Katie & Alex | Nova Scotia Photography

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She lived in the suburbs, but that didn’t matter.   Her mother owned a super cool bright yellow Sunbird, and wonder of wonders, Mandy was allowed to drive it into the city.  It doesn’t really matter where you live, we figured, as long as you have wheels.

A small town girl, newly arrived in the big city, I was making do with more primitive modes of transportation – the bus, and my own two feet.   But when Mandy came in for the weekend, my status was instantly elevated.   Not only did we have a ride, but it was cool enough to get us attention and  - when you are 17 and ready to take on the world – what else really matters?

We circled through the downtown streets, windows down, taking in the energy and life that was only just becoming available to us. Up and down, round and around Mandy drove, through maze of narrow one way streets.  We’d park to stroll the waterfront or peek in the doors of bars that didn’t yet offer us admission and then hop back in the car to look for people (known, cute or otherwise intriguing).   We were about to start university, high on the possibility of life.  In that bright yellow car, the world was at our feet.

We lost touch, Mandy and I, for more than a decade.  But then came the miracle that is Facebook, and we reconnected to share memories, stories of our kids and our lives thus far.  Then I announced that I would be doing Mini Sessions while I was back East last summer, and was so excited when Mandy decided to reserve a spot.  I couldn’t wait to see her and meet her kids.

She pulled up in a maroon minivan – that yellow two-door long gone –  and my old friend stepped out.  While the kids played, and I snapped photos, Mandy and I realized that even when time passes, the people you know well don’t really change all that much at all.   There we were, in the same field where we had first met – over twenty years ago -  as gangly teenagers.  Cliché or not and children aside, it seemed as if no time had passed.

We might be driving different vehicles now, but best as I can tell, the world is still at our feet.

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Cheverie, Nova Scotia is – quite literally – a photographer’s paradise.  I take thousands upon thousands of photographs every summer i spend at home.

Child photography session in Cheverie, Nova Scotia.  By Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer, Jeanette LeBlancChild photography session in Cheverie, Nova Scotia.  By Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer, Jeanette LeBlancChild photography session in Cheverie, Nova Scotia.  By Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer, Jeanette LeBlanc

Note: I am currently booking limited sessions and weddings in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for summer 2010.  Please contact me at info@jeanetteleblanc.com to be placed on my announcement list for finalized dates.

13 Comments

  1. Desiree Hayes said . . .

    Beautiful, Jeanette!! These are all so fun. Love the little girl running one soo much!

    Posted 12.14.09 at 4:45 pm | Permalink
  2. Rebekah said . . .

    OMG, the eyelashes and sweet smiles and big blue eyes! The one of Katie chasing Alex made me tear up. Beautiful, and hooray for Facebook and long-lost friends. =)

    Posted 12.14.09 at 6:29 pm | Permalink
  3. Dawn Oldford said . . .

    Oh Jeanette, these are beautiful! And Mandy your children are gorgeous. Yellow sunbird eh? I thought you were pretty cool riding down Maryland Drive on your banana bike!

    Posted 12.14.09 at 8:17 pm | Permalink
  4. allison said . . .

    So cute! I’m so glad you found each other again. :)

    Posted 12.14.09 at 10:53 pm | Permalink
  5. Ohh Jeanette.. these are just stunning

    Posted 12.15.09 at 8:01 am | Permalink
  6. Jana Kunz said . . .

    Wow, these are stunning!!

    Posted 12.15.09 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  7. kimberly bee said . . .

    Wow, J. These are all so beautiful!!! What an amazing place to call home!
    I dare you to blog again this week… double dare =)). heehee

    Posted 12.15.09 at 11:27 am | Permalink
  8. jennifer adams said . . .

    oh goodness these are so beautiful and fun, I just love all the summer colors and warmth in these! They have beautiful eyes too!

    Posted 12.15.09 at 8:42 pm | Permalink
  9. Thank you so much for your comment! It is very much appreciated! This set is gorgeous!

    Maalaea

    Posted 12.16.09 at 6:25 pm | Permalink
  10. andrea said . . .

    totally gorgeous kids, and i love love love your writing! so glad to see you blogging here again :)

    Posted 12.22.09 at 11:28 am | Permalink
  11. Carole Melanson/Chap said . . .

    I STILL miss that yellow car!!!! The pictures of my grandkids are great–I can’t decide on which ones I want-all of them, I guess. You did a wonderful job.

    Posted 02.01.10 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  12. Kerianne said . . .

    Hey Jeanette! I haven’t been on your blog in forever!!! That is great to know that you are doing sessions in NS this summer when you are home. If I have any requests, I will be sure to pass them over to your site :) I just NEED to know where that tree is located in the last shot too!!!! Eeeek! It is so perfect for a vision I have for a maternity photo I have been wanting to do. Safe travels this summer. Maybe we can get together during your stay here.
    .-= Kerianne´s last blog ..Persimmon =-.

    Posted 05.12.10 at 7:29 am | Permalink
  13. Beautiful photos! And sweet story. I love the way you captured the light hitting the field and the sweet faces of the children.

    Posted 05.12.10 at 8:33 am | Permalink

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