Monday, October 27, 2008

Autumn Photo Shoot

Every year I try to get photos of Jaymi playing in the autumn leaves. I love to look back at the photos and see how she has grown.

We had a lot of fun this time, having leaf fights together.
I think this is my favourite photo from the day.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jaymi!

I can't believe my daughter is 6 years old! Wow!
She wanted a turtle birthday party this year. She LOVES turtles.
She also wanted to invite a ton of friends this year. We have never had so many children here for her party! Luckily, a few couldn't make it, so our final total (including her) was 13. They had an awesome time.

We found this great stuffed turtle that we gave her.We also gave her this great road sign for her room.
And this Twilight Turtle. It lights up the stars and moon on her ceiling (acting as a nightlight) and turns off automatically after 45 minutes, and it's a turtle! Perfect!
There was obviously way more food than this, but I took this picture before a lot of it was set out.
I made little jello turtles, Jaymi and I made these cute fish made of pretzels and dried apricots, I made baked cinnamon crisps in the shape of turtles, we had lots of dips and tortilla chips, cheesy popcorn, a shrimp ring, veggies and dips, seashell pasta with cheese, Goldfish crackers and lots of other stuff.
This was one of Jaymi's favourite surprises at her party...a great big foil turtle balloon.
I can't believe I managed to get a group picture of all the kids, smiling, and basically looking at the camera!
I gave them a chance to do a funny face picture too.
And at the end, I told them all to hug Jaymi at the same time - she got so squished! They were all giggling so hard!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Time!

Every year at this time, we take Jaymi to Galey Farms for a hayride, a train ride through the Halloween setup, and to the pumpkin patch to choose a pumpkin for carving. This year we met my sister-in-law and nephew there as well.

They also have a fantastic corn maze to go through!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hannah...the Girl with the Fantastic Hair

Hannah is one of my favourite people to photograph. She is relaxed, knows how to pose, takes direction, loves to pose, is so pretty, and has the most awesome hair!

She is also quite knowledgeable about photography, for a 12-yr-old. Here is a shot of her behind the camera, for a change.

I love this shot of her hair!

I liked this photo because it is so natural - taken in between posed shots, while she was laughing.

You have to click on this one to see it large! I was playing around with it, in photoshop, selectively colouring Hannah and keeping the rest black & white.

Friday, October 17, 2008


I had the chance this week, to photograph these two wonderful, adorable twin 6-month-old baby girls. They were so cute, and the did so well during the whole photo shoot!