Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wagging Tails

As a departure from my usual day as a photographer at an event or at home on the computer editing events, I went up to Fairy Lake in Newmarket to get Kafrey cast in a Wagging Tails segment for Rogers cable television. "Think BodyBreak but for dogs" is how the segment host Nicole describes it.

It was a great way to spend the day: outdoors with my dog with a bunch of other like minded people. We all heard of the casting from Ann and Pete's dog rescue website ( I found out later chatting with Nicole, that she is good friends with Ann and Pete and in fact redesigned their website recently. Even though we have an awesome dog in Kafrey, I love visiting that website for the wonderful writeups about each dog. We almost adopted a dog from there but he wasn't quite right - and we found Kafrey a month or so later at the Toronto city pound.

Wagging tails will air on Rogers local cable channel (I think) but will also be posted on YouTube. I'll pass along the link once it's up. In the meantime, here are a few photos from today. The rest can be seen at

Lead actor Charlie.
Madison, the Lewellen Setter.
Sit, Ubu, Sit.
The stunning Sterling.
The dynamic duo, Parker and Dillan.
My muse.
It's a wrap!

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pam and Ben

Congratulations to Pam and Benji!

Pam and Benji were wed yesterday in a beautiful ceremony. We followed that with a fun photo session at Dundurn Castle, where we also got to check out some of the other wedding parties that were there. We dubbed one group the 'rebel' wedding - apart from the bride they were all dressed in black - girls in black mini-dresses and the guys in black shirts and white ties. It was also interesting that the other two groups were huge - each with at least 8 attendants on either side.

Anyways, enough about other weddings. Benji and Pam are a great couple to work with and you could feel the love radiating from the happy couple and from their friends and family. Their first dance was a choreographed ballroom routine to the love theme from Zafarelli's Romeo and Juliet (1960s), which moved the father of the groom to tears.


After the wedding I visited my parents in Burlington where it was nice to get a home cooked meal not made by me! I followed that up with what I feel was a well deserved power nap! Thanks mom. It was also nice to be there in person to wish my dad a happy birthday! He turns 61 today.

Happy Birthday also to my cousin Anna! She shares a birthday with my dad.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Michelle and Tim

Congratulations to Tim and Michelle!

It was a pleasure to work with this lovely couple - you may remember their engagement photo from about a month ago on this blog. I know it sounds redundant when I start every blog entry with some variation of 'they are such a great couple' etc but it's true! I have the best clients and I have a great time working with them - from the first time we meet to talk details, to the big day and then collaborating on their wedding album and prints.

I love being a photographer... this is my double-header weekend.... tomorrow, Ben and Pam in Hamilton!

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Lucky sevens wedding date for Fran and Don. Congratulations! Rest of the photos to be posted soon.

Friday, July 06, 2007

July Newsletter

Happy Friday!

SNAPSHOTS - July 2007
Imajing Photography Newsletter

- Creative uses of Imajing
- Snapshot tip - Taming harsh sunlight

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Night-blooming cereus flower

The 'tang hua' or, as I found out from google, the 'cereus' flower, is a plant with blooms that only flower for one night. The fragrance is heady and jasmine-like and the plant itself is something to behold. My parents have had their plant for 8 years, and it only started producing the night blooms in the past three years.

Even the buds are impressive - triffids anyone?

There's a chinese saying 'to bloom like a tang flower', used to describe someone who is has a short but brilliant life. Like a rock star, i guess.

I was there in the afternoon and returned after an event at midnight to witness these in full bloom. And after an hour of admiration, noticed that they were already starting to wilt. Wish I had a macro lens - it would've been cool to get some real closeups.