers via Facebook so that we can get it back to you!_EBI7267edit_web


Did you like what you saw here? Please leave a comment below to tell the organizers what you thought of this year’s event, and don’t forget to nominate your friends and family for next year’s Polar Plunge!


Celebrate My Lucky Birthday With A Free Portrait Session!

Save 100% On Portrait Session Fees To Celebrate My Lucky Birthday!

100%off_portrait_sessions_Kitchener_photographer_Emily_BeattyToday I turn 29, my lucky number. I’ve always imagined that 29 will be the best year of my life. As a teen, I thought maybe I’d have a baby at 29. Or maybe I’d finally marry the love of my life. Or maybe, my photography career would grow exponentially and I’ll finally leave Ramen noodles behind forever. Amazingly, my boyfriend of almost 8 years proposed to me at sunrise on Christmas morning, so at least I get to be engaged at 29. That’s pretty exciting.

Regardless of what else the next year has in store for me, I want to take this opportunity to thank every one of you reading this blog post. Each one of you that’s selected me out of hundreds of photographers to capture your wedding day, or your baby’s newborn moments, and also those of you that never fail to click “like” on Facebook. I’m so grateful to have such a supportive group of family, friends, and regular clients cheering for my little photography business.

Because I’m so pleased to have your support on my lucky birthday, I want to offer you an insane one day bargain.

On March 3rd, 2014, you can save 100% on session fees for all a la carte portrait shoots.


That means you can try out my services absolutely risk free in a studio setting at your home or mine. I’ll cover the $200-$350 session fee that covers my time and talent, education, equipment, travel expenses, editing time, material costs for proofs, and all that jazz.

If you don’t love your portraits, and don’t want to keep any of your photos, you can walk away without paying a cent. If you happen to love your photos, I’ll help you get exactly what you want out of your photo shoot. A week or two after your shoot, I’ll return to show you your edited images and help you decide if you want to create an a la carte collection consisting of digital files, prints, or custom wall art with your new portraits. All digital files will cost $15 each to start. The more photographs you choose to purchase, the more the individual costs come down.

Scroll down for all the details on how to qualify for this sweet deal in under 60 seconds.Emily_Beatty_Imagery_PhotographyKitchener_Waterloo_Portrait_Photographygreetingscard_EBIcupcakescountercupcakeRGB_webKitchener_Waterloo_Portrait_PhotographerKitchener_Waterloo_Portrait_Photographergreetingscard_vintageCupcakes2RGBcupcake_web


*Use this free session for any type of portraits during March 2014. It could be family photos (up to 6 people), a couple’s shoot, pet portraits, boudoir photos, first birthday portraits, newborn photos, a cake smash session…

*To qualify for a free session, simply write at least one positive or constructive comment at the bottom of this post, or any other blog post on this site on March 3rd, 2014.

*This free session fee DOES NOT include free prints or digital files. You will get to see your edited photos for free, but must purchase prints or digital files ($15 per print quality digital photo) if you want to keep them. You can view a full a la carte price list here.

*100% discount on session fee applies to clients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph. Clients that live outside of the Tri-City area in Ontario may be required to pay a mileage fee.

*100% discount applies to any a la carte session, but does not apply to custom photography collections. Confused about the difference? View EBI pricing details here.

*Once you’ve commented on a blog post and visited me on Facebook, e-mail on March 3rd to request your free session. All you need to do is state the type of portrait session you want, and 2 or 3 possible shoot dates during March 2014. Make the subject of your message, “Free Shoot For Your Lucky Birthday” and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours to talk about your shoot and select a date. Inquiries after March 3rd at 11:59pm will not be considered for a 100% session fee discount.

*You can find samples of my work here on the blog, and in several galleries over on my website.

*Please “like”  Emily Beatty Imagery and share this blog post on Facebook if you haven’t already. (Not required for a free session, but I’d be ever so happy if you did!)

Thanks for being here, and have a great day. I know I will!



Natalie’s Guelph Garden Fashion Photo Shoot

Garden_portraits_Guelph_photographer_Emily_BeattyMy dear Aunt Natalie is the youngest of the seven children in my mom’s family. She has built a rewarding career for herself, found love, and pursued many creative endeavors, including writing several books, award winning poems, and teaching herself photography. As far back as I can remember, the two of us have had a special bond. We still really enjoy each other’s company, and she has even assisted me as a second shooter for two weddings.

When she undertook a substantial fitness goal about a year ago, the whole family wished her well. Now, having surpassed her weight loss goals, Natalie is thrilled with her new life and we’re all very proud of her. Although very competent behind a camera, she’s never really been in front of a lens. Back in September, she asked me to take some photos of “The New Natalie” to celebrate her hard work. We planned a full day of magazine style fashion shots so we could have fun with her new wardrobe. I’m very impressed with how she handled my instructions as a first time model. We had so many great shots to choose from. And the shoes! So many awesome heels. She was laughing at me by the end of the day because I had easily taken enough photos of her feet to put together a blog post consisting entirely of shoe shots. I’ll leave that for another day.

It’s March. And yet its still well below freezing and there’s snow in the forecast for the next two weeks. Winter, I am over you. I need the flowers to grow back so we can take more pretty garden inspired photos like these.Guelph_Fashion_Photographer

Guelph Fashion PhotosGuelph Fashion Photos_EBI2625edit_WEBGuelph Fashion PhotosGuelph Fashion PhotosGuelph Fashion PhotosGuelph Fashion PhotosGuelph Fashion PhotosGuelph Fashion PhotosNatalie, I can’t wait to have you there with me taking photos on my wedding day. Love you.