Saturday, July 17, 2010


Hey all!!! i'm back from a 2 week vacation!!! had lots of fun took way too many pictures and got a much needed break from the computer and editing. but now i have a lot to catch up on.

but first i want to let everyone know that i have started a new blog it's still a work in progress but i will be no longer posting on this blog. so you can find me HERE  from now on!!  unfortunately not all the wonderful comments you all left me came over when i transferred the blog. but i want to thank everyone who has given me blog love over the last year and a half. So THANKS!!!

so over the next couple weeks i will be here editing sessions that i'm behind on, catching up on my weekly photo challenge and looking forward to second shooting a wedding with the talented Michele Bowman in the near future!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

email address

i'm currently in the process of switching my blog from blogger.

so my email address is not longer in service.

if you need to contact me please email me at until i can set up another business email account. thank you!!!

oh and Happy Canada Day!! hope everyone is out enjoying the gorgeous weather!!!
and i just couldn't post without a picture...she'll forgive me one day right???

Sunday, June 27, 2010

love these kids!!!

These kids are so adorable and fun and full of personality. i had the opportunity last fall to take some of just the two of them but this time mom and dad joined in for the fun...actually the grandparents stopped in for a few too!!

We met last week in historic amherstburg for a family session. it was a gorgeous night but very warm.  The kids did great and we ended the night with some ice cream .. this is the second session in a row that has ended this way...hmm a new trend i think.  thanks guys for being so patient for your sneak peek. Here are a few of my favs!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

contest winners!!!

met up with my contest winners this past weekend.  we had a really fun night!! beautiful warm sunny weather too. those weathermen were threatening us with thunderstorms all day but they just didn't come..thankfully. i already posted one pic on sunday of the youngest of the are a few more..

on a side note..i am getting super behind on my editing..i've been so busy these last couple weeks...i have 6 sessions to edit. i have 2 more waiting to put up blog posts. so i just wanted to let you all know i'm workin on them!!! almost done one and i can move on to the next..also in the processes of getting a new blog. everything seems to happen at once. thanks for your patience!!

so congratulations to my contest winners. hope you had a good time and enjoy this little peak into your session.  thanks kids for being so great!!! and to brenda's big brother thanks for loaning them the car... i'll post some of those another day.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Chairs 5/52

oops missed fridays day of posting for the weekly's been a busy week.  won't bore you with the details but believe me it was busy and i totally forgot about this challenge.  so today during our father's day celebration  i was watching my youngest son sit in this chair and watch his big brother swim.  i thought it was so cute and then the lightbulb went off...CHAIRS!!..  no swimming for this little guy he broke his finger earlier in the week...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Just one!!!

I had a fun time tonight documenting this family!!!! it's late...very late.. i have a big bunch of people coming over tomorrow for fathers day and shouldn't be on this computer but i can't help myself!!! so here is one...just one shot from tonight. i picked this image cause this little guy was avoiding eye contact with me for most of the night! but i got him!! hehe..he's so cute!!  the official sneak peek will come in a few days...busy busy!!

oh and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Precious one, so small, so sweet

I had the privilege of spending the morning with this sweet baby girl!! she was so good and is so cute. she was sleeping so nicely when i got there posed for a few and then had a good feeding and went into a milk induce coma.  she was all mine after that!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

there is no better friend then a sister...

...and there is no better sister then you. author unknown

Had the pleasure of spending some time with these two lovely girls!!! It was hot and muggy and we were being eaten alive by mosquitoes!!! crazy mutant mosquitoes.. i think they handled it better then i did.
Here are a few shots from that night!! thank you girls for being so sweet!!!

we had a little mini cake smash at the end of the shoot since little C just had her first birthday. i meant to take a picture of  the cupcake before it got smashed but i forgot. but trust me it was cute and tasted great!! just ask these girls they devoured them!! they were made jodi abbott owner of A Cake To Remember find her on facebook here

52/4 {desserts/sweets}

i like ice cream. Yes i do!!
Once scoop for me?
No! Make it two!
Hmmmm two scoops of ice cream,
I want more
how about three?
No, make that four?
Splat, "oh no! It's on the floor!"

my kids definitely got their sweet tooth from me. i wish that wasn't the case but it is.  my youngest probably craves the sweet stuff the most. candy was in the top 10 of his first words. he would eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner if i let him.  So for this weeks challenge i thought of what he has been asking for a lot lately and that is ice cream.  He loves it!!! we don't usually have it in the house so i took him and his older sister to get some so i could take some pictures... of course they both wanted nothing to do with my planned ice cream shoot and the ice cream parlor was packed. so we went outside and i just let them be and snapped a few of the youngest.  my daughter ended up dropping hers so the above poem was totally fitting.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

i heart faces {play}

this week at i heart faces the theme is play.  I thought of this image immediately. i just took this on the weekend one of the last images from the session. i just love the joy and laughter in this picture..i can almost hear it!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

So Happy Together....

this is the second time i met with this family for pictures..the first time was to meet this sweet little guy!. But this time it was the entire family's turn!! It was a hot and sticky day...lots of bugs and lots of pollen. yikes!! but they were troopers!!! i know that i will never forget to take allergy meds before a shoot in a field again... here is a big peak into this family's session!!  Hope you like it!

almost forgot to mention that this family was the 2nd place winners in my photo contest i held last month so thank you to everyone that voted for them!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

52/3 {books}

so it's week 3 of the 52 week challenge...and this week's theme is books.  i used to read a lot more then i do now.  most of the books i read now a days are childrens books. but i do get a real novel in once in a while. usually only when i'm away on vaction.  i think my favorite book would have to be Little Women. love that one!!  Anyways i had a few ideas of what i would do for this weeks theme. i'm using my first attempt cause well the others didn't ever happen.  The flu or something has entered my house yesterday. yuck!!  think i might hide in my room with a good book! ha!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

sweet baby girl

here are some more pics of this sweet little baby girl. i took these about a month ago and only posted one from that shoot so i wanted to share a few more.  this baby's momma is a very good friend and we've gotten together a few times since to get more pics but add her other two kids and mine and they turned out to be playdates instead of photoshoots. next time we are leaving the kids with their grandmas!!!  can't believe it's already been a month!!!

trying something different with this one

Friday, May 28, 2010

52/2 trees

week 2 of the 52 week challenge...have no clue what i'm talking about then read here so this week was tough...i was totally uninspired..hmm much like last week.  i really wanted to cheat and post an old picture...i've had some recent clients..that liked trees.....or liked climbing them anyways... so i really wanted to post this one...

 or maybe this one...

then there is always this one

but that would be i am posting this pic i took tonight. my little man who didn't want his picture taken...he was patiently putting up with me cause he knew the next stop was to get popsicles!!! looking forward to next weeks challenge...books...i already know what i'm gonna do!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

52 week challenge - week 1 {time}

some photog friends kate and whitley  decided to start doing a weekly photography challenge. click on their names if you want to read about it.  basically there is a theme for each week and we take one picture that represents that theme. some upcoming themes are going to be: trees, books, candy/treats/desserts, chair....   

so the theme this week is time.  i had trouble thinking of what to do but then i thought of this song. it's one i've always loved.  i had something totally different pictured in my head for the image but it didn't happen. still love this shot though...

I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there....especially  mine!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities

Isn't she adorable!!! They don't make them much cuter then this i tell ya!! she is so tiny!! just one for now i'll post more another day!