bike1-14bike2-14bike3-14bike4-14_bike5-14bike6-14bike10-14 While Gem naps, Stellar and I make the escape. We usually head to the park…one of her favourite spots. For her, it’s been ALL about the monkey bars. This past summer, Stellar has finally conquered the two wheel bike. The journey to and from the park has now become the best part.

posted in kids,personal on November 15, 2014 | leave a comment

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I LOVE 1st birthdays. It’s great celebrating a whole year of firsts. First time you take them home, first change, first feed, first burp, first smile, first tooth, first steps and especially the first time they sleep for more than 3 hrs straight! Emme was super happy celebrating with all of her special family and friends. Mom and Dad definitely made sure everyone was filled with good food and fun. I mean, what’s not to like about making your own caramel apples with fancy toppings?!? Oh yeah, and having a whole cake for yourself to cram your little hands into ain’t too bad either. I knew she was fully enjoying herself after hearing ‘mmMMMmm’ sounds after every finger lick. Emme, live it up. Happy Birthday!!!

posted in family,kids on November 10, 2014 | leave a comment

akfam6akfam1akfam15akfam16akfam8akfam9akfam5akfam2akfam7akfam12 It’s been a few years since I’ve had the privilege to photograph daring duo of Aidan and Kian :) They’re still as energetic and full of life as I remember. This time around was a little more extra special with their grandparents celebrating 40 years of marriage! Wowzers!!! I’m not exactly sure what you’re supposed to get after 40 years, but I’m thinking it must be BIG. Maybe, it’s having life sized golden statues of yourselves or matching diamond encrusted WWF-ish belts…or maybe teaching classes to the masses about the secrets of thriving together. Or it could simply be giving each other high fives for all of the hard WORK and looking forward to many more years together. Whatever it may be, a lot of celebration is in order. Congratulations!

posted in family,kids on September 20, 2014 | leave a comment

smr2 After a long crazy winter, we’re all glad you finally showed up:)

posted in kids,personal on July 1, 2014 | leave a comment

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Grandparents and grand kids playing together on a warm sunny spring day is…. pure magic.

posted in family on May 11, 2014 | leave a comment

dr1dr3dr19dr15dr17dr4dr6dr9dr10dr11dr14dr20dr27dr21dr23dr22dr32dr28dr33dr26dr13 Feelin’ hot, hot, hot! We left our busy city and allowed the Dominican to recalibrate our mind and body. It was a great trip that had a balance of adventure and leisure:) Zip lining over forests, meeting dolphins and feeding monkeys didn’t allow for the camera but were all amazing to experience. Actually, what I enjoyed most was visiting the local people and getting a glimpse into their simple and challenging, yet vibrant lives. Driving every day on the local roads was an adventure in itself, by the end of our trip Lon picked up some new death defying skills. My only regret is not being able to stay behind and witness the partnership of World Vision Youth and Live Different building a new home for a family with the direct support of their local community. Maybe next time:)

posted in personal on September 1, 2013 | leave a comment

sfl1sfl5sfl6sfl11sfl3sfl12sfl10sfl14 So awesome to see old friends with a brand new edition in the family! This fabulous young couple have been living an amazing new life in Hong Kong. I was privileged to capture some memories during their visit back to Toronto. Sam and Fiona were looking forward to a more ‘spring-like’ type of weather here but instead experienced the same heat wave they’re used to:P Nonetheless, they still rocked it. Baby Lucas is an absolute sweet heart and a pro at loving the camera. Samfi, you’re amazing people and it was great witnessing you both now as amazing parents!!

posted in babies,family on August 5, 2013 | leave a comment