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Something a little new that I’ll be starting is Tonia’s Tuesday Treats for the month of December!  No time to celebrate like now and with the celebration of Christmas, I want to be able to help out with those who are perhaps a little harder to buy for!  So today, when you purchase a gift certificate for a photography session (child must be under 1)…you will receive the same value in prints!  So $150 session = $150 in prints!  That’s a $300 value for half the price!  YAY!

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Saturday and Sunday October 23rd and 24th, there is a Baby expo being held at the Hamilton Convention Center!  Booths, door prizes, a baby dirby and much much more will be there to entertain you and your children the entire weekend!  I will have a booth set up there…so please feel free to drop by, say hello and enter to win a free session!  Must be either pregnant, or have a child under the age of ONE to enter 🙂 See you there!!!  (and if I don’t get around to ansewring emails or phone calls this weekend…that is why)!  CANT WAIT – it’s going to be GREAT!!!

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Good morning ladies! (you know who you are!)…thought I would start your day off with this little hansome guy!  Mr. Lachlan came to the studio yesterday under 3 weeks old and did wonderfully!  He is such (SUCH) a hansome little guy!

Why so hansome you ask?  Well…just look at his parents~!

Lachlan couldn’t make up his mind on wheather or not he wanted to sleep or stay awake, but the odd time (when we thought he was asleep) HE decided to let us know he wanted to keep his eye on things hehehehe….

Could be one of the last times this season that I may have had the chance to take a newborn outside, so I took full advantage 🙂  What a DOLL!!

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What a beautiful baby girl this one is my goodness!!!  Big brown eyes, the sweetest pudgy lips…and blows a lot of bubbles lol!

I have to say that I felt so honored when this family came in to see me…all the way from Brampton!  They drove almost 2 hours to get here in construction no less to have me capture their beautiful baby girl – and I am so glad they did!!  I love children…and when they are this ckeeky, and sweet, and happy – it just makes it THAT much better!!!!

And just check out the size of this smile!

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This little munchkin came to the studio last night not quite sleeping and stayed that way for about an hour…and just when we were thinking “I don’t think he is going to sleep”…mom gets him milk drunk and voila!  He gave up! He let us do anything almost anything!

Mr Jaden was easily startled so we had to be very gentle and very quiet and all movements had to be smooth in order to keep him comfy 🙂  Mom and dad did a great job snuggling him in this one.

Thanks Jamie once again for another awesome referral!  Get your babies feet and hands plaqued while they are still so tiny!  Please visit Wee Piggies for more details!

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Though I took “April off”…I still worked until late last night.  But I’m now officially on vacation.  I will not be answering phone calls or emails as I will not be in the area 🙂  Please leave me a phone message, or an email if you need to book a session for May.  If you have your baby in the next couple weeks, please title your email with the date of your baby’s arrival and I will return emails as soon as I get back.  If you have not heard from me between May 1st and 5th, please be patient as there will be a lot of catching up to do.  All galleries will be down by May 1st so please have your orders placed by this date (to avoid extra fees for re-posting the galleries).   Also, make sure to have your April contest entries in as the closing date for all entries is May 1st (some great entries already so keep them coming!).

Have a great couple weeks and I’ll be in touch in May!  God bless!

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So while I’m off for the month of April (besides the 3 newborns this week lol)…I thought I would start off with a monthly challenge!  For April, lets call it the NURSERY CHALLENGE!  If I have photographed your newborn, you are elligable for this contest!  Send me an email with a picture of your nursery, and why you think you would like to see a 16×20 Gallery-Wrap canvas (no need for framing – comes ready to hang!) on your nursery wall!  Upon my return at the end of the month, I will have my family read the stories and choose who they think should win!  And no worries for those of you who have come for child photos – your contest will be announced in either May or June 🙂

Happy writing!

