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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Back Blogging

well its been just over two months since i have blogged! Thats a little ri-donk-ulous! My apologies! My last blog was a photoshoot to try and pass the time as i was overdue with my baby boy!

October 6th rolled around and our beautiful baby boy was born! He is our little miracle, our joy bundle, and although he ended up having to come out via c-section it was the most amazing moment of my life. Seeing my son lifted up to capture his face for the first time is something i will never forget.

The husband and I have been blessed with a happy and content baby. He is beautiful, and has an array of facial expressions!

Finally i get to practise my newborn shoot skills with my own newborn, and it was a blast.

I had my mum stay with me for a month, and she has only just left, but she was a true blessing, and we couldnt have done it without her. She and my sister (who flew from england as a surprise) helped me capture my little boy!

Here are a few sneek peeks of the boy! He is pretty amazing!

Our bundle
He is such a peaceful happy baby
these blue eyes melt me

I am starting to get into more of a routine now, even though he is such a good baby... NO NIGHT TIME FEEDINGS... can you believe it? Anyways, i will have some more posts coming soon!

We are just so happy to have our little family:

much love... dani x

Monday, October 3, 2011

Still pregnant...

Yes, i am still pregnant! Now 6 days overdue, tomorrow we will be making decisions are to how best to proceed for baby and me. It feels like he's never going to come!

Probably the silliest thing to say to a 41 week pregnant lady is "still pregnant then?" My sarcasm trigger is set on high alert, and my response wants to be "NOooooooo, im not still pregnant. What gave it away?? My huge stomach that is hitting you in the face right now, or the fact that theres not baby in my arms right now".

But i resist the urge,.. try to be nice, even though i dont feel all that nice.

Me and the hubskis went on a little photo taking date, to not only take our minds off the late arrival, but to spend some time together and to catalogue my over due bump. My husband is getting quite good with the camera. So im sorry there is not craft again, but here is what i have been up to... we even tried some "owling" and "planking". You should look it up if you dont know what it is, soo fun!

 the bubby "owling" on a haybail
 "planking" on a haybail
 i tried some owling... planking was too difficult with my belly

 my husband capturing a 4 day late baby bump
 i know he's mine, so im bias, but he is hot stuff! :)
 He actually was brilliant with working the light for the silhouettes!

 playing around with the camera... we never know when our family of two is going to quickly turn to three
A photo date, is quite fun, even if your not an avid photographer, it can be a great date time for you and your partner, or even with the kids. you should give it a go

Friday, September 30, 2011

Waiting For Baby...

Its now three days since my little boy was planned to be here. My due date was September 27th, but its looking like Baby boy is wanting to be an october baby, and as uncomfortable and impatient as i am, i am willing to wait for him to try and come on his own if we can.

I do have a couple crafts to share with you soon, but I am just trying to get through this last stage and deliver baby boy first. So i thought i would share some of our photos from out maternity shoot, taken by my wonderfully talented friend Monique at Blink Photography.

We love them!! Thank you for making us have beautiful memories of a pregnancy very much wanted.

This pictures are especially dear to my heart, remembering that nearly a year ago we were walking through losing our first baby. I am so blessed to have been given a second chance at motherhood. I thank God that he gave me this new blessing. I am happy to capture it and shout it from the rooftops... even with my belly hanging out!

 our photo frame represents our first baby , Joshua Matthew, that we lost in October 2010, and then an ultrasound picture of baby chicken legs on my stomach. Our family!

Baby pictures to come soon.... hopefully!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Grad 2011.. finally a little preview

I can not wait until canadian immigration grants me permanent residency and i can finally have a work permit. It finally means that i will be able to start my photography business that i have been dreaming about for about five years. I still make sure i can keep up with tuning my skill, and grad was a perfect chance to do a couple shoots for some people i know.

I love Grad, for the dresses, and the pretty hair and the excitement that the grads have for a new adventure. I love when there parents get emotional as they see them all dressed up and so proud of their child.

Here are a couple sneek peeks from Grad this year of Amata (blue dress) and Stacia (pink dress)

 Amata's dress was stunning, it had this super hot leopard print lining on the inside, and she rocked it!
 They were super cute together, and made it so light and fun

 She truly was a natural beauty... zero makeup and is this stunning!! Flawless!

 They were up for having some fun times too!

Now onto Stacia!

 I love her fairytale pink dress... just so pretty and her earrings were stunning!

 Her escort matt was nervous about having his picture taken, but he ended up being a pro infront on the camera!

One of my favourites of the year.. she looks like a floating beauty!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Five Easy Crafts In Five Days :: Craft #2


This is so easy, i actually feel a little silly making it a post, but then again thats what this week is about eh? Easy  crafts. This is about as easy as it gets. Plus it jazzes up your fridge or office board.

This is great as a little gift for the organizer in your life, or add cuteness to those photo cards! 
(apologies for pic quality, they are via my iphone)

All you need is:


All you need to do now is pick what buttons you like best, or fit it to the colour scheme of the room you are using them in,or go completely multi coloured and glue them to your magnets! I added a button on top of a button for a couple of them just to give it a little variety and fun!
VOILA! Your done! Easiest craft ever!

Adds a little whimsy to my fridge and my friends cute kid pictures!
Stay tuned for tomorrows easy craft!