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Monday, May 2, 2011


I'm a little behind, we had went to the zoo for Easter and i wanted to add some of the pictures to my blog.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


So i finally got to bust out my camera and do a mini shoot. Today was the first actual warm day in a long time, it's starting to feel like spring now and even my mood is picking up. I decided to take Squish out and take some pictures of her in her adorable Easter outfit. It was actually quite slushy out so i wasn't out for long and didn't get as many shots as i would have liked. I didn't want her to ruin her pretty all white Easter ensemble.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Busy life

So, since starting work i've had no time for my photography. Squish is spending this weekend with her papi, so next weekend i am hoping to take some pictures of her. I've been itching to use my camera. I really hope it's nice out next weekend. It's Calgary though, i'll be expecting cold, but hoping for warm.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Little Artist

These are a little older, i took them the week i moved out of my old place. I just forgot to add them to my blog. She finally got to use the paint set she got for Christmas, and boy does she love to paint. She ended up painting her feet and hands too. Her art is never limited to the easel.

Miss happy pants ! I'm so blessed with her, she is the happiest toddler i know. (when she's not sick, of course) I always get asked how i get her to smile so much, but really she is just a happy kid and always rocking a big smile.

Friday, February 18, 2011

My little sicky

My poor squish is sick, last night was brutal. She slept with me but woke up constantly crying and complaining of pain. :( She has a really sore throat and isn't really eating or drinking much because of the pain. I bought her some kids suckers for sore throats, hopefully it helps with soothing her throat pain. I just took these a few hours ago as she was eating her sucker.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cherished Memories

Growing up my mom had made keepsake boxes for us, us being all 3 of her spawn. They were not the tiny keepsake boxes you are probably picturing in your mind, but instead they were actually large boxes. So i guess i should more accurately call it my baby box. In this she kept many various things of mine from childhood. My baby bear Marlow is in there, outfits from special occasions and many other miscellaneous, but meaningful things. I have always adored looking at it, and to this day i still have it. I knew when i had my own child someday i would do the same. However, instead of a box i use a large tote. Surprisingly i've almost filled this large tote. In it i have included her coming home outfit, first Christmas, stampede, Canada day, Easter and Halloween Outfits. There are also outfits that her great grandmother has hand knitted for her and sent down from Argentina. I have also kept her flower girl dress from her aunties wedding, and of course her birthday outfits. I have a love for anything vintage, and even took outfits from when i was a baby and put them on her, and have since packed them up in her baby tote to pass along down our family line. She's been very blessed with gifts from all her family including jewelery and also has a few of collectors coin sets. The collection of items in this tote that i've kept for her are things that represent a part of her life, sweet little memories to remind her of her first years. The years we all so easily forget. She will get to see her hospital bracelets, first little curls, how big her feet were. She'll get to read the letters from her family, telling her of how much we all love her and of all the silly things she's done and the joys she has brought to our lives. I'm exited to look back on all these memories when she's a little older, just like me and my mom did when i was young. These pictures are just a few of the many little keepsakes she has in this gigantic tote.

Above is her first Birthday outfit. I ordered her tutu dress online from an etsy shop. I had a color theme and an idea of what i wanted. I had found someone to make my vision for her dress and this lady did an amazing job on it. I had the bows custom made and then added my own touches to them after i received them, the rest of her accessories i bought in city. She looked like a princess in this outfit. :)

Below is her second birthday outfit, the theme was a luau. I got an adult grass skirt and cut it down to size and sewed the waist smaller, the little shell cups in her size were a lucky find !

This is some of her sentimental jewelery that is kept in her baby tote. Closest to the top is a case that has her first curl in it, it also has a space for her first tooth. Below that (from left to right)is a necklace from her dad, it says 'daddy's little girl'. The next is a cross from her great grandmother (my dads mother).It's a mini gold, baby rosary that she sent down from Argentina. Next from that is a gift from her Noni (my mom). It's a gold necklace bought in Italy by Serenity's great grandmother (my grandma). Since Serenity is the first grandchild of the family my mom has passed it along to her. I've bought Serenity a little gold bracelet with her name engraved on it, you prob see it in a lot of my pictures. She never takes it off. When she outgrows it, it will go in her baby box, just like the one i had when i was a baby.

This is all her coin sets, 2 of them being her birth year coin sets, another 2 being 2010 Olympic coin sets. The ones in the case are coins from Portugal that my mom gave her, as well as the random ones in the front. My mom loves to give her stuff, especially things that she has received from her parents. I hope these are things that Serenity will one day pass along to her children.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Giant picture header

So i decided to redo my banner with one giant picture. I chose this one just because it had really good detail in the eye and it's just my sweet serenity all natural and with a beautiful smile. I also decided to change my future business name. I like perfect serenity, but it felt too long. I still wanted to incorporate Serenity's name into it, so i decided to go with Serene life images. It's taking the 2 things i love the most in life, Serenity and Photography, and putting it in a name to represent my photography. The meaning of the word serene is just so fitting, when i am taking pictures and i'm behind the camera, it gives me a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of peace and tranquility. This is what i want to do for the rest of my life, this is what i will do as a career. One day at a time, one step at a time.