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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Extreme close up

I generally favor my macro lens, even when doing portraits. This time i switched it up and used a different lens. It picked up so much detail in her eyes, i am so amazed and extremely happy with how they turned out.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Today was one crazy day for me. It is 10:00 pm and i am finally settling down to relax. We started the morning at 8:00 am. I was pretty tired and lounged around on the furnace for a while and got toasty warm. James went out and brought home timmy's for us, which was nice. I made Serenity breakfast and then got her ready, we then decided to let her open presents. This year was so much fun for her. I can't count how many times she said "wow" to everything she opened, she was so fast pace too. She would open one present and then quickly dive for the next. She was quite funny at times, getting frustrated trying to take the ribbon off. I had to cut off all the ribbon for her. After presents we opened them and set them up, she got some new zhu zhu hamsters and sets and she was playing with them as i was building them. The girl has no patience! We then went on to play with her playdoh sets. After that we got ready and went off to my moms house. She was showered with toys there by my mother, and then my sister soon came with a present for her too.

We sat down for dinner, which was delicious as always, my mom makes the best meals. Serenity was picky as hell, and since it was Christmas i let her eat junk. She ate cupcakes, cookies and chips. Man it was hard to just "let go", i found myself getting irritated by my mom pumping her full of sugar and junk but just kept reminding myself that it is only one day. Dinner conversation was quite awkward at times. My mom and my sisters bf kept going on and on about the piercings she used to have and the way she used to dress and all the exotic pets she owns. My sister got snappy after a while, but i don't blame her. I found the conversation quite annoying and judgmental. The awkwardness didn't end there and soon went onto religion, if you knew my mom you'd know how bad this conversation gets. It always ends the same though, i'm going to hell. Well we managed to get on less confrontational subjects and finished dinner up more smoothly. I know this sounds like one hell of a dinner, but this is my crazy family and i still love them and am grateful to have them in my life.

After relaxing a bit it was off to home for me and my super squishy squishy. James was at home with his mom and dad making dinner and Serenity came home to more presents. Yikes, so many toys. I really think it was too much. I always tell myself to buy less and she doesn't need as much as she always gets, but it's hard. I find one of my ways of showing her how much i love her is to buy her all these things. It's almost like all the hugs, kisses, playing, singing to her(etc) and abundance of love is not enough. I want to give her the world. *sigh*

Anywho....The day in general was awesome, it was so warm. It was a chinook day and the sun was shining, but there was still snow on the ground. Nothing better than a warm, white Christmas day with my quirky, opinionated, funny, slightly awkward and yet still amazing family. I hope everyone else had a good Christmas too.

Feliz navidad

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The comparison

Hello all,

So this time last year i did a shoot with my daughter, she wore a white dress with silver sparkles, a silver headband and pearls. The dress was a 12-18 month from baby gap, and as luck would have it my tiny little peanut still fits it this year. I thought it would be a cute idea to take pictures in the exact same outfit and do a comparison. It is amazing how much they change in a year, and yet so sad at the same time.

Here is a side by side comparison, i think i did a pretty good job trying to get it from the same angle and have her smiling the same...

This is a few others from the shoot, she is such a happy girl.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Frosty night

I love when the windows get frosty in winter. As much as i dislike the cold weather, i do love the beauty of the winter season..

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas pictures..

This is the first few pictures to a series of pictures i will be doing for Christmas. This was just of my little princess infront of the tree. I hope to be able to get some of her out in the snow sometime this week.

The background of my home in this one is pretty ugly, but i thought it made a pretty cute candid shot. :)

Friday, December 17, 2010


Christmas is almost upon us. I absolutely love everything about the Christmas season. For a while there Christmas was not the same as it was when i was a child. I guess i felt like i had outgrown it, but ever since i had serenity that Christmas spirit came back. I love decorating my tree and baking cookies, i get so exited counting down the days for when Serenity can open her gifts. I get so exited for her. This year she got a portable dvd player with a case and kids sized headphones. Quite a few zhu zhu pet sets and a new hamster. A playdoh ice cream maker, an easy bake oven with extra cake mixes, a squeezable paint set, some little people, hot wheels, stuffies, clothes, books and dvd's. This is just from me and her father, she's going to get so much more from family.

I took a reflection picture in a silver ball on my tree, the initial picture was very grainy. I might try getting James to take a picture of us and then photo shop us in the middle so the center image is more clear. We'll see, we had fun making faces in the balls reflection though :p

This ornament is my absolute favorite on my tree. It belonged to my nona and she hung it on her tree, and my mother on hers. Now i hang it on mine and i hope to pass it along to Serenity one day to hang on her tree.

2nd Costume

I decided to change her Halloween costume last minute. For her birthday she had a vintage dress that i barely got any use out of. The day i had gone to take pictures the weather got cruddy real fast so i didn't get many. I decided to use it on her for Halloween and she went as Shirley temple. She even wore a pair of my shoes as a kid so it went with the outfit. She was still little red riding hood at night when we went door to door. She was Shirley temple at the mall though.

Halloween 2010

I have been slacking on my blog lately, so i've decided to post a few pictures back from Halloween that i never got around to posting. I have so many that i haven't been posting, so i'm just going to update with a few.

This was our pumpkin decorating day, she had tons of fun making her funny looking pumpkin...

Some delicious spicy pumpkin seeds.
I made it with butter, hot sauce, salt, pepper and chili powder. I just made up a recipe as i went along. They came out really good. I love anything spicy.

This was also around Halloween time, it was after we carved a pumpkin together, she wasn't much help and was pretty disgusted by the pumpkin guts. I tried to get her to help me scoop them out, but it was a no go. She's such a girly girl. Maybe next year she'll help me out a bit more. :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Little Miss Riding Hood

So Serenity is going to be little red riding hood for Halloween, enjoy the pictures !

Black and white version...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

So it's been a while since i've posted in my blog, unfortunately Serenity has been sick. These were taken before she got sick when we took her to the pumpkin patch. I just never had the time to edit or add them until now.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More 2 year pics

This was a shoot to make up for the time i went out and dressed her up and it rained when i had just arrived. Instead of putting her int he vintage outfit i decided to use her birthday outfit, her birthday theme was a luau.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The day after

I feel like i haven't posted in my blog in forever, just wanted to share a collage of Serenity. I took these pictures the morning after her party, she was playing with her favorite gift. It's a zhu zhu pet hamster and she is obsessed ! She is playing with it all day long, and it's quite the annoying toy to listen to but i'm glad she loves it.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

2 year pics

Well one of them anyways, due to rainy weather i had to call it in before i barely got started. I adore her dress, it's vintage! I pretty much like anything that's vintage though.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

2nd Birthday Cake smash

Serenity turns 2 on September 22, so these are her cupcake smash pictures. So many more to add, these are just a few for now.