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A Family Affair a wedding is in the air August 12 2017

 

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Matthew and I

 

The future Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Delisle Matthew and Lauren

In just a short few weeks we will have one of our 4 boys getting married. These moments are both exciting and hard for this moma bear! The fact that your children grow up and become exceptional young men, we encourage they to be good to others, as well as to themselves. Hopefully they can find someone who they can share every moment with, who truly loves them for themselves and be able to enjoy each other’s company.

Matthew and Lauren met while in high school, being together, getting to know one another and getting those calls in the middle of the night that one of them needs help or has been hurt, has been nothing but scary in those moments, but also lucky that they have found each other. They suit one another. Both are sports orientated, both are caring and loving and family orientated. Although sometimes they may not want to be around family, they know they can always rely on us on any given moment for anything.

Love is unconditional, internally inside and out, makes your hands sweaty and your heart hurt when they are not there anymore. Love is such an emotion that together they can grow, mature and make a life with each other that will make any parent proud.

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Lauren is a little cutie here

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Lauren’s beautiful eyes that tell you everything will be ok

As we begin to countdown the weeks into days, we take the celebrations as they come, for some are no longer here on earth to share these moments with us. We never take anything or anyone for granted and enjoy every day as it comes.

Congratulations to my son Matthew Delisle and finding your soul mate, Lauren Cartwright!!

Congratulations Lauren Cartwright for surviving our families and becoming a beautiful addition!!

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A summer trip to Europe-Czech Republic June 2017

Here are some of the pics from Czech Republic of various sites I visited while attending my son’s World International Ball Hockey Tournament.  Prague is the capital of Czech Republic, it is very beautiful here. Stay tuned in for more stories and photos of the entire trip and find out the outcome of the championships!

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December Holidays and Wishes!!

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Holiday family photos are always a great gift ideal to pass along to your families and friends!!

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It is that time of the year once again, as we prepare ourselves for the holiday season Christmas!! It is a joyous time of the year especially for those little ones in your home, while it is also a challenge for those who are older or perhaps have other issues going on. So take the time to make sure who ever you meet during this holiday season, you are aware of those people who may just need that extra hug or smile to get them through these challenging times. Prepare your holiday spirit with kindness and love, challenge yourself to help those who may need it.

Lots of things have been going on in our households, many relatives having surgery, kids changing jobs or moving friends. Life is never dull around here, but you know if you had nothing to look forward to whether it is helping those around you or just someone in your community, we would be totally bored. It is just how we are made internally, passionate of helping others. Keep life sparkling with Love.

As I look out the window today, the snow is starting to fall, finally!! As we have been blessed with such unseasonal warm weather with a few twists, we did have a snow storm fly in one day!! We can all get better prepared for the next few weeks ahead of us. It should bring us all together and be Thankful for what we have now. Take the time to enjoy your families and friends and perhaps that stranger you keep meaning to say Hello too or that senior citizen you see on the streets. Be kind, Be Loving, Be true to you and others.

I would like to take this time to let all my family and friends and clients, know that I appreciate each and every one of you!!

 

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I send out my Thanks to those who have done business with myself over this past year as well as to all the new clients I have met over the year, I look forward to continuing that journey into the New Year in 2017!!   Let’s make 2017 Rock!!

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From my family to yours

Have a Blessed Merry Christmas and a

Happy New Year!!!

Anne Marie, Bill, Ryan, Adam, Matthew, Lauren

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Whacky Wednesdays!!

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Knowing all the things you have endeared in your lifetime, isn’t it nice to know that you do have the power to go forward in life and make a difference? All we have to do is believe in our selves and perhaps have a few friends and family members to keep us on track and be able to tell each other how we feel at different times to assist in those moments, we all have to be able to go forward and make it work. Having the faith and belief that we can, as well as having the positive enforcements of others, makes us stronger. 

Being in business for yourself certainly has many challenges, keeping up with all the information needed to learn how to effectively keep it running, accounting, marketing, customer service, dealing with all situations keeps you on your toes most times and also very grateful for those who have worked with you thus far and continue to do so. There are many classes out there to help you with the various options you need to help run your business effectively and efficiently too. Which brings me to updating information. How often do you feel the need to update your educational values for your businesses? Meaning, do you update any certificates or classifications so that your customers have more of an understanding that you are informed properly of your particular business and how it is run? Do you continuously ask for testimonials from your clients? I can say personally, I at times will ask, but truthfully will forget when I get too busy as well for my own business. It is a learning experience knowing when to ask or when not to ask. Having the freedom and the courage is always good.

Courage. Do you feel you have enough of it? Just like the movie, The Wizard of Oz- The Lion seeks out courage from the Great Wizard of Oz.    Everyday we all need courage to keep going forward, and knowing when to ask for help when it is needed. Setting you goals, your wishes for your business will help you keep you courage within your business and personal lives. Positivity and common sense are always needed. Getting assistance when it is needed will help you grow within and keep on track with your business as well.

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Just like my logo above, it is a piece of me and my dreams. Photography has been in my blood for many years with many family member’s as photographers. It is my passion that through out the years, I have turned it into my business. I love being able to take a client’s photograph, or an event or even real estate photography, all showing to the clients what it is that I see through my lens. Beauty, passion, peace, Love, and Life!! My Monarch Butterfly is a symbol for me, a new growth and freedom. This transformed after my mother had gone through Breast Cancer over 5 years ago, and now is in remission. The Irish Claddah within the wings of the butterfly is in respect to my Irish husband’s heritage, being born of Irish family from Cork and Dublin, Ireland. One day I hope to see this country and its beauty and history. History, without this we are not anything. Knowing your history helps you get though each day, working for a better world for you and your own families and friends.  Personality, that is how we attract others. What we do, how we do what we do, how we treat others and making sure that what it is your are doing is true to you and others around you.

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Keeping yourself true and positive is a challenging chore. If I find the need to reconnect I do this near the water.

Peace, tranquility, being grounded within getting a handle on the things you need to do and making those choices all while listening to the sounds of the water and being able to share the beauty of mother nature will always help you. Perhaps it also helps knowing I was born in February, and my zodiac signs are a Fish, Pieces. This is something that I feel truly helps me stay grounded and become the person I am today. My family and my friends are my world. Meeting new people each and every day makes you stronger as a person.

I hope this gives you some insight on myself and how I treat myself and others, as we all could use some kindness in the world along with some great true meaningful friendships too. Keep your outlook positive and uplifting, if you need a hand don’t be afraid to ask someone.

Have a truly remarkable day filled with love and happiness!!

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Summer News, Thrills & Skills

It has been a very busy summer so far for us for both business and family. Our family has had many changes… moving, changing jobs, etc. It is never dull when you have 4 boys in your house.

In January one of my sons got engaged to his high school sweetheart, Lauren. They went on a engagement2family vacation to British Columbia to see her aunts and uncles. Little did she know that she had a surprise waiting for her or that we had planned this right under her nose!! 

Such a fun and stressful week it was. Why stressful? Well, the week prior, Matthew had a very bad work accident which involved a steel pipe falling on his head, requiring a trip to the emergency, 12 staples and a full concussion. Shocking and scary for us all.

A mother never stops worrying about her children no matter how old they are, especially when they are hurt. This was a crazy time dealing with concussions, staples, updating shots, no work, no TV, no phones or electronics and no sports—something that was extremely difficult for my very active son. Then trying to make sure he is safe enough to fly to go on vacation – oh yeah this was all around the same time frame!! Like is said, never dull in our house!!

engagementIn the end, on their very first day out, he proposed as he could not keep it a secret any longer!! After 8 years of a courtship, these two will finally wed!! Many happy tears, laughs and celebrations!!!

Earlier in February, my husband and I went to Tennessee for him to visit dadsome work clients, and for me to visit with my father and step mother in Alabama. It was a great visit, got to see the new house, and the lovely city of Jacksonville, Alabama. Here is a photo of my father and step mother Lynda, celebrating one of their anniversaries on the coast of Pensacola. It is always great to be able to visit family when we can. Love the air in Alabama and all it’s great history.

We are also doing renovations in our home. Lots of changes, decisions, getting quotes, design choices, material choices, … and getting certified workers… which is another story in itself!  In the end, we took 1/3rd of our upstairs and made it our Master Bedroom Suite. It is still not 100% completed, but once it is, I will make sure to post the before & after photos, so stay tuned.

In between all of this, I made an important business decision to leave Obeo Real Estate Photography. Obeo, based out of Bountiful, Utah, is going though some restructuring and corporate changes, so I have decided to go out on my own and operate under my own name. As of January 12, 2016 my business officially changed to Phelan Photography. specializing in Real Estate Photography, Business Portraits, Product Photography and Event Photography.

AMPlogoSwitching over the business has been an enormous challenge, but it has been so exciting and freeing to branch out on my own.  It is the best feeling knowing that you are doing something right and moving in an amazing direction.

My photography has always been my passion in life since I was a little girl. My father gave me a camera at the age of 9 years old, and since then I have had many different types of cameras. I have been blessed to be able to make a living with my photography.

My photography styles are similar to my personality… fun, relaxed and interestingly goofy at times. My serious side will still make you smile, and I am always professional and respectful of others.

How do you like my new logo? I wanted something personal and meaningful to me. The Butterfly represents Freedom, Breast Cancer (my mother is a survivor), mixed with my husbands Irish heritage in the wings of the Butterfly. The art work was done by Ang Wencel of Visions Graphic Artistry by Ang. Check her out, she is great!! http://visionsbyang.com

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Onto March, lots of fun of course for St. Patrick’s Day!! An Irish tradition that is never spared!

My business picked up from here, Phelan Photography is Rocking!! I love working with all my clients, either realtors, brokers, sales representative’s or special family photos. I also took on a new challenge of event photography for some special friends. Helping people gives me an incredible feeling of satisfaction.  As a current Lion’s member (London East Lions Club), we are always helping others in and around our communities.

With all the changes going on I would like to send out a huge Thank You to all my clients, past and present, and those who are new, for choosing me for all your professional photography needs.

Now onto the Thrills–

Last year I privileged to meet a lovely lady named Dayna Knight. Dayna is a nail technician and OPI Educator, and she is also the founder of an amazing event called The cntcCanadian Nail Tech Connection (CNTC), which is a trade show and education convention specifically for nail technicians.  I was brought onto her team to help with social media, photography and any other tasks needed. My first time helping was last fall at the convention in London, ON, and man was that interesting!! Did you know that there are well over 40 nail technicians doing business around your area, but are they not properly certified?? It has been an eye opener for me, learning about all the safety concerns and the actual certifications that are required when you get your nails done.

This past April, TheCNTC team, which consists of Dayna, Colleen, Laura, Logan and myself, flew out to Edmonton, Alberta for the trade show. WOW!!! So much work that goes into this event!  It is breath-taking and exciting, and exhausting at the same time. Alberta is beautiful in April.  Our time out there was very busy and exciting and we hosted over 400 nail technicians. This year’s events will bring lots of new challenges and more travel and I am looking forward to it all. If you know of any nail technicians in the surrounding areas, have them check out these events. http://www.thecntc.ca

In April and May, I photographed many events around London, theMS Society, Lion’s events, Women In Business events, Sock Drop Thursdays, BBI London, various real estate listings, a 50th wedding celebration, private dental office photos, Horse Cow Reining Shows, Red Day, Autism Society Golf and Autism Walk events. Life is always busy and it brings me great pleasure and happiness to you see the outcome of your photography… especially when it makes others happy.

Now onto Skills–

Photography is my passion!! I was taught at a young age how to use my camera, which was a Kodiak film camera!! I remember even having a Polaroid camera at one time too!! How many camera’s have you owned??

All my family are professional photographers, so learning the trade has come naturally to me. The basics were taught to me by my father and my uncles, and gave me the foundation I needed. I am always moving forward with my photography and consistently honing my skills to better serve my clients and offer more services.

Though Obeo (and a few friends who are also photographers), I was taught specific skills for real estate photography.  Real Estate Photography is one of the services that I have the most fun with! Think of all the homes you get to see and dream about, from a small condo to a million dollar home! There is not one home that I have photographed that I am not proud of! I take great pride in my work and it shows.

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Real Estate Photography is a special knack for those who can do it. You need to be patient, concise, on time, be able to work with your client’s and homeowners, be flexible, and of all things have the proper equipment and know what it takes to make the home visually appealing to potential buyers. I would love to be able to showcase your next listing, so connect with me and we can chat.  Check out my website at: http://phelanphoto.com

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Now here we are in August, summer is almost coming to an end—I know eh!!! Can we go back a few weeks!! Where did the time go!!

In preparation for the fall real estate market, I will be attending the LSTAR Trade Show on September 22, 2016. I know I will see most of you there and I’m hoping to meet some new agents as well. Let’s make the fall of 2016 the best selling season yet!!

Once again, Thank You for all your support. I look forward to continuing to work with you.

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Have a wonderful end of summer and we look forward to seeing everyone over the next few months at various functions or events!!

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Anne Marie Phelan

Phelan Photography

Photography with Personality

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Ugh. Mondays…

How do you manage your Mondays?
Sometimes for me, Mondays are hard work! All week I am on the road, taking photographs of various events, trade shows, conferences, family photography and of course, my real estate photography.  That leaves me with a lot of editing… and the dreaded administrative work.  Mondays tend to be “I MUST DO It” day.
Trying to organize these daily tasks are always difficult and I get frustrated easily. In times like this, I am reminded June collagethat I need to take a few moments out of my day to reflect, and rejuvenate myself so that I can concentrate and keep moving forward. How do I do that? Well for me, I enjoy looking at one of my photographs.  It brings me back to the moment I took that photo and I dream about being there once again.  I find that these few minutes “away” actually help me focus on the next task on the “To Do” List.
This past month and a half, I have been busy with Real Estate Photography and Event Photography! If you’re wondering where I’ve been, well, I recently photographed the MS Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s event “Sing It Like a Boss” held at The Ceeps Bar and Grill, London, Ontario. At this event, various business owners and local celebrities got together and preformed in front of a crowd, and were judged on various techniques and song choices. It was a fun night had by all!
 I have also been the photographer for the 4 The love of Music event, the Autism Society of London Walk, the Purina Dog Walk for Dog Guides, a lot of Real Estate Photography, a few High School Proms, and a 50th Wedding Anniversary! I also recently ventured into taking photos at a Horse Reining Show.  Have you ever seen a cow jump?? So funny!!
As you can see, my photography keeps me busy, and I truly love it. Check back on my website and Facebook pages for all the updated (or soon to be!) photo album’s of all these events.  Here are a few photos for you to enjoy!
Have a wonderful week and remember to make someone SMILE!!
Anne Marie
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Easter Wishes 2016

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To all my clients, family, and friends;

From my family to yours,

May you all have a wonderful

Easter celebration!!

 

Anne Marie, Bill

Ryan, Tara

Adam, Patricia, Brooklyn

Matthew, Lauren

Jacob

and all the fur babies too

Diesel, Tank, Diesel, Sasha and Jax

xoxo

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Thirsty Tuesdays- Dealing with transitions, change and improvement.

 

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Change is hard for everyone, no matter who you are or what position you hold in life.

 Over the years I have had to adjust to many variations of changes, loss of loved family members and  friends, change from martial status, to a better one at that! Various moves around the country, all while making my life and these changes, better for my family and myself. Now I am following my passion, something I truly love, my photography.

 

We all adjust to these changes at some point, making them a part of our lives each and everyday. If you don’t change things, you simply can not grow as a person, it is the only way to grow and become a better person inside of you.

It gives me great pleasure to announce my change!

I have left Obeo Real Estate Photography to go out on  my own as Phelan Photography. It has been a hard choice, but a very well needed change. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact myself privately.

I am still the same person who you are accustomed to as a business owner, customer service and expectation’s for professional photography are still kept in the highest regards, just now will be operating under my name wholly.

My services are always improving, with that I would love to introduce to you an addition to my services, Drone Photography. A partnership with Damieon Vella-Zarb. He is an excellent young man, who thrives at perfection as I do in his work. I look forward to introducing him along with his work to all of you.

 

With the spring market upon us, I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you once again as Phelan Photography!! I would love to have your feedback and testimonials to share to others about my services, thank you in advance!

 

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement for the past 2.5 years and I look forward to many more to come!! 

 

Anne Marie Phelan

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