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    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. ♥

Dance in the {Sunshine}…

Hubby and I took the girls to an apple orchard tonight – we promised the three Ls (Lacey, 5, Lyla, 2, and Lucia, 1) a tea party at sunset … little did they know it was really a treat for mommy and her camera. Sneaky, eh? 

Their tea party involved water and marshmellows – with a little bit of magic and some imagination, this can create one beautiful evening.


The girls were dancing right before we left and I just loved watching them … sing, dance, and just be little girls …



It’s in moments like this that I am reminded at how blessed I am … and my heart is full of love for these sweet, little girls. No accomplishment in life, no awards or monetary gain can compare to the feeling of being a mom …

I’m not just wiping noses and scraped knees. I’m not just tucking girls into bed every night because it’s part of the schedule. I’m not just creating memories with these girls every time we create a messy craft or bake cookies that burn and stick to the cookie sheet. As their mom, I am building and shaping their lives into little people … and I consider that a HUGE privilege.


I have more images from our tea party tonight … but I must wait and get to work … more to come later. 🙂

May 25, 2009 - 7:11 pm

Lynda Lu - The Love of the Lord is shining right through you into the hearts of those sweet girls He has blessed you with. You have grown into a wonderful mature child of our Lord. Bless you!

May 25, 2009 - 9:20 am

Nicolle Georgiev - This has to be one of the most beautiful pictures I’ve seen. Your commentary is also priceless. Absoultely precious 🙂

May 25, 2009 - 9:06 am

Carry Aultman - So precious, and incredibly beautiful. What a stunning family you have Gillian. Aren’t Moms just the luckiest people in the world? Such a privledge!

May 25, 2009 - 7:16 am

Alicia - You have such an eye for turning a simple moment into. . .magic. I think I can see fairies dancing in the background. =) I love your passion for your work and your family. I am SO happy I found you- I will be coming to you to capture every special moment/event in our lives.

May 24, 2009 - 10:21 pm

Michelle - Gillian, once again you have captured such an amazing moment in your children’s lives that they will look back on one day with joy at what a wonderful mom you are!! They are adorable in their matching dresses enjoying their very special tea party. I love the apple orchard. Where is it? I would love to take my girls. Thank you so much for reminding me that the title of “Mom” (with a capital “M”) which I have been blessed with truly is a privilege and to cherish all the nose wipings and poopy diaper changes!!!

May 24, 2009 - 10:08 pm

Mom - Gillian, you and Abby are such good parents. And you are one FANTASTIC mom… thank you for loving my granddaughters and for teaching them about what’s important in life! I love you and am so very blessed by you… xo

May 24, 2009 - 10:07 pm

Kristi - What adorable pictures of your little girls…they are way too cute!! It is so true what you wrote about being a mom…I consider it the best “job” in the world!!!

May 24, 2009 - 10:04 pm

Rose:) - Ahhhh so cute…I LUV LUV LUV LUV LUV these pics of your 3 Angels! Thank you for reminding me(at a weak moment)what I am worth as a Mom….I so am thankful for your Blog(I am addicted)!

May 24, 2009 - 10:02 pm

Sonya - Aaaawwwww. That is SO sweet! I love their faces in the first picture (Lacey is taking it so seriously 😉 Too cute! Totally understand your sentiments. Sometimes it’s hard to remember the awesome responsibility we have.

{Project} La Tienda update …!

Did you know that with your help, we have raised nearly $5,000 to help support the work of La Tienda!?!?!? If that’s not amazing, wow …. well, gosh …. that just blows my mind! This has been through the Big La Tienda party we held in April, garage sales, online auctions and more. It’s been AMAZING to see the community of Orangeville pull together and help out a cause that they never even knew existed before March of this year. 

Tamara and I are leaving in less than two weeks – eeek! So excited and so nervous and so looking forward to this journey!

I hope I can find some internet while I’m there so I can keep blogging and keep you all updated on the travels and adventures of Gigi & Tamara! 😉 

Meanwhile, here is another awesome auction, generously donated by Orangeville Flowers & Greenhouse – $100 gift certificate is up for bidding – with 100% of the proceeds of this auction going straight to help out the work of La Tienda! 

Spice up the curb appeal of your home! It’s time to add a splash of colours with the help of Orangeville Flowers! Bid on a $100 gift certificate for Orangeville Flowers and not only make your gardens more beautiful, but you will also be helping out the women of La Tienda.

100% of the proceeds of the bidding to go to straight to supporting La Tienda’s fair trade and women art co-op work.

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The auction will run for six days so don’t delay on bidding for such a great prize and for such a great cause! The winning bidder should contact Gillian Gauthier of Gigi Photography to claim their prize and receive information for payment details.

You can place your bids here….!

Also, here’s another La Tienda video for you to watch – gives you a bit of an idea about their work …  

May 24, 2009 - 6:09 pm

Mom - WOW!! $5,000.00 for LaTienda!! Way to rock it, Gillian and Tamara! God bless you both for all your dedication and hard work! xo

{Sweet} things to come …

 I just got in from another session and am snuggling down to proof and eat dinner (mmmm, Thai – thankyouverymuch!) … wanted to share some photos from last night’s session. I absolutely LOVE meeting new clients and getting to know them … it’s such an honour!

They, too, have a Lila (spelled differently than my Lyla) and she was just a cutie! Soon her world will change as she makes the next step to become a big sister  ….




Sweet baby bump. 🙂 My guess: boy!


What a sweet couple … mom was just glowing … you know the glow – the kind of glow that just comes from deep inside your heart when you are bursting forth with happiness and joy …


I cannot wait to meet their baby in July! Congratulations, you two!

May 24, 2009 - 10:32 am

Rose:) - LUV the pics:) The scene with the bed is cute…..not a bad idea to just lay there under the sun, clouds and stars and just DREAM!

May 24, 2009 - 8:59 am

Alicia - WOW!! You are a true photo rock star. We loved our time with you. We have to get our L’s together for a play date. =)

May 23, 2009 - 10:22 pm

Shannon - Love the photo with the bed! So sweet!

May 23, 2009 - 9:10 pm

Caroline - Great photos of great friends of mine! Alicia really does have that lovin’ glow 🙂

My New Babysitter…

I saw this scene in the living room this afternoon and the sight just melted my heart … 

According to Lacey (a mature five year old, wishing to turn 16 already), she was “babysitting” Lucia … “watching over her…”



Lucia was loving it … 🙂





Lacey was quite disapointed when I dropped the girlies off for babysitting during a session tonight … “Mommy, didn’t you like my babysitting? I was doing a good job …”

Ohhh, hun … if only …. maybe in eight more years and quite frankly, I just love the stages that all the girls are in right now and I wouldn’t rush those eight years in the world for all the free babystting I could get.

May 23, 2009 - 9:50 am

Catherine - You captured some priceless moments! Just sweet, tender, and loving! Your girls have beautiful souls.

Too cute for words …

Last night, I had the pleasure of shooting the Show Gigi Some Love babies … do you remember that contest that went belly up? Yeah, well, to solve the issue, I had the awesome pleasure of meeting each baby and photographing each smiling face …. 🙂 A win-win, really!

I have lots to go through but just had to post this one – too cute for words! 


Aren’t these twins sweet? This was my first time meeting Abby and Rylan and I fell in love!



More sneak peeks coming soon! We have LOTS going on here – canvas sale (extended to 7 p.m. tonight!), La Tienda auction and a giveaway! Oh yeah, and the Father’s Day canvas sale!

WOW! I’m exhausted just linking all those posts! 😉

May 23, 2009 - 9:59 pm

Stacey - Adorable -with a capital “A”.. can’t wait to see the rest of the babes.. including my own! 🙂

May 23, 2009 - 6:55 pm

Tracey - Thank you so much Gillian. It is such a beautiful moment. The buggy was a great idea (too cute). We look forward to seeing the rest of the session. Safe travels 🙂