This is my favourite place to be! I take great pride in this space & all the work that’s gone into creating the home studio of my dreams! I love crafting my own headbands, sewing new outfits & browsing fabric stores for the softest fabrics to wrap my tiny clients in!studio-collage

Countless hours go into each session to create an amazing custom photography experience! With attention to detail, set design & clothing coordination you can rest assured your memories of this experience & the beautiful photographs taken will be treasured for a life time!

Valentines-MinisA little behind the scenes action! Can you tell I LOVE what I do!

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Wishing all of my wonderful clients a very HaPpY Easter weekend!
Cutest little Easter Bunnies EVER! Enjoy!

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As a lot of you already know I am a Mom to three handsome young men ages 9, 7 & 3. They are by far my greatest photography challenge! They’ve taught me more about learning patience as a photographer (and a human) than any training I could possibly receive! My children have pushed me to learn new ways to grab the attention of tough cookies; break little ones out of their shyness, & capture the true spirit of wild ones! I have all three personality types & I thank God every day for giving me the chance to be their Mama.

Which brings me to the reason for this blog post… A few weeks ago my Mom (AKA Granny) bought my monkeys t-shirts & asked that I photograph the boys wearing them. I thought… Oh man… Trying to photograph busy boys in tacky t-shirts is so not my thing! To humor her, I decided to set up a little photo-shoot. I snapped a few quick images of them in the t-shirts. The shoot was quickly getting out of hand. I was done & ready to end it… but I thought, it’s been a long time since they’ve all been in front of my camera & I should probably capture some of them being their silly selves. They were warned that the backdrop paper on the wall was temporary & to be careful how far they moved back. They started wrestling & I just had a feeling I should start video taping the ending of this awful session. Glad I did, because this will go down in the books as the funniest photo session yet!

So next time you think your kids have been a challenge for me during your session just remember this blog post! I’ve seen it all! xoxoLife is Art Studios

I’ve been busy here at Life is Art Studios preparing for another big event happening April 10th & 11th!

I’ve been crafting BEAUTIFUL flower bonnets & sewing pretty little rompers for babies ages 6 months – 2 years. Babies will need to be sitting steady on their own unassisted for these sessions.

Space is limited to 4 sessions per day. Only 8 sessions available! Booking for these will open Thursday March 23rd at 10am! Keep an eye out for the ad on Facebook & be sure to pay your session fee to hold your spot. If you’re not on Facebook please email: info@byjenniferhall.com on March 23rd at 10am to snag a spot. Bookings will be made on a first come basis.

Here’s a little taste of some of the outfits & bonnets I have available for these Flower Bonnet Sessions! A few more will be added to the collection before the big day!

 

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I have so much blogging to do! This session is from September 2016! Fall was a busy time & I have so many beautiful sessions I’d like to share from last year!

Ireland has been coming to my studio since she was just 6 months old. I’ve LOVED watching her grow & change over the years. I can hardly believe she’s three already! I’m so happy she came to celebrate her Birthday with me here at Life is Art Studios.

Now that this Birthday Session has finally been blogged you’re already almost half way to FOUR! The years fly by my friends, cherish the dancing, the singing & the beautiful moments like these…

Reach for the stars baby girl! xoxo
Love, Jennifer Hall

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In February 2016 I had the honour of meeting this tiny squish & capturing all his newborn sweetness! It’s truly amazing to see how much a baby changes in just one year! From sleepy snuggles to busy baby boy! Spencer’s Mom contacted me to plan his 1 year Cake Smash celebration & I could hardly believe it had already been a year! The theme she chose was “Little Man” & as soon as the words came out of her mouth I had already envisioned a black & white set with a pop of colour. I love how this set turned out!

Spencer LOVED his cake & made sure he polished off as much of it as he could before his bubble bath! Each Cake Smash Session at Life is Art Studios begins with “before the mess” portraits, the smash, & ends with a warm & bubbly bubble bath. If your little one decides they’re not as interested in the cake part as sweet Spencer here was we’re sure to get lots of before the mess portraits, and I haven’t met a baby yet who didn’t love the bubble bath part.

If you have a little one turning the big O-N-E in 2017 be sure to contact Life is Art Studios in Barrie, ON to book your session. I love to plan these sessions in advance so we have lots of time to create beautiful sets to celebrate this huge milestone in your little one’s life.

ONE YEAR LATER …Have a little one turning ONE in 2017? Contact Life is Art Studios today by clicking here, or emailing info@byjenniferhall.com

Over the years I’ve photographed thousands of precious interactions between Grandparents & Grandchildren.

After the loss of my Grandma I spent hours & hours reminiscing my way through old albums. Looking at the images of her & her Grandchildren (& Great Grand children). I’ve come to realize that one of my absolute favourite subjects to photograph are these special moments. There’s nothing quite like it. I’ve always LOVED being around older people, and of course you all know, BABIES! Put them together & my passion for capturing this generation gap in a single image is profound! Since I was a little girl people used to call me “an old soul”. Being home-schooled as a child my siblings & I spent a great deal of time singing in nursing homes & volunteering our time to the elderly. Maybe that’s where my love for this generation began, but I’ve always enjoyed being around people who’ve lived & loved.

