Monday, July 31, 2006

I Do, I Do, I Do...... must be wedding season! :)

Since the season is in full swing, and there is so much to be done, I thought I'd share some of my most recent weddings.

Michelle and Andrew

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Gorgeous day, gorgeous couple, beautiful wedding site....

Michelle and Andrew got married at his parents home on the lake in Trenton. What a beautiful spot to be married, and the weather was perfect for photos and for the guys hanging around in black tuxes! :) Michelle was a vision in her dress, and dispite a VERY unpleasant cake situation, she didn't let it affect her day, or her happiness. Congrats to both of you!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Settling in....

We are in! Finally in our new home, and all is well so far. The wee ones are thrilled with their new rooms, and drag every new visitor into their little corner of the world to show it off. :) I of course, am delighted to announce that my HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION started today, and I am soaking up the content-heavy pages that I have avoided for years. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.......soooooo fast. I literally cannot believe how fast it is. I downloaded some stuff today and it was just done in seconds. I don't know if I'll ever leave my computer chair, but I do know that if I do, it will be for food, water or some other basic least for the first few days! :)

I got a really cool thing in the mail the other day.

I opened a small, square package to find the newest CD from Hughes and Curtis, a terrific little folk duo whom I met a year or so ago. I am so thrilled for them, and after a listen to the CD, I was thoroughly impressed (not that I wasn't already, though!). Their sound is a mix of original, traditional and contemporary folk music with energetic vocals and harmonies. They play all over the area as well as around the east coast as well. If you want to check them out, you can visit them at

The astute among you may notice that one of my photos is on the cover, blended with a painting by Deborah Sweet.

Not that I'm bragging, or anything. ;)

Thursday, July 20, 2006

What Day Is It Anyway?

The past week has been a blur of trailers, paint, pizza and cardboard boxes. Not necessarily in that order. Those among you who are in the loop may remember that we were to pick up the keys to our new home last friday (July 14).

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I however, had a wedding in the afternoon (shout out to Carly and Bradley!) and wasn't able to pick up the keys from the lawyer, so all was to be left to Rob to make the arrangements and be the first one to step foot in the new abode. However, life has a way of kicking you in the 'nads when you least expect it, and Rob was sent away on a brief (?) sojurn to a town in Quebec. Needless to say, it was not the most opportune time for him to be away, and it left a whole bunch of the packing and moving to yours truly....and I must share with you that physical labour isn't really my strong suit.

Fast forward to today, a mere 6 days later, and life is looking mighty sweet. With the help of a rag-tag gang of friends and bosom buddies, the new space is looking more and more like...dare I say it? Home. :) We've humped 3 truck and trailer loads, and endless numbers of carloads back and forth, and now there isn't much left that isn't a) nailed down or b) heavier than an elephant. The photography contingent was keeping the art alive for days of painting and (photo) shop talk (Thanks Jen and Jenna!!!) Olivias new bunk beds arrived today and were set up by the trusty delivery dudes from Leons. They were terribly vague when I tried to pin them down for a delivery date for the sectional we ordered over 8 weeks ago. Apparently we won't be reclining on the attched lazy boys for several more weeks at least. I am dutifully sticking pins into the voodoo doll of Sally the saleswoman, who was quick to take the money, but not-so-quick to deliver the product. Anyway, I digress. The girls rooms are nearly set up, the kitchen and bathrooms are unpacked, and I have left an entire garage of empty space for Rob to fill up as he sees fit. He will be so pleased when he (finally!) returns tomorrow and gets to check out our new home.

So come Sunday, (Official Moving Day) y'all will find me hunkered down on a lawn chair, sipping from my pitcher of 'ritas and barking orders. The only thing I'm going to be lifting is my drinking arm. ;)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Wow! A blog of my very own! :)

Welcome to the first post in my new blog, which will keep everyone up to date on what is going on with the Weatherbees, and also at Gerri Photography, and to share some of the changes that are in store.

As many of you already know, I have temporarily closed the studio down to move to a new location across town! We are re-locating to 40 Percy Street, right off the main Colborne exit on the 401, and about half way to the down town area. I am so excited to be renovating a space that will be dedicated to shooting portrait sessions and greeting clients. The space is being created with the studio in mind, and we are hoping that everything will be finished by the first week of September. I am still taking appointments for on-location family and portrait shoots during the rest of the summer.

I do want to thank all of my loyal (and patient!) customers who have been so great during this very busy time. Thank you to everyone who has made it clear that they think it is worth the wait. I value your loyalty and I am looking forward to getting back in the studio in September to see some of my favorite little customers again!

Another very exciting event is the unveiling of a new website, which should go live in a matter of weeks. I'm just putting the finishing touches on it, and I am looking very forward to getting it up and running.

I will do my best to keep everyone up to date on the progress of the move and renovation, and post examples from some upcoming sessions.