Pet Valu Humber Bay Portrait Event

By Marcia Leeder on September 6, 2017

Come join me at Pet Valu Humber Bay on Saturday September 23, 2017. I will be taking dog portraits from 11am-3pm on a first-come, first-serve basis. The sitting and photo (one pet at a time) is complimentary, but we will be taking donations in support of The Etobicoke Humane Society for print upgrades. I look forward […]

Lunenburg Bound

By Marcia Leeder on August 3, 2017

I will be in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia mid-August and have time for a few limited dog sessions. I am also looking for a few unique dog models to work with at outdoor locations. Contact me at info@marcialeeder.com for more details and please feel free to forward this post or share on Facebook here with your friends in […]

Vancouver Bound

By Marcia Leeder on March 28, 2017

I will be in and around Vancouver mid-May and have time for a few limited sessions. I am also looking for a few unique dog models to work with at outdoor locations. Contact me at info@marcialeeder.com for more details and please feel free to forward this post or share on Facebook here with your friends in […]

Winter Promo

By Marcia Leeder on January 17, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! While winter may not everybody’s favourite time of year…I bet you might know a few dogs that love to be outside in that fluffy white stuff. It definitely brings me a ridiculous amount of joy to watch dogs frolic in the snow.  On the other hand, it is also a good time of year for snuggling in […]

Happy Holidays!

By Marcia Leeder on December 24, 2016

Fall Promo

By Marcia Leeder on October 11, 2016

It’s been a long time since I’ve offered on-location mini sessions, but since it’s my favourite time of year to be outside with dogs, I couldn’t resist opening up spots in my schedule to take advantage of this gorgeous weather. Let’s get outside and get a fabulous photo of your dog that will be made into a gallery […]

Vancouver Animal Gallery Display

By Marcia Leeder on May 3, 2016

I am proud to announce that 27 of my animal gallery canvasses (some pictured here) will be hanging throughout the new location for the Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre. I will be posting photos on the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page over the next few weeks to tell you more about the beautiful animal(s) in […]

Grace Potter – The Danforth Music Hall

By Marcia Leeder on July 31, 2015

  Grace Potter played the The Danforth Music Hall Toronto on Thursday July 30, 2015. She schooled us on how to rock hard while looking effortlessly fabulous doing it. Her new solo album Midnight will be released on August 14, 2015.

Kittens For Adoption

By Marcia Leeder on July 6, 2015

As of today, July 6, 2015, these four sweethearts (photographed a few weeks ago) are available for adoption through the Toronto Humane Society. Their names are Helga, Salazar, Rowena and Godric (the orange kitty being the only male) – after the houses of Hogwarts of course! You can find the THS kitty cat listings here. Also look for […]

Ted Dwane – Bass Man

By Marcia Leeder on June 18, 2015

At the recent Mumford & Sons show in Niagara, the photographers had a choice of the side of the stage to shoot from…no moving. The majority set-up on Ben and Marcus’ side. Only two of us set up on Winston and Ted’s side. Best call ever. I love watching people in the zone, doing what they […]

Mumford & Sons – Niagara-on-the-Lake

By Marcia Leeder on June 16, 2015

Mumford & Sons played Butler’s Barracks, Niagara-on-the-Lake on Monday June 15, 2015. Tough to believe it’s been two years since the Gentlemen of the Road- Simcoe Stopover. What a treat to see my favourite musical fellas again, doing what they do best…play live. They created a magical evening for a crowd of 25,000 fans…perfectly blending well-known favourites with their […]

Florence + The Machine – Bestival Toronto

By Marcia Leeder on June 15, 2015

The ethereal and exquisitely talented Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine headlined the first night of the very first Bestival music festival on Toronto Islands, June 12, 2015. The way she twirled around that stage…you would never know her broken foot was still healing.  

Starsailor and Embrace – The Horseshoe Tavern

By Marcia Leeder on June 12, 2015

Two of my favourite British bands, Starsailor and Embrace, rocked The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto on June 11, 2015.  

Dog Portrait Event – May 9, 2015

By Marcia Leeder on June 8, 2015

Thank you to the dogs that came to my Portrait Event at Pawsway on Saturday May 9, 2015. Here are some of the gorgeous faces I met.

The Maccabees – The Mod Club

By Marcia Leeder on June 5, 2015

The Maccabees played The Mod Club in Toronto on June 4, 2015.  

Farewell Bijou

By Marcia Leeder on June 1, 2015

It is with a heavy heart Bonnie said goodbye to Bijou, her best friend of almost 16 years. He was just a day shy of his sixteenth birthday. Quite a long life, considering that he was diabetic…yet it’s still never long enough. Those of you may recognize Bijou as one of the stars of my ‘Let Sleeping […]

Farewell Sparky

By admin on May 22, 2015

In January, my friend Kim saw a handsome cattle dog with health issues on an American rescue site. Having a soft spot for cattle dogs and knowing his chances of making it out of that shelter were slim to none, she went to great lengths to foster him. But, it didn’t take long for her […]

Mumford & Sons – The Edge

By Marcia Leeder on April 30, 2015

The charismatic and cheeky gents of Mumford & Sons sat down with Adam to tell us about their new album Wilder Mind at 102.1 The Edge studios in Toronto on April 3, 2015. Check out the informative and yet extremely hilarious video footage…atta boys. Wilder Mind drops on May 4, 2015.   …and then they got goofy with me. Thank you for […]

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – Gallery Exhibit Opening Night

By admin on April 29, 2015

Join me tomorrow night for my gallery exhibit opening this Friday May 1, 2015 from 5pm-8pm at Pawsway (an interactive dog-friendly environment). RSVP and more details here. Dogs are welcome! My ‘Let Sleeping Dogs Lie’ exhibit will be on display as part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival as of May 1, 2015. Check out the exhibit, exhale […]

Manic Street Preachers – The Danforth Music Hall

By Marcia Leeder on April 28, 2015

Manic Street Preachers played The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on April 27, 2015.  

Portrait Event For Adoptable Dogs

By admin on April 23, 2015

Join me at Pawsway on Saturday May 9, 2015. Limited tickets for complimentary sessions for dogs available for adoption and general admission. For more details, to RSVP and get your complimentary tickets, go here. Be the first to find out about upcoming Portrait Events by subscribing to our newsletter.

George Ezra – The Danforth Music Hall

By Marcia Leeder on April 21, 2015

George Ezra played The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on April 20, 2015. So young…so talented!  

Farewell Lily

By Marcia Leeder on April 20, 2015

Lily’s family said a painful goodbye to their beautiful lady earlier this week. Lily Belle was just over a month shy of her 15th birthday. I was so lucky to have spent a few days with all of them in their cottage wonderland. Lily loved boat rides and hikes through the woods, but nothing made […]

Frank Turner – The Edge

By Marcia Leeder on March 10, 2015

Frank Turner treated us to an intimate performance of songs at 102.1 The Edge studios in Toronto on March 9, 2015. Check out the official Sugar Beach Session video footage here.  

Death Cab For Cutie – The Edge

By Marcia Leeder on March 6, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie treated us to an intimate performance of songs from their upcoming album Kintsugi at 102.1 The Edge studios in Toronto on March 5, 2015. Check out the official Sugar Beach Session video footage here.  

Farewell Rico

By Marcia Leeder on February 20, 2015

My wee pal Rico passed away last week. He fought back from many health scares over the past few years…and survived longer than expected. He was a strong little guy for only weighing a mere 4 lbs. He was also as sweet as can be. Sending some extra love to his family…they also lost their beautiful […]

Bush – Sound Academy

By Marcia Leeder on February 19, 2015

Bush played Sound Academy in Toronto on February 18, 2015.  

