Macro Monday – Wedding Rings

If you’d asked me at the start of 2014 if I’d be shooting any weddings this year, I would’ve said “No. I don’t do weddings any more. Just newborns.”

I was wrong. When my Dad mentioned that his friends daughter was getting married and he wanted me to shoot the wedding with him, how could I say no? A chance to work beside the person who is the reason I fell in love with photography to begin with… who wouldn’t take it!?

So, on a beautiful, sunshiney Saturday afternoon, my Dad picked me up in the hotrod, and we drove to Shawnigan Lake for Chrissie & Jay’s wedding.

I sent a super-quick sneak-peek to the new Mrs yesterday, and will likely do a full blog post in a few weeks.  Her sneak peek included this image of their wedding rings.  I love the simplicity and beauty that a macro lens can capture! Who needs fancy props when the details themselves are this perfect?

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Amelia – Newborn photography, Victoria BC

Oh Miss Amelia… what can I tell you about this little doll?  I had the pleasure of meeting her when she was 8 days young. She was so excited to be my latest model, that she wanted nothing to do with going to sleep for her session.
This lucky girlie not only has awesome parents, but she also has a doting big sister & brother, AND a bunch of extended family who are all over the moon!  Two of her grandparents, and her big sis, were around for most of her newborn session. So really, why sleep when you can socialize!? (Did I mention that her sis & bro were in the delivery room when she was born, and her Glamma got to watch her birth via Facetime? How super-cool is that!?)
We did manage to get some images where she LOOKS like she’s sleeping peacefully, but she spent almost 4 hours wide awake.  That being said, she still knocked it outta the park, if you ask me.  I’m in love with her red hair and perfect little cupids-bow lips. Such a sweet little Millie!

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Macro Monday – Newborn details

I met a sweet wee man last week, and I’m working my way through his session right now. His adorable smooshy sleepy lips reminded me of this Duder, who ALSO happens to have adorable smooshy sleepy lips! What is it about baby lips (and lashes) that are just so darn cute!? I just can’t get enough.

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Mason – Newborn photography, Victoria BC

This wee babe is Mr. Mason. Isn’t he stinkin’ adorable?! He was my first preemie… and he had me wrapped around his little finger, right from the get-go!

We met on a quiet, snowy Sunday afternoon, in his warm and cozy home.  He tried to fight sleep for a little while, but his awesome big brother is a bit of a baby-whisperer, and his Mom and I had some tricks up our sleeves (clothes dryer, hair dryer, beanbag chair, a full tummy!), so it wasn’t long before he drifted right off to la-la Land.

Seriously…  I can’t get enough of staring at this little Duder!

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Macro Monday – Newborn details

I’m going to use today as an excuse to post a second sneak-peek of this little Duder. (The first little preview was emailed to his Mommy, but if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll see it there shortly!)

I’m still working on his session edits, but when Macro Monday rolled around, I knew had two perfect examples to post!  I can’t even count how many times I’ve said this, but I just love newborn details. Lashes, lips, flaky skin, teeny-tiny finger nails… you name it!

I met this sweetheart when he was almost 3 weeks old… but you’d never know that to look at him. He was my first preemie. Born at just over 4lbs, but healthy as a horse (well… maybe not a HORSE… but he was lucky enough to not have any of the typical preemie under-development issues) and oh-so-cute!!

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Friday Favorite – Tulips

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s day last week!
We had a fun day at our house… Deklan wrote out all of his own Valentines for his kindergarten classmates, and he wore his team Canada jersey for Red & White day at school – he was thrilled to get to show it off to his teacher and his class. He’s so patriotic already – I’m such a proud Mummy.

I got to spend my afternoon with a beautiful newborn baby boy. He was 5 days old, and had the most perfect skin I’ve ever seen on a wee babe.  Over the last week (and for the next week or so, too) I’ve been working on his images in my down time.  His parents have seen a quick sneak peek, but they prefer that his portraits aren’t shared on social media, so I’m afraid you’re out of luck. You’ll have to use your imagination – I know you can do it! :)

After our session was done, I picked Dek up from school and we went grocery shopping for dinner ingredients… I made Mister a special Valentine’s dinner: Buffalo Chicken Poutine. YUMMO (although not at all photogenic)!

For today’s favorite though, here’s an image of my Valentine’s gift from Mister.  He knows me so well… a giant mason jar/vase with tulips! *sigh*

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Macro Monday – Newborn lashes

No matter how many times I have the pleasure of photographing a newborn baby, capturing a macro of their eyelashes just never gets old.  I attempt with each and every new wee one I meet.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t – but when it does, and I see that perfect image on my computer screen, I often have the urge to happy-dance around my office like a crazy-person.

Today’s photo is a perfect example.  This sweet-sleeping baby girl has such cute little eye lashes!  *Sigh*

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I spent most of the Family Day long weekend at home, sick with a cold. UGH. Not exactly how I was planning on celebrating the day off.  That being said, we got to hang out together, as a family nonetheless. There was a little bit of snow falling on Sunday afternoon, which the boys loved! It didn’t stick, but that didn’t stop Mister from dressing the boys in their snow pants and taking them outside for some “Winter Classic” driveway hockey.
Mister works for the Federal government, so he doesn’t get Family day off (because it’s a Provincial holiday), but he booked a vacation day, so he was able to spend the day with us too.  We all watched the Olympics and drank tea, and went out for lunch.
I should’ve had my camera out… and as a matter of fact, I did pack it up and take it to Deklan’s hockey practice on Sunday morning, but I was feeling too crummy to even pull it out of my bag and take some photos.
And I didn’t realize until this morning that I totally spaced on my Macro monday post too. Good grief… this cold has me totally out of sorts!
I was hoping that I’d be able to catch some snowflakes over the weekend to share yesterday – but they weren’t cooperating in the slightest. They fell so lightly in the daylight… and didn’t start to stick to anything until the sun went down. Figures!  I guess these frosty macros will just have to tide me over.

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Macro Monday – a Football (and a recipe for Buffalo Chicken dip!)

Seeing as how yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday, it seemed fitting that today’s macro post be a photo of a football!

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Speaking of Super Bowl Sunday, now also seems like a good time to share my favorite snack recipe!
I found it on Pinterest here.  We eat ours with celery & carrot sticks, and Tostitos scoops. Yumm!

Buffalo Chicken Dip (Adapted from fabhousewife.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Bottle of Franks Red Hot sauce (12 oz. or 1.5 cups)
  • 8 oz container of cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (or your favorite blue cheese)
  • 1 cup Ranch or blue cheese dressing.
  • 1 bag tortilla chips and/or veggies for dipping

Instructions

  1. Poach about 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast in chicken stock and water.
  2. Using 2 forks, gently thread chicken into small chunks. You can also shred your chicken in a stand mixer using the flat, paddle beater.
  3. In a bowl, combine shredded chicken with Franks Red Hot sauce, to taste.
  4. Let the chicken soak in the hot sauce until ready to use.
  5. Spread one 8 oz container of cream cheese into the bottom of an un-greased baking pan or casserole dish.
  6. Top with buffalo chicken…
  7. Sprinkle on some cheese. I like mozzarella and sharp cheddar, but you could also use blue cheese,  gorgonzola, or a mexican cheese blend.
  8. Finish it off by drizzling on some Ranch and/or blue cheese dressing.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until dip is melted and bubbling.
  10. Serve with chips and veggies for dipping!

What was your favorite Super Bowl snack yesterday?

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