Happy Birthday Olivia

Yay, everything is right with my blog again, and I am so happy to be back at it!

It was a long haul, and it’s amazing how easy it is to mess up technology and how hard it is to fix it!  Maybe I’ll blog about it later, but today’s post is about my one and only (at least for now ;) beautifully lovely daughter, Olivia, on her 7th birthday.

You love bugs and the royal family, and hate broccoli tops and going to sleep!  You want to be a Veterinarian when you grow up, but only if your whole family will move to Saskatoon with you :)


Posted on: August 11th, 2012 by Leslie 2 Comments

music festival …. first year

I spent this morning with Olivia at the music festival for her first time playing the violin.  As I sat there is seemed like yesterday that I was waiting for my name to be called up for my first time to play the piano, I remember be so nervous!

She breezed through breakfast like it was any other morning, her upcoming song didn’t seemed to be on her mind at all, she was more concerned with her “accessories” for her outfit.  She was the first one up and sailed up there like a pro, announced her name and song title and played her song so well and even remembered to bow.  I couldn’t have been more proud of her.  If I thought I was nervous way back when it was my turn to play I had no idea it would be 10 X’s as hard to watch my own daughter be up there in front of an Adjudicator and audience.  She sat and waited for her turn to be adjudicated and even went back up when he wanted her to try her song again with a little tweak.


When she was finished she had received her silver sticker on her award, she was mostly concerned with whether the silver was real, “you know Mum, like the stuff they dig in the ground for…”  sorry no it unfortunately isn’t real… lol.  ”Well that’s OK, really I’m going to try for gold next year anyways….”


We decided we needed to go and celebrate with an early lunch and hot chocolate at the Gecko tree.

Great job Olivia, I am so proud of you!  You have accomplished something a lot of people never will do.  xo


Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by Leslie 1 Comment

Mya … newborn

To follow-up after Wednesday’s blog and Christy’s maternity session, here is little Miss Mya’s newborn session:

Posted on: April 6th, 2012 by Leslie

Christy …maternity

I am really enjoying all the maternity sessions I’ve been photographing in my studio the past couple of months!

I was sad to find out that Christy was moving back to Alberta shortly after baby’s arrival, but I was excited that I would get to meet little missy before that.

Check back on Friday for teeny tiny Mya’s newborn photos :)

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by Leslie

Lily ….newborn

I am really enjoying all the newborns I’ve been so fortunate to photograph lately!  Sweet little Lily was no exception and she is just so darn cute and such a great sleeper for being a little on the older side of the ideal newborn age.

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by Leslie 1 Comment

Justin and Christine … engagement session

It is such an honour for me to have past clients refer me to their friends!  Justine and Christine are planning a fantastic wedding this summer and I can’t wait to spend their amazing day with them!

Engagement sessions are an important part of the wedding photography process.  I love getting to know my couples and spending a couple of hours together in an easy, laid-back environment, makes the wedding day go along smoothly!

Posted on: March 31st, 2012 by Leslie

Gorgeous Wai …..maternity

This was such a beautiful maternity session.  Wai had such a vision for her session, and unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate this day, we did however manage to get out again and while the weather still didn’t really cooperate we forged ahead and captured some amazing images!  I’ll post those next week :)

I am so excited for all the newborn sessions I have coming up in April and May!  I am thrilled to be able to photograph newborns and maternity session easily all year round now, especially since the winter months here in Williams Lake have decided to continue on into March!  Don’t get me wrong, my first love will always be outdoor sessions but there is something simply elegant and timeless about a maternity session in studio!

Posted on: March 27th, 2012 by Leslie

M’s family

It is always a treat to meet up with a family that you’ve only met through emails and they are as lovely and fun as you expected!  

Posted on: March 16th, 2012 by Leslie

puddle jumping….. 2012

I can’t believe an entire year has flown by since we were out here a year ago getting soaked!  Our driveway turns into a lake every spring for a couple of days and it’s always a fun way to spend an afternoon.  

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by Leslie 5 Comments

happy birthday Jacqueline ….

I can’t tell you how happy I was to be able to spend Jacqueline’s birthday with her this year!  I’m sure her last two years of glamourous parties and concerts in London were hard to top~ buuut I’m pretty sure our loud, messy, family dinner won out :)

The only thing that would have made this blog post better would have been if it was her 30th birthday on my 30th blog post…… but it’s not LOL  and I’m sure she’ll be mad that I added 2 years to her age!

I don’t think 28 has ever look quite this good!

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by Leslie 4 Comments