Monthly Archives: December 2011
From Amy Britton, Photographic Artist in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
To Everyone Who Visits My Photo Blog
I have had the pleasure of meeting people from all walks of life & cultures. Everyone celebrates in their own way but the message of peace, love & joy remains a constant. I personally celebrate Christmas but there’s Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Diwali & others that I’m not familiar with. So here are a few of the ones that I am familiar with through the people I have met in my business.
Over $600 Raised at Alyvia’s Fundraiser
to all who attended the fundraiser for Alyvia Hope at Britton Images Photography Studio
Last Saturday Santa Claus came to our studio to pose with children to raise funds for little cutie Alyvia Hope. Along with all the parents & kids who attended on her behalf Alyvia & her parents were also present. It was such a happy occasion!! And people were so generous….not only were people bringing their kids in for portraits but some were popping in just to donate a few dollars to Alyvia’s cause. Over $600 was raised that day which will be deposited into a trust account for her to be used when necessary. Others are bringing in donations when they pick up their orders. Many thanks to all who came for a portrait & to Santa & Mrs. Claus for their time, Vito’s Pizza in Olde Walkerville for a donation of a $25 gift card to help raise funds. Then there was beautiful mother-to-be Rachel Labbé who decorated the tree to prepare for Santa’s visit, Shannon Gilbert from Flowers by Design in Olde Walkerville who lent us a stunning wreath for a background to Old St. Nick & to CTV for help getting the word out. Pictures of all the kids & Alyvia will be posted tomorrow. . And all this came together in 2 days…I wasn’t even going to put up a tree this year. I am still overwhelmed with the generosity of everyone especially right before Christmas.
For anyone who has been moved by the story of this little girl & would like to contribute to the fund you can visit any RBC Bank & make a donation there. Just say it is a tragedy trust fund for Alyvia Hope in the name of her mother Ashley Taylor. As Tiny Tim said “God Bless Us Everyone“
Alyvia & Mrs. Claus
Mrs. Claus came with Santa for Alyvia’s fundraiser at Britton Images Photography Studio in Olde Walkerville. Lots of boys & girls had their photo taken with the donations going to help fund the needed operation to remove the benign growth from her now. Below is a shot of little Alyvia with Mrs. Claus.
Fundraiser for Little Alyvia ~ Portrait with Santa
all her parents want for Christmas is for her to be able to breathe normally!!
I watched a heart wrenching story on CTV News last night about a little 5 month old Chatham girl named Alyvia who finds it increasingly harder to breathe because of a golf sized benign growth on her nose. She needs an operation before the New Year so $15000 needs to be raised on her behalf. I would like to invite parents to bring in their kids for a portrait with Santa. All proceeds will go to this family. And because my studio is in Olde Walkerville you can wander the stores in the area, do some Christmas shopping or catch a bite to eat at any one of the cafes & restaurants.
Let’s Come Together for Alyvia!!
Bring your kids in for a portrait with Santa
Suggested Donation: Minimum $15
for a donation of $35 or more you will get a certificate for a family session at a later date (valued at $50)
photo will be e-mailed to you
When: Saturday, December 17th from 11:30 till 2:30
Where: Britton Images Photography Studio
1823 Wyandotte St. E. at Chilver
ESSEX COUPLE READY FOR THE HUNT
Cathy & Chuck
Cathy called the studio one day to ask if I could go out to their property in Essex to take some lifestyle shots of them participating in their hobby of hunting with bow & arrow. I was quite surprised when I saw their equipment as I was expecting an old fashioned bow & arrow. Instead the weapon was huge & very high-tech, as you will see in the shot below. We wandered around their property as they talked about their hunting hobby & how much they enjoyed going out as a couple. The shot below was one of their favourite ones. It was an interesting day & a pleasure to get to meet these two experienced hunters.
Cara, Tim & Family
Since photographing Cara & Tim’s wedding a few years back they have moved to Toronto & had two beautiful kids. Just recently, while visiting family in Windsor, they made an appointment to have a location “family lifestyle” shoot. It’s so heartwarming to have people who truly value the work you do to remain ongoing clients even when they move away! Cara & Tim are one of the couples who wedding shots appear on the brick facade at the front of my studio. They definitely show how much fun they had on their day. And below their daughter enjoys some fall flowers in an Olde Walkerville area garden.
amy & ian
Engaged & Will Marry in December 2011
“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect & greet each other.”
RAINER MARIA RILKE
One of the best things about my photography career is meeting so many great new people. Amy & Ian, who are getting married in December wanted to spend some time with me first before the big day to feel comfortable. Well, as soon as I met these two I felt a strong connection so it wasn’t a surprise that I had an absolutely fantastic time. They were so happy – laughing & playing around…so much in love!! We walked casually around the Olde Walkerville area. The spectacular Fall colours of the leaves, old paint-chipped fences & the river backdrop all gave me lots of opportunity to take an abundance of photos. They loved them all ~ that’s the best part – making my couples smile 😀 I’m so excited to document their upcoming W day! Check back for more of this shoot to be posted on the blog.
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