Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

180/365 Kenzie - Saskatoon Graduate

Yes, another Saskatoon graduate. This is Kenzie. Isn't she beautiful? Love this gorgeous shimmery dress. I photographed Kenzie and her family several years ago when she was a young teenager. Now she is a young independent woman headed to University this falls with plans to enter Nursing.
Congratulations Kenzie! 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

179/365 Ava Saskatoon Newborn

This is little Miss Ava. She is 6 weeks old and almost 7 pounds. She arrived early. A wee little girl and so precious. Loved every minute with her.
 Loving her little white tutu.
Click on the photo to see the beautiful detail.

Friday, June 27, 2014

178/365 The Zoo Train

The train held way more appeal then the animals to this 3 year old.
Except maybe the turkeys running around. Yeah they were pretty funny.
But that grizzly bear? Get me outta here Grandma!

Twice around on the train!

addendum.... Today (Sunday) Eva pointed out that our zoo does not have any elephants!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

177/365 Bubbles

I  spent most of the day with Eva.

Went to the zoo and then to a work BBQ this evening.
Lots of photos

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

176/365 Sisters

These are the loveliest sisters I have ever photographed.
So sweet.

Really best large on black so go ahead and click on the photo.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

175/365 Brett - Graduate

Brett graduated yesterday! He is on his way to University with a baseball scholarship. He will be deciding which University soon. Congratulations Brett!

Monday, June 23, 2014

174/365 Lilac

Well the lilac tree is finally blooming and the rain has taken a break so  I ran out for a very quick photo and was eaten by about 200 mosquitoes!

Still, the back yard looks fantastic right now and the we are enjoying the incredible scent.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

173/365 Aiden Graduate

Another beautiful graduate today.

This is Aiden. What a lovely, sweet and very beautiful young woman destined to big things. Aiden will be starting her Agriculture degree in September.
So it kind of made sense to photograph her in the Agriculture building on campus given the pouring rain out there today.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

172/365 Ty Graduate

This is Ty and he is celebrating his graduation from grade 12 with friends today. Not your usual grad photo but this is the way Ty wanted it - just with his friends, no suit, no formalities. He just wanted to hang out with his friends and get a photo on his quad.
So given Ty's nontraditional, casual attitude and his very cool, fun loving friends, I decided to add a little fun to the processing.

Here it is in colour - which do you prefer? Or should we keep them both?

Friday, June 20, 2014

171/365 Rainy Afternoon

Ah cookies and a movie at Grandma's house on a rainy afternoon - that's the ticket!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

170/365 Cherry

Made a fruit salad tonight and was going to post a pretty cherry BUT this one caught my eye. :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

169/365 The Beet

...goes on....the foil with some garlic olive oil and salt and pepper. Then into the oven it goes to bake and voila - so delicious!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

168/365 Gerbera Daisy

One of my grad photo families gave me these. Love to see them on my kitchen table every day.
Feeling blessed.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

166/365 Denee Graduate

What an absolutely stunning young lady. I have photographed Denee several times - as a young girl with her family, as a karate kid doing leaps, and now as a grown woman about to graduate from high school. I feel blessed to be a part of these life events.
And despite the rain today, we captured some incredible photos of her. The rain even let up for an hour and we were able to get outside for some casual photos.
More to come, but here is one of today's photos.

Please click on the photo to see the details.
And do feel free to leave a comment.

Friday, June 13, 2014

164/365 Sarah Graduate

This is Sarah.
She is beautiful inside and out and has a wonderful story. If life weren't busy enough with graduation happening, Sarah was her class Valedictorian, took home 5 or was it 6 awards at awards ceremonies, planned the graduates supper and all this while being Mom to one year old Isaac. She has a lot on her plate.

Hope to post more of her graduation photos soon  - including sweet photos of Isaac.

Remember to click on the photo to see is much larger and much clearer. Thanks!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

163/365 David - Graduate

I don't think I have ever seen such a WOW suit on a man ever before. We photographed this grade 12 graduate down by the river, but when he got out of his car and I saw that suit, and the perfect fit and his physique and the gorgeous brown leather shoes, the perfect tie and belt... well I thought we should be photographing him on the streets of New York City!

But we weren't in New York! We were in Saskatchewan in the tall grasses by the river.

This is David. He has graduated from grade 12 and is on his way to the U of S where he will start an Arts degree with plans to be in medicine in three years. I have no doubt he will make it and do well. David was such a thoughtful and so well mannered young man, it was such a pleasure to photograph him.

It was really hard to choose one for the 365 so I will post several on a blog post soon.
Please click on the photo to see it in original size and for clarity. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

162/375 Fresh Arrivals the fishing pond, Saskatoon Forestry Farm.

Mama made me keep my distance so I was glad I dragged that long lens along in my knapsack.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

161/365 Dandelion Honey

At least I presume that is what he is working on.
Best seen large on black. Please click on the photo. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

159/365 Dandelion

The lowly dandelion is actually quite an amazing plant.
REALLY worth looking at all the detail on black. Just click on the photo. :) 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

157/365 Graduate

Didn't have time to take a photo today but I did spend some time rediting a grad photo from a couple of years ago and I quite like it.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

153/365 Discovered

Felt so blessed to come home from work and have supper on the deck this evening. Remembering the months of driving to and from work in the dark and thankful for every moment of sun right now.
Even more blessed when I traded my dishes in for my camera and sat silently watching the birds discover all the nutritious treats in the back yard. They are starting to show up - even when I am sitting right there.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

152/365 Hosta

Today we cleaned out the birdbaths and filled them with fresh water and hung four various types of bird feeders about the back yard.
We also planted a few more hosta's and finished planting the flower pots. It's looking fine back there. 
David headed into watch the hockey game and I sat back quietly on the deck with my long lens. waiting for a 365 photo of a bird.

This is what I got 30 minutes later.

I guess I  am just going to have to wait until the news is out in the weekly Bird Journal that the Cortens' back yard is the place to be!