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Well I have quite a bit of catching up to do.  The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, with the Alaska trip and then getting our house all packed up.  We have officially moved from the Yukon, and currently are in Ontario with my parents for a couple of weeks before making the big move to Brazil!  So I know you’ll excuse my tardiness in posting.  I have been trying to keep up with the pictures – I’ve missed a couple days here and there, but here’s what I have.

Family Portraits: The Kearns’

I am so glad I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful family before leaving town.  Kelly and Jason are amazing parents and their kids are absolute gems.  As soon as we started the photo shoot I knew it was going to be a special one.  They’re so naturally happy and loving… which makes my job super easy and enjoyable.  Thanks again guys, I’ve loved getting to know your family and you should be very proud of you. :)

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I just met Becca a few weeks ago, but already she is one of my favourite people in Watson Lake.  Aside from being drop dead gorgeous, she is incredibly sweet, kind and gentle.  From Kelowna, she is part of a team that comes up to lead the Bible Camp here every summer.  This year she and her boyfriend Davy(also a wonderful person) decided to stay the rest of the summer and hang out with the youth.  Nuni and I have so enjoyed getting to know them and hanging out.  Tonight Becca and I went out and had some fun with our cameras.  She is a photographer herself so she did some maternity photos of me… I will have to share those when I get them! :)  She’s such a natural model and we had a great evening together.  Thanks Becca!

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Hey everyone!  Here’s some pics from the last few days!

From the shoot on Sunday.  This little guy loved to smile!

From the shoot on Sunday. This little guy loved to smile!  85mm

From the Reams' shoot - loved these Indian Paintbrushes!

From the Reams’ shoot – loved these Indian Paintbrushes!  85mm

my little goofball.  He's really into putting sticky notes on his head

my little goofball. He’s really into putting sticky notes on his head

I dressed him up a bit to go to a friends' house for dinner.  I love this hat so much... I'm so glad he was happy to wear it!

I dressed him up a bit to go to a friends’ house for dinner. I love this hat so much… I’m so glad he was happy to wear it!  50mm

He loves playing in the sink.

He loves playing in the sink.  50mm

The Stewart Family

I had the pleasure of spending time with the Stewart Family on the weekend.  Here are a few of my favourite shots!  (Click photos to enter gallery)  Make sure you scroll down and see the beautiful Reams Family shots too!

 

The Reams Family

I had such a great time with this adorable family the other night!  I went out to their place, which had so many beautiful spots for photos – the lake, fields of flowers, old rustic sheds… it was a photographer’s paradise, minus the mosquitoes and black flies!  Thanks so much Becky, Dan, Joy and little Makelia for your beautiful smiles and great attitudes!  I loved taking and working on the photos, and I hope you enjoy the results as much as I do!

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Such a good looking couple!

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enter Makelia, cutest baby in the WORLD!!

enter Makelia, cutest baby in the WORLD!!

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how cute are they?!!

how cute are they?!!

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Hey everyone!  A couple photos from the last few days.  I had something scary happen this morning at Shasta’s birthday party. I had snapped a couple of pictures of him admiring his cake(below) and then when we started singing happy birthday and whatnot, I switched to a different lens, and then my camera stopped auto-focusing!  I tried everything I could, made sure it was on auto-focus mode, tried different lenses… nothing worked.  I was so frustrated.  When I got home I googled the problem and tried a couple of things to no avail.  When I looked again I found that someone had suggested to clean the inside of the camera.  I have a little camera duster brush so I used that, and I blew inside the body a few times – and it did the trick!  Phew.  Although I was annoyed I missed some good shots of Shasta blowing out his candle, I was thankful that 1) I got a pic of him beforehand and 2) this didn’t happen during my photo shoot I had tonight!  And now I know what to do if it happens again.  So, sadly these are the only in-focus pictures I have from this morning.  We had fun eating cake and splashing around in the lake.  It was short and sweet and I think we all had a fun time.

85mm

85mm

Tamron 16-300mm

Tamron 16-300mm

oooooh!!  Tamron 16-300mm

oooooh!! Tamron 16-300mm

I'm so proud of my cake. I found the idea on Pinterest.  How I love that website...

I’m so proud of my cake. I found the idea on Pinterest. How I love that website…