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Category Archives: lifestyle

Guelph Photography – Laura, Sarah & Heather

Who doesn’t like surprises?!…. me.  Yes, it’s true.  Last year, my family surprised me (for the first time in 26 years) by flying my sister Amy in from Perth, Australia!  I had no idea.  I was shocked.  Once the shock settled, I was actually slightly annoyed at the fact that I was the only person who didn’t know she was coming!!  That day I realized that I dislike surprises because I would rather be the one scheming 🙂

When Laura emailed me about surprising her friend Heather for her birthday, I was VERY excited to be part of the festivities.  Justin & I met them at the photo booth in the Stone Road Mall because Laura and Sarah told Heather that they’d never done that together before!  Needless to say, when she turned around and saw me snapping photos of her, she was SURPRISED!

Enjoy this short film.

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From the mall, we headed to the Boathouse for some ice cream in the park.  This shoot was SO fun and hilarious… you can definitely tell by the following photos how crazy these ladies are together!

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I’ve been craving Laura’s ice cream ALL DAY while I’ve been editing… yummy!

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Heather – the birthday girl!

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the lovely Sarah

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My dear friend Laura.  You are missing out on life if she is not your friend!!

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and now for a dress change

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It’s always great to incorporate something you enjoy doing together… it really makes your shoot unique to you!

So Laura brought her guitar and they serenaded us in the park!

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ALWAYS laughing!

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Happy Birthday Heather!  I hope you enjoyed your birthday present.  I’m glad we could be part of it!

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Remembering Isabel with Tate, Bronwyn & Claire

It’s been just over a month now since the passing of the lovely Isabel Warren.  It definitely has not been an easy month for anyone who knew her.  Her memorial, with over 1100 people, showed her family how loved she was by so many.  Isabel was one of my french students at the same time as these three: Tate, Bronwyn & Claire.  I was proud of their courage as they shared their poem, song, and memories of her.

When Tate’s mom asked me if I’d do a photoshoot with the three of them for the scrapbook that they’re making of all their memories with ‘bells’, I said “of course”.  It was my pleasure to hangout with these three and spend some time remembering that lovely girl they miss so much! (I think that’s what I’ll miss the most about being a French teacher… having the chance to spend every day connecting, encouraging, helping and mentoring students.)

Here’s a photo of Isabel & I from last year’s grade 8 grad trip!  She was such a riot… witty, funny, outrageous, compassionate, intelligent, & talented.

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And now for a few of my favourites of Tate, Bronwyn & Claire:

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Here’s Claire & Winks (Isabel’s birthday gift to Claire)

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