Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I've finally joined Facebook.
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Til next time, C

Monday, June 29, 2009

My 3 Happy Things

Since I have a LOT of things that make me happy...my 3 photos today will be the things that made me happy this past weekend.
Dessert, more specifically Hey Dollies
(which I've since been told are called "Magic Bars" by some people)
I had enough ingredients leftover from the batch I made last weekend to make another batch, yay!

Scented Candles....just because I love candles and I love when they smell yummy
And third, last but certainly not least
Good Deals
I scored this vintage leather bag this past weekend. I'm not quite sure if it's supposed to be a bowling bag but I'm pretty sure it's going to be my new camera bag.
Soooooo excited!
Don't forget to share your 3 favourites things
Til next time, C

Friday, June 26, 2009

Feature Photographer: Justin & Mary

Today's feature are wedding photographers Justin & Mary. 
A husband & wife team out of New England, USA
I cannot say enough good things about them.
I've chatted with Mary a couple of times via email and she's a wonderful person. 
Sweet, sincere and quick to give advice to us newbie photographers.
I'm so upset that I cannot make their workshop that they're hosting in July. Boo! :(
Their blog is their website, they do not list prices because their whole philosophy is to get to know you first and they do a custom package just for your needs.
They also do quite a bit of charity work, more specifically The Portrait House 
for more info on that click HERE 
To see ALL their goodness click HERE for their blog/website!
Happy Friday and here's to an awesome weekend, don't forget to take your photos for yesterdays challenge.
Til next time, C

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy Thursday

Hello my friends. 
How are you on this BEAUTIFUL Thursday morning? I know it's hot and sunny here, the way a summer day should be. I hope you can say the same :)
Well....I'm all caught up on all of my latest sessions. CD's are completed, DVD slideshows are completed, blog posts are up, and I'm feeling so blessed about the summer thus far. I really didn't expect to have as many sessions and positive feedback as I've been getting.
It has definitely taught me to dream big and aim higher!
I can only hope the summer continues in this manner (even though I'm pretty much booked solid) and that next year is even better.
I want to again, thank ALL of you for following my blog and being such an awesome support system. Without you I wouldn't be here. I would have quit a long time ago. 
So today I have a challenge for you......
This weekend I want you to take 3 photos of the things that make you happy. I don't care if you're a photographer, I don't care if you have a digital SLR or a point & shoot camera. I don't care if your 3 favourite things seem dumb to you. They're not, especially if it makes YOU happy :)
If it makes you happy take a photo of it! 
Then post it to your blog and link in my comments section. If you don't have a blog, just send me an email or just simply list your 3 favs in the comment section.
Oh the comment section is the little section at the end of this post that says "Happy Thoughts"
I'll post my 3 photos on Monday! 
But to hold you over here's a photo of 1 of my favourite things....Boone frolicking in the water
Happy Shooting & Happy Thursday!
Tomorrow's post......another Feature Photographer.
Til next time, C

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Engaged: Della & Jamie

Jamie is a guy who knows what he wants. 
While discussing details for their upcoming wedding, Jamie was very clear about what sort of photos he was expecting of me. I've known Della since the 5th grade so I was thrilled to know that my style matches not only what Della envisions but 'especially' what Jamie envisions for his & Della's big day.
But what struck me the most about Jamie knowing exactly what he wants, is that Jamie knows he wants to spend the rest of his life with Della.
He knows he wants to take care of her, he knows he wants to be there for her, and he knows that he will love and cherish her the rest of his days.
How do I know this? See for yourself......
He would crack jokes just to see Della laugh & smile
He helped her up once again, after I asked once again, to put that beautiful white skirt on the ground
He brushed the dirt off the beautiful white skirt. Did I mention I loved Della's outfit?
He kissed her affectionately.....even if I didn't ask
 And the list goes on....but now it's time for me to be quiet and let the rest of the photos speak for themselves.
Jamie & Della, I cannot wait for your wedding in July. 
Based on this small glimpse of your lives that you've already shared with me, I know that your special day will be nothing short of amazing.

