November 29, 2010

Because of Them

With the hustle and bustle of every day life.
With always having a to do list and something to check off
With not taking life for granted and cherishing our fleeting moments together.
I'm taking December off....well off from photography related things.
Sure I'll still be blogging but as of tonight all orders are complete and no more sessions until 2011

Because of Them....

What do you have planned for the month of December?

November 28, 2010

Burning the Candle

This week I think I've burnt the candle at both ends.
Up until 1am most nights but getting a lot checked off the to do list.
If you know me, 1am on a weeknight just doesn't exist. 
For that matter it rarely even exists on a weekend anymore.
But my goal was to have all my photography tasks completed before Dec 1st
I want to take December to focus solely on family and the true reason for the holidays.

Here's a few things that I've been up too........

Happy Sunday

November 25, 2010

Blistex - Lip Medex

Because I'm a red head with sensitive skin
Because dry Canadian winters arrive much earlier than the Calendar says they do
Because I often look like I'm wearing bright red lipstick when really I'm not
Because it works!

What's your favourite winter dry lip/skin remedies?

November 23, 2010

Spread the Love Tour 2011

For the last two years I would see the blog post come up.
Seats now available for our Spread the Love Tour!
Seats now available for The Walk Through a Wedding w/ J&M Workshop!
Yes that would be Justin & Mary
I "heart" them.
So yes, I would read their blog post, then I would check out the locations and instantly bring up Mapquest.
I'd then start calculating in my head, the costs, if a 10 hour road trip was feasible, where I would sleep, heck no I wouldn't need to sleep, I would just drive, do the seminar/workshop and then drive back and still be to work the next day.
Yes, perfect.
Well no....not so perfect :(
Two years ago I was very pregnant and last year Jesse was just a baby.
But this year, oh this year....
Not only are they coming to Toronto!!! I 10 hour road trip!
But Justin&Mary have totally kicked it up a notch by making the price amazing with their Black Friday sale.
So yes, this year I will be attending! Woot, Woots heard all around :)
It seems that finally the chips have fallen into place.
Oh and speaking of chips.....

November 22, 2010

First Hair Cut

Yesterday Kristen & I took Jesse to Melonhead for his first haircut.
He did pretty good. 
And now Jesse officially looks like a little boy and not a baby anymore :(

November 21, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to town....

Yesterday Jesse & I attended his first Santa Claus Parade.
This year's theme was Comics
Must say the Charlie Brown comics were my favourites.

I always love the marching bands

Jesse did too

And what we were all waiting for.....SANTA :)

Fun, fun :)

November 19, 2010

Just Because: The White Family

This family I hold near and dear to my heart.
I've known Angie since my last year of highschool and Brandt I met in college.
And Leah well she made her beautiful appearance into the world just 6 days after Jesse.
It was my pleasure & honour to be able to photograph their family portraits.
It was a cool Saturday evening but that didn't dampen any spirits.

My fave of beautiful Leah
Who's also the culprit of Jesse's first kiss

Such a beautiful family
Inside & Out :)
Loving this new preset I've been trying out in Lightroom

And last but not least, because of the chill Leah put on her jacket & mittens but still as cute as ever

November 16, 2010

The White Family

Coming soon to a blog near you...


Cause he's cute :)

November 13, 2010

It stops today

Sick again....

I think my immune system is officially shot, since this is the 2nd stomach flu I've had in 2 weeks.
I have no idea?!?!
However I think I'm on the mend.
And as of today drastic measures being taken.
I'm in the process of disinfecting the house. 
Not to mention trying to get back on track with eating healthy and meal plans.
Let's just say the last two months life has been chaotic, unhealthy, exhausting and completely filled with stress.
I've decided that it stops now.
Especially when it's taking not only a toll on my health but my family too.

Wish me luck :)

November 10, 2010

Freedom & Courage

"The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage"

I remember those who had the courage to fight for our country so that I may have freedom and happiness today.

November 9, 2010

Things I Love: Vintage Glass

My Grandmother Ball gave me a glass dish.
It's not just any glass dish.
This glass dish is old. Like vintage old.
It's orange
It's heavy
It's shaped like a bird
And I LOVE it!

Many of my childhood memories include this dish in my grandmother's living room. 
Sometimes it even held a few of her crochet needles and a small patch of her latest work.
What I remember most about this dish was that I was intrigued by it.
I loved that it wasn't like any other dish I had ever seen before.

When I found out she was going to hand it down to me, was well,  just awesome!
Nan...thank you so much for allowing me to have one of your treasured possessions.
I promise to take care of it and cherish it until the day I'm ready to pass it along.

I’ve been trying to figure out the name on the label of who the maker is but I can’t make it out. 
If any of you are familiar with this vintage glass or the manufacturer can you let me know? Thanks!
 Oh and on another totally goes with my Orange Chair...woot woot!

November 8, 2010


I'm a huge believer in the power of girlfriends and the positive effect they can have on your life and well being.
Not all women agree with me, but for me they bring me a balance that Kristen cannot just provide.
Yes I love him dearly, yes he's my best friend,...but there are times it's a female's perspective, hug, laugh, that is exactly what the doctor ordered.
This past year's Girls Annual Pumpkin Carve was no exception, with the hectic life I've been trying to maintain as of late. A night with the girls, laughter, tears, fun and honest open heart sharing was exactly what the doctor always :)

Thanks life is fuller & richer because of each of you.
Love you

November 7, 2010

Just Married: Tania & Joel

You might remember Tania & Joel's NYC Engagement photos from May
This past weekend they tied the knot.

Congrats Tania & Joel, I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness

November 4, 2010

A Year Ago...

A year ago I was adjusting to motherhood and coming to a realization that I missed fall. 
Somehow everything was brown and grey and I missed all the colours changing, watching them fall to the ground, and enjoying the brisk fresh cool air.
This year I've savoured Fall in all it's glorious wonder

A few weeks ago I was sure to get a few quick images of Jesse amongst the Fall beauty

I'm starting to feel better and get a grasp on things since my last post. To all who showed me your awesome and never ending support & love :) Thank yoU!

November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010 I have to wear this?

Once outside he was like a wild dinosaur!

We apparently unleashed the

Going up to the first door....trick or treat

Our house for the later trick or treaters since Jesse went when it was still daylight

Life is a bit nuts right now, to the point that I'm feeling very detached.
It's the only word that really describes how I feel even though it doesn't really make sense.
Keep me in your thoughts and pray that thinks start settling down soon....or something?!?!
Happy Wednesday

Jesse & The Pumpkin Patch

We were supposed to go to the Pumpkin Patch a week ago but Jesse was too sick to go :(
So this past weekend we headed out for Jesse's first trip to the Pumpkin Patch
 Lots of fun

Love Mini Pumpkins :)