This passed weekend, I had the extreme pleasure of photographing a 50th Wedding Anniversary party for Rod and Olive Henman. The weather was rainy and dreary when I first arrived at the couple’s home (where they have lived for 50 years I might add). While rain can be disheartening to some, I was charmed to see that Olive, upon greeting me at the door was so enchanted by this momentous occasion that she seemed completely aloof about the rain. Throughout the afternoon, numerous amounts of people cramped into their quaint little home in Eastern Passage to congratulate the couple on their inspiring fifty years of marriage. Consequentially, the rain had subsided by the time people began arriving and by late afternoon the sun was shining through the clouds. At one point, I overheard Rod whisper to Olive how beautiful she looked – just like the day they were married. Being in awe of such a relationship, I playfully commented to the couple how remarkable it is to see two people so in love after fifty years, especially when I’m just trying to get to year four. They chuckled and responded that yes it may seem like a long time but in fact, it passed so quickly that it hardly feels like fifty years.
Kids and babies can present the greatest challenge to photographers. I usually welcome the challenge but I must say, it is a nice treat every once in awhile to photograph a baby or young child who doesn’t make you work quite as hard for a great image. Evelyn was one of those ideal subjects who took little coaxing smile right into the camera but who could also tune out my continuous shooting to enjoy some beautifully intimate moments with her mommy.
In honour of Mother’s Day this weekend, I thought I would dedicate this post to my mom. A couple of years ago, we took a little day trip to Peggy’s Cove. My mom has lived in Nova Scotia all her life but had never been before. It was a wonderful day and a memory I will cherish forever.
I had the recent pleasure of doing a photo shoot at the home of the Kimber family – Jim, Jill, their adorable son, Jake and their beautiful new addition, June. Yep, that’s a lot of J’s! Oh and can’t forget their dog Charlie who posed for a pic as well.
On location in their backyard in Hubley, here are Melissa, Glenn and their two beautiful children, Alexis and Ethan enjoying a perfect autumn day.