Friday, March 21, 2008


I'm back from the World Portrait Photographers International conference in Vegas and I am so inspired I don't know where to start. It was a fantastic time. I was very sick with a horrible sore throat and a cold for the first three days, but I had to persevere. The wealth of knowledge and sheer volume of information was something unparalleled.

I went to three seminars a day and found time to do a little exploring. I'll write a long post later with some of the wonderful information I've brought home with me. Some highlights... meeting Gary Fong; Jesh De Roxl; Mike Colon; Jessica Clare; Becker; Dennis Reggie. These are some of the worlds best photographers and I got to meet them and hear them speak. The whole thing was just so enlightening!!

For now... some images....

Friday, March 14, 2008

Well, as things may be, I have been quite sick for the past few days and my throat does not seem to be getting much better. I've loaded up with Cold Defence and Honey and am going to keep hoping to be on the mend before I fly out in the morning. If not, I've just got to suck it up. I'm off to the World Portrait Photographers International in Las Vegas in the morning. So, I'll be out of the office until next Thursday and will not be checking voicemail. However, I of course will have my macbook, so feel free to email if you need anything.

On a side note, remember that Winter Gala that I shot in January, well there was just an article about it in the Flamborough Review, along with one of my images. They raised over $6000.00 for the McMaster Children's Charity!

Saturday, March 1, 2008


This morning Steve and a few of his friends went on a golf trip to South Carolina for the weekend. I don't think I've ever seen him quite so excited. When we go anywhere he packs in about 30 seconds. I always pack the night before and have lists and everything is all laid out for departure. Whereas he, on occasion, packed at 4 in the morning before we leave the house for a flight at 5:00. However, last night, he was laying out his outfits, making sure he had absolutely everything he could need and laid out his 'flying blazer' which is a somewhat of a joke, except for the fact that when we fly anywhere, he always wears a casual blazer. It's cute really. I'll be in my lululemons and he's in a blazer.... It was really nice to see him so excited. I think it's partially to do with the golfing aspect. He just LOVES it! I've always been surrounded by golfers -- My older brother is a professional golfer, my younger brother is an amazing golfer, all my cousins golf, most of my friends golf. Whereas I on the other hand, try. It's totally random whether I'm decent or not. There has been the occasional golf game where my fellow golfers are surprised at my skill and think that it must be a genetic reason that we're all great golfers. Other times, I'll give up after the 9th stoke and move onto the next hole, vowing I'll never golf again.

I much prefer shopping trips... The cost can be about the same as a round of golf with a cart, and it just lasts so much longer, you can wear those jeans all year long and if you're taking a cart, the mall really is more exercise right?!

So, Sarah and I have planned a shopping trip in light of the golf trip and we're off to America!! Look out shoppers, when I stay focused and keep the right mind set, my shopping game is unstoppable.

Here's a little Sophia treat for today, she had not made an appearance on the blog in a while and I feel she might be getting a complex. This one is from a cottage trip a few weeks ago.