Oliver Trevor Jay Connell's Photoblog Photographs & Video documenting Oliver Connell's life

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & ten
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & seven
video short : oliver's school winter concert
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & four
video short : cookie production
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & ten
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & ten

Oliver got pretty excited for Christmas this year and after last year’s ice storm debacle, he had every right to be. So, when Dana and I found him one night in bed, cuddled up with his little brother Duckie, wearing his Santa hat, it just made sense to document the moment with my camera. One […]

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & seven
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & seven

Every year we take Oliver to see Santa at the Bramalea City Centre. It’s great because it’s usually the only time we get a family portrait done (I know I know) and it’s something we can compare with previous years photos. This year Oliver told us he wanted the photos done of just him and […]

video short : oliver’s school winter concert
video short : oliver's school winter concert

Just before Christmas, Oliver’s class participated in their yearly winter concert. His class sang two songs this year. Even though Oliver was buried in the far back corner, it’s still fun to have these little performances on video. Cheers! t. Song #1: Jingle Bells Song #2: Santa Can You Bring Me New Teeth

oliver connell | twenty two hundred & four
oliver connell | twenty two hundred & four

We always have some fun decorating our Christmas tree. It’s usually a two-step process over the course of a weekend: (1) we go and get our real tree and (2) we decorate it the following day. The last couple of years I’ve taken to capturing some of the moments with my trusty Fuji X-E2 because […]

video short : cookie production
video short : cookie production

Here’s a short video we made of Dana and Oliver decorating the tops of the cookies that would be going on the cupcakes with white icing…

oliver connell | twenty one hundred & ninety-one
oliver connell | twenty one hundred & ninety-one

Everyone was super excited to see Oliver’s sixth birthday roll around. Dana had been planning for a while making loot bags, setting up decorations and baking. Oliver loves a good party so his energy the morning of was off the charts. That’s what led to the unthinkable happening. Oliver went to answer the door to […]

oliver connell | twenty one hundred & eighty-three
oliver connell | twenty one hundred & eighty-three

Oliver and I took a trip up to visit my parents and we celebrated Oliver’s birthday with them. They had the usual wonderful fare that they do: a great dinner, cake and birthday presents for Oliver. They are so thoughtful and always go above and beyond when celebrating our birthdays. It certainly doesn’t hurt that […]

oliver connell | twenty one hundred & sixty-one
oliver connell | twenty one hundred & sixty-one

At our house Dana and I rotate years as to who gets to take Oliver out trick or treating and who gets to stay home to hand out candy. We haven’t had the best of weather the past couple of years with all the rain that has happened Hallowe’en night. It has been advantageous from […]

oliver connell | twenty one hundred & sixty
oliver connell | twenty one hundred & sixty

Oliver has always been intrigued with what is done to a pumpkin in order to make it a jack-o-lantern but I’d never say he was actually excited to do it. He didn’t want to get his hands dirty and he certainly didn’t want to feel the “guts” of the pumpkin. But something changed this year. […]