Extraordinary People Ordinary Days Session 7

Meet the Makin-Zakonovic Family. Luka has the most amazing eyes and his smile really never ends. It was an absolute joy to hang out with this family at a beautiful park. We skipped, hung out at the playground, blew some bubbles, and finished the session with an ice-cream. Don't ever stop being you Luka!

1Y3A0742.jpg
1Y3A0556.jpg
1Y3A0559.jpg
1Y3A0581.jpg
1Y3A0589.jpg
1Y3A0604.jpg
1Y3A0619.jpg
1Y3A0625.jpg
1Y3A0758.jpg
1Y3A0771.jpg
1Y3A0815.jpg
1Y3A0846.jpg
1Y3A0894.jpg
1Y3A0918.jpg
1Y3A0947.jpg
1Y3A0956.jpg
1Y3A0964.jpg
1Y3A0984.jpg
1Y3A1003.jpg
1Y3A1014.jpg
1Y3A1034.jpg
1Y3A1038.jpg
1Y3A1054.jpg
1Y3A1087.jpg
1Y3A1099.jpg
1Y3A1100.jpg
1Y3A1143.jpg
1Y3A1166.jpg
1Y3A1189.jpg
1Y3A1208.jpg
1Y3A1214.jpg
1Y3A1222.jpg

Extraordinary People Ordinary Days Session 6

Meet the Reid Family. This session took place at the family cottage. It was a beautiful sunny day and I was welcomed with a cup of coffee and smiles all around. Liam has an amazing personality and a sense of humour that had me laughing throughout our time together. Thank you Reid Family for a session full of pure happiness. Liam, you such a special kid and my life is better for having met you.

1Y3A0015.jpg
1Y3A0029.jpg
1Y3A0090.jpg
1Y3A0059.jpg
1Y3A0062.jpg
1Y3A0100.jpg
1Y3A0108.jpg
1Y3A0202.jpg
1Y3A0232.jpg
1Y3A0258.jpg
1Y3A0267.jpg
1Y3A0328.jpg
1Y3A0336.jpg
1Y3A0338.jpg
1Y3A0342.jpg
1Y3A0356.jpg
1Y3A0360.jpg
1Y3A0370.jpg
1Y3A0366.jpg
1Y3A0384.jpg
1Y3A0460.jpg
1Y3A0468.jpg
1Y3A0454.jpg
1Y3A0456.jpg
1Y3A0493.jpg
1Y3A0532.jpg
1Y3A0570.jpg
1Y3A0541.jpg
1Y3A0614.jpg
1Y3A0626.jpg
1Y3A0634.jpg
1Y3A0682.jpg
1Y3A0688.jpg
1Y3A0713.jpg

Extraordinary People Ordinary Days Session 5

Meet the Hurren Family. I have been lucky enough to watch Evelyn grow over the past few years and am so amazed at her accomplishments. She is a determined little girl who is taking this world head on. She also has an incredibly supportive family that encourages her to reach for the stars.  Thank you Hurren family for a fun session full of ice-cream, swinging, climbing, and hunting for rocks.

1Y3A0014.jpg
1Y3A0003.jpg
1Y3A0049.jpg
1Y3A0069.jpg
1Y3A0101.jpg
1Y3A0094.jpg
1Y3A0090.jpg
1Y3A0112.jpg
1Y3A0113.jpg
1Y3A0133.jpg
1Y3A0135.jpg
1Y3A0138.jpg
1Y3A0156.jpg
1Y3A0277.jpg
1Y3A0237.jpg
1Y3A0291.jpg
1Y3A0296.jpg
1Y3A0305.jpg
1Y3A0358.jpg
1Y3A0350.jpg
1Y3A0344.jpg
1Y3A0382.jpg
1Y3A0383.jpg
1Y3A0420.jpg
1Y3A0430.jpg
1Y3A0300.jpg
1Y3A0463.jpg
1Y3A0482.jpg

Extraordinary People Ordinary Days Session 3

This session was full of love, smiles, giggles, and a little flying! Christian showed me his puzzles, his slide and his baby sister (who he absolutely adores). Thank you Tzouanakis/Anderson family for a photo session that was full of warm snuggles, tummy raspberries, and just plain old happiness.

