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Forgive me for not posting sooner, it has been an incredibly busy few weeks as we have moved our home and studio at the end of March. We have relocated and are currently residing and working in Trenton which is just beside New Glasgow in Pictou County.

Blog readers will know I am just over 8 months preggo with baby number two and I wanted to take some time off to spend with our friends and family before baby makes their arrival this summer.

We started house hunting last year and found an amazing house I plan on renovating from top to bottom (just because I’ll have so much free time with a newborn and a toddler..lol). Seriously, it’s been another love of mine for a long time and we wanted to make our home just that…ours. We had been thinking of moving back home for some time and with the imminent arrival  of little one in the summer it seemed the perfect time to make the big move from Dartmouth to Pictou County.

We’ve been here for a few weeks and are loving our new place! Maternity leave will officially start in a few weeks and I am currently taking very limited commissions for custom photography in the New Glasgow area, please call us at 902-695-6564 for availability and details.

We have been back and fourth to Halifax several times in the past few weeks finishing up previously booked sessions and delivering orders.  I have just finished with these sessions and am almost ready to take my maternity leave and enjoy life in Pictou County for a few months.

At this time I am planning to offer studio sessions in Halifax and Dartmouth for those who want holiday photography session with me.  Please send me a message if you are interested and I will keep you all updated.

Keep watching the blog for baby news!

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Happy Birthday my adorable mister M. My second last photo shoot before I welcome my little bundle into this world. It was an absolute pleasure, hard to believe it has been a year since his newborn photos were taken. My how you have grown.1st birthday images

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It’s been almost 6 months since photographing this cutie! It was a pleasure to have you back in the studio. Her first session was at the adorable age of 21 days and now you are almost 7 months old. I’m so excited to show your parents the rest of your images.

Enjoy your sneak peek…

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The parents of this awesome little dude wanted images with his replica flight suit of  Papa…I LOVE this! I can’t wait to show you the rest.

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  • James Kern - Awesome Shot!

 

It is with great joy we announce the upcoming addition to our family. We are expecting baby number two to arrive early summer and we are thrilled with the news.

In addition to big changes with our family there will be some big changes with our business.

We have made the decision to put our family first and we will be closing the studio at the end of March.  I will be taking a maternity leave to enjoy some family time.

The studio has been a home away from home and we’ve enjoyed the almost 5 years we have been here and we are so grateful to each and every one of our clients who have supported us and our dream for the past 8 years, we have thoroughly enjoyed capturing your family grow and I’m thrilled you have trusted us with capturing your most precious memories over the years.   So many of you have become great friends as well and I hope to stay in touch on Facebook as well we’ll keep you updated as to what is happening with our family on this blog.

 

To celebrate our newest addition we decided that since we are getting a gift, so should you!

 

 

From Feb.14-28th enjoy your gift from any sessions already ordered from 2011 and those archived.

30% off any re-print orders – Sizes 5×7, 8×10 and 11×14. 20% off any other enlargements

15% off any 10×10 hard cover books

10% off canvas

Discounts on digital files as well as all studio samples.

Please call the studio at 902-461-9043 for further information.

Orders must be placed and pre-paid by Feb.28/2012
*Does not include orders with a balance owing/back orders/no cash back on current orders

As of now, the last studio sessions will be on March 17/2012 and we are almost fully booked. If you want one last session with me before I take a leave, please call and I’ll do my best to schedule you in as soon as possible.

Thank you all so very much, it has been my absolute pleasure.

Tara

 

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  • Natalie Hawley - I am so excited that you have shared your news with us all. We are excited to share in your new adventures, I will be checking in on the blog.

It’s that time of year again!

I’m a bit later than usual however, I have just about finished all the end of the year stuff that needs to be done every year; accounting, archiving studio sessions and cleaning my office. Now that all the paperwork is just about finished, I have to get started on the updates ….that means new images are coming to the blog and there will be some big changes coming for the studio.

We are clearing out ALL the older images !! As our way of saying thank you for allowing us the privilege of proudly displaying your images in our studio, we are offering a huge price reduction on any of our enlargements in the studio. We have some framed and some unframed; please contact us for pricing if you are interested in having these for your home.

We are back to “spring” hours so that means we are closed on Friday. Otherwise, our studio hours are:

Monday 9:30-7pm
Tues-Wed 9:30-4pm
Thursday 9:30-7pm

Sat-by appointment.

Questions? Call the studio and Wendy or I will be glad to help.

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We are having a fancy dress party!

Come on into the studio for a 20 minute session with your little cutie in their fancy dress.

