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We had two couples come into our class today for engagement photos. It was interesting to have so many photographers shooting the couples at the same time, but it was fun. Here are a few photos from the shoot.

*I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
~Author Unknown

A smile can brighten the darkest day. ~Author Unknown

It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body… the heart. ~Author Unknown

A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author Unknown

* Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha quotes (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

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This is the face of a statue my sister gave me. I think it is supposed to represent a female Buddha. Either way I think it is very cool. Here are few Buddhist sayings that I found:

*Fill your mind with compassion

*What we think, we become

*Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful

*Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

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I love sparklers, they are so fun! These days everyone is so busy and on the go and sometimes you forget to appreciate the little things in life. Make sure you take time to remember the good things, forgive and let go of the not so good things, live in the present and…….. have fun!!

*Fireworks are an art form that uses the night sky as the canvas. -Larry Crump

Curtis and Crista got married in Mexico December 2008. They are a beautiful couple who accepted my offer to be models for my wedding photography class. It was a lot of fun, and I bet they felt like movie stars having 15 different photographers asking them to pose and act natural and smile and kiss for 3 hours. They were great sports and a great couple to photograph. Here are a few shots I took.

*What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~ by Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

YAY it’s the weekend and time to get out and play. We went for a walk after dinner tonight to a nearby park to take some more frost shots. I told you I love the frost, it makes everything pretty, lol.

Have a great weekend everyone. I hope you will get a chance to smile, laugh and have some fun.

* Everyone smiles in the same language   -Unknown

* Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. – Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Karisa has been on of my best friends since junior high school. We have been through a lot together and she is an amazing person.  I was so happy when I heard the news that her and Jason got engaged. He is a great guy and they completely complement each other.  I am thrilled to be able to take some engagements photos for them. These photos were taken June 2009 in Edmonton, AB.  They got married on August 8, 2009 and are now expecting their first baby, Baby Mackey.  I am so excited for this amazing couple and can’t wait to see what exciting things the future holds for them.

* If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden – Claudia Ghandi