Abandoned Treasures

I have always had an attraction to abandoned houses.  I think they have a story to tell.  If you look deep inside and give yourself a chance to soak in all it’s former beauty.  I do not touch anything …I capture the photo’s as they were left.  Every year it seems there are less and less of these houses around.  Why not document what is there before it’s to late.  They really are beautiful in their own way. EFP_1648 copyEFP_1652 copyEFP_1656 copyEFP_1657 copyEFP_1660 copyEFP_1661 copyEFP_1662 copyEFP_1663 copy

Marilyn Reist - May 5, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Thanks for this…This is the house where my husband was raised. I have a lot of memories of the times being there when we were dating and after getting married and with the kids helping out their grandfather…it was a great house at one time.

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From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl!

I have been absent from here for quite sometime.  However I have been so busy catching up to my life that it`s easy to get behind in other aspects.  So with that said, Summer is in full swing and I am enjoying the warm weather that we have had even though there seems to be cold spells in between.   I have taken a sabbatical with photography as sometimes you just need to step away and regroup.  So with that said I have regrouped and am ready to start booking in clients again.  So to start it all off, I am sharing these quick little snap shots of my SUMMER GIRL.  My kids are what brought me into the photography business and they are what keep me there year after year.  I am excited to start trying out new ideas and look forward to booking in new clients.  Please feel free to contact me as I can book you in very quickly, as I had previously cleared my schedule for my sabbatical.


Contact me if you are interested in the following types of shoots: 

* Boudoir



*Engagement or Love shoots

*Weddings For 2014 Fall or Winter  of 2015 

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Thinking Spring ! Spring Easter Portraits !

It’s time to get spring into our minds ! I am hosting a ONE DAY ONLY Spring Easter Portrait Party at Fire Number 320 on the Corner of Sideroad 10 and Bruce Road 1 ! I have a new Background and floor drop coming in especially for this.   There will be limited spots approx. 6 of them so book today to not be disappointed!   Go to Facebook and Share the exact post from below and be entered in to win an Easter Basket full of Goodies when you book your session ! Esteem Photography Facebook Page link here 


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Winter….Who needs a catch line Winter says it all …..

Ah Dear Bruce County!  Located just along the shores of  Lake Huron stretching from the Bruce peninsula south, a place that I am proud to call home.    Bruce County is one of the most beautiful locations in our area,  home to many protected areas and protected species.  I have the joy of it still being my backyard.  A place to play, learn, see, hear and enjoy.    Yesterday was a beautiful winter day!   I am not a fan of winter as I have mentioned before but when the sun is shining in all it`s glory which seems to cast a diamond like appearance on the snow I thoroughly enjoy what it has to offer.  There was a slight breeze just enough to make the outdoors seem at peace.  I threw on the snowshoes and took a jaunt to the back of my property.  I never seem to get to enjoy my 110 acres much so it just seems so fitting on a beautiful day to do just that.  I strapped on my camera bag just  in case….you never know what you might encounter.   I was shocked that there really was not much in the way of wildlife out on a beautiful day like yesterday …however it could have just been my lack of patience that I did not see anything.   So with that in mind I just thought I would catch a bit of the landscape beauty that is Bruce County .   One thing that I found was that regardless of how quiet It was there was still lots of eye candy to be seen.   Now I am not much of a word expressionist but I know one thing that hit me was just how beautiful nature is.  Things that astonished me like the fact that there were still many tree`s in our forested area that were carrying their leaves.   Strange is what it seemed to me!  Although with the gentle breeze blowing through the dried leaves it brought a sense of calm over me.     I could have pulled up a tree stump and sat for hours, basking in the warm sun.

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As I ventured further and further back the property, I started to realize that nothing was going to present itself to me ….There is a section of thick pine tree`s on the adjacent property to ours,  I thought perhaps a rabbit may present itself to me ,  but nope!  However I began to realize just how thick the pine cones were on the trees. Old wives tale states the more the pine cones the harsher the winter.  I believe there is some truth to that theory this year.  Never in my 35 years can I recall seeing just this many pine cones on one tree.  It amazed me but appealed to me all in the same sight.   When you see something so unusual and unique you seem just stand there and stare with your mouth wide open staring randomly up into the sky.  I am sure I was a sight. LOL …  Thank goodness there was no one else around to laugh at me.    As disappointing as winter is sometimes …there is still great beauty and mystery too.  Thanks to the luck of living in Bruce County still,  I have the most beautiful and mysterious things right in my own back yard.  Yes I will be happy to see winter go , but only because Spring will bring new adventures and new things to see!



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Winter Has A Hold …….

I am not much of a winter lover.  There I said it. ….  Winter probably is my least favorite season ….I know it makes everything look crisp and beautiful but I only have a small appreciation for that.  The cold weather and stormy days have me in a funk that I can`t seem to get rid of.  I love to be out taking photo`s of  nature but not when it`s cold!  I love the look of winter photo`s for family portraits but guess what ?   Most clients don’t want to be out in the blistering wind and sideways snow squalls and neither do I.  I seriously can’t blame them !  So I sit here praying and hoping that spring will be upon us again soon.  Why?  Because that means we can get back at it! Creating beautiful memories for families here in Bruce County.  I am looking forward to working with my clients and producing some beautiful spring portraits.  I will as soon as the snow leaves be taking appointments for outdoor family shoots in some awesome new locations that I am very excited to share with others!   There is just something about all those brown hues that will be out there when the snow leaves !  But for now I am stuck in this winter wonderland waiting and dreaming of better weather.    I am wondering what photo’s should be shared with this post….Should I be sharing spring in all it’s beauty or should I be sharing what snow pictures that I have…I am torn !  Maybe a little of both!   

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