As of now, all sneak peeks and new posts can be found on my new blog. Blogger has served me well over the years but for photographers it is very limited. I am very excited to have my new photoblog so check out all that is new!!Heidi McKelvey Photography
Posted by Heidi at 4:15 PM
This wonderful family just happens to be our dearest friends. Anita and I met at baby talk when our first babies were just weeks old and since then she has become my friend, my confidant, my sister. We have been through pregnancies together, parenting struggles with babies/toddlers, and now we are entering into the teenage stage together. Our kids are like cousins, they fight like siblings at times, and couldn't imagine going more than a few days without seeing each other.( Brooklyn even wanted to come home from Disneyland to see Amy.) This past weekend we ventured out camping only to come upon this beautiful location. I must remember to always have something photo worthy in the way of clothing from now on, even when we camp. It has been almost 2 yrs since these guys had a family photo taken so here they are. I definitely need to go back here for our family shoot. Enjoy, and maybe we can do more on our trip to Idaho!!
Posted by Heidi at 10:03 PM
This past weekend on possibly the brightest, sunniest morning we have had in awhile I ventured out with the Gall family to a beautiful location I haven't been to since this time last year. This was a special weekend for Grandma and Grandpa as it is the first time they have had all of their grandchildren together. With one family in Ontario and the other at the coast, the get togethers with everyone are not as frequent as I am sure everyone would like. One of my favourites from the day has to be the one of Grandma and Grandpa. Married 42 years and obviously still very much in love! Five kids, ages 2-9 made for some juggling, but thanks to my good friend Jolanda we kept everyone in order. Here are a few from the day. Still many more to go through. Thanks to all of you for making the morning go smoothly. Your children are beautiful. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay here and had a safe trip home. Enjoy!
Posted by Heidi at 11:20 PM
With the bright sun shining and some clouds on the way I met this beautiful family at a location not far from my home. Finding locations with open shade on a bright sunny day here in the okanagan is quite a challenge so I took a chance and picked this location anyways. The old barn and beautiful wildflowers make for such a pretty backdrop, but the clusters of cacti hiding under the brush made walking in flip flops dangerous. My legs are a mess after two prickly locations in one week! Mom had chosen great colours and I am especially in love with this little girl's dress. My all time favourite colours! At 7 months she was great at sitting and doesn't yet crawl away and was very fascinated by the long grasses. The boys, at 5 1/2 and 3 took a little bit of time to warm up but seemed to be having fun by the end. Thank you Correna and Clarke for making the trek out here and spending the morning with me. Your kids are wonderful and I enjoyed our time together. Here is your sneak peek, enjoy!
Posted by Heidi at 7:20 PM
This week at "I heart faces" it is all about babies. Since I can remember I have always been drawn to babies. I babysat from a young age and it is only fitting that I chose a career as a maternity nurse. Since having babies of my own I have been captivated by photography and now I photograph babies! This week I decided to post a photo from a shoot I did awhile back and I love it! As a baby photographer I try to capture that serene sleepy baby, all squishy and new, but every once in awhile a good crying shot happens. This happens to be one of those. She was an angel for the entire shoot but here she is telling me she has had enough!
Posted by Heidi at 9:54 PM
Today I had the pleasure of spending my morning with the cutest, happiest 3 month old little man and his wonderful parents. Not only was he a talker, but he smiled, cooed and even had a little sleep for me. Check out these baby blues! He will definitely be a heartbreaker so look out! Not being a "newborn" any more I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. By three months babies have definite likes and dislikes, so posing and expecting them to actually stay there isn't always an option. Keaton showed me it was possible to capture his emerging little personality. Thank you Jocelyn and Robin for bringing your beautiful son here to meet me. I look forward to seeing him again soon. Here is your sneak peek from our session. Enjoy! I will have many more for you too see soon!
Posted by Heidi at 8:56 PM
Since the long weekend in May I have driven by this location several times, each time wishing that I had brought along my camera and girls willing to be photographed. I just recently came across a local photog who actually did just that which again sparked my desire to make the short trek north and shoot here. This blond beauty is my eldest daughter, who in just a few short weeks will have completed her elementary years. It has yet to sink in that I will soon be a mom of a middle schooler. She was excited to wear her new dress (the one for her grade 5 grad) and when I picked her up from school today she asked if her bff could come too. These two girls have known each other from birth (her mom and I work together) and we happen to live only a few doors away. They are very much alike; smart, shy, and both love to dance. They rely on each other and are definitely BFF's. Here are a few from our day. I really should have been here weeks ago as with all the rain these beautiful lavender flowers are now about 5 feet tall! So despite forgetting my reflector, and having the harshest, brightest sun to deal with I am actually happy with how they turned out. Avery got in on the action too and wanted to make sure I showcased one of her! Enjoy!
Posted by Heidi at 10:52 PM
I have been so excited anticipating todays shoot with a beautiful family and a super location, that just happens to be their backyard! I definitely will be using this place in the future, providing I can convince clients that the drive is worth it. The kids did a great job and were very patient with me and some of my ideas. Not one complaint!! I was very surprised to have it be a family shoot and not just the kids. Thanks Lisa for inviting me to capture these for you. You have great kids. Since I couldn't help myself this sneak is bigger than I had planned. Enjoy! I have many more that I can't wait to show you!
Posted by Heidi at 10:32 PM
I have to say it again, I love this age. Very active, but yet so sweet and so easy to capture the true innocence of childhood. This little guy is sure to be a heartbreaker with his beautiful big blue eyes and long dark lashes. I hope you enjoy your sneak peak. Thank you for inviting me to spend the morning with your little boy.
Posted by Heidi at 8:34 PM