Archive for Nov 2011

November 28, 2011 Kevin, Adriana + kids

I hadn’t met Kevin and Adriana before I went to their home for photos – but as we talked we found out we knew a lot of the same people! Love the small world of country life! I also love photographing family’s in and around their own home – it tells part of their story, and captures memories of everyday life for them. We explored in and around their property and found some great spots! Hard to believe this was a month before Christmas – such a mild November this year!

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I love how excited Makayla was to explore!

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Such sweet kids!

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Walking with dad… smothering mom…

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Love how Jacob is snuggled into Dad…

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A creek like this on your childhood property? Sweet!

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Jacob and Makayla love to race down the hill!

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Time for some show and tell! Makayla was so excited to show me how she can climb the tree.

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And Jacob wanted to show me his tractors! Such a farm boy already. Love it!

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I love how you can see his mouth formed to make the tractor noises (noises that only a little boy can make!)

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Natalie is little- but loves to play too!

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And Makayla had to slip into something a little more comfortable – I think the striped tights and polka dot boots make the outfit!

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Kevin and Adriana – thank you for sharing your family with me for an afternoon!

Celebrating life and love,


November 27, 2011 Mike, Christa and Andrew

I have just loved getting to know this family. A couple years ago I photographed Mike and Christa’s engagement, wedding, then maternity and newborn photos of Andrew… and now here he is walking all over the place. So adorable. Christa and I have become good friends through our late night Facebook chats and it’s always such a treat when we get to see each other in person!

When I arrived, I was greeted by the cutest little Andrew. Christa had messaged me about these adorable boy outfits she found… he will resent her for making him wear this when he looks back… but aren’t all moms suppose to do that to our kids? icon smile Mike, Christa and Andrew

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I love that he’s wearing TOMS!

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When you say to ANdrew “You’re so cute!” he makes this hilarious face. Love him!

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Christa makes these awesome gift tags – but more on that in a minute…

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Andrew fell in love with my batteries. Such a boy.

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The head lean. Love the lean.

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Big open mouth kiss for mom! (Love Mike’s reaction too!)

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Quick change into something more comfortable… but still looking like he’s up to mischief!

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Then Andrew wanted to show me some of his very favourite toys.

An old salt box and Mandarin Oranges container. Yep. These are his favourites. (I love the random things kids are drawn to!)

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His dad’s lunchbag and mom’s pans.

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And more pots and pans.

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Another favourite was my camera bag – batteries! business cards! A great big backpack full of goodies!

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Now, I have to take a minute away from the boys and mention Christa. Christa is an artist – but just last year she started selling her stationary on etsy (you HAVE to check out her shop!). Her work is so gorgeous that it is no surprise her business has just taken off. I love seeing her work! Here’s a taste of Christa’s work and her at work down in her home studio.

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And some of her work…

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Mike, Christa and Andrew – thanks for the opportunity to once again come and document your lives and love!

Celebrating life and love,


November 21, 2011 Chase and Reese

One thing I love is when I can photograph families regularly – to see how the kids have grown and changed in a year. Chase and Reese get photographed about this time each year – and after a few years now, we have gotten to know each other well. I love these two kids and we had a lot of fun in and around their house last week.

Loved this new painting in their living room – made for a great backdrop!

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Even Eddie got in on the fun!

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Every kid has to write a note to Santa this time of year!

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Love toothless smiles!

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We then went outside to play for a bit….

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These two get along so well – lots of fun!

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Loved their playfort!

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Each of the kids brought out one of their favourite toys.

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Thanks for a fun day, Chase and Reese!

Celebrating life and love,


November 10, 2011 Brad and Staci

I love when couples simply celebrate being together. No occasion. Such is Brad and Staci. They’ve been dating for a number of years, and had no good photos of themselves – just the arm stretched out self portraits and ones at parties and events. It was time to document the two of them. We met on a cold day last week and enjoyed the last of the light on one of these crazy, short November days!

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And we ended with some fun shilouette ones as the sun went down…

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Celebrating life and love,


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November 3, 2011 Terri’s family

Terri and I have been emailing back and forth for so long – it was so good to finally meet her and all her extended family. It was her parent’s 50th anniversary last year and this was in honour of their anniversary. Enjoy the memories!

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All the grandkids!

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Celebrating life and love,