Archive for Nov 2008

Well, in the search for the right haircut for me… I went out again today. You may remember I went from really long to a blunt cut in the Fall. But it still was too heavy and blah. So, today I went out and chopped some more!

I always just run in anywhere I see to get a haircut – and regret it afterwards. Sometimes even having to pay for a second cut to fix the first cut. Seriously. Not worth it. So today I went to one of the best in Hamilton – Pure NV – and I’ve found my new salon! I had Nancy who was wonderful. Talk about customer service… you start with a consult on what you want done (no more hairdressers randomly chopping ignoring what I say), a head massage (aaaahhhhhhh…….) and after she washed my hair (is there anything better than when a hairdresser washes your hair?) she offered me a drink. I like her! I told her I wanted something stylish yet not something I’m going to be a slave to. She “got” me. After the cut – which she took her time with (no more 5minute hair cut!) she offers a complimentary makeup touch up. Hello! New best friend alert!!

I walked in feeling dowdy and gross and left feeling rejuvenated and wonderful. Thank you, Nancy!

November 24, 2008 Christmas Preparation

Just came across this powerful video as I blog hopped… watch it and let me know what you think. I truly believe we each can make a difference in the world…

November 24, 2008 Santa – ho! ho! ho!

I like to tell my kids about my photo shoots before I head out. So when I said I would be photographing Santa Clause… well, you would have thought I said I was going to photograph Hannah Montana. They squealed in delight and wanted to come along. ha ha!

I was so glad it snowed the day before so we had some white stuff to make the day a bit more magical! Santa brought his granddaughters along too! What a fun shoot!

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Peeking at Santa…

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Falling asleep waiting…

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Polar Express perhaps?

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Walking in the snow…

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Shhhhhh……. don’t say a word that I met Santa!!

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And he’s off into the magic again!

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Celebrating Life and love,


November 24, 2008 Graeme & Julie

I met Julie when I was first married and working at the Canadian Bible Society and she would come over after school to work in the store for us. Who knew that this high school student I knew then would become this stunning young lady today!

It was fun to meet Graeme a couple months back when we met to talk about their Big Day. Graeme is working in Regina for the winter (Regina in the winter…. I am so sorry!) so we took advantage of his visit home to do their engagement photos!

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Celebrating life and love,


November 21, 2008 Christmas Deadlines

It’s that time of year again!!!!

If you would like prints or cards for Christmas… please note that December 1st is our cut-off time to ensure delivery by Christmas.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

And not because of the snow outside.

This morning I woke to the usual sounds of my girls fighting… and then after they had fought over toys and books and such, it got eerily quiet. If you’ve spent any time at all with kids you know that quiet = trouble. I peeked in their room and this is what I saw…..

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What are they doing? Sitting on the top bunk pouring over toy catalogues picking out what they want for Christmas.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas……..

ha ha!

November 18, 2008 Seanna's family

As soon as Seanna emailed me to request a photo shoot I fell in love with her. Her passion for her family and the love she expresses for them – powerful! It was fun when we met to find what a small world it is – twice that week she had been talking to people about getting her photos done by edison – and turned out they too had their photos done by us and knew us! Even a friend out of town. So fun!

Seanna and Wade have a stunning home – so even though it was raining – we had fun shooting their little Keira. I just have to share part of this email I got Monday morning from Seanna (her shoot was Saturday).

It’s Monday and I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am that you came to our home and took pictures of our family. Whether the pictures come out or not – you have given me a memory that I will hold close and dear to my heart and will never forget. It’s funny as a Mom of almost two years I see things so very differently. Live for today because you never know where tomorrow will bring you ………… I found myself becoming so emotional Saturday when Wade was with Keira – he is such a great Dad and his world is me and her.….Saturday is a momemt that I will carry with me forever.

Thank-you Thank-you – I want you to know that we already can’t wait to book you again next year …………. you enjoy what you do so much and it is so evident in the time you took with us in our home.

Thanks Seana

What a great way for me to start my bleak Monday morning with an email like that!! Without further ado – let’s see this adorable family!

What better way to get Keira warmed up then by getting tossed around by dad?

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And playing games – one of the family’s games they play is where they put a hand on top of a hand on top of a hand over and over all three of them. So sweet to watch! This is the type of thing I love to photograph because it is documenting a memory – not just a posed photo.

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This is possibly my fave photo of the session – Keira feeding her favourite giraffe grapes. Too cute.

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Making friends in the mirror…

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This girl is so adorable!

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And then some cuddle time on the couch. As Wade read to Keira, I caught Seanna crying because she said she was just so in love with her hubby and he’s just such an incredible guy. Talk about getting me choked up. My kind of gal – sentimental and emotional through and through.

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And family cuddles and playtime!

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Celebrating life and love,


November 17, 2008 Accsessories

What girl doesn’t like to accessorize?
Everyday the girls get ready for school – I no longer have control over picking out their outfits as they both have their own style now. Madi wants “rock star” clothes – her skinny jeans and t-shirts. Eden wants long dresses. I try to make sure they at least match – do their hair nicely, and then…. they add their own accessories and all is lost.

This is Madi pre-accessories…

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And this is the hat she decided finished her outfit and wore to school today…

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Eden before accessories…

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And the crown she wore in school all day…

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Celebrating life and love,


You got to love a miracle.

Ryan & Lori, after several years married adopted two young boys last year – when I photographed them last Fall I fell in love. The boys are the same ages as my girls and I marveled at how Ryan & Lori were so easily adapting to an instant family.

Then a couple months later I got an email from Lori telling me that a miracle was on it’s way – surprise! They’re pregnant. I was ecstatic for them.

Then surprise! It’s twins.

So – to recap… this couple went from no kids to 4 kids in less than a year. Can you even imagine? I get choked up every time I think of these four young’uns in such a loving home of parents who have waited so long to adore them.

Zero to four in a year. You got to know God has a sense of humour! Glad Ryan & Lori do too! Meet the gang…

These words were above the crib – how fitting!

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The two proudest, most loving big brothers in the world!

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This little girl with three brothers is going to be well protected!

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Celebrating life and love (and miracles!)


November 14, 2008 Baby Violet

Oh oh!! Going over my blog and I realized I missed posting a photo shoot from earlier this Fall! And this is one you’ll want to see – it has to do with a very adorable baby and a very big furry brother. You may remember Andrew & Marnie’s photos from their maternity session… now introducing baby Violet! When I think about the name Violet I think of happiness, and joy – such a pretty, feminie name – love it. I also think of Violet Affleck (because I read People magazine online every day – ha ha) – quite possibly the happiest kid in the world. And I know with these two adoring parents, our baby Violet here won’t have a choice but to be happy and loved!

Without further ado….

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Celebrating life and love,