Rescue Dogs Searching For Their Valentine

By admin on February 14, 2015

These four beauties are available for adoption through Loyal Rescue Inc. Contact Loyal directly for more details and share the love around. To share their photos from Facebook, you can find the album here: Rescue Animals Available For Adoption   Earl is a 2 year old mini schnauzer. Will you be his Valentine? (share his post on […]

Pet Photography Tips and Puppy Bowl

By admin on February 2, 2015

Last week was my national television debut! I was invited to be a guest on The Social on CTV, to share my tips on Taking Better Photographs of Your Pets. I had such a blast with hosts Traci, Melissa…and the adorable and adoptable puppies from Save Me Rescue who rocked my live photo shoot during Puppy Bowl XLIX. […]

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – Gallery Exhibit

By admin on January 28, 2015

 At Pawsway, Opening May 2015                                                                                                     […]

Farewell Lola

By Marcia Leeder on December 10, 2014

Yesterday my friends said goodbye to their beloved Lola. She was such a gentle and loving soul. Every time I visited, she would greet me and come sit beside me. She lived 14 and a half loving years. She will be greatly missed. Sending huge huge love to her family. ~ Marcia xo

2014 Holiday Pet Portrait Event #2

By admin on November 19, 2014

SATURDAY DECEMBER 6, 2014 PET VALU QUEEN & COXWELL 1656 Queen Street East, Toronto (map) 11AM-3PM (please arrive by 2:30pm to make sure you get a spot) DONATIONS GOING TO: Safehome Animal Rescue Come to our second of two Holiday Pet Portrait Event of the season, hosted by Pet Valu Queen and Coxwell and receive […]

2014 Holiday Pet Portrait Event #1

By admin on November 19, 2014

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2014 PET VALU LEASIDE 95 Laird Drive, Toronto (map) 10AM-2PM (please arrive by 1:30pm to make sure you get a spot) DONATIONS GOING TO: Lion’s Foundation of Canada Dog Guides Come to our first of two Holiday Pet Portrait Event of the season, hosted by Pet Valu Laird and receive a complimentary […]

The Darcys – The Edge

By Marcia Leeder on November 13, 2014

Jason Couse of The Darcys treated us to an intimate and acoustic performance of songs at 102.1 The Edge studios in Toronto on November 12, 2014. Check out the official Sugar Beach Session video footage here.  

Alt-J – The Edge

By Marcia Leeder on November 12, 2014

Joe and Gus of Alt-J treated us to an intimate an acoustic set at 102.1 The Edge studios in Toronto on November 11, 2014, before their concert at Sound Academy. They are as lovely as they are talented…which is incredibly.      

Vance Joy – The Edge

By Marcia Leeder on November 3, 2014

Vance Joy treated us to an intimate performance of songs at 102.1 The Edge studios in Toronto on October 31, 2014. I’m a sucker the ukuele. Check out the official Sugar Beach Session video footage here.    

Hozier – The Edge

By Marcia Leeder on October 29, 2014

Hozier treated us to an intimate acoustic performance of songs at 102.1 The Edge studios in Toronto on October 27, 2014. And then he enjoyed his first Tim Tam slam. Check out the official Sugar Beach Session video footage here. and at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto on October 28, 2014.

James Bay – Sound Academy

By Marcia Leeder on October 29, 2014

James Bay opened for Hozier at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto on October 28, 2014.

Boy & Bear – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

By Marcia Leeder on October 19, 2014

The Aussie band Boy & Bear played the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto on October 18, 2014.  

Big Wreck – The Danforth Music Hall

By Marcia Leeder on October 17, 2014

Ian Thornley and his Big Wreck crew rocked out at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on October 16, 2014.  

Bastille – Air Canada Centre

By Marcia Leeder on October 16, 2014

Bastille performed at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto on October 15, 2014.  

Farewell Morgan The Tallest Female Dog

By admin on October 8, 2014

Last week Cathy and David suddenly lost their beautiful and beloved Great Dane, Morgan. One moment she was playing in the park, the next moment Cathy was cradling her in her arms. Many hearts are broken for Morgan’s family…mine included. We are all keeping her loved ones in our thoughts. Morgan was as a gentle giant, that entertained thousands on […]

Dear, Liza With a ‘Z’

By admin on October 7, 2014

I spent a wonderful day at the beach with Jennifer and her fuzzy best friend, Liza. The love between them was an absolute joy to be around. We took in the gorgeous Toronto day by strolling the beach and fishing for rocks. Liza, a sweet gentle old bear of a gal (of 12 years young), with […]

Chester Copperpot – Available for Adoption

By admin on October 6, 2014

UPDATE: Chester has been adopted into a loving home!  This handsome boy came to me while I was searching for my lost cat. I answered a “FOUND ORANGE TABBY CAT” Craigslist ad without a photo. When I went to see for myself, the cat in question was not my cat at all (not even the right gender). […]

Pet Valu Queensway Portrait Event

By admin on October 2, 2014

Thank you to all of the dogs, cats and people that attended the Pet Valu Queensway anniversary celebration and my Pet Portrait Event on Saturday September 20, 2014. I hope you had as much fun as I did. A huge thank you to everybody that donated…we raised $380 for the Etobicoke Humane Society. Here are some of the […]

Kasabian – Sound Academy

By Marcia Leeder on October 1, 2014

Kasabian played Sound Academy, Toronto on September 30, 2014.  

Farewell Bella

By admin on September 25, 2014

Monday was a sad day for Bella’s family, as they said goodbye to their sweet and loveable girl. She was 12 years old. I loved spending time with her in the spring of 2013…what a sweetheart…what a beauty. An older lady even then…she did a lot of lounging on her porch. I remember how much she loved […]

The Black Keys – Air Canada Centre

By Marcia Leeder on September 22, 2014

The Black Keys brought their infectious rhythms to the Air Canada Centre, Toronto on September 19, 2014.  

Cage The Elephant – Air Canada Centre

By Marcia Leeder on September 22, 2014

Cage The Elephant killed it on stage, opening for The Black Keys at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto on September 19, 2014.  

Pet Portrait Event

By admin on September 3, 2014

Pet Valu Queensway (125 Queensway) is celebrating their 2nd anniversary in business and they are throwing a fun event for their customers on Saturday September 20, 2014 I will be taking complimentary pet portraits from 11am-3pm. Bring your dogs down to see me and tell your friends!

Sample Indoor Cat Session

By Marcia Leeder on July 18, 2014

Farewell Bridgette

By admin on July 17, 2014

Monday was a heartbreaking day for my close friends, who said goodbye to their sweet girl, Bridgette. she was only 8 years old, but she had been been diagnosed with a condition that, in the end, was not curable. they didn’t want their lovely girl to suffer any more. I visited Bridgette and her family a few weeks ago…and she was […]

TURF – Day Three

By Marcia Leeder on July 7, 2014

This was the second year of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF). Here are some of the bands that played on Day Three – July 6, 2014.  Jenny Lewis Gogol Bordello Jeff Tweedy For more TURF photos: Day One Day Two  

TURF – Day One

By Marcia Leeder on July 7, 2014

This was the second year of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF). Here are some of the bands that played on Day One – July 4, 2014 Gary Clark Jr. Beirut Andrew Bird Deer Tick The Waco Brothers Willie Nile Band Local Natives For more TURF photos: Day Two Day Three

Neon Trees – The Phoenix

By Marcia Leeder on July 4, 2014

Neon Trees performed a very florescent and high-octane show at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto on July 3, 2014…sending gold shoes to the top of the tending list.  

Stanley The Rock Star

By admin on June 24, 2014

Meet Stanley…the rescue rock star that also doubles as the mascot for Damzels (my favourite local dress shops). On your lucky day you will catch him at one of their two locations in Toronto.

Farewell George

By admin on June 19, 2014

Sweet George passed away recently at the age of 12. We last saw him a few months ago at the beach, enjoying a dip in the lake on a blustery spring day. I first met Georgie when he was one half of the yellow lab duo George and Gracie in 2011. Sadly Gracie passed away just […]

Field Trip Music Festival – Day 2

By admin on June 10, 2014

this past weekend was the second year of the Arts & Crafts Field Trip Music Festival at Fort York/Garrison Common, Toronto. here are a few of the incredible bands that rocked the park on Day 2: Sunday June 8, 2014. check out Day 1 HERE.   CHVRCHES BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE GORD DOWNIE, THE SADIES AND THE CONQUERING SUN CONSTANTINES FUCKED […]

Field Trip Music Festival – Day 1

By admin on June 9, 2014

this past weekend was the second year of the Arts & Crafts Field Trip Music Festival at Fort York/Garrison Common, Toronto. here are a few of the incredible bands that rocked the park on Day 1: Saturday June 7, 2014. check out Day 2 HERE.   THE KILLS LORD HURON VANCE JOY HALF MOON RUN more of my photos […]

Woofstock – Pet Valu Casting Call Photos

By admin on June 6, 2014

well Woofstock Toronto happened and i had so much fun at the PET VALU tent, taking portraits of beautiful dogs for the PET VALU  2015 CALENDAR CASTING CALL. having Woodbine park as an additional backdrop worked out perfectly…well, there was that one swamp incident Luka. 😉 below are the 208 faces i had the pleasure of spending time with. you can […]

Farewell Scooby

By admin on June 3, 2014

This goodbye was a tough one. Scooby was Tichka’s first city friend and her male counterpart. They looked a little alike and they played a lot alike. They loved to chase each other and wrestle every day at the park. When Scooby moved out of the city, we saw him less and less over the years. […]

