September 10,2014 10 on 10, Canadian Edition, v.9

Wow, 9 months already? Crazy. Third week in August we were blessed with one last mega super hot day in the middle of the week. I was taking the girls into the city for an appointment and thought I *need* to take advantage of this, what could be the last day of 'summer'. So we went to our first ever splash pad, this one located at the Forks. A challenge I must say, I was worried for awhile I wouldn't get anything I could use. The sun was out and there were SO many kids at one point (I photoshopped out a kid standing right in front of V in that first photo). But then it hazed over and there were less kids and my girls stayed close to where I could capture them. I tried out my 105 2.8 which worked really well in this situation. Even though it feels like fall (winter?) already, I am happy to finally share and enjoy these last images of summer. Can you tell they had fun? I'm sure next month's post will look very different.

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August 10,2014 10 on 10, Canadian Edition, v.8

Some of you may have seen this post already as I used it for my Life in Loud project a little over a week ago. Had I known I wouldn't have been able to pull together 10 more photos for this month's instalment, I would have saved them. But, summer has been full of fun and sometimes it is nice to just enjoy and not always document EVERYTHING. I do really love these photos and since I am putting all of my 10 on 10 collections in a book, I am happy to have these ones apart of it.

This evening was like most around here. We were lucky enough to have no mosquitos at the end of the day so off to our newly acquired trampoline we went. After jumping for a bit, I became aware of just how nice the lighting was. I ran to get my camera and turned what should have been spending time with my kids, into a mini photo session (of course right?). The girls were obviously in a silly mood and required much coaxing from me, but I love the backdrop the trampoline makes so I went for it as much as they'd let me. V left as soon as she could and I took the opportunity to capture some nice photos of E as she is usually the less cooperative one. I love this series and if you didn't see them before, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Please head on over to see what my fellow Manitoban, Jodi Lee of Memories by Me, has in store this month.
Then continue on the 'trip across Canada' ;)

 

 

July 29,2014 Life in Loud, Week 48 – Winnipeg Lifestyle Photography

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July 10,2014 10 on 10, Canadian Edition, v.7

At the end of last month, the girls attended their first ever princess themed event, Princess at the Park with Elsa and Anna. It always sells out quick, so when I was invited by a friend (thank you Michelle) to the event page and discovered a new date added with available tickets I jumped on it. I soon realized that it was 2 weeks away and knew I needed to get Elsa dresses. I considered sewing but didn't have enough time. So off to eBay I went and found these 2 identical dresses. They were a reasonable price and crazy adorable, but most importantly, were from a seller who could guarantee a quick delivery. I was all set and the girls were super excited.

The morning of, we got the girls dressed complete with side braids (thanks Mom). Of course I wanted to take some photos before we headed out which left E slightly unimpressed since she just wanted to get going. We found the purple princess tent and the girls waited for Anna and Elsa to arrive. All the kids sat and enjoyed while they sang some classic songs from the movie and then everyone went out of the tent to dance. After that they pinned the carrot on Olaf and ate snacks. Then a nail, makeup and glitter tatoo station were waited at, making some little girls pretty happy. Finally near the end of the 2 hours, a photo op with Anna and Elsa. Every time E saw Elsa, she looked up at her in awe. I love that they had this experience (since they are obsessed with Frozen) and that I was able to capture it for them.

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Please head on over to see what my fellow Manitoban, Jodi Lee of Memories by Me, has in store this month.
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June 10,2014 10 on 10, Canadian Edition, v.6

The first weekend in June means Summer Carnival here is St. Francois Xavier. It was sunny and cloudy, hot and cool, perfect weather for a day like today. To say the girls were excited was an understatement. We took it all in before deciding to wait for the hayride that went behind our house. Then a first time pony ride for both of them, lunch and a long, anticipated wait for face painting. It was so worth it though (it's hard to see but V got an orange butterfly). Then off to make use of all the inflatables and bouncers before they took them down for the day. The girls thoroughly enjoyed everything and I am happy for an excuse to capture these memories.

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Please head on over to see what my fellow Manitoban, Jodi Lee of Memories by Me, has in store this month.
Then continue on the 'trip across Canada' ;)