Welcome to day 5 of Design Aglow’s Baby Week and Say “hi” to Canadian photographer and coffee-lover (bonus points) Catherine Giroux with us.
Tell us a little bit about you.
Hi! I’m from Montreal (north shore), Canada. I started my career as a graphic designer (still am from time to time). When I was pregnant with Gustave (second son), I bought my first decent camera in order to document my kids' life (cliché right?). After finishing uploading my first 2GB SD card I knew I was not going to stay in front of a computer for 8 hours/day for the rest of my life.
When passion hits, it’s hard to resist. When my maternity leave ended, I dropped my job, crossed my fingers tight and hoped for the best. Best decision ever.
How do you describe your style?
Real, fun, documentary, no rules.
What or who really inspires you?
My kids, my client’s house, light (and not always the glowing one), connection between people.
What are your top tips for photographing babies?I don’t consider myself as a baby photographer specialist. As long as I have people in front of my lens, my objective remain the same, which is to share a story. When I’m going to photograph a newborn session I always have in mind the word “cocooning.”
I simply let parents do their thing (feeding, giving a bath, cuddling) and I document the experiences. Parents LOVE to talk about their baby (even when it’s to express lack of sleep) so let them talk and you’ll see some sparkling in their eyes. Magical scenes will take place in front of your camera without forcing anything.
Want more inspiration from Catherine Giroux?Visit her site here: www.catherinegiroux.com
Design Aglow's Wedding Week 2017 has come to a close and we are thrilled to have received over 1000 entries in our inspiring image contest! Thank you to everyone who entered and made Wedding Week 2017 such a blast!
Our panel of judges have chosen the final winners based on originality, composition, and technique. See our three winners below, as well as some of our favorite images that deserve an honorable mention for making us swoon.
We’re having a huge sale on all of our almost perfect Big Picture Planners! Huzzah!
But wait. What does “almost perfect” mean? Well, these are the planners that have teeny tiny aesthetic defects. Don’t worry! They haven’t been totally wrecked, they just have small ink marks or scratches that occurred during transit to our office. You can see images of these small damages below.