Monday, 29 April 2013

The Family

It is a rarity that we are all together.
It is even rarer that I can get them all to together for a photo.... and have them looking at the camera and smiling.
Enjoying our Florida family vacation - super hot! 30 daily. LOTS of sunscreen around here!
Hoping the snow is gone when we get back in a few days. :)

Norah seems to be having the best time of everyone. I don't think I have heard her cry or complain once! Loves the pool, loves the playground, loves the water park, loves running in the huge house, loves cuddling with all her uncles - especially Mark.

Loves Grandma taking her photo! :)

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Grandgirls!

All of them! Together!
At the pool!

Here's the best I could do in the 2 minutes we had.
Finally - Grandpa and Grandma have a photo for our office desks! :)

It is lovely and warm here and the kids (big and little) are having a blast. Norah doesn't stop giggling!
Dad and I care doing a lot of grocery shopping and cooking..... and lovin' it!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013

The Help

I think this should be a nightly occurrence.

Took these photo two weeks ago when Mark was here.

Unfortunately they don't do:
microwave innerds
the back of counters
counters covered in stuff
sinks and taps
outside of fridges with grand girls prints
stove tops
back splashes

Not complaining!!
...just saying......

Thursday, 25 April 2013

French Doors

My french doors are taking a beating.
They get opened and closed non stop and they have little tiny finger prints ALL over them. I no longer keep them clean I just keep them open.

I mean, why would I bother to actually clean each little pane when the girls are here so often?

I just hope no glass gets broken.


But golly the girls sure do have a blast with them.
...and with Uncle Mark!

These are the moments that make memories.
"Norah, do you remember those glass doors at Grandma's house? We used to open and close, open and close....drove grandma crazy"

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Winnipeg Jets Hat Fun

Eva was wearing her Winnipeg Jets Shirt last weekend - a gift from Uncle Mark. Now Uncle Mark wanted a photo with his Jets cap on too.

But Eva decided she was not going to oblige. And she was going to have fun resisting.

Here she is, the Jets fan maestro at the piano warming up.... and avoiding Uncle Mark with hat in hand.

Such style!!

My poor piano......

 Uncle Mark goes for the hat placement, Grandma is ready with the camera......
...... the old double reverse, negative psychology did not work.

Smart girl knew exactly what we were up to.

Eva is loving this!!
She runs away to the window for a break from all this coercion and finds all the ice dripping off the roof kinda interesting.

Then we strike again while she is 'reading' some music.
Aha - we get the shot
For 1.5 seconds!
And then the hat is gone with the flick of a hand!

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Saskatoon Family Photography

Loving capturing the wonder of a new family member.

who wants to be a drummer like his daddy!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Bear surprises Samsung crew on washing machine shoot

Thought I would post a little humour tonight.
For those of you living in Saskatoon perhaps this will be a little distraction from that snow falling out there.

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Saskatoon Body Builders

Celeste completed last weekend and will compete again this weekend in the IFBB Saskatchewan Championship.

So for fun, Celeste and her husband Fred (who is a body builder too) dropped by the studio for some photos. I photographed Celeste and Fred last summer at their wedding.

Here is just a few of the days work. :)

Wow! Sure enjoyed photographing these beautiful, sculpted bodies. I lost count of the number of lights we used. :)

Hot! Couple!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Gym Day!

"I got my car!!"
"honk honk!"
"oh Grandma, look at all the kids flying by me on their cars"
"oh look how fast they are going"
"Peek a boo"
"I see you Grandma"
"okay I am going to find something else to do now"

Eva flies by in the background....
You will notice that Gym Day features heavily on Norah. That's because Eva spends the whole hour in "her" car avoiding my camera. She has a bit of a "Leave me alone I am playing with the big kids" kind of look on her face. While Norah is in the "look at me, Grandma! " phase. Which Grandma loves of course. :)

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Playing with Adobe Lightroom 5

The Beta version

Pulled some photos from 2012 to play with the new Lightroom 5 that just came out.

I think I am going to like it. :)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

We only feed our grandchildren ice cream.

They just seem happier that way.

and it is our job as grandparents to make them happy...

Monday, 15 April 2013

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Saskatoon Family Photography

Had fun with this young family this weekend.

Meet Jack!!

Love his name!
We almost had a Jack but he turned out to be an Allison and we were thrilled beyond measure at that!! :)
jack has incredible eyes! Such a deep blue with the most wonderful sparkle.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Lemon Experience

 Somewhere in the archives I have Eva about this age sucking on her first lemon.
It was just as hilarious.

Here is the before shot
The during shots.....

 Okay I know you want a larger version of that first one. :) 
Oh Man! I can just taste that lemon!

The after shot.

See? No problem......just entertainment for Grandma......