{Tavis’ 1st Birthday} A Cookie Monster Birthday Party

Wow, a year sure goes by quickly! A year ago I was photographing back to back weddings, our busiest season, when Mr. Tavis decided he would enter this world. The year has gone by so quickly! Watching him progress from fitting in my forearm to the walking, smiling, laughing little boy he is today. He’s my little work buddy, and keeps the day interesting! We were glad to have all the great family and friends join us to celebrate his first birthday! After a hard day’s work, seeing Ivanette’s face light up as he toddles over to the door squeeling and smiling because mommy’s home is the best part of the day!

Also, a big thanks to my brother Mark for picking up the camera for part of the day!

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Cliff Mautner’s Dynamic Location Lighting Seminar

Among the many sessions we attended at the DWF Convention this month, one of our favorites was the Dynamic Location Lighting seminar taught by Cliff Mautner. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Cliff has been a professional photographer for over 25 years, has photographed over 750 weddings, and is known as being able to create amazing images regardless of the lighting conditions.
He has been named one of the world’s top photographers, and prides himself on being able to produce photographs that are technically strong and has no need to edit them afterward to produce a beautiful product. We had the pleasure of learning from him, up close and personally…if you notice, we’re so excited about being small town Ottawa wedding photographers on stage with a big city photographer of his caliber, I’m staring at Cliff with a big goofy grin on my face!

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A Night Out in Nashville!

We had a great night out last night with Ivanette’s old friend Jon and his girlfriend Melanie.  Ivanette and Jon both grew up in Nova Scotia, but with life taking them to different schools and paths, they haven’t seen each other for over 10 years!  Both Jon and Melanie are music artists living in town, and we were thrilled to head to a cool little dive for one of their shows.

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