Alex Veatch Photography

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tea Party


Friday, October 16, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

So what IS the best thing to wear?

I get asked for tips on this a lot from my clients.
This is what I recommend for what to wear to a portrait session
  • wear solid coloured clothing
  • choose muted tones that are a bit subdued
  • choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light)
  • choose 1-3 colours for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that colour palette. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones.  OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims – all lighter, softer tones.
  • choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow
  • choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies
  • choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach)
  • keep jewellery simple and minimalistic
  • do your hair the way you’d normally do it while wearing these clothes (I’ll explain more later)
  • if getting a haircut or new hairdo, make your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your portrait session.

Saturday, September 5, 2015



Friday, August 28, 2015

Hip, hip, hooray and happy 5th birthday Samuel! Enjoy every bite of your birthday cake and ice cream today!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Today is the only day of the year when you will not be scolded for eating too many sweets, having too much ice cream, playing too many games, spilling food all over, sleeping late and having the best time of your life. Wishing you a Happy 7th Birthday!
I love you soooooo much.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Things I will not regret doing with my kids.
I will never regret teaching them the value of work.I don't want my kids to grow up thinking I was a good mom, but a not too happy and joyful mom. They need to see me thrive and be interest in things and to expand my creativity as well, I want them to see the world beyond me and ourselves. I want them to give back, to care about others, and to be a person of change, teaching them to say please and thank you. No explanation needed. Politeness matter. Encouraging them to take risks. Sometimes the fear is the biggest obstacle. Kids need to learn to look at the fear and to push through the fear. Not holding onto a record of wrongs. Each day is a new day. Learn from the past, but don't hold onto the past. I want to see the good first and not all the negative- so often that means letting go of the record of wrongs. Letting them help even if it means it takes longer for me. Does it take longer to wash the windows if I’m teaching my children how to wash the windows? Yes. Same with laundry, cooking, cleaning, folding, and more. But they need to learn – these are life skills. I would be doing them a disservice by NOT teaching them and letting them help. Saying no to things even when it would be easier to say yes. Laughing with them.Or smiling with them. Or having fun with them. I simply want them to know I love being around them. Saying I’m sorry. Because lets face it – I’m not perfect. I mess up. I make mistakes. So they need to hear me say I’m sorry and that I love them and that they’re important to me. So that means sometimes I will say I’m sorry. Teaching them to be respectful of others.  I want my kids to respect others. To listen to them, to learn, and to not judge. This starts with me teaching them this skill and me being respectful of them. Often it is looking for the good first and giving grace.
    I love my Kids. Alex Veatch Photography