Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My New Blog Has Arrived! We've moved!

Very exciting announcement!!!

After many hours of uploading and tweaking.... I've completed the new blog. Please follow the link to my new and imporved Blog. We have a different location now, so you'll need to update your RSS Feeder and/or your BOOKMARKS!

The new blog can be found here!

I will no longer be posted on this site -- Just the new one. Again, please update your bookmarks... See you over there :)


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Zeke and Erika

This was a beautiful wedding! I arrived in the early afternoon to a house full of very happy, relaxed people whom I had yet to meet. Zeke and Erika live in Tiwan and came home to Canada to celebrate their marriage with their family in an absolutely perfect backyard wedding! So, the first time I met them was shortly before they said "I do". I had such a great time with this whole family, everyone was so comfortable and I felt very welcome! Spending an evening with this family made me remember why I love shooting weddings!

Here are some of the images and a slideshow!

Robin and Rae-Anne

As I've explained before, the reason I love Lifestyle Sessions is because they are so relaxed and it really gives me the opportunity to get to know my clients and capture their personalities, not just smiles.

I got to see one of my absolute favourite families this week. They are so relaxed and happy together. I shot Robin and Rae's wedding last year and when Paige and Griffin were born, I had the pleasure of doing their newborn photos. Now, here we are nine months later (today is their nine month birthday...crazy how time flies!) and I got to do their family Lifestyle Session this week. Shockingly we did not have a tropical storm as we seem to have everyday..... It was a perfect way to spend an evening!

I was just thrilled to be able to see Paige and Griffin again. They have such personalities and as you will see....are just beautiful! I also had the pleasure of meeting their older brother Eric, who I kid you not, was the most well behaved little man ever. We were trying to get him to just play as he normally would and he was so focused on smiling for the camera! I just loved him.

Thank you again Robin and Rae for allowing me to capture the natural beauty in your wonderful family.

And now push play for a slideshow of a selection of images.......

Crunch time....

Hello my wonderful friends.

I have been feeling a little overwhelmed the past few days as I have so much to do in such a short time. I've got numerous weddings and lifestyle sessions to edit/upload/blog/pictage/album design... etc...... All before a week Friday when I leave on great adventure. Not that I"m complaining, I love to do all of the above listed things, I just have to really work on my time management skills!

I have not even had a chance to think about preparing for this trip. Steve and I are off to Northern Africa and then France for a few weeks. The only thing that is planned at this point is our flights. Steve comes from the school of thought that not having a hotel or any idea where to go will make the adventure. I tend to agree.... So that's the plan, we're each bringing one small bag and smile... I suppose I could touch up on my Arabic in the mean time..... ;)

So fear not my friends, I"m working on your images and they will all be delivered to you shortly....


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Chris and Ashley Say I Do....

Well, this certainly was a great weekend. My wonderful older brother, Chris got married in Muskoka to the beautiful Ashley! The day started at Taboo golf course where I did some images of the men golfing. Wow, that was an experience. The course is Mike Weir's home course, and it was the must stunning course, I've ever seen! Then I headed over to Ashley's to capture her getting ready images...It was sunny skies until we were about to leave for the Sequin (the boat they were getting married on) and it started pouring. By the time the service happened aboard the ship an hour later, it was beautiful weather! That was certainly a blessing! After the boat cruise, all the guests headed over to the reception which was on Lake Muskoka with a breath taking view....It really was a stunning day and I could not be happier for Chris and Ashley! Welcome to the family Ashley!!!!!:)

Oh and side note friends... Steve and I have been guests at two weddings in the past two weeks, (the lovely Sarah and Ian were married a few weeks ago!) and guess who caught the bouquet twice in a row?~ That's right... me! I swear it just keeps falling at my feet ;)

Here are some of the images of the absolutley perfect day!!!

Just press Play for the slideshow of a few more images!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Turning 8....

I had the wonderful pleasure of attending Tyson's 8th birthday party yesterday evening... Hamburgers, chips, cake and water balloons, I wouldn't miss that for the world! Not to mention an 8 year old after a day of too much excitement and sugar! I really forgot how exciting birthdays can be for a young child. He had a permanent smile on his face all evening....well until the very end when he got a tad bit upset about there being no more water balloons left.... Tyson woke up at 5:00a.m. and was ready to begin the celebrations! This morning Julie told me that he said, he "just could not believe how fast his birthday went by". He's far too funny... I just love him!!!

Here are some of the images... Of course, the dogs were invited along as well!!