Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Great Cloth Diaper Change! - Courtenay Event Photography

childrens photography courtenay comox

This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the local group of parents participating in The Great Cloth Diaper Change! This event was planned to make the Guinness World Record for most simultaneous cloth diaper changes. It also brought some much needed attention to the world of cloth diapering. Cloth diapers are not what they used to be! They are adorable, easy to use (even I can use them with ease, and I don't have babies! lol) and are great for the planet. :)

childrens photography courtenay comox

Local childrens store, Podlings, hosted the event in Courtenay and it went off without a hitch. There were 26 adorable babies and toddlers, along with moms and dads there to help set the record.

It was awesome to capture photos of this unique event!

childrens photography courtenay comox

childrens photography courtenay comox

childrens photography courtenay comox

childrens photography courtenay comox

childrens photography courtenay comox

childrens photography courtenay comox

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sick as a dog....

.... Is what I am! I am still in Cold Lake visiting my wonderful mom, sister and nephews, but the trip has been slightly buggered by a horrible cold that has consumed all of us! We can't keep the tissues in stock around here.

The cold hasn't slowed down the little ones much, just made them crankier... so us adults are forced to suffer through games of hide-and-seek, pillow fight, "Who's hiding behind the red curtain", and train building despite feeling awful. It's a good thing we all love the little ones :)

I also had an AWFUL allergic reaction to the soap I used my first day here, and am COVERED in a rash. Pretty much anywhere the soap touched (ie. EVERYWHERE!) is covered in itchy, red blotches... Good times :)

On a positive note, I am still enjoying time with my family! My eldest nephew ADORES me and can't go a minute without playing games with me. since I'm sleeping in his room with him, I get woken up every morning by his cheerful face jumping up onto my bed. Perfect!

Now if only I could convince him to sleep in past 7am! Lol

<3 Gillian - Posted from my iPhone

Location:45 St,Cold Lake,Canada

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's finally happened....




.... I've become a West Coast Wimp!!

When I moved to Vancouver Island from Ontario 6 years ago, I used to chuckle to myself when all my new West Coast friends whined about one centimeter of snow, or a temperature below 5•C.

I was proud of the fact that I came from Ontario, where are summers are HOT (oh, how I miss that heat!) and our winters are COLD (I thought I missed the cold and snow....) Well, I think I may have to apologize to all my friends and family back in Comox, because I have DEFINITELY, 100% lost my Ontario toughness!

I left Comox on Monday afternoon and said goodbye to blue skies and 10•C weather... I am now in Edmonton, and heading north to Cold Lake, and Frrrrrrrrrrrrreezing!!

I have no idea what the actual temperature is here, but I do know it's not unreasonably cold (for here). The bus driver who's bringing us to Cold Lake commented on how sunny and "warm" it is today. I kid you not... He used the word warm to describe what I would call RIDICULOUSLY FREAKING COLD!! As in, I was outside for about 5 minutes max before I started whining to my mom about frost bite. Lol

So, it's official, I can no longer call myself a Winter-Tough Canadian. Instead I'm a West Coast Wimp.

I guess this just means I'll have to call gorgeous Vancouver Island home for the rest of my life. :)

I hope all my Comox Valley readers are enjoying some warm sunshine! If you are, send happy warm thoughts my way for the rest of the week.

<3 Gillian

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Location:Unnamed Rd,Lesser Slave River No.124,Canada

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring Special - Childrens photography in the Comox Valley

photography props special comox

I've been perusing Etsy for fun photo props, which is a bad habit of mine (I'm telling you, if you have not discovered the amazingness that is Etsy.... Don't start now! It will suck you in with it's adoreableness!) I wish I had closets and closets full of props and outfits to offer my clients... and then it hit me! My Spring Special idea :)

spring photo props tutu Comox

I want to build my prop collection, and you want adorable photos of your little ones, so here's what I have to offer you:

- 1-2 hour shoot, in up to two locations (outdoors, studio or both)
- 25 digital images and the rights to print in sizes up to 8x10 (that's 10 more images than my usual package!)
- your choice of two props from the wonderful Etsy shop PetitePeanut to feature in your shoot (ie: one royal tutu and a headband, or one royal tutu and boys tie)
- one 11x14 enlargement from your session

All this for only $175! It's a great deal for you, and when we're done I'll have a closet full of props :) Sessions can be booked anytime this spring/summer, just contact me for details and to choose your props.

And if you're not sold yet, just head over to the Petite Peanut to look at their ADORABLE stuff and you'll most certainly be won over ;)

<3 Gillian

P.S. Just three months until my wedding day, which means just three months and one week until the wedding shooting season begins!! I still have two spots left, so call soon to book :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My new wedding site is up! - Comox Wedding Photography

Comox wedding photographer website

My new wedding website is finally live! So if you're engaged and looking for a photographer you can stop by the site to check out photo galleries showcasing my work and get an idea of the package that I offer.

You can still access my portrait site through the same link, just choose Portraits or Weddings, depending on what you're interested in!

I've decided to open up two more dates for weddings in 2011, so if you are looking for a photographer, get in touch soon before i fill up!

<3 Gillian