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

This afternoon was spent location scouting up in Caledon and Alton. I was shooting a wedding a few weeks later at the Alton Mill and wanted to get acquainted with the area. Oliver and Dana came along for the ride which quickly detoured for some ice cream, then for a wander in a forest we […]

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

Oliver went to the Bolton fall fair and won the wonderful creature he is holding in the photos at the bottom of this post. He named him Grolt, which Dana and I thought was a fantastic name for the newest member of our family. Cheers! t.

oliver connell | day twenty one hundred & eleven
oliver connell | day twenty one hundred & eleven

My cousin Jen married her fiancĂ© Travis in September at the Miller Lash House in Toronto Ontario. This is my second cousin to get married this year! The wedding and ceremony were both gorgeous but unfortunately, the weather was a bit on the chilly side. With both the ceremony and the reception taking place outside, […]

oliver connell | day two thousand & one hundred
oliver connell | day two thousand & one hundred

Oliver started Grade One this year. It’s a big moment in any parents life because their son or daughter is now fully in the school system. Before you know it, he’ll be in high school (or so I’m told), life moves that quickly. So like any good parent (especially one who is a photographer), I […]

oliver connell | day two thousand & ninety
oliver connell | day two thousand & ninety

Wasaga Beach. You either love it (for the crowds; the cool beach atmosphere; the “strip;” and the loud music) or you hate it (for the crowds; the cool beach atmosphere; the “strip;” and the loud music). Fortunately for us, the Saturday that we picked to go to Wasaga Beach this year was short on pompous, […]

oliver connell | day two thousand & eighty-three
oliver connell | day two thousand & eighty-three

Oliver decided that soccer was his sport of choice this past summer. He had one game and one practice a week in the Brampton Youth Soccer Club league. He enjoyed playing and meeting new friends. Below are some photos I took of his last game. Cheers! t. When it was all over, Oliver and I […]

oliver connell | day two thousand & sixty-four
oliver connell | day two thousand & sixty-four

It’s no secret I love to barbecue. I’m not the best at it and I don’t nearly get to do it enough, but I do love to be in front of a grill. I also love to eat. And you all know I love to make photographs. So when a local BBQ store called BBQ’s […]

oliver connell | day two thousand & forty-eight
oliver connell | day two thousand & forty-eight

Another summer was half way done and another Lacelle family picnic was upon us. Dana works hard to make this event a success every year. She also took these photos and as you can see, it was beautiful and everyone enjoyed themselves. It’s a great tradition to get everyone together at least once a year, […]

oliver connell | day two thousand & forty
oliver connell | day two thousand & forty

Dana took some photos with her spiffy camera. These ones are of Oliver and Molly. I love that Oliver loves our cat so much. I also love that she is so good with him. Win-win! Cheers! t.

oliver connell | day two thousand & thirty five
oliver connell | day two thousand & thirty five

On his last day of school the kids were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. Oliver went for the classic response (of course). Then Oliver started his summer vacation off right! Cheers! t.

oliver connell | day two thousand & thirty-two
oliver connell | day two thousand & thirty-two

Oliver goes back to school in a little less than a week. He’ll be starting grade one this year. It’s only fitting that, being late with these posts, I get this one up before next week. I took some photos of Oliver’s “moving up” ceremony that was held at his school. His kindergarten teachers held […]

oliver connell | day two thousand & twenty-one
oliver connell | day two thousand & twenty-one

Father’s Day was once again upon us. We spent the day on the water up at Dana’s parent’s place. it’s always so nice to be able to get out on the water again. It’s like we wait an entire year for just 3 months of nice enough weather. Of course, I wouldn’t trade summers in […]

oliver connell | day two thousand & twenty
oliver connell | day two thousand & twenty

Back in June we decided it was time to clear out some of the junk old stuff we had in the basement and have a yard sale. Oliver came up with the idea that he wanted to hold a Lemonade Stand at the same time. Dana created a little cheat sheet of what change would […]

oliver connell | nineteen hundred & ninety-nine
oliver connell | nineteen hundred & ninety-nine

Oliver’s favourite cousin Julia had her 1st Communion a little while back. Being the good Uncle I am, I brought my Fuji X-E2 and a couple of lenses and took some photos for her. Not being an overly religious family, it’s interesting to attend events like this and see what they are all about. Congratulations […]

oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & ninety-two
oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & ninety-two

My cousin Shelley married her longtime boyfriend/fiancĂ© in a beautiful ceremony in midtown Toronto. The reception was held at Graydon Hall Manor in East Toronto. This was the perfect opportunity for us to get all dressed up and enjoy the day with our family. It was also the perfect day to make sure we got […]

oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & eighty-five
oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & eighty-five

Enjoying another great day at home, Oliver was looking mighty fine in his Spiderman mask. He’s just so adorable when he uses his imagination (and all those facial expressions). I can’t remember why he was wearing his straw hat while he was watching a video on the iPad, but it was a cute moment so […]

oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & sixty-four
oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & sixty-four

Oliver was expecting the Easter Bunny to bring him treats but he also got surprised with a few new Skylander toys. The Easter Bunny even stopped at Grandma and Grandpa’s house and left a few goodies in their capable hands. I love his expression in the photos below as he’s opening the gifts. Oliver’s Grandma […]

video short: oliver reviews his new skylanders
video short: oliver reviews his new skylanders

Oliver has been really getting in to Skylanders lately. Some of his friends at school have them and his interest has really been peeked by the characters and how you can “upload” them into the game. So the Easter bunny was kind enough to bring him a couple of new characters. In the style of […]

video short: Oliver rockin’ out at the WORKS
video short: Oliver rockin' out at the WORKS

One of our new favourite burger joints in downtown Brampton is The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro. Even for the non-red-meat-or-pork eaters, they have some great food. On this evening, Oliver got so into his dessert (served in a measuring cup which is totally cool), that he was rockin’ out to the tunes while he ate. […]

oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & forty-one
oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & forty-one

This is one of my favourite sets I’ve shot in a while. This is Oliver as his true self: In his PJ’s, with sunglasses and skull toque on, playing his construction paper guitar, rockin’ out to some good music. All of this of course took place in our living room, right in front of the […]

oliver connell | day nineteen hundred and thirty-nine
oliver connell | day nineteen hundred and thirty-nine

It’s the moments I get with Oliver like this one that I really cherish having captured with my camera. I had taken my Fuji X-E2 out to photograph a couple of flowers we had around the house and decided to see if I could get anything out of Oliver in the process. He usually can’t […]

oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & thirty-five
oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & thirty-five

Oliver and I made pancakes together like we typically do on Pancake Sunday. But after we were finished filling our bellies full of pancake-goodness, we decided to draw out some Star Wars vehicles. Here’s what we did: we used the trusty iPad to find some photos online of ships and vehicles from the Star Wars […]

oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & twenty-nine
oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & twenty-nine

Angry Bird’s Star Wars played a huge role in our family for quite some time. Oliver loved the game on the iPad so much and we’d slowly acquire new characters and figurines for him so he could…

oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & twenty-eight
oliver connell | day nineteen hundred & twenty-eight

Oliver didn’t really want his photo taken this day but he was being too cute (ok goofy) lying on the floor not to snap a few photos. So glad I did…