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Thursday, June 30, 2011

PHOTO OF THE WEEK #52 - Concentration

Wow! The last 'Photo of the Week' for Year 2 of my weekly photo project. That went by quick!

I hope everyone has a fabulous long weekend (for those who get one). Whether you are celebrating Canada Day or Independence Day, enjoy the time with family and friends, and please be safe! :)


Thanks for looking!

-- Lisa P.

CLIENT SHOOTS: 6 Months Already!

Wow! Baby Addison is already 6 months old and as cute as can be! Six months is such a fun age. I remember Ben at that age and I also remember thinking......it would have been nice to have someone else look after him the first 6 months and then have my maternity leave start after that. ;)

Here are some sneak peaks from Addison's 6 month session last weekend.

Isn't this personalized diaper cover the cutest?!?!

Jolly Jumpers are soooo much fun! Addison was having a total BLAST in hers! I remember Ben loving his. I have so much video footage of him jumping and jumping. I'm sure I'll find some type of use for that later on in his life. heehee

Mommy Lovin'

She was very interested in the grass. It was a bit damp because of the morning dew.

Such and awesome family!

Sleepy Time?

Yes, definitely sleepy time. :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Lisa P.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CLIENT SHOOTS - First Baby On The Way :)

It was so great meeting Sherrie and Shawn when we did their maternity session last week. They are expecting their first child. What an exciting time!! :)

Here are a few images from the session.

Sherrie and Shawn, I hope you liked your sneak peak! What an amazing adventure you are about to embark on. :)

Thanks for looking.

-- Lisa P.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

PHOTO OF THE WEEK #51 - Helping With Chores

It's kind of a shocker! Ben actually helped out with a few chores around the yard last week. I hadn't reclaimed the front door area since winter (we don't use that door much at all, and in winter it's always just blocked up with snow). Well....when he was 'finished' with the pressure washer, there was a huge pattern on the step. So, not quite sure if he was helpful or not! LOL I had to go over pretty much the entire area again.

Oh well, at least he wanted to help! :))

Thanks for looking!

-- Lisa P.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

PHOTO OF THE WEEK #50 - My First Helping Hearts Session

Most definitely my most memorable experience from last week was photographing my very first session for Helping Hearts. The photo of the week for that week is of Haydn, who was the primary subject of the session. :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Lisa P.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CLIENT SHOOTS: Helping Hearts - Haydn

I was so excited to photograph my very first session for Helping Hearts this past weekend.

Claire and her family found their way to Helping Hearts through the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada and I had the privilege to photograph Haydn and the rest of the family.

Meet Haydn, who is currently 8 years old. When he was four, he was diagnosed with LCH, a rare cancer affecting 1 in 200,000 children. Haydn had a cancerous tumor on his V6 vertebrae, which could not be removed surgically, however after numerous chemo treatments and steroids it was removed. He wears a neck brace for support and protection because his vertebrae is still very weak, and has not regenerated in the four years since diagnosis.

Haydn is a typical eight year old boy who loves hockey, swimming, video games and playing with his younger brother, and through all of his treatments and hospital visits he is always smiling. His family is so proud of him.

Haydn loves watching wrestling and showed off some of his wrestling poses for me.

He and his younger brother have the typical brother relationship. Lots of kidding around and playing. :) Don't they both have gorgeous eyes!

What a beautiful family (you can see where the boys get their eyes from!)

The toughest part of their journey so far has been having to tell Haydn that he cannot play any kind of contact sport or go on rollercoasters or a waterslide at Wonderland. It breaks their hearts. I can't help but think about how much my 7 year old loves to do all of those thing.

It was so awesome meeting Haydn and his family. I found out that our families like to do some of the same things and we've even been camping to at least one of the same Provincial Campgrounds! :)

Thanks so much Claire for contacting Helping Hearts and inviting me into your home to photograph your amazing son and beautiful family. I hope you liked your sneak peak. :)

Thanks for looking.

