Thursday, April 18, 2013

This blog will be going under construction soon!!  It will be piggy backing my fan page :) 2013

Friday, March 25, 2011

Winners of the Cute Kid Contest of Renfrew Contest!

First off I want to say thank you so much to everyone that participated in my first Cute kid Contest! We had so many cute faces! There

were a couple glitches but were able to get back on track and continue. I know many questioned the rules; the rules I set were there not only to protect the children but also to protect the contest from being shut down. I really appreciated your understanding.

I know you are all anxiously awaiting who the winners are and I am super excited to meet them and photograph their adorable little faces.

Without further a due here are the winners!

Here is our third place winner and he has won a $25 gift certificate towards prints at Paola Jofre photography. Congratulations!

Here is our second place winner and he has won a free photo session with Paola Jofre. Congratulations!

Here is our first place winner and she has won a free photo session/print package with Paola Jofre plus a $20 gift certificate for The Toy Nook in Petawawa! Congratulations!

Winners have been notified via email..please check your inboxs! :0)

Thank you


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cute Kid of Renfrew County Contest!

Please read the rules for voting before proceeding here is the link.

Please wait until all images are uploaded..i am experiencing tech difficulties...should be correct by 10:am eastern March 13.

Cute Kid Album

I'm not one for blogging so I’ll keep it short and sweet. The rules are simple. but please follow them so there is no interruption in the contest.

After reading the rules on my blog go to my Facebook fan page (follow the link) a

nd take a look at all the entries and make your selection of who you think represents the cutest kid in Renfrew County. To make your selection, all you have to do is simply like the image.

Comments are allowed, however please keep it clean and respectful. Lets keep this a friendly fun contest!

Do not state the child's name/age/location in the comments area.

Please do not tag the images. If tagging occurs then the entry is disqualified.

You only get ONE vote!

Do not create false profiles otherwise the entry will be disqualified.

Facebook is in noway associated with the "Cute Kid of Renfrew County c


Don't forget to share this link with family and friends as this is a public voting contest!

Winners will be announced on Monday March 15 and notified via email to claim their prizes.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday March 22 and notified via email to claim their prizes.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

She's back!!!

My plans for my studio were brought to a halt at the start of 2010 due to medical reasons. It will be sometime before I make a full recovery from surgery due to Kidney Cancer. However, each month I make progress, this is awesome news! For the moment, I am ready to go back part-time.
Let me tell you it feels great to be able to interact with clients and capture their beautiful personalities. It is even more exciting to capture a story in an image. I get goose bumps each time! I love to capture a moment in time, and add a sprinkle of magic.
To celebrate my return I am now offering mini sessions for a special price.
Sessions are limited so book yours today!
I have a new range of storyboards and tones for summer 2010. Check out the samples below.
If you're looking for more than a traditional studio shot, and want to try lifestyle photography, email me or call me to book your session.

Serving Pembroke Ontario and the Ottawa Valley

Monday, January 4, 2010

Meet The Robot Lilliput!

Recently I had the chance to sit down for an interview with Lilliput the tin robot, the main character of the children's picture book Lilliput Blasts Off! by Paola Jofre, to be released in the fall of 2010.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to talk to us.
Anytime, happy to help.

A lot of people are wondering , Lilliput, how old are you?
I really don't know how old I am; last I remember the planet Pluto was newly discovered.

Umm, you do know now that Pluto is no longer a planet, right? It's just a large rock.
Huh, oh, hmm. Well that's too bad; it's still a great place to visit when you get tired of Neptune.

You're pretty tall Lilliput. Exactly how tall are you? Has anyone ever measured you?
My master did long ago and I remember him saying I am 12 feet tall.

Being that tall and made of tin, do you know how much you weigh?
I'm pretty sure I weigh more than a couple of elephants.

For those who don't know what you look like, could you describe yourself?
Well, I have big black shoes. I'm completely orange. I have a few buttons, but i'm not sure what they do. I have been told I look like stacked boxes. When I'm nice and clean i'm very shiny.

What are you afraid of?
People who scream really loud......and i'm afraid of the dark.

What do you like best about yourself?
I don't need haircuts and I don't have to buy clothes.

What do you like least?
I'm slow like a turtle and I knock over a lot of things. My feet are too big.

What makes you frustrated?
That I can't run fast and people are afraid of me. I'm not an animal!

What do you first notice when walking into a room?
People don't know how to act in front of me. They usually just stare and some run away.

What are you keeping a secret?
I can sing and dance.

What's it like being a robot?
It's great. Rust is always a worry and I find it hard to climb a flight a stairs.

Tell us about your co-star, the girl robot Venus.
She's a swell robot, but very quiet and shy. Her paint is shiny.

Now that we know you better, can you tell us about the book: Lilliput Blasts Off! by Paola Jofre, to be released in the fall of 2010.
Paola is a swell lady, very funny and creative, and she draws a pretty nice picture of me. I'm the main character of the book! It's about a lonely robot's search for friendship and adventure. I don't want to spoil it for the reader. I'm pretty good space pilot in the story. Oh, and there's a good chase scene!

I heard that Paola will be donating part of the proceeds to Autism Speaks?
Yes it's true; it has been her life-long dream to write and illustrate a children's book. When she started on Lilliput, she did not intend it as a message about her son's predicament. But the message came out anyway. Acceptance and compassion, no man is an island! Knowing the hardships that families with Autistic children face, she has decided to donate part of the royalties of the book to Autism Speaks.

Be sure to check out for upcoming local and online contests in the fall of 2010.

Poster of Lilliput adapted from the album cover to MEET THE BEATLES!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's that time again, Christmas cards

Christmas is so close, not much time left. With no time to waste I started taking pictures of my kids for our family Christmas cards to send to family and friends. I have two teenagers and my husband still left to photograph. I have maybe six days to complete this. I think I can do it, provided Napoleon my oldest will allow me to photograph him. He has always felt that if you take his picture you take his soul. When he was very young he heard this on a show or from someone. He belived it to be true. This comes with the terriotory of having Autism, he takes everything literally. I have very few shots of him and the ones I do have are of him hiding or trying to make a run for it. I will try to beg him this year, crossing my fingers.

For the moment please enjoy what I do have. I really like how they turned out. I was up around five one morning to study the manual for my Canon EOS 50D. Still learning... since reading the manual I started shooting in manual. I also use a 580EXII Speedlite. I think I am getting bettter. I was going to run the images through photoshop but I quickly changed my mind and edited in Lightroom. I also learned that I really enjoyed Lightroom. Note to self pick up a book online for Lightroom. Anyone have any suggestions?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Illustrations for book trailer....

I have been so busy with the kids and my picture book that I have had no time, but tonight I found a moment and here it is, Aggie Villanueva's Book Trailer for Rightfully Mine. Aggie commissioned me to created several illustrations for her book trailer.
What a pleasure it was to work with Aggie on her project. I enjoyed every moment and was sad when it was over.
What I enjoy most about Aggie's writing is how poetically she writes. Aggie makes you feel that you are there in the setting watching the events unfold. My biblical background is not deep, but I learned a great deal from Aggie's work. There is a strong message in the text. I'll let the reader find it. I thoroughly enjoyed Aggie's book and reccomment it. All I need now is her autograph. For more information please visit Aggie's site Check out the trailer below.