Farewell Toby

By admin on May 27, 2014

Sadly last week, the time came for Toby’s family to say goodbye to their loveable old boy. He passed peacefully surrounded by the ones who loved him. I first met Toby’s family in 2010 and have been with them through the years of births and losses. Sandra, Dave and kids…huge love to you all. i know his […]

Morcheeba – The Danforth Music Hall

By admin on May 27, 2014

Morcheeba performed the last date of their North American tour at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Friday May 23, 2014. I’ve been a fan since their first album and I was thrilled to see Skye Edwards and the Godfrey brothers performing together again. Skye is a goddess on stage…grace personified. She captivates the audience not […]

Elbow – The Danforth Music Hall

By admin on May 20, 2014

One of my favourite bands (we’re talking top 5), elbow was in town on the weekend and it was my true delight to not only attend the show, but to photograph the first part of their performance. They played to a sold-out crowd at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Saturday May 17, 2014. They treating […]

John Grant – The Danforth Music Hall

By admin on May 20, 2014

John Grant has one helluva voice…it resonates deep down in your chest…mmmmm…so good! he opened for one of my favourite bands, elbow at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Saturday May 17, 2014. he also has some awesome footwear. check out John’s hauntingly beautiful music on itunes. (find more of my photos on my elbow post […]

Woofstock – Pet Valu Casting Call

By admin on May 15, 2014

Woofstock Toronto is just around the corner! WHEN: Saturday May 24, 2014 and Sunday May 25, 2014 10am-6pm WHERE: Woodbine Park (click here for map) – Booth K HOW: by car or by TTC (Queen Street East at Coxwell) COME SEE ME AT THE PET VALU BOOTH TO HAVE YOUR DOG’S PHOTO TAKEN AND BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED […]

City and Colour – Air Canada Centre – Toronto

By admin on May 12, 2014

City and Colour (a.k.a. Dallas Green) was absolutely incredible as usual at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto on Friday May 9, 2014. his magical voice makes me melt even more in person. more of my photos on 102.1 The Edge website.  

Half Moon Run – Air Canada Centre

By admin on May 12, 2014

Half Moon Run, from Montreal, warmed up the crowd for City and Colour at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto on Friday May 9, 2014. great set…great hair…but there’s just one thing i need to know…what’s the story behind the mannequin hand?

Brian Wright – The Great Hall

By admin on May 7, 2014

I recently discovered the musical talents of Brian Wright as he warmed up the crowd at The Great Hall, Toronto on Saturday 3, 2014. Beautiful voice, brilliant songwriter, storyteller and class act all around. His latest album Rattle Their Chains is now available on iTunes.

The Best Surprise Ever!

By admin on May 5, 2014

my niece is like me in many ways…especially how much she loves animals. she has been bugging her mom (just like i bugged mine) for years with the question, “when can i have a dog?! when can i have a dog?!” i was 9 years old when the time was right in my home and i remember […]

Defining Moment – Costa Rica

By admin on May 2, 2014

when i was in Costa Rica, photographing the local street dogs, i noticed a group of women tourists sitting and eating nearby. i felt their eyes on me and heard them snickering under their breath to each other. as i got closer, they eventually struck up a conversation with me. they were just dying to know why […]

At The Beach With Ella

By admin on April 28, 2014

meet little Ella “fuzzy butt”, the mini-schnauzer pup. we enjoyed a lovely day at the beach together. she had fun getting dirty in the sand and receiving lots of love from her momma. and most importantly…getting over her fear of stairs. well done!

Murphy The Wonderdog At Work

By admin on April 22, 2014

Meet Murphy The Wonderdog. We spent the day together at “his downtown office” while his human was away on business. I followed this adorable Ganaraskan around as he made decisions in the boardroom (followed by a nap), got some important paperwork done at his desk (followed by a nap) and checked up that his co-workers were […]

Arcade Fire – Air Canada Centre

By Marcia Leeder on March 14, 2014

Arcade Fire brought their stellar Reflektor Tour at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto on March 13, 2014. I do wonder “what if the camera really do take your soul?” Before the show, they held a costume dance-off on the floor of the area…good times!

Young The Giant – Kool Haus

By Marcia Leeder on March 10, 2014

Young The Giant got the crowd rockin’ at Kool Haus in Toronto on March 7, 2014 with their high energy show.  

Lord Huron – The Danforth Music Hall

By Marcia Leeder on February 3, 2014

Lord Huron played The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on February 1, 2014.  

Jake Bugg – The Edge

By admin on January 16, 2014

In the the fall of 2012 i heard a song on itunes and my immediate reaction was, “WHO IS THIS?!!!!” I had just discovered Jake Bugg and i couldn’t have been more excited. I downloaded his entire debut self-titled album on the spot and there isn’t one song that disappoints. It became an instant staple on my […]

Farewell Scout

By admin on December 19, 2013

this past June 10 was a huge milestone for Marianne’s gentle and dignified lady lab, Scout…she reached her 13th birthday! pretty amazing for a dog that was given a diagnosis 4 years earlier that she wouldn’t survive a few more months. over their 13 and a half years together, Marianne and Scout grew their pack […]

Holiday Pet Portrait Event – Toronto

By admin on November 15, 2013

Join me at PET VALU LAIRD on Saturday November 30, 2013 from 11am-3pm for a Holiday Portrait Event! The sitting is complimentary as well as a 5×7 print, courtesy of PET VALU LAIRD. upgrade to an 8×10 with a donation towards the animal rescue of choice (TBA). Multiple prints and other sizes available for purchase. CASH […]

Recent Favourites October 1-15

By admin on October 16, 2013

“GOOD MORNING” greetings from my handsome wake-up crew!  sending good vibes to our family dog, Kea, who hasn’t been feeling well lately.  in honour of Cat Week on The Ellen Degeneres Show, i can’t miss posting a phot of my funny and curious kitty character, Archie.  can you just imagine the high pitched little voice […]

Wee Molly

By admin on September 27, 2013

Meet Molly, the mini doodle puppy. This adorable little muppet is loved and pampered to the max by her family.

Pet Portrait Event – Toronto

By admin on September 25, 2013

VetsToronto is celebrating their 24/7 Emergency clinic, as well as hosting a fundraiser for the Beech Street cats & kittens that they are taking care of (along with Toronto Animal Services – South Region). if you’re not familiar with the Beech street cats and kittens, you can check out their continuing story in the Toronto news. Toronto […]

The Ginger Gang – TIFF ’13

By admin on September 16, 2013

ever since i was a child, i have loved the movies. i aspired to work in them when i grew up…and in another lifetime (also known as my 20s), i did just that. before working in the movies, i volunteered at The Toronto International Film Festival, known simply as TIFF. over the years i have fallen […]

Gentlemen of the Road – Crowd Highlights

By admin on August 28, 2013

The Gentlemen of the Road – Simcoe Stopover was held at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds. It was estimated that over 30,000 people attended. for an amazing timelapse video of the entire weekend, click here. I was lucky to be treated to a solo performance from Mumford & Sons‘ littlest biggest fan…2-year-old Jack. It was a nice touch […]

Gentleman of the Road – Mumford & Sons

By admin on August 28, 2013

The hosts and headliners Mumford & Sons performing on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Simcoe, Ontario as part of the Gentleman of the Road Tour.  Dare I say, the greatest festival experience of my life so far. Thank you gentlemen. Links to the other performance galleries: Old Crow Medicine Show Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros The […]

Gentleman of the Road – Old Crow Medicine Show

By admin on August 28, 2013

Old Crow Medicine Show performing on Saturday, August 24, 2012 in Simcoe, Ontario as part of the Gentleman of the Road tour.  here is a fun video clip of their acoustic encore performance, packed into the back of a vintage pick-up truck (click the arrows icon to view full screen). Old Crow Medicine Show – Hard […]

Gentleman of the Road – Hey Rosetta!

