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    July 31, 2007

    Keys to our past & future.

    My great aunt blessed my socks off this week - she gave me her piano! I was so surprised when I received her phone call ... we have been looking for a piano for our girls (I play piano and trumpet and Abby plays trombone and guitar, so we want our girls to be musical, as well) for YEARS and have never quite found the right one. Well, the second they rolled that beautiful, Heintzman & Co. upright piano into our living room, our house breathed a sigh of relief and said, "I am now complete."
    The piano is almost as old as the house (circa 1885) so the two are a fantastic fit. The piano belonged to my great, great, great aunt and has been in the family for years and years. It's an honour to have this lovely piano in our home - and it's awesome to think that the piano will continue to be in the family as the years progress - a part of history in the making.

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    Can't wait to hear Lacey's little fingers on the keys!

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    Also, this has been my first week back shooting in my NEW studio. :) Very exciting! And I have had some *AWESOME* clients to start off the new season!!!

    First off, baby Daniel .. what a cutie! Look at that hair!

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    and then I have the sweetest family visit me this weekend ... a family of four kids, all under the age of three! Wow!

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    The kids were fabulous and so cute ...!

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    And a quick note ... I'm pretty much booked up for the fall/winter - and the studio is closed during the month of December (so we can all enjoy the Christmas holidays!) so if anyone has been delaying calling or e-mailing me to book their session for 2007, please do so SOON. It's going to a busy and wonderful fall and I don't want anyone to miss out! I have started taking bookings for April 2008, as I will need a few months off around the birth of my baby in January 2008.

    Have a great day, everyone! Stay cool!

    1 comments so far...
    Cammie wrote: (08-05-2007 at 9:35pm)

    Hello,
    Those piano pictures are just beautiful. I have always loved the piano and these photos really are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    July 25, 2007

    Had some fun yet today?

    "Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun,
    some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss."

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    This was my second time working with this family and we had as much the second time around as we did in the first! Here they are on my website from last year....

    http://www.gigiphotography.com/gallery/families/families1.html

    Guys - Thanks for a great time yet again! Your proofs will be online soon!!

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    July 24, 2007

    A bride and a bike.

    This weekend, I had the honor to attend a wedding as a guest and also shoot it as their photographer! A little tricky with two kids in tow - thank God for Grammas!

    The groom builds motorcyles ... so we got this shot for him.

    Enjoy, Chris!

    Bride 

    I am excited to proof this wedding but I have one more session ahead of them in the to-do list ... but for now, here's one more ... I even got them jumping on the trampoline! What great sports! (too bad her dress got all dirty from this - Pam, I am so sorry!!!)

    Trampolining

    Have a great day, everyone!

    2 comments so far...
    fierce wrote: (07-26-2007 at 9:14pm)

    gillian my love you are a gift with more talent in those beautiful eyes than most of the world all rolled together... I'm so excited to see the rest... this made my honeymoon!!! (well, okay.. but it made it sweeter!)

    Cammie wrote: (07-26-2007 at 8:47am)

    Hello,
    I love what you did with the shots for this wedding, very creative. I love the waist down shot it is really great!!!

    July 20, 2007

    Jasper.

    "Cats are magical ...

    the more you pet them, the longer you live."Jasper2_2

    Jasper

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    July 18, 2007

    *heart*

    Well, as promised, I thought I would share some photos from my sweet Precious Lyla's big day this past weekend. I have way too many photos so I'll try not to do a photo-overload ...! The party was so much fun ... it is such an amazing feeling to be surrounded by family, loved ones, friends and well wishes ... I feel so blessed - and I'm pretty sure Lyla felt it, as well! She was glowing all day!

    "Never thought that love could feel like this and you changed my world with just one kiss, how can it be that right here with me there's an angel?"

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    Isn't this the *most* beautiful cake you've ever seen? My VERY talented friend, Leanne, made it and wow - she's awesome!!

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    with my dad, Grandpa 'Marshie' ...

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    Grampie Gauthier, getting ready to bless Lyla with a prayer ...

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    LOVE her expression on this - "Ohhhhh! Look at that CAKE!!"

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    the twinkle flower lights (that took me forever to make) ...

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    LOVE her smile ... :) ....

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    Quick note - the studio is PUT together - as far as shooting goes and I start shooting clients next week ... plenty of images to come! ;)

    2 comments so far...
    Hannah wrote: (10-27-2008 at 4:23pm)

    Hello!

    I am contacting you because I am working with the authors of a book about blogs, and I'd like to request permission to use a photograph of yours in this book. Please contact me at hannah@wefeelfine.org, and I'd be happy to give you more information about the project. Please paste a link to your blog in the subject field. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Hannah
    hannah@wefeelfine.org

    Leanne Button wrote: (07-22-2007 at 1:57pm)

    Hey nice cake!!! and the cupcakes look amazing!!! WHO is your cake decorator???
    Oh yeah...nice pics of Lyla too!!

    July 16, 2007

    *kiss*

    " ...grandparents are the human cement that holds a family together,
    the bedrock on which all else stands."

