The Tubergen's nail the cheesy 80's look! | cmckk photo Memphis Lifestyle Photographer

Classic cheesy pose in Canadian Tuxedos in Memphis, TN.

When Neile posted on Facebook that she was looking for a photographer to capture them in Canadian Tuxedos, I JUMPED at the opportunity. I’m always down for some fun sessions!


Neile and Aaron were on vacation when they went to a house that was filled with old portraits, and stumbled across the generic studio portraits from the 80’s that were just too ridiculous to be real, and came up with an amazing idea: They would take maternity and newborn photos in Canadian Tuxedos and gift them to their family for Christmas.


We showed up in my makeshift studio to make this idea a reality and I don’t think it could have gone any smoother. Neile and Aaron were fully prepped with outfits, shoes, hair, and all (even a bow for their little girl, Lee!)

We all researched the classic cheesy poses, and Aaron even had the idea of doing a heart on his belly! These two were all for trying anything I threw at them, and even baby Lee was a super model! She is the happiest baby (even though I took her pictures a day after getting her first shots)!

* small photo tip for newborns: have a mirror they can see themselves in held up behind the camera! It provides a reflector to keep their face lit, and as Neile says “babies love to look at themselves, they are so vain…”

And yes.. now I definitely want to be a part of their family cause these photo’s had to be THE GIFT of the year.