August 22, 2011

The drunken foal

Camargue horses are born dark brown or black and lighten to white as they mature. There was one foal among the adult horses - this little guy. When he lay down in the grass, he looked like such a happy drunk.

I'm heading off tomorrow for a vacation in New England. I may not get the chance to blog, but I'll most likely be on Facebook and twitter with briefer posts. I'll see you in September!

August 19, 2011

Genevieve & Iain Getting Married

On one of the hottest days of the year, Genevieve and Iain got married in the countryside outside of Montreal. I remember her telling me about it last year: the vineyard, the bagpiper, the kilts. I thought to myself, oh yes, please pick me to be your photographer!

In addition to getting married that day, Genevieve became an honorary Scotswoman after drinking elixir from a magical flask (that's what was in all those flasks, right?). I share with you now some of my favorite photographs from that day. Congratulations Genevieve and Iain!

August 17, 2011

New discoveries

Twenty minutes outside of Quebec City is the most charming island: Ile D'Orleans. It floats happily in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. With its red-roofed homes, little churches, orchards, vineyards, and gorgeous views of the river and mountains, it's a delightful place. This was my first visit there. I have a feeling it won't be my last.

August 15, 2011

A Visit to the Old World

I spent a lovely weekend in Quebec City. The main purpose of my trip was to photograph a wedding on Saturday, but I gave myself a couple of extra days so that I could have a leisurely stay in one of the most charming cities outside of Europe.

The Chateau Frontenac, a luxury hotel, sits on a boardwalk alongside the St. Lawrence River:

The Lower Town is full of charming stone buildings and winding streets:

This square (pictured below) was used as a location in the film Saving Private Ryan:

The Chateau Frontenac as seen from below:

August 11, 2011

A heart so white

One of the main reasons I went to the south of France earlier this year, was to photograph the white horses of The Camargue. They are an ancient breed of horse that has lived in this wild, harsh marsh region for centuries if not thousands of years. I had the chance to spend three days among these beautiful creatures. The first day, I had the chance to get close to them and get to know them. They quickly adapted, were quite curious, and when I wasn't looking, would come up to me and start nibbling my shoe or knee. As a result, I have quite a few wide-angle shots of horse noses. Despite the nibbling, I was taken with how gentle they were and I felt no fear being so near to them. I'm so happy to finally be sharing some of these photographs with you.