I absolutely love shooting weddings. They are what I shoot most often. Once in a while, however, I get to be creative on other projects. Last summer it was the Canada Summer Games. This spring my church asked me to create photographic art for our bulletin covers during Lent. This is a project I have been thinking about for years … not specifically for Lent or for our bulletin, but a concept project. I was given the themes for each of the 5 Sundays prior to Holy Week and was tasked with developing concepts to match. I provided 3 – 5 images each week and it was so exciting to see which one would be chosen. I’m happy to share them with you here!
Thank you so much to my family and our friend and neighbour for working with me on this. I couldn’t have done it without you!
The Penitent Way:
Finding Identity in Love and Dependence
“In Need of Grace”
Jesus’ Temptation – Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Psalm 32, Matthew 4:1-11
“In Need of Promise”
Abram – Genesis 12:1-4a, Psalm 121, Romans 4:1-5, John 3:1-17
“In Need of Living Water”
Samaritan Woman at the Well – Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 95, Romans 5:1-11, John 4:5-42
“In Need of Vision”
Blind Man Healed by Jesus – 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5:8-14, John 9:1-41
“In Need of Resurrection”
Lazarus is Raised – Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45
I was so excited when Victoria and Brandan told me they were planning a Star Wars themed wedding. So many ideas popped into my head. Well, I was not disappointed. From the imaginative centrepieces to the music, Victoria and Brandan … Continue reading →
Some of you are aware that I was spending my time over a couple of weeks in August photographing the Canada Summer Games here in Niagara. It was one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences I have had as … Continue reading →
It was so much fun exploring Ball’s Falls Conservation Area with Amanda & Cory and their amazing Coordinator/Bridesmaid, Michelle! It was a cloudy, crisp, early morning. Perfect for snuggles. And it was pretty obvious how much these two love each … Continue reading →
Most wedding stories start with “it was a warm, summer day …” but Kristy’s and Dave’s wedding day was HOT … a really HOT…. lovely, summer day. And we had a few last minute changes. Thankfully, though, everyone involved kept … Continue reading →
It’s been a long stretch between weddings. Covid has played havoc with couples wanting to celebrate their marriages. But we’re starting to see some light and breath fresh air again and weddings are back on. Hurrah!!! Kennisha & Ben had … Continue reading →
I love my back yard. It’s lush and green with bits of colour sprinkled all around it. Spring is a great time to just inhale the fresh, fragrant air and let it wash those winter cobwebs away. It’s been a … Continue reading →
I wouldn’t have met Cheyanne & Graeme except for Covid. They had to postpone their May wedding, due to the pandemic. Luckily for them, their amazing caterers (RJ’S Catering & Event Planning) were able to open their beautiful, new venue … Continue reading →
Spring has sprung, as they say. And with it the garden is coming back to life.
And we’re all finding ourselves in a new way of living lately. The usual routines are put on hold. Some are worried we will lose some of what we have become attached to. I hope it helps us to slow down and see what is in front of us. To stop all the rushing and stand still for a bit. Listen to the birds sing and watch the butterflies. Catch sight of a dragonfly hovering over a puddle.
Maybe you will get to know your neighbour. Open your eyes and see the people around you. Check on them and make sure they are ok. And make sure you are ok too. Do something to keep you ok. Read a good book. Try some new recipes. Whatever good this season offers you, take it with open hands and be grateful for small gifts.
And let’s be real. There will be some hard stuff. Remember … you’re not alone in this. Ask for help if you need it.
I hope what I found in my garden today makes you smile a little and gives you a bit of hope.
Whew! Time really does fly. I’m really happy to be posting Meg & Dan’s wedding FINALLY. It’s totally my fault. Just got too busy. Well, I made the time and I hope you love the pics! So, full disclosure. Meg … Continue reading →