-- Lisa P.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CLIENT SHOOTS: The Brown Family

I was worried about the weather on Saturday morning, but it really held out for us. :)

Do you remember Athena from earlier this year when I did her newborn session? Well this time her whole family came out! And a big family it is too.

We had a few grumpy faces that day, but even grumpy, the girls are adorable.

And here's the newest member with her beautiful Mommy. I love the big curl she has on top of her head. :)

Near the end, we did get some smiles......or partial smiles... ;)

I wonder what it's like to be the only boy in a family with four sisters?

Thank you Joe and Yeni for the opportunity to photograph your entire family. I hope you liked your sneak peak! :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Lisa P.

MISCELLANEOUS: Main Site Outages Today

Sorry about the site outages today. My hosting site is having some technical issues that they have been working on to resolve, but it has meant my main site has been up and down a lot of today.

Hopefully it won't be long before the issues are fixed up. To anyone who has been trying to access their images, thanks so much for your patience!

-- Lisa P.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

PHOTO OF THE WEEK #49 - A Peaceful Spot

June 3rd was the Grand Opening of Procyon Wildlife's new facility in Beeton, Ontario. This image was taken on the new property. It's so beautiful there.

Thanks for looking!

- Lisa P.

Friday, June 10, 2011


This week I had the opportunity to have Nicole in my home studio to take her Professional Headshots.

I think they turned out fantastic! :)

Nicole is in the Real Estate business and needed an updated headshot for her business cards.

Nicole will be working for Royal LePage Your Community Realty, and her web site, which is still being constructed at the time this blog is being written, is http://www.nicolebarbara.ca/.  Check it out soon.

Nicole, I wish you much success! :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Lisa P.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CLIENT SHOOTS: A Milestone Celebration!

What better way to spend a rainy Saturday morning than with Shelley and her friends (Mena, Gail and Brenda). Shelley hosted the luncheon in order to celebrate an important milestone: 5 years cancer free!!

I was there to capture images of a few of the fun moments. And fun they were! :) A few times it was difficult to keep the camera steady with all of the laughing going on!!

Shelley is always smiling :)

Mena is an aesthetician and all of the ladies had beautifully painted toe nails. I believe the shade was a lovely pink. :)

Shelley and Gail met at chemotherapy 5 years ago

As you can see, there were boas and balloons. The colour theme was pink and green. The pink represented breast cancer and the green represented life, Spring and new growth.

Each lady was given a gift basket that included monogrammed tissue, breast cancer wool dish clothes, monogrammed stationary, as well as other goodies.

After I left them, they enjoyed a fabulous lunch of stuffed chicken, potato salad, Greek salad, rice and lemon meringue pie. Mmmm it all sounds so delicious.

Even though it was pouring rain and stormy outside that day, it was definitely sunny and bright inside! :)

As Shelley has said, "All of us have chosen to live life to its fullest. We eat well, live well and hope to inspire others to keep positive and look forward. We do a lot of laughing, celebrate every occasion and don't take life for granted."

Definitely good words to live by. :)

Congratulations on your milestone! I'm sure you will be celebrating many many more.

Thanks for looking!

-- Lisa P.

Monday, June 6, 2011


It was so nice to see Sabrina again last week when she came in to have her Professional Headshots taken. It had been way too long since we had caught up with each other.

Sabrina and her family were one of my very first clients back in 2008. Wow how time flies!

Sabrina is in the process of making a career change to the Real Estate industry and required an updated Professional Headshot. She's so comfortable in front of the camera and it really comes across in the resulting images.

I'm so very excited for her and I know she's going to be very successful!! :))

She'll be working with Royal LePage Your Community Realty, and Here is a link to her new web site: www.sabrinacameron.com

Thanks for looking! :)

-- Lisa P.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

PHOTO OF THE WEEK #48 - Signs of Spring

I took this one as part of our 'Weekend Photo Sharing' theme last weekend that we do on Facebook. The theme was 'You know it's Spring when.....'

Lovely Lily of the Valley

Thanks for looking! :)

-- Lisa P.