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Saturday March 3rd was the very worst day of my life! My beloved & adored little boy left me to cross over ‘The Rainbow Bridge.” Bear was my companion, studio greeter and bff. There will never be another Bear. He came into my life about 12 years ago as a stray. When no one claimed him I adopted him, never once regretting my decision since he brought more joy to my life than I can even put into words. “Me & Bear” became inseparable….he came to the studio every day for the last seven years and was my official greeter. Everyone loved Bear because he was always smiling, happy and ready to plop down for a belly rub. I mean this dog just loved belly rubs, how could anyone with half a heart not be melted by his awesome personality.
He also had a humongous, brave heart that never stopped giving! For the last year I knew something was not quite right but all the tests in the world could not discover anything to worry about. For many years he was treated for hypo-thyroid while battling an enlarged heart for the last 2 years, but he never complained, barking happily and squealing like a little piggie when it was time to go for a walk. Oh how I miss the barking & squeals now!! Just when I decided to take him to a specialist in the US about a month ago it was suggested he once again be given a chest x-ray. That’s when I was given the news that he had contracted lung cancer which had metastasized from another area of his little body.
For a month he battled that awful disease just to stay with me. Twice he lost his ability to walk and eat but I nursed him 24 hours a day to see him come back the first time for about two weeks then once again for a week after taking him & not being able to go through with it. This last time was a little different though, he seemed really tired like his will and spirit were slowly dying so I needed to finally make the decision that I dreaded so much. I wanted him to live forever, my faithful little buddy. What will I do without him, I couldn’t even imagine. Dr. Deluca and staff at Waker Rd. Animal Hospital were so kind, gentile & thoughtful. I sat right beside him, gazing into his eyes as his head lay on my arm. He passed ever so gently, my little baby Bear. I swear a little piece of my heart went with him that Saturday night and I will miss him more than I can even begin to say. Bear, will always be my bff!! I consider myself to be the luckiest person in the world to have been blessed with such a wonderful friend.
Pet Portrait 2012
Look at this real cutie by the name of Henry. Being a beagle he was very curious about what was going on. He came along with his family for a “family portrait” but I really loved this shot. He was so much fun to capture!! The family portrait will be added at a later date.
Tea for Two ~ Two for Tea
Me for You ~ You for Me
Oh How Happy We Will Be ……………………..When We Book Our Photographer!!!!
Wedding Shows in Windsor will be underway in a few days with brides & grooms being overwhelmed with wedding vendors looking for their business. It’s a place to go to get lots of ideas but not the best to meet the photographer you may be considering. Many brides have told me from previous years just how overwhelming it can be. Since I get so many referrals from previous weddings & calls from my online photo journal I would rather have some quality time meeting with the couples one on one in my comfy studio where we have a chance to better connect.
Whatever the bride & groom are dreaming of & expecting I will make it happen…full day – half day, album – no album, one photographer – or two, journalistic – traditional – conceptual – cultural & yes even fusion video is available. The finished product will be the result of my storytelling expertise!
Consultations are complimentary! So let’s meet. Just this last week alone I booked three weddings so I’m filling up fast…..already into 2013. So don’t wait – call the studio at 519.256.1977 for an appointment.
Looking Forward to Meeting All you Lovebirds 😉
Ho Ho Ho!
Santa Portraits for Alyvia’s Fundraiser
Below are all the Santa Portraits that were taken during a fundraiser for Alyvia at Britton Images Photography Studio. I was so thrilled with all the parents who turned up to support this cause & all the others who just popped in to make a donation.
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
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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