Having a mommy - as positive - happy - bubbly - just BRILLIANT - as mine...
is such an inspiration.
She's an absolute delight to be around.
Whatever she is faced with ( in life ) - she tackles it head on
with a smile!
Mommy is one of the little pieces of the puzzle that made me WHO I am!
She is an inspiration.
She inspires me to dream - and catch those dreams.
She inspires me to be happy through the toughest times. Read More
Sixteen years ago - I bought my very first car - and learnt to drive.
In between lessons - my dad would accompany me in my purple Nissan - so I could practice - and get better.
My dad was always very forthcoming with 'feedback'...
"No - you need to do it this way!"
"Stop riding on your break."
"You are too close" (as he gripped his seat and pressed his foot on the imaginary break!)
I listened - even though I thought my driving was awesome! Read More
It makes me so happy that my lovelies get SUPER EXCITED to see their pictures from their beautiful day - believe me - I am twitching with excitement too.
I want to get your pics to you as quick as possible - but without interfering with the quality of the image.
Beautiful images take time - and my Graphics Teacher (18 years ago) said to me "Emma - you are such a perfectionist!"
That perfectionism got me an A grade - and I'm hoping that same trait will make very happy costumers.
I am proud to have a successful business - and because of this - wedding season is an extremely busy time for Pretty as a picture Photography. Read More
With Granyma' recently passing away, it made me think...
did she do everything she dreamed of - that she wanted?
Did she live life to the fullest?
Am I fulfilling every dream?
Are you saying Yes to opportunities - even though your stomach is churning - and butterflies are doing somersaults?
Are you saying yes - despite everyone else saying no - to that 'thing' - or to you?!
My hubby and I said YES to moving to Canada - even though it was a long and frustrating process - and people said "it's just a pipe dream" Read More
Today we get our KEYS! Woohoo!
In three days - we get to move into our forever home!
New [outdoor] studio.
No more dull beige walls to stare at when I’m in thinking (ok - distracted) mode - I don’t even have a pot plant to look at!
But it’s ok - because in just a few days - not only will I potentially have a beautiful floral arrangement sat pretty on my shelves - but I will have a whole forest of trees to gaze into - as I ‘work’!
And I’m sure my work motivation will kick in once the novelty of new has gone - and it has sunk in that this is it - our dream has come true! Read More
Let’s do the ‘try before you buy’ thing!
It’s been a pretty wet summer - so far - but we’ve still had quite a few stinking HOT days!
Days I’d like to call ‘ice-cream' days - where salads and exercise go out of the window (well - sometimes, I WALK to get the ice cream) - and we indulge in a sweet, refreshing treat instead.
And the best thing about going for ice cream cones - is the sampling of every.single.flavour - just to make sure we pick the perfect one (or two) - before committing to an entire scoop!
You may not be able to make up your mind - but as soon as you taste THE one - you just KNOW!
Try before you buy! Read More
Brides - stay tuned - there’s something for you too.
When you receive a wedding invitation in the mail from a dear friend (or relative) - and there’s no gift registry - your head falls into your hands...
What on earth am I going to buy as a wedding gift?!
Keep calm - I have the answers! Read More
Wedding Party gifts to say THANK YOU!
You’ve said your ‘I LOVE YOUs’ with a gift to each other.
Now it’s time to say your ‘Thank Yous’ - to your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen - with wedding party gifts.
The wedding party gifts can be a small gesture of appreciation - or a HUGE thank you - whatever your budget. Read More
Why are Engagement Pictures such a good idea?
Most of my lovelies are camera-shy - avoid being the centre of attention - and therefore have probably never had a professional shoot done before.
So - with that in mind - do you really want your wedding day to be the first time that you experience a ‘paparazzi’ ? - that you experience a professional photo shoot.
Especially when you will already have a million and one things to think about Read More
A few helpful tips for planning a destination wedding - from those who have actually done it! Please feel free to print this list too!
It's May 2nd (Happy Birthday to my handsome hubby) and we are experiencing summer!
The birds and sun are my new alarm clock (so naturally I'm getting up earlier and earlier each day)
I'm currently listening to the humming of a lawn mower and smelling the AMAZING scent of freshly cut grass.
It. Is. HOT!
My shorts are on and my pasty white legs are going to see the light - well, tomorrow - when I get a day off!!
This time next year, I will be able to sit on my deck and blog outside - soaking up the sun - instead of sweating in this tiny apartment - or looking out across a parking lot!
Today is the perfect day to talk about - planning a destination wedding (it seems this was meant to be delayed - for the good weather!!) Read More