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September 21, 2011Living With What You Love | Kingston Family PhotographersPosted in Little Violets,Portraits

Good Morning Whig Readers,

Recently we were listening to a pod cast on one of the many trips we’ve made to Toronto this year. A point was being made about the sense of place and personal meaning a child derives from seeing themselves in a photograph amidst their family members.  When a child looks at a family portrait they don’t see the ten pounds Dad has put on, or the silly hair cut Mom had, or the passing trends everyone is wearing, they see themselves belonging.  Be it multi-generational, the immediate family, or portraits of your little ones, photographs matter. Photographs don’t just have to be for posterity they can be loved and enjoyed right now, in your daily life. “Living with what you Love” is all about putting beautiful wall art of your family and children into your homes.

One of the lovely women I’ve had the pleasure to work with recently allowed me to take a few shots of her home to help me articulate, visually, what “Living With What You Love” looks like in action.  Featured below is one of our Fine Art Gallery Wrapped Canvases. This particular photograph was hand selected for it’s colour and clean composition. The yellows interspersed through the flowers tie the photo in nicely with the colour palette of the room, leaving the space airy and bright. Once we had an idea of where the canvas was going, we chose a size that would appropriately fill the space and contribute to the rooms decor. Our clean and sophisticated style of portraiture lends itself well to turning your family photographs into beautiful wall art that will warm up your homes and personalize your space. Have a great day and “Live With What You Love.”

Bon Appétit,

– The Violets



Feature article as printed in the Kingston Whig Standard

 Winding Violets is first and foremost a fine art wedding photography studio, made up of a husband and wife team. Lucas Tingle and Melissa Howlett were married 3 years ago and began Winding Violets, their full-time photography studio in 2009. “Photographing a Wedding is capturing the beginning of a family, and it’s not long before these new families start to grow,” point out The Violets. “Photographing baby bumps, newborns, and kids was just a natural step for us and the growth of our business. We grow right along with the families,” says Melissa.

 So why have maternity and newborn photographs taken, or for that matter why get professionally photographed at all? Winding Violets encourages the families they work with to consider photographs as home decor. Imagine replacing your store bought canvases and the impersonal framed pictures with the precious moments in your family’s development. Winding Violets calls this approach to portraiture and wall art, “Living With What You Love.”

“We have enjoyed great success with our “Living With What You Love” line,” The Violets emphasize. Many families in the Kingston area have warmed up their homes with wall art of their family from Winding Violets. This fall and winter Winding Violets look forward to strengthening their relationship with the families of Kingston and transforming your house into more of a home. Please feel free to call for a free consultation: 613 540 1066. And be sure to visit Winding Violets’ site for a special post on “Living With What You Love” today: www.windingviolets.com.


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Sommar Brown Great job!!! I recognize that home :) {September 22, 2011, 10:56am}
TheViolets lol thanks Sommar :) {September 22, 2011, 01:33pm}

Living With What You Love | Kingston Family Photographers | September 21, 2011

June 21, 2011Lindsay, Jeremy, & lil’ Brynley | Bancroft, OntarioPosted in Little Violets

Hi ya everyone,

Hope everyone’s summer is going well and that wedding planning is coming together harmoniously for all the brides to be. We just wanted to share a short post of our good friends Lindsay & Jeremy and their little bundle Brynley. We’ve had the pleasure of photographing Lindsay & Jeremy from engagement, to wedding, then materinity, & now onto baby. Watching a family begin and grow is a beautiful expierence. They are a real blessing in our lives & we look forward to many more years of friendship and photographs.  Jeremy & Lindsay thank you so much for your continued support, appreciation, & love.

Bon Appétit,

The Violets


Lindsay White Love, love, love, love, LOVE!! {June 21, 2011, 01:25pm}
Brooke Love Love Love them!!! You have such a beautiful family Lindsay, I need to meet Brynley! {June 21, 2011, 02:05pm}
Ashley Sampson What a beautiful girl you guys have. Awesome pictures Violets! Maybe you'll be able to write the same about our little family one day. :) {June 21, 2011, 03:40pm}
TheViolets I sincerely hope so too Ashley :) Looking forward to your's & Mike's big day!! {June 21, 2011, 04:18pm}

