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Hard to believe but I’ve known this beautiful Mama to be for almost 7 years. We met during my last year at NSCC; we share a love of photography, good food and she is truly one of the funniest people I know. We’ve shot a wedding together and like any time with her it was a blast. I am so happy for you both.

Congratulations Michelle and Eric…can’t wait to meet baby.

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The Wee Care On Line Auction is LIVE!  Wee Care Developmental Centre is a specialized child care facility located in the North End of Halifax.The centre is a non profit, charitable organization that is supported by the community through volunteer work, donations, and fundraising. Part of their fund raising involves an on line auction and I was happy to help out with a gift certificate for Pure Images Photography…the certificate is for $175.00 and the bidding ends in two days.

There are so many great items up for bid; girls trip in NYC, Tickets for DISNEY, Doula Services, local artist’s work, Tickets to Neptune Theatre…so many great items, what a great way to get all of your Christmas Shopping done!

WEE CARE AUCTION

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I had the absolute pleasure of going on location  in Halifax for a photo shoot this past Easter Monday. What a great day! Take a look at my sneak peek of these two cuties. How much fun are they? LOVE them and their awesome parents for letting me trek around their beautiful home…making a bit of a mess as I went.  I’m moving lamps, chairs and rugs to suit the background and make it look perfect, thank you for indulging me, can’t wait to show you the rest..

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday and took lots of images of their babes with their chocolate bunnies. I love chocolate more than I should and I think I’ve passed on the love to our dude…he stands at the cupboard where his eggs are and says…”Chocolate, Mommy”….gotta love him.

We had a great weekend; we relaxed and played with our little dude outdoors on our new trike, Saturday was full blown fun with our mini sessions in support of Feed Nova Scotia and Sunday was filled with a visit from the Easter Bunny, baked ham and an afternoon with Nanny.:)

I”ll post some of our fabulous  mini session images here as well as our Facebook Page, but first a huge THANK YOU to my fantastic clients and friend who stopped into the studio on Saturday to help out with a food donation…I appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. Here’s a peek at our food donations.:)Mini Sessions

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Food Bank Fund Raiser

This is our second annual food drive in Support of Feed Nova Scotia and we’re so happy to announce the details.

Due to demand, we have added Wednesday April 20th as a second date:

Wed April 20th

3pm and 3:30pm booked

Saturday April 23rd

10:00 am Booked

10:30 am Available

11:00 am Booked

12:00 pm Booked

12:30 pm Booked

1:00 pm Available

1:30 pm Booked

2:00 pm Available

2:30 pm Available

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Several months ago I had the opportunity to work with the very talented designer Susan Johnston as she prepared for her very first trunk show at Boutique Joilette. To prepare for the Spring 2011 Trunk show, we set aside a Saturday a few weeks ago to photograph the gorgeous  new collection.  I was bursting with excitement…it’s always a pleasure to spend the afternoon with these very talented ladies.

Thanks so much to the spectacularly beautiful model Tracey Lynn (I think God broke the mold with this one) and special thanks to our amazing make up artist Ria Lawerance.

The Spring trunk show, Temptation will be held at Boutique Joilette on May 14th between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This very trendy show will feature items from Susan Johnston Designs  new Eden collection, two of which are pictured above  alongside an original jewelery collection entitled So Much Shimmer from talented local designer Peter Bauer. To find out more about Susan Johnston designs visit her Facebook Page, her blog and to see more of the Spring Collection from Susan Johnston Designs, visit our Facebook page.

Congratulations Susan! Looking forward to seeing the show!

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A few weeks ago, I made a post about the vendors behind the scenes who help make Pure Images Photography tick. As well as the printers, the framers, the packaging and all that fun stuff there is also the part of the business that is well…the business side of a business.

Every January I sit with my little binder and fill pages and pages of business planning. I make a list of goals; personally and professionally (yearly, monthly and weekly), ideas (promotions, fund raising and marketing pieces), budgeting and generally what I want to accomplish for the year. It takes weeks to get the plan together and it’s always a work in progress.

I wanted to take a minute to thank a few of the professionals who have helped me along the way, like raising a child…running a business also takes a village.

I rely on lots of amazing people for advice, planning and mentoring. Here are but a few:

Our awesome business coach Trigve Vickers, our wonderful financial advisor, Stephanie Holmes ,  Accountants Robert Dean and Andrew Henrickson,

Our lawyer Diana Metledge (yes, we have one just in case) and last but certainly not least we have lots of insurance! Our personal insurance comes from Richard Sturk, and our commercial insurance is from W.C.L Bauld.

So while the blog is a great place to post new photos, get caught up on the latest event and promotions, I also want to thank some of the people who make my life a little easier and a little more organized. If you need any help with any aspect of running your business, please contact them and tell ‘em I sent you!

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Last summer (yes, last summer…my blogging is wayyyyy behind) we  (Joe, Hudson and I) went to Bridgewater to photograph my friend Andrea’s family (remember this little one at 17 days) at their amazing beach front cottage.  We took a leisurely drive down to Bridgewater and spent the day in the glorious sunshine. We spent the day at the cottage; took lots of photos, played on the beach, had a great supper and then headed in town to spend the evening at the River Reflections Bed and Breakfast.

Here are a few images of the family, enjoy! We had such a great day, thanks for having us!

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