Just heading out to shoot Oliver and Deb’s wedding – and man! it’s going to be a FUN one! Oliver and Dab go to my church and they are a riot! Thought I’d show a few pics from the rehearsal to tie you over…

Oliver walking in with his parents – I got to say, I thought his mom was his sister!

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Deb walking in with her parents. Look at how adoringly her dad is looking at her!

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Kiss from mom

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My good buddy Pernell is doing the service – and if you know Pernell… there will be lots of laughs! good times!

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And my other good friend Dave is playing guitar and singing. Can’t wait to hear him perform!

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The happy couple

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The ringbearers goofing off – love it!

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And the whole gang enjoying a word of prayer.

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

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August 21, 2008 Q's from a 4 year old

Questions I’ve been asked in the last 24 hours by my 4 year old, Eden.

“Mom, what are we having for breakfast for Christmas Eve?” (um… I’m not even sure what we’re having for supper in an hour!)

“Wouldn’t it be funny if God made me with feet on my arms and hands on my legs so I had to walk upside down?” (the funny part was her demonstrating – or trying to)

“Is this snack peanut-free?” (I love that she is so good about her nut allergies!)

“Don’t look, okay?” (No question puts fear into a mother’s heart like this one.)

I’m so sad about summer vacation almost being over and the munchkins going back to school!! This Fall will be tough with Madi in grade one – all day every day!!! – and Eden starting kindergarten. Okay – I need to go hug my kids now that I thought about the start of school again….

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August 20, 2008 Jamie & Becky

I met Jamie and Becky before they were engaged – they were so excited! I was so happy when I got the email saying they got engaged the very next day after we met!

Last night we met out at Jamie’s parents farm – oh! how I love the country!! I am definitely a country girl in my heart. I got there as the sun was just thinking about setting and I was in heaven!

His parents have fields and fields of corn – so fun!

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And I loved the barn! It happened to be the pig barn – so let’s be thankful smells don’t come through the lens… I sure did love the location though!

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And even the silo was cool!

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Then, Jamie’s brother Ben pulled out his old car – what a beauty! Because it is a 1973 – thought I’d make the photos look a bit aged – as if they could have been taken in 1973… or today. These are my favourites!

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Isn’t this the perfect way to end a day?

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

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Got to say – I love this bride’s name! ha ha!

Krista and I went to church together years ago – and our parents became friends. We have lots of mutual friends which means we bump into each other from time to time. But I had not had the chance to meet Ryan yet – what a great guy! So nice to see these two together and so happy! I’m really looking forward to their wedding this winter!

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Now for this photo – I am standing in a stinky swamp being eaten alive by mosquitoes – but I love the look of it. I think getting West Nile will be worth it! ha ha

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Our tromp through the woods also gave us a great view of this heron!

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Thanks for a fun night and being such good sports!!

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

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August 17, 2008 Shawn and Michelle

When I met Shawn and Michelle last Fall, I asked them how they met. They said “Oh! It’s embaressing…” So then I was dying to know!! What was so humiliating? “We’ve known each other for years – we went to high school together. We don’t have a good story!” If you ask me – it is a phenomenal story! Shawn & Michelle have not only been together for ten years and known each other for ages… there wedding party was made up of friends from throughout grade school and high school. Some of them even went to nursery school together! This is so rare nowadays to see.. it’s beautiful to witness the beauty of lifelong friends!

Fast forward to today. What a fun day!! Shawn has a way of not only making Michelle laugh constantly… but Beth and I also were in stitches! We had a blast! And had some fun surprises in the Distillery district while shooting… more about that below… But let’s start at the beginning.

Their venue – Berkeley Events Centre… wow! Love this place! So much character and beauty!

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Then we went down to the distillery district and had a lot of fun!

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It just happened to be a festival with the food network – Michelle & Shawn’s favourite TV station!

The wonderful people at Peller Estates gave the happy couple cotton candy, a class of champagne as we walked by and a bottle of ice wine!! I’m going to dig out my wedding dress and start wearing it to get freebies!!

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And I can not remember the name of these guys from the Food Network – but Michelle loves them!

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And, I was pleased to see in their DVD collection Arrested Development (could there be a funnier TV show??). So when we saw the Segways – how could we help but get a photo with them?? (Gob on the show rides one all the time)

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And back to Berkeley for the reception!

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The littlest guests loved the cake cutting!

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And everyone was up dancing!

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A great day – thanks for letting us be a part of it!

Celebrating life and love,

Krista

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Yeee haw!!!

This morning I had so much fun! When I first met with Matt and Chantelle, I explained that engagement sessions are a chance to have some fun and show some of your personality! One of their favourite dates is going horseback riding – so they had this great idea of going horseback riding for their photos. Today we met at Horseplay Niagara for some fun – as you can see below!

Meet Matt and Chantelle – they’re so sweet!

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And they’re off…

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Time to stop… and cuddle.

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And take time to get to know Lucy & Teddy (the horses)

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And then it was time to head in…

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And always one to show unflattering photos of myself, (just to remind you why I’m behind the camera and not in front) – I held the caera down and shot this straight up at myself. ha ha

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Celebrating life and love,

Krista

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