On Our Plates is a monthly blog circle.  All the contributors share a love of food photography, and it’s such an amazing opportunity to share skills and discover new yummy recipes!  You won’t want to miss the posts by the other photographers in our circle, so make sure to click the link at the end of this post to follow through!

I’m dropping the ball left and right, I have to admit.  I missed this circle last month.  School is a new adventure for me, and I am struggling with priorities and balance (probably not unlike most of you!).  I was determined to get something posted this month, and while it’s not a recipe, it’s still lovely 😉

I love beets.  I love them pickled, and I love them roasted.  A salad with roasted beets and goat cheese? YUM.  I did things backwards this time.  I had images of some gorgeous beets that I roasted in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper that I planned to share, but realized I have some beets that we picked up at our visit to Belluz Farms that have been waiting patiently for me to do something with, so I decided to shoot those today too.  To make a short story long (I’m good at that 😉 ), the roasted beets here are not the ones that you see raw.  But it doesn’t matter.  They are all good 😀

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Up next in our circle is the wonderful, multi-talented Jennifer Carr of Jennifer Carr Photography.  Please visit her website here to see what scrumptious dish she is serving up this month!  You can also follow here on Facebook <3


 

Jana O’Flaherty of Photography 2204 is a Thunder Bay photographer offering lifestyle and storytelling family and newborn sessions.  Jana focuses on capturing genuine emotion and beautiful, natural connections.  Contact Photography 2204 today to discuss how Jana can help you memorialize all the details that make up your life’s story.

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  • Alice C. - I love these, Jana! Your use of your macro lens is beautiful!ReplyCancel

I can’t think of anything more nerve-wracking than being asked to photograph another photographer and her family.  I mean, obviously it’s a huge honour, but then the doubt creeps in and I start second guessing my editing…’maybe she wants it more like this…or like this…or maybe I should look at her work again and see what she likes…’ until finally I throw my hands up in the air and edit the way I normally would and hope to God she likes it 😉

M knew what she wanted for her family photos, and I was happy to go with the flow, but I’m so glad she let me take some casual images of all the love they show for each other.  Besides being beautiful, this family has a gentleness about them that was so very lovely.  And this baby boy is so very lucky to have such a doting big sister – you can just tell she adores her baby brother!

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I just love the series of M and her daughter…and I want some just like them of me with my girl!  As a mom, and as a photographer, it’s so easy to forget how important it will be to your children to see YOU in the photos too <3

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These two!  Just the sweetest couple!  I loved that they were willing to stay for some images of just the two of them.

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By this point, poor baby boy was chilly and pretty much DONE, but we did get some group photos.  This might be my favourite.

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Thank you so much for your trust – it was such a pleasure to spend time with you and your family, and such a joy to watch your devotion for each other <3


 

Jana O’Flaherty of Photography 2204 is a Thunder Bay photographer offering lifestyle and storytelling family and newborn sessions.  The focus is on capturing genuine emotion and beautiful, natural connections.  Contact Photography 2204 today to discuss how Jana can help you memorialize all the details that make up your life’s story.

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I have a special love for this sweet little family, and especially that handsome baby boy.  Fall is my favourite season, so what better place to document G’s first visit to the pumpkin patch so they could choose his first pumpkin?

Belluz is a fantastic place to visit with the kids.  Our family goes berry picking there every year, and we try to make it out in the fall at least once or twice. I had such a wonderful time following along with baby G and his parents! This little boy is so very blessed with parents who so clearly adore him and each other.

 

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I would LOVE to do more sessions like this – these are the types of memories you want documented so your children can flip through albums when they are grown and remember getting lost in the corn maze, or choosing that extra-perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween. The best part about having a photographer capture these moments is that YOU are all in the frame, nobody is missing <3


 

Jana O’Flaherty of Photography 2204 is a Thunder Bay photographer offering lifestyle and storytelling family and newborn sessions.  The focus is on capturing genuine emotion and beautiful, natural connections.  Contact Photography 2204 today to discuss how Jana can help you memorialize all the details that make up your life’s story.

