Monday, July 20, 2009

The Wedding Gardens|Sarnia/Lambton County Portrait Photographers

I should have thought to take a couple photos of the gardens at the Z-W's property. They will be having another wedding at their home in a few weeks and the gardens are stunning. We also liked the shady places under the trees. There were many beautiful spots for capturing photos of this lovely couple.

They have a beautiful place that is perfect for a wedding reception. I hope the day is wonderful and that you have gorgeous weather. Thank you for inviting us into your yard to take your photos.

Because we remember moments, not days...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Story to Tell | Sarnia/Lambton County Portrait Photographers

We met with Mrs. S for a church directory photo session on a Friday evening. At every one of our shoots there is a story to tell, but Mrs. S has many. She and her husband raised four boys, they lost their pig barn to a fire while away visiting family, and she is a two time cancer survivor. She still lives in their original home even though she sold the property a couple of years ago.

We took our first set of photos in front of this rock. This rock came out of the hole 20' deep by 30' square hole that was dug, after the burned down. That was what the ministry told them to do back then. The rock sits at the entrance to their driveway and weighs a few tons. On it you can see some writing. It was done by family who visited from Holland. They have come three separate times. Lower down on the rock are some hens and chicks who are virtually growing in the rock.

Our next set of photos were done in front of a walnut tree that Mr. S planted many years ago. After he planted it, he promptly put a bushel basket under it. When Mrs. S asked him why, he told it was to catch the walnuts of course! It produced walnuts not long after the tree was planted, but the sneaky squirrels enjoyed them far sooner than when they were ripe.

I commented to Mrs. S on her pretty white outfit and she laughed and said,"I've had this forever, you just don't wear white on a farm!" I'm glad she got to wear it for our photo session and thrilled we got to know her just a little more. Despite all she's been thorough, the love of Christ still shines through her!

Because we remember moments, not days...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Elora, Ontario | Sarnia/Lambton Nature Photographers

I posted photos of man made beauty on Saturday night. Now I'll post some of God's incredible beauty that we enjoyed while in Fergus and Elora, Ontario.

The first two photos are in Fergus. The rest are all in Elora.

Some really tall, really different looking thistles. I would love to add some to my perennial bed.

Mom and my SIL carefully going down. Some of us were none to bright and wore flip flops. Me included! (In our defense, hiking -- especially rough terrain -- was not in the plan for the day).

Awed by the rockery overhead and the cave carved by roaring water into the side.

My brother and niece in the cave.

Going back up.

Rescue team practice.
The view of the river from the bridge.

Beautiful lichen.

And a beautiful day!

Because we remember moments, not days...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fergus and Elora| Sarnia/Lambton County Photographers

We enjoyed a Saturday away with my family. We drove for a couple hours to spend some time in a couple of Ontario's scenic and historic towns. It was a lovely and relaxing day.


Some serious waterfront property. Yes this is actually a lived in house.

The same property from the front/back. It actually sits in behind another house. I "sneaked" down their little lane in hope of not meeting them or a dog to get this photo.

Fabulous stonework with lookouts down toward the water. I'm not sure if it used to be part a dam for a mill or whether it was built simply for beauty.

More beautiful buildings.

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church.


An old furniture factory.

My brother trying to stop the dam from leaking :o).

Likely an old mill.

Another abandoned factory.

Beautiful bridgework.

This house was hidden by a super high hedge all around except for the iron gate that you could peek through. I love the field stone pillars.

Because we remember moments, not days...

**Photos by both Murray and I.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Meet Joe!| Sarnia/Lambton County Pet Portrait Photographers

Meet Joe! Joe is a three month old Golden Retriever. He is sweet and soft and very well behaved too. No, he is not up for adoption. He belongs to the R-C family and they love him very much. After taking his photos, it is making it really hard for us to live with our no pets for a few years rule. We're going to have to quit doing pet portraits or break down and get another dog if we keep photographing pets.

Watching a black squirrel mock him because he's on his leash and the squirrel knew it.

What a sweet sweet face!!

Because we remember moments, not days...