Family Portrait 2018

Our 2018 family portrait maaay have been done in January 2019. I told you last year it was getting pushed further and further. We had a pretty good reason this time around. I was about ready to pop! After 8 months of misery, I was actually feeling really good towards the end. What better excuse does one need to catch up on much needed portraits! Our 2019 family portrait will look very different!

Friends in Front of the Lens

Two of my dearest friends stopped by recently for a mini photo shoot. We didn’t have a lot of time — or light– to get fancy, so we made do with what we had: a little left over sun and willingness to brave the cold.

Amy and Beth are two lovely souls and it was a pleasure to force them before my lens. I can’t wait to take more photos of these ladies in a more formal setting.

As you can see, Amy is a dancer whose gracefulness and poise is rivaled only by her grin. Beth is a scientist with a serious brain for rocks and silliness and, I think, a budding model, no?

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Saturdays are for Doughnuts

edited-1Despite being about as Canadian as they come, I’m not a Tim Horton’s gal. No, my heart belongs to a more delectable, gourmet treat then the pre-made pastries that are sold under that glass counter. I’m a local gourmet doughnut-aholic.

My affections currently belong to Moonshine Doughnuts, sadly, I am very bad at waking up in time to buy them. Lucky for me, this weeks market include the option to pre-order. My hubby and I paid for our doughnuts on Friday and slept in on market day. Truly, the way Saturdays are meant to be spent.

Did you know I take outfit photos every now and then? See more of the outfit details on my blog, Light a Candle.

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My Own Family Portraits

Since adopting our pup, Lola, three years ago, My husband and I have made a tradition out of the yearly family portrait (pets included). Every year we wrestle the animals onto the couch (new couch this year) and I pull out my trusty remote shutter release to make some memories.

I think it’s so important to document our little family. I love looking back, and you can bet this portrait gets a full page spread in our yearly photo album.

This year we waited a little longer then usual (the previous portraits were taken in February!) but I’m so glad we sat down and finally got it done. I think it’s our best portrait yet. I still can’t believe we got both Tommy (our cat) and Lola to look at the camera.

I was so happy with the results, a few days later I forced all of my cousins onto the couch to take another! Happy Thanksgiving!

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