Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Black and White Wednesday "Farewell to Summer"

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This feels like it was the shortest summer of my life.
Not that we travelled all that much - a few little trips, but no biggies. But I blinked and it's almost over.

Today, school begins again. Another year gone and Dahlia enters grade 3!!!
So to celebrate (or should I say - commemorate) the end of summer I'm posting some shots from a little trip to our local park (that I adore) for a little Sunday picnic.

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I had thought the summer would be fairly easy going for my photography business but it turned into a whirlwind. Not that I'm complaining - I just wasn't quite prepared to be so busy, so fast.
I had wanted to organize my office and re-do my studio (that the kiddos had slowly been encrouching into) and what should have taken a week or two took all summer.

But, it's done and I love it and can't wait to start the engines in September. I can easily work throughout the year now - plenty of light (and lights)!
I'll post some pics soon of my studio as I'm getting ready for my Facebook give-away that I promised last June. Next on the look-out.

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I can hardly believe we live just a few miles from this beautiful nature park. It's a perfect location for photoshoots.

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The kids wanted to get a closer look at the bride.

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But we gave them their space.

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(ooo...lookie..... a grasshopper.)

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This summer we marked two years since Milana has been home. What a happy, sweet little girl she has become.

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It's Black and White Wednesday at Lisa's.

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So.....farewell Summer......till next time.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Black and White Wednesday " Innocence & Spitfire "

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....that's what little girls are made of!

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We had a little friend visit our house a few days ago for a playdate. Miss L - what a cutie-pie. We intended to go to the park but it was wayyyyy too hot. So, we stayed home and had fruit pops and played with play-dough. And I ran for my camera, of course.

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Why yes...that IS a Justin Beiber puzzle box in the back. Dahlia and I are putting it together. It may even find it's way to the back of Dahlia's bedroom door.

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Anyone notice this guitar only has 4 strings? And it's not a bass. Still made some sweet noise though.

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It's Black and White Wednesday so you know what to do. Hope over to Lisa's and check out all the great photography this week.

And enjoy these last few bits of summer. I'm so enjoying these cool breezes we are getting. This summer was a scorcher for me.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I ♥ Faces "Beautiful Eyes"

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This beautiful young lady was so easy to shoot. Her grandmother treated her to a photoshoot with me and it was just 2 hours of pure fun.

Her beautiful eyes popped into my head first when I learnt that this week's photo challenge was "beautiful eyes".

So pour yourself a cup of coffee and visit all the entries at

......and have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Black and White Wednesday

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I should really be posting this gorgeous family on my photoblog, along with about 15 other shoots I've done recently and haven't had the time to post - but I thought I'd show them off here since......they're a family.
And such a delightful family to shoot.

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Just look at those peepers!

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Take a minute to visit Lisa's ( and check out all the other photography this week.

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I'll soon have much more of this wonderful family up on my photoblog......promise!
Happy Wednesday!!