Meet Elliot!

We didn’t last long without a furry family member. We adopted another Cocker Spaniel which we named Elliot. It’s been 20 years since we’ve had a puppy and we forgot how sharp their teeth were and how hard they bite! Good thing he’s adorable!!IMG_0521A7EECDE3-BD1A-4F96-A46D-7E4D4B8FCB2FIMG_0122e


Finnegan 2007-2017

Our poor little cocker spaniel Finnegan died suddenly last Friday. I’m still in shock as he was seemingly very healthy but contracted Leptospirosis and went downhill in 3 days fast. He was such a huge part of our family. He was the sweetest snuggle bug and our house is deathly quiet without him.

Prom 1957



My daughter is graduating from high school this year, sniff sniff. After my mother died I took possession of her prom dress that she wore in 1957. I thought it would be a fitting tribute and a lovely senior photo if I had my daughter model it. Our cocker Finnegan had to get in on the action too.

First Day of School

This will be my daughter’s last first day of school as she enters grade 12 this year. My son is starting “high school” (even though he’s still at the same school as the last 2 years).

Family Portraits 2017

My favourite field to do family photos in Stittsville is now a construction zone. As we were downtown Ottawa one day a few months ago, I noticed how beautiful the stairs were on the East Block of the Parliament Buildings and that they would make a great backdrop for this year’s photos. We parked at the National Arts Centre and saw a cool new art installation “Cloud” where I had to take a picture of my daughter with it. The lighting was not great for a whole family photo with it though. IMG_9616eIMG_9663eIMG_9681e3IMG_9682e211x14IMG_9690e11x14IMG_9702eIMG_9708eIMG_9712e

Halifax & Peggy’s Cove

What luck we had that I booked our trip to Halifax on the same weekend as the Tall Ship Festival! We were able to even tour the Bluenose II. We also stole away to Peggy’s Cove which was a treat for my son as he had painted a picture of it in art class.

Trip Home

I was happy to photograph my favourite couple (my brother and sister-in-law) for their 28th wedding anniversary while I was home visiting. My brother also wanted some badass pictures of him and his new motorcycle.