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I should really resolve to be on time. For life. I always feel like I’m playing catch up, but I’ve been that way for 30 years now, so it’s difficult to break it. I always envy those that say they are early for everything. They must feel so prepared and organized! However, of all the problems to have, this is one that definitely should be manageable. I DO have control over my own actions, I just need to start acting sooner! Banishing my snooze button would be a good start…

On “the Youtube”

Anyway, what I really wanted to share with you is the excitement we had over the holidays this year! Many of you have seen the video by now I am sure, and some may even know the story behind it, but Ryan (my common-law husband) got his 15 minutes of fame at the end of 2011.

What started out as a weekly laugh amongst friends became a worldwide sensation and has changed the way many people will view Don Cherry forever. That’s right, I am talking about Don Cherry’s Piano Desk.

From a goal of “a couple thousand hits” to now over 1 million views, this piano desk ruled our lives for a couple of weeks. Ryan stumbled upon viral video success, and was suddenly receiving interview requests from some pretty big name publications and broadcasts. There were many blogs and articles written about it, but here are a couple that he spoke with directly:

Yahoo Sports
The Toronto Star

And then to top it all off, Ron McLean and Don Cherry mentioned Ryan’s name and played clips from the video on Coach’s Corner on December 31st! How insane is that??!! You should have heard everyone’s phones all beeping and ringing at the same time as we watched it with our friends on New Year’s Eve. Unbelievable. Check it out below:

 

New Baby in the Family!

In other news, Ryan and I became a first-time Uncle and Auntie on January 5th! Ryan’s sister had a perfect little baby girl named Hartlee, and I am just in love with her. I am so excited to watch her grow and learn and of course, I am especially excited about the photo ops! As I stated on Facebook after she was born, it’s amazing how one tiny little being can fill your heart with so much love and joy, just simply by existing. It’s fascinating how we can be entertained staring at her for hours, just watching her breathe, blink, and smile. She is probably the most smiley baby I have ever seen! I will do a full post with the official newborn session soon, but for now here’s a quick Instagram snap that is currently on my lock screen:

Isn’t she a doll? I can’t get enough of her little face :)

Tara Graham is a nationally accredited newborn photographer in Oshawa, ON, specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Courtice, and Bowmanville in the Durham Region.

Thank you so much to everyone that came by my booth at the Mamas and Chicks show On Oct 29th. Trayc and I had a blast photographing all the adorable kids!

After much debate (it’s nearly impossible to choose a favourite!) the winner has been decided. We just couldn’t get enough of this little cutie, despite (or perhaps because of) his impatience with the face painting, which left him with slightly lopsided whiskers:

PINIMAGE

Here are some other great examples of images from the day:

Leave a comment below and let us know which one is your favourite! Just a reminder for everyone that participated that Friday is the deadline to order your half-price prints from the show. We hope to see you all again in the spring! And keep watching for holiday mini-sessions to be announced soon :)

(Everyone should have their proofs by now, so if you didn’t receive yours, please email me right away.)

Tara Graham is a nationally accredited newborn photographer in Oshawa, ON, specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Courtice, and Bowmanville in the Durham Region.

For those of you that don’t subscribe to my newsletter… (tsk tsk!) here is the info on these awesome new frames – contact me if you want to place an order.

FRAMES
I am SOOO excited to be able to show you all these brand new frames I just got in! These frames are not your typical boring old frames. Think of them as being a piece of your decor, whether it’s the centrepiece, or an accent is up to you! There are so many fun colours and funky designs to choose from. I love that you can create so many different looks, from a more classic look with neutral colours, to some fun splashes of colour for the walls in your kid’s room. They feature distressed edges, and you can add a brown or black glaze, like the teal frame on the right in the picture below. They are available in almost any size you can think of, and you can purchase them with a print from a session with me, or just buy some frames for prints you already have lying around at home that need to be spiced up!

Gone are the days of matting and glass, it’s no longer necessary! Pick one image to fill the frame, or choose multiple images and display them in a digital mat. Also, check out the “double stack” frame on the top right:

In addition to my studio samples, I also ordered a set of four frames for myself to hang in our livingroom. They are all espresso, in one of each style: eva, ricky, ellie, and mary ann. They are so pretty, I actually hung them empty on my wall until I can find something to put in them!

Here are all the style and colour options… aren’t they the cutest?

I just can’t get enough of these frames! The possibilities are endless… I have plans to frame photos, artwork, mirrors, chalk boards, cork board…
Let me know what you think in the comments section! Where would you put one in your home? What’s your favourite style?
Email me for pricing and layout ideas – these would also make great gifts for bridal and baby showers!
Tara Graham is a nationally accredited newborn photographer in Oshawa, ON, specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Courtice, and Bowmanville in the Durham Region.
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