Imrie (15 months) was visiting all the way from Ottawa for Easter. He came by the studio for a fun morning filled with bubbles and balloons. The natural light was gorgeous that day and it really showed off how beautiful this little man’s skin and eyes are!“Wonder”.I have yet to see a boy as happy with balloons as Imrie :)And bubbles? He was crazy happy for them!Waiting to try and catch one.I love how captivated he is with this bubble. Nothing else mattered to him at this moment in time.But when it was over, it was really over. As a mom, I have seen this face on my own boys and I love it!


Many of you will not know this, but my husband is a very talented photographer. He specializes in black and white, long exposure, landscape photography, and his work is exceptional. Today is a proud day as his image “Covergance” is 1 of 6 pieces Recommended for Aquisitions for Strathcona County’s Permanent Art Collection. Upon acceptance, his work will be hung in one of the county buildings in Sherwood Park.

I am proud to share this with you as my husband, and his passion for photography, is the reason why I picked up a camera in the first place. He has been very instrumental in helping me get to where I am and encouraged me to be unique and genuine with my own work. He is a self taught photographer and photography is one of his creative outlets. He finds that “taking these types of images to be very calming almost meditative.” For the viewer he hopes that his images “provide that same calming and contemplative state and help provide a short escape from day to day life.”

For your own escape, and see more of his work, you can visit his Etsy shop here.

Congratulations Tino! We are all very proud of you.

  • May 1, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Gwen - That is absolutely fantastic for you Santino!! Huge congrats. The both of you are just amazing!!ReplyCancel

All birthdays deserve to be celebrated, but the first one is extra special. Here is a quick video of a behind the scenes cake smash we did for my youngest son last year. Click on the image to start the show. Enjoy!