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Archive for August 2010

Engagement Session with Ed + Krystle | Kitchener Engagement Photographer

Monday, August 16, 2010

This past Saturday evening I had the pleasure of shooting Ed & Krystle (and their twin Blackberries ;P). We couldn't have asked for a better night. Evening light, a beaming couple and the beautiful backdrop of Rockway Gardens all helped create a stunning little image gallery for my lovely couple.

Thanks for putting up with all of the lens changes!!!

Paul + Monique | Engagement Session | Kitchener Engagement Photography

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Here are just a few more engagement shots from our session last night!

Paul + Monique | Engagement Session | Kitchener Engagement Photography

Just a little sneak peak at Paul & Monique's engagement session from last night. There are many more to come but I couldn't help putting up at least one to help build up anticipation!

We were very lucky to have had some great locations to shoot. Who knew Woodstock could provide such an industrious railway backdrop? Many coloured cars and some great factory walls provided a lovely, industrial-chic backdrop for the beginning of our session. A little old woman with a sweep of white hair gave us the grace of not catching us sneaking into the fenced off ruins of the old St. Mary's Church. We ended our session in uptown Woodstock near the museum and marketplace.

Armed with my coffee I'm taking the rest of my morning to edit/post a few more! Paul and Monique I'm hoping to have quite a few more up this afternoon! Thank you for making your session so fun and unique! You two are so lovely!

Time-Lapse of Milky Way over Idaho

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ahh Paris...Je t'aime | Kitchener Photographer

I've finally found them! After sorting through countless folders on two separate (and full) external hard drives I have finally found some amateur images I took in Paris during our honeymoon in 2007! The last few are of various sculptures on display in the Louvre (my favourite being the Venus de Milo - the last sculpture shown).

And what would a Paris post be without a few pics of the Moulin Rouge and the iconic Parisian rooftops? I'm throwing my Tour d'Eiffel pics into Lightroom to see what I can do with them! Should be a fun afternoon.

About two weeks ago I stumbled upon an awesome blog devoted to providing travellers with information on everything Paris. Here is a link to the site (I particularly love the write-ups on the eclectic cafes and small-scale hotels): . The photos are fantastic and very colourful and I love the feel that the site gives to Paris, like it's just around the corner and waiting for you to explore.

Keeping with the Parisian theme, I've also stumbled upon a great chanteuse, Coeur de Pirate. Her first album has become my album of choice while editing and is just gorgeous to listen to. You can find Coeur de Pirate and her amazing voice/songs here.

My Favourite Niece | Student Portraiture | Waterloo Portrait Photographer

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I was so lucky to snap a few photos of my incredible and beautiful niece at the family farmhouse this Summer! These images were shot during the end of our stay and and after a critical shopping venture in Quebec City for wardrobe ;P.

I can't wait for our trip to Cleveland and our urban follow-up shoot!

Mmmmmaple Syrup Cakes | Kitchener/Waterloo Food Photographer

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Who knew a made-up-on-the-spot recipe would yield such delicious results?! Prompted by my three year old to make "pupcakes" I set to work gathering the meagre baking ingredients we had at the farm and was quite certain that our cake-making venture would end tragically. What greeted us when we opened the oven was a delicious aroma of maple syrup and 12 cute little cupcakes with rustic-like, cracked tops (hardly haven risen - we couldn't find a single teaspoon of baking soda or powder). They were promptly gobbled up with breakfast and I now have a one-of-a-kind recipe for maple syrup cakes!

Maple Syrup Cakes.
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups of flour
- a bit of salt
- approximately 3/4 cup of maple syrup
- milk (about 3/4 cup or enough to keep batter moist and creamy-looking)
- ground cloves + nutmeg (enough to spice nicely)

a) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
b) Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and stir mixture until creamy.
c) In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, cloves + nutmeg. Add this dry mixture to the creamed mix.
d) Add milk and maple syrup to mixture and stir to keep creamy texture.
e) Dollop into cupcake pans and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick/fork inserted comes out clean.

I hope you all enjoy this impromptu recipe as much as we did! The cakes are also delicious with a few scoops of wild blueberry jam on top!