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Coyote and Caribou

At my parent’s place in Eastern Ontario, I’ve seen a lot of coyotes and heard their eerie voices echoing through the forest, but they are always elusive and shy. They certainly have not given me a chance to approach them with my camera,VIEW FULL POST »

Freezing Fog

After two nights of freezing fog the sun rose on a sparkling, silver world. White crystals covered every possible surface in the golden morning light, even heavily coating fine cobwebs. Using my Macro lens I explored my winter garden andVIEW FULL POST »

Atlantide Golf Club in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot Part 2

I had to do a separate post dedicated entirely to these three gorgeous kids from the Île-Perrot photo shoot. These three were stars! Like this shoot and with Myriam’s photo shoot, also on Île-Perrot, I am astonished by the atmospheric qualityVIEW FULL POST »

Atlantide Golf Club in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot Part 1

The Sun Gods were smiling down on us on a spectacular November morning in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot at Atlantide Golf Club. We worked our way around the pond, not only to avoid the dropping golfballs of the die-hard November golfers, but I wasVIEW FULL POST »

In Deepest Dunvegan

Braving burrs, rotting logs (okay I took a tumble) and an enthusiastic cat, a photographer faces all sorts of challenges on the job. Despite all the treacherous peril in the woods, this was such an enjoyable photo shoot. I was spoiled for choice ofVIEW FULL POST »

Mr.Delightful

I feel blessed to get to work with families and be a little part of their lives for a brief moment and this one is no exception. What a special day to spend with Mireille and her baby boy Erik. The grass was of great interest to Erik and he wasVIEW FULL POST »

Myriam’s Family: The Meadow Series

More from Myriam and her lovely family. During the second half of the photo shoot, as the sun was getting low in the sky at Pointe-du-Moulin, we headed over to the flowering meadow. What a perfect late summer evening with crisp air, cloudless skyVIEW FULL POST »

Myriam’s Family: The River Series

Parc de la Pointe-du-Moulin in Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot was a perfect setting to shoot photos for Myriam, her family and a dear family friend. All in a small accessible area there was the St-Lawrence river, forest, open grass, floweringVIEW FULL POST »

Spa St.James, Crescent Street, Montréal

This week I had the privilege of shooting downtown at the beautiful Spa St-James on Crescent Street. I was readily armed with my new SB-600 and new knowledge about using strobes from the great people at www.strobist.blogspot.com. I am not a gearVIEW FULL POST »

Disheveled Daughter

I love colour and I have not processed anything in black and white since College, but there was something about these photos that needed colourlessness. The wildness of my daughter’s disheveled hair, her big eyes and the smudges of dirt on herVIEW FULL POST »

Blazing Barley

Light has a spectacular effect on a crop of Barley, a field can change from blue to orange in a few minutes. The tops of the grain ripple like waves churned up by a wind on the sea. In this series I wanted to convey the incredible heat of July asVIEW FULL POST »

Davies Family in the Meadow

Simon’s parents visiting us from England is always a special occasion. We wanted to be sure to remember those happy days with a family portrait, so we headed out to two huge fields of flowering canola and clover planted by some localVIEW FULL POST »

Vieux Québec

Down below l’Escalier Casse-Cou (Break Neck Stairs) in Quebec City lies the spot where Samuel de Champlain landed in 1608 and founded the first French settlement in North America. In Vieux Quebec below looming cliffs and Chateau Frontenac theVIEW FULL POST »

Irises, Poppies and Clematis

Aaaah, wonderful, fresh summer! Last night, with the smell of the irises’ honey perfume on the breeze, I shot these serene photos with the kids jumping up and down and giggling together on the trampoline behind my head. I wish nights likeVIEW FULL POST »

Spring Beauty: Bleeding Hearts

The snow, wind and rain has whipped the tree blossoms in my neighbourhood into a sparse mess this spring. Instead I turned my attentions to a protected corner of my garden where my Bleeding Hearts weathered the storms and abuse and gave aVIEW FULL POST »

Alabaster Skin

I love Gen’s Alabaster skin and those amazing cheekbones! Using all natural light in a doorway, I did not even need a backdrop to create these dramatic beauty shots.    VIEW FULL POST »

The Red Velvet Chair

What’s more fun than dragging a red velvet chair over country roads? Having friends who are also willing to drag a red velvet chair over country roads and then let you photograph them in it! What a fantastic weekend in the country with 5 greatVIEW FULL POST »

Family Group at Stewart Hall

This was my largest group shot to date. What a great lesson in learning how to organize people and keeping the children interested and happy. The difficult part about that day was that we were dealing with a high wind on the lake, which wasVIEW FULL POST »

Autumn Days

The light was not as golden as we were hoping for (okay it was downright miserable and grey), but I was amazed by the warmth and recovery I was able to “paint” into these images using Adobe Lightroom. We were delighted when we saw theVIEW FULL POST »

In the Meadow

I was so inspired when I found this idealistic backdrop for a family photo shoot. We arrived at the meadow for sun set as the sky was turning gold then pink over the soft meadows of yellow flowering Canola on one side of the road and a whole fieldVIEW FULL POST »

Little Blond Heads

Last weekend I headed up to Rawdon to my Aunt and Uncle’s house to visit with them and my cousin’s family. My cousin’s two children are simply adorable with their little blond heads and bright blue eyes. I am loving how AdobeVIEW FULL POST »

July Evening: Wildflowers

Last night, as the sun was setting, I wandered around the meadow at my parent’s place and came across these lovely little flowers. Backlit by the sun, the bladders of these little campions glowed like lanterns in the July eveningVIEW FULL POST »

Family in the Field

June is the perfect month with beautiful sun and fresh greenery, so it was a real pleasure to head out Sunday morning for a photo session with this relaxed and happy family. With the use of reflectors I was pleased with the warm glow I was able toVIEW FULL POST »

Fishman Girls

Taking advantage of the warm light of the setting sun, this photo shoot took place in a local park. With these 3 beautiful girls to shoot, I experimented with the strong verticals of the trees in the woods, the lush green fields, the hard graphicsVIEW FULL POST »