Monday, February 15, 2010

Yoga Challenge

So for those of you who don't know, for the past 25 days I have been doing a yoga challenge, I am coming into my final week and felt that I should share part of my experience. First of all you are probably wondering what the heck is a yoga challenge? Basically in black and white you challenge yourself to take 30 classes in 30 days, but Kathryn, my crazy partner in crime, and I knew that with playing basketball and having a very hectic schedule that 30 days is a row was setting us up for disappointment. We had talked to a couple of teachers in our studio and they told us that the challenge is more of what you challenge yourself to achieve. We decided to do 6 days a week with 1 day off, and after day 26 we are thinking about continuing into March.
About half way through we were told that our practice was so strong that we should be giving our bodies a bigger rest, although that was an amazing compliment, we had a goal in mind and are set to achieve that! I'm actually sad that we only have a week left of our challenge because I don't think that I have ever felt better in my life! I love the bond that both Kathryn and I have built over the past couple of weeks and I don't think that I could have done this without her. She really is a true inspiration and seeing her smiling face at 5:30 in the morning made me remember why I was there!

More to come but for now, I had an inspiring moment and just wanted to share!

And because a photographer's blog would be weird without a picture here is a photo of Kathryn and me at one of our many epic basketball tournaments.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Todd & Joy

So I am finally feeling like I am putting a dent in my backlog of work, here is Todd and Joy. Joy is my cousin and I was an attendee of this wedding, I learned earlier in the season that "taking a break" and leaving my camera at home is not very fun! So for this wedding in Medicine Hat I brought along my trusty pal and made sure to document the day. Here are a few of my shots from their day:

Nevaeh is my second cousin and she just loved dancing, especially in her new kicks!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Shawn & Alyssa

Yet again another long overdue blog post that should have been written and edited in the summer, it really is sad how some things just get put on the back burner and there they sit. It's not that you don't care it just isn't as pressing to look after them, well this year will be different! I know it has probably been said a million times but I am going to try my darnedest :) to stay true to my word!

Anyway I helped Vicki with Shawn and Alyssa's wedding in August (yeesh). I have never seen someone so organized! Alyssa was on top of it and because of that her day ran perfectly smooth. She had a 4" binder that was color coded and categorized that she had been putting ideas into since she was a little girl. She should most definitely go into some kind of event planning! Only in my opinion :) Anyway here are a few favorites from their very special day!

You can probably tell by the next two photos that I love shoes! They add such a personal touch to the day.

Alyssa's 94 year old Grandmother busted a move on the lino better than my husband ever could! She was so cute and just loved to get up and move.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Alex & Siobhan

So this post has been a long time coming, I helped my friend Vicki second shoot this wedding in Banff in September of last summer. I know, I know, I'm so far behind, but hey I have blogged twice today so that should count for something right?

Anyway this couple was so great, you honestly couldn't wipe those smiles off of their faces and they just loved to have fun, with whatever came their way! I have never laughed so much with a couple on their wedding day and that was very special.

Here are a few of my favorite memories from the day:

We ended up running into a fellow who has been traveling the country. He was from Quebec and insisted that he have his picture taken with these beautiful girls! He was quite funny and will add a story for Alex and Siobhan to tell for many years.

This was honestly what the whole day was like, my stomach hurt the next day from laughing so much!

This, that and the other

I think that I'm so far behind that I am actually lapping myself. So much has happened in the last 3 months and so much is going to be happening in the next 2 that you guys would be missing out on so much of my exciting life that I just have to blog about it! :)

I am going to finally be editing the photos that I helped second shoot with a friend this past summer, so make sure that you watch for those, I promise they will be up soon. My goal is this weekend, but I'm going out for breakfast with my Grandparents so I'm not promising that they will be done today, as I'm sure that my husband and I will come home and be so full that we will lay on the couch for the rest of the day and maybe watch my new favorite show Chuck. If you have never seen this show I urge you to watch. I got the first season from my brother for Christmas, he knew that my husband would like it (nice eh) and wasn't too sure about me. I honestly would crave watching this show, it is definitely worth giving a try!

For now, that is all that I'm going to tell you, you have to have a reason to come back and read more right!

And a photographers blog without a photo for a post is just not fun, so this picture below was taken by my husband when we went to a corn maze in Calgary.