Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A look back at 2006

Hey there!

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. Been a hectic finish to 2006...but a great year at the same time. Rolling into January always fills me with a sense of expectation for the new year and at the same time, it's fun to sit back and reflect on the year that's passed. I thought I might share with you some of the photos that some of you may have seen, and some that you haven't that are in my personal archives! They are not necessarily my best, but some hold a special place in my heart at the same time and I love them all the same...

Here is the wonderful lady in my life. She's been so great helping me with the business and even comes along on the odd photo shoot. She's also a great lenswoman! I love this shot of her we did in the studio. She is mesmerizing...

This is a fun shot of a local synchronized swim team. They are young but strong! I was very impressed to see them do stuff like this.

What photographer doesn't like to be in 1 or 2 pictures with beautiful ladies??

Lucky guy. Perks of the job I guess ;)

Every year our flower garden takes on a life of it's own. Each week, it seems a new flower is in bloom. I ran outside after a warm rainshower to grab a few. If my mom had a computer or internet (it'll never stick right mom?) she could tell me what this is.

Keira. What a girl! Full of energy and couldn't wait to get on her bike to cycle around the yard. Being a photographer you quickly realize what a challenge shooting children can be. I've learned over the years not to fight what they want to do or where they want to go. In the end, the pictures turn out much better if you can adapt to what they want to do and shoot them when they are most comfortable. Keira made her parents laugh and you couldn't help but feed off her energy! I laughed a lot on this shoot!

A truly amazing athlete! This woman jumped over 6 metres to claim the national long jump title! I was very impressed. Look at her form - expending a huge amount of energy and yet still very much in control of herself. She embodied power and grace.

Our god-daughter Kyla. A super child and so much fun to be around. She is going to be a looker. Look at those eyes!

Love the tones and the textures. 'Nuff said.

A great Canadian winter wouldn't be winter without hockey eh?! That's yours truly trying to stay on my feet and not look too goofy. How many other kids can say they learned how to skate (ahem!) on the pond!?

Loved the colour of the reflection of the Radio City Music Hall building in this shop window. I'm also drawn to the intersecting lines...

Another national champ. Mens high jump. I could literally walk under the bar!!

I suppose I like this pic because of its ageless feel. Could have been taken 100 years ago if you wanted it to be.

A sunshower. My favourite.

Such an awesome photo of Jill. She looks stunning.

Not sure what I was doing on this day. I think I put a bunch of coffee beans on a plate in my living room, thinking I was creating a novelty :) Looking at this photo, I remember that I actually spent over an hour turning every bean face up. Why? Not sure, come to think of it. Addicted perhaps...If I can't drink it, photograph it.

This is one of my all time favorites. Reminds me of my grandmother and her sisters. Each one successively older. Each one still very beautiful. That reminds me, I really need to post a picture of her. You won't believe it. She's 96!! Ninety six!! And still lives on her own. I'm always amazed.

Winter weddings. Not many other places on earth where you can claim this. I love this photo. Very ethereal...very heavenly...

Well, that was my slice of 2006, albeit brief. Always fun to reminisce and have a few photos to back up the stories and put in the yearbook.

To all the brides who are getting married and are having their photos taken by me in 2007, I am very much looking forward to it! It's going to be a blast!!

Wishing everyone a fantastic year, filled with joy, happiness and a multitude of success.