Til next time, C

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Just Because: They Love Hockey

Because they're hockey fans....
Because they're Penguins fans....
Because the Penguins won the cup!
Daddy is quite the proud fan!
And I LOVE this one of their little girl Shannon....can you say SUPER CUTE!
Til next time, C

Monday, June 22, 2009

Just Because: Bobbi Lynn - Part 2

Just want to share a few more of beautiful Bobbi Lynn
Bobbi has the BEST laugh!
I have to admit I was scared of the horses. But ONLY because there was this stallion that was being all fiesty and I was just waiting for him to kick down the fence and chase after us....honest!
And last but certainly not least....love the farm in the background
Til next time, C

Friday, June 19, 2009

Feature Photographer: Pink Sugar

Andrea the artist of Pink Sugar is a photographer based out of Edmonton, Alberta.
Yes I'm featuring a Canadian photographer today :)
I love her style, I would describe it as urban & edgy
A LIFE session will cost you $500 (but includes a $200 print credit)
A LOVE session which is wedding photography starts at around $4000 if I remember correctly. 
For some reason I cannot find the pricing on her website anymore.
To check out her blog, click HERE
And to check out the website, click HERE
Happy Friday my Peeps!
Enjoy your first day of summer & to whom applicable Happy Father's Day
Til next time, C.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just Because: Bobbi-Lynn

She lives in the city. She works in the city. She can swing a baseball bat as good as any boy can. In fact, there are times in her life when she's actually been accused of being a tomboy.
But at heart, this girl, this beautiful girl, is a country girl.
Bobbi-Lynn and I faced the very mosquito infested country roads to do this Just Because shoot.
I must say the bites were worth it.....not sure if I can say the same for Bobbi or not :)
See for yourself....
Til next time, C

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

One More....

I don't know how I missed putting this oh so cute photo of Kerri on here.
I'll blame it on the pregnancy hormones :)
Either way, without further ado....another super cute photo of Kerri
Til next time, C

Monday, June 15, 2009

Just Because: Kerri & Family

As promised a few more photos of Kerri, plus Mommy & Daddy too
These are without the Princess outfit, but just as cute no?
A little bit of jumping....just for fun.
I love how she's blowing on the flower...too bad it wasn't the one where all the seeds fly away.
We looked but couldn't find any :(
This was my favourite of the family photos
Daddy's girl maybe?
And one more with a bit of that sunset light to finish up the session
But lets include this beautiful one of mommy too...isn't she gorgeous?
Thanks again Kerri, Cheryl & Bradley.
It really was a pleasant evening....I hope we can all spend some time together again soon.
Til next time, C

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Just Because: Kerri Is Three

To Mommy & Daddy Kerri is their little princess.
After my session with this soon to be 3 year old, I can easily see why.
She didn't mind getting her picture taken for the first 10 minutes and then her remark was
"Okay...now can we go to the park?"
And even though Mommy said she had to wait, that was fine.
No tears, no pouting, we continued on and took more photos.
She was quite the little trooper considering she didn't have her nap that day for this fine evening shoot.
And I can truly say that I now consider Kerri a little princess too.
Here's a sneak peek of a her "Princess Photos"
I think this one is my fav
Tomorrow the non-princess photo's and a few of Mommy & Daddy too
Til next time, C

Friday, June 12, 2009

Feature Photographer: Amy Wenzel

Amy Wenzel is a child photographer in Grand Rapids, MI
Her specialites are children, senior girls & commercial (from what I can tell mostly childrens clothing)
Recently her blog has taken a bit of detour from her usual posts as her husband has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. 
Here's the link to her blog 
 A Children's Session will start at $275
A Senior girl session start at $400 
Check out her website here for more details
Not to mention she's also the creative mind behind
Which is various photography related products such as cards, album templates and so on.
Check it out....also send her some love & prayers as she and her husband are going through this difficult time.
Til next time, C.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Clear to Create

I received an email last week called Clear to Create.....I thought it was encouraging especially when photography can be criticized so easily by so many. 
Just be yourself and proud of the work you do, I'm learning that...slowly :)

Here are insights for you Clear to Create:
  • Ego has 3 major components:
       1. Guilt making machine
       2. Fault finding machine
       3. Is constantly saying, "This isn't it! You gotta find it!"
  • Love yourself first.
  • Is what comes out of your mouth unconditional love for yourself?
  • What comes out of your mouth, is it based on unconditional love of others.
  • Throw the seeds and don't be attached to the outcome.
  • Mastery is about "playing the game of life" and knowing that it is a game.
  • Love yourself and don't allow others to bring you down.
  • You never fail.
  • You have to feel worthy.
  • "I am" are the most powerful words, use them wisely.
  • Don't limit yourself. You are an individual unit of God.
  • Being always connected to God is like a muscle. The more you use it the stronger it gets.
  • The Universe is not attached to what I want. It will always deliver what I am focusing on.
  • Life is a buffet, take only what you want and stop complaining about the rest.
  • Don't give yourself any excuse to not be on the path.
Til next time, C

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Just Because: Vicki - Part II

If you thought the colour photos of Vicki's "Just Because" session were nice.
Wait until you see these black and white ones.
Close up
I love love love shoe shots
This is my 2nd fav shot from the session, I don't know what there is about it but I love it.
Til next time, C

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