Tuesday, August 29, 2006


So my intention was to post after every photo shoot and discuss it a bit, show off some of my favourite shots, etc...BUT....'kay, seriously, I'd never get people their proofs or albums if I spent all my time blogging so my new commitment is to hop on here when I have 10 minutes and talk about something very recent...

This past weekend was fabulous, I had two very different weddings and loved being part of both of them. On Friday, I photographed Katie and Andrew's wedding in Tavistock (and New Hamburg, and New Dundee and EVERYWHERE in between). We had a blast on Andrew's family farm and it was apparent that his love for farming came second only to his love for the pretty little dance teacher he married (who's just as excited to become a farmer's wife!!!) Anyway, we all got a little muddy but the rain held off until Katie's mom mentioned at the reception that it was raining inside her as she said good-bye to her daughter. deep breathe...

Here's some quick peaks of the day:

On Saturday, Eric and Antoinette were married in an elegant and sentimental Catholic mass at Our lady Immaculate in Guelph by Antoinette cousin who traveled all the way from Malta to perform the ceremony.

When I arrived at Antoinette's home, the ladies were having their make-up done by Erin Carpenter , a fab local make-up artist (happens to be a pretty smokin' singer too). Check out her review on TheWedding Ring http://www.kwweddingring.ca/vendors/spas/features.html. Antoinette usually has great skin but her make-up was flawless all day....perfect for photos!

We went from one gorgeous location to the next, Springfield Golf Course was the perfect choice for the quiet elegance that was Antoinette and Eric's entire day.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


So upon my return from my week at the cottage I capture two beautiful back-to-back weddings.

On August 4th Devon made Ben a very lucky man by marrying him in a short and sweet service (complete with readings from Dr. Suess) at Victoria Park.
Devon answered my knock on her door at the Walper Terrace Hotel with a dazzling smile and things just got better and better from that moment on!

Elizabeth and Chris: August 5, 2006. The next morning started at a century old farmhouse. Elizabeth's childhood home provided the perfect back drop from the beginning of her wedding day. We then buzzed up the road to Chris' father's chicken farm to capture some pre-wedding jitters from our groom and his brothers. I have to mention here that Chris and Elizabeth have provided my with my most unique engagement shoot location to date as we shot their photos in the chicken barn of Chris' own chicken farm with 10,000 12-hour old chicks.

At the wedding, their ceremony music was provided in part by Michael, one of 2007 grooms. Who knew an organ could sound so good?

AHHHHH...catch up time!

The funny thing is that when I have the most to share is when I have the least amount of time to post. So I am going to sit down here and play a little catch up and give you a VERY brief overview of the past month.

First things first, new babies that I haven't mentioned:

Welcome to Baby Molly Joan Rogers, daughter of Shawn and Charlotte Rogers

Welcome to Baby Benjamin Cody Kuhner, son of Dave and Daniela Kuhner (late but lovely)

Okay, so on July 15th, I photographed the wedding of Craig and Colleen Haney (nee Cresssmen). Gorgeous couple with gorgeous and talented friends. The day was beautiful and the reception was a blast. Craig and Colleen are both athletes as are most of their friends... the place was packed with very fit people. I had the quirky pleasure (seriously, they had a blow-horn) of being seated with Craig's business partners and these people are not only fit but they are fun. Check them out at www.personaledgetraining.com

Amongst the other unique and beautiful details of Craig and Colleen's day was the cake or cakes, I should say. Yvonne at The Cake Box (www.cakebox.ca) created a masterpiece of individual cakes. Not only were they completely cool to photograph but mine was also totally delicious! I photographered the cake so often throughout the night that the man seated next to it asked me if I have a cake obsession....Okay , well maybe I do!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Babies, babies, babies!!!!!

Did I mention that many of my couples from last year are expecting this year??!?!

I'd like to welcome to the world the following lucky little creatures (all of whom have been blessed with amazing parents!)

Sophia Grace Kalka, born July 14, 2006, daughter of Chris and Becky Kalka

Tessa Marie Brydges, born Sunday July 30th, daughter of Michael Brydges and Heather Moore.

John Robert Hughes
, born just this Tuesday, August 1,
son of David and Laura Hughes.

Congratulations to all the new parents.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Home from vacation

Well, we're back and right into the thick of things again. The Muskoka cottage was great again this year. One of the coolest things was that we went with another family and Bonnie, the lady of the group is a photographer....so this year, there are photos of ME from our holidays!!!

We had a blast laying on the beach, swimming, collecting frogs, eating, eating and eating. God bless Kawartha Ice Cream!!!! Bonnie and I took over 1000 photos combined. Add this to the other 6000 family photos I haven't gone thru yet and I have quite the winter project ahead of me. Anyway, here are a few of my favourites, starring, my favourite people in the whole world!