log8log3log4log9Welcome to my 1st birthday party! My mom’s a superstar so she made an awesome poster to match my cake:) log2log5log-1Hey! I hear something about my parents letting me have some chocolate cake…log11oh, yessssss…log12ssshhh…I’m having a moment.log15log18share??log16log17i’m feeling groovy dad. Let’s do that again.log19log20log21gift time… where have i gone?log22i’m loving this running thing.log23more of mom’s creative work.log24thanks mommy & daddy, it was a blast! log25 When Jen asked me to document Logan’s first birthday, I knew instantly it was going to be a lot of fun. I already know she’s super creative and talented from working with her at school. Without a doubt, she’s one awesome mom! Logan is very lucky to have such great friends and family. He’s super cute, easy going and happy (even without cake:)). Not only were the decor and people amazing…the fooood!!! I finally met Katrina, the woman behind the amazing pulled pork, fresh buns, homemade sauce and slaw. You can follow her amazing food adventures here. An afternoon with Logan and his family was an absolute joy to take part in their celebration of life and love.

posted in babies,family,kids on July 2, 2015 | 2 comments

elg5elg7elg9elg2elg10elg11elg14elg4 It’s been a few years since I’ve had a session with these two young ladies. A lot changes in a short amount of time:) Ema has really become even more adventurous and a lover of life. Leah, her younger sister, has grown even more adorable and passionate. What they do have in common is their love and affection for their grandparents. It always melts my heart to watch grandparents being free with the young ones in play. Thank you to Ema & Leah’s family for bringing me into in a day of wonder, celebration and joy.
Hugs & Kisses,
Yvonne.

posted in family,kids on June 28, 2015 | leave a comment

tbabs11 a stunning collection of vintage tea cupstbabs3 celebrating this very special mama of the hourtbabs19tbabs1tbabs7tbabs17tbabs31tbabs10tbabs20yes, it was definitely just as delicious as it was beautifultbabs14tbabs23tbabs24tbabs22tbabs16tbabs21soon to be grandmastbabs29tbabs2 As I was driving my girls to this special event, I overheard my 8 yr older daughter explaining to my younger one the details of the day. “It’s not a real shower where you get wet. It’s a party for the baby that’s coming. There’s also no baby at the shower because she’s still in her tummy.” Yes, those are the facts of a baby shower delivered simply. This however, was not just another shower. It was a day I’ve been wishing for a while. Tracy, my cousin/sister is one of the most special people in my life. This year I’ve had the privilege to spend much more time with her as I’ve been working part time. We’ve spent many days exploring new food adventures week after week. During one of our outings, she tells me she’s pregnant. Best day ever.

Bonnie, her dear friend and host, created the beautiful decor and delicious food! I can’t express how thankful I was to be a part of her very special day. Tracy was surrounded by so many wonderful family and friends who continually offer her so much love and support.

Dear baby girl,
I can’t wait to meet you! Your mama is one very special lady. Your daddy ain’t too shabby either:)
I promise that you’ll be loved beyond your wildest dreams. Many people care for you and are
ready to help you grow into the beauty that you are meant to be. Trust me, you’re in good hands.
Love,
Auntie Yvonne.

posted in babies,kids,maternity on June 24, 2015 | leave a comment

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Am I posting winter pictures in June? Uh, yes I am. I’ve been shooting events during the spring/summer and found these images left on my camera. I don’t miss the nasty cold but I do miss the winter sports. Yeah, I’m one of those Canadians who actually love the snow! LOL. Stellar had the privilege of taking snowboarding lessons for the first time this year…and yes, she absolutely loves it! This means we’ll be looking for more gear and lessons at the beginning of next winter. Lesson of the day: when winter gives you snow and ice, make it FUN!

posted in family,just because,kids,personal on June 10, 2015 | leave a comment

jbcm4jbcm8jbcm2jbcm5jbcm12jbcm6 It was our family’s first trip to the distillery. T’was cooold yet sunny filled with Christmas cheer. We didn’t end up buying anything because things were on the high side. I almost caved into the local merry-go-round but held my ground thinking they can settle for a piggy back ride. We came away with 2 free giant kinder eggs and hot chocolate. In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, the best event was giving away our parking pass to another family on our way out.

posted in family,just because,kids,personal on January 13, 2015 | leave a comment

jbfloor1jbfloor6jbfloor3jbfloor7 Gem is a natural born giggler. Most of the time, I want to bottle up those giggles to keep forever and ever. It doesn’t take that much for her to crack a smile, or make some sorta crazy face. She’s inherited my love of nonsense + silliness. But I on the other hand, bury it deep under the more dominant gene that says ‘things must be proper and organized.’ Gem is a daily reminder to play, dance and run free!!!

posted in just because,kids,personal on January 10, 2015 | leave a comment

jbcups Stellar and Gem received a lot of amazing Christmas gifts this past year. We even baked special cookies for Santa…and our family and friends. They were SUPER excited to open all of the gifts as fast as they could. Their faces looked as if they just struck gold. The next day, I discovered them playing with cups..for hours. Sometimes, you just can’t beat the basics.

posted in just because,kids,personal on January 8, 2015 | leave a comment