Holdlifestill Photography - engagement photography

By: Holdlifestill Photography  09-12-2011

Posted on June 25, 2011

When I give my heart, it will be completely ~ Nat King Cole

When you have been a couple for over ten years, nooks and crannies of your lives feel familiar, don’t they? Tonight is the eve of April and Aaron’s wedding and though they know each other so well, it will be thrilling to see them begin this next chapter in their lives. See you soon!

Posted on November 17, 2010

We had gone far enough together to listen easily in the quiet spaces. ~ Storypeople

We started the e-session at the tree where Jess and Jay will promise to share their lives together next May. Jay’s soothing words helped them both to ease into the session and brought forth Jess’ radiant smile and laugh. As we walked through the windy paths of the family property, it was clear how deeply embedded the family traditions are and how meaningful it will be to have the ceremony there with family and close friends nearby. I am looking forward to sharing your special day.

Posted on June 26, 2010

Tricia and Andrew warned me that they did not know what to expect before their e-session last week. There were a few butterflies about stiff poses and such, I could tell. So, I just said that we would enjoy the walk together and that’s exactly what we did. We ended up having such a nice evening ~ not too hot and not too windy, as we explored the Hermitage ruins in Ancaster. I did not know that this spot held special meaning for the couple until they mentioned that they visited the Hermitage on a frosty day in February shortly after they were engaged. Serendipity!

Tricia and Andrew’s photo set brings a smile to my face as it reminds me of their almost palpable connection during the session. The easy silence between them, the slow and natural smiles that happened along the way as they glanced at each other, and the way they nestled in each other’s arms wherever we stopped.

I hope these bring a smile to your face too. I am looking forward to sharing in your celebration next month!

Other products and services from Holdlifestill Photography


Holdlifestill Photography - personal

I hope you have had a wonderful v-day, whatever it means to you and whomever you share it with. As for me, the plan is to weave the “love and be loved” message into my year, starting today. I wanted to share with you a bit of an e-mail that I received from my father today. Coming home to these fragrant bits of spring also soothed my soul. He finished the message by simply noting.


Holdlifestill Photography - portrait photography

Yes, there are lots of photos of my sister, who has the pleasure of being related to me and looks suspiciously at me when I encourage her to touch up her mascara, but not very many of US together. There were some interesting additions to the shoot, including not knowing when the next bird was going to strike us, but there were also laughs and a tear or two.


Holdlifestill Photography - family photography

I was honoured to photograph Jaclyn’s family recently and while the weather threatened us with rain and the park was filled with lots of people, we found some spots of solitude for capturing memories. Yes, there are lots of photos of my sister, who has the pleasure of being related to me and looks suspiciously at me when I encourage her to touch up her mascara, but not very many of US together.


Holdlifestill Photography - uncategorized

Well, in a nutshell, it is a way to clear out the clothes that languish in the back of the closet and the accessories that gather dust and swap them with someone else’s clothes and accessories to give them new life. The finishing touches, the tender words spoken to Lindsay by her mother as she was getting ready, the smiles shared between the newly minted Mr. and Mrs. and the laughs shared by the wedding party all came to mind.


Holdlifestill Photography - growing as a photographer

The excitement of working at the H1N1 immunization clinics was followed quickly by getting ready for Christmas, and life felt a little bit like being on a treadmill where someone set the speed just a tad too fast to keep up with. One of the things that I’ve struggled with is being critical of my own work and in turn sometimes losing sight of how much fun it is to go out and shoot.