What’s fancy dress, you ask?

Well, it can be a  vest & a hat, dress shirt & tie for the boys, tutus, princess/holiday dresses for the girls… whatever makes you happy!

I have a few props at the studio for you to borrow, let me know if you need them 🙂

We need a family session, can we book a mini session for the family?

Mini session are best suited for children and babies 5 months plus. We’d be happy to book a family session at a later date.

What is the investment?

$39.99 plus tax for a 20 minute studio session and 1 8×10 image (or 2 5×7’s of the same image).

Can I buy extra images?

Absolutely.

Do I need to buy “sheets” or all the same pose?

We are a custom portrait studio, you choose as many different images as you want in whichever size you wish. We don’t sell “sheets” . You buy those in the linen department. 🙂

In addition, we offer folded note cards (perfect for Easter cards) custom designed collages, 10×10 image books and canvas. We also offer custom framing.

What if have more than one child, can I have separate sessions?

Those with more than one child can choose to have all the children in the same session and choose one 8×10 image or can choose  separate sessions for each child and choose an 8×10 image from each of the sessions. Please let me know when you are booking how many sessions you’ll need so I can book the appropriate amount of time for you.

How do I book a session?

Call the studio at 902-461-9043 and speak with Tara or Wendy and we’ll book you in.
Email pureimages@eastlink.ca and we’ll book you in.
Drop by our studio on the second floor of the Bay in the Mic Mac Mall and we’ll book you in.

Which backgrounds can I choose?

It’s your choice of the bronze or the damask background. (See images below)

I’m out of town on those days, can I come in another day?

Depending on demand, we may choose alternative dates. Please call the studio 902-461-9043 and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Dress up sessions

Fancy Dress Party

 

Children

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These past thirty five days have been the most challenging of my entire life…as I type this I am still in a bit of disbelief and it’s almost as if I don’t say it out loud or post it anywhere then it hasn’t happened. Well, it has happened…my mother passed away a few weeks ago very suddenly and it turned my world upside down. It was and still is a complete and total shock and I’m getting through it day by day. Family, friends, colleagues and clients have been very understanding and supportive and I’m more appreciative of your kind words, emails, phone calls and cards more than you can imagine.

I’m working through it each day and doing my best not to burst into tears at work and doing my best to carry on and do all that needs to be done here and at home. Some days I just want to curl up in bed and stay there, other days I want to get out and live as much as possible as I know how quickly time passes and that tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone.

My mother was smart and fiery and made me who I am today. She taught me  how to love with arms wide open, to dance whenever and where ever, to ask questions and always want to know more, that one  must respect themselves before anyone else will respect you…there is only one you, don’t give yourself away.  She encouraged me to travel and see the world and to understand that people are people where ever you go; we all have the same needs, wants and desires.  She had her opinions and was not afraid to speak her mind ( I guess I get it honestly enough). She taught me to marry the man who buys you flannel and not the one who buys you silk for you know his true intentions. She taught me that life isn’t perfect; when shit happens and it will, you suck it up and keep going.  God will give you only what you can handle.

This is not a dress rehearsal; get wet in the rain, wear that bikini (Mom often said “if you’ve got it, flaunt it”!) and don’t give a shit what anybody else thinks of you, what matters is what you think of yourself.

Follow your dreams and wake up each day eager to spend it doing what you love and with who you love.

Thank you for allowing us (all the kids) to be who we are and loving us because of it and sometimes in spite of it.

We will miss you more than words can say. xoxo.

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  • Stacey - A year of first is the hardest 🙁 But remember you have family and friends that love you, and people who admire your work to no end! And although we don’t like to admit it, we are our mothers (for better or worse), and that gives them a type of immortality that no one can take away! Hugs and lots of love!

  • Sabrina Thurlow - Wonderful and true words that make me appreciate my mother more. Thank you for sharing and take care.

  • Hayley Kew - Well said Tara, wishing you peace and healing in the new year xo

  • Brighid Langill - Tara, I am so sorry for your loss. Beautiful words we can all live by! Brighid

  • Tammie (Visser) Krick - Tara, that was beautiful and very well put. You and your brothers are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Tammie

  • Valerie White - Aweee..Tara..I couldnt stop crying reading this…You were her pride and Joy…so was Huddie…She was so..proud of the Mother that you had become…but most proud of the Woman that you became….All you can do now is live for your own family…I know she would want that more than anything..and to look after your Dad..It has been nearly 20 yrs since Mom died..and there is not a day that I dont want to talk to her…but time really is s great healer..take one day at a time..and just breathe….I love You…xoxoxo

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