After a couple of days of being off line with the new blog, http://imagesbyinge.com/blog, all has been restored and two new posts that have been added. Thank you for your patience if you’ve been trying to log in!
Until further notice, my new blog is off line due to a major crash while updating the website. Keep your figers crossed that the web server has a back up copy so don’t have to re-create it from scratch.
I don’t even want to think about that possibility…. :-(((
If you’ve been wondering while this blog hasn’t changed since late December 2008, it is because we have set up a new blog at http://www.imagesbyinge.com/blog.
Check it out and let me know what you think of the new design. I’d love some feedback!
I can’t think of a better Christmas than the one just past. My BFF, Marlene Fast, came to stay with us as has become tradition over the years. She arrived on the 23rd and alas, had to leave on the 27th so she could photograph clients whose families were home for the Holidays. But we had 4 glorious days of relaxation, conversation, great food, wine, hot tubs and playing on the computer, like we always do. And with two professional photographers in one house for 4 days, you can imagine the number of images taken! Here are some of mine…
This is ‘senior dog’ – Hunter, dressed for the Holidays… In case you are wondering, that is a wart on his eye, soon to be removed. (It’s very common in the Vizsla breed.)
Grissom is our ‘youngest’… Both boys came from Vizsla Rescue in the States (Utah/Idaho Vizsla Rescue) and are much loved members of our family.
They both love their Auntie Marlene – she’s another redhead! Here they are relaxing with my husband Michael after a fabulous Christmas dinner.
Clockwise from top left: Hunter waiting for ‘licky-licky plates. Grissom with ‘Daddy’ on the forbidden couch (…yeah, right!) The boys licking the roaster after I made gravy. They’re the ‘pre-pre-wash cycle’ before the dishwasher. Marlene opening her birthday present (she celebrated on the 16th, but only received her gift on arrival in Brandon).
There is nothing quite like a hot tub in -15 C temperatures, surrounded by mounds of snow, and steam rising from the spa.
After a couple of glasses of champagne followed by a superb Pinot Noir from New Zealand, I got out my camera and this was the result…
The upper right image is a photo of the house down the street completely covered with lights, plus our own Christmas tree reflected in the window. Below it is a glass of port taken by candle light, an angel Christmas ornament, and the crystal vase filled with Christmas tree balls.
The sun shining on the on the ‘forbidden’ couch (now covered with a blanket!) is irresistible for the boys and they spend many hours there, basking in the sun. I knew they were inseparable, but this is ridiculous!😀
HOLIDAY WISHES with memories of Africa from Inge and Michael…
Wishing all my friends and clients a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year!
Back in 2003 and photographed the entire graduating class of Elton Collegiate, because they wanted something different than the ‘same old, same old.’ Jenna Dixon was one of those grads and this coming year she will be graduating from Brandon University with a Bachelor of Nursing, RN degree. Once again, she was looking for something different from what the ‘official’ grad photographer offered, and she came back to have her grad photos done just yesterday. Jenna has grown into a glamorous, mature young woman since I last saw her. See if you don’t agree that we succeeded in creating some unique images for her, and that she is going to charm all her patients while giving them excellent care?
I want to wish Jenna much success in her chosen career, and want to thank her for choosing Images by Inge – Masterworks Images as her grad photographer!
I have to laugh… when I look at my blog stats, guess which post is getting the most hits? The Calendar Girls! I wonder why? Is it the notoriety of the subject, is there a lot of prurient curiosity out there, or are people genuinely interested in this fund raising calendar? I really don’t care the reason it is being viewed – I just hope that those that have seen it see it in the way it was meant to be viewed – tasteful photographs of some very giving, beautiful and confident women. Let’s hear it for women’s empowerment! If some of you out there in cyberland would like a copy, they are going for $20 a piece and the proceeds are to go toward the columbarium fund at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Brandon MB. Leave me a message on the blog post and I’ll respond.
So here are the rest… Ms. May is Norma Woodman, needle-worker extraordinaire.
Ms. June is Gwen Elliott, former nurse, still looking smashing!
The July page is graced by none-other than the wife of the Bishop of Huron, Brandon’s Sister Diocese, Kathie Bennett. She is obviously an avid golfer.
Ms. August is Caroline Mullins, who loves hot tubbing with a nice glass of red wine.
Now you have got to love Betty Coleman. She wasn’t in the original 12 selected for the calendar, because she was away when I was ‘recruiting’, as it were. So next thing I know the phone rings, and it’s Betty – “What’s this I hear about a calendar? I want to be in it! And is it going to be full length, because I want to wear my army boots.” Now how can you refuse an offer like that, so she took the September slot, and I got relegated to January 2010. (Yes, I ‘bared it all’ too!) And Betty got to wear her army boots… though not much else!😀
Ms. October, Peggy Matheson, is a renowned cook and baker, wife of former Shilo Base commander Alex Matheson, and mother of CTV personality, Dan Matheson. Her grand-daughter was heard to say “Granny, you rock!” Isn’t she great?
Ms. November is a stalwart member of the Cathedral, Joan Scrase. She is probably more fit than the rest of us put together!
Does Ms. December look like a librarian to you? Albeit now retired, Linda Ross served as librarian at Vincent Massey High School for many years. I’ll bet her former students never dreamed she’d be doing anything like this!
And finally, I had to put my money where my mouth was, so I bared all to be Ms. January 2010. The photo was taken by my dear friend Marlene Fast in my studio. Marlene is also a professional photographer and you can view her blog at http://marlenefast.wordpress.com/
Thanks for visiting, and thank you to all the Calendar Girls – you rock!