Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have been terrible about popping posts up this month, haven't I? My only excuse is that I'm overseas visiting family and don't have the best internet connection in the world so have gotten a little lazy about making the effort. I do have things to post and I will try to get better over the next couple of weeks!

Yesterday in the US (where I am) was Thanksgiving Day. A day for family, food, laziness and dragging out the Christmas decorations. We had a small family dinner complete with a not-so-small variety of scrumptious food - happily we love leftovers!

My bad blogging has put my goals a little behind on my Comments for Christmas donation drive so I'm changing the rules and donating TWO dollars for every comment you leave here on my blog in October, November and December. So don't be shy - check out the past posts & add a comment and don't forget to keep stopping back! We can make the holiday season a little brighter for some folks who need a little boost of the Christmas Spirit!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy feet

Summer skies & a new pair of pink Steve Madden's.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Off to the U.S.A!

One week to go before my hubby and I are off to see my family back in the United States and I can't wait!  It's been almost three years since Dave has seen the fam' - the last time was waaay back in early January 2007 when we had our Cozumel wedding!

We're going to spend some time in the Bay Area/San Francisco with my mom before heading back to Iowa/Minnesota to hang with my dad & catch up with the rest of the family. Happily, Mom is also flying back to the Midwest for Thanksgiving week, so we're going to have lots of time with everyone this trip.

My family - Mom, Seestar Cat & hubby Mike, my Gma, my Step-Mom Patt & Dad, Dad

I will also be working while I'm there. I have a photo session in Los Angeles with the fabulous Dion Family that I'm really looking forward to. I have some Senior Portrait sessions in Iowa.

I currently have very limited sessions still available in the IA/MN/SD area in November so if you're thinking about it, now is the time to make your appointment! I'm offering a wide variety of portrait sessions - baby, family, senior - but I won't be doing any weddings on this trip. I may offer weddings in 2010 so please check with me if you're interested!

Email me or fill in my contact form and we'll arrange a great session together!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Exmouth wedding sneak peek - Barbara & Colin

Barbara & Colin got a pretty nice post-sunset sky after their beach wedding at the Novotel Ningaloo here in Exmouth.

Stay tuned for more coming soon!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Exmouth Novotel Ningaloo wedding - Sandy & Terry 18 Oct 2009

Sandy & Terry first met here in Exmouth back in the early 1970s so decided to hold their wedding with a few close friends and their treasured family overlooking Exmouth Gulf. They were given one of those magical Exmouth days where the breeze is just right, the late afternoon sun shines saturated ruby-gold goodness and the evening stills to a perfect temperature for celebrating against a sky that can't make up it's mind what colour to be. You saw the moment before their first kiss as husband and wife in the sneak peek; please enjoy the rest of their wedding.

It took a few people to master the lock on Sandy's bracelet

I was warned that the six year old grandson hated having his picture taken and the warning was no exaggeration! I went into stealth mode but got busted

Sandy's 7 grand-daughters walked before her

Her uncle walked her down the aisle

They are one super affectionate, romantic couple!

Terry was a sport with the pink umbrella

The sky was an amazing purple and gold as we finished our photos and they walked to the reception

As I was packing up I noticed the grand-daughters had left their fans, parasols and baskets behind by the pool and the sky changed one more time

Huge congratulations to you guys - I know you're going to have a life filled with laughter, love & romance!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Exmouth underwater photography

October has gone buh-bye and I again did not manage to get out for a dive.  So I'm starting November with a school of pretty fish in nice blue water. You know, to remind myself of what I'm missing!