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!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Foxboro Green - Waterloo Children's Photographer

A cousin is a ready-made friend for life."  ~Author: Unknown 

It was chaos.  pure. chaos.  And that's just the way I like it.  Kids don't sit still, they don't pose and they certainly don't smile (nor do I ask them to).  So when the 5 cousins at my latest portrait session were running around, climbing trees and wrestling, I went with it.  It's what I (love to) do.  So moms and dads, don't stress, don't fret and don't worry about them sitting still.  I can get "the shot" no matter what they are up to - those silly monkeys! 

Lovells - It was great to see you and the 5 kiddos again.  I had a blast and by the looks of their grass-stained jeans and smirks, the kids did too!  Please enjoy a few of my faves from our session!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Elmira Children's Photography -“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss,

Last Saturday Joe and I added three more kids to the craziness when we babysat our friends' little ones.  They kids are amazing: fun, pleasant and pretty much the same age as our kids.  So I didn't even hesitate when Melissa asked me to watch them. 

Not only are these kids all fantastic and stuff, but they are super duper smart.  They can identify several different countries on a map (it's a fun party game!), and they all read.  Even Thomas, who just turned 3, can show you letters in a book. So I had a minor heart attack and slight stress headache when I discovered this.  See Maria, who is 4 doesn't know all her letters yet.  She's smart as a whip, but it isn't' something we practice regularly.  So this week I started "Letter of the Day"

Here's how it goes.  Each day, pick a letter - I have cards with all the letters on them.  Discuss the sounds, it's shape and a few words that start with this letter.  Then go on a letter hunt.  Send the kids around the house, looking for the letter of the day.  You can even tidy the kitchen, or maybe go to the bathroom in peace, while they do this.  Go for a walk and look on signs or license plates for the letter of the day.  Shape their food like the letter of the day.  Make a meal or snack with things that start with the letter.  Practice writing the letter.  Throughout the day remind them of the sounds and also look for a few letters from the previous days. 

My kids are loving this game.  And the best part, they are learning from it.  Yay for the letter of the day!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Children make you want to start life over." ~Muhammad Ali

We met at Waterloo Park on what promised to be the hottest day of the year so far.  We found a shady patch of grass and got started.  We put Soren on a blanket and played.  His mom and dad sang, clapped, and laughed with him.  He is absolutely adorable.  But then he found the grass, and apparently it is quite tasty to 7 month old boys.  He wouldn't give up on it, constantly crawling towards the edges of the blanket.  We had a visit from two overly friendly ducks and finished with some fun at the swings.  It was so much fun.  Waterloo park has so much to offer, and we didn't even get to take advantage of most of it since Soren was happy to play in the shade.

Anders and Rochelle, your son is absolutely beautiful.  It was a pleasure to work with you and I can't wait to see you again.  Please enjoy a few of my favourites.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

"Each new person is a new mystery..." ~Tamara Lackey

I recently applied for a scholorship to a workshop of one of my fave photogs, Tamara Lackey.  She's an amazing photographer, and a beautiful soul.  I had to describe why I was a portrait photographer.  Here's my response:
 Portraits are everything.  I love showing families what it really looks like to be them - to be together - to be one.  I also love what it represents to my own children.  That following your dream IS an option for them.  That doing something you love - everyday - is so important for our own lives.  Our health, our sanity and our well-being.  But it also takes a lot of work and dedication; and those are good things.  It means we are invested in what we do.  It means the best for our clients' families and our own families.
Here's what I see.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn" - unknown

I recently created my pinterest account.  It's something I've been meaning to do for quite a while.  The problem is that I'm pretty much obsessed with it.  I've created several boards for my clients to give them ideas on what to wear to their portrait sessions.  I have a couple of personal boards too...kids ideas, gardening and DIY (as if I have time for DIY). 

It really gives me a good oversight into who I am as a person, what colours I like and ironically what I pass on pinning - note the lack of food on my "yummy" board.  The truth is I'd rather have that food in front of me than make it.  I've found some great resources for art and arranging art and some tips for applying make-up

Feel free to pin any of my photos as ideas for your next portrait session.

Anyway, If you notice I haven't blogged in a while, it might be worth checking my boards to see what my pin count is up to!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. ~Christopher Morley

He stood, facing the window as his bride-to-be quietly approached him.  She tentatively lifted her hand, paused, and tapped him on the shoulder.  As he turned around, he saw his Aimee - his beautiful, glowing Aimee.  He'd never seen her look so stunning and as tears gathered in her eyes, they hugged.  The kind of hug you reserve for your very favourite person in the world.  The kind of hug where you grab on and don't let go.  Aimee and Jeff chose to see each other before the ceremony.  To save the first look for just the two of them.  And as the rain clouds and wind loomed, we captured some amazing shots from their special day. 

Aimee and Jeff, I hope you have put up your feet, and are relaxing in your post wedding glow!  Your day was amazing and I couldn't be happier to have been part of it.  Thank you. 

Please enjoy a few of my faves!

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