I love walking into homes that are full of vintage pieces, “stuck in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s” you might say. I would love to photograph a lifestyle session in a home filled with these memories, focusing on Grandparent interactions with their Grandchildren. I also love when Grandparents visit my bright, naturally lit studio for portraits! Being able to capture these moments & knowing they will become priceless pieces of art treasured for generations fills my heart with so much joy! That is why this project has reignited my passion for photography… My “why” & My “heart work”. Because your life is a work of Art! xoxo

Photography by Jennifer Hall Life is Art Studios1Interested in booking a Legacy of Love Session with Life is Art Studios? Please click here, or email info@byjenniferhall.com for more information on our special Tuesdays Promotion!

Sadly a few days before Christmas I said goodbye to my Grandma. As I sat beside her hospital bed she asked me to show her the photo of my Grandpa & told me she was tired & wanted to go see him. I asked her to tell him I say hello. I kissed her cheek, held her hand; & I knew she would deliver my message. My heart is aching, but I know she is finally with him. It’s a beautiful picture in my mind. She waited almost 6 years to see him again.

My Grandma was the strongest, sweetest, most selfless person I have ever met. She fought with courage & strength through life & carried her sense of humor with her to the last breath. She will be greatly missed by so many & always in our hearts. My boys have gained yet another guardian angel.

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While preparing a slideshow of my Grandma’s life for her funeral I collected over 300 photographs from all our family members. What I noticed as I went through them was that certain images struck a chord in my heart. They weren’t the big group shots where everyone was smiling for the camera. They were the candid moments. The hugs & kisses, story times, blowing out candles & the way she looked at her Great Grand-babies.

This got me thinking about some of the images I’ve taken of my children with their Grandparents & Great-Grandparents over the years. I’ve captured hundreds of special moments & decided to have them all printed in a beautiful heirloom album. A Legacy of Love to be treasured through the generations. Below are just a few of those images. Although these images are technically not the strongest images I’ve taken for my portfolio; on an emotional level, these are some of the most beautiful pieces of art I have & they will only become more & more priceless as the years go on.

I hope I’ve inspired you to grab your camera & capture those moments. If you’re interested in setting up a “Legacy of Love” Portrait Session with Life is Art Studios please contact me today to hear about our special promotion for Grandparents.

Here’s a little sneak peek at the set with my littlest man Hudson & our cat Bear! Hudson is OBSESSED with Mommy’s studio lately! He hasn’t stopped talking about Winter, & Christmas, & of course Santa since I started building this set! Life is Art Studios is located in our home here in Barrie, ON. which means my children get to see everything Mommy does on a daily basis. I love watching their faces light up when I create magical little themes for my clients. Hudson has been asking to have a snowball fight in the studio & today I spent some one on one time playing with him in my Winter Wonderland set. He LOVED it, as you can tell from the photos. Looking forward to the CrAzY busy week ahead! I’m so grateful for those of you who hire me each year to capture your children’s unique personalities!
I am currently fully booked for these sessions, although a wait list has been started. Interested in being added to the list? Please email me at info@byjenniferhall.com or click here.

It’s been my absolute pleasure working with this beautiful family for the last 4 years! I’ve watched little Miss Isabella grow from a sweet newborn to a gorgeous little girl who lights up the world with her personality! Her Mommy is Jennifer Jones & her Daddy (who, she so obviously adores) is Brent Laing. Both are champion curlers who’ve “rocked” the world with their many wins & an Olympic GOLD medal! Beyond the fame & excitement of their professional lives they have a family life full of precious moments & the ups & downs of parenthood. Throughout the years I’ve been lucky enough to capture some of these fleeting years for their family.

This past June we planned a very special father daughter tea party at sunset. That night turned out to be one of those magical evenings! So full of memories that you wish you had the photos to remember it by! I’m so glad I was there to capture these precious moments for them!

While working on this session I pictured these photographs playing in a slideshow at Isabella’s wedding someday. I imagine there will not be a dry eye in the whole venue. Your children are growing up so fast! Cherish every moment, document them, engage in play with your children, you will never regret the investment.

I’m so happy they chose to preserve these precious memories by creating an 11×14″ leather bound fine art heirloom album with a beautiful photo cover.040a5857

Interested in creating a magical evening for your family? Please contact me by clicking here or sending an email to info@byjenniferhall.com. Space is limited & sessions are generally booked 1-2months in advance.

I’ve had the honour of photographing two out three of these beautiful girls as newborns. Ellee, their middle daughter visited my studio back in December 2012 for her newborn session. I’m absolutely amazed that Ellee’s going of to school & starting Junior Kindergarten this month! Where has that time gone!?! What I do know is that I’ve come a long way since then! With many, many more newborn sessions under my belt & countless hours of perfecting my craft I’m walking into newborn sessions with a lot more confidence these days, even when babies are alert & ready to party.

Claire here had a little party during her session & decided that Mommy milk was a must & that sleeping was not for babies. I can already tell she’s going to have a wonderful personality. I was calling her my little emoji baby. She has some of the best expressions I’ve ever seen from a newborn! So many sweet faces while she was awake partying. A happy girl who’s just trying to keep up with her big sisters; who are madly in LOVE with her might I add! I could tell from the minute they walked through my door they absolutely ADORED her.

If you’re expecting in the months of January, February or March I’m now booking into those months! I book no more than 3 newborns per month so it’s a good idea to book ahead to avoid disappointment. Newborn sessions are booked tentatively for your due date so it’s always best to book as far in advance as possible to secure your spot. Click here to inquire.

Claire-Newborn-28-BW-WEBI’m so glad they chose to preserve these memories in a beautiful blush pink linen bound fine art album. We will be creating three of these albums throughout this year as a collection of memories to look back on.