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Holidays and Wishes for 2016 into 2017

 

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Merry Christmas

and

Happy New Years!!

Enjoy your family

and friends!!

See you in 2017!!

Phelan Photography

 

Anne Marie, Bill,

Ryan, Adam, Matthew and Lauren

and Jacob

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Christmas Wishes and Holiday Blues

 

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First off let me start off by saying,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years

to everyone near and far!!!!

What a time to celebrate your accomplishments, learn from your mistakes, reacquaint yourselves with family and friends, perhaps even gain some new friends or business colleague’s.  Take this holiday season to remember what this truly means to you, within your heart and soul. Share that with all  you meet no matter the season. We are all on this earth to be kind to one another.

Although it is Christmas there are many people, family and friends, people who you may never know personally, who deal with anxiety, depression, SAD, random stressful thoughts that my be good or bad, hard times can actually fall on everyone no matter the level of pay scale they may be. Be aware how you are treating others, make an attempt to get to know people, or even to make yourself better, so that you have a better understanding on how things are in the world. Experience and knowledge are the keys to improvements, and the willingness to change for the good, not just for yourself but for others too.

Life experiences, the change of the times, how we look at the world, which is ever so changing so quickly right before our eyes!! Comes into play with everyone. Some people will have to relocate for work, have been fired or had to quit, lost their job for closures, or simply for the fact that it may have been something that was just needed to change for them, LIFE is hard. Getting help, asking for help, and participating in the help are all aspects we all need to work on together. Recognise the signs when someone tells you that they may need help, communication is key, non communication had many forms. A look, a reaction, body language, disposition, visible stress. Sometimes we are too caught up with everything we forget to be aware of these signs. Some are harder to see then others, but if you try, you just may be able to see it.

Christmas and New Years are important to us all, with us, it brings most of our families together, or mine specifically. Although we too experience rough patches, stressful lives, and most times, distance and dealing with 2 other countries of separation from other family members. We miss those we don’t get to see, we wish we could see them all under one roof, or over the time frame of the holidays, that my Dear Watson, is just impossible!! 

So like many others, we forge ahead, participate when we can, with who we can, and celebrate Life.  For these things we are Thankful to be able to share with our children and young adults, who constantly remind us that “we” are getting old!! LOL!!! Something’s like this never change!! 

Traditions some are kept some are not, sometimes it is best to start new ones. Gain friendships, loose friendships, it is all part of how we deal with things, those inner thoughts, the brain that sends the signals to the heart, how to react, or not to react, choices in the end is what it means to go forward and how others will see you.

Reflections of times gone by, to a simpler time, of when your grandparents were (or still may be) around. Do you remember the laughter sitting around the tables, the games your played, the food you shared?? The music shared, the carols sang, some in tuned some not, but who cared it was a celebration to be shared!! We all long for those times, the years gone by, to help with the years ahead still to come.

I remember when my grandmother Georgina would play her piano, we would sit by the bench and sing songs, meet up with my cousins and aunts and uncles and all have a feast. Unfortunately, we don’t do that any more. No more grandparents (my grandparents) are alive anymore. No relatives have taken that role anymore, we see them occasionally at events or funerals it is sad. It makes it hard for our kids to get to know more relatives, as we did when we were growing up. Back then, we got together at least 4 times a year, now we are lucky if it is once a year. It gets harder yet as our families grow each year and all are split around the countries.  My grandma and grandpa loved playing cards. Guess they all did!! Back in those days it was something to do!! Believe me, I have relatives I have never met yet!!

Christmas will be celebrated in one form or another, from across the world. Take in your families and friends, and those who have no one to share it with, spread the love and the joy as if they were one of your own. Celebrate these moments, cherish those around you and remember you are loved.

 

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!  

 

See you in 2017!!

 

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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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Celebrations on a Holiday!

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Today we celebrate Canada!!

Make sure you get out today with your families and friends, children to take part of the many celebrations going on in your city or country.

You will find that many places are taking part of on kind of celebrations or another.

This gives you a chance to see how one celebrates our freedom for over 150 years.

Enjoy the day!!

Happy Canada Day!!

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Trail Duster Tuesdays.. A new Start for the summer

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Summer time, BBQ’s, Car Shows, strolling the beaches…perfect days for you to sit back and relax and enjoy the views!

Some people can relax more then others, other’s need reassurances to relax. When we find these moments that work for us, we usually keep them until something else comes along and may work better for us.

What are the ways that help you relax? Do you try many things or stick to one thing for yourself?

Summer is the start of days off and vacations, graduations, end of the school year celebrations, all perfect times to get together with family and friends. Some people find these times also hard and stressful.

Changing how you do things for part of the year helps you get some sort of balance within in yourself and your family life also.

Remember that there is no need to spend ubber amounts of money to make yourself and family happy, precious time together or solitude is what is needed to refresh and recoup your lives together.

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Life is too short to not do the things you would like or believe in. Too many people in the world who are dying from diseases or accidents, or even self inflicted pain.

Make the best of your time.

Summer… the time to recoup friendships, family lives, your partners and your children’s lives.

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With Canada and Independence Day coming up, celebrations are a great way to participate and be Thankful for all that we have. Celebrations are great!

How will you celebrate?

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Happy Canada Day, on July 1st!!

 

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Happy Independence Day, on July 4th!!

 

Make the world a better place, be kind, be loving, be patient and forgiving.

Enjoy your time with loved ones and friends.

Have a wonderful summer!!

 

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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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Motivational Mondays

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Arva Flour Mill, Arva, Ontario

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