'I think it’s fair to say that a romance was sparked while in that Danish basket-making class a decade ago. She still has her first basket, and I am impressed with the level of her skill, right from the start. It’s a really nice basket! Talking to Lene today at her willow farm on Lake Erie, I practically see hearts and stars in her eyes when she talks about making baskets.' -Jennifer Elliotson
Last year we visited Lene to learn about the process of making a basket... You can read the original article written by Jennifer Elliotson. These are a few photos from the most recent photography session with Lene.
Beth is the creator of Sweetie Pies Bakery. it must have been about 6 years ago that i was shooting an august wedding-peach season-and for dessert they served the most mouth watering, delicious peach pie. i raved about this peach pie to everyone. it. was. DELISH! years later, when i met beth, i learned she was the maker of this pie. mind blown. (i continue to blame her for my addiction)
this is a sweet little shoot for her other label: Niagara Jam Co. If you're looking for these fine foods as well as her pies and tarts you'll need to visit the St. Catharines Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings and Fridays at her bakery.
and in her spare time...she makes this fabulous handmade soap. i've recently spotted this at the craft arts market in downtown St. Catharines...
have a fabulous long weekend friends!
my commercial work is very happy-it has it's own space here on the NWP+C website! we love photographing weddings and couples madly in love and when i'm not at a wedding you can find me hleping local buinesses with their photos-it may be product, the business space or a business portrait if your website needs new imagery please let me know how we can help. enjoy this little feature from one of our latest shoots.
i'd still consider myself the new kid on the block as we've recently moved from the quiet neighbourhood in Vineland to a very busy and colourful neighbourhood in downtown st. catharines. a few of my favourites things about being in the city so far: visiting the market, walking to do errands... the beautiful noise of festival weekends! we're still exploring and finding favourite restaurants and cafes. last fall i enjoyed a beautiful evening with friends at la scala and i was super excited when they contacted me about shooting for their new website!
a gem of a restaurant on queen street in st. catharines serving up authentic italian cuisine... by authentic i mean the owner, Joe, has his own olive tree in the backyard. we had the pleasure of sampling most of the menu and will be frequent visitors! special thank you carolee, my food stylist extraordinaire who helped with this shoot.
my beautiful niece celebrating a major milestone. prom! congratulations maddie. xo
'We met in Toronto while Erns was on a 3 month work secondment from South Africa. We met, fell in love, and he left 3 months later.
After Erns went back to South Africa, we kept in touch constantly, even though we didn't think anything would come from it. About 6 months later, we decided enough was enough, and met half way in London. We think of this as our first date. We met in the hotel lobby, and it was like we had never been apart. We went for lunch right away at a cute Italian bistro. We talked like old friends.'
These 'old friends got married on a warm and beautiful summer day last season. Marija and Erns celebrated at Chateau Des Charmes but before their reception they had a 'first look at Centennial Park in Stoney Creek and were then married at their local Serbian Church.
There's too much pretty to squeeze into one blog post so you'll have to visit next week to see their gorgeous ceremony and reception!