Lindsay, Jeremy, & lil’ Brynley | Bancroft, Ontario | June 21, 2011

November 22, 2010Hello World | Baby BrynleyPosted in Little Violets

We just recently made the trek up to Bancroft to visit some dear friends and meet their brand new baby girl Brynley!  Of course we brought the camera, so we would have something to share with all of you : ) She has too be about the sweetest little baby girl I’ve ever seen, but of course I am bias…best smelling too! When will  they invent scratch and sniff monitors?…I am sure there is an App for that by now, but I digress. Thanks to Brittany, Lindsay’s good friend who crocheted Brynley the cute little pink hat; I think Melissa was a bit jealous of it. If you notice, the few shots we posted here are super tight; we thought it would be neat to photograph something so small really close-up: make all those teeny baby bits visible. We talked a bit about how babies change so quickly, so it was neat to capture those tiny features before they change  too much. It’ll be fun to revisit these photos a few months, or even years, from now; I am certain this won’t be the last time she makes an appearance here on the Winding Violets blog. All-and-all we had a terrific visit. Welcome to the world baby Brynley!


The Violets


Laura She is so precious! You did an amazing job capturing this little angel. I have to agree - the sweetest baby girl I've ever seen; she is perfect. Congratulations Mamma and Papa {November 23, 2010, 07:47am}
Lindsay White Thank you so much for capturing just how precious our little girl is. And you're right, this certainly will not be her last apperance here. Be prepared for a lifetime of shooting this little one! {November 23, 2010, 12:20pm}
COLLEEN CALLAHAN So beautiful and you have the most inventive ways of making a photo new....the photo of Brynley's lips is breathtaking. {November 23, 2010, 03:32pm}
Brooke Lindsay she is gorgeous!! Congratulations, it is hard to believe little Lindsay Eby is now a Mama! {November 23, 2010, 04:44pm}

Hello World | Baby Brynley | November 22, 2010

September 30, 2010Lindsay White | Bancroft, OntarioPosted in Little Violets,Portraits













Lindsay White Oh my goodness. I cannot tell you just how much I absolutely love these photos. Once again, you have truly created something so precious. Thank you so much! Words cannot express how talented you truly are. {September 30, 2010, 10:30pm}
Karina Very beautiful!!! The last one is just stunning and magical!! {October 01, 2010, 03:19pm}
Laura These are so beautiful! You did an amazing job capturing one of life's sweetest moments. Nice job! {October 01, 2010, 08:58pm}
Ashley These are beautiful and magical.. i love fall pictures and these are just amazing..great job!! {October 02, 2010, 10:23am}
Jenn DeBruyn Beautiful shots! I vote #1 {October 02, 2010, 10:32am}
Ashley Dellandrea WOW! pictures are amazing! Well done! Can't wait to meet the baby! {October 02, 2010, 10:46am}
sydnee kucenski I love these photos, your glowing! {October 02, 2010, 10:52am}
Whitney These are amazing!! I love how natural and beautiful they are. You captured a beautiful life moment that will never be forgotten. {October 02, 2010, 10:59am}
Sara This is such a creative idea! Linds you are a beautiful momma <3 {October 02, 2010, 11:01am}
Julia So glad you got these done. Looks like you guys had such a fun time. such an amazing day. {October 02, 2010, 11:42am}
LeighAnna Suitor I vote #10! You are beautiful! Congratulations and Good Luck <3 {October 02, 2010, 12:21pm}
Katie Aww linds you look so beautiful! My favourites # 13 :) {October 02, 2010, 12:41pm}
stephanieannn These pictures depict the true beauty of both Lindsay and her pregnancy. Absolutely gorgeous. {October 02, 2010, 01:05pm}
Brittany Holt GORGEOUS!!! Love them. {October 02, 2010, 01:19pm}
Pat Hogan You look great Lindsay! {October 02, 2010, 01:28pm}
COLLEEN CALLAHAN These photos are breathtaking. I have never seen prenatal photos like this. In my day we never bared our expectant belly...what a shame! The photography subject...dear Lindsay, of course is beautiful but the photography and the idea for the purity of the white whispy fabric is brilliant! {October 02, 2010, 03:41pm}
Carly Lindays photos are gorgeous. What a beautiful way of capturing such an amazing time for her! {October 02, 2010, 03:54pm}
Joanna lindsay you are so beautiful! cant wait to meet baby white! XoxO {October 02, 2010, 03:56pm}
Cat Bergmann These photos really capture the true beauty and happiness in you Lindz. They bring a tear to my eye. I love you. {October 02, 2010, 04:55pm}
Rochelle just georgus {October 03, 2010, 12:53am}
Vanessa I think the photos came out beautiful, Lindsay. I sure wish I had your body while pregnant. lol They came out great. {October 03, 2010, 08:32am}
Alyssa Heshmat These photographs are absolutely stunning! {October 03, 2010, 01:17pm}
Laura Heasman These pictures are totally gorgeous Lindsay! I hope your little one arrives happy and healthy. Take care! {October 03, 2010, 01:43pm}
Chelsea McDermott Absolutely stunning. I've never seen anything like these before. Gorgeous. {October 03, 2010, 01:45pm}
kayla Beautiful!! {October 03, 2010, 02:12pm}
taylor amazing photos {October 03, 2010, 02:13pm}
Jay These pictures are fantastic. {October 03, 2010, 02:51pm}
Megan Burke Beautiful Lindsay! {October 03, 2010, 02:52pm}
steph Fabulous photos! {October 03, 2010, 02:53pm}
Kerri Caron These pictures are beautiful. You look stunning in every single one! I can't wait to meet your little one soon {October 03, 2010, 04:04pm}
Beckie Love these Linds, you are beautiful and the photography is great. Cant wait to meet that little person!! {October 03, 2010, 04:24pm}
Jolene These pictures are beautiful! Lindsay, you look great...a pregnant model you should be! {October 03, 2010, 04:52pm}
COLLEEN CALLAHAN In my day we never bared our expectant bellies..what a shame! These are beautiful...Lindsay is a breathtaking subject and her joy of pregnancy is glowing in each photo. Your photography is amazing. {October 03, 2010, 05:37pm}
Sara these pictures are beautiful. what a stunning mommy to be :) {October 03, 2010, 05:50pm}
Sarah Stunning pictures! What a wonderful way to capture the beauty of bearing a child! {October 03, 2010, 05:54pm}
Sarah Isaak I love the first shot the best. I almost wish I was pregnant again so that I could have photos taken like this...but 4 is enough for me!! These are stunning...both LIndsay and the setting/photographs. Beautiful!! {October 03, 2010, 05:56pm}
roz amazing pictures, they are all absolutely stunning! {October 03, 2010, 07:55pm}
Andrea Clark nice {October 03, 2010, 08:07pm}
James Angelic. That seems to be an appropriate word. {October 04, 2010, 03:57am}
Sarah Beautiful pictures, perfect lighting! I only wish I looked this good while I was pregnant!!! {October 04, 2010, 08:53am}
Shannon I absolutely love Lindsay's picks! I can't wait to have WV do my wedding pics someday! Their work is amazing! {October 04, 2010, 02:55pm}
carolyn trousdale these are beautiful lindsay congats:) {October 06, 2010, 04:19pm}