By admin on August 28, 2013

Hey Rosetta! performing on Saturday, August 24, 2012 in Simcoe, Ontario as part of the Gentleman of the Road tour.  links to the other gents’ performance galleries: Mumford & Sons Old Crow Medicine Show Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros The Walkmen The Vaccines Justin Townes Earle Bear’s Den GOTR highlights

Gentleman of the Road – The Walkmen

By admin on August 28, 2013

The Walkmen performing on Saturday, August 24, 2012 in Simcoe, Ontario as part of the Gentleman of the Road tour.  links to the other gents’ performance galleries: Mumford & Sons Old Crow Medicine Show Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros The Vaccines Hey Rosetta! Justin Townes Earle Bear’s Den GOTR highlights

Gentleman of the Road – The Vaccines

By admin on August 28, 2013

The Vaccines performing on Saturday, August 24, 2012 in Simcoe, Ontario as part of the Gentleman of the Road tour.  links to the other gents’ performance galleries: Mumford & Sons Old Crow Medicine Show Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros The Walkmen Hey Rosetta! Justin Townes Earle Bear’s Den GOTR highlights

Gentleman of the Road – Justin Townes Earle

By admin on August 28, 2013

Justin Townes Earle performing on Saturday, August 24, 2012 in Simcoe, Ontario as part of the Gentleman of the Road tour.    links to the other gents’ performance galleries: Mumford & Sons Old Crow Medicine Show Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros The Walkmen The Vaccines Hey Rosetta! Bear’s Den GOTR highlights

Gentleman of the Road – Bear’s Den

By admin on August 28, 2013

Bear’s Den performing on Saturday, August 24, 2012 in Simcoe, Ontario as part of the Gentleman of the Road tour.  links to the other gents’ performance galleries: Mumford & Sons Old Crow Medicine Show Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros The Walkmen The Vaccines Hey Rosetta! Justin Townes Earle GOTR highlights

Gentleman of the Road – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

By admin on August 28, 2013

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performing on Friday, August 23, 2012 in Simcoe, Ontario as part of the Gentleman of the Road tour.  links to the other gents’ performance galleries: Mumford & Sons Old Crow Medicine Show The Walkmen The Vaccines Hey Rosetta! Justin Townes Earle Bear’s Den GOTR highlights

Happy National Dog Day

By admin on August 26, 2013

August 26 is recognized as National Dog Day (although in my world, every day is dog day). here are 317 gorgeous faces to mark the occasion. photographed in Toronto (Woofstock June  2013)

Recent Favourites Aug 1-16

By admin on August 17, 2013

you think your dog is talented? this puppy can walk on water!  i love the determination on puppy faces when they are trying to catch up to the pack. and while we’re on the topic of adorable things kids do… guess who had his very first cottage adventure this weekend? in only five weeks, Lexi […]

Travels With The Ginger Gang – Toronto Harbourfront

By admin on August 12, 2013

Tichka and Little Dude (the canine half of The Ginger Gang) travel everywhere with me. they have been to Ottawa, Washington D.C., New York City and Boston just to name a few, but we have yet to explore enough of our own city. this new photo series Travels With The Ginger Gang will follow Tichka and Little […]

Recent Favourites July 16-31

By admin on August 1, 2013

Happy August! Here are my favourite photos from the last two weeks of july. I have tricks for bringing cats out of hiding. Karma isn’t the first kitty i have met that enjoys hanging upside down.  Lexi already has her sea legs… as you see, she can easily sleep in a moving boat. that’s our […]

Farewell Oscar

By admin on July 17, 2013

today is a tough day for Oscar’s family who said goodbye to him last night. nobody knew Oscar like his momma. these are her words: “Oscar was a wonderful friend who had a tail wag and lick for anyone he met. He was loving, affectionate and loyal, and always thought of himself as a lap […]

Recent Favourites July 1-16

By admin on July 16, 2013

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer. Here are some of my favourite shots for the first half of July. I put my camera down on the floor to do a few things. a few minutes later i turned around to this heartmelting sight. i wonder if Canon needs an idea for a new […]

Farewell Maddie

By admin on July 12, 2013

sending huge love to Maddie’s family. sadly, she passed away over the weekend. she was a sweet beauty who adored her family…especially “her kids”. i had such a lovely time with Maddie and the rest of the Prairie Shadow Weims in Alberta last summer. (photographed in 2012 in Alberta) This is Penny, one of Maddie’s […]

Farewell Matrix

By admin on July 11, 2013

so heartbreaking to hear the passing of an amazing dog, Matrix The Unexpected Pit Bull 2012 calendar superstar. she was an absolute beauty with her awesome ears and soulful eyes. i will never forget the spring day we spent together. watching the pure joy that oozed out of her when she played frisbee left me with a […]

TURF – Day Four

By admin on July 8, 2013

This was the first year of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF).   What a festival! A huge thank you to all of the amazing artists who performed. Looking forward to next year. Belle and Sebastian The Cat Empire Neko Case Whitehorse Xavier Rudd Yo La Tengo For more TURF photos: Day One Day Two Day […]

TURF – Day Three

By admin on July 8, 2013

This was the first year of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF).  Frank Turner Hannah Georges Matt Mays Skydiggers The Felice Brothers For more TURF photos: Day One Day Two Day Four  

TURF – Day Two

By admin on July 8, 2013

This was the first year of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF).  Arkells Fitz and the Tantrums Justin Townes Earle For more TURF photos: Day One Day Three Day Four  

TURF – Day One

By admin on July 8, 2013

This was the first year of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF). An impressive line-up indeed! Camera Obscura Joel Plaskett Emergency The Barr Brothers For more TURF photos: Day Two Day Three Day Four

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on July 1, 2013

Summer is in full swing! Here’s what you missed (or what you want to revisit all over again!) on the MARCIA LEEDER PHOTOGRAPHY facebook page. i finally got my boating licence this year. yesterday i took my skipper and my first mate out on my maiden voyage to help keep a look out for all […]

Farewell Maggie

By admin on June 29, 2013

our family woke up to heartbreaking news this morning. my aunt and uncle had to make the painful decision to say goodbye to their beautiful, sweet Maggie May though the night. she was such a lovely soul, who was loved by all and lived an amazing life…if just not long enough. Maggie was a big […]

Take Your Dog to Work Day – Purina

By admin on June 27, 2013

Friday June 24, 2013 was the official TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY. i got to spend it with the lovely people who work at Purina and their amazing dogs. FUN FACT:  it’s a dog friendly building and they even have their own dog park called The Barking Lot…love it! below is the gallery of […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on June 16, 2013

Here’s what’s been happening on the MARCIA LEEDER PHOTOGRAPHY facebook page over the past two weeks! i think somebody wants to go for a boat ride. Cameron is enjoying her gift of freedom in the backyard today, spending most of her time chillin’ in her favourite spot on the top of the shed. happy 7th […]

Recent Favourites May 16-31

By admin on June 1, 2013

there are a lot of boats going in the water this long weekend. who’s looking forward to the first boat ride of the season?! hmmm… i wonder what they are communicating about here.  apparently it’s snowing in parts of Ontario today. perhaps i’ll have the chance to get one more winter shoot in.  get ready […]

Farewell Ranger

By admin on May 31, 2013

sending love to Ranger’s family who said goodbye to him on May 29, 2013. i met Ranger and his beautiful girls in Alberta last summer for our photo shoot. in true Retriever form, he made his way into the water in record breaking time. he lived an amazing life…almost 15 years…very impressive. he was a […]

Farewell Roxy

By admin on May 28, 2013

Roxy. sweet Roxy. energetic and bouncy boxer Roxy. today she would have celebrated her 13th birthday. sadly, she passed away in her sleep last evening. Roxy was one of the lucky dogs to be in my (extended) family. we love our dogs and we love them like crazy! Roxy had an amazing life and she […]

Farewell Bronx

By admin on May 25, 2013

More sad news of another beautiful old soul that joined friends at the bridge this weekend. I met the stoic and handsome Bronx on my east coast road trip in 2011. Talk about eyes that will rip your heart out….so piercing. Run free sweet boy. Huge love to you Sharon. ~ Marcia xo (photographed 2011 […]

The Shins – Sound Academy

By admin on May 24, 2013

The Shins played Sound Academy in Toronto. Ontario on May 22, 2013.  

Farewell Scarlett

By admin on May 21, 2013

i am the bearer of sad news again, as i share with you that the beautiful Scarlett (the Siberian other-half of Sterling & Scarlett) passed away over the weekend. her declining health had accelerated since the loss of her beloved Sterling on May 3. their bond began when she was just 8 weeks old. Scarlett […]

Recent Favourites May 1-16

By admin on May 16, 2013

when you can’ t see over the fence line, you have to get creative.  i feel like we all  need a spirit lifted. try this simple 4-step exercise with me: 1) close your eyes 2) imagine you’re holding a puppy…a big fuzzy, warm puppy with pink toes. 3) take a deep breath and take in […]

Farewell Morgan

By admin on May 13, 2013

Love to Morgan’s family who had to say goodbye to him last week. Such a handsome guy. He loved his wonderful weekly massages by Stacey of A New Leash On Life.

