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Saying Good-bye to Brady

It seems that my absences are becoming more frequent and for that I apologize. I just returned from a trip to Israel with a short stop in Zürich and Milan. It’s taken me some time to adjust being home but this has nothing to do with jet lag.

Three days before leaving on my trip we lost Brady, our beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. We brought Brady home when he was just 8 weeks old and we celebrated his 12th birthday 5 days before he passed away.

Brady, as most Cavaliers, was a love sponge, yes, a love sponge. What does that mean you ask? Well  he would absorb all the love that we showered on him and then just pour it back all over us ten fold. There’s wasn’t a lap in this family that he didn’t enjoy lying on. He was a snuggle bug but fiercely protective of his family.

His loss has been devastating to our family. His absence in the house in palpable. I miss walking through the front door and being greeted by a wagging tail and big slobbery kisses. I miss being stared at with those big brown eyes whenever I’m eating something. I miss him nudging my leg telling me its time to play. I miss our walks in the park. I miss giving him tummy rubs and having him at my heels going up the stairs when it was time for bed. I miss our snuggling before bed and giving him that last scratch behind his ears (that was his favourite) before going to sleep.

Brady was more than a “dog”. He was our baby and an integral member of our family.

You’ll live in our hearts forever Brady. We love you and miss you.


A Family Photo Shoot

Just a sneak peek at today’s post on PhoDOGraphy by Edith. I’ve been practicing with some different lighting set-ups and am really enjoying shooting in the home studio I’ve set up. This is a whole new skill set to learn.

I did had a photo shot with my boys a few weeks ago. Hop on over to my other site and see all the images from that shoot. You can find it here or just click on the image.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections

I shared this image on my Facebook page this week but couldn’t resist including it in this week’s Photo Challenge.

I do try and post different content on Facebook so please jump on over to my page and have a look. While you’re there you can “like” the page to stay up to date. You can find me at www.facebook.com/EdithLevyPhotography

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Do You Need a Pet Photographer?

I am so excited to let you all know that my PhoDOGraphy by Edith Levy website is now live! The new site is www.PhoDOGraphybyEdith.com or you can just click on the logo to get to the first blog post. There are still things I want to add and tweaks I have to make but please have a look around and let me know what you think. I’d love to get your feedback.


My…How Cavalier Of You!

I thought I would take a little break from my Boston images (they’ll be back) and share some images of Brady. Before I do that though you may have noticed that I’ve added another item to the menu of this site…”Product Reviews.” Yesterday I published a review of the Gitzo Traveler Tripod & Markins Ballhead. Let me know what you think. I’ll be adding more reviews as I try out new gear.

Speaking of new gear I’m a bit giddy because last week I purchased the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens and of course who better to try it out on then Brady. Here are a few initial shots using the new lens. Once I’ve had a chance to really put it to the test I will be posting a full review.

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iPhone Friday – Oh…What A Tangled Web We Weave!

Oh…I’m being a bit over dramatic and really there’s no drama in this post. The title has to do with a new app I wanted to tell you about, Tangled FX. I learned about this app from fellow blogger and photographer, David Pasillas. He reviewed Tangled FX early in the week and it looked so interesting that I decided to download it. David did a great job on the review so please have a look at it here. I really loved “playing” with this app. There are some fascinating effects you can create. I think my favorites are Brady (he’s always a favourite) and the Toronto Waterfront image. I actually printed that one and it really looks sharp.

Which one do you like??  (Click on the images to enlarge and really see the detail)

On another note, yesterday I posted a new image of St. Louis Cathedral to my Facebook Page. Let me know what you think.  Have a great weekend everyone!

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Brady a la Van Gogh

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A Rose is just a Rose

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Toronto Waterfront

pine needles, tree, iphoneography, Tangled FX

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Look what was crawling around my desk…Yikes!