Saturday, May 15, 2010

may madness =)

And I thought April was chaotic!

It's almost mid May and I haven't updated. I hate that it's starting to feel like a chore! Our weekends are pretty much booked with engagement sessions and we've been praying for good weather since it's been crazy the last few days. It's crazy when we get nice and sunny weather on days we couldn't shoot, and cold and gloomy on days we've actually booked for photo sessions! It's been a pain trying to coordinate schedules but at least I am now invitation-free (finished all my invite orders and won't be taking more in for awhile! whew!). Anyway, these pictures are not recent but I just realized I haven't actually posted them. These were taken during the winter so most were indoor shots around Downtown Toronto.
A loves the idea of blurred backgrounds and here, he achieved just that with the people walking around the mall making it seem like there were no other people there except for Alex and Therese. The funny thing is, he had to use a tripod for this trick and we were hounded by security guards everywhere we went because apparently, you can't use a tripod while taking a picture inside the mall. Isn't that a strange rule??
I guess don't even ask how we took this one. It was tricky!
I love the SkyWalk! I always imagined walking along here in my wedding dress.

Taken at Union Station. For some reason, this vintage looking photo is my favorite one.

Also taken at the SkyWalk to CN Tower.

Last year, I made tiny flower bouquets for mother's day. I did the same this year, but with my handmade cards.
I also made cinnamon buns. Oh how I missed the smell of fresh bread!
The night before, we were trying to figure out what to do with leftover strawberries, (2lbs. of strawberries were selling for $4! I thought it was a really good deal ). I had made a mini strawberry shortcake cake the day before which I didn't take a picture of because I felt horrified by my icing skills. I used regular whipped cream and though, it tasted amazing, I didn't think it was photograph worthy. Anyway, I guess, the point is, we had so much leftover strawberries and I had to be creative with what to do with the rest. And since we've been itching to go to Canada's Wonderland just to eat some funnel cake, here's what we came up with.
Credits to my amazing husband for his excellent funneling skills!

Here's what we had for dinner a few days ago. I love stir-frying things! Isn't it obvious? haha. Anyway, I had some chicken breast and I didn't really know what to do with it. So I marinated the chicken in salt, pepper, lemon and a little bit of cayenne pepper. I stir fried some vegetables (baby bokchoy, zucchini, baby corn and whatever else in the fridge) with a little bit of soy sauce and topped the vegetables with the fried and browned chicken pieces. Just to make it extra yummy, I drizzled some thick teriyaki sauce on top.
I guess that's it for updates! Speaking of something new, look what I have to wear.
I say I have to because the last time I wore glasses was at least 6 or 7 years ago. I love the idea of bold frames although I'm not really sure if they suite me. Anyway, I just might post a picture of me wearing them someday. For now, Prada and I have to get acquainted =)

Thanks August Empress for the cool background!