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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I will be out of the office ♫'Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane I don't know when I'll be back again♫ (well I do actually) November 28th. I will be returning all voice mail and emails that week. Thank you for your patience.  Looking forward to shooting Lynda and Scott's wedding! Yippeeeeeeee.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Trash it. Get it dirty. Get it wet. Roll around in the mud.

 Trash it. Get it dirty. Get it wet. Roll around in the mud. Drench it in the ocean. Totally trash it (an excerpt from trashthedress.com.

On my way to Mount Albert yesterday, the sun was shining the air was warm and it was so refreshing. I was looking forward to photographing my two dear "track friends" and couldn't wait to get there. Along the way, I thought maybe I should ask Tanya to do a trash the dress session. The light is perfect, she loves mud, and what girl doesn't want to feel like a model for a day.  So, right away I sprung it on her, and her immediate response was "YES!".  So, off we went, (after family sessions) and headed off into the sunset. Here are my favourite shots from the day, from start to finish. Now, this girl, she knows how to TRASH THE DRESS! A special thanks to Shannon for all her help carrying the muddy dress, boosting up the muddy model and pouring hot water over her head :)
Such fun T. Had a blast and can't wait to see you again.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

America's Next Top What? Week 5

Wow, I have some catching up to do!
So this week on the show the models headed to Rodeo Drive for a photo shoot with fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Here is my interpretation. Clearly I have no fashion sense so clearly I am sitting here laughing at myself once again. Oh well, if nothing else, I continue to get a good chuckle.
If you're wondering why I have a portrait of myself on my blog click here.

Chris and Daina are Engaged!

What can I possibly say about Chris and Daina?   Daina, not to be mistaken for Diana is a sweet, bubbly, very organized woman. I realized this within minutes of meeting her.  She is totally with it when it comes to what she wants on her wedding day and I am honoured to have been chosen to be the one to capture the memories of her and her fiance. Now Chris. Not many people get me and my sense of humour. Sometimes, I think I'm funny and then there is silence, all I hear are crickets chirping and my own laughter.
Chris is the kind of guy that would laugh with me, not at me and I like that. Chris and Daina have such a fun, outgoing, witty relationship that I can't help but feel like we've been friends for a very long time.
The day was fantastic, our time together well spent, and we got some fantastic shots. Can't wait for your big day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Oh Dear!

Sometimes I get a little excitable. Maybe a little too excitable, which is possibly why I am such a klutz, I get so into the "moment" that I don't see what's going on around me. (if you're laughing right now, you know me really well). I will discuss my combine accident in a later post, because this post is saved for this family. Today's light was delish. Yes, I said delish. I don't care how corny. Nor did I care how lame I sounded when I kept telling this little beauty how gorgeous she was today. LOOK AT HER.  I'm not sure if my fetish with her beauty is because she looks so much like Ella (my daughter) or if it's because she is sooooo cute!. Either way, I could have continued to photograph these two darlings, the ENTIRE day.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. McCormick

It was a chilly day, but totally worth every goosebump. Here's your sneak peek Gilli and Sean. Your day was beautiful.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Little Man

Well my little man came home excited to show me what they are learning in class. They are learning about blogs, and how to express yourself. So, without further ado (I had to check the spelling on that one), I plug my oldest child's new official blog. "D Awesomest Blog" here.
He is going to write mainly about his race season (May-Oct) and I really have no idea what else, I'm almost afraid to read it! He's getting to be that age.......... So please, if you have a minute, read this poor boy's blog. I just love him to bits! (they read my blog in class today, I'm hoping they read it tomorrow so I can embarrass him) Love you hunny, soooooooo much. Muah!

Stole this one from Angie's facebook. LOVE IT! This feels like yesterday to me....*sigh*

Chris and Amy are Engaged!

Chris and Amy came to me as a gift from a special cousin.  These two were so comfortable with each other and so comfortable with me that it made for a fun, relaxed photoshoot. I see it's a very fitting day to post these pics as they are getting married 7 months today!
Thanks for driving down this way, it was so much fun to meet you. And Chris, I could listen to you play for hours, you are fantastic!  Check him out for yourself here.