Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jesus Loves Me

I received this in an email, and just wanted to share the wisdom of the extra verses to Jesus Loves Me.

Senior version of Jesus Loves Me

While watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the church even bothered to ask the old gentleman to preach at that age. After a warm welcome, introduction of this speaker, and as the applause quieted down, he rose from his high back chair and walked slowly, with great effort and a sliding gait to the podium. Without a note or written paper of any kind he placed both  hands on the pulpit to steady himself and then quietly and slowly he began to speak....
"When I was asked to come here today and talk to you, your pastor asked me to tell you what was the greatest lesson ever learned in my 50-odd years of preaching. I thought about it for a few days and boiled it down to just one thing that made the most difference in my life and sustained me through all my trials.. The one thing that I could always rely on when tears and heartbreak and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed me...
The only thing that would comfort was this verse..............
"Jesus loves me this I know.
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong,
We are weak but He is strong......
Yes, Jesus loves me....
The Bible tells me so."
The old pastor stated, "I always noticed that it was the adults who chose the children's hymn Jesus Loves Me' (for the children of course) during a hymn sing, and it was the adults who sang the loudest because I could see they knew it the best."
"Here for you now is a Senior version of Jesus Loves Me":
Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.
Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.
When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song..
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."
When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love.
I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Get Your New Facebook Profile Picture Taken At Funion Days!


Profile PicNow Is The Time To Show Off Your Style!

Bring Your Friends, Your Pet, Your Vintage Car…

Be Creative! 

And Get A Cool New Facebook Profile Picture!!!

Saturday Morning During Funion Days In Thedford I will be taking Facebook Profile Pictures as together we take on the fight against MS!   All Pictures will be taken by donation,

Saturday 8am till 12 noon, 72 Allen Street in Thedford

Pictures will be edited and posted on the Captured Innocence Photography Facebook Page for you to tag yourself and add as your New Profile Picture!  Kandis Many of you know of the Fundraiser Kandis Hodgins has been forging as she prepares for her climb of Mount Everest in an attempt to raise money to fight MS.  Several events have taken place already, and more including a silent auction shortly will take place as well.

 Kandis had asked if Captured Innocence Photography would be able to take part in order to help raise funds, and after some thinking – I decided to have some fun with it that anyone can take part in!  So here’s the deal…Get your New Facebook Profile Picture taken and Support The Fight Against MS!  All Pictures will be taken by donation, from 8am till 12 noon, at the Smith Home on 72 Allen Street -  will only take a few moments, and will create a great memory!  Not on Facebook ?  No problem – come out and create a memory ! 

So come by- lets show our support as a community together!


Now Playing

Green Lantern

July 29,30,31, Aug. 2

Kineto Theatre- Forest, ON
Admission $5  Doors Open at 7:30PM  Show Time 8:00PM
Now Playing At The Starlit Drive In Theatre

36,752 Crediton Road / P.O. Box 1405

Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada, NOM 1T0

RECON 2025

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Celebrating 1 Year With Kian!

This little cutie was ready to play when he woke up for his first year photo-shoot yesterday!  On top of which – he was ready to eat!…not food, just, anything in front of him- grass, bugs…keeping his Mommy on her toes!  I love how his Mommy dressed him in the bright colours for his shoot – such a cutie!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Legacy Centre Tour

Saturday, July 23rd, The Legacy Centre was opened at 4 o’clock for tours prior to the Grand Opening Celebrations.  The place was filled, and the smiles were everywhere.  The Legacy Centre was worth the wait.  Take a quick peak at the new Legacy Centre – with Arena, Community Hall, Library and Child Care Centre as you play the show below.  See all of the latest upgrades, from hydration centres to Dyson blade hand dryers.  A First Class Facility for Thedford and the surrounding communities.

PS.  For those getting married and looking for a hall, this is the place!  An amazing hall,

and a kitchen your caterer will love!

