As Ontario slowly re-opens and lessens the COVID-19 restrictions Porte Photos is now available to book your event or family photos outdoors.

Step 3 restrictions are now in effect:

Step 3 – Photographers:

Outdoor and limited indoor open with restrictions

Step 3

70-80% Adults with one dose
25% Fully vaccinated

Permit with restrictions

Additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 100 people
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
  • Indoor dining with no limits to the number of patrons per table
  • Retail with capacity limited to ensure physical distancing
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings with physical distancing
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities with capacity limits
  • Personal care services with capacity limited to ensure physical distancing
  • Museums, casinos and bingo halls with capacity limits
  • Cinemas, concert, theatres, and other performing arts venues with capacity limits


Thank you to the Professional Photographers of Canada for making this downloadable and shareable to all.

Daily Quote: September 24, 2021

The game of life is a game of boomerangs.
Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us
sooner or later with astounding accuracy.

~ Florence Scovel Shinn
American – Artist / September 24, 1871 – October 17, 1940

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

September 24th is the day to get out the perfumed paper and write a Love Note on Love Note Day. I remember sending scented notes to my husband, knowing full well that his family worked at the local Post Office and would sort the letters for him.

For those of you lucky enough to live near your loved ones, celebrate Kiss Day. Kiss them in this time of COVID. But make sure you’re both double vacinated for at least 14 days. COVID vaccine passports are now a reality in Ontario where you need to have your proof of vaccination ready before you enter for in store eating and non-essential places of businesss.

May you have a wonderful National Bluebird of Happiness Day.

If not celebrate with National Cherries Jubilee Day. A wonderful treat for the soul and the mouth.

Daily Quote: September 23, 2021

You’ve got to recognize,
there will never be another you.
It has nothing to do with ego;
it happens to be the truth.
There will never be another person the same.
There’ll never be another you.

~ Mickey Rooney
American – Actor / September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

For all of those who can’t hear we celebrate International Day of Sign Languages.

For all of the animals without homes and locked in Shelters we set aside today as Remember Me Thursday. Instead of paying $2,000 for a custom breed, why not go to your local shelter and save a lost or discarded soul. Free one animal from the shelter and give them a warm, loving home. Adopt don’t buy.

The day after the fall equinox is set aside as Inergize Day. Be selfish for one hour today and just be by yourself as you Ingergize and prepare for the long nights of Fall.

Daily Quote: September 22, 2021

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.

~ Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
British – Statesman / September 22, 1694 – March 24, 1773

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Good-bye summer 2021. Hello Fall 2021. There are some people who actually love Fall. They like warm fires on cool nights, hot chocolate, pumpkin spice everything….. To me it is just an approach to the end of the year. So enjoy it while you can, the colours are short lived as we head towards winter.

For those who are young at heart and in love today is Proposal Day!

For those who are unlucky at love, today is National Ice Cream Cone Day.

Daily Quote: September 20, 2021

Just do what you do best.

~ Red Auerbach
American – Coach / September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Here we are, Federal Election Day in Canada. So for all my Canadian friends, get out there and vote. How appropriate that it is also National Gibberish Day. All the words have been said during the campaign period. Now just to see if there is any realy change or it’s all been just words.

Oh well, we can always celebrate National Pepperoini Pizza Day.

Daily Quote: September 18, 2021

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

~ Samuel Johnson
English – WriterSeptember 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Saturday is usually cleaning day for those who work all week. So let’s add National Clean UP Day and World Clean UP Day to our list of chores for todday.

Once we’ve worked on those tasks let’s celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with an all dressed cheeseburger from the BBQ.

Daily Quote: September 16, 2021

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts.
Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.

~ Karen Horney
American – Psychologist / September 16, 1885 – December 4, 1952

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is my middle son’s Birthday. No matter how old he gets, he will always remain my wonderful smiling son.

School pictures are a treasure by marking the annual changes in our children.

So, celebrate Stepfamily Day, include the older stepchildren and also celebrating National Collect Rocks Day. Take the whole family to the beach or for a walk and collect some rocks or just some new memories together.

Save the Ozone Layer, don’t use arrosols and walk as much as possible.

Daily Quote: September 15, 2021

I have not told half of what I saw.

~ Marco Polo
Italian – Explorer /September 15, 1254 – January 9, 1324

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

In the middle of Canada’s Federal Election 2021 we celebrate the International Day of Democracy. For my Canadian friends and followers, be certain to vote. It is your civid duty and democratic privilage.

Today is also the First Day of Yom Kippur. The last day to atone your sins in the 10 days of repentance. A day of fasting and prayer. Jews seek to purify their souls by denying the bodily pleasures.

Today is also Green Peace Day. So save the whales and save the world.

I decided today, Marco Polo’s birthday should be celebrated by Marco Polo Day. Not the swimming pool game, but the explorer and adventurer. Celebrate by nurturing the adverturer in you. Go for a walk or a short trip to enjoy the variety of life and flavours of the world around you. Discover something new to you.

Daily Quote: September 14, 2021

In the world of photography,
you get to share a captured moment with other people.

~ James Wilson
American – Politician / September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Kayaking on the Old Ausable Chanel lets me re-energize my soul. Counting turtles on my way to the far bridge of the loop I think I missed a few on this log. I counted 10, but there were 3 adjacent to the log that I missed before I looked at the photo evidence.

So on National Live Creative Day be certain to do something a bit creative in your ordinary day. A little bit of arts and crafts or painting, or just dance.

Then after working up an appetite celebrate Eat a Hoagie Day followed by National Cream-Filled Donut Day.