Kid Portrait: Squishy


As promised, here’s today’s portrait feature! Perhaps I should explain the name… 😉 Of course, Squishy isn’t her real name, but a cute nickname… (hint: Finding Nemo.)  I think it’s adorable! ❤ Maybe because we call one of my younger sisters Boo…




We did this photo session last September, but it was right before my photo course and I bought a new computer and switched from LR 3 to LR4 etc, and I was busy and now it’s Feb. and I’m finally featuring the pictures here! 🙂 But maybe it’s better this way, a little taste of summer in the middle of winter, eh?




All in all, we had a fantastic time together! Great sunlight and a fantastic subject! She was about to start gr. 1, so Squishy is at the delightful age of learning and discovering new things for herself! She loves animals (obviously!) and isn’t afraid of bugs because she’s curious about them and what they do.




We had fun together, Squishy and I, the interaction level of a six year old is different from a one year or a baby, so I for one quite enjoyed it.  😉 It was my delight to capture a few moments, at the beginning of one of life’s journeys … with school just around the corner, so much unlearned and undiscovered, so many books unread…knowing there’s so much knowledge around the corner! And to be blessed to live in a country where education is encouraged 😀



*sigh* I could look at those sparkly eyes ALL day… 😉




Well thank you, for letting me share Squishy with you today…it was definitely my pleasure! To look back and remember last summer and look forward to this one!



Enjoy the rest of your day, and choose to find a piece of beauty in it no matter where you are…because He always gives beauty for each day!

Always, Aims


Of a Hat and a Cat…

With summer almost over, I still wanted to post one of my very “summery” hats.  The wide brim keeps the sun off and it’s nice and light-weight for those hot days.  Because it’s so simple, it’s easy to dress down or dress up with it. 🙂

The cat is a stray… she showed up about a week and a half ago and we haven’t been able to track down her family yet.  She just joined us while we were snapping these pictures and they ended up being my favourite from the set. 🙂

Always, Aims

P.s. Thx for snapping the pics, Sis 😉

Cute Kittens (Again!)

I promised myself I would stop posting kitty pictures…until I saw these. 🙂 It’s so fun to have little animals around, but especially during the summer when the kids can spend more time with them outside.


They’ve grown up so fast, and are just so fluffy and soft…and just downright cute. (And, I have a weakness for orange cats.)

Always, Aims

P.s. No, I don’t promise this is the last kitten post.

Blossomy Kitty

Well, I’m thoroughly enjoying the sunshine today (even if it is from indoors at the moment!) Maybe I can walk to my little coffee shop later on. 🙂

No epic blog post today, just writing a little note to say I’m updating and working on my facebook page today instead.  Posting and adding albums of some of my recent shoots that have been on here.  If you liked what you saw here be sure and check out my facebook page, I’m adding pictures that weren’t posted here. 🙂

Enough of my facebook rant, that’s not what today’s post is about. 🙂

Today I’m also editing this week’s shoots and starting to prepare some of next weeks blog posts. I’m already excited about what’s coming so be sure and check back in here. (hint: little boys with trains. I’m also really looking forward to introducing a very special person in my life 😉 ) That’s some of what’s coming!

For today… a picture of our cat, Night-Fury climbing in some blossomy bush (have no idea what’s it’s called; sorry!) Anyways, I thought it was cute…hope it makes you smile too! 😀


Hope you were able to take a minute and relax and enjoy your Saturday. 🙂

See you Monday!

Always, Aims

Today I miss…

Today I’m missing my kitty, Tango.  She was my first “very own” pet and got her as a birthday gift one year.  But…I live on a farm… and along with farm life comes the fact that sometimes pets “disappear”. (Yes, she was an outdoor cat because my Dad is allergic.)  Last fall… she didn’t come home one night, and hasn’t come home since. This just makes me more thankful for the few pictures I do have! 🙂  The picture below is the one that inspired today’s post… I randomly came across it while looking for another picture.


This is me and some of my little sibs. I’m holding Tango and the kids each have one of her kittens.  Their names are Mango (the orange one), Night-Fury (the multi-coloured one my brother is holding), Hiccup is the long haired one (can you tell we’ve seen How to Train Your Dragon?!) The other one ended up with the name, Salsa.

It’s hard to get five people and five cat/kittens to look at the camera at the same time…!!!

And…I couldn’t resist adding this one of Boo with the kittens…


🙂 Till next time,

Always, Aims