1Y3A0015.jpg
1Y3A0183.jpg
1Y3A0163.jpg
1Y3A0125.jpg
1Y3A0253.jpg
1Y3A0371.jpg
1Y3A0384.jpg
1Y3A0399.jpg
1Y3A0434.jpg
1Y3A0425.jpg
1Y3A0452.jpg
1Y3A0707.jpg
1Y3A0506.jpg
1Y3A0631.jpg
1Y3A0704.jpg
1Y3A0644.jpg
1Y3A0575.jpg
1Y3A0376.jpg

Extraordinary People Ordinary Days Session 2

 From Facebook and Instagram posts to beautifully written articles from parents who truly celebrate the gift they have been given, World Down Syndrome Day was filled with emotion. Educators put math lessons on hold and filled the school with blue, yellow, and of course, crazy socks! Down Syndrome Associates gathered to honour their VIP's and provide support for the families that are new to the world of Down Syndrome. I was lucky enough to be a part of The Down Syndrome of Hamilton celebration and once again, I was reminded of the "why" behind my project.

Meet the Wentrot Family. Jacob has a crazy big heart and a smile that goes from ear to ear. My time with this family was life changing and I am so grateful that they invited me into their beautiful backyard for an hour that I will never forget.

1Y3A0035.jpg
1Y3A0047.jpg
1Y3A0050.jpg
1Y3A0064.jpg
1Y3A0065.jpg
1Y3A0138.jpg
1Y3A0159.jpg
1Y3A0211-Edit.jpg
1Y3A0192.jpg
1Y3A0277.jpg
1Y3A0308.jpg
1Y3A0317.jpg
1Y3A0349.jpg
1Y3A0422.jpg
1Y3A0496.jpg
1Y3A0360.jpg
1Y3A0365.jpg
1Y3A0227.jpg

 

 

Extraordinary People Ordinary Days

This is a personal project that came to life shortly after I photographed the Halton Down Syndrome Association  Fundraising Calendar. The calendar was full of kids, adolescents, and young adults that had heart and soul and a story to tell. A story that required more than a single frame and one that I really wanted to capture and share. Over the course of six months, I photographed 21 families who had a child with Down Syndrome. I began with a vision and ended with a very full bucket.

I showed up to every session with my camera and a 35mm lens. I let the session unfold in  the most natural way possible and encouraged each family to just be. Sometimes the conversations were light and carefree and other times I had to dig deep to keep myself together. I can honestly say that I laughed, cried, and walked away from each session with a greater understanding of the amazing ability that each child had.

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. Today social media will explode with crazy socks, photos, and articles. Today, I will begin to share my images from my Extraordinary People Ordinary Days project. However, the sharing will continue for the next 21 days! So please feel free to stop by and take a look!

A huge thank you to all of the incredible families that let me into their world. My time with each and every one of you was a treasure. xo

Meet the Purdham Family. Three beautiful girls, a mom with a smile that just makes you smile, and a dad that happily goes with the flow.

 

image 9.jpg
image 12.jpg
image 3.jpg
1Y3A0285.jpg
image 4.jpg
1Y3A0267.jpg
image 10.jpg
1Y3A0001.jpg
image 1.jpg
image 2.jpg
image 8.jpg
1Y3A0076.jpg
1Y3A0266.jpg
1Y3A0149.jpg
1Y3A0223.jpg
1Y3A0136.jpg
1Y3A0317.jpg
image 11.jpg
image 13.jpg
image 5.jpg
image 6.jpg
image 7.jpg
ExtraordinaryPeople_FNL.jpg

 

 

Italy Fall 2016

 Craig worked his tail off at work and was rewarded with an incredible trip to Rome. Our adventure began in Tuscany. Rolling hills, a perfect little villa, and wine that went down like water. Then it was off to Rome. A little intense at times but the history was magical. It was a trip full of amazing food, delicious wine, tons of walking, and time for us.