Entrance Framed

Amazing Little Men

About two years ago I met Angelo for the first time – an incredible little man – he could actually roll over at 5 days!  I know this sounds unbelievable, but I witnessed it myself during his shoot as well (and not just once!)  Not a surprise, this Big Brother has lots of energy now and I’m sure will have lots to teach his amazing little brother Peter as they grown together!  It was so nice meeting the parents Perry and Maria again – just wonderful people, and I’m sure awesome parents!  Congratulations to a wonderful little family!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thedford Legacy Centre–Grand Opening

The event of the decade and more for Thedford and community – The Legacy Centre was opened officially to a packed crowd of excited community members!  It was an amazing sight walking through those front glass doors – open, bright and spacious.  This is just a quick glimpse of the entry way – more to come!Entrance Framed

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thank You From Your Community - 24/7

With this weeks heat it is not surprising the Volunteer Arkona Firefighters where going to be kept busy.  Yesterday the guys had a total of three calls including a field fire and a house fire back to back.  Tim Horton’s were being delivered to the fire hall by 8PM as the men were cleaning up and got the trucks readied for their next call.  Thank you gentlemen!  We really appreciate your sacrifices as you are there for your community 24/7 !!


*above images taken 2009

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Now Playing

Now Playing At The Forest Kineto Kiwanis Theatre

Cars 2

July 22,23,24,26

Tickets $5  Doors Open At 7:30  Show Time 8:00 PM

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Right Way To Negotiate

Every wedding is unique, therefore negotiating is bound to be an area you will be faced with in order to provide the best possible outcome for your clients.  July 28th, Photoshelter offers a great webinar on the topic.  Join In, to register click:


Sunday, July 17, 2011

John & Louise

It was absolutely gorgeous yesterday as the wedding day for John & Louise began – and it only got better!  The couple, the outfits, the church, the details; everything blended together so nicely this kind couple tied the knot, and began their new lives together as husband and wife!  Congratulations John & Louise, thank you for the opportunity to capture the memories of your special day!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Now Playing

Now Playing At The Forest Kineto Kiwanis Theatre

X-Men: First Class


July 15,16,17,29

Tickets $5  Doors Open At 7:30PM  Show Time 8:00PM

Now Playing At The Grand Bend Starlit Drive-In



Show Time: Sunset

2011 Admission Prices

Ticket Prices

Adult  $9.00   Youth & Seniors  $6.00    Children (6-13) $2.00  Under 6  FREE!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

five fun days!

This week our local area children have had the opportunity to take part in the most wild and fun week of the summer!  Five Fun Days has been taking place at the Parkhill West Williams School and with each passing day the kids excitement only continues to grow! Despite the fact that the program has a limited number of children that can attend (and it’s a large number, and yet the list fills up almost immediately!)  the final and fifth day is open to Everyone!
Comedian and Juggler Bob Cates will be coming to entertain the kids – parents, siblings, and friends!  This is something you won’t want to miss !

Join In!  Friday July 15th At The North Middlesex Community Centre from 12:30-1:30 

All Are Welcome!!!

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 Check Out Bob Cates Online Here:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Photographers & Watermarks

copyright_imageWatermarks can be a Huge debate for photographers…and Sometimes, a huge hindrance for those who steal images off of the net.  I’m not really one to go for the huge markings on my images, I simply figure it’s not that difficult to alter an image and remove a copyright – so I’m not going to destroy the look by plastering marks all over it.  I do know of some photographers however, who’s logo’s actually add to the look of the image…and others, that basically made a great image look cheap by “protecting their image”.  At least one photographer I know of marks their images in a way that I like – Matt Nicolosi – he is creative and fun in how he does it.

