NEW WEBSITE!!

WAHOO!!!! It's finally up and running!! I've been wanting to update and add an online booking calendar to my website for awhile...it's finally all come together. Unfortunately it did mean losing 10 years of blog history but seems worth it to make it easier for everyone to book. 

I know how busy all of us are and the going back and forth with me to check calendars seemed really archaic...the new booking page (HERE), will allow you to choose the type of session that you would like, choose the date and time, deal with the contract and pay the deposit (which I've standardized for simplicity). 

Now, you might be panicking because you don't have your hockey schedule for September yet...as before, this does not mean that you can't reschedule. However, it does make sure that you get a spot...and it allows me to make sure that everyone's sessions get edited (I'll adjust behind the scenes if a month is starting to get too busy).

Thank you to everyone for your patience with all of this!! Please let me know if something is not working right and I will get it fixed ASAP. 

There will be things added and adjusted over the next little while...some of the copy and I will be adding how to use the pictures more. Also let me know, if there is anything else you would like to know about.

Oh and HAPPY SPRING!!!!

Nicaragua

We love Nicaragua! We headed back there this February as I knew my family would be having a tough time with our first winter back in Canada. Seriously, what a winter back to re-introduce them to. Anyway, we headed back for some surf, sun and relaxing...as much relaxing as I do anyway:). We got the opportunity to be introduced to an amazing charity (CREA) through friends of ours. Long story short, we took a bunch of supplies down on their behalf to a local library that they are connected to. It was so cool to see all of the kids enjoying this library and the services that went along with it...I learned from the Director that as they were doing research in the area to see what the local needs were, of the 200 households that were canvassed only 7 books were found. The stats then went on from there in regards to education. Needless to say, there were a huge need in the area for this and it is so amazing to see the effect that it is having on the community. 

As we were leaving the library, my son mentioned that he noticed one of the boys in a soccer jersey so he wanted to bring some soccer balls down next time for them. I let the director know and she thought that was awesome and mentioned that they also needed ball pumps. So my son is on a mission this summer to raise money mowing lawns to purchase balls and pumps.

I then decided that I would also take a portion of my revenue to donate to CREA Nica as well since they are already outgrowing the space that they just opened last summer and have plans to expand. So Tot Shots will be donating 10% of all session fees in 2018 to this cause. I love that despite my contribution being small, it will have more of an effect there and my children will be able to see some progression with our donations.

Here are a few of the pictures from CREA and of the local kids that it is helping:).

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Newborns

I am so far behind sharing sessions! I wanted to share this session as I would love to see a bunch more babies this yearJ. This is my cousin’s family...aren’t they adorable! I was so excited to get them in the studio in January…yes, January. I was not able to take a lot of newborns while I was living in California because I couldn’t get back on their timing. I’m so excited to now be back and available for more babies. It really is such a special time to capture as they are not small for long…and now with a 13 year old who is as tall as I am…it really does go so quickly!

Here’s a few favourites from this session. If you know any expectant mamas, please send them my way!!

 

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