We spent last weekend at my parent’s place to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. We had a family bbq and spent most of the afternoon on the front deck watching the rain and eating M&M’s or as our dude calls them “nem” and N’s …What better way to spend the day?
I love my career and I love my family…what better way to combine the two? Did I mention we love zombies?
This is my very awesome brother Chad and his amazing kids! We had Michelle from Mac do their make up and had a crazy afternoon in the studio. More to come!
As always, I’m way behind on my blogging. I know I say it all the time but with a toddler and a full time business life gets busy and blogging takes a bit of a back seat…so let’s get caught up.
Last month, I had three amazing days in the beautiful city of Toronto. I been as a child but never as an adult. All I can say is WOW, beautiful city, the people were really friendly and the city is much cleaner than I imagined. I flew in Thursday morning on Porter Airlines and I highly recommend it. Firstly, you fly into the city airport which is a 10 min cab ride into downtown Toronto as opposed to Pearson which I’m told is about 40 minutes depending on traffic and there is no hassles as there are fewer flying in at once. It’s smaller so the chaos is minimal. No switching terminals or getting on a bus to go to another end of the airport. The staff was really great and best of all they give you a soft drink in a real glass, it’s the small details that make a difference.
I arrived around noon and was met by my awesome cousin Tammy. I hadn’t seen her in years so it was so great to spend some time with her and catch up. She suggested I stay at the Sheraton as she works right beside it at Hakim optical. I was thinking it was a block away but it was literally right beside the hotel.
I was on the 42nd floor of the Sheraton…it was a beautiful view and the most comfortable hotel bed I’ve ever slept on. If you are heading to Toronto, consider the Sheraton on Queen St. It is a block away from the Eaton Center, a few blocks from Dundas Square and centrally located to just about everything.
Thursday night I went to the NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block and Back Street Boys) concert at the Air Canada Center and it was truly amazing. It was loud, crazy and full of screaming women aged 15-50. The concert was beyond incredible; the crowd was electric! It started with New Kids and Backstreet singing a combo song then Backstreet played a few and then New Kids came out and sang a few and the crowd ( including me) went bananas! I was screaming and dancing with the best of them! I was jumping up and down with the “Please don’t go girl” and “The right stuff” are still my favorite songs. Two and a half hours later I was sweaty, exhausted and wickedly happy! They sang a few other classics like “We will rock you” and “Raspberry beret” and we are all jumping and signing fools. They closed the show with “Backstreet’s back” and “Hanging Tough”. Absolute amazing concert and would go again!
The main reason I was there to attend a photography workshop with Heather Rivlin. Heather is a Toronto based photographer who specializes in amazing newborn and child portraiture. I’ve been a fan of her work since my early days at NSCC and I was so thrilled to finally get to know her. She is of course a very talented photographer but she is also wickedly funny, truly beautiful and it was the most amazing weekend. During the weekend, I had the absolute pleasure of spending the weekend with an great group of ladies.
A few weeks ago I went on location to welcome baby Maeve with her very first photography shoot. I’ve had the privilege of photographing this family since this beautiful boy was in mommy’s belly and I adore him. He is so very cute, a bit of a ham and this image makes me melt. Seriously? How cute is he? I adore him and the rest of the family.
He was so was very interested in what was going on in the living room with his baby sister and I couldn’t resit his little face so I captured a few of him while Maeve was having a snack. Enjoy!
We will closed from June 9th-12th…I’m flying up to Toronto to attend a photography workshop being hosted by the amazing Heather Rivlin. You can take a peek at her website to see her beautiful imagery. Heather has been an influence on my work and I’ve admired her art since my early days at NSCC so I’m beyond excited to finally meet her and participate in her workshop. I’ve wanted to go for years but the timing never seemed to work out. Her newborn imagery is breathtaking and I’m honored to be in her company for an entire weekend. I’ve got my list of questions ready for her!
While in the big city of Toronto, I’ll also be going to the New Kids on the Block and Back Street Boys concert with my cousin whom I haven’t seen in ages. We’ll hit Chinatown pick up a cheapy knock-off purse and cruise the city. I’ve never been to Toronto as an adult and I’m so excited I could burst. I mean really, what are the odds that my favorite boy band would be playing the night before my workshop starts? I’m beyond excited and will have lots to show and tell when I return.
I’ll be here finishing and packaging orders on Monday and Tuesday, I have a shoot on Wednesday so I’ll be here but in session most of the afternoon.
I’m in here on Sunday really hoping to get two orders finished before I go.
What a bundle of cuteness! Enjoy your sneak peek!
This is so beautiful I just had to share!
I love this image because to me it is classic and timeless….thank you for allowing me to capture this special time for you.