Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take... but by the number of MOMENTS that take our breath away...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Well, it's time to move the 'ol blog. New, fresh and more professional is just what we need! So check out the new blog, bookmark it and love it! God knows I DO!! I will be adding and updating the new blog so this one will sit, untouched. You can come back anytime to check out previous posts, but it will not be updated again.

Here is the link to the new professional, GORGEOUS blog. Sorry, I'm just so excited to be taking yet another step! So fun! Thanks! See you over there...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

1 year anniversary.

I so love this girl! Always smiling and full of constant encouragement. She is creative and the type of person you always should try and be around. I really met her over a year ago, when i did a mother/daughter session for her and have been in touch ever since! She has created her own blog, illustrating her talent at creativeness in scrapbooking and photography.

It has been a year since her and her husband exchanged vows and i was honored to capture this moment for them. Thank you so much for this opportunity, i am so looking forward to your next life event, whatever it may be, and can't wait to help you capture it! You are a definite inspiration.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

wind and romance.

So, the forecast for this day called for showers and wind. We ended up doing the session earlier than planned, just in case. It turned out sunny and windy! Which ended up making for some fun, romantic images. I had so much fun and am looking forward to your wedding next year!

Ooo, I almost forgot about the engagement story...

After 7 years of being together, of course the marriage topic arose a few times. One night when the topic came up, he actually said to her, "Ok, will you marry me?", and even in the couple of times i have met this guy, i know he can be a joker. So she took it as a joke and said "No, cuz your not serious, you don't have a ring, come on." So that was that. Then a while later the same discussion came up, and he asked the same question. While she was ready to say the same thing, he leaned over, opened a drawer and pulled out the ring. The emotions flew and she actually couldn't even start calling anyone, cuz it was too late at night! In just meeting this couple a few times, this is a perfect engagement story to me, I can almost imagine him asking the question, and can almost even see her reaction! Thanks so much for sharing!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when i get to photograph people for the second or even third time! In the early summer of 2008, I photographed the whole family, grandma, grandpa, kids, spouses, grandkids, it was great and now, over a year later, i was asked to photograph a portion ;o) of the family again! This is the youngest grandchild and in a year, she has changed so much! Despite fall, and the chilly breeze, we had fun and ended up with a lot of pics! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Serious cuteness going on here! Such a wonderful family, it was so great to meet you and i look forward to seeing you again! Good luck with your move!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Lotsa fun with this one! So happy, full of laughs and of course, love, this couple lightened the mood and we all just laughed throughout our time together.

Another beautiful engagement story. The engagement took place in Disneyworld, Florida. Disneyworld was contacted by the groom -to-be months in advance and arrangements were made for the couple to have dinner in Cinderella's castle later at night so they could watch the fireworks out the stained glass window of the castle! After supper, the groom-to-be arranged for the fairy godmother to sing a song, while the mice from Cinderella danced. Then... as if it could get any better... he brought out a white platter covered in roses, in the centre of the platter was the engagement ring! She said yes, and they will live happily ever after!

I must say, i am impressed with these guys! They get the marks for creativity for sure! Congratulations you two!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

referral contest WINNER

I just couldn't wait until tomorrow to do the big "reveal", i am just so excited!

I assigned numbers to the names of those who were identified as having referred someone, in the order they came in. There were 52 names of people who had referred me. I entered the number 1 - 52 on the website,, and a random computer generated number was drawn.

THAT NUMBER WAS 4! Andrea Williams was the forth name identified by someone who was referred! Congratulations Andrea! I am so excited to do your session, whatever kind of session it is! Please reply to me by email at

I had an amazing turnout with regards to referrals on my facebook fan page, helping me to advertise my business and i am so thankful for that. Sometimes in business as in life you hit road bumps and other things which get you down, but with your support and encouragement i have been able to grow this business and get through the challenges. I truly am blessed. Thank you so much for allowing me to pursue this dream. i only hope that when my photographs are looked at, it brings as much happiness to those looking at them as it does for me creating them. There really would be no point if they weren't enjoyed by others.

Thank you all again so much! There will be more contests and promos, they are just too much fun!

Friday, September 18, 2009

family I plamondon photographer

This family was such a blast, just full of fun, full of stories and super welcoming! Thanks for everything!

Remember to check out C-Bry Rentals, for anything you may need for any event! This is the family who owns the business! Thank Bryanna, I'm looking forward to working with you!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Couples have the most amazing engagement stories! So I have decided to tell them with each engagement posting!

This groom-to-be surprised his fiancé with a trip to Hawaii, where he proposed during a helicopter tour of the volcanos! I am so impressed with how thoughtful and romantic this story is and others i have recently heard, which i am excited to share with you, while posting the photos of their engagement session!

Everything was perfect about this session, beautiful weather, gorgeous couple and amazing chemistry! I could feel the love through these images while i worked on them!

I'm looking forward to your July wedding!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

true love. a wedding rescue story

I had two weddings booked for August at the time of my accident in July. One of them was group photos, as the couple had been to Mexico to get married. Thankfully with that one, the photographer in Mexico turned out great and it was fine to cancel. However, the other wedding was a complete day. I remember waiting for the ambulance in the water, wondering what i was going to do for this couple. How would they ever find a photographer in 3 weeks... Then, lying in the hospital, I had to phone my friend Jana, to tell her that i wouldn't be able to second shoot with her the following weekend and ended up explaining the whole thing. Long story short, Jana came to my rescue, having not booked anything that weekend because she was leaving to take her family to Disneyworld on the Sunday.

I don't know what i would do without you girl. Thank you for taking such amazing photos for this couple to cherish always. I will always owe you... big time. ;o)

And to the couple, thank you for your understanding, I wish you a lifetime of nothing but happiness. I feel like I really was there for your big day. Enjoy your memories.

The following images were shot by Jana, of Jana Kendall Photography and edited by me.

Thank you Jana, and to everyone who has wished me well during my recovery. Things are healing perfectly, now to gain back strength and to keep shooting!

xoxo Alli