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Showing posts from July, 2015

Pinup Pt.1 - Sunbathing

It's apparently the hottest week in Toronto, and I have around 1,000+ photos to edit...
Sounds like a good time to do another photoshoot, no?

The pinup inspired style is one I've kept on my "To-Shoot" list for a long while now.  It had become one of those things where the longer I put it off, the higher the expectations I have, which of course, makes me more afraid of not meeting those rising expectations, and then putting it off even longer.  So here goes my attempt to to break the vicious cycle.

Nothing says "pinup" to me more than red lips, classic polka dots, and Americana colours: red, white, and blue.

I shot these on self-timer which marks the 3rd (I think?) time I've tried self-portraits.  The same struggles remained, specifically, not knowing what I look until until I review the photo.  I did feel more comfortable this time around, but that may be because I shot these from the comfort and privacy of my own backyard, although I think I do have a…

Rocky & Tomo (and Animals Inside Out)

I'd like to introduce the latest boy in my life -- a handsome devil named Rocky.

Because there clearly aren't enough cat pictures on the internet already.

I adopted Rocky the Mega Pet Adoption event in Toronto.  What started off as a quick look to check out some cute pets turned into a life-changing decision.

He's usually a pretty big goofball but he has his adorable moments as well.
The majority of Rocky's photos are on my phone because it's easier to take photos with one hand as I need the other hand to play with him, as evidenced in these photos below.

There's so much to pet ownership that I knew of but couldn't truly understand until I went through it myself.  A friend jokingly said, "you went from 'should I buy these shoes' to 'do I have the right vacuum?'"  And it's absolutely true.  I surprised myself with how much of the unpleasantness (such as scooping poop and enduring smelly farts and being headbutted awake at 5am) t…