 

A Winter Session in Ellicottville

I photographed this session almost a year ago. Mom and I were introduced through a mutual friend and I was thrilled when they asked me to capture their family in their cute little chalet. Upon arriving, I was given a tour of the place and quickly fell in love with the quirky wallpaper, blue kitchen appliances, and rainbow carpet. Every inch of the chalet had character and a story to go along with it. The session began indoors with new clients and ended indoors with a glass of wine and new friends. This family is now a huge part of our life at Holimont and our ski days just wouldn't be the same without them.

 

1Y3A0036.jpg
1Y3A0237-Edit.jpg

Yellow Doors and Overalls

 This session is full of summer kissed cheeks, overalls, and yellow doors. For me, the perfect family to kick off my 2017 year of writing and sharing. Thank you Tarja and Ian for opening your doors and just letting me do my thing.

 

Summer

It is hard to believe that today is the last day of Summer. I thought I would share a little taste of what our Summer looked like.


Portraits

So many exciting things are happening at Lisa Tullett Photography! Fall sessions are back in full swing and I am thrilled to be teaming up with Hilary at One For the Wall Photography www.oneforthewall.ca  for our Red Velvet Holiday Sessions. I have also decided to enter the world of School Portraits. My goal is to capture kids just as they are and to give parents a little glimpse of their child right now. Over the next few weeks I will be photographing 500 kids!


Spring

While our winter was full of adventure, we were all happy to see Spring. Dirty feet, ice-cream, sprinklers, bbq's, and smiles.


After the Rain

Photo organization has begun around here and while the job itself is no fun at all, stumbling across forgotten photos makes it all worth it.

This collection is from last spring. It had just stormed and the light was  incredible. I let them stay up past their bedtime and I grabbed my camera. Everybody won.

 

New York

Once again, I have left this space for too long. I encourage my kids to write on a daily basis and yet I do not. I am not going to set unrealistic goals for myself as I enter a busy season of photography, but I am going to make an honest effort to share here more often.

Recently I was given a very cool opportunity to teach an incredible woman photography while exploring New York City. We spent 3 amazing days walking, talking, eating, and soaking up some of what New York has to offer. I loved every minute of teaching and realized how much I enjoy this aspect of my job.

We didn't know each other well and I think we were both surprised at how much fun we had. We walked away friends which made the experience one that I will treasure.

Thought I would share a few images.


Urban Walk-About

This family is near and dear to me. For the past 3 years I have photographed them in their home. This year we decided to do something a little different. Mom spent her childhood days on this very bridge waving to the trains as they went by. Today she takes her own three kids to do the very same thing. We began our walk-about on the bridge and continued on to an alley, a storefront, and finished off on some bright red benches. I absolutely loved every minute of this session.

1Y3A7325.jpg
1Y3A7671.jpg


Portrait Session at Home

It is no secret that I absolutely love photographing families in their own space. Most shy away because they feel their home is not "good enough". I honestly feel that your home is perfect just the way it is. It is where your life is happening and the ordinary becomes the extraordinary. Whether your home is magazine worthy or not makes no difference. People and light make the photograph and every home has something unique and beautiful to offer.

This family was a busy bunch but oh so much fun!

1Y3A6311.jpg
1Y3A6322.jpg
1Y3A6845.jpg
1Y3A6419.jpg
1Y3A6339.jpg
1Y3A6352.jpg
1Y3A6431.jpg
1Y3A6444.jpg
1Y3A6446.jpg
1Y3A6477.jpg
1Y3A6464.jpg
1Y3A6494.jpg
1Y3A6498.jpg
1Y3A6521.jpg
1Y3A6526.jpg


Beautiful Girls

Fall sessions are in full swing and I am so happy to be photographing so many returning clients. It is incredible to see the changes that happen over a year and how quickly babies turn into little people. These girls are beautiful young ladies now and I am so glad that I was able to capture a little bit of who they are.

1Y3A1816.jpg


Engagment Session

She is an old friend. The kind of friend that I can go months without seeing and pick up right where we left off. She has met him. A wonderfully sweet guy who asked her to marry him. I am so happy that they have found each other and that I was able to capture a few special moments for them.

IMG_1902.jpg
IMG_1945.jpg
IMG_2151.jpg

He asked her to marry him on this bench. I wish you all the happiness in the world you two!

 

IMG_2113.jpg