Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sneak Peek!

 We had such a fun day doing this photo shoot at Toronto's Centreville. Love how happy these lovebirds look.

Friday, July 22, 2011

i guess i just miss my friend

"Sometimes it makes me sad, though, Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright and when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice, but still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend."
- Shawshank Redemption
Miss you, Meng.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Had so much fun shooting these two! More pictures soon. 

you've got a friend =)

I still hear the voice in my head and I can't help but think, no one has ever called me that in my adult life. Maybe I was harsh, but I still didn't think I deserved that. I guess it's for my own self-preservation that I prefer to think whatever mistakes we've made could simply be cast aside and forgotten. And as I wallow in thought, my best friend, knowing me, posted this on my Facebook page and reminded me of that one particular day in the past shared in the bathroom of a KFC in a rest stop between Toronto and Montreal. I can't remember what we were chatting about then, but I remember the funny dancing in the bathroom. I couldn't help but think, when I'm old and gray, and cannot remember to put on my own teeth, I wish my best friend would still be there to remind me of these great memories. 

Love you, bru

jill + ricardo engagement session 2

Here's a sneak peek of Jill and Ricardo's second engagement session. 

I love pinwheels!

Thanks, Jill and Ricardo for an awesome shoot! =)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

new gadget for an old soul

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. 
Okay, call me crazy but I love books! Not these books in particular, but books in general. I mean, really, the luxurious covers, that new book smell, the beautiful creamy pages. I just love the idea of books. I told you, I'm an old soul. Anyway, my sister who also love books is upgrading her Kobo e-Reader and has decided to generously give me her old one. It's the coolest, I know! But somehow it makes me feel like I'm betraying my books. But right now, this tiny thing has 144 books. How awesome is that??? I think I felt the same way when I first met our new MacPro switching from PC to Mac. Hesitant, but quite impressed. (Although, I still love you books!!!)
from Google images

I'm currently reading Tina Fey, and I gotta say, she's super awesome (and hilarious! but you know that already!)

Anyway, here are some super awesome fireworks pictures for you guys, from Canada Day. (Hey, it's still July!)

 And we're currently working on Jacky and Luc's photo book who are also super awesome! Love you guys!

Monday, July 11, 2011

instant love!

Meet my new love!
Photo courtesy of Photojojo Store

I'm an old soul. I love that I can print photos instantly and have a tangible reminder of my favourite moments, like these. 

thanks raxxy, for the photos. love love love!

 Instax from my birthday dinner <3
And a random picture of us at Ribfest. Love how happy this picture looks =). Thanks, raxxy!!

- David Icke

 Happy Monday!

The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

time for a change

Do you ever get that feeling sometimes, almost like you're being spread thin? I've been feeling like that lately. Instead of being out, enjoying the beautiful summer weather, I've been finding myself stuck at home, editing, laying out photobooks, and planning future appointments. It's weird. Even the occasional baking hasn't been enough to lift up my spirits. You gotta know how much harder I try not to post anything depressing or negative. I feel like I owe it to myself to only blog about things that were meaningful and insightful. But I realize now that covering up frustrations is not necessarily healthy either. I guess it's not harmful to allow yourself to wallow and grunt sometimes. It tells me that maybe this is a reason for a change in attitude....for a change in perspective.

I want to tell you how lucky I am for despite all these uncertainties, and I should say minor frustrations. A was exceptionally kind and understanding of me this week. I used to tell him how much growing older depresses me, and he didn't fail to reverse my negativity about this particular day. Instead, he showed me why I should be thankful for having such wonderful friends and family, who love me no matter what. When I was stuck editing and have failed to attend to household chores, he cleaned, did laundry, made dinner and even made sure I was hydrated and fed. To have been blessed with a wonderful husband, I must have done something right.

So maybe this week, we need a change in scenery. We're still editing, but it wouldn't hurt to sit in the park instead of our regular make-shift office table. While at it, I am scheduling some swimming time. Summer will be gone before we know it. I hope you're all well and enjoying your summer. =)

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

oh happy day!

So today is my birthday! :) Tiramisu care of my thoughtful hubby!

...and flowers!

definitely feeling loved =)

Sunday, July 03, 2011

happy long weekend =)

"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, or a new country."
-Anais Nin

I guess technically I'm a little bit behind in my greetings, since Canada Day has passed, but Happy Fourth of July to y'all our American friends! We've been busy the last couple of days (or weeks! Ha!) with all the editing we've been doing, side by side with our regular day jobs. We've been so busy lately I almost need to remind myself that it's okay to take a break once in a while. So free days off work, like last Saturday night (nevermind I was missing overtime pay) was nice and relaxing. We spent a nice Canada Day lining up at the Centennial Park Ribfest with good friends, a few racks of ribs, mounds of onion rings and fries. It was a great day to watch Canada Day Fireworks as well as catch a glimpse of Shawn Desman and Fefe Dobson. Thanks, Mayor Hazel!

We have tons of fireworks pictures to edit which means, we'd probably be posting them around New Years (haha!) considering we're a little (a lot!) backed up editing wise but we're at least glad we get to take our time but no worries, we'll get there eventually =) We're also thinking of new photobook options (the really nice luxurious, mouth-watering flushmounts) to add to our roster of products. We're currently shopping around for photobook companies and we're very excited about sharing this with you.

Next on our list: setting up our photobooth! We figured we'd be fully operational by September 2011. So excited about these new additions and projects!

My birthday is coming up the next couple of days (a day before my mom's actually =D) and I can't help but feel this almost anxious feeling I always get when this time of the year rolls by. It's almost like a wave of sadness, and not necessarily related to getting older but brought about more by the nagging feeling of having to re-evaluate my life and where it's going. I know. I'm profound like that :P But seriously, do any of you ever feel that? Like you need to review if you have what you've always dreamed of at this stage of your life? When I do feel this wave of emotion, I always try to remind myself how blessed I am and how close we really are to achieving our dreams. So  here it is, thank you all for allowing me to be myself, and most of all, thank you for letting us dream bigger!

Thanks August Empress for the cool background!