Monday, February 16, 2009

Shiny new blog!

While blogger has been good to me, I decided it was time to do it on my own!

Check out the new blog at

Of course, I'll leave this blog up as well so you can see the older posts, but for new posts, please go to the new site!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Kittens Part 4: Count Olaf

Olaf makes up the remainder of the Second edition with his biological sister Violet. We got Violet and Olaf in June of 2006 from 4 Paws, as a result of an animal rescue. Olaf is the ninja cat. He doesn't like being picked up and his furry little body contorts into some weird positions. Of course, his resistance to snuggling makes us want to hug him ever more. Olaf likes to join you in the shower and sit between the tub and the shower curtain when the water is on so he gets his paws wet. He is a stealthy snuggler, and has been found sleeping with us at night, but, of course, when we wake up and notice him, he runs away quickly!

Kittens Part 3: Violet

Violet is our one and only little girl cat. She is most definitely a princess. Violet and her biological brother Olaf make up the Second edition. Violet came to us by way of animal rescue. We believe she was a farm cat and that is way she is crazy about hunting her toy mice. She is also known as the furry alarm clock - especially on days when we can sleep in, she makes a point of insistantly meowing in our ears to wake us up. She is difficult to capture, will tolerate hugging on occaision and loves to sleep in high up places where we can't reach her!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Kittens Part 2: Klaus

Klaus is our furry grey kitten mouse. He is Sunny's biological brother, and together, my sister refers to them as the first edition. Klaus particularly enjoys sleeping sideways in the middle of our bed, he has a bit of an ear fetish and tries to lick yours when you are too tired to fight him off and he looooves honeysuckle. He's also a water kitty and will sit with you in the shower. Unlike Sunny, Klaus has filled out his kitten suit very well!

Klaus the kitten mouse!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Introducing the kittens, one by one... Here's Sunny!

The van der Bij household is a fun and furry place. We have four darling kitties and the world revolves around them! They permit us to live here, and in exchange we have to throw sparkle balls, brush them, let them hog the centre of our bed as we cling to the edges...

Of course, we wouldn't trade it for the world. The is nothing better than a warm and furry kitty hug! Sunny is one of our four darlings affectionately named after Lemony Snicket's characters. We have had Sunny and his biological brother Klaus since August 2005 since they were itty bitty kitties. Sunny enjoys posing for the camera, so he was easy to capture... I imagine Klaus will be the next willing participant, and then I will have to bribe Violet and Olaf to pose for me...

Anyway, here's Sunny in his slightly-too-large stripey cat suit!

Sunny Bunny the stripey cat

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Beautiful Baby - My Neice Bella

My neice, Isabella, will be turning 1 in two weeks. Crazy how quickly the time has flown and how much she has grown and changed in such a short period of time. How strange it was to see her coming flying out in cannonball-style (seriously, she just shot out unassisted - strangest thing I have ever seen) and now to see her greet me with a big toothy smile and her patented princess wave! I'm so happy to be her Auntie!

Here's just one shot from a visit at our house the other day. She wasn't in the mood for photos, and not even of bottle of Betsy Johnson perfume to play with could hold her still long enough for me to get more than a few shots. Of course, duct tape was out of the question since Mommy was watching ;)

Please wish our little darling a very happy first birthday!

Bella's first birthday

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Belly Boudoir - sexy maternity photography in Edmonton

Back at the end of October I did a small boudoir marathon and Patricia, in all her pregnant glory, allowed me to photograph her adorable little belly. She is one hot momma! Check out a few shots from her session - these little teasers are all you get to see, 'cause some photos just aren't meant to be on display for the whole world to ogle!

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Monday, February 2, 2009

New digital-only wedding photography packages!

Well, I've caved under pressure and have come up with another green menu (fruit, as opposed to gems and minerals for the packages) for you crafty brides that want all the fabulous coverage, but want to make you own albums or want to scrapbook your wedding. Now you can get a package that gives you all the coverage you want and the full size digital files that you can print yourself, and that's it!

Of course, you can always elect to order an album, canvasses, prints, etc. later.

Check out the new items on the menu here: ENV Photography Digital-Only wedding photography prices.