Photo of the Day

This photo session for a colleague and his family was supposed to take place on Father’s Day, but we got rained out. Today was a perfectly perfect day for pictures, though, and you couldn’t ask for three funnier, kinder or more patient subjects for family portraits!

Three handsome fellows

Adorable, right? They were wonderfully patient with my ideas and let me boss them around a hike that only got us a little bit lost. This was my absolute favourite kind of family portrait session: casual, playful, and with lots and lots of laughter.

Kind, funny and photogenic, too – I can’t wait to show you more photos from this fun afternoon!


Technically this photo is from yesterday, but I loved the poignant moment so much that I knew you wouldn’t mind if I shared it as today’s photo of the day.

Saying goodbye

I swear, I never leave the boys’ school without a smile on my face and respect in my heart for the hard work these people do. We’re lucky to be a part of such a wonderful community. Every time I look at this photo, I can’t help but smile.

Now it’s time for a summer of beaches, parks, family visits, road trips, and adventures big and small. BRING IT ON!


You can pick out more than a few changes from September 2014 to June 2015, not least of which are haircuts, growth spurts, and the fact that mom remembered in June what she forgot in September – to turn on the autofocus!

First and last day of school!

They’re growing up WAY too fast! Simon in the bottom photo is the same age Lucas is now, and if you look close, you’ll see they’re coincidentally wearing the exact same t-shirt. Hand me downs FTW!

first & last day of school

First and last day of school

First and last day of school 2011-2012

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And just like that…. it’s summer! :)


Can you tell I’ve been having fun in the garden lately? Not actually doing any work like planting or weeding or pruning, mind you, but poking around with my camera, exploring the shapes and colours.

Purple clematis up close

This is a purple clematis that grows over a chain-link fence near the driveway. I love it because it grows vigourously year after year, with big showy flowers, with no intervention or attention from me whatsoever. That’s my kind of garden!

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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings…

raindrops on roses

These are a few of my favorite things!


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I was creeping around in the garden this morning as the sun came out after all that infernal rain recently, and found this baby clematis just waking up.

Nature's paintbrush

Pretty, heh? And I really didn’t do much more than adjust the exposure a bit and add a light gradient to the bottom corner because the green was blown completely out. The purple in the back is a fully bloomed clematis. You’d never guess this was on a chain link fence over my driveway, would you?

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Photo of the day: Tristan’s big race

12 June 2015 Photo of the Day

They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but sometimes it rolls out of the orchard, down the farm lane and clear into the next county. We were bemused last year when Tristan placed well in the school’s track and field events, as he’d never really expressed an interest in running – […]

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Photo of the day: Sweet sisters on the porch

8 June 2015 Mothership Photography

Hooray! Another portrait season launched and the porch is officially open for business. I had a visit yesterday from this adorable twosome – look at those sparkly eyes! They were just the perfect mix of sweet and shy with a wee hint of sassy. And oh those matching dresses! I’m sure I’ll be sharing more […]

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Photo of the day: Lucas’ first soccer game

1 June 2015 Photo of the Day

Well, I’m pretty sure he’s no David Beckham, but you’ve never seen a happier kid than Lucas at his first ever soccer game. And look, for at least one shutter click, he was paying attention to the ball! Five things I learned at our first soccer game: 1. It’s hella walk from the playground where […]

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Photo of the day: Fisheye view of the Rideau Canal

30 May 2015 Photo of the Day

You might remember a few months ago, I was having fun with a fish-eye lens I had picked up second-hand from a local photography forum. From the day I got it, it was a little sticky in its focusing ring, but within a few weeks the focusing ring was getting so jammed that I couldn’t […]

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