Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Trust not your prowess or your strength, Your only safety lies in flight.

This has been an amazing Halloween. I'm so grateful that I get to celebrate it in so many ways and that I've always captured such amazing moments every year. Maybe it doesn't have quite the same magic that it did when I was a kid, but if I try really hard, I can feel it again. That feeling that anything is possible.
Pumpkin Head

Pumpkin Pin Up

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Soul Keeper. Inspired by Ray Bradburry's The Halloween Tree

La Catrina, and friends.
A mini photo marathon with Britt!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Almost October. I plan on doing a lot of Halloween themed photo shoots this year. This is the first of many.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

River Mermaid

Britt and I had to use a rough sense of direction in order to find this place. It was a bit of an adventure. I so miss adventures. It feels like it's been so long since I've wandered around (even my own property) and climbed trees or explores dark, hidden paths. It was nice to revisit that for a moment today.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Today my dear friend from college came to visit. It was so great to see her again. Thank you Rebecca Cairns.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song;
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres,
To hear the sea-maid's music.

So, I just got back from two nights and two days in Owen Sound. This has been the most exhausting photo marathon I've ever done, but it has definitely been worth it. Matt and I headed north around 5:00 pm on Sunday and met my parents at my Aunt and Uncle's house. (How convenient that they have a house on the water). And so, I was FINALLY able to shoot my pirate and mermaid photo that I've been planning all summer. I have to extend a thanks to the neighbours of Balmy Beach as well for putting up with my shenanigans and letting me use the perfect dock to shoot at.

I can't show enough gratitude to my family for helping me out so much with this photo shoot. Finding a boat for me, helping with lights and the smoke machine, guarding the equipment while it was surrounded by water. My parents stayed up far longer than they usually do and then drove an hour and a half home the same night. On top of that my Aunt MaryLynn and Uncle Bob were nice enough to let Matt and I spend two nights and two days with them while we shot more images. One of the best parts was my Great Uncle, Father Tom, being there for the big night shoot. He's always been so interested in my photographs. I'm pretty sure he's my biggest fan.

I can't believe how lucky I am to have so many amazing and supportive people in my life. Thank you all so much!

On a side note, another treasured memory was just before Matty and I started shooting the underwater photos. I was sitting at the end of the dock with my tail on and a woman was walking down the dock with a little girl. The girl asked me my name and stared intently at my green tail slowly swaying back and forth in the water. I said my name is Cassie and she told me her name is Charlotte. After a few moments Matt and I slipped into the water and the little girl laid down on her tummy at the end of the dock and watched me swim out into the water. I heard the woman ask Charlotte "Do you think she's a real mermaid?" When Charlotte replied with "Yea!" I just wanted to hug her. She is the reason that I shoot the photos that I do. I hope she always believes in mermaids. I know I always will.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It is always 6:00... so we are always having tea.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Catch the fly and let the hawk go free.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Re-edited from last summer. Yay for old things being new again!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My Beauty is only a day dream in the garden.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Today I really wanted to shoot something but I'm not feeling so great, so instead I turned my subject from my last post into a fairy. Enjoy =).

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Girl in the River

Friday, May 27, 2011

A bit of deja vu from last summer.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

When I was little my mother used to tell me that while I slept, the pixies came and had tea parties in my hair.

Monday, March 28, 2011

A wolf and a person are not the same thing.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sleeping Beauty

Monday, March 21, 2011

Homage to Rebecca Cairns

... and the rabbits

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The act.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Trapped in a painting. Thanks for the lovely image, Degas.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thank you Stefanie Meyer

The Princess and the Pea

Brave girl. This was not safe.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My new best friend.

Thanks Pete.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Go it alone.