Erin Lukasiewicz Photography

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What Should You Wear?

Posted by elukasiewicz on April 25, 2021 at 9:35 AM

Things to think about when planning your session.

Is there a particular theme you are after? Do you like to be dressy or casual?  Are you displaying these photographs in your home on large prints and need to match a colour scheme?  I love photographing people in bohemian styles, vintage outfits, co ordinating family portraits done in relaxed clothes.  I really like the outfits at Old Navy,  they have cute things for reasonable prices or just look around in your closet. 

Different seasons have different colour tones and so should the outfits you choose.  Winter pictures look awesome with jeans,solid colour coats, co ordinating scarves and hats and boots!  A good winter palette is Grey, Black and Blue.

In spring and summertime the background is filled with greens and browns,  so I think solid colours like (Tan, Cream, Yellow) or (Brown, Purple and Cream),  you can swap out the bright colour I added in with any colour of your choice.  Adding in a pattern with similar colours on one of the people in your group is also visually pleasing. 

In autumn the background changes again and so your outfit choice should too.  Reds, oranges and yellow fill the parks,  my favourite autumn outfits include jeans, solid colour tops,  boots and cute jackets or sweaters.  Colour palettes include (Navy, Green, Tan) (Beige, Cream, Red)

Please be aware that clothes need to be wrinkle free because it really shows in photos, shoes should be clean,  no logos are worn, hair bands around wrists need to be removed, and excess tanner shows very orange in photos.  If you are going barefoot be aware of sock bands around ankles and to remove socks 1 hour before the session.  

The main goal is to co ordinate but not be too matchy matchy,  add the pops of colour with scarfs, earrings, shoes, necklaces and fun hats.  


I am linking my Pinterest board of ideas I found that may help you out.

2021 Update

Posted by elukasiewicz on April 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Hello Everyone,  I am just puttering around with my website and noticed it has been quite a while since I updated here.  Lots has changed in the last two years!  We moved to a new town,  restarted life here,  then Covid 19 arrived.  I had to start photographing only us :(  I got a new full time job that I enjoy and things are getting better in our area (we are in the green :) )  Im hoping to do some sessions this summer outdoors at farms with animals, some multigenerational images,  and my favourite, people with their dogs!  Send me a message if you are interested :)

What is a "Lifestyle Photographer"?

Posted by elukasiewicz on June 13, 2015 at 12:50 AM

I am aware that when it comes to chosing a photographer to invest your money into, there are many many options available to you!  I am hoping that by showing you visual examples of my work mixed with a little bit about myself you will go ahead and submit your request to allow me to photograph your memories!

in the photography world I am what is referred to as a Lifestyle Photographer.  My take on the term,  I believe it is a person that choses to use their camera in a creative way that documents your current state.  It tells a story through images that showcase how you are at that time in your life. By showing genuine emotions, mannerisms and actions in the photos, years from now you will look back and be reminded about all the things you have forgotten. I recommend having at least one session done in your own home! 

Every session I go to,  I look for ways to show closeness.  Here are a few images I think really convey  LOVE


I love photographing children!  Their amusement in all the little things is my favorite.  I love showcasing their curious nature, humour and innocence.  The are only little once,  make sure you get the photos you have been putting off!  You will be happy you did!

Upcycled Jewelry Box

Posted by elukasiewicz on January 23, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Hi everyone!  I'm excited to share with you this beautiful gift I made for a Christmas present this year!  I really enjoy repurposing things!  I was out thift shopping with the recipient of this gift in her town for the afternoon,  we came across a dark and dreary storefront and went in.  I spotted this beautifully shaped broken jewerly box and picked it up, checking to make sure the music box in it still worked.  I was pleased to find the mirrored case and music box still perfect! I bought it and was excited to surprise my friend :)  (I told her it was for my daughter,  sneaky I know lol)

It was very 70's and completely hideous when I started!  My mom was surprised I would waste my time on something so ugly,  but if she only could see what I saw looking at it.....

