Falling for Fall

Aside from the fact that it becomes winter, fall is definitely my favourite season. I’m no longer sticky, sweaty and forced to show my pale gams, and I’m ready to pull out fun boots and chunky scarves.

Sure, I feel like it’s dark more than it’s light outside, and sometimes a warm blanket seems a lot more appealing than going outside, but let’s be real: Fall becomes winter, and winter means Christmas. Did I just say that in October?

Here are three of my favourite things about fall:

1. Crisp Walks with Warm Drinks (Pumpkin Spice Latte, anyone?) and Lovely Friends

One of my best friends, Natalie, and I love to go on Photo Walks (a little name we’ve given to walking, chatting, and snapping pics), and we especially love doing it in this colourful season. Growing up in Alberta, we barely had a ‘fall.’ We went from moderate summer temperatures to snowsuits and rosy cheeks. You can see why we’re so excited about fall in Ontario! We grabbed yummy warm drink and strolled through a park in Cabbagetown, channeling our inner child and throwing crunchy leaves into the air. A true favourite fall activity.

2. The Colourful Leaves

I realize this one is kind of a cop out, because I already mentioned the leaves in the previous section. But I just love them so much! I love watching them change colour on the trees, and slowly fall off the trees, crunching beneath your feet. Though, I don’t envy the people who have to rake up huge piles of leaves! My favourite are the bright red maple leafs! A true canuck.

3. Love is in the Air

I suppose you could say this about any of the seasons, but I really think there is something romantic about fall. The summer fun loving is ending, and real love is starting to blossom. It’s starting to get chilly outside, which can only mean one thing: more cuddling. And with the days getting shorter, the romantic dinners can start earlier and last longer. Sigh. I love love.

(All images taken by moi. To see more, click here)

Well, what makes you fall in love with fall?

 
                             

Terrariums for Bud & Bulb

Just days after I made my first terrarium (which, I have to say, is still alive despite my lack in watering or taking care of it!), I was asked to photograph some terrariums for Bud & Bulb.

Here are the results. Aren’t the little animals and dinosaurs adorable? These can also be purchased at Tea With Gladys in Oakville, ON.

 

Mama & Baby Class at 889 Yoga

This class was hands down the most fun yoga class I’ve ever been in. It was full of radiant Mamas and the most adorable little babies (who were amazingly happy and not fussy!), and I felt warm and fuzzy the whole time.

Thank you to the wonderful, accommodating Mamas and Babies, and of course the yoga teacher! If you’re looking to take yoga (and not just the mama & baby kind), do check out 889 Yoga. It’s truly beautiful, welcoming and you’ll leave feeling reset and recharged.

Photography – Beginner Yoga at 889

If you’re looking for a welcoming, beautiful studio to practice yoga, you should look no further than 889 yoga. Originally set in the heart of Rosedale (but now offers the same great classes at the Thompson Hotel and the Four Seasons Hotel), 889 is lovely. Not only do they have some of the best yoga teachers in the city, they offer teacher training, nutritional workshops, yoga teacher training and a great boutique. Oh, and I should mention that the founders (sisters Christine and Emily) are quite possibly the sweetest ladies you’ll ever meet.

I had the privilege of photographing a few classes for them, one of them being Beginner Yoga. Big thanks to the people in the class who willingly shared their practice with me, and my camera (we were as subtle as we could be, I promise!).

Enjoy and Namaste!

Editorial – France Trip for Hennessy Cognac

In July, I had the privilege of attending a press trip to France to learn more about Hennessy in the Cognac region. Greg was attending as a writer for Sharp Magazine, and I was the official photographer for the trip.

Lucky for us, we were there during the Blues Passions Festival – an intimate outdoor concert series. We saw Hugh Laurie (yes, from House) and I photographed Sting from the photographer pit. Oh, and he had drinks across from us at our boutique hotel. And I mean boutique, like his room was next door to Greg’s and mine. No big deal!

Here are some pictures from the trip! I obviously have WAY more, but this will do for now!

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