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By: Rebecca Hall Photography  09-12-2011
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Posted on October 21, 2011

Last spring my friend Shelley and I were talking a lot about organizing a fundraiser for Breast Cancer. We both have similar reasons which are very near to our heart.

With a lot of hard work and a lot of support from many wonderful women in business we have been able to make this happen. This Sunday we will host a day full of beauty~ and a little bit of sassy! We are holding a day of boudoir mini sessions in my studio complete with professional makeup, hair and a whole lot of amazing swag which has been donated to the cause.

All procedes will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. Shelley and I discussed the importance of why we wanted to do this….here is her story… {followed by a photo of her amazing family! Her with her husband and sons!}

Rebecca and I have talked a lot about doing this fundraiser, we both share something that probably ,I would say is too familiar, the loss of a loved one due to Breast cancer. Giving to this cause is huge for me, I have heard so many triumphant stories and also stories of loss, my personal story is a loss of someone I never even got to meet, my mother-inlaw, she battled breast cancer twice and the second time she passed away, she passed onto her children a triumphant spirit and so many wonderful qualities I get to see in her son on a daily basis, the love of my life Jonathan Heath.

Jonathan tells me he misses his mother more now as an adult, as a husband and father, more then he ever did as a teenager,He say’s “Shelley she would have loved you, and she would have loved our 3 boys. I’m sure our lives would have been different had we had her in our lives, one of the sweetest visions is seeing a grandma with her grandkids, it’s a special relationship, everyone is affected by this, it’s a mother, a sister, a friend, someones wife, If I had a magic wand I would like to wish this away, but life is very real and that’s why I choose to help in whatever way I can, to make the stat’s go down, keep our loved ones here a little longer, give hope to these women and their families.

A huge thanks to all the women that have given to this cause, I’m thankful to have met you, we share one common bond, make a difference however we can.

Sincerely
Shelley Heath

Posted on August 2, 2011

I find this summer so busy! With life, kids home, reno’s, my great uncle who has moved in and all the transitions that go along with that. I am a stay at home mom, work part time as a nurse, and run my photography business.

I am fully booked until November, at which time I might take some time off and hibernate {or just breath a little}…….With a summer full of weddings, I am not taking any other bookings so I can keep up with my proofing and maintain some sanity. I did however have a shoot planned since last fall with a really great friend of mine. It was originally planned for the end of August, but we moved it up to July, and I am so glad I did as I was able to capture this georgeous mama to be! The shoot we did was a forever friends shoot with 5 beautiful women and friends. Heidi was one of them, and she was 33 weeks pregnant. These are perhaps some of my favourite pregnancy photos.

So in the middle of the week, on a gorgeous evening, I took a break from my usual night time proofing (which starts once the kids go to bed), and we headed out to my father in law’s gorgeous property. I am so thankful that him and his wife allow me to shoot there~its like an amazing outdoor studio space with vintage cars, a great barn, century home, lovely gardens, and in the middle of no where~so very private and peaceful.

The light was perfect, and this mama-to-be glowing! {and once I catch up on wedding proofing, the forever friends shoot will be up on the blog!}

” A Grand Adventure is About to Begin”….Winnie the Pooh

Posted on July 11, 2011

I have been crazy busy the last few weeks with life! My husband had holidays at work, and therefore I was booked for extra shifts at work. My only two days off were for my husband’s and son’s birthdays (one day apart). I have so much proofing to get caught up on, not to mention everyday life!

I posted part one of this tea party shoot a few weeks ago, and time got away from me! A little idea that was dreamed up on a cold winter day last winter, turned into such a fun {and sweet} event.

There are a few things I would do differently, and it was all a little chaotic, but overall I loved it! This tea party set up was at a spot at the end of my driveway {our very own not so secret-secret garden}

The kids were invited to bring along their favourite friends to join in the tea party.

The setup {or the calm before the chaos!}

My little man and little Kristen “would you like this dance”

Adam and {some of} the girls before the shoot

A big thank-you to all these cute little ones and their parents for helping my vision come to life! Also thank-you so much to all the businesses involved in the shoot~such an amazing group of talented ladies! I can’t wait to work with all of you again!! xo

Posted on June 23, 2011

On a cold snowy day  in February I was dreaming of all things spring, and I was  looking forward to getting back out side shooting again. A former client~now friend posted on her Facebook a photo of a dress she just bought for her girls. I had recently bought the same one, and commented “we should do a tea party shoot for the girls”…….had I known it was going to turn into a full blown styled shoot, I might have thought I was crazy….{I think I am, but it’s all good}

Cold winter planning, turned into a magical June “tea party” shoot with the collaboration of friends, businesses, a second day of good weather {the first one being rained out}, adorable children, a cute little dog, delicious treats, and a “not so secret” secret garden.

and sweet little cookies!

and they all came in these sweet little containers that I love!

I want to thank all these creative ladies and friends for helping me to pull my vision together! This will be one of many styled shoots done by me, and I hope to work with you again in the future! Part two of this post will be posted soon with all the fun and magic that happened that day!

