What do you get when 1 lady has a vision of helping others and 4 others step up to give their own help? You get a 100 Women Who Care, North Grenville Chapter, Leading Ladies team.
Ashley Vincent had the vision of bringing this effective fundraising concept to North Grenville and Anne Eves Kotlarchuk, Su Ouellette, Dawn Rodger and Diana Leeson Fisher quickly jumped on board to support her efforts.
The concept of 100 Women Who Care is: 100 women + 1 hour meeting @ 4 times per year + $100 quarterly donation each = over $10,000 donated quarterly to the community that they serve. The first chapter was founded in San Francisco, California in 2000 - and the concept is quickly spreading throughout North America.
The North Grenville Chapter has already donated thousands to Community Living North Grenville and the Beth Donovan Hospice. Membership and support are gaining momentum.
So, no stale headshots for these Ladies and their website / social media profiles! There's no stopping the care, warmth, commitment and compassion in these women. These truly are the faces of 100 Women Who Care.
If you'd like more information on the concept or would like to organize a team,
"Like" and follow along on the 100 Women Who Care, North Grenville FACEBOOK PAGE
check out the 100 Women Who Care, North Grenville WEBSITE.
Now, I don't have a team yet. Who's with me?
She said she was shy. He said he didn't like having his photo taken. I said, "Trust me."
Amanda and Jimmy's Toronto engagement session started in their new home where Amanda and Jimmy got comfortable with me and being in front of my camera in familiar surroundings first. We then took to the woods where I could push the envelope a bit more with a gown provided by Arroh & Bow and The Handmade Bride and a coronet from Jewel Feathers. I knew in advance those borrowed items would SING on Amanda in that particular location - and Amanda obliged, at that point feeling a bit more comfortable with me and the process of having her photo taken. By the time we got to the town of Kleinburg, Amanda and Jimmy had eased into their session, full of genuine smiles and laughter, my own heart smiling, sensing these at-first reluctant subjects might have completely relaxed and were truly enjoying themselves too. ;)
Thank-you, Amanda and Jimmy for your trust. I know you approached your session with more than a fair share of nerves - and overcame them. xox
See their full gallery of images here:
Although I typically specialize in weddings, I will do the odd in-studio children's session for special clients / repeat clients / clients with whom I have built a special relationship. I have had the honour and privilege of photographing Mackenzie's extended family (grandparents, great-grandparents, cousins), her parents before they were a bride and a groom and Mackenzie herself in the comfort of her own home when Mom and Dad first welcomed her. This little nugget is not a huge fan of the camera (just yet ;) ), but with some patience and determination Mackenzie will eventually give you some of her cutest smiley smiles. Thank-you, Marie and Graham for continuing to share the people who mean the most to you with me over the years. xox
As I type this, I know Taylor is anxiously awaiting the release of these photos, excited to share with friends and family. ;) What a FUN couple! Thank-you, Taylor and Wade for your trust as I put you through the paces of your engagement session. SO looking forward to photographing your wedding this summer! xox
Will YOUR wedding be one of the best? We're on the hunt for awesome couples for 2017 and 2018! Are you in?
Vickie + Trevor: Married December 2, 2016: Party of 12 for The Westin Hotel, Shaw Centre + The Courtyard Restaurant
Vickie + Trevor opted for an off-season (LOVE December!) small, intimate wedding ceremony and reception to officially tie the knot. Including the bride and groom, there were 12 people in attendance as they exchanged their vows, cheered on by their closest family members only. Extended family and friends joined them later to break bread and the bubbly at The Courtyard Restaurant, but they still kept it to a small party of celebrants. Vickie was absolutely elegant and stunning in her Sophia Tolli gown by All That Glitters, her hair and makeup perfection by ShowPony and One Fine Beauty. Step-daughter, Arlie, was angelic in her complimentary gown. Florals by Floral Reef Design provided that perfect pop and accent to Vickie's bridal white. Much thanks to the Shaw Centre for graciously allowing us to use their venue after a flood and unpredicted maintenance thwarted plans at the Westin Hotel -- J.J. and the staff were life-savers. Wishing you a lifetime of health and happiness, Vickie, Trevor and Arlie (+ now Phoebe!)! Thank-you for trusting me with your special day. xox
High school sweethearts, Erin + Dan, wanted to return to the scene of the crime for their engagement session. That was a little easier said than done as their well-loved high school is now closed due to age and disrepair. However, a few phone calls and connections later had us slipping into the empty halls and classrooms, Erin + Dan reminiscing about their days when the building was full of activities, friends and hustle and bustle. Enjoy a few favourites from our walk down memory lane. xox
Angie Peladeau is no stranger to having a book published. In 2012 she taught families how to homestead in her book, How to Homestead: Your Family's Guide to Simple Living and now, in 2016, she's teaching women how to transform their lives in her soon-to-be-released book that continues to take a whole-istic approach to living and earning a living. Angie had a particular vision in mind for her book cover that she wanted to achieve in her headshots and book branding session. Can you guess which image was her favourite? You'll know it when you see it on the shelves. ;) Congratulations, Angie!
After several years together - several years ;) -- Allie and Travis tied the knot on October 22, 2016 at the eQuinelle Golf Club in Kemptville. Not the warmest time of year to be married, truth be told, but Allie and Travis weathered the drop in temperatures on their wedding day extremely well: nurses and iron workers are, hands-down, tough as nails. ;) Enjoy some favourites of our time spent together. Wishing you only the best, Allie and Travis! xox
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