Hailey Hamilton Photography: Blog http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog en-us (C) Hailey Hamilton Photography 2017 hailey@haileyhamilton.com (Hailey Hamilton Photography) Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:32:00 GMT Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:32:00 GMT http://www.haileyhamilton.com/img/s/v-5/u773789743-o176545026-50.jpg Hailey Hamilton Photography: Blog http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog 120 120 Puppy Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2018/1/puppy-session My first pet session in my studio was tiny Norah. She was only 4 lbs! I photographed her just like I would a newborn and everything turned out so perfect! Isn't she the cutest? I can't wait to schedule another pet.

I'll be offering tiny pet sessions for pets under 10 lbs. For a limited time, while I build my pet portfolio, receive a 30 minute session and 10 digital images for just $250+gst. If you have a pet you'd like photographed, please contact me!

 

 

I look forward to photographing your pet!

 

<3 Hailey

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Calgary AB Newborn Photographer | El Paso Posing Workshop http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2017/5/el-paso-newborn-posing-workshop

 

July 8/9, 2017 - EL PASO, TX Posing Workshop

 

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS: Are you looking to improve your posing? Do you need help speeding up your beanbag workflow and transitioning quickly without disturbing baby? Are you having trouble wrapping or maximizing your poses with a difficult baby? You're in luck! I'm heading to El Paso, TX on July 8 for a 2 day workshop. The first day is 8 full hours of posing and the optional second day will be 4 hours devoted to pricing for profit and in-person sales. You will watch me shoot a full session and then attendees will split into two groups to practice your poses.

The collage above is an example of a two hour session with ten poses and different variations of those poses all on the beanbag (this session did not include potato sack or props). Want to learn how I do it? Join me on July 8! If you book and pay your retainer by May 15, you will receive $100 off! All pricing is in CAN$ so this benefits my American friends! The cost of the posing day is $1200 and the pricing class is $500.

All attendees will receive lunch, an amazing swag bag full of beautiful props, a posing guide, and access to a private Facebook group for ongoing support. We may even host a trunk show too! Are you a newborn vendor interested in doing a trunk show? Please get in touch with me. Swag sponsors include Dear Felicity, Charlotte's Web Props, Natural Whispering Wonders, Devoted Knits, and more!

Do you prefer a 1:1 mentoring class to a workshop? I also teach in my Calgary AB studio. Reserve your seat today! Email hailey@haileyhamilton.com for more information. I look forward to meeting you <3

Hailey

 

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Calgary AB Newborn Photographer | Macy Rae http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2017/4/calgary-ab-newborn-photographer-macy-rae

 

February 16, 2017

 

BEAUTIFUL BABY ALERT! This girl melted my heart. I think she was the most relaxed and sleepy baby I've ever had. Despite her little accident at the beginning of the session (okay, A BIG one that left me with very dirty clothes), this was probably one of my favorite sessions ever. Actually, I got pooped on the very next day by a different baby hahahah!

Macy was a dream to pose. She barely made a peep and she pulled off the best froggy like she had done it a hundred times! I was super excited to use a bunch of new pink props too. I don't think I'll ever get sick of pink.

Are you expecting a baby? Please request a studio tour prior to booking your newborn session! I'd be thrilled to show you my studio, all my beautiful props and professionally printed products. There's no obligation at all. It's never too early to schedule your session. My calendar can fill up fast.

 

Are you looking for a posing mentoring class? I offer private classes and 1:2 classes in my Calgary AB studio, as well as out of town workshops. For more information please click here or contact me at hailey@haileyhamilton.com. I will be offering one class per month in Calgary and I have a workshop lined up in EL PASO too! I can't wait to speak with you!

Hailey <3

 

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January 6 & 7 2017

 

I had the pleasure of teaching two lovely ladies in my Calgary AB studio on January 6/7! We had four beautiful newborn models to practice posing with. We had three baby girls and one boy. Two of the girls gave us a lot of trouble so it's a good thing we scheduled a few extra babies :) 

We went through all my usual poses on the beanbag, some a few times and we also did some hands-on practice. I showed my usual beanbag flow for efficiency and speed during transitions, and the girls took home a posing guide with tips and my posing order for reference.

