The Adorable Donia

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I received the annual stats report from wordpress, it should be no suprise that Donia’s photos were looked at more than any other image posted during 2014. I think that her adorable little face is worthy of a second look (if not divine worship) and a great final post for 2014. I like Donia explored my (many) environments, smiled at strangers, giggled, laughed and was surprised by my luck during 2014

we have been in transit for the last couple of day, moving from Paris to Malaga, we are tired from riding the rails, dragging our bags through train stations, eating fast food, and sleeping in small hotels rooms! But we are here now, ready to settle in for a month in one location, ready to celebrate all the gifts of  2014, and look forward into 2015.

We want to wish everyone all the very best in 2015, we hope that this is the year you make your dreams come true.

Family Photos with Baby D and her family

I spent a little time at the park with Baby D, and her family, it is a great way to start the day, I smile for days after a family portrait session. First it is all the giggles during the session, and then I smile again every time I open the digital files to process the images. It took a little while Baby D and I to connect and get that perfect look.  

But it didn’t last long…..IMG_6669web 

I won’t take it personally that she found the grass more exciting then the photographer, I will just smile for the rest of the day! 

P.S. the rest of the family is pretty cute as well! 


Plaza Espana, Merida Spain,

Plaza Espana, Merida Spain on a Saturday night

Plaza Espana, Merida Spain on a Saturday night

We were sitting having a glass of wine in the Plaza Mayor, here in Merida last night. It was full of kids playing, parents with strollers, and old people walking hand in hand.  Thought out the square there are about 4 or 5 Tapa bars where music was playing, and people were visiting. I decided a long exposure showing people moving about was a wonderful way of capturing the light, and the life of the square.

Photos are available through my gallery.

Beautiful Baby Miya; may your week be filled with smiles

Baby Miya

Baby Miya

Babies touch the world with love.
— Author Unknown

It is Monday I and could think of no better way to start the week than looking at this beautiful little smile. I think her mom, who you can’t see, is giving her a little tickle! I photographed little baby Miya a couple of weeks ago, and every time I see her smiling happy face I smile.

I thought I would bring a smile to you this wonderful winter morning.

Happy Monday to everyone!



Father and Daughter

father and daughter

father and daughter 

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.  ~Author Unknown

More family portraits from this fall, doesn’t she have the cutest little face, the little princess actually smiled quite a bit during our portrait session in Fish Creek Park.

Donia, a beautiful name for a beautiful baby

Another little pumpkin!

Another little pumpkin! 


I met Donia last weekend, just a little over three weeks old and sound asleep we are reminded how precious these little bundles are. Another little pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. I doubt that her parents will tell her that she was found in the cabbage patch or that the stork delivered her!


Donia is gorgeous, and a wonderful reason for owning a camera. Her mother, Erin had maternity photos taken about three weeks ago, and it was a great joy to met Donia in person. I am looking forward to watching her grow up.



Erin, due any day; Maternity photography.

Erin, Maternity photography

Erin, due any day, Calgary Maternity Photography 

I have known Erin since she was a little girl,  of about 3 years old, it has been a joy to watch her grow into a wonderful young lady, and now expected mom. I was tickled when she asked me to do maternity photos.  Belly shots she called them, we had a great morning trying out different backgrounds, tops, toys, blocks, ribbons, etc.

This image is one of my favorites. Layered with a texture in photoshop that blends well with the dress, Erin’s gaze cast down at the blocks.  I used Nik Silver Effects Pro to convert to a black and white image.  Erin loves the result, and we are already talking about newborn baby photos.  And I am looking forward to meeting the new baby.

Baby Miya

Baby Miya

Baby Miya 

I love newborn babies, okay, I love all babies…

And I have great admiration for professional baby photographers. My wonderful friends Brett and Amrita proud new parents allowed me an opportunity to take a few pictures of their beautiful baby girl.


safe and sound in daddy’s hands

Miya, sound asleep for daddy

Miya, sound asleep for daddy 

I was over to visit Amrita, Brett and Miya on Monday and of course to take a few pictures. Miya was a sleep when I first arrived and Brett was holding her in his lap. She had just eaten and was dozing peacefully.  It was a wonderful afternoon and I can hardly wait to get through the photos that were taken.



Brett and Amrita; waiting for the little one!



“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.”

Author: Mary Mason