Posted on May 26, 2011

These years are so short. Already my daughter is in JK and in school half of the week. I miss the endless days with her crafting, chatting, playing, baking etc. Soon she will be in school full time, and time will go even faster.

Today we ran errands in the morning, had lunch and Adam went for his afternoon nap {I think I can do what I do because I have been blessed from the beginning with excellent sleepers!}

Out we went, and spent such a lovely hour on the driveway painting rocks for the garden….she loves art/crafts and tells me she is going to be a “great artist when she grows up”. I think she already is one….

We talked about fossils (when one of her rocks broke in half), colours, patterns, plants, our garden, how these were going to make our garden “so beautiful, the ants will love them!”

We discussed how she wants to have a “fair, to show off all her rocks”, or perhaps she could “put them in her bike basket and show them to the neighbours”….

It was such a blissful hour before the rain started, before Adam woke up, before dinner was cooked, before dance class and all the craziness that always happens at 4pm when everyone is starving, tired and cranky. It was an hour that I will treasure forever, whenever I look at the painted rocks in my garden…

So today the laundry will wait. It will still be there tomorrow {I do laundry everyday}, because today we painted rocks.

{Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone}

Posted on May 17, 2011

I had the opportunity to do my first boudoir sessions this past February, and I just loved how they turned out. Below are a few photos (shared with permission) of the lovely ladies who I photographed.

Posted on May 13, 2011

Many of you may “know” Kristen. She was my “celebrate the moment” baby. I photographed her Mom when she was pregnant with her, I did her newborn photos, I photographed her before her heart surgery, after her heart surgery, her one year birthday portraits and recently at a Heart and Stroke Foundation event that celebrated their volunteers. They featured Kristen’s photo as part of their appreciation event, they showed a video her parents made of her journey, and her Mom spoke to help raise awareness to CHD. I was so honoured to be a part of it all.

Today is her one year anniversary of her heart surgery, and I just wanted to post a few photos of this little angel that I recently took at the Heart and Stroke event that we were a part of.

I am truly blessed to have been connected with this little one and her parents. She has stolen my heart forever!

Posted on May 2, 2011

Posted on January 13, 2011

Yay to it being Thursday, and I am remembering to blog!  This post is about all things boys! I have had the pleasure to photograph 4 baby boys in the past month. The first one, baby Hudson was 2 months old, and he had the most beautiful eye lashes.

My sister-in-law had her 3rd baby boy the week before Christmas! so Christmas day we were able to fit in a mini-mini shoot before Turkey and presents. Big brothers Sam and Jack are so proud of little Ben.

I just love these little boy feet….

and how proud my sister in law is of her sweet baby boy!

The next 2 boys were born on the same day, and I photographed them on the same day. They are both so sweet and I love getting my new baby fix!

Baby boy Nathanael who was fast asleep on the kitchen table when I arrived…

This farm house had AMAZING kitchen floors. I just wish I could transport them to my studio!

At the end of the day Baby boy Fionn joined me in my studio… he was wide awake and so adorable!!

and AMAZING news! My good friend Kim {and Eric} welcomed their second boy into the family yesterday~Travis! who I hope to photograph next week!

I have to end this post of one of my own sweet boy. He turned 18 months this week. I had a shoot all planned out for him. Really wanted to get him over to the studio, but he has had a fever/teething/not feeling well, so I tried to capture some of his 18 month cute-ness while we were playing in the living room. I can’t even imagine where the time has gone. So I will leave you with these photos of my sweet Adam~18 months old!

Posted on January 6, 2011

Wow, its been a long time! So much has been happening in my personal life, and this blog has been neglected! One of my new years business resolutions is to *try and blog once a week. Today seems like a good day to start! So I am going to attempt to blog every Thursday morning, and hopefully I can keep it up!

I had the opportunity in the fall to photograph a local band {Atlantis Blueprint} I did a shoot for their up and coming CD release. I had come up with the idea of having a vintage living room in a field. My family endured the many drives around the country looking for the perfect tree! I needed a tree that I could hang “things” from, a nice old large tree, in the middle of a field. It wasn’t until I had the conversation with one of my bride’s fathers the morning of her wedding, when he said “I have a tree for you!” It turned out to be perfect. Below are a few of the photos from the shoot, which was awesome.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the day. There are many more to share, once their CD has been released!

Here is the McCabe family with the band. Thank-you so much for allowing us to use your land, and all your help and support!

So now on to the new year!!! Atlantis Blueprint opened for Bedouin Sound Clash new years eve in Barrie, {and of course} we were there! Front row, camera in hand, +6 weather, slight drizzle, got on the news, good times!

I haven’t had a chance to proof all the images, but here is a little sneak peek! They were awesome!

I keep bugging my husband that the only time we go on a “date” is to hear these guys play! So I can’t wait for the next gig!

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If I was choosing a photographer I would want to know the person who I am trusting my most intimate moments and memories with. With that being said I would like to share with you some of my favorite memories from some of my summer weddings. I did his cake smash for him on his birthday, and once he got his first taste of cake there was no turning back. My dad and step-mother were here for a visit, and I was extreamly busy with weddings.