Daily Quote: November 11, 2021

To live without Hope is to Cease to live.

~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
Russian – Novelist / November 11, 1821 – February 9, 1881

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

During COVID-19 restrictions many of the traditional Remembrance Day Services have been revised, altered or canceled. Strathroy is still under a state of emergency (even though all around us the state of emergency has been lifted – we’re waiting to see if there’s some money available for places still in the state of emergency).

Initially canceled, but after public outcry and the lifting of some restrictions there will be a service at the Cenotaph today at 10:30AM. No parade and the street will remain open on this 100th anniversary of the poppy.

Here’s a slide show of the last Remembrance Day Services held in 2019.

Daily Quote: August 5, 2021

It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.

~ Guy de Maupassant (French – WriterAugust 5, 1850 – July 6, 1893)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

So if you don’t know what IPA stands for, you aren’t an Indian Pale Ale fan. For those of you who know IPA, raise a glass and celebrate the brew.

The rest of you can celebrate Work like a Dog Day, or spend the day with a dog or two. ❤

COVID-19 Restrictions:

Porte Photos is looking forward to the re-opening of Ontario.


Please contact me to book your Summer 2021 event or family portraits.
Text: 519-318-0412
e-mail: debbie.porte@hotmail.ca


Real Estate Photos or Air BnB $100

Daily Quote: September 9, 2020

To me, the main and most exciting thing about photography is to meet people. The picture is the result of what happened between me and them on the set.

~ Francesco Carrozzini (Italian – Photographer Born: September 9, 1982)

Holidays and Celebrations: September 9

National Teddy Bear Day

Downtown Strathroy Market had their last Market Day for the season on Saturday, September 5th, 2020.

Everyone was wearing their masks to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Daily Quote: September 6, 2020

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Joseph P. Kennedy (American – Diplomat / September 6, 1888 – November 18, 1969)

Holidays and Observances:
September 6, 2020

Read A Book Day

Camera in hand I showed up for the 2014 Gasparilla Criterium full of enthusiasm, even though the rain started almost as soon as I got there. I found the perfect spot to get great photos of the cyclists with the winding road and the fencing around the track. The cyclists would need to turn right in-front of my vantage point.

September 2020

The summer is almost over and the fall colours are about to expose themselves.

Only $50 for a 1/2 hour portrait session in the park.

Do you feel a half hour is not enough time for your family?
1 hour September “Walk in the Park” special only $80 (Regularly $100)
(Valid only in Strathroy)

Message, call or text me to book for your fall pictures: