Posted on September 5, 2011
I don’t believe I have ever seen a girl quite so excited for her wedding day as Tamsynn! A daily FB update with a countdown to her wedding day and lots of hearts and sappy posts about her man- so cute! These are two sweet, adorable, and head-over-heels in love kids. Steff and I had so much fun with them on their big day, it was actually HARD for us to leave at the end of a 13 hour day. Their DJ had everyone on the dance floor and if we weren’t wiped, we would have joined them!
Dave and Tamsynn had their wedding reception at the fabulous Club Capistropignano– it’s such a beautiful and elegant hall! We took this portrait of them out in back of the hall and then went it for their first dance, which was so emotional and sweet!
Dave & Tamsynn, thanks for choosing Creative Clicks Photography to capture your wedding day! I wish you the very best in your life together!
Posted on September 3, 2011
On the night you were born,
The moon smiled with such wonder
That the stars peeked in to see you
And the night wind whispered,
“Life will never be the same.”
Because there had never been anyone like you… ever in the world.
Not once had there been such eyes,
Such a nose,
Such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.
For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)
Has the world ever known a you, my friend,
And it never will, not ever again.
– Nancy Tillman
My baby. My sweet, snuggly, adorable baby. I can’t believe that you are a one year old already. Some days I still hold you in my arms and it feels like you were just born. I love your big blue eyes, and how you can smile at the drop of a hat. I love your fuzzy head and those dimply elbows and hands. Your tanned skin. The way you cuddle on me before I put you to bed. Your massive crocodile tears.
At one , you are learning to climb the stairs. I first found you on the fourth step, standing, as excited as can be. Time to get that baby gate up!
You are covered in bumps and bruises because you think you are invincible and you really want to get around and do things like your big sisters.
You are learning how to defend yourself against your sisters- pulling their hair works pretty well.
You are finding your voice- we are finally hearing you talk and make some noise, which, oddly enough, we are very excited about!
You learned how to wave and say ‘duh-dye’ (bye bye)- it’s the cutest thing in the world.
You greet people you are excited to see with the Heil Hitler and a very intense little face.
You finally have some tufts of (super blonde) hair- yay! Maybe one day we’ll be able to do that surfer hairstyle I’ve always loved.
You have the most adorable teeth in the world. I don’t know what it is, but I stare at them and wonder how they made a cute face even cuter!
‘Because there has never been anyone like you… ever in the world.’
We are so thankful to our Heavenly Father for this past year of happiness and health and we pray He may continue to bless you, little love.
I love you so much little boy, we all do. Happy First Birthday!
Can you BELIEVE that I got that shot of him with the one finger up? Seriously. I <3 it!
Posted on August 30, 2011
On Sunday you turned three years old. My baby.
Three is going to be an adventure, I can tell. After being the most angelic baby for your first year, you found your voice and you developed your personality quite quickly. Two was…to put it nicely…interesting.
You are feisty, spirited, sweet, independent.
You love your ‘widdle brudder’, your ‘boy’ and torture him with your love, hugs, and kisses.
You adore your older sister, and can’t be anywhere without missing her.
You love your blankie.
You are fickle with your love. One day you’ll love something/someone SO much, and the next day you will tell them you don’t love them at all. But never blankie, blankie is the only one who lasts through your ups and downs. Anytime your feelings are hurt, or you’ve gotten an owie, blankie is your best friend.
You still love to cuddle, which Daddy and I love.
You adore anything princess, but always have scrapes on your knees and bumps and bruises. I think maybe if you didn’t have such a girlie sister and Mumma, you could have been a tomboy.
You love ballet and I can’t wait to see you this year at your first recital!
You are amazing at playing on your own. Hours upon hours can go by and you are in your own little world, setting tables for babies, dressing up, reading books. This past year I stopped putting you down for naps because it was easier to have you up and playing happily.
You have a mischievous grin that stops my heart.
You can make a whole room light up with that grin.
I love you baby girl and I am so thankful God gave you to me.
Posted on August 26, 2011
We went on vacation as a family the first week of August- heading up to Chesley Lake Camp with my Mum’s entire side of the family. It’s always a good time, and this year was even better now that we had a new cottage. As long as I can remember, we shared a cottage with a bunch of aunts, uncles, and cousins, and then moved to a little tiny shack cottage by the water. We loved the location, but the cottage left a LOT to be desired! The owners rebuilt in the same spot, and the new cottage is to.die.for. We felt like we were in a resort the whole time, and there was plenty of room for our family of 14! I meant to get a family picture all week long, but we were SO relaxed, and having so much fun, that we just never found the time. We did get this quick shot at Harrison Park on our way home.
