There's a little slice of heaven called Stillwater on the Lake located in Fowler's Corners just north west of Peterborough. I've been so honoured to photograph elopements and weddings here over the years.
This couple from out of town spent a wonderful day and night at Stillwater after their elopement.
Having a dog will bless you with some of the happiest days of your life. And one of the worst. Saying Goodbye. Goodbye is hard, but we all know it has to be done.
These two families know that the time is coming, and asked us to do a photoshoot with their pets giving them memories of their four legged family members.
Tess is a Shepherd and St. Bernard cross with a very gentle disposition and a lovely red coat. Her humans have her on meds to control her congestive heart failure and is enjoying her time at home lazing around.
These girls below came with their humans for a quick shoot as they are getting on in age and Snowflake, the white retriever, has lymphoma.
They enjoyed a short walk around and some loving cuddles.
Unfortunately, Snowflake passed away the day after our session. I was so glad I could capture these photos for this wonderful family.
I had THE BEST engagement shoot with these two. Thanks Jeremy and Riananne for a great photoshoot with your cute dogs. We totally managed to finish up just as it started raining hard, and then coming home, it starting with ice pellets. And this is the end of April??? We met at Beagle Club Trailhead in Northumberland forest which is a favourite place of theirs to take their Beagles for walks! What a great place for a walk. So beautiful.
This is our once a year Magical Unicorn Sessions!
Date: Saturday, June 4 (rain date is Sunday, June 5)
Time: From 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cobourg, Ontario just north of the 401
Five digital photos of your child with the unicorn. One of them will have added enhancements, such as swirls and stars to make it look mystical and magical. Each session is 20 minutes long, which will allow time for interacting with the unicorn.
Two children per session. If you have additional children, another session will need to be booked.
There will be enough time to pet and interact with the unicorn. She is very gentle and loves children. Children can also sit on her and the owner will be present at all times.
We also have flower crowns for children to wear.
Last year we had a waiting list, so please book early!
This year we will again be offering our magical unicorn photo sessions. And, like last year, we will have the same horse. She makes a perfect unicorn. All decked out in her horn, flowers and garland. We also have some flower headbands for children to wear when being photographed with the unicorn.
The unicorn's owner will be constantly with her during our sessions. And, as you can see from last year's photos, she is a very gentle and loving unicorn. She is great with the kids.
The kids can ride her as well. She will not have a saddle, so the owner will show the kids how to hold on to her mane.
With a little bit of photoshop magic, you will have a beautiful frame-worthy photo ideal for gift giving and hanging on a wall.
Even though the weather was a bit chilly, we were lucky with some bursts of sunshine coming through the clouds, and no rain (as forecasted earlier in the week). We were so happy to have baby goats or kids as they are called, and some ducklings as well. All the kids (the human kind) loved our animals. The baby goats loved to be petted and jumped and frolicked around.
We are very careful with any animals we use in our photography. All clients must sign a waiver and a contract agreeing to keep a close eye on their children. We will stop a photo session if we feel the animals are in danger.
If a child is too small to hold an animal, we have alternate ways to ensure they have their photo taken. That can include a parent in the photo with them, or having the animal in something for the child to hold. Some of the children are a little afraid of the animals as well. We do not push them to be photographed, instead we gently show them how soft and gentle the animals are by holding them ourselves while the children can pet them.
People ask us what happens to the animals afterwards. Well, the goats are on loan from a local farmer, and they, of course, go back. The momma goat (which is not in any of the photos) is nearby so the babies feel comfortable. The baby ducklings are ours, and we raise them in our backyard. They stay with us all summer, and in the fall, they go to the same farmer that owns the goats. They spend the winter in a warm barn with other ducks. In fact, our ducks from last year's Easter sessions are enjoying quite the life on the goat farm.
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Cobourg, Ontario.