Monday, June 29, 2009

Computer Virus's

I am about at wits end here - the damage, and time wasted due to a virus on your computer is HUGE - and it frustrates me so much knowing that VERY SOON I am going to have to spend almost an entire day reloading all of my software, sending in activation codes again, setting up my preferences the way I like them in my editing software - urrrrr! What is the thrill of sending a virus out anyway? Come on now - really?

Friday, June 26, 2009


Beautiful Babies! My babies are growing, though still under the 48" height requirement for most rides!...Canada's Wonderland trip is coming up soon!...Ok, back to the topic at hand. Today I finished the announcement and proofs of a beautiful little babe - how wonderful to announce to friends and family the arrival of new life!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

School's Out!

School's Out For Summer!!!
It's been a good school year - but now it's time for Summer! Congratulations to all of the Bosanquet and North Lambton Graduates. And to our Amy - Congratulations Babe - You've Graduated to Grade 2!
ISO250 F2.2 1/320th Using 50mm prime and off camera flash

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Captured Innocence Service Survey

Well, this has been on my task list for some time now, and fortunately, due to my short attention span, not only is it brief, but it turned out to be pretty user friendly too! I finally completed setting up an online survey, and it's easy enough to fill out in 30 seconds or less. Feel free to check it out - fill it in - leave comments. I'm happy to recieve your input!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Shuttle Generosity

This past Friday was the Sarnia Relay For Life. This is one major event, literally hundreds of individuals from all backgrounds come out to support and take part in this event. The weather prediction this year however had other plans, there were predictions starting with rain, going through severe thunderstorms, and even hail...and a decision had to be made. The decision was made to quickly find an indoor location, and the Sarnia arena was booked. This of course brought on it's own issues, space - there would be no "tent city", instead, the groups were assigned sections of bleachers, space in general would be extremely limited, air circulation would be an issue with this large number of people...each issue was dealt with, and dealt with well, to those working behind the scenes - You did a fantastic job! Outside the arena was another issue - parking. Very limited, and participants were carrying lots and lots of items. That's were Hull Bus Line's immediately offered buses, fuel - everything covered, and when informed of the situation, the drivers volunteered their time as well to shuttle the participants and volunteers from the surrounding offered parking areas, including schools, and even a funeral home. I'm sure we'll never know of all of the things that went on behind the scenes, but I just wanted to make not of this generous offer.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Michael Andrew Teaching Style

Just a sample lesson on Michael's teaching style for those interested in the upcoming Michael Andrew Workshop on July 16th!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Details Details Details

Details from today's wedding. I always look forward to coming up with fun ideas of capturing the details of the day. Here are just a few from todays wedding!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Legacy Lappers

Sarnia Relay For Life – The Legacy Lappers 2008

This week Sarnia will hold their annual Relay For Life to raise funds to help find a cure for cancer. This is a look at one of the teams my brother Paul Gordon is a part of – The Legacy Lappers

*Note – There is a change in location to the Sarnia Arena for this event due to the weather!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Post Production...The thing about photography

The one thing about photography these days, is that it's not all about knowing your camera. Ok, that sounds strange, but the fact is, there is so much more involved. Even if you are just getting into digital photography, you are realizing that at some point you will be facing a computer - whether it be yours, or a touch screen one at your local printers.
As a professional photographer the tables turn all the more. I can find that at least 50%, depending on a shoot is spent at the computer afterwards. The combination of uploading, culling, and renaming files are only the beginning strokes at the computer, from there on out it can range wildley. With weddings, I will average 40 hours at the computer on a single wedding. But in the end, I am happy with the final product, and I feel I am giving the couple a very well organized, fully edited, complete package. Something that literaly would have taken months of time and shipments years ago if done on film, can now be accomplished in hours, with files that can be reproduced in moments.
And since every post is better with a picture, this shot is of the barn at the Red Barn Fruit Farm in Arkona. This was actually taken on a very dreary day, once again though, it's amazing what you can do post production! Check out: to find out more about this local fruit farm with heritage!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Relay For Life

Once again there was an amazing crowd out for the Relay For Life at the Forest Fairgrounds! Lots of people, lots of entertainment, and lots of money raised to work towards a cure to beat cancer. By the way, the girl playing the flute is part of the Forest NLSS Jazz band...she's my neice Ashley!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Forest Relay For Life

Forest Relay For Life 2008 from Captured Innocence on Vimeo.

Tonight is the night for the Forest Relay For Life-and what a night it should be! These groups work so hard preparing for and collecting money for this very worth while event, and then walk all night long - rain or shine!

ps. sorry about the blurry, something within' vimeo causing this on the post.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Party In The Park

Party In The Park Is Coming Up This Saturday!! Fun for the entire family! There's Food, There's Fun, And It's Free! So Come On Out!!! For More Info Call: 519-828-3076

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Park Fun

Tonight we gave the kids the choice -rolling down the big hills, where the tall grass envelopes them in, and you get to listen to their giggles...or the Wipe Out Park! Well, that's what Amy and Bradley call it anyway, because there is a dizzy dummy there, and a log roll, just like on the tv show! We had lots of fun, and brought along their friend Chloe as well. Lots of running, climbing, and of course...giggles!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Go With The Flow-And The Day Flowed Beautifully!

Saturday's Bride - we started off the day with a relaxing setting in the family's back yard...the day continued to flow in a calm relaxed manner!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Wilson Get Together



Today we had our Wilson Reunion out at the Arkona Ball Park - My Aunt Marian has been so great at organizing this get together every year with booking the park, and sending out the emails. In 1977 we had a family picture taken, (that's me in the red dress) in comparison here is the picture from today as well. Thanks Marie for getting this together.
...and believe it or not there were several missing as well!
ps. For all family members wishing a copy of the group picture, I will get a little photoshopping done to make sure I get the best 2 pictures to combine first - this was just a quick grab chop and paste job - but both Marie and I are in it!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Pete & Kim

I can not say enough about Kim and Pete! They are one of the sweetest most loving couples I have had the pleasure of meeting in this business...and what's more...the whole family lived by the same easy going manner...including their sweet Grandma! Congratulations Kim and Pete - You have a Wonderful life together ahead!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Bleeding Hearts

This was a bit of a tricky shot, mainly because there was a small breeze. This was one of the baby bleeding hearts on my plant - I love the bleeding heart plant, it is just so unique. This however was only at most, 1 cm in full length - very very tiny! In order to get this to completely fill the frame in maco I used a 2x converter, plus combined 3 extension tubes to adjust the focal length. Full Specs: Fstop - wide open, ISO 125, shutter speed 1/60th 16-35mm L lens with 2x converter and 3 extension tubes...a very long lens!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Stratus

The time has come, we are going for a van! Something Ralph has been against for sometime - supposedly van drivers are well known by motorcyclists as the worst drivers?! As a result, my motorbiker hubby has had no intention of going for a van - But - he changed his mind. So tonight I removed my sony stereo from the stratus, and reinstalled the factory one, it's shiney and clean, so now just needs a new home :)