After roughing the wood up with some sand paper, I proceeded to spend many hours painting the box white,  it took about 6 coats of paint to hide this ugly stained wood

Now came the fun part!  Making the drawers pretty!  I achieved this by hot gluing a beautiful and fun patterned fabric into the insides of the box. This is fairly trickly to do without burning all your fingertips lol.  I just cut the pieces for the sides of the drawers first and molded them into the rectangles that fit,  after that I glued them to the yellow 70's velvet, and added in a bottom piece.  For the ring tray I glued the fabric to the top of one drawer edge and stuffed the fabric into the existing slats, then glued all the surrounding edges in place,  this step the fabric may not be perfect but that is part of the charm ;)

After finishing up the drawers I tackled the necklace area,  I removed the holder wheel from the top and proceeded to glue in the fabric with the same steps as the drawers.  Then replaced the necklace holder.  I was almost finished at this point.

I thought the box looked too plain so I added some pink paint to match the fabric around the carvings in the drawers and added in little flowers on the drawer pulls.  After the pink paint dried I took some fine grade sandpaper and roughed up the pink paint and the edges of all the drawers and sides of the box to give it that shabby look.  

I think it turned out great!  I really wanted to keep it for myself lol.  But I thought it would be a nice reminder of that day we spent together for her :)  If this is something that you love but feel you can't do yourself,  shoot me a message and we can work out a deal that I will create something like this for you! (local customers only, all of the boxes I make are different and one of a kind,  it depends of what kind of deal I can find)   Hope you found this helpful,  happy crafting!

Getting Ready for your baby's first shoot

Posted by elukasiewicz on October 28, 2014 at 1:50 PM

I shoot newborns often and frequently get asked the same questions.  I thought I would write a bit of information out for you to be able to prepare for your session.

The most important thing to remember is that your baby will be very aware of the emotions in the room and can pick up on any anxiety or stress you may be feeling.  I expect that they will cry and that my session may last up to three hours,  I don't mind stopping for you to feed, change or calm them.  I also know that will be irriated by me moving them around and changing their clothes. I will do my best to keep them happy,  if that means picking them up to soothe them I will because sometimes that calms them quicker since I don't smell like Mom.   Once they get used to me and comfortable enough to fall asleep I go to work...quick lol.   

Before your session you need to decide what items you would like to use during your photo shoot.  I recommend you bring along any special items you may have like a blanket, rattle, heirloom or anything of importance to your family.

I find the best time to do a newborn session is in the afternoon as they will sleep much better (unless you have a night sleeper, lucky girl :p)  Also making sure your baby is fed and changed right before the session is a necessary step. 

Doing the session within the first 12 days is best but sometimes that is not possible and that is ok too!  The older the baby gets the more alert he or she becomes.  I love when they look right at the camera looking super cute!

I hope you find this information helpful,  please know that I have tonnes of props and blankets to use during the session so if in your crazy new baby rush to get out the door you forget to bring anything, you are covered! I love trying new things and am always willing to try and capture your vision.  Thanks

Easy Homemade Headbands

Posted by elukasiewicz on April 1, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Cheap but AWESOME

Posted by elukasiewicz on March 13, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Here is a quick project even the most uncrafty person can handle!  I picked up this mirror at Dollarama for $3 in the home accessories area,  I bought 2 packages of the self stick rhinestones found in the craft section,  then you just stick them on!  Easy as a Sunday Morning!   It looks great up too,  the lighting in the house changes the way it looks at different times of the day.

Long time no post ;)

Posted by elukasiewicz on March 13, 2014 at 2:10 PM

My first entry!

Posted by elukasiewicz on March 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Hi everyone!  I have been busy working on my photography with many new clients!  I thought it would be fun to create this blog for your enjoyment!  Many of you have complimented me on my work and I thought it would be good for me to show you some of the other fun and creative things I do on a regular basis.  I would love it if those of you who have been directed here from Pinterest followed me on my facebook page!  I will add the link to that page on the bottom of this posting.  Please remember that if you are from another province, state or country my services are still available to you via graphic design or framed prints!  I accept paypal!  Thanks for your comments and I hope to hear from you soon! Here is the link :





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