Archive for Aug 2013

I loved meeting up with Sophie and her parents recently to celebrate being done her treatments for her leukemia after 25months! Over two years of treatments… what a cause to celebrate! This session was done through SMiling Eyes – if you’re not familiar with them read more HERE!

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I always love seeing the bravery beads – so incredible! Each bead shows something that the child has experienced – a treatment, hospital stay, needle… and the length of the beads can wrap around the child’s small body several times. What a great visual to show how incredible these little warriors have fought on their journey with cancer!

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Celebrating life and love,


August 22, 2013 Graham and Jen

Graham and Jen’s wedding was so beautiful – from the people, details and outfits to the sun shining and especially the gorgeous venue at Cranberry Creek Gardens! (definitely a favourite venue now!) I completely enjoyed our day celebrating along with the gorgeous Jen and her handsome hubby Graham!

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Celebrating life and love,


August 21, 2013 Featured Photographer

It was such an honour to be August’s featured photographer for Smiling Eyes!

Read my interview here and see a few of my favourite images….


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Celebrating life and love,


August 9, 2013 Ton of fun!

I met up with the Ton family at a beautiful vintage inn that is owned by a family member. The family was gathered from PEI to BC at this great Lake Erie location. It was so fun to document their families!

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You know the saying… all because two people fell in love!

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All the grandkids!

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And then some time with each family – they had all scoped out a location they wanted for their photos. Such diversity – loved it!

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Celebrating life and love,


August 8, 2013 Visser Family

Last year I met up with the Visser family for a super fun family session. So I was excited to get back together with them this year as it was the parents 50th anniversary! They had rented a cottage in Collingwood where I met them for another fun session!

The happy couple! 50 years looks good on them!

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Last year all the grandkids weren’t able to be there – so it was extra special to have everyone together for the first time in years! Paige – the youngest – is the only girl in the grandkid mix!

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The adults decided they needed to do the same shot….

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And why not a great big group photo to end with!

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Celebrating life and love,


August 3, 2013 Jim and Trisha

A few weeks ago I had an email from Jim asking about my availability. I asked him for a few more details – was it a portrait session or a wedding or??? He replied with, “Well if you can swear to secrecy…” Talk about getting my curiosity going! Guests thought they were coming to a Garden Party. Trisha’s mom had celebrated her 90th birthday the day before so family had all come down to visit. Instead, they were actually to be coming to Jim and Trisha’s wedding! Jim and Trisha said it wasn’t about the shock that they were concerned, these low key people just wanted a celebration without all the hoopla. Without the gifts, and people booking time off work, and so on. They just wanted to get married after many years together. So, at their home surrounded by friends and family – they said “I do”.

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A quick change of clothes while the guests continued to enjoy the backyard….

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Their nephew drawing their attention to the garden and flowergirls. Wait…. you don’t have flower girls at a garden party! The lightbulbs started to go off!

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Celebrating life and love,