I had one Saturday this month where I hadn’t booked anything, so we took advantage and went up to Niagara Falls for the afternoon. Pretty much the entire time was spent waiting in line to get on the Maid of the Mist. I had never been on before, and neither had Greg, so we were excited! It was an hour long wait. baking in the sun, with kids climbing over us, and people glaring at our huge stroller but we enjoyed the ride and the kids LOVED it! Of course, I had never seen the falls so close before, and it blew me away! God’s creation is so amazing!
Posted on August 23, 2011
It seems like lately all I post on the blog is weddings! Tis the season I suppose. This wedding I second shot with my cousin Kara of Kara Lodder Photography. It was a lot of fun working with 1. my cousin 2. a great couple and 3. a huge wedding party. Rosy was so detailed about everything- the bright yellow and pink theme flowed through the flowers, dresses, jewelry, even the food. It was beautiful!
Congrats Dan & Rosy- I wish you the LORD’s blessings in your marriage and many happy years together!
Thanks Kara, for having me along! It was an honor! 🙂
Posted on August 19, 2011
A few weeks ago I second shot for my friend Danyse of Danyse VanDam Photography. This wedding was the first time I was able to photograph a First Look- and it reaffirmed by love for the whole idea. This is fairly new in the wedding world, but it’s quickly catching on. Why?
1. It gives the bride and groom a moment to themselves before the ceremony, a chance to see each other for the first time and to talk without an audience. I love the emotion of that moment between just the two of them. It’s really the only time you have to be alone for most of the day.
2. It ensures that the bride and groom will have their portraits done together without being rushed, and while they are still freshly made up. It also gives a better flow to the whole day, as guests do not have to wait between the ceremony and reception.
3. Many brides have said that doing a First Look gives them a relaxed, calm feeling before walking down the aisle. The big moment has happened (seeing your husband-to-be), and the ceremony is a time to relax and take it all in.
I really wish this was something I had thought of on my wedding day. I didn’t really get a chance to talk to my husband until we were in the car on the way to our pictures. I would have loved to have a quiet moment to talk and just BE together. If you are getting married, definitely consider doing a First Look on your wedding day!
Here are a few images from Jim & Yvonne’s wedding day- thanks for having me along Danyse! It was a lot of fun!
Posted on August 17, 2011
I have to admit it- I am a wedding/party blog addict. I absolutely LOVE all the details, from the invitations (I could drool over paper and design all day) to the food, the arrangements and creative use of old things merged with new things- all to create a unique, one of a kind event. My kids birthday parties always become something way beyond a party as it starts with a theme and just snowballs from there. I spend hours creating banners, labels, tags, and searching the Internet for ideas. If I could have my wedding now- well, I don’t know if I could leave my computer even to sleep! This kind of stuff didn’t exist when I got married (only 6 years ago).Recently I have been getting quite a few requests for 2012 weddings, and so I thought I’d post some of my favorite wedding blogs so that I could pass on my addiction 🙂
So of course I have to start with the big blog- Style Me Pretty. There you can find the most incredible inspiration and to top it off, you can also Build a Board- an inspiration board of all your favorite images on their blog- a great tool to help you decide on a theme and run with it.
Green Wedding Shoes is another great blog, and has a lot of amazing DIY projects featured as well. They feature entire weddings of real life people- full of personality and details. They always include a little interview from the couple which is really informative, and includes all the vendors they used. While it is a Californian blog, many vendors are online, so you could also find the same items as well.
I recently found Once Wed, a new fave. They feature some gorgeous weddings and recently posted Kate Moss’ wedding– STUNNING! I especially loved seeing the celebrities in the images, including Paul McCartney. It’s not all celebrities though- they have a whole section on DIY weddings. There are some fabulous ideas there for those who are willing to do some work to get a one-of-a-kind wedding on a budget. They also have a section for Used Wedding Dresses for those who want couture on a budget- this one makes me drool!!!!
One thing you will notice as you browse through these blogs is that the beauty is in the details. Unique floral arrangements, fun socks for the groomsmen, custom invitations, DIY centerpieces, incorporating found or vintage items- what can you do to make your wedding stand out from the crowd? It doesn’t have to cost a lot- as these inspiration sources prove, all it takes is a little bit of work and a lot of love.
And if you are looking for vendors in the Niagara/Halton/Hamilton/Burlington area- check out The Swish List.
I’d love to hear what you thought of these blogs- and I hope I helped in some small way.