Welcome to the Green Apple Photography Blog. By viewing my stories and images, you will get a glimpse into my shooting style and personal experiences. My mission is to get you excited about your family portraits, about the moments I capture of your gorgeous children and the beauty of your pregnant body. I want you to share them with your friends and family and to see quality and artistry in every image.

For the many people who share their comments, stories, and lives with me, thank you!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where did you come from, baby dear? Out of the Everywhere and into here. ~George MacDonald, At the Back of the North Wind

The Glauser's home was warm and inviting.  And a beautiful place to photograph baby E.  Mom and Dad were relaxed and had lots of ideas - which I love.  As a photographer, I want to create the images you've dreamed about.  Along with a few you didn't even know you wanted.

Natasha and Simon, I had such a wonderful time with you and your new family.  I hope you are enjoying every moment - and getting some sleep along the way.  E is adorable! Please enjoy a few of my favourites from our photo session.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

To all my brides.  This is how I strive to make you beautiful.  It's something I've always done, but seeing a true STAR say it out loud makes me feel legit!  And for my grooms...I'll make you look cool!  Promise.  How could you not with your beautiful bride on your arm?

Thanks for taking the time to watch this amazing photographer!  I only hope to be as successful as Jasmine Star.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Retro Shoot: July 17, 2010
Engagement Session

Renee and I had spoken via email and in person several times.  She was nervous about the wedding photos and the engagement shoot as her and Neil "always look so awkward in photos".  Shocked, I looked at her - and I'm not shy to say - she is one of the most beautiful people I've ever seen.  I assured her they would not look awkward or weird or uncomfortable.

We went to a local park for their shoot - simple and relaxed - but it was hot.  As a joke, I suggested they cool off in the creek.  They laughed.  It wasn't until the end of the shoot that Renee turned to Neil and said - "let's do it.  Let's get in the water".  I thought it would make for some amazing shots as the sun was starting to set.  Reluctantly, Neil agreed, rolled up his khaki white pants and stepped into the water.  I loved it!  I'm always up for something fun, different and crazy.

Renee and Neil, you looked nothing but amazing during this shoot and on your wedding day!  Almost one year ago you married your best friend and Joe and I are so happy we could be a part of it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see. ~George W. Russell

So I figured it was time for me to try the I Faces photo challenge again. The theme: Beautiful Eyes.  I had just the image to use.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown

I love my family - my brother, sisters and parents.  I'm happy to report that we are all very close.  But my family is constantly changing and growing.  Each year my mom asks (so kindly) if I will take a family photo.  It isn't easy.  It involves a tripod some running and a lot of luck.  With 4 - oops now 5 (soon to be 6) young grandchildren, we tend to get a lot of pictures that don't quite cut it.  In fact, most of them involve someone not looking at the camera.  I've had to cut and paste a few heads. 

Please enjoy a few of our shots from last year.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. ~Grantly Dick-Read

I entered Cindy's home, with my arms full of gear to shoot her 2 week old daughter J.  As she finished getting ready, I set up.  Baby J was getting hungry.  Cindy fed her while I waited.  This happens often during infant and baby shoots and I am prepared to wait and chat with the new mom, or keep busy in another room if mom is more comfortable.  Baby J fed and fed and fed.  Then we tried to shoot...but she was still hungry.  So she fed and fed and fed.  Cindy and I had a great conversation and I really enjoyed the relaxed environment.  Since we were losing light in the living room where I had set up, we moved to the front porch and front lawn. We got some amazing shots.

Cindy, it was a pleasure to spend time with you and your beautiful daughter.  She is amazing and adorable. 
Here are a few of my faves. 

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week. ~H. Jackson Browne

Green Apple Photography is looking for several enthusiastic individuals to help support and spread the word about Green Apple Photography.  I need a cheer squad!

Candidates should be excited about photography, and more specifically, my images.  Help me promote my business through your everyday life.  

Salary - 10% off your next photo session for each referral (up to 50% off)

No previous experience required

Ok, so really people - I just wanted to encourage you to help me grow my business.  I love what I do, and I feel it shows in my images.  If you hear of anyone interested in photos, please let them know about me.

Thank you!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. ~Robert Orben

Joe and I took a weekend away from the kids in June.  We went out to dinner, had naps, went for ice cream at 10pm.  We even went for a nice long walk without strollers or hand holding (except each others) - I know barf right?  But for real.  It was a break from the kids, from our full lives and a chance to say "Hi" to each other again.  So where did we go?  The ...exciting...fun...big city of...

Guelph!  yes Guelph. 

We had a gift certificate to dinner and a hotel and we decided to make the most of it.  Here are a few pictures from an afternoon stroll through the Guelph Arboretum.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt

I spent an hour following H around.  She wasn't all too interested in me, or what I had to say.  Her only interest was playing or jumping or running - as every 20 month old should be.  Her mom and dad joined in the fun and followed along - playing, jumping and running along side her. 

Don & Jill, your daughter is beautiful and has an amazing spirit.  Please enjoy a few of my favourites from our latest photo session.

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