Farewell Gracie

By admin on May 13, 2013

Farewell beautiful Gracie in the words of her momma: “It’s with tremendous sadness I say goodbye to my special girl, Gracie. She was such a saucy, sweet adventurer and left this earthly world peacefully and at home, surrounded by people who loved her; especially me, and of course big George. She will be sadly missed […]

Farewell Carter

By admin on May 10, 2013

i am without the words to fully express the sadness for the loss of another amazing dog gone too soon. Carter, brought so much love to his family and charmed everybody he encountered. i was so lucky to have met him and have loved getting to know him more daily through his momma’s stunning photographs. […]

Farewell Sterling

By admin on May 7, 2013

How do you begin to face the day that you have to say goodbye to your best friend? Well…first you start by crying, then you’ll find moments that make you laugh fiercely, you hug as hard as you can and hopefully you find yourself surrounded by loved ones (and possibly a paparazzi crew). You then […]

Recent Favourites April 16-30

By admin on May 1, 2013

i discovered them this way only hours after they were reunited post vacation. i think they missed each other.  Check out the lovely and talented Pearl E Girl, chilling out after her pampered treatment at the Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa.  today my girl turns 11 years young. i feel so lucky to have her […]

Farewell Woody

By admin on April 26, 2013

i was completely shocked and heartbroken to learn of the passing of one of my favourite dogs, gone too soon. i first met Woody (and his wonderful person, Lynda) in 2007 on a shoot featuring Ontario Dock Dogs. he made us all laugh when he jumped off the dock, ignored the toy and chased after […]

Recent Favourites April 1-16

By admin on April 17, 2013

polar bear or dog? a perfect demonstration of tolerance.  a little too young to be starting on the pole, don’t you think? these are two wild and crazy guys. gotta love the Doodles!  i see that it was one of THOSE weekends. who needs an advil? where there is a clean pile of laundry… there’s […]

Recent Favourites March 16-31

By admin on April 1, 2013

sending some extra love and positive vibes to two of my favourite dogs… Matrix and Earl Grey. are they not completely gorgeous?! it’s easy to adore those faces.  Make sure you find time to relax!  did you ever worry that your cats and dogs wouldn’t get along when they first me, then watched them become […]

Happy Easter

By admin on March 31, 2013

Garbage – Sound Academy

By admin on March 29, 2013

Garbage rocked the house at the Sound Academy in Toronto on March 28, 2013. All hail Queen Shirley!  

Farewell Ghemme

By admin on March 22, 2013

sad news definitely comes in threes. another one of Tichka’s peers, the gorgeous Ghemme (pronounced Gemma), also passed away this week. the girls grew up together hanging out at the park on our lunch-time walks. they reunited a few years ago at the beach, when they wound up in the same walk pack. they were […]

Farewell Joey

By admin on March 19, 2013

yesterday was also a sad day for one of my neighbours and our local park community as Joey, the lovable mutt with the distinctive bark and fantastic ears, passed away. Cindy, he was never far from your side and we know, your best friend, Joe will always be forever in your heart. sending you love […]

Recent Favourites March 1-16

By admin on March 17, 2013

somebody seems to reeeeeeally be enjoying March Break.  FACT: generally speaking, bulldogs are given the most entertaining names (and they are usually food related). this is Pierogi… ’nuff said.  i’ll admit, now that the snow is melting, i’m going to miss that pretty white powder that decorates a gorgeous dog coat.  my niece came over […]

Recent Favourites February 16-29

By admin on March 1, 2013

un. deux. trois.  cats have many important jobs around the house… one of those being: New Bedding Inspectors. just try to make the bed without their “supervision.” just try.  for the first time in over 5 years, i only have one half of the dynamic dog duo with me. we returned home from the cottage […]

Recent Favourites February 1-16

By admin on February 16, 2013

i hear both Wiarton Willie and Punxsutawney Phil have predicted an early spring for us North Americans. HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY! Happy Chinese New Year!  Meet Benny: SNOW VICTIM. PRODUCT ENDORSEMENT: check out the swanky new food bowls for the crew. they are eco-friendly (made out of bamboo), sturdy, and a pretty colour. they are easy […]

Recent Favourites January 16-31

By admin on February 1, 2013

on this chilly winter day i feel like taking a mental trip back to that hot summer day in 2009 when i got to hang out with these two smiley characters, Bonnie and Clyde. yep, i feel warm and fuzzy now.  LADIES. my advice for you to help soothe your cramps during that special time […]

Recent Favourites January 1-16

By admin on January 16, 2013

“Dude, do you really expect me to want to go out… in THAT?!” my cat Cameron became a bit of a recluse over the past 6 months. she had favourite spots in the house away from everyone and never socialized or came to me for affection. it was breaking my heart. my Christmas wish was […]

Farewell Kessy

By admin on January 11, 2013

Returning home after being on the road for a month in October 2011, I had a shoot booked for the very next day. I remember it vividly because I met the positively stunning Kessy. The light was absolutely gorgeous as it picked up the sparkle in her amber eyes. Her beautiful ears perked up to […]

Recent Favourites December

By admin on January 1, 2013

the city has so many amazing and colourful back alleys and laneways. this is one of my favourites.  one of my favourite stretches in Toronto is up and down the Don Valley River. weaving around the Don Valley Parkway, there are endless woods, trails, and creeks to explore. fun for all! we are thrilled to […]

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2012!

By admin on December 24, 2012

Pet Valu Holiday Portraits

By admin on December 23, 2012

on Saturday December 8, 2012 i met and photographed 66 dogs, 10 puppies, 2 cats and 1 snake. here are their holiday portraits. thank you to Pet Valu Queen and Coxwell for hosting the event!

OVG Holiday Pet Portraits

By admin on December 22, 2012

on Saturday December 1, 2012 Secord Animal Hospital, part of Ontario Veterinary Group, hosted a portrait session for their clients. here are the results. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  

Recent Favourites November 16-30

By admin on December 1, 2012

5 years ago on this date, a tiny fox-like dog came into my life. it took mere seconds for him to capture my heart completely. today, i find it difficult to even remember a time when i wasn’t under the spell of my Little Dude and his magical big ears.  GREAT IDEA for exercising your […]

Farewell Honey

By admin on November 21, 2012

it broke my heart to hear about beautiful Honey’s passing yesterday. she lived 15 wonderful years with her momma who loved her very very much. here they are together with Barney on a windy winter day in early 2011. run free, sweet girl. xo marcia. 

Recent Favourites November 1-15

By admin on November 16, 2012

Nostalgia Friday: Tichka and kitten Archie sharing a moment the first week he came home. August 2010. wishing a happy happy 9th birthday to our pal Kody! even though you may not be the best at catching one, may you have a ball of a day today. i know you’ll be spoiled silly.  this is […]

How I Wake Up

By admin on November 5, 2012

as soon as i start to stir i hear the thumps of a happy tail against the covers. as soon as i open my eyes, the first thing i see is the inside of Little Dude’s mouth as he yawns (the first of many). there’s nothing quite like the waft of stinky dog breath to […]

Recent Favourites October 16-31

By admin on November 1, 2012

an outtake from my shoot with Matrix. when she’s playing frisbee, she’s the happiest dog on earth. when she’s not, THIS is her expression. she sure knows how to tug on those heartstrings.  happy and loving Earl wishes all of his friends around the world a Happy Pit Bull Awareness Day!  for every rainy and […]

Happy Hallowe’en

By admin on October 31, 2012

MUUUUHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Rock On Boys!

By admin on October 8, 2012

i adore these two little rockstars in the making. they have the hair, the shades, the attitude and the tattoos (temporary for now). it’s only a matter of time. consider yourself warned mom and dad.  

Sophie Squirrel-Feet

By admin on September 25, 2012

Sophie is definitely one very loved and one very pretty poodle. she is impeccably groomed and behaves like a proper lady…however she has a spunky personality that kept me laughing. i enjoyed our time together on a beautiful summer morning. along with her momma, they did all of their favourite activities: playing ball, going for a walk, […]

Farewell Jazz

By admin on September 12, 2012

just a few weeks shy of the two years since the passing of her handsome Ocho, our friend and mentor Kelly said goodbye to her other love, her beloved and beautiful girl, Jazz. she lived a magnificent 15 years. here they are photographed together from September 2006. sending you huge love Kelly. xo “not the least […]

Upcoming Pet Valu Complimentary Portrait Sessions

By admin on September 10, 2012

we had so much fun at the last few Pet Valu events, that we’re doing it yet again…two more times! JOIN US at the following Pet Valu locations and receive a complimentary portrait of your dog.   SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 125 The Queensway – east of Parklawn (MAP) Etobioke from 11am-3pm   SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2012 […]

Heavens To Betsy!

By admin on August 29, 2012

meet the sweet and lovely multi-coloured-nosed Betsy. rockin’ a half moustache and a goatee, she rules the roost at her Yorkville address. it’s easy to see how this beauty is her momma’s pride and joy. 

London 2012

By admin on July 28, 2012

MY OFFICIAL OLYMPIC EAR(RINGS)!

Coldplay – Glowing In The Dark

By admin on July 25, 2012

this week Coldplay brought their neon-inspired Mylo Xyloto tour to Toronto. i was fortunate to catch their second show last night (Tuesday July 24, 2012) where they rocked the roof off the Air Canada Centre (ACC)! Chris Martin’s boundless energy…running laps around the entire stage, jumping up and down and even singing laying down on his […]

Family Love

By admin on July 17, 2012

what a lovely weekend afternoon it was spending time with this beautiful family as they celebrated the arrival of their newest (and teeniest) member – a baby brother for two adorable sisters. they were the very definition of my ‘family love’ session. kisses, snuggles, skipping, baseball, laughs and lollipops in a backyard that is filled […]

Happy Friday the 13th

By admin on July 13, 2012

ALERT: consider yourself warned.

For The Love Of Charley

By admin on July 10, 2012

i can’t tell you how excited i was to meet Charley, the bulldog puppy. other than her obvious cuteness, the most exciting part was that her photo shoot was covert mission for a surprise birthday present (i love being a part of a surprise)! so Charley’s human grandpa (and her number one fan) brought her […]

Le Beau Bijou

By admin on July 9, 2012

meet my new little pal, Bijou, the handsome Bichon Frisé. Bijou just turned 13 on May 29 and recently went through some health issues. thankfully he’s turned a corner and and is back to his good ole self! we spent some time hanging in his condo and walking around the condo grounds. he really loves […]

Happy Father’s Day

By admin on June 17, 2012

Farewell Kena

By admin on June 15, 2012

In May, i met and photographed Kena (the blind and deaf, 16-year-old Min Pin) and her momma. Sadly, Kena passed away yesterday with her momma by her side. what a special little soul she was. she had a way of drawing in anyone who met her, including myself and this group of school children from the day […]

Pet Valu – May 12, 2012 Photo Shoot

By admin on May 25, 2012

i hope everyone had a fantastic time at the Pet Valu (Front and Princess Street, Toronto) grand opening  a few weeks ago…i know i did!  i photographed over 60 dogs and one cat (some are pictured below). thank you to everybody who came out and patiently waited in line. an extra shout out to those who came in from […]

Concert Photography

By admin on May 7, 2012

recently i received my first official invite to shoot as media at a live concert event at  Sound Academy hosted by 102.1 The Edge. as a huge music lover (especially live), having that access, feeling the vibration of the stage, all of the on-stage nuances, the lighting…was a pinnacle moment for me. i can’t wait for the […]

complimentary photo of your dog – may 12!

By admin on May 1, 2012

we had so much fun at the last Pet Valu event, that we’re doing it again! on Saturday May 12, 2012 from 11am-3pm i will be set-up at the Grand Opening of the new Pet Valu location in Toronto. come on down to 184 Front Street East (at Princess Street, Toronto) between 11am-3pm to have a complimentary photograph […]

Alberta Bound!

By admin on May 1, 2012

i am very excited to be invited out to Alberta for a week in June for a dog reunion and some family sessions. i have one open spot for a session in-between Edmonton, Calgary and Canmore. if you are interested, please contact me ASAP. this open spot will go quickly! please feel free to forward […]

THE LOVELY LADIES E

By admin on April 27, 2012

i adore these two regal ladies…Ellanor, the stunning Dorberman, and Evelin, the little rescue from Trinidad. i spent the afternoon with them, hanging out at their house…chillin’ on the deck, wrestling and digging in the yard and even the promise of a car ride…just a usual awesome day in the life of two dames. Ellanor and […]

Product Endorsement – K9 Klear Up Skin Balm

By admin on April 16, 2012

my poor Cameron had a bad reaction to flea bites (as you can see in the first photo below). first, i tried a few different natural home-remedies to soothe and heal her skin, but she would scratch, lick and irritate it and the rash would flare up again. during my online search for more ideas, i came […]

Pet Valu – March 31, 2012 Photo Shoot

By admin on April 12, 2012

i hope everyone had a fantastic time at the Pet Valu (Queen and Coxwell, Toronto) grand opening  a few weeks ago…i know i did!  i photographed over 80 dogs, 1 cat and 1 bunny (a few are pictured below). thank you to everybody who came out and patiently waited in line. an extra shout out […]

And The Winner Is…

By admin on April 2, 2012

a huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered my ‘Pit Bull Model Search’ in March. as you can see from the collection of gorgeous faces below, it was a tough decision! not only because the beautiful faces, but the uplifting and intimate stories of how each of your dogs has touched your life and made […]

Complimentary Photo of Your Dog – THIS WEEKEND!

By admin on March 28, 2012

this Saturday March 31, 2012 i will be set-up at the Grand Opening of the new Pet Valu location in Toronto. come on down to 1656 Queen Street East (right across from the Beach Cinemas) between 11am-4pm to have a complimentary photograph of your dog taken by me! 104.5 CHUM FM’s Blake Carter will be on site […]

2012 Pit Bull Model Search

By admin on March 7, 2012

I AM THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT MY ‘PIT BULL MODEL SEARCH’ IS NOW ON!  although we are making headway around the world and even here in Ontario, in respect to repealing the ban on pit bull type dogs under the Breed Specific Legislature (BSL), there is still a long road ahead. last year i was […]

One Step Closer To Ending BSL in Ontario

By admin on February 23, 2012

today i spent the day at Queen’s Park (Toronto) for the rally to Support  Bill 16 (Hershey’s Bill), as well as watching the proceedings live in the house of legislature. although it wasn’t my first time on the grounds of Queen’s Park, nor inside the building, it was my first time inside the gallery. i […]

Adopt A Little MonStar!

By admin on February 13, 2012

MonStars Mastiff Rescue  is a not-for-profit rescue based out of Ontario, Canada. MonStars’  mission is to effectively and safely provide foster home environment rehabilitation to all types Mastiffs and similarly characterized breeds. The OSPCA recently seized animals that were a result of an investigation. One of the dogs was a young female Bullmastiff .  Three days into her holding in the […]

The Rescue Kittens of Catherine North Studios

By admin on February 2, 2012

allow me to introduce you to the beautiful (and available for adoption) 4-month old kittens of Catherine North Studios, Hamilton.   Catherine North Studios is a beautiful old church that became a recording studio. as soon as i walked in i knew that this is a church i would pray in…pray to the gods of music, […]

Bring on 2012!

By admin on January 2, 2012

the transition into a new year always brings up mixed emotions for me. while i mourn the loss of the amazing year that 2011 was, i thrive on the idea of a fresh start and all of the possibilities that this new year can bring. while i try not to get too upset with myself […]

Happy Holidays 2011

By admin on December 24, 2011

wishing our family, friends and fans around the world the most amazing holiday season! – Marcia and the Ginger Gang. xoxo if you missed it, check out some of my other favourite holiday inspired images through the years and even a little Chanukah shout out.

The 12 Days of Christmas Countdown 2011

By admin on December 23, 2011

this year i decided to gather some Christmas photos through the years to help spread some holiday cheer (even a little Chanukah shout out). enjoy, share around and make sure to check out my 2011 holiday card in the next post!   Christmas Countdown, Day 12:  for just under $5 you can humiliate your dogs […]

boys will be boys

By admin on November 16, 2011

the relationship between brothers is always an interesting one. one minute they are beating each other up and the next minute they are bonding with a man hug. males manifest their emotions in a physical way. now throw in the fact that one bro is a dog and the other is a cat…it makes for […]

When Misko Met Larry

By admin on October 18, 2011

this summer i met Miss M and her gorgeous dogs. Misko and Midi, the Smooth Coat Fox Terrier rescues and her visitor Janko (now known as Larry), the Yorkshire Terrier puppy. we romped at the park for hours and got dizzy watching Misko (pronounced Mishko) run circles around everyone. i love the happy look on […]

