Thursday, 29 March 2012

Regina Saskatchewan

Man I am getting around these days. Just wish there were palm trees in my photos.

Spent the day in Regina.....travelling from Yorkton, so more photos at 110kph

there are two geese flying over this field - can you see them?


 Then on to Regina

Mr. Goose goes to Regina... ever see that movie? :) 
The Saskatchewan Legislative Building 

A pretty impressive building!! 
Much more impressive then the members yaking away in the Legislative Assembly. 

If you missed my slideshow of Norah grace posted just before this one please do take a sweet. Leave a comment and let me know what you think... 
I know, a tad too long but how could I leave any of these photos out???? :)

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Norah Grace

Our precious Norah Grace during her first 24 hours of life.
I will also post it on my photography web site along with Eva's slideshow. Larger viewing there. Or click slideshow tab above to access all my slideshows.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Spent some time with the girls today

And played with my birthday present - a new lens. I love shopping for me. :)

 Eva had a bad hair day today but it didn't seem to bother her. What a hoot she is!
We went to Walmart to pick up a few things and give her mom an outing - its been a long week for her Mom! 

 Norah sleeps thru it all... give her another week or so. 

 oh - there are those eyes for a few seconds.  

Kisses from big sister. 

Oh life is tough, eat- sleep- poop

Picked up my new lens today.... expect lots of photos..... :)
I have one week to get this paper thin focus perfected. 

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

10 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer

Please read this post from Megapixi..... because it is all so true!
I just spent a months salary on updating liability insurance, equipment insurance, computer equipment and a sweet, very fast new lens. Why? Because when I shoot your wedding I want to be absolutely confident that you will have the best memories of the most important day of your life!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Norah Grace Has Arrived

She is beautiful, healthy and her Mom is doing just fine.
So is her Dad!

God is so good to us! 
We are thankful!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

I'm in Wpg

Long story but I flew to Wpg this morning and had some time with our son Mark so we went down to the The Forks to see if we could get some photos. It is a pretty happening place. Unfortunately the very strong winds kept us indoor..... and also kept David on the highways in whiteout conditions but he did make it safely for which I am thankful. 

Met Nick owner and chief cook at Bella Casa. mmmm It smelled so good there and Nick wanted to know what magazine we were shooting for. :) He gave Mark and I a free sample of his work and it was incredibly delicious. If you are ever at the Forks, head indoors and look for Casa Bella.

Mark chose the strawberry. I chose the lemon - decadence! 

Below is the upper opening to a teepee I wondered into to get out of the wind. I know nothing about teepees except there was no wind in there. 

I am reading a great photography book right now by David duChenin - a Canadian photographer of note!
So I am trying to master (figure out) people photography in public places..... this is Mark - an easy target. :)  Loaded with gear. Wish he was rich and we could travel to exotic places and photograph for hours on end. I am not getting any younger. :)

I have learned from David duChemin's book that the best approach is to engage people, get to know them and what they do and then ask permission. I found this came very naturally for me. Nick was more then happy to pose for us and talk about his great creations. And treat us!
Yeah! Success!
Nick takes his profession seriously. His food is not only delicious, but beautiful. Wish we had more time to photograph all his wonderful desserts. You can read about Cassa Bella at The Forks HERE
If I lived in the Peg, I would be down here every week!

This shot below was taken from the Assiniboine River just before it meets up with the Red. I took a similar photo last summer when the water was so high a boat almost didn't fit under the second bridge. Try to imagine that.  You can see that top water line. My only wish for this photo would have been to have a couple of kids playing hockey on the ice.
But I am loving this shot. Maybe it should have been my 365 for the day. But Nick was just so darn nice to us.

We are now parked in a hotel - a noisy one at that. It is filled with track students who finished competing at the U of M today..... so the celebrations are on tonight. Minimal sleep although it seems to have settled down now (1am)
We will see how the highways are tomorrow. Plan is to see Davids very unwell father tomorrow in Kenora Ontario and then head straight home for the arrival of our new grand daughter.
 Prayers for  a profitable time with Dave's Dad and for safety on the highways are appreciated if you feel so led. Also hoping that Eva's sister does not arrive until late Sunday. We still need to fit in a family portrait session before she comes.

I am looking forward to April. So far it is shaping up to be a very boring month. :)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Any Day Now

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Eva's baby sister. But I haven't had a chance to take any pregnancy photos or family photos. Tonight I was getting Eva's file of thousands of photos in order (before I have to start another file for her sister) and came across these photos.
This is Eva 3 days before she was born and moments after she was born.
We are all anxious to meet her sister.