Festive Baby Moments

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It’s that time of year again, when all mom’s are searching for that perfect baby photo… you know the one! That moment you want to put on a Christmas card or print off to include in this year’s gift envelops. We all want that perfect festive moment. Probably one of the most asked questions I get on instagram is… how do I get the photos of Alastair to look the way they do? Here are some helpful hints I’ve found help in capturing a professional quality photo at home:

I shoot with a SL1 Canon camera, along with some of the tricks I’ve learned from the Baby Moments App online on Canon Canada’s Facebook page. I think the biggest tip I learned there, is to shoot in plenty of natural light… if it’s too bright, I defuse the light through white curtains. I love to capture seasonal events, like the holidays, along with the developmental milestone every mommy wants to remember. For more detailed tips, I suggest browsing the Baby Moments App, it also gives you really great tricks on how to capture those little moments you may want for that Christmas card this year! I suggest picking an outfit you love and giving them a holiday appropriate baby friendly prop to hold. I found it kept him distracted long enough to get some cute pictures, plus it added to the festive feel.

As you know, I’m giving away a Canon Selphy CP910 Printer, because if you are anything like me, you may not print as many pictures as you would like! You can print directly from compatible devices, from memory cards to cameras, you can easily print those gorgeous photos you took from the comfort of your own home!

I contacted the winner by email today, so check your inbox… if the winner doesn’t responded within 48 hours a new winner will be drawn at random. Thanks to everyone that entered!

This post was created in partnership with Canon Canada 

Holiday… Celebrate

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I’m so excited to be part of Smart Set’s 1 piece 10 styles project, the concept is simple: 10 fashionable ladies from across Canada create a look every month with the same piece of clothing. It’s amazing to see how different body types, style preferences and ages can come together on one piece of clothing and rock it every time in so many different ways. For the month of November, I got to style Smart Set’s long tulle skirt for a holiday inspired look. Let’s start with this skirt, it’s a piece every women needs in their closet: the go-to flowy skirt. I like this tulle option because it’s not tight but the skirt is not bulky either. I have had other tulle skirts in the past and most I would say had too much volume for most people to pull off. I choose the plaid button down shirt because it has a casual feel, plus it’s a warmer piece. Let’s face it, it’s the worst when you go to a winter event and you are freezing! Or you had to layer too many pieces to stay warm and it covers the whole look. Finally, I love to pair casual pieces with more luxrious ones to have a bit of balance and interest in a look. That’s why I gravitated to these amazing necklaces! I love that they add some sparkle and shine to my outfit.

My Fashion Equation: 1 casual piece (the plaid button down) + 1 dressy wardrobe staple (the tulle skirt) + a few eye catching accessories (the layered necklaces) = 1 perfectly style holiday look

Do you want to see how the other Canadian Smart Set Ambassador’s have styled this holiday wardrobe staple? Click on the links below to find out!

Ania B

Gracie Carroll 

Gum Boot Glam

The Brunette Salad

The Fashion Medley

The Skinny Blonde Girl

The Style Mogul

Dentelle Et Fleurs

The Booklet

Convey the Moment 

Enjoy! And happy holiday shopping!