Growing and growing and growing!

Baby numero three.  The kind of shoot I like - loose and free flowing.  This one was pretty special with my people.  Ready to welcome a new little sister very soon, into this active and love filled family.

Let's go get our pictures taken now.  Someone wants to go see the boat.  Someone wants to snuggle her little sister, and someone doesn't, he wants to go see the boat.  Someone is cold and needs her jacket back on.  The kids don't want to hold hands.  Oh wait, they do!  Someone needs to go see the tower (our wind power tower) - now!  Then we're near the lake, must be time to go skating.  They need their skates on.  They want to go skate!  We pile them into the sled......and we go skating.  Easy peasy maternity session.  

Family Day at the Sugarbush

A family sugarbush weekend at the river.  Friends let me tag along, and I'm so glad they did.  It was overcast, but warm.  An annual get together with many family and friends laughing, sharing, and working together.  It made me think about my childhood........gathering at Grammie and Grampies to boil in the big cauldron.  Everything on the farm, back then, seemed like a big family party.

This gang was set for a weekend of fun, and maybe a bit of work, that didn't really seem like work.  All for the fun of it all, and to make that sweet maple syrup for the coming year.  I only wish I would have spent the day......for the taffy on the snow!!  ;-)

Thanks Watson family for letting me hang out with you for a couple of hours.

The trek down over the hill.

The trek down over the hill.

Chaga tea.  Surprisingly sweet.

Chaga tea.  Surprisingly sweet.

Everybody lends a hand.  Quite a process.

Everybody lends a hand.  Quite a process.

These images were just me playing with a new lens.

These images were just me playing with a new lens.

2015 ReCap

Holy Wow!  I've been a total slacker in the BLOG dept. this Fall.  It was a busy and fun and freaky and frenzied and awesome year!  My husband kept asking...."aren't you busier than normal this year?"  I certainly loved every minute!  Let's see.........I shot 5 weddings, 2 engagements, 10 - 2016 grads, 24 family sessions (that's a LOT of kid chasing), 4 newborn/in home sessions, 5 commercial gigs, HHS prom, 3 maternity sessions and a first birthday party - it was beyond fun & colourful & loud!  haha  And a few more fun projects were thrown into the mix, including a show with my photography collective - SilverFish.  

I feel so truly blessed to have the clients and friends that I do.  My job is not a job..........I'm so thankful to be doing what I love.  Thank you all for another fabulous year!

In no particular order.....here are some of my favourites from last year.

 

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Jessica & Troy

The perfect spring wedding.  Every detail was so well thought out - from the "Poppy" scarf sewn into Jessica's dress and the guys wearing tiny orchids, in memory of Troy's Mom........this was one fantastic couple and posse to spend the day with!

There was no shortage of love and laughter with this gang.  From the minute all the fun started, at the hairdressers, it was a belly laugh day.  

Time to celebrate.

I got together, with this lovely family, a while back.  They were celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary.....that day!  When Audrey contacted me for their appointment, she had said "Oh, it's only our 22nd, not a big one, but it will be fun!"  I told her I thought it was a sweet idea......and that they are ALL big ones!  Congratulations to a lovely couple, and wonderfully close family.  I swear, those sweet boys of hers would do anything she asked of them!  

 

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The Canoe Shot

The fall is so ridiculously beautiful, in my part of the world.  I had seen a fun family shot in a magazine not long ago.....that I wanted to put a certain twist on.  Didn't work.  haha!!  But the shots I got were fun, sweet and close to my heart......a good good photographer friend of mine, agreed to let me photograph here & her wonderful guys. 

We'll try this again next year.  With an older Finn, a different canoe, and lots of splashing.......mid summer perhaps!   

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