My attendees receive an AMAZING swag bag full of beautiful props and coupons from various vendors such as Dear Felicity, Props So Chic, Charlotte's Web, Tiny Tot Prop Shop and more!

Lunch, drinks and snacks are all provided. For this class we had Vietnamese delivered for lunch! Calgary offers a lot of variety for food so options are endless.

Would you like to attend a mentoring class? I offer private classes and 1:2 classes. For more information please click here or contact me at hailey@haileyhamilton.com. I will be offering one class per month in Calgary and I have some US workshops lined up too! I can't wait to speak with you!

Hailey <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Calgary AB Newborn Photographer | River - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/12/calgary-professional-newborn-photographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 19, 2016

This little 6 day old was as pretty as her name. How perfect is River? It was like she just fell into every pose. It's so great when newborns cooperate so well! And when I get to use lots of pink for their session, it just makes it even better! <3

River's older brother Rylan came for some sibling portraits too. I got one ever-so-faint smile out of him. He was such a busy boy but so adorable! Siblings and parents can be included in any newborn session.

My newborn sessions are risk-free with no session fees. Only pay for what you love. And if your newborn is a little older than 14 days, it's not a problem at Hailey Hamilton Photography! I will still book your newborn session if my schedule can accommodate. Contact me for more info or a no-obligation studio tour at hailey@haileyhamilton.com

Hailey <3

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Calgary AB Newborn Photographer | Perfect Pose Newborn Mentoring http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/11/perfect-pose-newborn-mentoring I have some super exciting news! I'm now offering newborn posing classes for photographers. Classes will take place in my SE Calgary studio and will start in January 2017. I also have some US workshops planned for spring and summer. Please inquire about dates and locations!

This mentoring class has been designed to focus on helping my mentorees achieve flawless posing, styling and wrapping. We will also talk a bit about lighting (I use a strobe), prepping parents, calming/soothing baby and more! An optional second day is available where will will go over editing, pricing, selling and other business topics.

Mentoring is only available to photographers who have a professional website or Facebook Photography page. This is not for local photographers. To register, you must live and work at least 150 kms from Calgary AB. You should have a full frame DSLR (but a crop sensor is fine too) and a good understanding of shooting in manual mode as we will not be discussing camera settings. I'm happy to share the settings I use though! I recommend bringing either a 50mm or 35mm prime lens. It's a good idea to also have at least a basic understanding of Photoshop and Lightroom for the second day (LR knowledge not absolutely necessary). I will be discussing my editing process so it might be tricky to follow along if you're not already using them.

All attendees will receive a swag bag full of pretty props from my sponsor vendors! Items include bonnets, wraps, headbands, rompers, and more! Also included, is a posing guide, a private facebook group, lunch and snacks!

All pricing is in Canadian dollars. The cost for day 1 is $1200 and both days is $2000. The retainer will be $600 if attending only Day 1 and $1000 if attending both days. All attendees will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

For more information please click here.

Please contact me at hailey@haileyhamilton.com if you'd like more info or to register. I will be offering one class a month and they will be limited to only 3 photographers a class. I can't wait to speak with you!

 

 

Please feel free to leave comments and share my posts with your photographer friends :) I'm so excited for this! Thanks for reading!

Hailey <3

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Calgary AB Newborn Photographer | Addison - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/9/calgary-ab-newborn-photographer-addison-newborn-portrait-session  

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August 20, 2016

Addison's mama booked her session with me after the Calgary baby and Tot Show this past April. I waited over 5 months to meet this sweet girl. She was just 7 days old and absolutely perfect. Super sleepy and lots of chub. I'm so happy her mama liked peach because I was dying to use my adorable new peach items.

I'll be back at the Calgary Baby and Tot Show on October 1 & 2. Please stop by and say hello! Like what you see? Please feel free to leave comments and share my posts with any pregnant friends :) Thanks for reading!

