Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kelly & Richard's Wedding (08.23.09)

Okay, this post is waaaaay overdue (yes, this wedding took place in August - I'm a terrible blogger!). Anyways, I thought I'd post up one wedding post before the New Year :P This particular wedding was kind of special to me because this time around, I had the pleasure of assisting my partner-in-photo-crime, Jason. Hoho! And it was loads of fun! :D

Kelly & Richard were married at the Mandarin Golf Club on a gorgeous summer day. Richard welcomed me like I was a part of his family having never met me before - the first time we met was at his wedding! They really made my job easy :)

***Note to Couples: The more relaxed you are at your wedding, the better your pictures will turn out! Seriously, stress will show all over your face :( Just remember to enjoy the day as best you can, and you'll have great images!

I was asked to shoot the bride getting ready (one of my favourite moments to shoot during weddings):

At the ceremony, Richard couldn't stop the tears from was kind of a re-occurring theme that happened throughout the day/night - haha!:

Announcing the new couple ("...bubbles, MORE bubbles!!!!!..."):

The wedding was such a joy to shoot :) It was full of emotions, laughter and good times - what more could you ask for? Thanks J for letting me tag along!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Day After

Well, Christmas is over and life slowly slips back into its routine. Except there's yummy leftovers to be had, gifts to use, memories cherished and unfortunately Christmas clean-up :( My room looks like a Christmas apocalypse of wrapping, ribbons and tags - eek!

So I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday! Although I'm slightly sad that there wasn't a White Christmas this year. Boo. Black ice, yes! Snow, no. :(

Oh well.

Here's a picture my Dad sent me yesterday morning of our Christmas weather:
Have a good Monday!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Cheer

Christmas. Oh, Christmas.

An overly commercialized holiday? The celebration of Christ? The birth of Mithras? Hannukkah or Kwanzaa? Chrismukkah?? Whatever the reason is for this particular time of year, it never fails to bring out the stress in people. Dinners, gifts, scheduling, planning, decorating, shopping...blah, blah, blah....

I am no stranger to that stress by the way. But what it comes down to is spending much valued time with family & friends; it's something I fail to remember at times. After all, the gifts aren't what matters, just good company is enough.

So to you dear readers, I wish you Happy Holidays and that you'll remember to relax and soak in the moments you'll have during this holiday season. Hug your loved ones (or give them a loving pat if you're not into that touchy stuff), have a few laughs and enjoy some hot chocolate for me :)

Much love.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Guilty Pleasures

What I love about this season is the fact that I have a great excuse to do what I enjoy the most (besides photography that is) -- BAKING! What can I say? I have an inner Martha Stewart that whispers sweet nothings to me when I see bake-ware and kitchen gadgets, and she squeals in delight over new recipes and crafty projects. It's a good thing ;)

I rarely get the opportunity to spoil my loved ones with my baked goodies (I'm usually met with large groans about hips & asses getting fat!) but during Christmas, there's no running from my newest baking adventure!!!

This year, I've made Chocolate Peppermint Meringues and it's been met with great success (coming from those who got to eat some already). Hurray! Another win :) So hips & asses everywhere will just have to work out a little more in the New Year :P

Ho ho ho.

Friday, December 18, 2009

First (of many) X'mas Dinner

I usually don't get a chance to see all of my co-workers outside of work on a social level (hey, we all have lives!), but once every year when the snow hits the ground and Christmas is around the corner, we gather over good eats, laugh and re-connect :)

Tonight was no exception. A stomach full of Mongolian Grill, shaved ice and a drink or two with both new staff and old friends, I enjoyed my first Christmas dinner of the year.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Midnight Oil

You might have noticed that I've been on and off with my blog. So what have I been up to then? What's been keeping me from posting on a regular basis?

Wellll....I've been burning the midnight oil these past few weeks (and losing my mind, I admit), working on something that's going to turn out pretty amazing :) So I can't wait to share it with everyone!

I'll keep you posted (and in the dark for now) ~ muahahaha....!!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

First Slush

Nothing says "It's Winter!" like being knee deep in wet, cold snow. Oh, and driving over potholes of ice. Or watching cars dance around each other on the roads. And the wind-chilled kiss of Mr. Frostbite. Yes, winter is here.

But, to be honest...I do welcome my winter boots, the fuzzy scarves and my fluffy earmuffs. I look forward to seeing a soft snow blanket on the streets & trees. And the possibility of hot chocolate after a day of building snow-people (or just giant snowballs if I get lazy). Yes, winter is here :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Scroll to the Right...

Leave Me from Daros Films on Vimeo.

Brilliant concept, cinematography & creativity. It left me speechless.

***warning: you might cry watching this video ladies.

Monday, December 7, 2009


I came across this story a long, long time ago by Haruki Murakami, and so, I'm dedicating this post to a good friend who's experiencing the bittersweet taste of love.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Ugh, this past week I was feeling a bit frustrated and impatient...with just about everything!!! But this not only brought out some good laughs, it also put things in perspective for me.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


If you know me well enough, you know that I'm interested in anything related to food ;)

So I'm really excited to be sharing this thesis project of a friend of mine, Christine L. :) She's an incredible industrial designer and her newest creation, Lune, is inspired by and an homage to her grandfather.

After seeing how difficult it was for her grandfather to eat using standard Asian utensils, Christine did a little more research and found that this was a common problem among the Chinese senior community. She went on to create this line of dining ware (all hand made!) to help them stay connected to their culture.

Simply charming :) Congrats Christine!!!!! You can read more about it here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gimme a Break

Have you ever had those days where NOTHING goes right? Life just throws you a whole bunch of curve balls and you're expected to catch? Well, I'm just having one of those days riggghhht now :(

Le sigh.