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!


The only thing that could possibly be cuter than these two, is seeing them as a smitten, newfound family of three!  These photos were taken back in July, and Claire + Mike have since welcomed an absolutely sweet little boy into their hearts and lives.  They were given this photo session as a gift by Claire's sister Jocelyne, and I have to say I am so grateful and honoured that she thought to do so.  I hope it will be a gift that stays with them until they are old and grey.  Seeing as though they live in New Hampshire, we decided upon taking the photos at and around the beautiful home of Claire's parents, overlooking Shediac Bay.  They had some ideas for meaningful photos around the outskirts of the home -- which naturally, I was all over -- and I also had some plans of my own to contribute.  Once a shoot location is decided upon, I always do a little scout out of the area directly surrounding it in case something jumps out me.  I am sure I look like quite the stalker, slowly driving around, gawking in all directions, but HEY.  I'm totally willing to looking like your Friendly Neighbourhood Crazy Eyes (for all of you Orange is the New Black fans) if it means capturing the best photos I possibly can!  Location really is vital in lending a certain look and feel to a session, and really does make all the difference in the overall mood of the images.  

With some "gentle coaxing", Claire and Mike were open to making a little trek down the street to a nearby open field laden with wildflowers and long, wispy grass - oh, my happy heart.  I hope this is a testament to trusting your photographer! Believe me when I say that we have your absolute best interest at heart, and truly want to capture images that you will adore.  I know that is always my ultimate goal.  As long as I give it my all, and forgive the cheese factor here -- but put my heart into it -- things tend to go according to that plan.  "You can do it, put your heart into it... put your heart into it..."  I'm sorry.  I can't help myself.  Bonus points to anyone who just busted a funky one there?  In my world, everything's a song! Once again, I digress.  My friend (and previous photography victim client) Ralph once suggested that my photography tagline should be: "Shoots from the heart", and I took that as the ultimate compliment.  I guess I just don't really know any other way to do it!  Thanks Ralph, still haven't forgotten that!  Claire + Mike, a huge congratulations on welcoming your sweet boy into this world.  I had a ton of fun photographing you two and your little bun in the oven.  It was kind of mind boggling how I gave directions for something and you just... like... did it!  Amazing!  It made my job seriously easy, not to mention enjoyable.  Maybe you'll be home sometime this summer, so we can venture to the beach!?  You can't blame a baby lovin' gal for trying, any excuse to get to paradise and run around for a while, and I'm happy as a clam.  Or crab.  Or lobster.  Before going into the pot, that is.  Perhaps I should say:  "Any excuse to get to paradise and run around for a while, and I'm happy as I am after I eat lobster." OR "Happy as a crab before he goes into the pot!"  There.  This makes so much more sense in my feeble brain! #longlivecrustaceans


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