a + family

This session was actually broken into two parts. The first is what you see here- a family shoot at the river. It was immediately followed by a cake smash for the littlest cutie. While the day was hot and bright (not conditions a photographer enjoys), the family was so sweet. The grandparents played with the children while I took the young mother and father aside for couples photos. It was their anniversary in a few days. These turned out to be some of my favourite pictures yet.

Again, these are just a few of those photographs. To book a session, please visit Prudence + Me Photography.

Enjoy your weekend!

Emory

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k + d wedding

Katy + Davyd Wedding-558I took over 1500 photographs of this couple on their magical day. Thank you for trusting me to capture your wedding. You two are such beautiful and fun souls.

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growing a daisy ecocube

I must confess that Geoffrey bought me this cube of daisy seeds nearly two years ago. I remember because it’s the first time that I noticed that my favourite flower is also known as ‘Marguerite’. A few days after learning this, we watched the zombie film “Maggie” and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter, Abigail Breslin, is also named Marguerite. I thought it was a strange coincidence.

Getting back to the cube, I never could bring myself to open it due to a few reasons. One is that I can’t grow anything that isn’t a succulent. Two, the packaging itself was too darn cute. Every time I was about to open it I found myself putting it right back down next to my other plants. I kept telling myself “next month.” 

That month never came. Until recently, that is. Nearly two years later, I’m getting rid of things we no longer need. This includes furniture, baby items, and throwing out dying plants. I knew that it was now or never with growing this daisy cube. 

The instructions of the ecocube are as follows:

1. Open and pull back sticker.

2. Carefully pour 30 ml of water into the cube.

3. Keep the ecocube at a bright, warm place.

4. After 7-14 days, the daisy will start growing.

5. After another 10 weeks the daisy will start blooming.

6. After about 12 months you can bury the entire cube in a pot.

7. The ecocube slowly decomposes and turns into a valuable fertilizer for the plant.

Right now I’m probably on week 3. The seeds have begun growing but are nowhere near blooming. I’m hoping that they will. I really love the idea of an ecocube.

Do you have experiences with anything similar to this?

<3

Emory

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newborn photography session

I received a bit of an urgent email in June, in which I was asked if I could photograph a couple and their newborn child before they left town in a matter of days. They had come into the city so that the mother could deliver her baby in a hospital, and I believe that it had taken longer than they originally anticipated. After their son arrived, they had little time to enjoy being new parents before they had to leave their hotel and make the long trek back home.

I had a cancellation for a session that was scheduled for the next evening, so I gladly accepted. I will never turn down an opportunity to photograph a newborn.

I spent just over an hour capturing the family of three. It was a short and blissful session that was mostly filled with nursing and outfit changes. I can’t help but overshare some of the 450+ photographs that I took that night. I hope that you can all get a sense of the delicate atmosphere that was filled with soft baby cries, laughter, and the television as background noise.

Again, these are just a few of those photographs. To book a session, please visit Prudence + Me Photography.

<3

Emory

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at the lake

We had spent Canada Day this year at the same provincial park where we built our last home. Three years ago, it was just Geoffrey, myself, and our dogs having a picnic on our newly purchased lot. We sat on the untamed earth, that was wild with sand, cacti, grass, and ticks. Later we went for a bike ride. The weather was hot and looking back, we were so young and naive about what was to come.

Last year, we took Remy to the beach that was only a stone’s throw from our home. It was overcast and muggy that day. We were the only people there, and for that reason, I loved it. We didn’t stay long as she was only four months old and couldn’t really appreciate it. However, I will always remember it and will tell her about her first Canada Day when she’s older.

This year, the weather was incredibly warm. Almost too warm! The sun shone the entire day, and there was hardly a breeze. We packed up Remy and her new Radio Flyer Trike, and made the long drive back to the provincial park.

A big part of me hates going there. I have such a hard time letting go of things. I always have and it’s something that I need to work on. I miss our little home on that sandy street more than I can bare sometimes. I often let Geoffrey know as he is the one who ultimately made the decision for us to move. Perhaps one day we will be back for good.

We parked in the church parking lot, and decided to walk to the beach from there. It was so busy this year! There were families and dogs everywhere. There were also many people paddle boarding and kayaking. Remy loved it, though. She’s a big people-watcher, and over the last few months she has started engaging with strangers a lot more. She won everyone over with her squeals and giggles and chubby thighs.

We also couldn’t get her out of the water. She’s always been a water baby and that day was no different. We spent the entire time being in the lake. She would crawl in up to her neck, or if I held her hands then she walked in up to her armpits. The bottom was pure sand, which is one reason why I love that beach. It’s small and soft on your feet. The deeper we went, the colder it became. She didn’t mind one bit. My tough girl.

It was just an amazing day. Did you guys enjoy your Canada Day/Independence Day as well? Let me know!

<3

Emory

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