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I’m not sure what it is about this photo… It’s not even really my style, but I absolutely love it for some reason.

xo Sandy

Neil & Nash Wedding {St.Thomas, Ontario | wedding photographer}

With the weather forecast calling for rain all weekend and the wedding split up over two days, we thought for sure we would get rained on. But luck was on our side ;)
The weather couldn’t have been any more beautiful for Stacey & Denis’ backyard wedding and we managed to hide out in the pavillion the next day when it did decide to rain.
Congrats Stacey & Denis!

Here are some of my favourite images from their day.

Photobooth!

Here are some of my fav. photos from my first attempt with the props I made, as well as a photobooth! I don’t think it turned out half bad ;)

I’ve since bought 2 more backdrops (one plain white and one lime green!) that won’t show any creases and just need to rig up a backdrop stand.

I can’t wait to see the next results!

If you like my props, you can find templates for some of them here!

xo Sandy

Dilly Beans & Pickles

Tonight I pickled cucumbers and beans from our garden! They are all dill at the moment, although I did get a recipe for mustard beans from my Grandmother that I want to try. I’m very excited to taste the final results and see if I can in fact make a decent pickle. I’ll let you know the verdict in a minimum of three weeks.

Here is the recipe if you’d like to try it:

Into a quart jar put 2 level tbsp. pickling salt, 1/2 c. white vinegar, tip of tsp. alum, dill on top and bottom of jar, 2 cloves of garlic, 3-4 cukes (or other vegetable of your choice). Fill jar with boiling water, seal and let set for minimum 3 weeks.

Also, something very interesting happened. You can’t see it in the photo as it hadn’t developed at the time I took the pictures, but my garlic has turned blue!! I googled it of course thinking that I had done something wrong and ruined the pickles, and found this really interesting article on why it happens. Personally I found it quite charming and I think I’m going to make a point of doing it every time. It can be my signature thing. :) I’ll post a photo later.

All That Remains is a Handful of Memories

These images were taken around an old rental house we used to live in. This is where I spent [?] years of my young life growing up. The house belonged to my Grandmother and belonged to her Mother before that (or my Grandpa’s Mother, I’m not sure). Regardless, it’s been in the family for years and was recently sold. The new owners have already begun tearing it down so these photos are all that we will have left.

Retro Bike

Took some photos of a cool old bike my Dad had laying around. My internet research about whether or not the bike actually folds has proven inconclusive. I guess I could always just ask my Dad. :)