Adam and Christal’s Wedding

I was so happy when Adam and Christal asked me to photograph their wedding! These two are such a fun couple and I knew we would be able to get some great photos.

It was a small ceremony at City Hall with close family and friends, and while I have photographed larger weddings and loved those, there’s something I find a little more romantic with the smaller ones. I met them at the City Hall in downtown London, Ontario. Crann Wedding 002_1

Christal was stunning in her gorgeous white dress with her blue accents that gave this snowy day the lovely pop of colour it needed.

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We headed inside where it was warm and waited for the rest of the guests to arrive. While we waited we grabbed a few photos.

We then proceeded into the room and everyone took their seats so the ceremony could begin.

It was short and sweet with lots of laughs, their youngest wanted the spotlight and she was dancing all around the room at one point, it was super cute! I made them pose for one last photo before we left, Adam wanted to join in on the fun too.

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We then headed off to Victoria Park to take some more photos of the lovely couple and their girls.

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The girls were getting cold which was expected on a snowy March day, so we sent them off with Christal’s Best friend/MOH to go get warm and we braved through the cold a bit longer.

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We had an amazing dinner at Michaels on the Thames. From the salad, the soup and the main course there wasn’t anyone that went unsatisifed. The best part of course was dessert, they have the most AMAZING Sticky Toffee Pudding. I have only had it once and I want to go back just for that alone!

Thanks again for allowing me to capture your beautiful day!

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Welcoming Xavier!

I had the lovely opportunity of meeting with Ashely and Tom, and their wonderful new addition to their family; their first child, Xavier. I was able to grab a few candid photos while he was awake and we were chit chatting.

We then met up the following week to get some posed photos while he was sleepy, he sure did fight the sleepiness!

Eventually after some more snuggles and another bottle he finally settled and we were able to get some more photos of this cutie pie!

He sure is a heart melter! Love the tiny fingers and toes that babies have, its amazing how we start out so small and within a few years their walking and talking.

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Whitney Weds Adam – May 30th 2015

We started off the day bright and early with the girls getting their hair and makeup done. It was surprisingly warm for 8 am and the sun was shining beautifully! We were thankful that the thunderstorm we expected had held off.

Then it was the Bride’s turn!

I was then able to sneak off and get some of the groom getting ready.

The ladies and I met back at the location of the wedding so the Bride and Bridesmaids could finish getting ready.

It was then time to walk down the aisle and become Mr. and Mrs. D!

You may now kiss the Bride!

The beautiful bride greeting her guests.

Now its time to get the party started! It immediately down poured as soon as the ceremony ended. Thankfully we were able to take shelter in the dining tents they had put up for the wedding. There was a ton of beautiful flowers arrangements from the grooms fathers place of work, and lots of handmade items decorated the tables. Picture burlap and lace with mint green tablecloths and napkins. You would have never known you were in a backyard, a beautiful backyard might I add. They also had a photo booth with lots of fun props!

We were able to keep the families nice and dry with the beautiful patio provided by the Bride’s grandparents and then once the while the rain let up we took off to get some photos of the Bridal party.

Time for the first dances!

Now for some speeches, some laughter and a few tears. This is always the time when you find out the silly things the bride and groom did growing up. I always love hearing those funny stories.

They also had a candy bar! With gumballs, and rock candy suckers, chocolate eggs, jelly beans, War Heads, the list goes on! Lets just say the kid in all of us was very happy.

 

And of course we can’t forget the beautiful bride and handsome groom!

And then we danced into the night!

A Few Portraits with Daveo

A friend and I decided to meet up and I wanted get some portraits. I had a particular vision in mind but this was all pushed aside when he showed up looking like a lumberjack. So we ended up taking some photos that were more woodsy and raw than my original idea. I am certainly happy with the outcome!

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It was a pretty humid day, so we didn’t trek around the forest for too long.Portrait of Dave

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All in all, it was a fun little get together. After all of that walking we were both thirsty, so like any good Canadian, we went over to Tim Horton’s to get something cold to drink and headed home.

Reward yourself with GOODcoins

How can you become more active, lower your Carbon footprint and be rewarded for it?  Using the “GOODcoins” app, it’s simple! Earn points for tracking your activity and redeem them for gift cards to your favourite stores including;  David’s Tea, Lush, or Toms. Choose from a selection of planet-friendly products or even donate to a charity you love!

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These are the accessories I use (Up24 by jawbone, Iphone6), and as well the things I have purchased so far!

First things First. What is  “GOODcoins”? Well their website says “GOODcoins is a social currency and rewards platform developed by Zerofootprint® to reward GOOD actions with GOOD products”

In simpler terms, it is a rewards system that is based on your activity and the challenges you complete. Whether it be physical; walking, running, biking, or environmental; driving/electricity use.

You joining + completing the challenge = Free stuff/Donating to Charity

It’s simple. All you need is:

  • Compatible Smartphone (listed here)
  • A computer with internet access.
  • Anyone of the tracking devices (listed here)

I am going to explain how to set this up so you can be on your way to free stuff!  I can assure you it works as I’ve already redeemed 5000 coins on which I picked a $50 Lush gift card.

 Here is a little screenshot to see it in all its glory!

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This is the $50 Lush Gift card that I was able to get with 5000 GOODcoins from completing challenges!

GOODcoins is available in Australia, Canada, U.K and United States. For my fellow Canadians you can visit www.goodcoins.ca and click Sign Up at the top right under the country flags.

For all others mentioned click your flag and then choose Sign Up.

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Here is where the fun starts!

You can now start earning GOODcoins by joining challenges and completing offers and surveys under the “Earn” tab in the top navigation bar.

In order to complete the challenges you have to track your movement. You can purchase a tracking device such as a Fitbit, Or Up24 by Jawbone for example.

More details about devices and compatibility can be found here

Once you connect a device (not all are required) you can begin tracking your walking, running, cycling, electricity use and/or driving depending on what your device is designed for.

If you don’t have the extra funds to buy one of these tracking devices, there’s good news! You can still measure the amount of walking and running you do with your Smartphone and the Moves App.

Now you have to make sure to join those challenges, complete surveys and other offers to reward yourself with even more GOODcoins.

F.Y.I challenges can range from day-to-day, week to week, weekends, every other week or for the whole month. These are all based in the activities discussed earlier and if you complete the challenges you will be rewarded with the coins it states at the time of joining the challenge.

This means you have a many opportunities to earn lots of GOODcoins quickly! This also means you have to check the challenges often or you may miss out.

Within the “GOODcoins” App you can set your own personal daily goals for each activity and view graphs displaying your daily and monthly results under the “Measure” tab in the top navigation bar. Within the App you can also see how much closer you’re getting to completing your challenges.

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Here are just some examples of challenges you may be offered to complete.
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This is where you can see all of your activity.

Once you have earned enough GOODcoins you can then redeem them for people and planet-friendly products or donate to a charity you love by selecting “Shop” in the top navigation.

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Here are just a few of the many items in the GOODcoins Shop

In the shop you will find all sorts of products ranging from health and beauty, to clothing, shoes, outdoor gear, electronics, gift cards and so much more. There is also the ability to donate to charity!

Go ahead, what are you waiting for? You know what to do! Sign up already! You will always be moving in some way, shape or form so why not get paid for it in GOODcoins?

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Wiccy Magic Muscles – Massage bar by Lush

This is not only benefiting your wallet, but it also benefits your health and this place we call home, Earth.