Lindsay White | Bancroft, Ontario | September 30, 2010

April 19, 2010Sharon & Baby Karys | The Peripheral ForegroundPosted in Little Violets

Sharon and Mike were kind enough to invite us into their home to photograph their brand new baby girl Karys (pronounced: care-us/ greek for Grace). Typically newborn portraits are done studio style, on a flat backdrop to isolate the subject; we decided to take a different approach for this shoot placing Karys in the context of her family home.

One of my favourite things about old family pictures is spotting all artifacts from my childhood. Some pieces of furniture, artwork, and miscellany are still part of our caravan others don’t make it. There is strange sensation to be derived from seeing a familiar object in a unfamiliar context, perhaps a painting that hung over the couch in the old family room now hangs in the rec. room in your new house gathering dust. Photographs preserve peripheral details and have the power breathe new life into artifacts from our past reminding us of the value we once endowed these objects with. There are also those pieces of miscellany that don’t make it to the next house, toys that have been given away, blankets and clothing that have been handed down, donated, or thrown away. Spotting these pieces of our past remind us of how far we have travelled and carry us back culling faded memories that are seemingly attached  to these physical pieces of ephemera – memories that might have been lost, had the artifact not made it into the frame.

For Sharon and Mike I hope this translates to memories of their first home and the beginning of their new family. For Karys, it is my secret hope that in 10 years time she will happen upon a box in the basement and be filled with questions about this first home and the circumstances that made up their lives when she was first born.


Holly Very creative shots and all so beautiful. What a treasure these pictures will be to Sharon and Mike and baby Karys. {April 19, 2010, 10:43am}
Sharon Mathewson Words cannot express...moved me to tears guys...just beautiful. Thank you for this... {April 19, 2010, 10:50am}
Erinn Such special moments captured with a unique touch. Well done. {April 19, 2010, 11:09am}
Steph so lovely....I love the last shot...much more interesting shots than the run of the mill newborn shots you see out there! {April 19, 2010, 11:09am}
Sarah Riemersma Lucas and Melissa, once again you've taken it to the next level. You are amazing and these shots are stunning! {April 19, 2010, 09:43pm}

Sharon & Baby Karys | The Peripheral Foreground | April 19, 2010

April 16, 2010Baby Lauryn & Big Sister KaileyPosted in Little Violets


Baby Lauryn & Big Sister Kailey | April 16, 2010

April 1, 2010Little LaurenPosted in Little Violets

Jennette brought her beautiful baby daughter Lauren into our studio today for some Little Violets Easter Portraits.  My-oh-my what a cutie, and was she ever animated. We caught some terrific expressions : )  Everyone have a wonderful and happy Easter!


