Elliot & Esther

It was a beautiful fall day when the incredible (and hilarious!) families of Elliot and Esther came together to celebrate their wedding.  The rain held off just long enough to get all the group photos done at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area (but not quite long enough for the ceremony).  Thankfully, family and friends pulled together to move everything and everybody inside where it was dry and cozy.

Elliot & Esther, you are delightful, thank you for letting me share your wonderful day!  Congratulations to you and your families! :)

(And, let me just say… it was SO hard to pick my favorite photos to blog…)

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Sampson & Annette :: Dundas, Ontario

September 4th was a beautiful day for weddings!  Even a little bit of rain didn’t stop the smiles of this happy bunch!  A HUGE thank you to Andy and Craig from Imagine New Media (www.imaginenewmedia.com) for letting me second shoot for a few hours, it was a pleasure!  Sampson and Annette were surrounded by family and friends from different cultures and religions and it was truly a beautiful ceremony!   Enjoy!

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Keepin’ it Classy

I love trying new recipes (and photographing them, of course!)… and THIS one did not disappoint!  It’s pretty, it’s fun, and really makes me giggle!

Beer Butt Chicken

  • one whole chicken
  • one can of beer (or pop… I’ve used Diet Pepsi and gingerale and it still works!)
  • one cup melted butter or margarine
  • one Tablespoon garlic salt
  • one teaspoon pepper
  • one teaspoon paprika

Heat one side of your grill to medium (leave the other side off).  Open the can and take a few swigs… until there’s about half still in the can.  Place the chicken on the can (like it’s standing up) and set it on a foil tray or pan.  Stir the seasonings into the butter and brush it over the chicken.  Place the chicken upright on the “off” side of the grill and put the lid down.  Cook over indirect heat for 1.5-2hrs, turning and brushing with the butter mixture every 15min or so.

*Be careful when removing the can from the chicken– it’s HOT!  I held the chicken with a fork stuck into each side and called in reinforcements to grab the can with tongs.


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Summer is… (continued)

11. bonfires
12. family weddings

13. making jam
jumping in the truck to go midnight “spotlighting” coyotes (or anything, we’re not picky) and other wildlife sightings

15. lazy days at home with my puppy
16. cardboard signs that say “fresh produce” (and “free bunnies!”)

17. vacation bible school!
18. spending time with family (and awkward family photos)

19. cornhole! (if you don’t know what that is, well… you should!)
20. theatre productions that move you (and get sand everywhere!)

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