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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Brydee and Mike's Photo Shoot

(edit - I've just picked up 2 small jobs for Christmas photo's as well .. super exciting!)

Good morning!! I had my first (outside family) hired photo shoot this past Sunday and we had a lot of fun. Mike was a great sport!! Here's a few of my favorites from the shoot. I had fun editing as well. Their CD had well over 100 images which included all originals as well as some fun edited ones as well. Lots to choose from and Brydee LOVED them.

Thank you both so much for the opportunity to work with you and I look fwd to doing your engagement photo's when the time comes.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Meeting Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

We were recently in Florida for a family vacation and had a chance to go and meet Winter from "A Dolphin Tale" and hear her story. She's an absolute doll and so sweet. Here's a story board of how she lost her tail, the a photo of Winter showing us her tail without her prosthetic on, Panama - the oldest (deaf) female dolphin and one of the sea turtles at the aquarium.

Friday, November 11, 2011

After The First Snow of The Year

Here in Ontario, we had our first (wet) snowfall this morning. Of course I saw a photo opp when I looked outside and saw the way the droplets were hanging on the trees. Here's a few photo's I took .. enjoy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Nature In My Own Backyard

Funny story about these ducks. We hadn't had rain for a bit, so we had the sprinkler running in the front yard. I happened to walk by the front door and couldn't figure out what on earth I was looking at!!! When I looked again, here were these 2 gosslings playing in the sprinkler!! I called my husband and he said "Those belong to someone, they're domestic". So, we watched them play for a bit (unfortunately, I didn't get good photo's) and then we went out to catch them. We couldn't leave them as they wouldn't likely survive. We finally caught them and put them in a dog crate while I went for a drive to see if I could find the owners. I lucked out BIG time when I went to our corner store and he said to try *****'s house and so I did and they were his. Apparently, he had found mom and 2 baby's dead in the back field/forest. Someone had run them over. So these 2 were running scared. He was glad to have them home and I was glad to find their home!!

Every spring/summer we have baby squirrel's in our front tree and this yr, no exception! Are these 2 not super cute?? I know, they can be destructive, but we've been lucky. They tend to leave the nest and away they go!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Birds Of A Feather .. It's Feeding Time!

Hi all!! It's been awhile since I've posted some pics, but believe me, it's not lack of having my camera with me, it's lack of time!! With fall coming in, I seem to have a little more time to play. In August, hubby and kid's bought me a new lens for my b-day! A Sigma 150-500mm and I am in love!! I sat on my front step for about an hour and just started snapping as my finches were coming in and out. Here's some of the shots I was able to get .. enjoy!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Flamingo's from Elmvale Zoo!

Long time no see!! We just got our PC back, so I've had to reinstall everything and since today's a rainy day, and we're on holidays, what a PERFECT day to play!! Last week we went to Elmvale Zoo and I had a chance to really play with my newest lens (SIGMA 105-500mm) and I LOVE these shots I got of the flamingo's!! The water droplets are really prominent in the last couple pics. I edited in PSE9. Enjoy!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Photo Shoot With My Daughter

This is a photo shoot I did with my daughter just a couple months ago. Since then, she has cut those gorgeous locks off for cancer. What a sweetheart. She looks so beautiful with her 'angle bob' cut. I chose just a few of my fav's to share with you. I edited these in PS9 and then added some more fun with Picnik.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Finding Shelter From The Rain

Last night we had a major amount of rainfall and when Keith and I went out after it stopped, the ditches were overflowing, there was flooded areas on ppl's yards and he happened to look up the road and there was a family of skunks rummaging around. We figured they got flooded out from their home. He followed them, from a distance lol, and by the time I was able to grab my camera, this is the only shot I was willing to get close enough to get, but I think it's cute!! They're all in a row heading for home ...