If you have a kid in school, you know how terrible the school photos are. Well this year I refused. I would rather go without school photos than pay for the garbage I’ve been buying since the kids started school.

Well, Colton game home from Notre Dame with a package of that crap. Surprisingly they weren’t terribly bad. It was time to take Makenna out to get hers done. I had put it off long enough.

I wanted one without the toque, she wanted one with the toque. Here is mine. I wasn’t much enjoying the light and should have planned the shoot a little later on.

And the infamous Carhartt toque shot which was the one the family got.


This past Spring I took the plunge and did a grad shoot for our neighbor. We moved here when this little girl was in Grade 1 and I was thrilled but terrified to take photos of her special day. We went out a few days before her actual grad. This was one of the more than 400 photos I took of her that night.


I bought myself a new camera. I did not need a new camera but I wanted one. So a few weeks ago when it was balmy I thought I’d take it along and take some shots of the dogs. It is very similar to the one I had, one model up to be exact. It isn’t my dream camera but I’m not sure I’ll ever save up enough money for that.

Anyways, here are some shots of the boy on the Long River behind our house.


I spotted this one on one of our many trips to Winnipeg this summer and finally stopped one evening to get a couple photos.

The first descendants of this family, namely Sam, arrived in Ontario, Canada in 1848 from Ireland because of the potato famine. The family moved to Manitoba and upon their arrival formed the district of Londesboro #114.

His Grandson Clifford and his wife would later obtain this land where their children were born, including their son George who was born in this home in 1931. He lived here with his wife Valerie for 61 years.

In 1992 their son and his wife moved to this farm but later moved their herd to another location.

I would love to find a photo of this home in its prime. I would imagine that it was quite grand. When I first pulled up to it, I wasn’t entirely sure that it might not be a school.