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    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    It's been a slice...

    Well it is with some sadness that I am saying so long to this blog. It's the first blog I set up when I decided I really wanted to "get into this photography thing". I've spent a ton of time crying over this darn thing (this blog has taught me I am not as good at html than I thought I was), but I've also been really proud of it at the same time.

    I now have a brand spankin' NEW blog. Much easier to navigate than this one, and's just easier all round. I thank you loyal readers for always checkin' in, *cough* mom *cough*. But hopefully you'll like the new blog just as least I do!

    It's been a slice, see you on the flip side :)


    Sunday, October 24, 2010

    Picture of the Day

    I swear I didn't take an hour trying to set this up ;)


    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Garrett Clark shaving-Vernon BC

    I didn't lie, He really DID shave in an alley ;)

    First, he started off like this:

    And in the end this handsome devil emerged ;)

    Thanks for the laughs Garrett!!!


    Sunday, October 17, 2010

    Davidson Orchards, October 17th/10 I am at 11:30pm drinking my 2nd Starbucks of the day (does this mean I have some sort of problem?) and I am exhausted. It's been a long, but great day. We started off with a little drive-thru breakfast and then braved the crowds to get a pumpkin at Davidson Orchards. Aidan was thrilled when he realized where we were. We've learned with him if we're going anywhere fun not to tell him until we've arrived. Because he drives us (mostly me) bonkers with the sheer volume of questions. ***Side note: when Aidan was 3 months old a woman on the radio said the average 4 year old asks over 400 questions in a day. I looked at Lee and said "that CANNOT be true, can it???" the answer, is YES. And they ask questions from the minute they get up till the second they fall asleep. "Mommy can you get up now? Mommy, what are we doing today? Mommy can I have some juice....Mommy? When are you going to bed? Mommy, do I have to wear pyjamas to bed? Mommy? Can I have some juice?"
    Anyways, Davidsons was great as always. Layla missed out on her nap while we were there, so sh** hit the fan fairly fast and I forgot my sunglasses of by the end of the trip I thought I was going to have permanent crows feet. I did get some wonderful pictures of the kids though. Davidsons is one the most perfect place for pictures too. Lots of colors and lots of scenery.

    After Davidsons I had a quick minute to eat, checked my gear and made my way out to Cherryville for a shoot (teasers to come soon!). But before I left I was asked by (surprise!) the 4 year old if we were going to carve the pumpkins tonight...crap...ugh...ya I guess we are bud.

    One of my favourite photos of the day. Ok, it's at least top 2.
    Awww I'm pretty sure he loves her. Either that or he's trying to kill her. Hard to tell...he just mauls her all day.
    Thats the smile I was waiting for all day....
    My little sunshine :)
    How tall are you this year Aidan? "I dunno, I tan't see it!"

    Pure boy.

    I think this was Layla's favourite part of the day. She wouldn't quit squealing.
    Layla showing off her baby pumpkin
    Aidan found a good one. And then he dropped it. And we ran away....

    And at 8pm we started carving the pumpkins (Wait, shouldn't you kids be in bed????)

    Layla loved digging into that pumpkin. Whowouldathought???
    Hmmmm, let me give this pumpkin a taste...
    I ADORE this picture.
    Aidan getting in on the action
    Layla decided on a two handed approach

    Hubs took this photo of me. Look, I'm workin' so hard. And I'm being incredibly safe.
    Not a technically good photo, but I like it nonetheless.
    Now it's time for bed.... I may be exhausted, but I know soon enough I'll wish I could go back to the days when Aidan asked too many questions and life revolved around Layla's naptime.

    **I'd also like to thank Kate Nash for getting me through all my editing. I'm pretty sure she wrote "The Nicest Thing" just for me. Thx Kate.

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Garrett Clark- Vernon BC

    Here is possibly one of the most fun shoots I've ever done. Ladies and Gents, if you're not familiar this dashing lad is Garrett Clark, a local comedian (with an Australian accent to boot!) you can read his whole biography HERE.

    So what made the shoot so fun? Garrett shaved in an alley...using a women's disposable leg razor. He'd been growing it for about a month and it was about time for him to update his head shots, so why not shave than in an alley and document the whole thing??? I brought along 2 old coke bottles filled with hot water, we used my good salad bowl as a basin and an old mirror from a vanity I had when I was a teen. Oh and I should mention that Garrett is HILARIOUS...I think I giggled through the whole shoot. It helps that I like Aussies too ;)

    Passerbys stopped and stared quite a bit. Apparently an entire office stopped what they were doing and watched us. What is this weird?

    An hour later, a bit of rain, some razor burn and 2 Pilsners later we'd completed a truly fun and amazing shoot! And Garrett walked away with a wicked 'stashe. Check out these pics of him PRE shave. Please take notice that his pants are in fact, undone.

    SHAVING pics to come soon!!!!

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Beautiful Brittany- Vernon BC

    So I had this lovely paragraph all about Brittany and how cute and funny she is and then the more I wrote the creepier it sounded, so I'm just gonna let the pictures speak for themselves :)

    Hands down one of the best photos I've ever taken


    Friday, October 1, 2010

    Stanley Cup Day!

    For those of you who don't follow hockey, Duncan Keith won an Olympic Gold medal, the Norris Trophy and the Stanley Cup all in one year. That is a pretty big achievement and this is only his 5th year with the NHL playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. (Thanks to my husband for the stats... ;) ) and even better that he's a local Okanagan boy. On July 17th Penticton held "Duncan Keith Day". I had the pleasure of getting to capture all of it up close and personal. I really like hockey, but wouldn't necessarily call myself a hockey fanatic (unlike my husband Lee and my cousin Gillen), but even for me this was a pretty darn cool day. I got to see the cup come off the plane, then get to see it hoisted by Duncan himself. I followed Duncan and his family to show off the cup to his parents and Grandparents, we toured the hospital, went to a massive celebration, a luncheon and then for a party back at Duncan and Kelly Rae's house.

    Actually the best part of seeing the cup come off the plane was getting to see Gillen and Lee's reaction. Pretty darn priceless actually. Like two kids who just discovered Santa is real. Gillen actually said "If we went home right now this would still be the best day of my life!"

    One of the highlights of the day was going to the hospital to show off the cup to the patients. It was so great to see so many smiling faces. One elderly patient stood out in particular. After being introduced to Duncan and the cup, he told Duncan that he should play for the Canucks and when Duncan told him he played for the Blackhawks, he said "Oh that's too bad." Then he refused to have his picture taken with a Blackhawks hat on because as he said "I'm a Canucks fan all the way!"

    Then there was the patient who was very sick and we were told that he didn't have much longer to live. He reached out and touched the Olympic Gold medal and said very quietly, "Ok. I can go." *tear*

    And I must say that Duncan handled it like a pro. I've never heard so many people demand so much from one person and so I tip my hat to you sir.

    I'd like to say an enormous thank you to Duncan and Kelly Rae for having me. It was an absolute pleasure being able to capture this day and getting to know you. Congratulations to the both of you and I wish you both the best!

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