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We are very excited about a new product we are offering to our wedding clients this year. These genuine Italian full-grain leather albums feel good and are one of the best we’ve found in the industry. They also feature beautifully printed flush-mount pages that allows you to open the album and have the pages completely lay flat! What we love most about these albums is that they are simple, yet hot, modern, and classy.

We can’t wait to get our hands on one in a few weeks! They are going be absolutely stunning! Here are some photos to show you what we mean.

Wedding Album 1

Wedding Album 2

Wedding Album 3

Wedding Album 4

Wedding Album 5

Wedding Album 6

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This friday, we’re back to our regular scheduled programming… 🙂

We happened to dig up this song again, while searching for something else for a wedding client of ours and are loving it! On this week’s playlist for sure is Alicia Key’s “Unbreakable.” Love this girl’s voice, her songs, lyrics and groove! Totally makes me wish I could sing and move like that. Hope you enjoy this video!

Not a late night party night for us. We’re going to take the rest of the night to relax and be off to bed early tonight. Sam has to be up early and refreshed for a wedding he is shooting tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!

l0ve, mary

I’ve always loved apple. Yes, the fruit too. I remember growing up, we didn’t have much, but our first family computer was an Apple IIe computer that was shared amongst the six kids. Naturally, my brothers took up most of the time on there and are now all successful with desk jobs that utilizes their computer skills. In short, they are all computer-techy geeks, including sam, so he fits in quite well. I, on the other hand, was a late bloomer in the computer field. Better late than never is what I think.

my two macs

I got my very own laptop, a modest, 12″ ibook G4, which I was completely head over heels with a couple of years ago. Sam swears that I would take that laptop to bed with me if I could, but that is exaggerating… a little.

(An aside: sam has trouble accepting the fact that “exaggerating” is spelled with two g’s. And why does ‘maggot’ and ‘goggle’ have a ‘hard g’ sound, when ‘exaggerating’ is pronounced with a ‘soft g’ sound?? If you think you know, please help explain!)

Back to my story though, I was thrilled to own my very first apple mac computer and had no intentions of giving her up. Sam though has noticed that since we’ve been busier with our photography business, I’ve been doing a lot more work scrunched over the tiny screen for hours (a burden I was willing to bear, for my clients of course!). It also didn’t have all the applications I needed and the power to work with photos at fast speeds.

Last week, I celebrated my thirty third birthday. Yah! Sam surprised me with this and I could not believe how excited I can be over a piece of machine, but I was! It is just so pretty looking! (okay, I had to add that! 😉

my newest mac

For a while, we had been putting off looking at a new computer for me to do all my work until the money came in. And, I can never justify spending on something like this for me, even if we had the money! There’s always something we can put the money towards. But, it still takes me by surprise how God seems to provide us with more than we could ask for! Now, I can better serve our clients as it already has improved my work flow and space. I feel so blessed to have sam as my partner in crime, I mean, in life and business. He is an amazing person in his own right, but also a wonderful husband, dad, and business partner. Thanks sam! You sure knew the way to a woman’s heart!

love,
mary

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Meet Angel and Jamile. We are so blessed to have met Angel and Jamile a few months back when they were searching for a photographer for their wedding. Amazing, it was like we were old friends and we both knew right away we would be a good fit. They are one of the most generous, honest, genuine and happy couples we know. It’s always a treat to listen to them tell us about how they met as it’s such a unique love story. Kinda like a fairytale love story with a happy ending! It’s been fun to get to know them so far, and we are sooooo excited for their wedding coming up next week! It’s going to be a great time!

Here are some images of their engagement/anniversary session from a few weeks ago.

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This one would make a great CD cover:

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We love, love these shots of them. Don’t they look hot!

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So accidentally in love.

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They had so many great images, I could keep posting all night… one more.

Love the light in this one!

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J & A: thanks so much for a wonderful session! We knew you had it in you, you guys look amazing! Can’t wait to be a part of your big day!

Enjoy your journey together…

much love,
mary (& sam)

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It’s officially monday so I can blog….

If you’ve been to our website, most of you would have noticed our new logo! (just haven’t had time to change things on our blog, so here goes…)

Hope you like the new image! We’re hoping to change that up every so often to keep things fresh. We’ve got a few more ideas to work on, but that will have to wait till maybe end of this year. We’re excited about “the buzz” so let us know what you think. The buzz is going to be a place to connect with you, our friends, and all the wonderful people we get the privilege of meeting and capturing that make us look so good.

We can’t thank enough all awesome people we’ve worked with in the past and of course, those we get to work with now and in the near future, for your trust and friendship that enables us to do what we do. And we are grateful to our blog readers, and those who support us with your encouragement, friendship and rave, so that we can continue to pursue what we love to do! It’s our labour of love!

the buzz header

love,
sam and mary

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We spent the most of the day at the beach and hung out with some friends of ours. It was so good to soak in the sun, sand, and water. We watched the clouds roll by leaving the sun to warm our skin, while thinking of nothing but summer. Why waste it?

There were lots of young couples at the beach, but there was something special about this couple we were hanging out with. Perhaps, it was the way they looked at each other and spoke to each other. Or maybe it was their smiles that revealed a chemistry. Whatever it was, it was very obvious that there was something in the air. And though they are almost as old as us, it was as if they were still 21 and in love!

This one goes out to you two (you know who you are!) and all the rest of you lovers out there!

Happy Friday!

much love,
sam and mary

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cell phone sac 3

Recently Sam did an engagement session for a couple, who incidentally was celebrating their one year anniversary! Jamile and Angel will be getting married in a few weeks, so the “anniversary” session was a chance for them to have a fun romantic night together, kinda like the calm leading up to their big day! We’ll introduce them and post a few photos soon, but just wanted to post a few photos of my new cell phone sac! Angel was so sweet to bring a gift for me on her anniversary!

I had been looking for a solution to bring my cell phone with me more, since sam says he can never reach me. And bags and purses don’t always work with me. I like to travel light. So, thank you Angel, it will be perfect! Your thoughtfulness really made my day! Looking forward to showing you the images from your session soon 🙂

Think I’ll have to share it though since I caught my little girl borrowing my stuff already. It looks much better on her though!

much love,
mary

cell phone sac 3
cell phone sac 3

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Sam’s editing tonight and I’m working on album designing, so it’s another date night with my mac (and pc all the way for sam!). We could use a break, but hopefully that will come tomorrow! On the bright side, we’ve got each other and good music going, so it’s going to feel like studying for an all nighter with your best friend 🙂

Since it’s Friday, here’s another tune for you to enjoy for the weekend! Everlong by Foo Fighters. We tend to like the acoustic version 🙂 Have a listen, it’s our favourite this week, not exactly sure what it’s about, but the tune is catchy and the song is deep and full of passion, which we love!

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