Archive for Sep 2008

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September 30, 2008 Ted & Yvonne

This weekend turned out to be a gorgeous fall weekend for a wedding! Ted & Yvonne were married in Oakville at one of the beautiful old churches by the Lakeshore – before heading to the Old Barber House for a beautiful reception!

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Loved how he strutted into the church! So confident!

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Loved these stolen moments during a serious ceremony….
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Could these kids be any cuter?

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And can’t forget the yummy dessert!!!! mmm…..

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

September 25, 2008 Kyle & Megan

Last Friday was the perfect late summer day – and what better way to celebrate it than with a wedding of two people completely smitten with each other!!

I started with Kyle getting ready. He had the wrong jacket sent to him – oops! – but he still looked dapper as we waited for the right jacket to arrive!

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Kyle and his side of the wedding party…

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Then off to Megan’s parents house! Megan is so much fun!! And I fell in love with her dog as you can see…

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The girls!

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The adorable dog!

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And off to the ceremony!

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I love when there are bag pipes at the wedding!

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After the ceremony we played with the gorgeous window light at the church and then out in the apple orchard in the church’s yard!

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Then we found a great old meadow to play in too!

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Thank you both for letting us be a part of your special day!!

Celebrating life and love,

Krista

September 22, 2008 Thank You!

I have much to blog about – Friday’s wedding, Madison’s birthday today… but I wanted to take a quick moment to thank YOU!

When I started the business my goal was by 2008 to be nominated in the Hamilton Spectator’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Not win – just nominated. There are so many talented photographers in our area!

So I was blown away last year when we not only were nominated but won awards in four categories:

-New Business
-Photographer
-Photography Studio
-Local Artist

Shock does not go far enough!!

Well, it’s that time again! And we are ecstatic to have word that we are up for three awards this year (guess we can’t be nominated for New Business again – ha ha).

Voting end this Thursday – if you have time and consider us vote worthy… please take a minute and vote for us, we’d appreciate that! We are nominated in these categories:

Best Local Artist and Best Photographer:
https://secure.hamiltonspectator.com/readers_choice/spe_favourite_people_vote.html

Best Photography Studio:
https://secure.hamiltonspectator.com/readers_choice/spe_favourite_business_or_service_vote.html

Thank you so much!

Celebrating life and love….

Krista

September 22, 2008 Illman Family

I have a couple families that I shoot annually – I LOVE this! Kids change sooooo much in a year! Take the Illman family here – last year Connor was a baby – and now he’s a toddler with a head full or curls! So cute! We had a fun time playing and reconnecting!

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Caitlin – such a beautiful young lady and big sister!

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Erin – she reminded me so much of my Eden in looks! She is a doll, and I love how once she warms up those dimples just come out in full force!

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And Connor – being the one who has changed the most and with the least amount of photos to his name, we concentrated mostly on him.

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I’ll leave you with this fun photo:

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A fun day!!!

Celebrating life and love,

Krista

September 22, 2008 Andrew, Andrea & family

Last Sunday was one of the crazy weather days… you know it’s going to pour… but when? We decided still to go ahead with Andrew & Andrea’s photos and I’m glad we did! I know Andrea through our kids – Eden and MaryAnn are the ages – but it’s always so fun to see the family together! William and I usually just pass each other on the playground – but at the shoot we “clicked” and he was my bud. So cute!!!

This was the first shot out of my camera of the shoot… dad and son hand in hand. So sweet.

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And then we were off and running! I always let kids just “play” before we start being too serious… they get use to me (and start to ignore the camera) and begin to loosen up. It was fun to see these two chasing each other!

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And still take time to stop and smell the flowers!

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Let me properly introduce you to MaryAnn…

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And William….

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I know it’s not always this way, but man are these two cute together!

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And the whole family!

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And this is how most of the shoot went – ha ha!!

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So much love!!!

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

September 18, 2008 Matt & Amber

Amber and I met a few months ago to book her wedding – right from day one I liked this girl! She had me laughing and was so laid back! Even her emails had me chucking – got to love a good sense of humour. So I was looking forward to our engagement shoot – and to meeting the men in her life – Matt and her puppy Samson!

Matt wanted a more “formal” look for the engagement shoot, where Amber is more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. So we did both! We went to Matt’s favourite winery in Niagara region (Henry of Pelham), and had a lot of fun! The staff was so great – they already knew Samson and his parents… and were so helpful to me too! Thanks!