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Each month, on the 7th, I join a group of photographers as we each tell a story from our month using only seven photographs. I missed last month, and with school starting for 3 out of the 4 of us, September and October have been chaotic to say the least. I’m pulling a story from the summer for my October post. Eventually I’ll catch up 😉

In August, my littlest and I went to Belluz Farm and picked raspberries. Now each year, we go strawberry picking as a family (I’ve blogged about it here but apparently I never did share 2015’s strawberry picking day, I’ll save that for winter when we’ve all got cabin feaver) and I love that tradition so much. But I wanted to go to the farm to pick up some veggies, and my little guy was insistent that something HAD to be picked, so raspberries it was. We even met a little friend on one of the leaves.

One of the fun things about Belluz is the fun little play area for kids, and the animals. I will say straight up that the shot of G feeding the goat is not technically great at all lol, but it happened so quickly and I’m glad I got a photo of it anyway. He LOVED that the girl there let him feed that goat!

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Up next in our circle is the wonderfully talented Cynthia Dawson, so hop over to Cynthia Dawson Photography; Sylvania Ohio Documentary Photographer to see what story she will be telling this month <3


 

Jana O’Flaherty of Photography 2204 is a Thunder Bay photographer offering lifestyle and storytelling family and newborn sessions.  Jana focuses on capturing genuine emotion and beautiful, natural connections.  Contact Photography 2204 today to discuss how Jana can help you memorialize all the details that make up your life’s story.

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  • Hannah Nielsen - Love that last shot! Sweet story. Makes me miss summer 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Jana~Photography2204 - Thanks Hannah – I’m missing summer now too!ReplyCancel

  • AmyJayPhoto - Raspberries! *sob* Blueberries are about $18 for half a pint here, so I can’t imagine what raspberries would be. I’ve yet to even see any! And I loooove raspberries. That last shot literally made my mouth water.ReplyCancel

    • Jana~Photography2204 - Ahhhh that would be torture! I hope you guys are having a great adventure though 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - Jana, what perfect memories! Looks like a lot of yummy fun. Love the detail in the last photo.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Roberts - Such an awesome trip to document. I love his curious expressions, so perfect. And dang, girl, you are a master of open sun! Seriously, teach me your ways.ReplyCancel

    • Jana~Photography2204 - Haha I don’t know that I’ve ever been called a master of anything, I think I might love you lol 😀 Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Felicia - I’ve missed the blog so many months in a row! I will jump in next month. Love this series…makes me miss summer.ReplyCancel

    • Jana~Photography2204 - Thanks Felicia! Summer seems to have gone by so quickly!ReplyCancel

  • Alice C. - Yum! I love raspberries!ReplyCancel

Call these sessions Fresh 48, or Hospital Newborn, or whatever you would like.  The end result is still beautiful, sweet newness and lovely quiet moments.

This Thunder Bay family is one of my favourites.  I have photographed them in a storytelling session in their home in the past, and my littlest has a tiny crush on their daughter lol! When I learned they were adding a sweet baby boy to their family, I knew I would have to grab some images of their new addition. Although you can’t tell from theses images, mom is the fantabulous Tala the Clown (you can check out her Facebook page here)!

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Mama snuggles are the best <3

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It’s amazing to see how babies have their own distinct little personalities, right from the start.

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What blows me away is how much this sweet baby has changed already.  I’m so glad that his family has photos of him brand new, and tiny, because this time doesn’t last long! Welcome to the world, handsome boy!


 

Jana O’Flaherty of Photography 2204 is a Thunder Bay photographer offering lifestyle and storytelling family and newborn sessions.  The focus is on capturing genuine emotion and beautiful, natural connections.  ContactPhotography 2204 today to discuss how Jana can help you memorialize all the details that make up your life’s story.

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