Month In Photos: July 2015

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June 2015 was one that was spent almost entirely outdoors enjoying the wonderful summer sun! The month started with Canada Day celebrations, camping and trips to the lake to cool off. We took one amazing cross-Canada family trip to New Brunswick where there was photo-opportunities galore and much to see and do. It was a great week spent visiting apart of Canada we hadn't seen together, and a wonderful start to summer ... read more

Month In Photos: June 2015

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  June 2015 marked the official start of summer vacation. My oldest daughter completed Grade 5, which means she's now off to {*gulp*} middle school. Actually, I still call it Junior High, which I'm told isn't said anymore. That's probably for the best, since the 'Degrassi Junior High' theme song runs through my head every time I say it. And we all know what those kids were up to!! {for the record I'm talking ... read more

Month In Photos: May 2015

May 2015 month in photos myorganizedchaos

May 2015 was a month of 'Mexico'. Technically we were only there for a week, but looking at the photos I took over the course of May - Mexico was the biggest highlight for sure. So, when putting together my Month In Photos for May 2015, I loved the idea of dedicating a collage just of our trip with Velas Resorts, the beautiful hues compliment each other so much. From palm trees, sandy bottoms, baby turtles, much ... read more

Month In Photos: April 2015

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April 2015 - The snow melted and the outdoors were enjoyed! We're finally seeing the signs of spring, which makes me deliriously happy {and not just 'case the kids can run off energy while not a few feet away from me ... ok that too}. You all know I'm a sun worshiper so April is always one month that I always look forward to. In April 2015 Isabelle ended her 2nd year of Cheerleading, it was a fantastic year for my ... read more

Tips and Tricks for Using a Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Once upon a time I thought all camera lens were created equal. I was happy with my standard lens that came with the body, and snapped away thinking that some of the not-so-great photos which resulted - were my fault. 'If only I were a professional' I often wished. Then, as my skills and knowledge grew, I was introduced to the different lenses on the market and developed my own lens wish-list with some ... read more

Photographing a Cheer and Dance Competition #CanonL

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By now you should know that I have a passion for photography and capturing all those precious memories that fill our days. This is why I started my Month in Photos series, in which I make an easy photo collage of my favourite photos for each month. The goal was to stop leaving precious photos in files and on drives - and to actually 'do' more with my photos. To collect and have something tangible to share. In ... read more

Month In Photos: March 2015


March 2015 - in like a lion and out like a lamb. This saying applies to both the weather, and our schedule for the month. My oldest had two cheer competitions in March, so the beginning was spent prepping for both, which included a week-long trip to Louisville Kentucky for the Jamfest Nationals Competition. Our time spent there was amazing, from the competition itself {my first time experiencing cheer in the US, which ... read more

2014 Month in Photos Album

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As you know, I've been making and posting my Month In Photos here on My Organized Chaos, for just over a year now. My neighbour first introduced me to this idea, I instantly fell in love with this way of capturing all the best of each month, and easily turning those memories into a keepsake. You see, I love all things 'photo' and the evidence of this is well documented. Up until 2009, I have pretty much every single ... read more

Month In Photos: February 2015


February 2015 is always a stale month, don't you agree? At this time in the year I'm so completely over Winter. Each passing day seems to drag, and all I can think about is Spring and Summer. Month In Photos: February 2015 Yet, thanks to some mild weather, we did do some sledding and skating this month. Then, another cold snap hit and indoors we went, for yet another round of hibernation. In February we played ... read more

Bridge the Distance with Canon – #CanonL

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You know the drill, parents. You have kids and you start capturing every moment, most likely before the baby is even born. Then, with camera in hand, you try desperately to snap each new milestone and every memory made from vacations to birthdays and most importantly - the simple everyday moments that shape our lives. Bridge the Distance with Canon This I know all to well. Stemming from the lack of photos of ... read more

Month In Photos: January 2015

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January 2015 is usually such a long and cold month. This time of year is when I typically take the least photos, uninspired by the drab landscape and bored of the white of the snow. Yet, this January, things were a little different. Someone new to photograph? Someone new to cuddle and love? We got a puppy!! I'd like you to meet Charlie - the new baby in the house. He was born on Nov 1, 2014 and came to live with us ... read more

Month In Photos: December 2014

December 2014 month in photos

December 2014 was a month of mild weather and much time spent outdoors. The highlight of the month was, of course, Christmas. Our holiday captures are of onesie pajamas, homemade knitted touques, visiting Santa, silliness, and sweet treats. Traditions done and memories made. In December 2014 we played in the snow, took a holiday train ride, and toured the ice sculptures. We actually did a lot of festive ... read more

Month In Photos: November 2014

November 2014 month in photos myorganizedchaos

November 2014 was insane, as evidenced by the late posting of this month in photos. It was the month when the snow and ice set in, and a general 'blah' fell on Alberta. You can sure tell by my photos for the month, all the greys and whites - just how happy I am to see winter weather. Yet, the sun rises and we need to make the most, just like the photo I took one morning on the way to school. The sun hitting the frost ... read more

Month In Photos: October 2014

October 2014 month in photos my organizedchaos

October 2014 was a typical October for us, filled with last-chance outdoor activities before the chilly weather takes over. This included trips to the corn maze, with school and again with the cheerleading team. Of course, one huge highlight was Halloween, a time to dress up and have fun with good friends. Though, I'm sure the better part of November will be spent trying desperately to stay out of the candy bags. ... read more