Wednesday, April 30, 2008

{sneak peek}

I was feeling a little "arsty" when I edited this first image. It's a little different process than what I normally do but I felt this image really suited it.

This mom had one request...a family photo including the dog...seems simple enough, right?? Well when you're talking about a baby, a 2.5 yr old and a VERY active dog, that is no easy feat!! And I'm going to keep you in suspence, mom, THE photo isn't in here! Enjoy the sneek peak!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, April 24, 2008

{more families}

Here'a sneak peek for a fun family I got to hang out with last weekend. These girls were so fun! Full of spunk and personality and BUSY!! They had to take a breath once and a while;) and when they did, I was ready!

Your gallery will be ready in the next week. I'll keep you posted until then here's a few to tide you over!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 21, 2008

{sneak peek}

Hope you had a wonderful day girls. You both looked beautiful!! Happy 1st Communion!
These girls are stunning! Model material. Mom you'll have to look into that!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

{blog love}

You may have noticed the box to the right called "live traffic feed". I love to know where people are from that visit my blog and how they found me. I know there are lots of people coming by to visit, but not many leave a comment. I would love to know how you found my little sliver of the internet. Please leave me a comment and tell me how you found me. Did you just websurf and come across me? Did someone tell you to check it out? Did you find the link on someone else's blog?? I'd love to know!!

I've been dying to do a maternity bathtub session and I finally got my chance last week. Here's a how they turned out!! What do you think?

Thanks for looking!


Monday, April 14, 2008

{i'm back!!!}

Words can't describe the wonderful time I had in Chicago. I met some amazing people/photographers and learned alot, about photography, business and myself.

I had the honour of meeting the uber talented, Audrey, who is sweet, funny and so down to earth. As well as a super smart business woman. She shared so much with us. NO question was off limits however big or small.

Thank you to everyone who was at this workshop! You helped make my experience worthwhile, and I hope we keep in touch!
Here are a few of my favorite shots from this weekend.

Thanks for looking!!


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

{I should be...}

I should be doing one of the thousand things I need to do before I leave for Chicago, but here I am!!

I had no intention of doing another post before I left but as I was downloading these images I couldn't help playing with them. Then I couldn't help but share! Some of my new favorite images are from this session!!

I've known the father of this family as long as I have known my husband. They used to play hockey together as children, work together in a restaurant as teenagers, and they work together now for the same company.

We had a blast at their home on Sunday during their session and for a BBQ after. My family was there, my children acting as assistants! They generally were good but "I" kept leaning on me to see into the camera! Talk about camera shake,LOL!!

Here's a sneak peek "S&N".

and I'll leave you with my new favorite image....

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

{sneak peek}

I had the pleasure of photographing this little peanut last week. You may recognize one of the images but now with baby instead of belly!

This little man WOULD NOT SLEEP!!! I had visions of all these scrunched up, sleeping baby poses, that just didn't happen. I have this beautiful wooden bowl that I have been waiting to use. "E" didn't like that bowl thank you very much!!
Oh well! We got some beautiful images anyway. Here's your sneak peek "S&S".

I'm trying to get caught up this week before I head off to Chicago. Yes! Chicago!!! I'm am super excited to be attending my very first photography workshop. This one is being hosted by the amazing, talented, Audrey Woulard. If you haven't checked out her work yet please do now (see "photographer blogs I love" to the right) And any photographers stopping by here, check out Audrey's latest post about Project Childhood or go straight to Project Childhood . It's a non-profit community of professional photographers and students dedicated to celebrating childhood through the art of photography and community service.

They also have a cool contest on right now in honour of Child Abuse Awareness month. I would love to get involved in this so if you know anyone who would love to have my photography services but would otherwise not be able to afford it, please contact me. They will receive a free session and a collection of prints. I will also be donating the session fee ($75.00) to a local children's charity.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

{paper raisins}

I was so excited to get to do my first commercial shoot for Paper Raisins.
I met Lee-Ann at our annual Y-Neighbours Used Toy and Clothing sale last fall. I fell in love with her adorable hats and sweaters. I mentioned I was a photographer and would love to photograph her wares if she needed some shots for a website.

Here are a few of the shots we got last weekend at our first, of I hope many, shoots!

You may recognize one of the little girls from a past post. Lee-Ann and her sister-in-law had me take photos of their children a few weeks back, so "P" and I are old friends!

This was just an outtake but I love how it turned out!Check out Lee-Ann's website to contact her or place an order at or if only to read how she named her business, too cute!!

Thanks so much Lee-Ann. I had a great time and the rest of the session will be done before Friday when I leave for Chicago:)

More on that next time!! I'm soooooo excited!!

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, April 5, 2008

{my 8 year old baby}

She loves to play "what's your favorite?"
She loves to model clothes and pose for pictures.
She wants to be an illustrator when she grows up.
She is downstairs right now practicing a dance routine with her friend.
She wrinkles her nose up when she smiles, like her mom.
She has a beauty mark on her hand in the exact same spot as her mom, she hates hers though.
She is a daddy's girl through and through.

My oldest "baby" is 8 today. *sigh* I remember when she was eight days old, how can she be 8 years?? I always tell her the story of her birth on her birthday, I'm sure a lot of moms do that, I know mine did. She loves the part of how I was in labour for 40 hrs. When she was 3 she wanted to know how long that was in her favorite shows. Like, how many Dora episodes it would be, lol!! She is always full of crazy questions like that.
Happy Birthday my sweet girl...I love you.
Hang Loose!

Friday, April 4, 2008

{sneak peek}

I know mom "L" is dying to see this sneak peek! You'd never guess from these photos but the kids were a little off that day. Not their usual happy, smiley selves. That happens!! We all have off days but I think we managed to get quite a few great shots! I wish my kids looked this great when they had their "off" days!!
Here's a teaser "L" and the rest should be done by the end of the weekend! Thanks or leting me spend the afternoon with you!

Thanks for looking!