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  • Welcome to the Gigi Blog!

    Blessed to be a mother to half a dozen girls & one boy. Wife of an undertaker.
    Photographer. Homeschooler. Daughter of the King. Chicken and goat raiser.
    Lover of Jesus and all things pink and vintage. ♥

Bumpalicious.

Now HERE is a cute pregnamt momma for you … Tammy, you are so sweet and such an easy going kinda-mom – my kinda gal, for sure!  

 

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Tristan, her son, was naturally very sweet and loving to his mommy … he came up with his own poses and this one just melted my heart. 

 

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An adorable family – I think she’s having a girl -what do you think?

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Can’t wait to meet your baby, Tammy – what a blessing!

Speaking of pregnant mommas, have you checked out the PreNatal Nights at the Lina Lounge? Every Thursday, from 5-8, there is a momma-to-be class for all you gorgeous ladies sporting some a growing baby bump … the class covers everything from breastfeeding to doula services. Click here for more information — tell Caroline Gigi sent you! 😉 

And now to announce the winner of this week’s giveaway, hosted by the amazingly-unique Simply Silhouettes ….

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First off, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to the folks at Simply Silhouettes for offering to do this giveaway. I absloutely am in love with their stuff – have you checked them out? I can’t wait to order three little girls’ sillohuettes to sit ontop of my piano … perfect!

 

So, the winner’s name was drawn by using a random number generator – www.mathgoodies.com – 

And the winner is #5 – Rose – who wrote:

Very cool and unique indeed. You find some amazing things Gillian…thank you for all the upcoming Christmas gifting ideas:) I have them all bookmarked…shopping made FUN and EASY…thanks to Gillian!

Congratulations, Rose! Please e-mail me and I will hook you up with your winnings! 🙂 

Also, yeah, I know I said I would announce the bride-to-be for my model call but I have to go through all the submissions still (they are still coming in!) and I will get back to you guys on that … it’s a tough choice! I think I am going to have to use mathgoodies.com again! Stay tuned!

June 8, 2009 - 7:49 pm

propecia - I want to say – thank you for this!

If Bubblegum was a {chair} …

… it would look like this!

My mother-in-law dropped of this *squeal* adorable pink chair for the girls the other day and automatically thought ….. well, you know what I was thinking …

HOW AWESOME FOR PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I bribed Lacey to try it out today after ballet while her little sisters slept …

 

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Seriously. How cute is this chair (okay, and my daughter … yeah, I think she’s pretty cute, too)?!?!?!

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 You want to know what I bribed Lacey with? Yup. Yogurt. Wow. Big treat, eh? Shhh. Don’t tell Lacey. She loves yogurt and could eat 24-7 (she gets that from her momma) so any kind of food is a treat for her. 

But oh dear! Look – real life happened …. and Daisy, our somewhat-insane-but-loved-cockapoo decided to join in on the treat. Poor Lacey – she’s smiling away and she doesn’t even know what is happening – and what a BAD mommy – just letting that doggy eat her treat!! All for a photo. *sigh*

Don’t worry. I gave Lacey some leftover chicken from dinner and she was super satisfied after that. 😉

 

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If you ever want to use my Bubblegum Chair for  a Gigi session, just let me know! I will be happy to share my pink-lovely-chair with your children! 🙂

Hey – thanks to all you awesome brides who have been sending in your photos and e-mail submissions for the bride session I am dying to shoot …. you girls are all GORGEOUS! How will I ever pick?!? 

I will announce the winner tonight on the blog (that’s the plan anyways). And I will also announce the winner of this week’s giveaway from Simply Silhouettes. I’m a bit late (sorry, guys – I usually announce it on Monday) but it’s coming. My flu bug yesterday really threw me for a loop. 

So check back tonight and I will see you then!

May 13, 2009 - 10:20 pm

Kayla - I absolutely love that chair and Lacey looks soooo adorably cute in it. I bet u will get tons of request to use that fabulous Pink chair.

May 13, 2009 - 10:06 pm

Michelle - What a unique find your MIL got and of course the color is just perfect!!! I love it. So cute and the pics of Lacey are adorable – just melts the heart. I love how doggies think we don’t notice there food “scores”!!

May 13, 2009 - 9:37 pm

Rose - I love these photos of your girl:)
I LUV the dog licking up the leftover yogurt!lol

May 13, 2009 - 9:36 pm

Rose - I love these photos of your girls:)
I LUV the dog licking up the leftover yogurt!lol

May 13, 2009 - 7:45 pm

Kristi - I LOVE the chair…pretty cute little girl too!!

May 13, 2009 - 5:46 pm

Jillian - That chair is really adorable! I also have a somewhat-insane-but-loved-pup. She’s also a little food thief. Sometimes we call her Swiper and the kids chant Swiper no swiping … Swiper no swiping!

May 13, 2009 - 4:33 pm

Catherine - That chair is just too cute. I just love the last photo! Lacey just looks so happy and adorable, all the while…. Just priceless!

Model needed {with} Wedding Dress!

Gigi Photography is looking for a model!

You will receive a complimentary session (valued at $150) and an 8×10 of your choice from the session. I am looking specifically for a model, willing to put on their wedding dress again and do some fun, creative shots in your gown!

