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I absolutely love photographing this type of stuff…

What a great afternoon capturing friends and family gathering to celebrate the journey/love of a couple that have been together for 5o years!

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending and documenting the demonstration held at Marineland during it’s Opening day. This is the first time I attend an event of such nature and it was life changing to say the least. My mind was absolutely blown by all beautiful people that came and took part. I am grateful that I was able to witness all of this and my heart is happy knowing all these people are working together to shed some light on Marineland and it’s poor animals conditions.

If you by chance are unaware of the situation with Marineland or what’s going on there check out the following website to learn more the animals and the brave individuals (whistleblowers) that have spoken out and our fighting on their behalf :

While you’re at it I highly recommend watching the documentary Blackfish if you haven’t seen it already… It will change the way you look at zoos/aquariums.


The Port Cares Auction took place once again this year on November 28th in the Italian Cultural Centre. It was another successful event attended by many local business individuals, along with Darth Vader  and the lovely Tanya Memme (born and raised in Wainfleet Ontario) from the TV show Sell this House, all there raising money and participating in a great event for a good cause.

Here are a few images from this years event. I’ve been attending for about 5 years and every year I take photographs of the attendees (couples/groups) and all money also goes to the cause. This year I thought I’d share a few of those pics along with a few behind the scenes and the auction itself.

Always a lot of fun taking part in this event!


For more information about Port Cares visit:

Tanya Memme’s website is :

Decor : Cathy Boggio and Gotcha Covered

And the talented piano man can be found here:








This past summer Sherry and Ian were married in Jamaica

On Thanksgiving weekend they gathered to celebrate with their family and friends here in Niagara

It was an overcast day and it didn’t rain so they were able to gather on the porch for drinks,

yummy appetizers and then some more yumminess inside the carriage house for a luncheon meal


Cupcakes : (The Frosted Cupcake)

Flowers : (Shelley Scott – Wine Country Florals)

Venue : (Vineland Estates)

PS. If you’ve never been to Vineland Estates, the wine, food and scenery are amazing!



They walk to their part…

They walk for the loved ones in their heart


It was year 19 for the Country Walk this year

I’ve been photographing this event for about 5 years and it’s always great to see how many people participate in this event

and how many of the same women and families come back every year in memory of their loved ones or in support of their loved ones.


This year, $12, 000 was raised at the walk for the Canadian Cancer Society

And another $5,000 was raised for the Ramona Pizzo + Bonnie Jackson Scholarship  Award in May at the Table Toppers event.

The recipients of these funds raised were students from town here, who were cancer survivors or their parents had cancer.

Two were from Lakeshore Catholic and  two from Port Colborne High School, money went towards their education, apprenticeship or workforce.

To all that participated in both events – You are beautiful people :)


Miss Sarah Boulton singing her heart out ...
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To view more images from the walk and/or to download any pics of you and your loved ones, visit the following link:

To download just click on the image you want and a menu will come up on the right – click download option

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Images are available here for one month.

If you feel like sending some love my way when sharing photos the following credit would be great :

Photo by : Precious LaPlante Photography

Thanks a bunch!



To be asked to photograph a wedding is an honour and privilege, to mark one of the most important and special milestones in a couple’s life.

Just imagine how honoured I was to be invited to commemorate Ruth and Gene Faris’ 50th anniversary. 50 years! They were married half a century ago on Aug. 10 in Port Colborne; two of the bridesmaids from the big day attended the backyard celebration at the Faris family home. Organized by their two children Paul and Jane and her husband Steve, and two grandchildren Kate and Michael, about 100 guests came to congratulate Ruth and Gene. Among the many friends and neighbours, Mayor Vance Badawey brought greetings on behalf of the city. The Farises were also delighted with the presence of MP Malcolm Allen and MPP Cindy Forster. It was a beautiful event, a perfect sunny summer day. I was truly grateful to be part of the Faris anniversary, to capture moments for them they’ll remember for the next 50 years. I’ll present them with a keepsake book of images from their special day. Congrats Ruth and Gene!


Catering :

Cupcakes :


On Sunday August 18th, 90 riders from Niagara rode along the Niagara Parkway and the shores of Lake Erie for Help a Child Smile Ride.

To date this fundraiser, only 4 years old has raised over $40 000 for Help a Child Smile.

This year I was asked if I could volunteer my time to take photos of each of the riders and their bikes before they left.

I’ve included a few below along with some candid images I took during registration prior to their ride…

Enjoy the pics + well done riders !!



To all the individuals who took part in this event please visit the following link so you can download your image of you on your bike:

(Just click on image of you and option to download will come up on the right side)


If you would like to order professional prints and or an enlargement please contact me at 905.324.9134 or

Any problems or questions let me know :)


Sabrina + Steve June 15th. 2013

What a beautiful day it was …

Congrats you two and thanks so much for asking to capture your special day !



Dress – Bridal Debut (Edmonton)

Hair – Valvano (St. Catharines)

Makeup – Allison Rinkel

Flowers : Vine Floral (St. Catharines)

Ceremony + Reception – Holiday Inn (St. Catharines)



What a great turn out for this years Art Crawl! Wish I could have stayed longer to cover more as things seem to be really picking up around 8:30 PM. If you didn’t make it out make sure to come next time. It was great seeing everyone, especially the kids participate in all the hands on stuff like painting the community canvas, painting their own shirts and/or pottery making.

A big shout out to the organizers as it’s a lot of work to put something like this together and they did a great job! Spread the love by LIKING, COMMENTING, or SHARING this post and get the word out there for the next. Or just SHARE to show how great our little town is !


Location : Downtown Port Colborne

Day: First Saturday of the Summer



The Beautiful People

To support little Miss Peyton and her family, hundreds of people in Port Colborne made their way to the Brebeuf Hall this past Saturday night. The event was a huge success… By 8:30 the hall was at capacity but people waited patiently in line in the cold to get let in and help to support the cause.

For those of you who don’t know, sweet little Peyton was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer on January 28th, 2013 and this event was the creation of friends and family members close to Peyton and all the beautiful people from one small town coming together  to help out a family in need.


Derek Cote, Brook Kimber, Ryan Cook, Bill Ash, Kristine Konig-Lee


Hall = Brebeuf Hall - 905.835-6541
Catering + Food = Antipasto’s  –
Cake = The Custom Cake Boutique –
Candy Kabobs = Candy by Katie –
Band = No Class –
Signs/Tickets = Great Signs + Graphics –
T-Shirts = The Beam Family – Super Service – 905.834.4114

For more info or donations: