These days I feel like I’m caught between a dream, what ever is in the middle and real life. I wouldn’t say its hard, its just very different from what I’m used to feeling. In about 6 weeks my wife is supposed give birth, our first baby, the reason why my life has already changed so drastically, but in a good way of course :) I miss writing blogs, its not that I have no time, I could find the time, its not that hard but its just that I choose to spend more time elsewhere, make sure things are alright and that we’re on track with everything.
I admire parents, my parents, also my friends who already have kids and all of those couples that have 2 kids or more. Just thinking about kids can be exhausting :) But before I embark on this incredible adventure with Amélie, I will try to catch up with my entries and share some of my favourite shots from this Summer, this is part 1 of 2 by the way.
Where to begin…
Sometime during the month of June, I had the great pleasure of having Arthur Mola and Philip Schulte over for the weekend. It was during the Grand Prix weekend of all possible weekends :) Always a pleasure spending time and shooting with people who love photography as much as them. What I remember the most from that weekend was, Tri-x, Jack and coke, using Philip’s M6, an exploding battery, getting our picture taken by the photo guy and watching Philip eat his first “real” poutine. The rest is all about having a good time!
Sherbrooke Metro on a Friday evening, the night we went out.
As I was saying
I really want a M6 with the Nokton 1.1, c’est si joli! :)
We all have our moments
Mr Mola on the hunt
I’ve had many meals in this place…. but none that I can clearly remember.
I always enjoy finding available light sources especially during the night but that’s not why I find this picture interesting.
I had no light meter by the way, the battery was dead on the M6 so all the night shots were a guess.
After a good night sleep, or what was left of it, I made the guys some crepes and we ate outside. Last day in town for them, I thought it would only be appropriate to show them the Old port and Chinatown. Oddly enough I didn’t take many pictures, I guess I was more interested in seeing what they had experienced. Nevertheless here are some of the ones I managed to take.
My Contax 645 had to come out for this special occasion.
Arthur took this one
And this one, that is my “Ididn’tgetenoughsleep” face
This was at 1.1 with the Nokton 50, damn that’s shallow :) I should of had more practice with it but still enjoyed the outcome.
I was pretty off on this shot, but the essential is there
Street performer getting his share of attention
Some nice action again! We headed back to my place and the guys packed up and got ready for the drive back to Toronto, which I believe is about 6-7 hours away. It was short and sweet, happy they came down and hopefully it wont’t be our last gathering!
Later that month I went For a boys weekend to Quebec city, a quick 2 day adventure that was long overdue :)
Was great to have some quality time with the guys.
This shot just makes me smile, that early morning attitude… before coffee of course.
A little windy that morning
But not without a sense of humour. That had to be the earliest bachelor party ever… Would you like some Jack Daniels with your eggs? We later saw him again twice, the second time he didn’t look as energetic ;)
Tourists… they are so visible…
… like vintage cars, which I prefer to tourists ;)
One of those moments
Met up with the guys later on and had “some” Sangria
Love walking in this weather.
Getting ready for supper. Was a great weekend indeed!
Now onto something completely different. My wife and I decided to rent a cottage in the eastern townships and invite here parents for a long weekend. They had helped us so much with our wedding that it seemed like the least we could do. It was a perfectly relaxing weekend and for once I felt like they were getting taken care
of and not the other way around :)
So glad they enjoyed it!
I love these moments
Time has no value here.
You can concentrate on the important things in life.
ADD Attention definitely desired
She loves reading…
Runs in the family I guess
A nice view I’m sure :)
The friendly stalker.
Later on in July we were at our friend’s boy’s 2nd B-day party, a gorgeous day, a nice pool and great company.
Birthday boy gets bypassed by impostor
Good luck trying to blowout a sparkle :)
Have your cake bud!
Lots of kids everywhere!
He’s actually pretty good ;)
The party animal
Ze ballons, of course!
With his parents
Time for presents!
A moving violation!
Conversations – Hey, there’s my little boy!… somewhere there. :)
How about these two?
Some attitude! I’m sure he was like: “Buddy, put the camera down and lets go swim!”
A perfect Summer day!
You can rest now, all has been done!
The next ones are really random from the days that followed.
That’s a dog lover! :)
Something tasted funny, I guess.
Kids, they’re everywhere I tell you!
Too adorable to pass
Ok enough with the kids, for now.
Back to kids :)
A father daughter moment, interrupted by the incredibly loud Contax 645 :)
During my official B-day celebration brunch ;)
And my mama!
Well, that’s it for now. I have lots more to show you in part two. A little more documentary style but still very summer-ish for the most part ;)
Hope you enjoyed watching.