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Inside there was a gorgeous art collection – and they let us have the upstairs space to shoot!

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Then we went into the barrel room – Matt was in his glory! It was nice to be in a cool place after the warm humidity outside though!

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Then it was a change of clothes and time to go play!

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And we can’t forget Samson!!

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

September 13, 2008 Eden's First Day

Yesterday my baby started school – how did she get to be old enough? She was just born!!

Eden was soooo excited to start school – the SAME school as Madi. Does life get any better? The two things Eden was most excited about was: 1) Having snack at school and 2) When I picked her up she was going to run over to me and say “Mom, can I play on the creative (the playground)?” That is what excited this kid and I’m happy to report but things happened.

Eden was at the back of the line since she was trying to cheer up a friend who was nervous. When Eden’s teacher said it was time to go in – Eden bolted it – elbowed her way right to the front of the line. I was a bit sad thinking “that’s it?” When I saw her sneak back out, past the principal and teacher and she gave me a big hug, kissing hand and an “I love you”. How did she know I needed that?

Eden insisted on wearing a pink highlight in her hair…
She’s so darn cute!

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And excited!

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Madi promised to show her the ropes.

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Time to go – excitement is building to a near frenzy!

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I know this photo isn’t in focus (one on the right) but you can see her at the back of the line on the photo on the left and then making a break for it on the right (she’s the blur of hair right behind the teacher)!

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And she’s off….

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September 12, 2008 Tobin and family

It is always fun when I get to photograph a child in stages – I have had the fun of photographing Tobin in the womb, as a newborn and now at almost 6 months old! I ahveto say – this kid is CUTE! So happy and smiliy and sweet!!! He really reminded me of Eden at this age – and I was getting all sentimental since my baby Eden started kindergarten today. Where is my 6 month old like Tobin I can toss in the air effortlessly and marvel at when she claps? I am so thrilled that Kris and MArtha are doting parents who are savouring each milestone alongside Tobin. Here’s a look at this great family!

When I got there he was fast asleep….

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But soon he was awake for cuddles and playing!

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This is how a mom kisses a baby….

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Here Tobin is showing us how much his mommy and daddy love him…. as if he’s saying “this much!!!”

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Such a sweet family!

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Then we’re off to play outside…. saw this great field on the drive to their house. So we wandered over to play…. Had to make some of tehse a vintage feel…. the pictures asked me to!

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And some with the full colour!

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ANd then we headed back to their own yard…

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And some freedom!!!

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

September 12, 2008 Dentist Office

In December last year I had photographed Juno’s family – they were so fun to photograph! Then yesterday I had the opportunity to photograph Juno at his work for their dentist office’s website. Patrick and himself have got to be two of the nicest guys! And they have their family’s photographs and their kids drawings ever! It is such a homey, relaxed feel to the office!

The guys were a bit nervous about embarking on their modeling career – but I think they did pretty good! If you’re in the Kitchener area and need a dentist – let me introduce you to my recommendation…

Dr. Patrick Winter

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The Office

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So come on in and have a seat!!!

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September 12, 2008 Dads

Today I had two photo shoots – photos to follow soon….. But on my drive home (stuck in a traffic jam gives you lots of time to think) I was thinking about dads.

In too many homes there is not a dad – or a good example of what a father can and should be. I remember in high school realizing that I was in the minority having a loving, caring dad in my life and going one step further – in my home. I am way too blessed with two great parents I adore and I try to never take that for granted.

Today my first shoot was one for a dentist’s office for their website. The two dentists had their offices full of crafts and drawings from their young kids. When I asked about their kids, a smile broke out on their faces and they could talk about their kids as if they knew them intimately. Love that! you could just see they adore their kids without their kids even being around.

Then I went to a photo shoot for a 6 month old. I’ve snapped this family’s maternity and newborn photos as well – and let’s just say this is one dad who is smitten!! He adores his little guy and wife so much! It is beautiful to watch.

Then I come home to my own Mr. Mom who is such a great dad to our girls. Unbelievably good.

So, I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy about dads today and I come home and was blog hopping and saw this great ad on one of the blogs I read (“Heart of the Matter“) that just summed up my day….

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A2Ap3DyvLg&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1]

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