Hailey <3

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Calgary AB Newborn Portrait Photographer | Theodore - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/9/calgary-ab-newborn-portrait-photographer-theodore-newborn-portrait-session grey, beige, blue, wooden, flokati, newborn, portrait, session, professional, pose, posing, studio, photography, photographer, baby, Airdrie, Cochrane, Calgary, AlbertaCalgary-Professional-newborn-portrait-photographer-Hailey-HamiltonNewborn boy studio portrait session

August 22, 2016

This little cutie Theo was so tiny at 3 1/2 weeks old. He was born a week early so he was still super sleepy and flexible which made him a posing champ! He was so good for the session except when we attempted the wooden box shot. He didn't like that idea very much. But I persisted and eventually he went back to sleep. So worth the trouble! I'm so happy I was asked to photograph this handsome little man. His session turned out so beautifully!

Theodore was my last newborn before my end of summer vacation. What a great way to end the season! Now September will be mostly spent on getting caught up on all the yucky administrative stuff I don't like to do but have to, and preparing for my next big baby expo on October 1. Thanks to all my summer clients! You have all been so amazing and I've had my best few months yet since starting my business 6 1/2 years ago!

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Hailey <3

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Calgary AB Newborn Portrait Photographer | Heath - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/8/heath-newborn-portrait-session

August 6, 2016

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing 8 day old Heath today. I cannot even accurately describe how much I wanted to keep this boy. He was so cute, so peaceful and full of chub and rolls.

I feel so lucky with all the babies I've had lately. So many great little posers. Heath did not disappoint! He was so curly and bendy I was thrilled with the outcome of this session. He got every pose perfect :)

We used lots of grey with his session (which seems to be my favorite for boys) and props and accessories were kept to a minimum. I just love how simple this session was and that the emphasis is on baby, not 'stuff'. What do you think? Like what you see? Please feel free to leave comments and share my posts :) Thanks for reading!

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Lily - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/8/lily---newborn-portrait-session

July 20, 2016

Adorable little Lily arrived a week early and came to see me at 10 days old. She was just perfect. She was such a good sleeper and looked so elegant in every pose. Pink and grey are definitely good colors on her! Her parents and I decided that since she had so much pretty hair, we would show it off by just putting headbands on her. And we went through quite a few! Isn't she beautiful?! I hope you all enjoy her portraits as much as I do.

Disclaimer: This froggy pose was done safely with hands on baby the whole time and edited as a composite. Please do not attempt this pose without someone holding baby in place. Newborns can be seriously injured if not posed properly. 

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Ashton - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/5/ashton-newborn-portrait-session

 

May 6, 2016

This sweet boy was born 5 1/2 weeks early and was such a chunk at 8 lbs! We even photographed him 2 weeks before his due date! I just love big squishy babies. He slept pretty good for us during the session but like most preemies, he was a little touchy. We managed to get some great poses though thankfully :)

Ashton's big brother Colton came for some photos too. He wasn't too keen (much like most 21 month olds) but I'm quite proud to say I caught some smiles. We even got some shots of mom and dad too. It was a really tight fit in the studio but this family's gorgeous photos were well worth the squishiness and overheating. It gets hot in there! You've been warned...

 

Here is a sample template of a Photoblocks wall grouping I offer. There are many more options available and they are GORGEOUS! To learn more about my Photoblocks or to inquire about booking a newborn session, please contact me at hailey@haileyhamilton.com

 

 

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Twins Ruby & Wren - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/5/ruby-wren-twin-girl-newborn-portrait-session

 

April 18, 2016

How gorgeous are these babies?! I can't get over them. So girly and so pretty in pink. I die (in the good way) when I get to use lots of pink in my sessions. If I could, I'd use all pink in every session! Parents of boys wouldn't be too happy about that though...

