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

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Maternity Portrait Photographer, Victoria BC

I could not have been more excited when Leanne booked me to do some family maternity portraits. I've known her for years now, and I can't help but smile just thinking about how happy it makes me to see her as a wife and Mommy.
Baby #2 was due on Remembrance day, but as of last night (when I last heard from Leanne), Poet has yet to come meet us. They're in the hospital, ready & waiting, so I'm hoping that this post will be the little boost that baby needs :)

We started the session off in their living room, and then did some outside photos at Coast Collective - which was very fitting, since it's also where Chad & Leanne had their wedding portraits taken.

There are far too many great images for me to choose favorites. I kind of had to close my eyes and pick a few, because there was no way I could decide otherwise.

Leanne, you are one hot Mommy... I can't wait to meet your new little baby!! He or She will be a perfect addition to the happy family you and Chad have created. xo

Sunday, November 14, 2010

iheartfaces - Silhouette

I knew exactly which session I'd pull an image from to enter this weeks iheartfaces contest! I love silhouettes. I wish I had more of them in my portfolio. I caught this one of Cynthia & Matt just a few weeks before they welcomed baby Lily into their family :)

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

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tadpole vs Worm - Week 18

- Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Family Portrait Photographer, Victoria BC

It's Remembrance Day today.
What better day to share some pictures taken at an old Military Academy.

I first met this Mom at Colwood Creek Park a few months ago, while I was doing a family portrait session. She e-mailed me a little while later to schedule a session for her own family.

We headed to Royal Roads few weeks ago, during a brief break in the rainy weather, and captured some images of the good looking gang.

I just love living on Vancouver Island. How many other places are there where you can have your family photographed in front of such a beautiful old castle?

The boys have such expressive eyes!

The colors are so pretty at this time of year.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Well, better late than never. Halloween was over a week ago, but I'm just getting around to getting all of our photos edited and posted.
I shared one yesterday, and today I get to share a few more from our annual visit to the Pumpkin Patch. We managed to just barely avoid the rain, and Tadpole had a great time on our tractor hay ride out to the patch to choose his pumpkin. Little Worm was fairly indifferent and slept in the snuglee for most of the outing, only waking up on our ride back out of the patch.

Tomorrow... Halloween pictures! Each of the boys had two costumes - and they were just too cute for words. Not that I'm biased or anything.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

iheartfaces - Orange

The contest theme for this week is Orange. Which is perfect timing since I just managed to finish up on my client sessions and spend some time editing our family Halloween pictures.
One of our annual traditions, is a trip to the Pumpkin Patch at Galey Farms. We've been going since Tadpole's first Halloween, and this was the first year that he's actually really enjoyed himself. Unk and Winnie came with us, and we all had a great time.
Part of the contest rules state that we're only allowed to enter one photo, so Mister helped me choose this one.

If you're interested in seeing more from our visit to the patch, check back tomorrow.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tadpole vs Worm - Week 17

- Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Family Portrait Photographer, Victoria BC

My best friend, Jolene, has a pretty large family with a lot of cousins.
One of those cousins, Becky, grew up with us in Sooke, moved to Alberta when Jo did, but recently moved back home again. When Becky's birthday rolled around a little while ago, Jolene decided to give her a gift certificate for a portrait session. Hooray!

A few weeks ago I drove out to the family farm in Sooke and spent some time with Becky & Shane's adorable kids. The two of them have the most intense blue eyes I'd ever seen. Awesome.

I finally got her proofs to her today, so now I can share a few of my session favorites with everyone else...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

iheartfaces - Fall

It's time to Celebrate Fall!
No contest this week, just entries for fun.
Everyone at my house has been sick for most of this fall. Ugh. So while I do have a few fun photos from the Pumpkin Patch and Halloween, I haven't had the time to edit them or get them ready for we posting.
Instead, I'm going to have to opt for a scenic image. I captured this one at Royal Roads a few weeks ago, during a family session (that will likely hit the blog later this week).
I'm so proud of this - I just love the colours and the way it turned out! Looks like it should be printed on a huge canvas and hung on a prominent wall.