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Pardon the Absence

I’ve been neglecting my blog lately even though I’ve been shooting a bunch of delicious images for my amazing clients over the last few weeks.  “Y U SO LAZY TLAW?!”  Remember the blog post with the beautiful maternity photos of my wife?  Well, she’s pregnant no more….

Welcome to our lives adorable Mini-Law!  My wife and I introduced this gorgeous, sweet, and lovable creature into our lives a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been spending all my available time with her.  I’ve taken the equivalent of “new baby leave” from work and have been enjoying the best 2 weeks of my life!

Thanks for being patient with me as I neglect my blog and nuzzle my baby girl.  I’ll be posting some tear-inducing images of amazing weddings and gorgeous engagement photos soon enough, but for now, enjoy this image of my #1 girl and my newest #1 girl.





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“Love” is Insufficient

It’s funny that with other people’s special days, and other people’s moments, it’s so easy to open your eyes and see the events that are happening right in front of your eyes.  To keep the camera up to my eyes. A simple click of the shutter.  There it is, the decisive moment trapped in time.  Then to come back to my desk and to say a few words about the wonderful day that I saw unfold in front of me.  Oh how easy it is to say a few lovely sentences about my beautiful clients.

I’ve tried writing this blog post for the past 3 weeks now.  Type type type type.  Delete delete delete delete.  Type type type type. Wash, rinse, repeat.  Funny how words now seem to escape me.  I can’t seem to string together more than 2 sentences to tell my beautiful wife how much I love her.  How much I love that she is carrying our firstborn.  How much I love the little boy/girl growing inside of her.  How easy it is to love someone that you’ve never met, and the only communication you’ve had till now is the sound of their little heartbeat.   I simply do not possess the vocabulary.

I’m not a very emotional person, but somehow, my heart beats faster, and I can feel myself getting choked up every time I think of these two.  This was the first time I’d ever cried while taking photos.

The word “love” seems insufficient. To Terra and my soon to be born child – you two are my everything.  This is more than love.

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Sharon Auld So happy for you both!! Beautiful photos Terence! Terra I have never seen you look so happy! You look gorgeous!July 18, 2012 – 11:28 am

Tricia Bennett Wow, wow, wow. So beautiful and so meaningful. My fav is the one with the sun flare on Terra’s belly illuminating your baby like a tiny “hello, I’m in here”. Such a lucky little one to be born into a family with an abundance of love.

Tricia BJune 8, 2012 – 5:08 pm

Gabe great words. great images. congrats to both of you.June 8, 2012 – 3:54 pm

The Cats-Outta-The-Bag Maternity and Newborn Photography Sale

I posted this photo to my Facebook Page yesterday…

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That’s right! That cat’s outta the bag!

Terra and I are finally, after 4 beautiful, but long years, are expecting our firstborn!  Words cannot possibly describe how ridiculously happy we are!  We don’t know the exact date, or the sex or anything else but that’s just all gravy to the wonderful news that I got one passed the goalie!  So, even though words can’t describe how we feel, there is certainly one way to express our joy – How about a THE-CATS-OUTTA-THE-BAG-SALE!

For a limited time, TLAW Photography is offering the first 10, (yes TEN) people to book either a maternity or newborn baby photo shoot a crazy reduced session fee price of only $99!!!  That’s a $201 savings off the regular price! Or a savings of 67% percent! SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT!! If my math is wrong…then who cares, you’re saving TWO-HUNDRED AND ONE DOLLARS! Can I make this any more awesome?  If I can, I sure don’t know how that’s possible!  More exclamation marks perhaps!!!

To also celebrate, I’d like to invite you all to attend the Images of Hope fundraising event on March 10, 2012 at Hotel Arts.  Images of Hope provides photographic memories to those families that have gone through turbulent times in trying to conceive.  As Terra and I were once on the waiting list for IVF Treatment, we understand the importance of this and obviously, this cause hits very close to home for us.  I’ve donated 1 maternity photo session and 1 newborn photo session for anyone to bid on.   All money raised goes right to helping fund IVF treatments in Alberta as this cost is not currently covered by Alberta Health.  As you’ve probably heard, IVF treatment is not a cheap alternative, and in many cases has set many families back financially for the joys of raising a beautiful family.

If you have been through IVF Treatment in the past and are interested in having maternity, newborn or family photos taken, I invite you to contact me directly via my contact form above as I would love to offer you a special on my photography services.

As for maternity photos of my gorgeously glowing wife – you’ll have to wait, we’re going to wait until that baby belly gets to massive size before we post any here.  I feel bad for Terra – I’ve got a big head and I think the baby will too!

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Kasandra Klassen Your insurance broker is always the last to know.

Congrats to you both!!!!March 7, 2012 – 6:34 pm

Debby K A big head is an advantage. It leads the way and the rest follows. …Anyway, we’re so thrilled. And what a great idea to offer a sale and to donate to charity. Way to go TLAW Photography!!February 29, 2012 – 6:38 am

shannon Congrats guys!I’m so happy for both of you. :)February 27, 2012 – 1:58 pm

Paula Mikolajow Congrats congrats congrats!!! Super awesome incredible fabulous news! We love you guys!!February 27, 2012 – 1:53 pm

Rezika Zurch Congrats to you both! That is very exciting! I love babies!February 27, 2012 – 11:03 am

My favourite image from New York

As the blog title says, this is my absolute favourite image I took while in New York City recently. Nothing fancy, nothing mind blowing, but full of meaning. I love every bit of this image, and the person in this image.  I love the simplicity and the smile on her face.  Sunday morning brunch at Hell’s Kitchen

Taken with my iPhone 3GS – but who cares, its the image that counts ;)


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Julia & Greg: single frame, NYC, NYC food, NYC sickness

I’m blogging from New York City!  I’m ever so quickly falling in love with this amazing city.  I’ve only been here 2.5 days yet feel like I’ve gained a world of culture already.  It’s funny how many ethnic swear words you learn when riding in a cab!  Just kidding (sorta) – by culture I’m of course talking about the food.  The food here is sickingly good.  I mean, I want to eat so much of it that I’d get sick.  It’s rather sick that I want to get sick on the sick food here.  I owe it to my friend Julia Newman who is a sick wedding photographer here in NYC (her studio is in Brooklyn which is one of the sickest boroughs).  She’s letting me crash at her pad while she graciously hosts me and my “I’m gonna use your couch as my closet” ways.   She’s shown me the ways of the foodie.  Anyways, enough food chatter – I’m out here for a number of reasons which include shooting a wedding with her and photographing at least one beautiful family (and hopefully one more! *hint hint Amanda Picone) as well as taking a photography workshop – always looking for ways to improve my work!

Anyways, I’m rambling on like only a photographer can – here now is a sneaky peeky from the wedding I photographed last weekend at the Silver Springs Golf and Country Club.  I’ll be back soon to blog about something else sometime soon!


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