Holiday Card Offer

By admin on October 17, 2011

let’s face it, even though Hallowe’en hasn’t even come and gone yet, we have begun our internal countdown to the December holidays. minds are starting to make those dreaded ‘to do’ lists: decorations, parties, gifts, cards… let me help you tick a few of those items off your list by doubling your overdue family portrait […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on September 6, 2011

it was an eventful week to say the least. check out everything from the MARCIA LEEDER PHOTOGRAPHY FACEBOOK PAGE all in one post. a huge loss for our city and our country this morning, so someone is wearing his moustache in tribute. rest in peace Mr. Layton. our thoughts are with your family. apparently he […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on August 30, 2011

what did you miss on the MARCIA LEEDER PHOTOGRAPHY FACEBOOK PAGE? find out here:   apparently i didn’t leave the patio door open wide enough this morning for someone to squeeze through. i keep forgetting to make room for the cone. Tichka, i need your help with a very important decision…which one should we keep? […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on August 23, 2011

find out what you missed on the MARCIA LEEDER PHOTOGRAPHY FACEBOOK PAGE last week: i love taking all the kids out for a walk. as long as they are leashed i can handle them. someone needs a lesson in how to play a little more rousing game of Hide and Seek. “men may come and […]

the Brain, the Athlete and the Cuddlebug

By admin on August 18, 2011

this past weekend, i enjoyed a visit from the latest New Orleans Lab Rescue (NOLA) foster puppies and their amazing foster momma (and NOLA VP) Pam. the pups were brought up over a week ago from New Orleans and are now living in the GTA. their mix is a question…possibly lab and Louisiana Catahoula Leopard […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on August 16, 2011

check out the post you may have missed on the MARCIA LEEDER FACEBOOK PAGE and invite your friends to join! “A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter’s drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on August 9, 2011

check out the fun stuff you may have missed on the MARCIA LEEDER FACEBOOK PAGE. Kea loves boat rides so much that she camps out until it’s time to go. she literally doesn’t want to “miss the boat.” i love the look of a wet dog, but none so much as a Golden Retriever…the way […]

The Unexpected Pit Bull 2012 Calendar

By admin on August 3, 2011

it is with great pride and unbridled excitement that i announce to you that my images of the rockstar pit bulls, Matrix and Earl, have been selected to be included in The Unexpected Pit Bull 2012 Calendar! i met this dynamic duo in the spring and we enjoyed a fun day at their home and […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on August 2, 2011

check out the fun stuff you may have missed on the MARCIA LEEDER FACEBOOK PAGE. yesterday we took a trip to the Mojave Desert…err, i mean the local dog park. come on Mother N…bring on the rain this week! who’s with me?! somebody was super excited last night that he got to watch ‘So You […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on July 26, 2011

check out the fun you may have missed on the MARCIA LEEDER FACEBOOK PAGE. thought i would help you greet the new week by sharing the two smiles that melt my heart into mush every single day. Happy Monday! guess what helps my clients relax at the beginning of a session? (HINT: it ain’t Coca-Cola) […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on July 19, 2011

check out the hilarious outtakes from the MARCIA LEEDER PHOTOGRAPHY FACEBOOK PAGE and remember to share the smiles with your friends! uh-oh…there’s a guilty dog in the house. the mattress tag police are on their way. yep, that seems about right. one of my favourite stages to photograph children is when they lose their front […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on July 11, 2011

there was a lot of holidays and celebrations this past week! check out what you might have missed on the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page. please share with your friends by clicking the ‘like’ button below. ENJOY! Happy Pride Week! Toronto! i hope to see you at the parade on Sunday? (p.s. i made an […]

VOTE LAUREN: So You Think You Can Dance Canada

By admin on July 6, 2011

last night i was blown away to find out that my friend Lauren was chosen to be in the TOP 22 on So You Think You Can Dance Canada! i was cheering and jumping on my couch like a crazy person. as excited as i was, i wasn’t at all surprised. i remember the first […]

The ‘Where’s Archie?’ Game

By admin on July 5, 2011

about a month ago, my cat Archie did a commercial shoot for Toronto Animal Services. i was not present at the shoot nor was i the photographer (UPDATE: the photographer is Andric Ljubodrag), although his handler told me that he was shot against green screen and that they would be photoshopping him onto an iceberg. […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on July 4, 2011

here are the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page posts from last week. please share with your friends by clicking the ‘like’ button below. ENJOY! North, South, East and West don’t know what to do with themselves now that their weed garden has been purged. June 20: 9 years ago today i found a dirty, flea-ridden […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on June 28, 2011

here are the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page posts from last week. please share with your friends by clicking the ‘like’ button below. ENJOY! let’s start the week off with a little dash of cuteness! meet Chewie, the tiny Shih Tzu puppy, we almost stole…err…i mean, met at Woofstock this weekend. (don’t worry Eileen, i […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on June 22, 2011

here is last week’s round-up of  Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook posts. please feel free to forward the link. it’s a perfect email pick-me-up for your non-facebook friends. or click the ‘like’ button at the end of the post to share it on your wall. as usual i love to hear what your favourites are and […]

Tichka and Little Dude’s East Coast Tour

By admin on June 21, 2011

i am so incredibly, fantastically and enthusiastically excited to announce that this September (post-Labour day) i will be packing up the car, with the dogs in tow, and heading East for a working holiday adventure. this is something that i have wanted to do for years and was close to planning it in 2010 but […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on June 14, 2011

ENJOY the posts from the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook Page.   the handsome Kobu wishes you a happy Monday, lickety split! when you book a session with marcia leeder photography, i can guarantee three things: 1. beautiful images will be captured for you to cherish for a lifetime. 2. an unlimited supply of unadulterated fun. […]

Weekly Facebook Round-Up

By admin on June 7, 2011

ENJOY the posts from the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook Page.   i greet you today with a heavy heart. last night i found out that my buddy Stanley, the first cat i ever lived with, passed away. miss ya big guy. xo while i was going through my old photos yesterday, i came across one […]

The Lady Jane Show

By admin on June 2, 2011

recently i met a sweet and shy rescue dog looking for a home. i just couldn’t help taking a few photos of her beautiful face. meet the lovely Lady Jane. she is available for adoption through the Southern Ontario Animal Rescue. i asked her foster momma to tell me all about Lady Jane…since she has […]

Farewell Belinda

By admin on June 1, 2011

today my best friend lost her best friend. Belinda, named after the only other one, was a 3-year old rescue cat that came into Kristal’s life 10 years ago. sadly after a sudden decline in health, Belinda passed away. thank you to the staff at East York Animal Clinic who tried to save her. Belinda […]

Weekly Facebook Round Up

By admin on May 30, 2011

ENJOY the posts from the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook Page! please pass the link along and invite your friends. i love hearing what your favourite are!   although not technically perfect, this stills stands as THE BEST OUTTAKE i have captured yet. when you gotta go, you gotta go! some days you can feel a […]

Hot Yoga Giveaway

By admin on May 27, 2011

i love yoga…hot yoga…Moksha yoga to be exact. i’ve been practicing yoga for 9 years and i finally took part in my very first 30-day challenge. i’ve been wanting to do this for many years now…finding the time being my biggest obstacle. i am excited to report, as of this past Wednesday i completed the […]

Farewell Wilson

By admin on May 25, 2011

today i received some more sad news. Wilson, the truly charming and ultra-handsome yellow lab i had the pleasure of photographing, was put to rest at his home yesterday with his loving momma by his side… who shared her thoughts with me in an email: “He was enduring too much pain for me to let […]

Archie’s Present

By admin on May 24, 2011

i love to capture all the moments that happen living with my two dogs and two cats. whether those moments are cute, hilarious, messy or down-right disgusting, one thing is for sure: they are always spontaneous and real! so let me share the latest ‘real’ moment that happened today…WARNING: if you are easily grossed out, […]

Farewell Stanley

By admin on May 18, 2011

last night i learned that Stanley, the cat who first weaseled his way into my heart, passed away yesterday. he was 16 years old. his health was in question a few weeks ago but i hadn’t realized at the time how dire it was and i’m truly sorry i didn’t get a chance to say […]

Farewell Dotty

By admin on May 17, 2011

Dotty was the gentle old soul and grande dame of Pyrview Great Pyrenees, who i had the pleasure of meeting while i was photographing a litter of 6-week old puppies last month. it’s with great sadness that i report that Dotty passed away on May 13, 2011 at 12 years old, which is a long […]

Weekly Facebook Roundup

By admin on May 12, 2011

here is last week’s round-up of  Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook posts. it’s a perfect email pick-me-up for your non-facebook friends. please feel free to forward the link. and as usual i love to hear what your favourites are and why!   SPRING IS HERE! it’s wet and muddy and the labs are as happy as […]

Note Cards For Cystic Fibrosis

By admin on May 11, 2011

for the entire month of May, my DOG NOTE CARDS will be available at a special price and part of the proceeds will be going towards a cause that is very close to my heart. my niece Kala will be 7 years old on Friday and she has Cystic Fibrosis. every year my family and […]