    We had Lyla's big, lovely, joyous celebration for her first birthday yesterday - so much fun! I can't wait to post some pictures ... but I'm just going through them quickly and found this one, of Lacey, my eldest daughter, who is now 3.5 years old, getting a big smoooooch for her Grampie. It melted my heart.
    Grampie Gauthier is SUCH a great grandfather - he's so fantastic and loving to his five grandchildren. He loves them dearly, spoils them rotten and thinks the world of them.

    So just for now, here's Grampie and Lacey on a lovely Sunday afternoon ...

    Lyla34

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    July 14, 2007

    Three hundred sixty-five.

    365

    A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun.  Enjoy the trip.  ~Author Unknown

    Birthdaymorning

    And so my little baby Lyla turns a year old... I took these pictures on her first morning as a one year old. We're celebrating her big day this Sunday, which will be loads of fun with friends and family, good food, joy and company.

    It's bittersweet to watch your baby turn one ... you look back and realize how *fast* a year can fly ... and you look ahead and promise yourself to capture and treasure every moment together over the next year. So many little changes that will turn a baby into a toddler and a toddler into a child.

    For all the milestones and all the tiny steps, for all the late nights and the early mornings, for all the fun and the laughter, the tears and worry, for all the love and the hugs, all the tickles and all the kisses - here's to you, Lyla Precious ...

    to another year around the sun.

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    Evelyn & Kaitlyn wrote: (07-14-2007 at 6:35pm)

    Happy 1st Birthday Miss Lyla Precious,
    You are such a little angel and you have grown so fast...can't wait to see all the pictures that mommy will be taking of you :) Kaitlyn is looking forward to going in the sprinkler with you & Lacey this summer--sounds like fun :)

    Hugs & Kisses (on your 365th day of life)xxxooo

    Leanne Button wrote: (07-14-2007 at 6:56am)

    Hey Big Girl!!!

    Wow how you have changed over the last year!!! I have felt both privileged and honoured to be apart of your first year of life....here's to so many more years of watching you grow!!! Happy First Precious!!

    July 07, 2007

    Red berries.

    I'm tired. I was up all night, slaving over my hot stove, baking up a storm.

    *joking*

    Hah.

    Sure wish that was true! I'm actually the world Worst Cook and World's Ultimate Work Baker - so, no, I was NOT near the oven last night except to make Mac n' Cheese for my kiddos.

    I did, however, visit the Orangeville Farmer's Market this morning and found these lovely treasures to call my own. And since I'm on a break from my studio work (while I get the studio settled, painted and organized), I'm kind of going through photography-withdrawal and am now randomly photographing objects that catch my eye - such as these tasty treats. Mmmm. They are going fast. I believe I brought home eight tarts *smacking lips* ....

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    And it's strawberry season!! (I know this looks like a cherry, but it's not. I promise.) Fresh from the market.

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    and how can I resist eating this? I'm going to save it as a treat for myself to enjoy once I finish painting the studio - my to-do-job for this afternoon.

    Pastry

    Wish me luck on painting the studio. I can't wait to have it done and all ready for clients!

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    Oh, and I almost forgot to mention I have a winner of Thursday's gift certificate! It was snatched up within half an hour of the posting! Thank you all for your sweet e-mails letting me know you read the blog! :D Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways here on the blog. :)

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    July 05, 2007

    Ahhhhhhhhh, it's good to be cyber-home.

    I'm back!

    And I'm online and I finally have a phone hooked up and real high speed internet!  Yeah! It seriously felt like forever! For all my clients who called and wondered where I was this past two weeks, well, I was off in no-communication land and it was awful. I'm sorry to have kept you all waiting but thank you for being so lovingly patient. :)

    So, now I'm in the process of setting up my studio and getting things organized. Yikes. We're painting the studio this weekend so I look forward to seeing the fresh coat of paint on the walls. It will liven the place up a bit, for sure!

    It's nothing to look at right now ... just a mess really ...

    Studio

    (Sorry, only had my 50 mm lens on so I couldn't fit the whole room in the picture...)

    Yeah, lots to do to the studio still.

    But because I don't want to leave you with THAT ugly image, I'll at least post a nicer picture - some flowers my hubby just brought home and left on my doorstep ... :) ...

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    So ... in honour of the completion of the studio move - and in honour of my new location - I'm going to offer a $30 gift certifcate to the first person who e-mails me and titles their e-mail "I read your blog!" The certificate can be used for your print order or can be used towards a session booking - whatever works for you! Hurry! I think I hear an e-mail coming right now ....!!

    Check back soon for lots of updates ... including .... new albums - yet again! This time - sweet pink and adorable blue! Perfect for babies!! Pictures to come soon!

    2 comments so far...
    Shelley Heath wrote: (07-08-2007 at 7:48am)

    Hi Gillian
    You are so sweet and your husband too... Nice Flowers!1 I'm so happy for you and your family, you will have a beautiful home to bring your children up in all 3....? A boy or a girl who is to know? A gift from God for sure!
    Love you my friend!
    Shelley Heath

    Shelley Heath wrote: (07-08-2007 at 7:47am)

    Hi Gillian
    You are so sweet and your husband too... Nice Flowers!1 I'm so happy for you and your family, you will have a beautiful home to bring your children up in all 3....? A boy or a girl who is to know? A gift from God for sure!
    Love you my friend!
    Shelley Heath