Saturday, October 31, 2009

Too Cute to Spook

Today I had the best job. I got to snap a few pictures of my very good friends adorable children. This year it was Frankenstein and a Unicorn. They both were adorable. Truly, the cutest ever. Aahhh...to be a kid again. It is truly faces like these, that make it all so worth it. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thanks for the Memories

Photobucket So here is to the final days in our first home. The boxes are almost packed and ready to go. The walls are bare where all my favorite pictures used to hang. My scrap room is almost empty and packed away. It really is hard to believe just how much has changed in such a short time. This time is really so exciting for us and we are so anxious to begin this next adventure in our lives together. It's time to turn the page. Photobucket As exciting as this time is, it is also very sentimental and a little sad for us too, to be leaving a place that we have called home for some time now. All the memories that we have made we will take with us, but where they originated was in this home. I remember when Matt was first moving into this place. I was still away at University during this time. I remember all the painting we did, all day and night, listening to the radio and talking the night away. It was so exciting. Your first home. I was so happy for you. At that time, little did I know how the future was going to unfold! Some of the other moments I will cherish forever and that stand out so strongly in my mind are when we brought our dog Hurley home. She was so small and timid and I remember her having to sleep inside the first night. She was so scared and unsure. I will always remember the nights spent looking around the yard and thinking how lucky we were and how beautiful the yard could be on a hot summer night. I always loved planting my flower pots too. I did love our rock garden in front. I will remember the BBQ's and family dinners. All spent together crammed in our little living room and kitchen. The birthdays too. Setting up our Christmas tree and decorating. I always loved how our living room looked when I decorated for Christmas. I will always remember the times we spent here with our friends. Especially the day before our wedding. That is probably one of my most treasured memories, where we all just were able to visit and hang out and not have to rush around. We truly got to enjoy one anothers company. It was one of those great times. So many laughs, so much fun. I will always remember coming home the day after our wedding. It felt so great to come home together as husband and wife. Who knew a year later, to the day, we would be turning yet another page and would be moving into our dream home. I will never forget these memories, the good and of course at times,the not so good. All in all they are part of our history and we will carry the time spent here with us forever. Photobucket Thank you Allison with Moments Photography for capturing these moments for us to always have. We can never forget where we have come from.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thank You, Mother Nature

Thank you, Mother Nature for such a beautiful day today! My very dear friend and I have been trying to co-ordinate for weeks, a little family photo session, while the leaves are still around, and the snow is far away. However, Mother Nature seemed to have different plans in mind and we were having to dodge around the unpredictable weather for weeks now! However, after looking through the photos of this family I can see that this photo session was definitly worth the wait. The day was beautiful. To me, these photos of this family celebrate so many things. They celebrate family love, seasons of change and the last moments spent as a family of three, as a new little one is on the way. To my very special friend and her beautiful family...thank you for allowing me to capture some of these moments for you. Here are just a sample of some of my favorites. I hope you all love them. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Photos of a Very Special Family

Today Matt and I drove up to Fort. Saskatchewan to do some family photos for a very special family. We had planned this little photo shoot over a month ago and finally the time had arrived (with cooperative weather!!). I had the best time capturing some great moments with this bunch and I hope they love this little photo sneek peek. Thank you all for such a wonderful day of photos, laughter, conversation, food and great memories! We love you guys! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Friday, October 16, 2009

Family Love

I had the fabulous job today of doing some "first time" family photos for my best friend. We lucked out with the weather since it has been so cold and unpredictable the last week. It was still cool and breezy outside but we managed to get a few snapshots in. Below is a collection of some of my favorites. It is hard to believe that my best friend since 4th grade is now a beautiful mom. Her son is gorgeous and the cutest little thing. Time sure does fly, and it seems like only yesterday when we would stay up all night in her or my bedroom talking about the future and what it is going to be like one day when we are married and are moms! And now, in a blink of an eye that time is here. From the looks of it girl, you are doing an amazing job. Motherhood just makes you more beautiful. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Thank you for allowing me the honor to capture some beautiful images of you and your family! I hope you love them as much as I do. xo

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Growth

"She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful." ~Terri St. Cloud~ This quote completely gave me chills. Especially at this time of my life when so many things are changing. Really though, every day is changing. I heard the coolest quote the other day, "change is really the only constant in life". How true is that? In the end, the one thing that we all know for sure is that...things are going to change. No matter how hard we try to resist it, there is no way around it. It is certain. I guess that is why I love the above quote so much. It just stood out to me. Looking back on the last 10 years or so, so much has happened and changed. Some things of course, I maybe would have now done differently...things did not go as perfectly "planned" but in the end, I am pretty positive that where I am right now is exactly where I need to be. There were definitly hard times, sad times, frusterating times, moments of uncertainty and times where I was so terrifed that I did not know how I was going to get out of bed to face the day. Sometimes being on my own was so scary. Almost to the point where I did not know where or how to move. What to do. At the same time though, moving through that fear was probably one of the most liberating strengthening experiences of my human soul. Not every detail of my past was perfect. Not every event or moment was how I thought it would have ended up turning out to be. But really, all I have now is the choice to move ahead and forward and concentrate on painting my big picture with everything I have got now. All of the lessons learned from my past, with the bravery and skills that I have gained along with way. It is now time to move forward and do all that I can, with all that I have, to make my whole beautiful. As beautiful as it possibly can be.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Out My Front Door Today...

Photobucket So this is what had developed overnight, last night. To be honest, not exactly excited, ready, happy...etc. However, it DOES make for a beautiful picture. It is still way too early to be welcomed to this, and really the snow has stuck around since last Thursday. So, really snow, you have come and made your point. Seriously now, I have got my picture you are FREE to LEAVE. :) Warmer weather is hopefully on the way, fingers and toes are crossed! In other life stuff, just trying to get things slowly packed for the move. I actually got around to doing quite a bit this weekend. (Hmm...maybe another silver lining to the weather, did not really feel guilty about being inside and packing. It certainly was not the kind of days to want to be outside, that's for sure). Right now, trying to get my scrapbook room packed away. Eeek. It is so weird but I am really struggling with having it packed away for a bit. Maybe that is why I am procrastinating so much? However, with packing comes the lovely task of actually dealing with all the "stuff". How did things get so out of hand, how have I accumulated so many things? I just had to laugh at myself. When I had started scrapbooking, everything fit so nicely into a neat rubbermaid bin. Now, that solely houses just my ribbon. My, how things have escalated! Oh well, it is my hobby and makes me happy. Regardless of everything, I know it is going to be so worth it in the end. Going through my stuff these past few days also had me browsing through a few of my albums and older pages....so funny. Regardless of how they look, I am definitely so happy that I took the time to document some really great past moments. They are always there now, for me to go back to and enjoy and reflect on. See how we have all grown, changed, moved forward. To me, it is always so important to remember where you have come from. So, it being Thanksgiving this weekend, I am definitely wanting to take this moment and just say how incredibly grateful and thankful I am for all of the many memories and moments I have captured in the pages of my scrapbooks. So worth every minute and dollar spent.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Capturing the Essence

Photobucket Tonight was such a fabulous night! I met up with the cutest couple. A couple of months ago I was asked to do some photos for them and I could not be more pleased with how they turned out. These two were total naturals in front of the camera, and completely let their "essence" be. I am so grateful for such a wonderful session and I truly hope they love my photographic take on thier essence. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

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I am just a simple girl with an absolute passion for life. I love celebrating this passion through my photography, scrapbooking, relationships...whatever it may be that makes me happy! I just want to live everyday with meaning and purpose and a great sense of gratitude for everything I have been blessed to have and experience!

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