So much for “the blogging will be light” declaration — I went silent for a week. I don’t think this has happened since I went to Cuba nearly six and a half years ago. I’m still downloading the week’s photos, here are a few for now from the quick trip to Portugal.
May 20, 2013 by Gail
May 12, 2013 by Gail
May 11, 2013 by Gail
A few preview images from the newborn shoot I did this afternoon. Baby Jackson arrived two weeks ago, and already he’s letting the world know he’s a force to be reckoned with! It’s bench-pressing for babies.
May 10, 2013 by Gail
Remember how I said I was going to check out The Senator restaurant a while back? It’s been a few months, but I finally did. I should’ve taken a photo of the booth we were seated in because it was the weirdest configuration I’d ever seen — my friend and I were facing two different ways at the same table. Imagine a booth cut in half lengthwise with a wall separating the two halves. Now it’s become an L-shaped bench, and only person can sit at the short end. The two ways to be seated are either side-by-side facing the wall of the booth, or one sitting on each side of the bench at a 45-degree angle to the other. In either situation, speaking requires someone turning sideways. How did we manage this for two and a half hours without a neck ache?
Anyway, I just said nothing about the food — it was fully consumed, I suppose that’s enough endorsement right there — but I’m glad I went. It was more for the company than the restaurant, but at least I can check The Senator off my TO-resto list. I love diner-dining.
May 8, 2013 by Gail
This birthday cake was from a family party I was hired to photograph last weekend. The cake was for a 3-year old, but I know adults who are huge fans of Hello Kitty and would love it for themselves.
(Hello Kitty is a global phenomenon worth $5 billion a year and Sanrio enforces the copyright on their images. In 2006 I got in trouble for taking a photo of a Hello Kitty waffle iron!)
May 7, 2013 by Gail
I dashed down to High Park this morning for one last photo round of cherry blossoms in the lower grove, which bloom later than those in the upper grove. The parking lots were filled with cars even on a weekday morning, but the main crowds were in the upper grove, which worked with my strategy — to follow the sun, which happens to favour the lower grove in the morning. That’s why I went to the upper grove last night. If you go to High Park in the evening, the lower grove is completely shaded.
Here are some of my favourites…