A Little Shout Out to My Inspirational Friend Joanna Track, and her Life changing news service, “The Bullet.”

If you are a Canadian in business you’ve no doubt heard of Joanna Track.   An incredible entrepreneur, Joanna has spearheaded several successful ventures, such as the popular Canadian brands Eluxe and Sweetspot, with which most Canadian women (who haven’t been living under a rock) will be familiar. She then put her efforts toward a marketing and consulting firm called “Good Eggs & Co.” which not only provides consulting for small businesses (like mine!) but helps other entrepreneurs and contractors connect with one another. 

As if this wasn’t enough for one powerhouse woman to accomplish, Joanna decided to take her passion for providing digital content to the next level. Joanna has recently launched a new project called “The Bullet”, a Canadian news publication delivered daily via e-mail that provides a concise, abbreviated “shot” of important news to your inbox every morning. The Bullet makes reading the news fast, easy and totally mobile, which is essential in my fast-paced life. It's a quick, fun read and a perfect way to start my day. I love knowing what's going on in in world events, with an extra bit of attention paid to our home and native land.  And now I actually know what teams are doing well in sports that I don't follow.  Excellent for dad chats during shoots. :)

I love checking my email in the morning and finding The Bullet in my inbox.  It makes reading the news fast, easy and totally mobile, which is essential in my fast-paced life. It's a quick, fun read and a perfect way to start my day

If you’re interested in knowing what's going on in the world every morning in one easy read, sign up here: http://thebullet.ca/

 

 

The Importance of Preserving our Memories of Grandparents

Recently my family lost my Stepmom, Marie.  Marie had been ill for a while, but the loss came suddenly and was not at all expected.  In helping my Dad with the preparations for the memorial, we sifted through old photographs looking for great photographs of Marie.  I was stunned that we didn't have one fairly recent portrait of her, that featured her alone, that wasn't a snapshot.  How had I let this slip by?  This woman, who was the love of my Father's life, hadn't been professionally photographed since she was a little girl.  

How had I let this opportunity slip by?  This woman, who was the love of my Father's life, hadn't been professionally photographed since she was a little girl.  

Naturally, when we think of photographing our families, the emphasis is on the younger generation; the growing children who are rapidly changing in size and appearance from year to year.  As a result, the elder generation and even ourselves (parents) are often an afterthought.

I have had the pleasure of photographing many grandparents with their grandchildren, usually within an extended family session.  Rarely is a session booked just to focus on the grandparents. I certainly have never done this with my own family, as evidenced by our struggle to find a wonderful, recent photograph of Marie.  

For this reason, and in Marie's honour, I am working on putting together a special 'For Grandparents Only' Package.   I hope this session will inspire everyone to create these important photographs that will become such treasures.  Because, sadly, and perhaps unexpectedly, the opportunity for photographs will be gone.