Portraits of Babies Tasting Lemons for the First Time

This totally made me smile and I needed that right now! Make sure you follow the links to view the rest of the photos and the video for more smiles 🙂 SO ADORABLE! So who is going to do this with their baby now?



In a collaborative project entitled Pucker, Toronto-based photographers April Maciborka and David Wile took studio portraits of babies tasting lemons for their very first time.

As you can expect, the results are priceless and adorable. The idea has always been a popular theme for YouTube videos. For example, this Babies Taste Lemons For The First Time video compilation has over 10.5 million views!

What makes this photo series so great is that April and David are both talented photographers. There’s a consistency to the series with the same backdrop and bib attire and the lighting is fantastic. It really lets the viewers appreciate each baby’s individual expression.

April is represented by Getty and also does wedding and portrait photography in the summer via olivestudio.ca. She is available for commission work and you can contact her on her website.

David has an impressive portfolio of landscape and…

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Coping with Grief & Loss: Understanding the Grieving Process

I printed this article out about a year ago and had all intentions of giving it to someone I care about, but never did.  I happened to come across it the other day and thought it was definitely worth sharing.  This article is not just about grieving the death of someone but more-so about grieving a loss (or more than one loss) in general.  One of the main reasons I printed the article for ‘this person’ is to point out that trying to ignore the pain or keep it from surfacing will only make it worse in the long run.  In order to heal it is necessary to face your grief and actively deal with it.  Last year I read it and wanted to share it in hope of being able to help ‘this person’ understand grief.  Right now, I am looking at it from a different perspective, to help me to heal myself.  It’s odd that I happened to come across this article the other day because personally, I am dealing with the loss of more than half of the examples given below.

You can ‘try’ to suppress your feelings and grief but you can NOT avoid them forever.  You must acknowledge your pain in order to heal.  Trying to avoid this only prolongs the grieving process and unresolved grief can lead to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and health problems.  Take care of number one, yourself!

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resentment vs forgiveness

My father tells me ALL of the time that I need to let go of resentments. I totally agree with him but, I have so many of them right now AND I don’t know how to let go of them. It is SO hard! I preach about forgiveness, and I don’t hold grudges (forever that is), but at this point in my life I’m having a really hard time letting go of my resentments! They ARE toxic though! Everything said here makes perfect sense, so why is it so hard to let go of something that only hurts us more? Any advice here, on how to let go of resentments that is?