– The Violets


Donna Lynn Bell I love the photographs. They are amazing. She is gorgeous! So nice to see one of our Beautiful Beginning Babies growing into such a sweet little flower. {April 02, 2010, 09:05pm}
Jessica Strong So precious! I love the second photo. :) {April 14, 2010, 01:10pm}
TheViolets That's my favourite too! {April 16, 2010, 10:38am}
Kat I LOVE them! I REALLY LOVE 2nd,3rd and last! GREAT job! She is a cutie! {April 18, 2010, 04:24pm}

Little Lauren | April 1, 2010

March 15, 2010Rilyn in the Rain | Moving PortraitPosted in Little Violets,Moving Portraits | Fusion

We had lots of fun shooting this one! Everyone loves to go out on sunny days to take photos, but what about the rainy ones? I have always wanted to shoot in the rain, personally I feel it would make for some really dramatic and fun shots. Figures that it took the courage of a child to make it happen : ) Rilyn was such a great sport, and for being such a “girly girl” she sure took to pouncing into puddles well!

This is the premiere Little Violets Moving Portrait and we couldn’t be more pleased to share it with ya’ll. Capturing a child’s movements, voice, and reactions really contributes to the creation of a rich portrait and memento to keep and share though the generations. For most of us, our familial documentation is scant if existent at all. We may have a few old pictures of our mother when she was a little girl, or some of us might be lucky enough to have some Super8 footage from some bygone vacation to Florida or birthday party.

Imagine having a Moving Portrait of your mother as a little girl, or yourself, or little one  to pass down, share, and enjoy on special occasions. We are very excited and thankful that we can use our gifts toward such a beautiful and worth end: family heirlooms.

We hope you enjoy,

The Violets


Kristie Salsbury I cannot thank you enough for this precious gift...I will cherish this forever! You have proven again what most of us already know....what talented artists you truly are!! Love to you both, Kristie {March 15, 2010, 05:53pm}
sarah rouleau I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I want one's with my boys! It bring tears to my eyes and I don't even know this little girl, but now I do! {March 15, 2010, 10:50pm}
Susannah I love love love this! We'll have to chat about doing something with Stella... Beautiful job guys! {March 22, 2010, 09:04am}
TheViolets Thank you all for the kind compliments. We are very excited about Moving Portraits and look forward to doing a lot more in the future :) You girls are all on the cutting edge of family documentation; excited to work with you Susannah and Sarah! {March 29, 2010, 01:36pm}
Brooke This is amazing! I have never seen anything like it!! {November 16, 2010, 05:26pm}

Rilyn in the Rain | Moving Portrait | March 15, 2010

Rilyn in the Rain Drops | stillsPosted in Little Violets

Laura It is truly beautiful, what you've done. Sweetest thing i've seen with moving protraits! You're amazing. {March 15, 2010, 07:30pm}
Jill Fan-freakin'-tastic. {March 29, 2010, 12:23pm}
TheViolets Thanks Ladies! Always happy to put a smile on people faces :) {March 29, 2010, 01:42pm}
Laura Meggs As usual - the photos of Alex and Matt are fantastic! {April 26, 2010, 02:50pm}
Ashley These are stunning and beautiful.. gorgeous shots...!!! {August 16, 2010, 09:51pm}

Rilyn in the Rain Drops | stills | March 15, 2010

February 27, 2010There’s a baby in there! | Sharon, Mike, & baby MathewsonPosted in Little Violets


Who: Sharon, Mike, & Baby Mathewson

What: Kingston Family Photography/Kingston Maternity Photography

Where: Winding Violets Studio Downtown Kingston

When: February 27, 2010

Melissa Tran Great job on the pictures. I LOVE the one in front of the window! Sharon you look great! {March 03, 2010, 11:07pm}
TheViolets Thanks Melissa, Sharon was terrific to work with. Such a pretty girl : ) {March 03, 2010, 11:22pm}

There’s a baby in there! | Sharon, Mike, & baby Mathewson | February 27, 2010