Cassandra | Go-Getter

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Preview from a casual session I did with Cassandra over the weekend.
I like working with her because she is, a ‘go-getter’. She hustles and get’s ish done and keeps it moving. I told her, that is the reason (and not just because she’s a beautiful person and model), why I like working with her and am willing to help her out anytime.

“When you show people that you know what you want; you are authentic & nice about it, they WILL show up to help you succeed.”

Happy Monday | Happiness

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One thing that does make me happy…. light

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to keep things in perspective and deal with them.”

Sounds so simple. Maybe it is, ya think? Not dwelling on the stuff that goes ‘wrong’ or changing your attitude on how you view things. Not basing your happiness on what happens to you – but learning to, remembering to keep that separate. Not taking things personally and enjoying each moment. I’m working on it…

29 Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It)

Noelle | Portrait Session

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I had a lovely time working with Noelle, who simply wanted some nice portraits of herself. Something that after we leave school, and the yearly, obligatory school photo, when the P’s are called and you hurry first to the girls washroom and try to peep over the 4 girls in front of you and then just do a quick once over and then run down to the gym and stand in line behind a ‘Pa…’, that we don’t often think of doing, outside of the occasional Family Portrait. Noelle has a beautiful smile behind which hides a beautiful voice and a one time dream of singing. Whether she pursues it professionally or not, doing what you love is always worth it, don’t you agree?

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Copyright Ardean Peters

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Happy Monday | Be Kind

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“Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

A friend posted an exchange on facebook that spoke to this.

If someone one does not smile at you.
Or doesn’t hold the door.
Is rude and impatient.
Or any number of things.
Maybe this time, try and not take it personally.
Maybe it’s not about you.
Be kind in return, anyway.

Family | Portrait Session

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High Park + a cool family and their brand new pet dog and you can’t go wrong. Well, family portraits are challenging. Trying to coordinate all the kids and sometimes non-cooperation and getting everyone looking at the camera, is HARD! But great when you get it, which you eventually do. What I really like are the moments in-between, when you can get the family to loosen up and really play. Those are my favourites.

Copyright Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

Copyright Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

Copyright Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

Copyright Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters