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  • Welcome to the Gigi Blog!

    Blessed to be a mother to half a dozen girls & one boy. Wife of an undertaker.
    Photographer. Homeschooler. Daughter of the King. Chicken and goat raiser.
    Lover of Jesus and all things pink and vintage. ♥


Now HERE is a cute pregnamt momma for you … Tammy, you are so sweet and such an easy going kinda-mom – my kinda gal, for sure!  



Tristan, her son, was naturally very sweet and loving to his mommy … he came up with his own poses and this one just melted my heart. 



An adorable family – I think she’s having a girl -what do you think?





Can’t wait to meet your baby, Tammy – what a blessing!

Speaking of pregnant mommas, have you checked out the PreNatal Nights at the Lina Lounge? Every Thursday, from 5-8, there is a momma-to-be class for all you gorgeous ladies sporting some a growing baby bump … the class covers everything from breastfeeding to doula services. Click here for more information — tell Caroline Gigi sent you! 😉 

And now to announce the winner of this week’s giveaway, hosted by the amazingly-unique Simply Silhouettes ….

Simply Silhouettes


First off, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to the folks at Simply Silhouettes for offering to do this giveaway. I absloutely am in love with their stuff – have you checked them out? I can’t wait to order three little girls’ sillohuettes to sit ontop of my piano … perfect!


So, the winner’s name was drawn by using a random number generator – – 

And the winner is #5 – Rose – who wrote:

Very cool and unique indeed. You find some amazing things Gillian…thank you for all the upcoming Christmas gifting ideas:) I have them all bookmarked…shopping made FUN and EASY…thanks to Gillian!

Congratulations, Rose! Please e-mail me and I will hook you up with your winnings! 🙂 

Also, yeah, I know I said I would announce the bride-to-be for my model call but I have to go through all the submissions still (they are still coming in!) and I will get back to you guys on that … it’s a tough choice! I think I am going to have to use again! Stay tuned!

June 8, 2009 - 7:49 pm

propecia - I want to say – thank you for this!

If Bubblegum was a {chair} …

… it would look like this!

My mother-in-law dropped of this *squeal* adorable pink chair for the girls the other day and automatically thought ….. well, you know what I was thinking …

HOW AWESOME FOR PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I bribed Lacey to try it out today after ballet while her little sisters slept …




Seriously. How cute is this chair (okay, and my daughter … yeah, I think she’s pretty cute, too)?!?!?!


 You want to know what I bribed Lacey with? Yup. Yogurt. Wow. Big treat, eh? Shhh. Don’t tell Lacey. She loves yogurt and could eat 24-7 (she gets that from her momma) so any kind of food is a treat for her. 

But oh dear! Look – real life happened …. and Daisy, our somewhat-insane-but-loved-cockapoo decided to join in on the treat. Poor Lacey – she’s smiling away and she doesn’t even know what is happening – and what a BAD mommy – just letting that doggy eat her treat!! All for a photo. *sigh*

Don’t worry. I gave Lacey some leftover chicken from dinner and she was super satisfied after that. 😉



If you ever want to use my Bubblegum Chair for  a Gigi session, just let me know! I will be happy to share my pink-lovely-chair with your children! 🙂

Hey – thanks to all you awesome brides who have been sending in your photos and e-mail submissions for the bride session I am dying to shoot …. you girls are all GORGEOUS! How will I ever pick?!? 

I will announce the winner tonight on the blog (that’s the plan anyways). And I will also announce the winner of this week’s giveaway from Simply Silhouettes. I’m a bit late (sorry, guys – I usually announce it on Monday) but it’s coming. My flu bug yesterday really threw me for a loop. 

So check back tonight and I will see you then!

May 13, 2009 - 10:20 pm

Kayla - I absolutely love that chair and Lacey looks soooo adorably cute in it. I bet u will get tons of request to use that fabulous Pink chair.

May 13, 2009 - 10:06 pm

Michelle - What a unique find your MIL got and of course the color is just perfect!!! I love it. So cute and the pics of Lacey are adorable – just melts the heart. I love how doggies think we don’t notice there food “scores”!!

May 13, 2009 - 9:37 pm

Rose - I love these photos of your girl:)
I LUV the dog licking up the leftover yogurt!lol

May 13, 2009 - 9:36 pm

Rose - I love these photos of your girls:)
I LUV the dog licking up the leftover yogurt!lol

May 13, 2009 - 7:45 pm

Kristi - I LOVE the chair…pretty cute little girl too!!

May 13, 2009 - 5:46 pm

Jillian - That chair is really adorable! I also have a somewhat-insane-but-loved-pup. She’s also a little food thief. Sometimes we call her Swiper and the kids chant Swiper no swiping … Swiper no swiping!

May 13, 2009 - 4:33 pm

Catherine - That chair is just too cute. I just love the last photo! Lacey just looks so happy and adorable, all the while…. Just priceless!

Model needed {with} Wedding Dress!

Gigi Photography is looking for a model!

You will receive a complimentary session (valued at $150) and an 8×10 of your choice from the session. I am looking specifically for a model, willing to put on their wedding dress again and do some fun, creative shots in your gown!

No, DO NOT WORRY! This is not a TRASHING session (it seems people get very worried when they hear “Trash the Dress”) – it’s merely a creative-show-off-your-favourite-dress-session … with creative, bridal alternative photography. 😉 You get that?

Model must be available over the next 7-10 days and must be willing to be creative – you may get a little dirty, I’m not going to lie, but you won’t be destroying your dress.


But – I need photos, people … I need you to send me a photo of you in your dress ….e-mail them to me at
I kow the timeline is tight but I am hoping to shoot this model in the apple orchards of Dufferin County. Yeah, you heard me right – won’t that be GORGEOUS!!!!!

So fire me an e-mail telling me your name, if you are interested and a photo of your dress ….. if you can’t find a digital photo of your dress, just snap a shot of the actual photograph and e-mail me that.


Yahooo! Can’t wait to see who sends through some e-mails!



May 17, 2009 - 5:15 pm

Trash the Dress {model} call … update! » Gigi Blog - […] I just returned from a three hour drive of scoping out locations for an upcoming wedding and some bridal portraits … very exciting! We live in a gorgeous province!!!  One of the locations I was scoping out was for my Trash the Dress bride/model call.  […]

May 13, 2009 - 9:09 pm

Bumpalicious. » Gigi Blog - […] yeah, I know I said I would announce the bride-to-be for my model call but I have to go through all the submissions still (they are still coming in!) and I will get back […]

May 13, 2009 - 4:23 pm

If Bubblegum was a {chair} … » Gigi Blog - […] to all you awesome brides who have been sending in your photos and e-mail submissions for the bride session I am dying to shoot …. you girls are all GORGEOUS! How will I ever […]

Wear your {heart} …

There are some special pieces being made up for my clients right now and they are gorgeous! Here is one I had this ordered for one of my clients the other day and it made me want to order one myself (I have two – one of each girl, but am behind for Lucia!) … what mother doesn’t like to show off their children … especially in such a classy, stylish manner ….!


These necklaces can be found in the accessory store of your online gallery. There are cuff links, too …. great for Father’s day! (Note to self – take pics of Abby’s cufflinks to show you all how stunning they are!)


PYour photo is low-temperature fired onto a petite clay tile, making it permanent and waterproof. Suspended from a gorgeous oxidized sterling chain. 18″ in lenth. Clay tile size will vary according to image, but usually ranged from .75″ – 1″. 





May 16, 2009 - 9:33 pm

Melissa - I love that necklace, so beautiful!! Would love to get one for myself one day!!

May 15, 2009 - 10:33 am

admin - Rose, they are only available through professional photographers soooo … you have to book a session and then order one. 😉

May 14, 2009 - 12:34 pm

Rose - What on line store are these necklaces available to purchase?

May 13, 2009 - 12:01 pm

ROSE L. - OH MY GOODNESS…these are absolutely stunning…I won’t lie….I WANT ONE!
Gillian you showcase an array of stunning, unique, awe striking items at your Blog, I LUV coming here everyday..I’m addicted!:)

May 12, 2009 - 9:14 pm

Kari - Oh my gosh Gillian! I have been looking for a nice necklace for myself because I don’t really have one, and those that you’ve displayed is beyond gorgeous!! I can’t get over how beautiful those are! I definitely want one! one with both kids displayed!!!

May 12, 2009 - 8:52 pm - I love the necklace, what a great idea! I was trying to think of something different for Father’s Day and I think I found it!!

May 12, 2009 - 8:34 pm

Connie - I LOVE the necklace, I want one 2!!

May 12, 2009 - 7:53 pm

Stacey - I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEee it.. I want one now!

May 12, 2009 - 7:41 pm

lori - Glad to hear you are hopefully on the up and up!
Too funny that Monday I spotted this necklace on your client and asked if you received it the day before for Mother’s Day!
She said it was from her Photographer and I asked who that was? She answered Gigi! I said that I loved it and we talked about trying to win great stuff on your blog!!!
Hope we can chat soon about my auction offer. ttyl, take care,

Babies, babies, everywhere …

I started writing this post last night around 10:30 p.m. and suddenly – BAM! I was hit by a bug! A big, nasty, flu-dripping-bug. Spent the night wrestling with him. I think I won but he left a few battle bruises – like exhaustion and a weak tummy – so I am going to try to take it easy today. VERY thankful for my Mother in law who offered to take the two older Ls out for a bit so I could rest …. amen to family!!!!!!

Anyway – here the original post…. before all that fun-flu stuff.


Yippeee! Look at these cutie pies from my recent workshop with Baby Song

We had so much fun …. here’s the first bath of sneak peeks …. more coming soon! 





So cute!



Thanks for inviting me to Baby Song! I hope you had as much fun as I did!

May 15, 2009 - 10:26 am

TAnia - The pictures from baby song look great ! I was just wondering when the rest of them will be ready ? I was there too with my son and niece Brody and Astrid . Thanks

May 12, 2009 - 2:53 pm

Angela - Awwww… so cute! Beautiful pics, Gilly Bean!!! Maybe it’s time for another cute baby for you, eh?