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I’m an On-Location Natural Light Photographer specializing in prenatal, infant, children and family portraiture in the Ottawa area.

Website: http://www.michellebarbeauphotography.com email: michelle@barbeau.net
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Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31st


These two guys love to play and torment each other. My son was playing in the backyard with his friend so Buddy ran up and stole his glove then ran away as if saying "ha ha, can't catch me"....it was so cute. Picture my son saying "hey, give me my mitt back"

Hooray, I made it one whole month with the 365 project...only 11 more left!

January 30th

My husband loves cribbage and is always looking for a partner. He taught our daughter to play yesterday...she loved it (but I think that was because she beat him :))

Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 29th

Movie Night

Whenever my husband is away we rent movies and eat LOTS of popcorn. The kids picked G Force and I picked a good chick flick...The Proposal

Thursday, January 28, 2010

january 28th

Missing Tooth

Poor Ben has watched his friends lose many teeth over the last few years. He finally lost his first one last month at the age of 7 1/2 and today he lost #2....he was so excited!

Now he's going to start costing me a fortune in orthodontic bills (he has no room in his mouth for adult teeth)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27th

Hello, it's me...nice to meet you!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26th

Rain is over and we're now back to snow (which I think I prefer)

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25th

Let me in, it's raining out here!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 24th

I live in Ottawa which is the capital city of Canada so it has lots of tourist attractions. I thought I would make sunday tourist day and go out and explore. Today we decided to visit rideau falls...It looked cool all half frozen

my beautiful daughter

can't have tourist day without a family shot. I couldn't find a spot that I thought was safe to leave my camera for the self timer so i'm not in this one, maybe next time

January 23rd

My son made this cute bird feeder at beavers (scouts) so we thought we would hang it up yesterday. Unfortunately the squirrels ate most of the food today....I'm glad I got a picture of it before they devoured it

Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22nd

Sun, glorious sun....I was starting to forget what it looked like! Today was a beautiful day (cold but at least there was sun) so i went out for a walk this morning and took pictures until my fingers were frozen. I loved all the frost on everything

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21st

I tried doing a little newborn photoshoot today. We only had about 10 minutes between feeding, etc to take pictures but I think they turned out okay. I couldn't decide if i like the full body or close up better, what do you think?

here's one with a different hat

This was a test shot to check my exposure...I think she looks so cute with her little mouth open

Mom was dozing off in the background, I thought the two of them looked cute :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20th

Self Portrait - every morning after the kids get on the bus, I snowshoe on the golf course behind my house....normally i would let the dog run free but I caught him eating a frozen mouse

I'm excited that I finally figured out how to put more than one picture together

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19th

My bookclub is meeting tonight and we're dicussing the book "the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society" (don't you just love the title)....well, actually what usually happens is we talk about the book for 5 minutes then we gossip and eat treats. :) Today i decided to try out a new recipe, it's a pineapple carrot cake with maple cream cheese frosting (it's out of the new epicure cookbook called back to the basics)....it smells so good, i can't wait to taste it!

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18th

My youngest is growing up so fast.....

his little puppy pads are getting all scuffed up

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17th

I love newborn noses with their little white dots...

and fingers with their wrinkled skin...

Here's one of Victoria, she was so thrilled to get a chance to hold her

and now Ben's turn

January 16th

Victoria's best friend slept over last night. They were supposed to be getting ready for bed but i found them in the bathroom making funny faces in the mirror

Friday, January 15, 2010

january 15th

This toy caused alot of grief in our house yesterday. My son won it at school then took it out of the package at home and one minute later it was mixed up. He tried to fix it but of course he mixed it up even more. He spent the rest of the afternoon crying. He couldn't believe that my daughter and I didn't know how to fix it. I tried my best but could only get the one side completed.
Note: always make sure your kids do their homework first before playing with a new toy :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

january 14th

Fresh brownies right out of the oven....the house smells so good!

The hostess of my tasting party tomorrow requested these, hopefully there will still be some left for the party. The recipe is on page 54 of the new Epicure Selections 2010 catalogue....you can see it here:


Guess what? They're low fat...you use applesauce in them :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13th

Taking a picture of myself (not easy....my camera is really heavy to hold with one hand)

Blah - not liking all those wrinkles! Paul said he liked this picture so i'm posting it for him. Next time i'll put on a little make up and use light that doesn't show off all the lines :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12th

Poor Buddy - today it was confirmed that he has Lyme's disease. Luckily we caught it very early so it can be wiped out with antibiotics without him ever getting any symptoms. If you find a tick on your dog, i would highly recommend you bring it to the vet to get tested....it's free (at least it is where i live).

He's also getting over an ear infection right now caused by a groomer pulling the hair out of the ears and causing them to get inflammed. He was really sad and in pain on Friday but i'm happy to say he's now back to his usual happy go lucky self

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11th

This is a bit of a long post today. I'm so excited that my good friends Jane and Steve's beautiful daughter finally arrived yesterday morning (9 days overdue).

I had the pleasure of meeting the little angel this afternoon

I guess this is what she thinks of my picture taking

Proud Daddy

and one of me getting some snuggle time

stay tuned later in the week for her first baby shoot at home...hope she likes her picture taken, I've been waiting for a newborn model! :)

January 10th

Frost Mustache

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9th, 2010

What a character!

Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8th

This is called the Evil Eye - I warned victoria that I would post the picture if she did it to me :). I'm going to enjoy showing this to her future boyfriends

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7th

today's picture wasn't a very exciting one. I was multi tasking - I needed a picture and I needed a shower so this is the result.

anyone want to hop in?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 6th

I'm going to try and do a self portrait every Wednesday.

I was out shopping today and bought a new pair of jeans so decided to use them for this week's portrait.....it's suprisingly difficult to take a picture of one's own derriere :)

Day 5

okay, i'm cheating a bit - this picture was actually taken at my in-laws cottage on the weekend but I borrowed my mother in law's camera and had to wait for her to email me it.

I was taking the dog for a walk and noticed the husband and son cuddling though the window....picture me sighing and saying "aaaahh, so cute". These two are usually on the go so it was nice to capture them in a quiet moment

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4th

Crazy Frog! He looks evil with those icicles hanging off him

January 3rd

an action shot of Victoria at soccer. Not the sharpest picture but it's the best I could do with the lens that I have

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 2

Buddy - I love the colour of his fur against the snow

Day 1

My photography teacher challenged all her alumni to take a picture a day for 2010 so i thought I would give it a try. I know that there will be days that I won't get around to it but i'm going to try my best.

Here is my first picture for the year. This is one of my favourite ornaments on our tree