No, DO NOT WORRY! This is not a TRASHING session (it seems people get very worried when they hear “Trash the Dress”) – it’s merely a creative-show-off-your-favourite-dress-session … with creative, bridal alternative photography. 😉 You get that?

Model must be available over the next 7-10 days and must be willing to be creative – you may get a little dirty, I’m not going to lie, but you won’t be destroying your dress.

 

But – I need photos, people … I need you to send me a photo of you in your dress ….e-mail them to me at gillian@gigiphotography.com
I kow the timeline is tight but I am hoping to shoot this model in the apple orchards of Dufferin County. Yeah, you heard me right – won’t that be GORGEOUS!!!!!

So fire me an e-mail telling me your name, if you are interested and a photo of your dress ….. if you can’t find a digital photo of your dress, just snap a shot of the actual photograph and e-mail me that.

 

Yahooo! Can’t wait to see who sends through some e-mails!

 

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May 17, 2009 - 5:15 pm

Trash the Dress {model} call … update! » Gigi Blog - […] I just returned from a three hour drive of scoping out locations for an upcoming wedding and some bridal portraits … very exciting! We live in a gorgeous province!!!  One of the locations I was scoping out was for my Trash the Dress bride/model call.  […]

May 13, 2009 - 9:09 pm

Bumpalicious. » Gigi Blog - […] yeah, I know I said I would announce the bride-to-be for my model call but I have to go through all the submissions still (they are still coming in!) and I will get back […]

May 13, 2009 - 4:23 pm

If Bubblegum was a {chair} … » Gigi Blog - […] to all you awesome brides who have been sending in your photos and e-mail submissions for the bride session I am dying to shoot …. you girls are all GORGEOUS! How will I ever […]

Wear your {heart} …

There are some special pieces being made up for my clients right now and they are gorgeous! Here is one I had this ordered for one of my clients the other day and it made me want to order one myself (I have two – one of each girl, but am behind for Lucia!) … what mother doesn’t like to show off their children … especially in such a classy, stylish manner ….!

 

These necklaces can be found in the accessory store of your online gallery. There are cuff links, too …. great for Father’s day! (Note to self – take pics of Abby’s cufflinks to show you all how stunning they are!)

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PYour photo is low-temperature fired onto a petite clay tile, making it permanent and waterproof. Suspended from a gorgeous oxidized sterling chain. 18″ in lenth. Clay tile size will vary according to image, but usually ranged from .75″ – 1″. 

 

 

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Beautiful!

May 16, 2009 - 9:33 pm

Melissa - I love that necklace, so beautiful!! Would love to get one for myself one day!!

May 15, 2009 - 10:33 am

admin - Rose, they are only available through professional photographers soooo … you have to book a session and then order one. 😉

May 14, 2009 - 12:34 pm

Rose - What on line store are these necklaces available to purchase?

May 13, 2009 - 12:01 pm

ROSE L. - OH MY GOODNESS…these are absolutely stunning…I won’t lie….I WANT ONE!
Gillian you showcase an array of stunning, unique, awe striking items at your Blog, I LUV coming here everyday..I’m addicted!:)

May 12, 2009 - 9:14 pm

Kari - Oh my gosh Gillian! I have been looking for a nice necklace for myself because I don’t really have one, and those that you’ve displayed is beyond gorgeous!! I can’t get over how beautiful those are! I definitely want one! one with both kids displayed!!!

May 12, 2009 - 8:52 pm

Joylam00@hotmail.com - I love the necklace, what a great idea! I was trying to think of something different for Father’s Day and I think I found it!!

May 12, 2009 - 8:34 pm

Connie - I LOVE the necklace, I want one 2!!

May 12, 2009 - 7:53 pm

Stacey - I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEee it.. I want one now!

May 12, 2009 - 7:41 pm

lori - Glad to hear you are hopefully on the up and up!
Too funny that Monday I spotted this necklace on your client and asked if you received it the day before for Mother’s Day!
She said it was from her Photographer and I asked who that was? She answered Gigi! I said that I loved it and we talked about trying to win great stuff on your blog!!!
Hope we can chat soon about my auction offer. ttyl, take care,
Lori

Babies, babies, everywhere …

I started writing this post last night around 10:30 p.m. and suddenly – BAM! I was hit by a bug! A big, nasty, flu-dripping-bug. Spent the night wrestling with him. I think I won but he left a few battle bruises – like exhaustion and a weak tummy – so I am going to try to take it easy today. VERY thankful for my Mother in law who offered to take the two older Ls out for a bit so I could rest …. amen to family!!!!!!

Anyway – here the original post…. before all that fun-flu stuff.

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Yippeee! Look at these cutie pies from my recent workshop with Baby Song

We had so much fun …. here’s the first bath of sneak peeks …. more coming soon! 

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So cute!

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Thanks for inviting me to Baby Song! I hope you had as much fun as I did!

May 15, 2009 - 10:26 am

TAnia - The pictures from baby song look great ! I was just wondering when the rest of them will be ready ? I was there too with my son and niece Brody and Astrid . Thanks

May 12, 2009 - 2:53 pm

Angela - Awwww… so cute! Beautiful pics, Gilly Bean!!! Maybe it’s time for another cute baby for you, eh?