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It was a wonderful vacation that I surprised my husband with!  He gave me a beautiful engagement and I wanted to give him something somewhat the same in return and lets face it…you only turn 40 once!  So last Monday…my husband had finished a lengthy and tiring work week and asked to sleep in …soooooooooo at 9a.m. I put my cell phone full blast on my bedside and snuck out to do a non-existant “photoshoot”.  I then called my cell to ensure that I would wake him up.  He answered the phone tired and confused…”Hi baby it’s just me calling from the kitchen (LOL) …I know you wanted to sleep in…but turn on the light and look on the bedside table..bye”!  With that said, he turned on the light to find a card with a little gift.  The card said:  Good Morning lover, from me to you…a card to start, and walk you through…one through four with gifts between…now start the path to where we’ve been”…with that, he starts to open a little trail of small gifts…toothpaste, toothbrush, body wash, a lufa…shampoo…then onto a new trail that lead out of the bedroom and into the livingroom.  Card # 2…”All those things will keep you clean, if we get dirty is yet to be seen…the next little set will surprise you too, but I’m only thinking of my man…thats’ YOU!”  (okay so I’m not the best poet LOL)…and this little trail of gifts ended in the opening of immodium, gravol, pepto, bug spray… LOL! This trail led him to card # 3: So we’ve coated your stomach, and sprayed for insects, but keep going my love…oh how much better it gets!!!”  …this trail ended with gifts wrapped such as sun screen for your lips, sun tan lotion and after sun!  Oh the excitement that must have been flowing through his blood!  Then the last card that he was lead to sat on top of a suitcase!  ” Last but not least, a suitcase to pack.  7 amazing hot nights, until we come back!  so when do we leave?  You have phone calls to make! We leave in 2 hours for the flight we will take!  I’ve arranged time off work, your parents – they know! but Evan does not – to his school you should go!”  AND OFF WE WENT!!! Until we got to the airport – he had no idea where we were off too!  I love surprises!!!! 

Something about my husband and the abiltiy to catch rainbows!!  this was our view from our first day at lunch!  I just love the ocean!  And this just made it extra nice!  And…a wedding about to take place!

As most of you may know, my husband is an OPP officer…so when we saw the Mexican police he jumped at the chance to get as close to this gun as he could! check it out!!!

we took a nice long 2 hour walk down the beach of Mayan riviera..almost all the way to Palaya Del Carman!  Saw lots of neat things like wild lizards, huge waves, and birds that I swear looked like dinasours!!

Some of the BEST things about vacation is meeting great people!  This couple we hung out with most of the week – they are from New York.

OK seriously – HOW FUN IS THIS!!! Life-sized JENGA!!!!

The pool (well and 5 star) is what made me choose this resort.  This is only a small portion of this pool – and it’s awesome!  This is the Blue Bay Grand Elsmerado in Mayan Riviera.  It’s a 5 star resort (kids are allowed).  The food was good, the people were super nice, the rooms were very clean!  Would I go back again?  No…but not because of anything other than I want to visit the world and never return to the same place twice 🙂

We chose not to take our professional cameras on this trip this time..but instead took our little Olympus point and shoot – which is  an underwater camera too!  So we played around with the flash a little and just LOVE how this last picture turned out!!

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Its getting late and I’m about to head to bed…but as I go through some editing of pictures tonight and answering emails, putting orders out, making discs and all the other good stuff I LOVE doing in this “job” (PASSION)…I feel overwhelmed with thanks!  Thank you all so much!  Thank you to all of you who hand your brand new babies to me at such a tender age. Thank you for all you women who trust me to caputre your pregnancies and your beautiful baby bumps at a time when you may not feel quite so beautiful.  Thank you everyone who chooses me to capture one of the happiest days of your lives and for sending cards of thanks and posting little comments on my blog.  Thank you to all my blog followers (Lauren, Krystal, Katie, Ashley, Breann, Aleksandra and so many more I can’t possibly name you all)!  I am so thankful and so SO BLESSED to have people like you in my life who make me happy because I get to do what I love – Photography.  Thank you so much to my husband WILL (mmmm my “husband”) for being by my side through long hours of editing and who comes to EVERY wedding with me.  I love you baby.

 

For all of you who have been asking “okay – so great proposal now where are the wedding pictures!!??”  here is just one I will throw in for now to hopefully tied you over until I find the time to get some more in (LOL)…                 I am married.  I am happy.  I am MRS. Lariviere and I am more thankful to all of you than I can even explain.IMG_2696

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