I love how the little details at a wedding set the tone for the whole event. Whether you are wanting a vintage feel or a romantic garden. I get to hear about these ideas in the planning stages when I … Continue reading
I had the honour of being the official photographer again for the Youth Unlimited/Youth for Christ Winter Gala held this year at the Americana Hotel in Niagara Falls. This organization helps youth in our Niagara area in so many areas. … Continue reading
2016 started out with so much promise and excitement. It ended with heartbreak for me and my family.
The year included some wonderful events. I was able to celebrate marriages both as a guest or as the photographer. There were learning opportunities for me, a milestone birthday for my husband and many other really great adventures.
The heartbreak came in the form of a fire in my daughter’s apartment, which took almost everything she and her boyfriend owned – including 2 of their pets. I am thankful to God that they weren’t home. And the following day my best friend died and my heart was shattered.
It’s rare to find a friend who touches you and knows you like she did. I don’t think you get more than 1 friend like that in a lifetime and I am forever grateful for the years we had and for all the pictures I have to remember her and the times we spent together. She was an amazing wife, mom and friend.
You never know when someone will be gone forever so I am jumping on my friend, David Anthony Williams’ bandwagon. Take lots of pictures of the people you love and even just like. But don’t just leave them on your camera or in digital form … print them off and fill your house with them! They will make you smile and remind you of great times you had together. And they will help to mend your broken heart … just a little.
Though my heart still aches I am going to move ahead. Even if that is an inch at a time for a while. I have to … because my friend wouldn’t want me to sit and cry – even if that is what I really feel like doing. I’ve got some ideas I want to explore and I will be launching some new ventures. So … here’s to 2017. To sharing old memories and making new ones.
… and all at once, summer collapsed into fall. Oscar Wilde many thanks to the sponsors who dreamed and imagined and came together to provide this wonderful workshop for all of us who took part: @BLOOM_AND_CO, @SHAW_EVENTS, @VENUE_COUNSELLOR, @LOVERSLAND, @SIMPLYBEAUTIFULDECOR, … Continue reading
“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea” Cecilia and Gus are sailors … in case you hadn’t guessed. This summer they spent a month out on the open waters … Continue reading
The 19th annual Rexall Foundation Niagara Easter Seals Regatta was held this past Sunday. Dalhousie Yacht Club opened up the club house for this event and many of its members provided their boats to take the Easter Seals kids … Continue reading
I met Renee & Brian for the first time at their First Look on their wedding day. Although we had only talked on the phone or by email up until then I felt like we had been friends for years. … Continue reading
WOW! That was a sweet ride! The bearded guy and I headed down to the Laurelwood Inn in Coudersport, PA to meet up with a group of riders – some we knew and some we didn’t. If you want to know … Continue reading
On May 10, 2016 I had the privilege of photographing the Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast held at the Holiday Inn, St.Catharines. This is a gathering of Spiritual, Business and Community Leaders from St.Catharines coming together to pray for our city. This … Continue reading
Cassie & Sam have decided to have engagement pics done in every season and I am all for that! This time we spent a gorgeous Spring evening among the blossoms at Happy Rolph’s park. AND … just to ward off … Continue reading