Daily Quote: December 13, 2020

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life
that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.

~ Phillips Brooks (American – Clergyman / December 13, 1835 – January 23, 1893)

Holidays and Celebrations:

*Yesterday my youngest son got married to the beautiful woman in the picture I’m using for the Daily Quote. The picture and Daily Quote just seemed to match so well. The little things we do day to day, moment to moment builds up to our life. And suddenly you realize that all the little tasks are what gives definition of life. The day we did the dishes together, the laugh you shared, cleaning up the spilled milk, changing diapers, digging out of a snow storm…… My heart almost exploded with joy as my new daughter hugged me and said “This is just the beginning of the rest of our lives.”

The Maid of Honour got lost so the wedding had a late start. Everyone fearful that the bride had changed her mind like in some movie.

Then there was the moment at the Ceremony when our newest grandson turned to the audience, smiled at the photographer and said “Say Cheese”. Followed by the moment he came over to his new Grandpa, without prompting and put up his arms wanting to sit on his Grandpa’s lap to watch his mother and new father make their vows to each other. At the reception and meal my grandchildren played and chased each other around. Such Joy is immeasurable.

Daily Quote: October 10, 2020

From your parents you learn love and laughter
and how to put one foot before the other.
But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.

~ Helen Hayes (American – Actress / October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Mental Health Day

World Migratory Bird Day

What better way to celebrate World Mental Health and World Migratory Bird Day than a visit to Point Pelee National Park.

10.10.2020 is the date chosen by my nephew and his fiancée for their wedding. The COVID-19 pandemic second wave is producing higher numbers than seen in the first wave. The good thing is the death rate is much lower this time around.

Strict restrictions are being imposed by the Ontario Government as medical experts recommend we don’t spend Thanksgiving with anyone outside of our immediate household. Luckily the restrictions for weddings doesn’t come into effect until October 13, 2020. Weddings at organized facilities can occur. So their wedding service will have 150 people in a building designed for 500 occupants. The meal and reception will be limited to 50 people.

In preparation for the big day the Groom and his Groomsmen had a barber party where a private barber came to their house to trim beards and hair. Luckily they are in the same “inner circle of 10”. What an amazing idea. Add in a photographer and you get some amazing memories captured.

Daily Quote: December 13


The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.
~ Heinrich Heine (December 13, 1797 – February 17, 1856)

December 13

Day of the Horse

Lost and Found Day

2020 is shaping up to be the year of family weddings I’m looking forward to dancing with my family and friends at these events.  The first date to be confirmed was 10/10/2020.

I’m so envious of Wedding Photographers.  They charge huge prices for their services and have an exclusive market.  Many of the Wedding Photographers now don’t even permit the guests to take pictures (I still think it’s because the photographer is worried they might not get the best pictures).  Recent weddings I’ve gone to have paid more than $5,000 (I hear it can go up to $10,000) for their photographer and only get a few hard copies.  I could hardly believe that people wait more than 3 months to receive their edited jpg’s.  To me if you’re paying that much for a photographer the timeline should be within 2 weeks.

I understand that its a “once in a lifetime event” that you can’t afford not to have good pictures, and that the photographer has invested in expensive equipment.

Contact me.  My price is only $100 per hour (free engagement photos at the time of contract signing).