HELLO!

My name is Holly Howe and I am a lifestyle portrait & wedding photographer located in Moncton, NB.

The #1 thing you need to know about me is that I love people and I love taking pictures. Okay, I guess that's two things. ;) I absolutely LOVE what I get to do and I hope it shows. Here on my blog, you'll see glimpses of LIFE and LOVE. From joyous wedding days to tender moments with a newborn, my desire is to capture all the things - big & small - that you want to be treasured and remembered for a lifetime.

If you'd like to book a session with me or simply have a question, I would LOVE to hear from you! Email me at holly@howes.ca.

Now grab a cup of joe, pull up a chair and stay as long as you'd like. It's an honour to have you here!

--H





photo by Chera Yorke of MY Beauty Photography

Friday, December 31, 2010

goodbye 2010, hello 2011.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV, ©2010)...

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.




looking back on 2010, i feel incredibly blessed and encouraged. i got to work a TON, meeting some amazing babies, bellies, couples and families along the way. a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who entrusted a memory, a moment, to me this past year. i am endebted to you and your trust. special thanks to liz & merrill and jamie & adam for being amazing brides & grooms this past summer!!!! love you all! :)))

as i look ahead to 2011, i am excited beyond words to take HOLLYHOWEphotography (and in fact, HOLLY HOWE!) to the next level. here are my 2011 goals:

1 - developing and launching a new logo

2 - further enhancing my 'brand' and the experience i offer my clients

3 - launching a new blog & website

4 - reading more and getting even more acquainted with my camera and gear

5 - renovating my home 'office', making it inviting as a meeting spot for clients and just making it inviting for me to come to work everyday. ;)

6 - investing in a macro lens

7 - investigating the offering of prints to my clients (currently i give clients their images on a DVD)

8 - getting healthy (and eeeeeeesh, take a look at that pic up there. can you say TIRED??!!! 'getting healthy' will mean REGULAR exercise, drinking lots of WATER, eating right/using portion control and going to bed NO LATER than 10PM. i LOVE what i do so going to bed at a half decent hour will be a challenge for me. i'm also a 'nighthawk' by nature so i do my best work in the 2nd half of the day. we'll see how this goes..... no, we KNOW how this will go. it's gotta get better.) :)

9 - spending more time with my kids individually...realizing the treasures they are and what makes them tick! :)

10 - spending more time with joe. ....and not just sitting in front of the TV or on our prospective laptops in front of the TV. actually have that 'date night' every week that we've been talking about doing! yeah. we need that! :)

11 - spending more time with the One who created me. this goes on my list every year, but when you get busy (which i will call myself INDEFINITELY), a daily quiet time is the first thing to go. but i can't function without this last and most important goal. i need to 'be still and know that He is God'. i need to be reminded of the treasure that i am in Christ - that i was bought and paid for at a great price. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.) thus the reason for #8! i want to honour God in everything i say and do, so that my life may be a reflection of Him.

so yeah. i think that's it. we'll call it '11 for 2011'. pretty lofty set of goals, i think - both professionally and personally. but i know i can do it! :)

what are YOUR goals for this new year?! do share!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

merry christmas!




*i'm taking some time off over christmas to spend some quality time with my family.....so just to keep all of blogland informed ;) i will be back 'in the office' when the kids head back to school, the week of january 10th. :))) i'll be checking in from time to time, and may even update the blog with some personal posts, so please - if you're wanting to book a session (starting mid-january) or if i can help you in any way, don't hesitate to email me (see link to the right ---->) or contact me (if we're friends) on facebook. :)

thanks so much, all!!! trust you're enjoying this precious season with the ones you love!!

--H

Thursday, December 23, 2010

a baby changes everything.

a baby did INDEED change everything. His name was Jesus.




Luke 2:11-14 (NIV, ©2010)

11 Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: you will find a Baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favour rests.”


merry CHRISTmas!!!!!! xo!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

our christmas portraits.

a few weeks ago, i set up the tripod in an ATTEMPT to get some pictures done of my own little family. ha! what a riot. (well, not at the time......3 year olds......that's all i'm going to say......)

here's the 'official' portrait.



yes, i'm including a 'blooper reel'. enjoy. :P ...and yes, it started to rain during our little shoot. we were IN IT TO WIN IT! ;D









hard to believe jacob is going to be 8 in january. such a handsome fella...growing up and maturing before our very eyes. love you, sweet boy. xo.





our robyn joy is 6 going on 16. my favourite girl. love her inside and out. xo.





and josiah. named after king josiah in the OT, who became the youngest king of judah (at the age of 8). you give us a run for our money, little man, but we love you to bits! xo.



gotta love the hair. ;)





before i forget and in case i don't get to mention it to you in person.... have a wonderful Christ-centered christmas!!!!

all our love to you and yours!

--H

Monday, December 20, 2010

finding the perfect tree and decorating it!

ahhhhhhh......i love the tradition of going to a local tree farm and finding the perfect christmas tree. it will never grow old to me. i will love it forever.

here are some pics of our 'tree finding' adventure. enjoy. xo.



robyn's saying, "come on, mama! let's go!"





















ha! josiah. the face.





awwwwwww...sweet boy. he just wants to help. (sniff!)







our kids LOVE to decorate the tree. and ya know what?! i let them. i don't care if it's not perfect. :) robyn was all excited because mama picked out ribbon this year....and PINK ribbon, at that! ha! you should've heard her.......

memories for a lifetime. that's what we're doing right here. :)















i kind of jumped ahead of myself with this post (re my new favourite ornament). ha!





















ahhhh...candy cane ice cream. a lovely festive treat to finish off the day. :)







bokeh-y and pretty.



seriously. i love christmas. i think my heart grows like 10 sizes this time of year......... :)