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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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Monday, May 28, 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 21

This week's theme was "Temptation".  I have a great weakness for desserts that have apple and caramel in them so I gave into this week's temptation and had a yummy apple tart...it was like a mini apple pie with a crumble topping, so delicious!

If you would like to play along, next week's theme is "Looking In"

Monday, May 21, 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 20

This week's theme was "Angry".  I thought with an almost 13 year old daughter in the house that this would be an easy photo to get!  This week everyone was actually very happy....we had a week full of some programs ending then other ones starting which made for a busy but fun week.  The week ended with a trip to my in-law's beautiful cottage.

How could anyone be angry in a gorgeous location like this?!  The only person (well I guess he's an animal but he seems like a human) that was angry was Buddy...the horseflies love him and are always trying to bite him.  Buddy gets fed up with them flying around him and snaps at them then runs into the cottage.  I managed to get a shot of him just before he raced up to the cottage to go inside...poor dog!

don't you love his new summer hairdo?  :)

We did manage to get some pretend angry faces going on when my daughter decided to give her grandfather a new hairdo...

Hope everyone had as great a week and long weekend as we did!  If you would like to play along, the next theme is "Temptation"

Monday, May 14, 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 19

This week's theme was "Up".   One of the things we love about our house is a balcony on the second floor that looks out over the family room.  When we had the house built 14 years ago, I could imagine one day having children and seeing them look out over the balcony on Christmas  morning to see if anything was under the tree.     The balcony is definitely a hit this kids in our house...especially to sneak out to watch tv when they're supposed to be in bed or balloon throwing as in the photo below.

If you would like to play along, next week's theme is Anger (should be an interesting one :))

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day - A Special for Mom's

So often we Moms are the ones behind the camera and we forget to include ourselves in the pictures with our children.   We need to remember that when our children are older, it's the images with their Mom that will mean the most to them!

In honour of Mother's day, I will be offering the first three mom's that respond to this post: 50% off a regular photo session plus a free 8x10" print...how great is that?!  


  • 1 hr session of mom with her children (or her mom, Grandma's are welcome)
  • an 8 x 10" print
  • 50 % off session fee (regular fee $150)
that's a value of $180 for ONLY $75

**To take advantage of this wonderful offer, send an email to michelle@barbeau.net and say you would like the Mother's Day Special.  The first three messages I receive will get it!**

Happy Mother's Day!

ps.  here are a few of the amazing Mom's i've photographed over the years

Monday, May 7, 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 18

This week's theme is "Mother".  I had plans of getting a nice picture of my Mother but she wasn't feeling well so it'll have to wait until this weekend when I hopefully see her on Mother's Day.

Instead you get a picture of me with my kids taken by my lovely friend Jane

and a picture of me with my canine child taken by my wonderful husband

If you would like to play along, next week's theme is "Up"