These girl were the sweetest little things. They weren't even at their due date yet when I got to meet them. They were so tiny and so hungry! They just ate for the whole session. It's surprising that I event got any shots of them! Ruby was pretty calm for most of the session and she loved her little chair. But she didn't seem to be a fan of being wrapped. Wren loved being on her tummy. She was a feisty one but eventually gave in and let me pose her. They both rocked their poses like they had done them a million times. They just loved being posed together. They barely even moved at all. 

This session made me so happy. Definitely one of my favorites to date. These babies' parents are members of TTMAC (Twins, Triplets, and More Association of Calgary). I offer their members a complimentary session for newborn multiples. To learn more or to inquire about booking a complimentary twin session, please contact me at hailey@haileyhamilton.com

 

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Cheydon - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/4/cheydon---newborn-portrait-session April 11, 2016

Sometimes I get those babies in the studio that I could just keep forever. Cheydon was one of those babies. He came to me at 2 weeks old and so sleepy, he was a photographer's dream. His skin was perfect and he rocked every pose I attempted with him and didn't even cry about it. His dad's favorite color is green and it couldn't be more fitting for Cheydon. He looked absolutely adorable in the mossy tone. I'm in love with this session. Most parents prefer other colors to green so I was super excited to use some items I don't normally use in my sessions. And it was my first time using my new posing pod!

Wondering how I get some of these shots? It takes a lot of practice! Some of these images are composite shots. That means that two different shots have been taken while someone holds the baby in place for safety. Then, the hands are removed in Photoshop. If the pose looks unsafe or impossible for baby to do on his/her own, chances are it's a composite. Please, never put a baby's safety at risk. Always learn how to properly a pose baby if you are unsure and always have a spotter. I don't use an assistant so I will have Mom or Dad spot for me when attempting more difficult poses.

 

Every day I wake up and I still can't believe I get to cuddle adorable new babies for a living. I hope you all love these images as much as I do.

H <3

 

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Feb 22, 2016

I love twins! Like SERIOUSLY love them. These two were adorable and so tiny. Ella was a little more laid back at the session. Brennan wasn't the happiest boy (especially at the end), but as long as I get at least one amazing shot of twins together, I'm happy. And we got a pretty amazing one! I love how similar they look and how calm and relaxed they were when posed together.

 

These babies' parents are members of TTMAC (Twins, Triplets, and More Association of Calgary). I offer their members a complimentary session for newborn twins. To learn more or to inquire about booking a complimentary twin session, please contact me at hailey@haileyhamilton.com

 

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Archer - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/4/archer---newborn-portrait-session Feb 15, 2016

Archer is such a handsome little guy and so photogenic! He has older twin brothers and a photographer mom! I think she's pretty lucky ;) He was so good for me. He did every single pose I tried with him. He hardly cried at all and slept through the entire session. Archer was a little overdue at birth and came to see me at 8 days old. He's one of those babies I wanted to keep forever and ever.

 

For those new to photography or just starting out with newborns, never leave babies alone in props. I always have a spotter either touching baby or with hands inches away. Please don't risk babies' safety. Always learn how to pose and edit properly and do composite shots when necessary.

 

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Twins Isabella & Adriana - Newborn Portrait Session http://www.haileyhamilton.com/blog/2016/4/twins-isabella-adriana---newborn-portrait-session

 

Feb 14, 2016

I got to spend Valentine's Day with the sweetest identical twin girls! Did I mention how much I love twins?! At 8 weeks old, Isabella and Adriana were bigger than most newborns I've had. But they were preemie so thankfully, still quite bendable. Isabella is noticeably bigger (but only side-by-side). Because of their age, they weren't the best sleepers I've had but I still managed to get some amazing sleeping shots! They ate quite a bit and there was a fair bit of crying too. The session lasted longer than most twin sessions but it was so worth it. Their session turned out beautifully :) They seemed so happy posed beside each other. So darn adorable <3

 

These babies' parents are members of TTMAC (Twins, Triplets, and More Association of Calgary). I offer their members a complimentary session for newborn twins. To learn more or to inquire about booking a complimentary twin session, please contact me at hailey@haileyhamilton.com

 

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