Ah, me boys

Easter then and now

28 March 2016 Ah, me boys

I was looking through some old Easter photos and couldn’t help but notice that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I find it fascinating that the photos I chose to keep are so similar in composition and pose, and focus on the same aspects of their personalities. Tristan, age 7 and […]

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Photos of the day: Easter eggs 2016

25 March 2016 Ah, me boys

I couldn’t tell you whether it’s me or the boys who more love decorating Easter eggs. They all have a lovely artistic streak in their nature, and I’m delighted to have them trapped in a room doing an activity together that’s delightfully photogenic. Wins all around! I always start going for documentary-style shots of the […]

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Photo of the day: Sunshine smile

19 March 2016 Lucas

I wanted to capture that delightful gap-toothed smile before it was gone. I hope the sparkle in his smile is always there.

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A love letter to Tristan, Age 14

8 March 2016 Tristan

My sweet, funny man-child: Tristan, today you are 14. As I write this, you are busy sifting through books, papers and Lego sets to replace an older, smaller bookshelf with a larger one we filched from the curb last night. It’s a great metaphor for where you are in your life – trading in Captain […]

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In which I not only stalk Chef Michael Smith, but convince him to FaceTime with the boys

25 February 2016 Ah, me boys

It’s been nearly two years since I first wrote about stalking my culinary hero, Chef Michael Smith. Since then we’ve been to his Flavour Shack in Souris several times, and for my birthday dinner last year we splurged on an incredible family dinner at his new FireWorks restaurant at the Inn at Bay Fortune. And […]

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Photo of the day: Biggest! Snowman! Ever!

22 February 2016 Ah, me boys

It’s the off-season for my photography business, which means two things. First, I’ve got a lot more time on my hands, so I’m teaching myself new tricks and being inspired by seeking out photography tutorials and workshops. Lately, I’ve been thinking more about creativity and storytelling in my photography. Second, I’m positively twitchy to take […]

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Flashback Faves: This is how they grow up, quietly and quickly and right under your watchful eye

11 February 2016 Flashback faves

Thanks to Facebook, I know that five years ago today I wrote this post. Tristan is now in middle school and safely walks to and from the bus stop without incident. What I find charming is that he was in Grade 3 when I wrestled with the idea of the risk of letting him walk […]

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Photos of the day: An amazing birthday party at the Ottawa Humane Society

8 February 2016 Lucas

We’ve had a LOT of birthday party experience over the years, from bowling to trampolines to movies to art to Lego. Our new favourite party by far, though, is one hosted at the Ottawa Humane Society. We all love animals, but Lucas has shown a real affinity for them. When he did a school project […]

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A love letter to Lucas, Age 8

7 February 2016 Lucas

My sweet funny Lucas, you are eight years old today! Lucas, you are kind, thoughtful, clever and silly. You are warm and affectionate and love to laugh. And you are charmingly oblivious to the sort of social conventions that require you to actually say hello back when somebody speaks to you, although I’m no longer […]

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Photo of the day: Contentment

4 February 2016 Lucas

It was early in the morning. I was reading my newspaper and drinking coffee, and I looked up and found them like this: She’s happy to cuddle, he’s happy to play, I’m happy to get an adorable photo. Everybody wins.

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