HELLO DARLIN.

NICE TO SEE YA.



If you sang this line, we will get along juuuuuust fine. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit! Allow me to introduce myself, and attempt to summarize what it is that I’m doing here in the Blogosphere. (Key word is attempt. Those of you who know me know that I tend to write short novels for e-mails and my voice mails more closely resemble Shakespearian soliloquies than “call me backs.”) Runs in the family. Alas, that is I. Who am I you ask? Kathy… a not so typical Photographer. Greeting card business enthusiast. Multi-passionate entrepreneur. Idea girl. Dreamer. Lover of life. Happy. Most days my brain is racing so fast with ideas and things I want to do, that I feel I’m too passionate for my own good. Who am I not? Perfectly organized. A fantastic housekeeper or gardener. My shoe collection would make Carrie Bradshaw cringe, and I get more excited about a good vintage score at Frenchy’s than I ever would about a Prada purse. Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate a fine set of heels like the next girl, but I just don't believe we have to spend the family fortune to look put together. I’m a pretty simple gal who believes there is a time and a place for everything. Including but not limited to: gummy bears, boxed wine, Zoodles, Mr. Noodles and occasionally (okay... very occasionally) Beefaroni. There, I said it, and frankly it feels quite good to get it off my chest. So it's no secret that I am fairly passionate, and put a lot of heart and soul into the things that inspire me. That means in business and in life because I feel like the two are really intertwined anyway - "How you do anything is how you do everything!" I believe that Confucius was right when he said "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it". I have realized over time that I can't help but see beauty. It is a problem at times. (Forget texting and driving, one shouldn't be permitted to "see beauty", or potential photo session locations for that matter, while driving.) I digress. When beauty jumps out of the world at you, it is easy to become passionate about photography - for me, it is a way to relay to others the beauty that I see in my minds eye. Life is short, this we all know. We are meant to enjoy it, appreciating and celebrating those who are important to us, in this lifetime. This blog is an immediate outlet for me to express and humour myself (and those who stumble by) attach sneak peeks of the happenings here at Legacy Junction Studios, offer fun contests and specials, and chronicle what’s going on in my crazy world. Feel free to sniff around - just promise not to laugh at my wordiness, okay? I truly can't resist! If you know me, you KNOW that is true! (To thine own self be true, no?) Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m so humbled and flattered that you’ve visited and would love to know! You’re welcome and encouraged to leave comments, and say hello!

A BABY BUMP + MY HOMEDOG BRUIN


I sipped my coffee, while dreaming, reflecting, and breathing in the beauty surrounding me at Conrad's beach on a scrumptious Nova Scotia morn.  A sense of peace washed over me, as I found myself feeling incredibly blessed.  If ever you are feeling out of whack or overwhelmed by the monotony of everyday life, I would highly recommend taking to the beach in the very early morning hours.  There is a stillness and wonder that radiates, penetrating to the very depths of your being as worries get swept away on an ocean breeze.  There comes a subtle knowing that while much of the world is still fast asleep - not you.  You are very much alive.  We need these reminders, that you could easily be one of them, missing this!  The beach tends to have a way of soothing one's soul, and restoring perspective like an old, good friend.  Particularly though, in those calm, quiet, early morning hours as the sun is rising to greet the day.  When my new friends Courtney and Ryan arrived, we had a little chat as we ventured to the water.  When Courtney asked where I was from, I -- with the same pride I always do -- announced that it was Sussex, New Brunswick.  Well, lo and behold, can you guess the birthplace of their beautiful doggy? You got it.  We were instant kindred spirits, my HomeDog Bruin and I.  And he performed for the camera during our time together in a fashion that wouldn't let me to forget it (or him).  He was bound and determined to make an impression on my heart, and he did.  Diggin' holes like it was his JOB, enjoying camaraderie with his fellow beach-going doggies, and fetchin' balls like nobody's business.  The other two stars of the show, Courtney and Ryan, managed to win my heart a wee bit themselves.  These two?  Very kind, laid back and easy going, and I admired their apparent love for one another as their sweet puppy frolicked joyfully around them.  Bruin was in doggy heaven on that beach, which happens to be a favourite of theirs.  Although slightly distracted by his hole digging responsibilities, Bruin still managed to fulfill his belly protecting/photo taking duties with style and ease.  Multi-tasking like a champ!  Sure, he broke free a time or two, overcome by a few shiny lures in the distance, but for the most part this doggy seemed to be acutely aware of his purpose and did not disappoint. Courtney couldn't possibly have been more sweet or stunning as a first time mama-to-be, and it was clear that there wasn't much Ryan wouldn't do to make his lady happy.  Sessions can take time to orchestrate from start to finish, and Ryan was incredibly patient with the crazy camera lady who probably said: "ohhh, just one more..." and "promise, this is the last one!!" a few too many times.  Thanks for a beautiful beach morning Courtney, Ryan + Bruin.  It was certainly a joy to spend some time on the beach with you guys.  I can't wait to meet your new bundle soon enough and for our next shoot!  Won't be long now.

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