Longing for Ireland

A few years back, my husband and I traveled through Ireland for about 2 weeks.  We fell in love with it, and have been longing to go back ever since.  We have traveled to quite a few places together, but this is the trip we reminisce over the most often.  It’s not hard to see from this very small selection of photos I took on that trip why.  When they say it’s the Emerald Isle, they aren’t kidding.  I never saw such shades of green before; and yes, if your hair tends to be on the wavy side, don’t bother trying to tame it, the rain and moisture that makes this place gorgeous will wreak havoc on you!

But it’s worth it to see a country filled with more beautiful landscapes than you can imagine, friendly people everywhere you go, and great beer and awesome food.  And yes, those of you with an Irish background who are shocked when I say the food is great – it is.  mmmm Boxties… so good!


The Wonderful People at Subaru Hamilton

Well, well… two posts in a week?! Whaaaaaat?!  Oh yeah, back on top 🙂

In my last post I told you all about my photo shoot with Democracy Coffee House.  Shortly after that project, I had the opportunity to work with the fine people at Subaru Hamilton.  The General Manager, Todd, explained that he wanted photos of his staff for their website, along with a group photo and a Facebook Timeline Photo.

It’s actually quite amazing how many people it takes to efficiently run a great dealership, and this required a couple trips up to the dealership to get everyone’s photos done.  But I didn’t mind at all – they did help me pick out my Crosstrek after all!

Many people hate getting their photos taken – it can feel uncomfortable and awkward, and you may not feel confident in how photogenic you are.  But regardless of what the staff may think, they all looked fabulous, and did a great job posing for the camera.

Democracy Coffee House Photo Shoot

Hi all!

So, it’s been almost a year since I posted, and I feel horrible for that, but I have a great excuse.  An excuse that we all have, I’m sure – I was busy! Very busy! Doing a full time day job, and two others on the side.  Of course, photography is one of those side jobs, and I’ve been working away diligently at that.  So diligently, I’ve forgotten to write about it.

Waayyy back in December (yup, I’m making you relive those cold, dark, dreary days), I got the opportunity to do a project with a great coffee shop in Hamilton.  Democracy Coffee Shop is this great little place on Locke Street, that offers quite a variety of fare, and caters to vegans and even accommodates their meat loving friends (although, as a meat eater, I must say I love their vegan food, so yummy!).  They were launching a new menu, so I came in to do photos of the menu launch, then returned another time, to take photos of the actual products.

It was so much fun to do a project with a local small business, and have the opportunity to shoot two very different events for them.  Without further ado, here are some of the photos that I took from both the menu launch, as well as the product shoot!