Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tadpole vs Worm - Week 25

- Posted from my iPhone

Sunday, December 26, 2010

IIHF World Junior Championships

It's Boxing Day... that means it's time for Canada's World Juniors to get out on the ice in some IIHF action!
Game one is TODAY against Russia. Watch it Live on TSN @ 12:30PT.

GO Canada GO! (It's the most wonderful time of the year!)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Photos

Yesterday was a preview of the front of our holiday card, and because the pictures are incredible in colour too, today is just Tadpole and Worm.

Merry Christmas blogland!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas (Eve) ! 2010

Hope everyone is all ready for Santa's visit... warmest holiday wishes from my happy family, to yours.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tadpole vs Worm - Week 24

- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday photo Outakes

You just never know what you're going to get when you try to photograph siblings... and my own boys were no exception to the rule.
Tadpole LOVES his baby brother, but the feeling isn't always mutual. Worm likes to watch his big brother from a distance, but isn't always happy with the affection that's showered upon him.

These are a few of the outtakes from our holiday photo session...

And my favorite... ("Help, Mummy, He's tryin ta get away!")

Monday, December 20, 2010


I still can't believe that Christmas is less than a week away!
Thankfully, other than 3 or 4 quick gifts to wrap, we're all ready.

One of the first few things we do to get into the spirit, is visit Santa at the mall and have a photo taken.
On the first Saturday in December we packed the boys in to Betty and met Winnie in the lineup to watch the duders with the Big man.

And I've only just realized that I didn't post last years Santa photo, so here it is too.

- Posted from my iPhone

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tadpole vs Worm - Week 23

- Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Elf Yourself

Have you Elf'd yourself yet? If not, DO!
It's hilarious, it's festive, and it's FREE... what could be better?

Last night I put this video together of Tadpole and Worm. It makes me laugh every single time I watch it. And here I go again...

Here's the link to where you can create your own video:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Family Portrait Photographer, Victoria BC

The Festival if Trees is on at the Empress hotel right now. And last week I met there, with Cam, Christina, and their little Cutie-Pie daughter, Olivia.
It's Olivia's first Christmas this year, and they wanted some family photos for the occasion.
Like most babies her age, Olivia wasn't sure what to make of me and my camera, but she warmed up and gave me some precious smiles.

(More images will be posted to their Facebook album)

- Posted from my iPhone

Monday, December 13, 2010

iheartfaces - Pet Faces

This challenge theme has popped up before, and I had the same trouble then that I have now... we don't have any pets. Lucky for me, this summer I photographed some awesome dogs with their "Mom" and "Dad" and future baby "sister".

Look how pretty they're posing for me... what good puppies :)

Click over to iheartfaces to see the rest of this weeks Pet Faces entries.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tadpole vs Worm - Week 22

- Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, December 9, 2010

More of Little LL

Because I only posted two images last time, here are a few more from my time with Little Logan and his family - including the one that made his Mommy teary; her two perfect boys :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Tub Time

- Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mummy's Worm

It was 5 months ago today, that the Little Wormy arrived and made our family complete.

- Posted from my iPhone

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tadpole vs Worm - Week 21

- Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Little LL

When I met him on his birthday, I couldn't get over all of his hair. Tadpole kept giving him little kisses on the head. So cute :)
When I met him again on his 11th day, I got to see his own Big Brother interact with him. He's still reeling a bit from the HUGE changes to his life, but he's starting to settle in - and has even helped his Mommy to "burt" his new baby :)

No images of the boys together today though. Instead, just these two of the newest member of the Loster family.

- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

- Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Frosty the S-Mo-wMan

All the pretty snow is gone, but at least I've still got some snapshots to post.

Today is the last day of Movember. If you haven't made a donation yet, please do consider it - it's a great cause.

In honor of Movember, and because I'm missing the snow, here's the Grumpy-Frosty that Tadpole made with his Daddy last week.

- Posted from my iPhone

Monday, November 29, 2010

iheartfaces - Scenic B & W

We're sharing our favorite scenic b&w images for this weeks iheartfaces contest. The catch though, is that they still have to have a visible face to be eligible to win.

If you've seen the movie X2, then this might look familiar to you - my entry is from last months family session at Hatley Castle, which was used in the filming of the X-Men Sequel.

I love how Little Miss Independent is strolling away from her family, as they all stand in front of the castle, watching her head my way.

Click over to iheartfaces to see the rest of this weeks entries.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tadpole vs Worm - Week 20

- Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Xmas Tree Hunt - 2010

It's one of my favorite Christmas traditions, our annual tree hunt!
We pack into Betty and drive up to Grumpy & Granny's for a nice big breakfast. Then it's off to the tree farm to tag our tree.
We've braved all kinds of weather: sun, rain, gale-force winds... But this year was the best - SNOW!!!
Little Worm's first Xmas is going to be memorable for more reason than one :)

Here are some snapshots from Sunday's fun...

- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Snow fight

(image credit: Grumpy)

- Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baby Portrait Photographer, Victoria BC

Starbucks Xmas drinks are out, carols are playing in the stores, there's snow on the ground outside, and Santa is in the Mall... I love this time of year.
And it gets even better when you get to take photos of an adorable little girl for her 1st Christmas!
This little sweetheart was born the day before my birthday. I told her Mommy that she was going to be my Worm's future wife :)

Last week we hung out for a few hours to take some photos of her in her first Christmas dress (her Mommy and her Grandma actually bought the dress before she was even born).
We threw in some fun Xmas props for good measure, Grandpa was there to help, and we got some great results.

Seriously - how CUTE is she!?

This one is my favorite... she's such a doll!

Monday, November 22, 2010

iheartfaces - Paper

This week's contest theme is Paper.
How could something so simple be such a stumper?
I had no idea what to enter, until late last night... just before bath time, I had a bunch of newspaper laid out on the dining room table, plopped the serious little Worm on top, and had myself an entry :)

Click over to iheartfaces to see the rest of this weeks entries.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


It's that time of year again... But likely not the time of year that you're thinking - especially as we're looking at the window at snow this morning.

The time I'm talking about, is good ol' Movember. When men all across the country, grow (or attempt to grow) some of the most fantastical, dirty, greasy moustachios you've ever seen. What a fun and hilarious way to raise money and awareness for a great charity: Prostate Cancer Canada.

While trolling the web yesterday, I noticed that the team I was making my donation to, didn't have any photos posted - and I was their first donation. No good at all... they have potential to rake in some decent coin, so I volunteered my services and headed down to the Bear Mtn Arena last night for some quick pre-game headshots of the Cowichan Capitals Team.

If you haven't already, please PLEASE consider donating to this incredible cause. If you'd like to donate to the Capitals Movember team, here's the link (the pictures haven't been updated yet, which is why I've posted them here for all to see). If there's another team you'd prefer to donate to, that's great too... it all goes to the same place, and that's all that really matters.

But seriously though, you should donate via the Caps! :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tadpole vs Worm - Week 19

- Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Family Portrait Photographer, Victoria BC

They're back!
I love this family. Not only do the Daddy and I go waaaay back (our Mom's were friends when they were pregnant with us - we were born less than a month apart), and not only was I at the hospital when Sunshine was born SEVEN years ago (I'm still in denial that she could possibly be that old), but they were my first official photography clients last year.
I was really happy to get to see them all for another photo session last weekend.
I caught a break from the rain once again, and we met at Royal Roads in an attempt to get a nice family portrait, one of just the kids, one of the Parents, and one of each kiddo individually. No easy feat, but we pulled it off.

Thanks again guys... Love ya!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010