Category Archives: Outdoor

Engagement Sessions

I want to fill you in on my engagement sessions! Some of my wedding packages include an engagement session, so it’s important that I tell you about them.

You may be thinking, “What are engagement photographs for? Everyone already knows we’re getting married.”

That’s an excellent question and I have an excellent answer.

Engagement sessions actually serve a utilitarian purpose. Many people use their engagement sessions for their “Save the dates,” wedding planning website, invitations, or even as an announcement to the world that they’re tying the knot. Many couples often use photographs from their engagement session for wedding thank you cards.

So, what to expect. It’s all pretty straightforward. You and I work together to create a customized session. For example, we can shoot at the place you two had your first date, head to your favorite park or go somewhere that makes you reminisce about something the two of you might only ‘get’.

Regarding what you wear, I always say to wear what you feel comfortable in. As we customize your session, including the location and props, I’ll provide you with tips and advice on how to dress for the day of your session. And, of course, you can always bring a few different outfits and options for the shoot.

As I mentioned above, some of my wedding packages come with an engagement session. If you want to just have me do your engagement session photos though; or if you want to tack it on to a different wedding package don’t hesitate to ask! I will gladly send you a welcome package detailing everything.

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December in October?

December in October


It snowed this week. I know that you already know this, unless you live under a rock, but even if you do you’ll have Facebook and SOMEONE would have mentioned it. The first snowfall is always striking. Not so much in how it looks, because the flakes are more slushy than fluffy, but more in how everyone reacts.

The children wanted to build a snowman (they had to resort to plan B though and rake up leaves and play in those instead), panic stricken people rushed to the shops and cleared off shelves expecting to be trapped in until February, and there were people who reacted like I did and were happy to stay in pyjamas for the day and drink hot chocolate (I’m sure I wasn’t the only one).

It’s raining now though everything is back to normal in time for the end of the October holiday on Monday… What happened to those two weeks, they flew by in a bit of a blur? I did manage to get a few things done in between catching up on things too boring to mention, including portraits and orders and (quite excitedly) sorting out my website.

Hopefully you’re at least a bit better rested than you were when it started… you’ll need to be. First thing Monday is going to be a struggle.


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Aberdeen Beach

Aberdeen Beach

August Photo A Day- Day One

I had to go into Aberdeen today and thought I should have my camera on me just in case anything outside caught my eye. After a quick lunch we had to make an unscheduled stop at the Toyota dealership because the car alarm malfunctioned and managed to continue screaming out while the car was being DRIVEN!! After everything was fixed, I decided to take the boys to the beach for a quick run around. It was like letting puppies out after hours of waiting (oh – and they got trapped in the car while the alarm was going because not even the key in the door would work) so they deserved the break. I snapped this then, but at that point it was after 6pm. I am looking forward to a nice, boring Thursday.