There are of course two main reasons why photographers watermark their images 1: Advertising purposes  2: to keep others from copying their images off of the net and reposting it as their own.  Recently a fellow Canadian photographer became aware of one of her images being blatantly used online for advertising by another fauxtographer

The photographer who actually took the image was Vancouver Portrait Photographer | Cathy Empey Photographer, a well established and talented Photographer out of British Columbia, Canada.  The image was re posted however by a “fauxtographer” in Atlanta.  Now I’m quite sure the actions are prevalent among “want to be photographers” who simply do not have a portfolio due to lack of work, however – be sure – if you take this route, you will be found out.  In this case – the fauxtographer was actually foolish enough to steal from multiple photographers sites, and or flickr pages, and posted them as her own as advertising.

  In essence, it is almost impossible with today’s imaging tools to stop image theft even with a watermark – plain or elaborate.  (the more elaborate methods will stop those really poor at PS though)   That said however I would like to direct you to a post specifically dedicated to a variety of watermarking methods, as well as encourage you to be sure to set your metadata in your Lightroom or Photoshop settings (as again – those who really don’t know what they are doing, wouldn’t know to check metadata either).  Check out “Creating Safe and Effective Watermarks” at Photoshop Tutorials for more details. 

Cathy         Emphey   DS

Saturday, July 09, 2011

GGS Screen Protectors

With all of the gadgets out there sometimes it is difficult to figure out what to actually take seriously.  The GGS screen is a product I found a number of years ago and now one of the first things I do when I purchase a new camera, is to to order one.  Many Nikon camera have a bulkier version of this that comes standard, I like the GGS screen much better – but Nikon does give the option – which is unfortunately something most companies have not followed suit on.  The GGS screen has already saved me one repair bill, and in general has kept my screen in pristine condition.  It is simply a clear cover that mounts directly to your LCD to protect from scratches etc.  The item sells for around $10CAD on eBay, and is well worth the investment.  Below is a short video on install the GGS screen that I found online.

GGS Screen Protector

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Now Playing

Now Playing At The Forest Kineto Kiwanis Theatre

Super 8

July 8,9,10,12

Tickets $5  Doors Open At 7:30PM  Show Time 8:00PM

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A Growing Family

Little Kyle was welcomed into this growing family recently, and I had the pleasure of meeting him while only days old.  This handsome little man had a full head of hair and the most adorable little eyes!…not to mention a very proud Daddy, Mommy, Big Brother & Big Sister!! Congratulations Van Riel Family!!!

Kyle 2Kyle 3Kyle 4Kyle

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Wedding Photography Spoof

It’s always fun to see photographers making fun of our industry.  Matt & Katie do a great job in this fun little video – Enjoy!

Wedding Photography Spoof Video from Matt E on Vimeo.


Monday, July 04, 2011

Red Barn Fruit Farm- Ready For the Pickin’

If you are looking for a fun family outing with some sweet rewards – this is the time of year and the place to go!  Arkona is known for it’s fruit farms, with cherries, apples, peaches….and the list goes on.  But right now – it’s time for my favourite!  Sweet cherries!!    I remember as a kid my Dad taking us out to Marsh’s Fruit Farms – Now – Red Barn Fruit Farm, filling pales of cherries, and having a visit with the neighbours.  Today the same country hospitality is still going strong when you visit the Red Barn Fruit Farm as families come from miles around to visit the farm…which also has a  special treat - “secret door” that the kids will be sure to search out! 

Note: Old Country Charm is also easy to keep up with in the 21st Century – check out what’s In Season, or place an order online at www.RedBarnFruitFarm.comRed Barn 1

Red Barn 2

Friday, July 01, 2011

Gerber Baby Turns 1

From the moment I saw this little cutie this morning I thought – Wow she looks like a Gerber Baby – I mean this little girl is absolutely Beautiful!  And then I see her big brother who walks in wearing his little white socks and shoes – and I realize these two are simply a treat for the eyes

Congratulations Little One – Enjoy your birthday – I’m sure there will be fireworks tonight just for you! Winking smile

Gerber Baby 1rsGerber Baby 2rsGerber Baby  3rs