His Story……a look back!

Sometimes, when you are lost in diaper changes, endless nights with no sleep, full on temper tantrums, or constantly cleaning up smeared on food, memories get muddled. It’s hard to remember the innocence of your newborn baby when your now toddler is screaming like a banshee in the grocery store. It’s hard to remember your toddler’s belly laugh when he/she is now a preschooler adamantly refusing to cooperate when you are trying to hurry out the door. Those memories get more muddled as life moves on and children grow up. It’s especially hard when it’s not the first, or second child that is growing up.

This is my “baby”. It seems like he was a baby forever ago, but really, it’s only been two years this week that he looked like this. I haven’t stopped chasing after him since – or digging out whatever bit of nasty he found on the ground to shove into his mouth. It’s hard to stop running, it’s hard to take a breather, but a couple of weeks ago, we sat him down so we could get his portrait. We are building a wonderful visual history of him so when those memories are really fuzzy, we can pull out the portraits and strengthen them again.

The portraits tell his story, one chapter at a time, so we can at any time, remind ourselves of where he’s been. I will continue to photograph him so that when he is grown, with a family of his own, he has a map of where he has been, a map that will also help guide him on where he should go next.

This is my baby, and this is his story.

Newborn:
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One Year:

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Two Years:
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Vermilion Art Club Show & Sale

We are very excited to announce that we have been invited to participate in the Vermilion Community Art Club Show and Sale on April 11 and 12 at the Vermilion Regional Centre. There will be over 30 artists of various mediums exhibiting their work and we will be showing ten of our favorite fine art images.

The Meet The Artist Wine and Cheese event is from 6:30 to 9:30pm on April 11 with live entertainment and the show/sale continues on April 12 from 10am to 4:30. There is no cost to attend these events!

After the show, you can view our fine art work in our gallery in the Lakeland Mall, #270 4420 Railway Ave, Vermilion, AB. We look forward to seeing you there!

Daisy, Grass, Dragon Hare Studios, Fine Art Flower Photography

How many muscles does it take to smile? |Lloydminster Grad Photographer

Here’s a bit of science trivia for you – I’m sure you’ve all heard the old adage that it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown. I was going to be cheeky and say if it takes 17 muscles to smile, and 43 to frown, how many does it take for the perfect pout-y position for putting on lipstick? But when I googled to find out how many muscles it takes for a smile versus a frown – I discovered this article that actually states nobody knows the exact number of muscles because everyone has a different number of muscles in our face!

How’s that for the trivia fact of the day? Perfect water cooler conversation I think!

But irregardless of cool science fact, aren’t these the most perfect pout-y lips ever?

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The Gentleman | Vermilion Wedding Photography

This image was from a wedding we photographed last summer. The groom melted our heart all day long as he was so in love with his bride and such a true gentleman. I think this photo sums up the love they shared on their wedding day perfectly!

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March 20, 2014 - 9:56 am

Bev Heathcote - So beautiful! And I agree with the comment 100% So proud to call them my grandchildren

March 20, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Bev Heathcote - Oh Courtney!!! that is so beautiful!

March 20, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Karen Sobiecki - … beautiful …