The Great Girls

By admin on May 9, 2011

meet Trixie Bumblebee Animalfarm and (the ever-fabulous) Ethel Mumblestein or as they are known on the street: Trixie and Ethel. make sure to check out the video at the bottom to find out how Ethel (aka Miss Mumbles got her name). Trixie is a gorgeous 4 year-old Great Pyrenees who had her world shook upside-down […]

Happy Mother’s Day

By admin on May 8, 2011

i put together a musical tribute for all the magnificent mothers out there (if i have photographed you with your children, you’ll be in it – updated to May 2011). you truly are EVERYTHING to your children. wishing every single one of you fabulous women a special day! and to my own amazing mother…thank you […]

Bazant Jewelry Giveaway

By admin on May 3, 2011

over a month ago i had my first modelling stint for stunning handcrafted jewelry by Bazant Unique Adornments. i just received a generous handful of gifts from the designer! check out the gorgeousness (below) i get to wear!   my personalized zodiac pendant (can you guess my sign?). gorgeous hand-crafted silver earrings.   so, you […]

Farewell Spencer

By admin on May 2, 2011

today i have sad news to share. this past weekend my friend said goodbye to her little man, confident and sidekick for 15 years, Spencer. i first met Spencer and his bro Chubby, in the summer of 2007 for a Dogs in Canada shoot featuring the Ontario Dock Dogs, where we enjoyed a soaking-wet afternoon […]

Weekly Facebook Roundup

By admin on April 27, 2011

here are the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page posts from last week. please leave your comments on your favourites in the section below…and remember to “like” the page below to share with friends. ENJOY!   it was a chilly, windy and rainy day at the Cherry Beach clean-up today, but these two were such good […]

The Dirty Girl

By admin on April 25, 2011

remember this sweet little puppy? (click the link to refresh your mind). well, Miss Bailey has grown up pretty fast and now she’s 10 months old. this past weekend we joined her and her family for a walk and she definitely made the most of our spring weather! to say that “labs love water” is […]

EGGstravaganza

By admin on April 19, 2011

every year myself along with my family and friends walk to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis for my niece Kala.   we will be taking part in the Great Strides walk again next month, but this weekend a very special event has been created in honour of Kala and we couldn’t be more proud of […]

Weekly Facebook Round-Up

By admin on April 16, 2011

here are the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page posts from last week. please leave your comments on your favourites in the section below. ENJOY!   i’ll give you one guess as to what the name of this sweet little pup is. (HINT: she’s a-DORA-ble, isn’t she?) the day a young girl gets her first puppy […]

BSL Dog Model Search

By admin on April 13, 2011

in light of the remarkable tale of Patrick, (the pit bull mix puppy who was abused by neglect and thrown down a garbage chute), Ginger (the GTA pit bull sentenced to death row) and all of the other heartbreaking stories circulating in the media in North America right now, i wanted to give all the […]

Model Search

By admin on April 6, 2011

hey all you wonderful dog lovers, i am looking for a single person or couple (either without children or empty nesters) with one dog to join me for a photo shoot this Sunday April 10, 2011 (mid-morning/early afternoon) at a location in Toronto. the session will be recorded on video. if you are interested, available […]

Weekly Facebook Round-Up

By admin on April 4, 2011

here are the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page posts from last week. ENJOY and forward on to your friends.   check out the April/May issue of Dogs in Canada Magazine (page 28) with more of my photos of these adorable pugs.or check out the online version here. (NOTE: no photographers were harmed during the taking […]

Honey and Barney

By admin on March 30, 2011

meet Candice and her awesome dogs, Honey and Barney. we had a lovely afternoon at their home and then we were brave enough to head down to the beach on a cold and windy day. nonetheless, it was a treat to capture the love between these three.   Honey, the smiling girl. Honey giving me […]

Welcome Home Puppy

By admin on March 28, 2011

i was so excited to receive an invite from a lovely young family to capture their first puppy’s homecoming…and i was in on the surprise too! their two children weren’t expecting Zack, the English Cocker Spaniel puppy, home until the weekend, but mom picked him up a few days early. the look on their faces…especially […]

Weekly Facebook Round-Up

By admin on March 25, 2011

here are the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page posts from last week. ENJOY and forward on to your friends.   it’s time for another round of ‘Rockem’ Sockem’ Kitty’! look out Cameron, Archie’s got a mean left hook! i’m looking forward to seeing my new friend Honey tomorrow. glad you’re feeling better girlie! i’m so […]

Spring Cleaning With The Ginger Gang

By admin on March 21, 2011

running both a business and a household by yourself has it’s challenges…i’ll admit, most household chores continuously fall further and further down the ‘to do’ list. case in point: the backyard. i hadn’t finished raking up the leaves in the fall before the snow came. now that it’s all melted, i have quite the eyesore […]

My Two Cents

By admin on March 18, 2011

i am often contacted by student and amateur portrait photographers, seeking my advice to help take their passion for photography to the next level and start a business. unfortunately, i don’t have time to reply to everyone in great detail, so i thought i would share my thoughts here for those interested in what i […]

Happy St. Paddy’s Day

By admin on March 17, 2011

Weekly Facebook Round-Up

By admin on March 15, 2011

here are the Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page posts from last week. ENJOY and forward on to your friends.   one of the toughest times for anyone who helps raise happy and healthy puppies, must be having to say goodbye to the puppies that they have loved and raised for weeks. but knowing that they […]

Weekly Facebook Round-Up

By admin on March 11, 2011

well, it’s been such a busy week with my exciting contest and some interesting work on the side, that i didn’t have time to gather all my fun Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook page posts from last week. so here they are for you to enjoy and forward to your friends who can use some puppy […]

When the Photographer Becomes the Model

By admin on March 10, 2011

as a portrait photographer i think it’s important to be comfortable in front of the camera as well as behind it…and so i take a lot of self portraits…and encourage my fellow portrait photographers to do the same. a few weeks ago i was approached with a very unique offer. i was asked to model […]

Bring the Va-Va-Voom

By admin on March 4, 2011

I AM VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE MY LATEST MODEL SEARCH CONTEST! I am partnering with Peachy Keen Pets for a super-duper fun photo shoot for Pet Fashion TV. So, I am looking for sassy ladies and their dogs. Due to the project theme, all human participants must be 18 years or older. Submissions are open […]

A Big Red Love Affair

By admin on March 3, 2011

on a chilly snowy day, i met Kim and her handsome horse Red at The Freedom Horse Club in Stouffville. i first met Kim, when i photographed her with her dogs, Angus and Loki in 2009. Red came into Kim’s life last year and she quickly moved out of the city to be closer to […]

Weekly Facebook Round-Up

By admin on March 1, 2011

From Family Day to the Oscars…last week was a fun one! I love hearing what your favourites are in the comments below. Enjoy!   I hope everyone gets to spend some quality ‘together time’ with their loved ones today. HAPPY FAMILY DAY! “Hello, my name is Barney. You will fall in love with me in […]

Retro Rewind

By admin on February 28, 2011

wow…it’s been a long time since i posted a retro rewind. this post inspired me, because today is my mom’s birthday! i thought it would be fun to gather some of the photos of her through the years with her dogs (pre-kids). who knows where i would be today if i wasn’t raised surrounded by […]

Weekly Facebook Round-Up

By admin on February 22, 2011

Here is last week’s round-up of Facebook posts. Feel free to leave your comments on your favourites below. i think kitty noses look like perfect little kissable pink hearts. Happy Valentine’s Day! i came home to the loveliest surprise delivery from a one-in-a-million friend…chocolate covered fruit! the dogs were hoping i would share my Valentine’s […]

Skittles and Riddles

By admin on February 18, 2011

meet Riddles and Skittles, or as they are known affectionately as ‘Buddy’ and ‘Kitten’. recently they moved into a new home in an artists’ loft and now they have even more places to roam and climb. at first i was a little freaked out to see where Riddles (the grey male) preferred to ‘hang out’, […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

By admin on February 14, 2011

i think kitty noses look just like kissable little pink hearts. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on February 14, 2011

Here is last week’s round-up of Facebook posts. As usual I love to hear what your favourites are and why! it’s was a windy day down at the beach yesterday (as Tichka’s ears could tell you).NOTE TO SELF: invent a kitty-proof TP holder and make millions. a shoot on a super snowy day is technically […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on February 7, 2011

welcome to the weekly Marcia Leeder Photography Facebook Page round-up. to celebrate reaching 900 fans, i am holding a giveaway! The Prize: hardcover book Born to Bark, the charming new memoir by psychologist and beloved dog expert Dr. Stanley Coren of his relationship with an irrepressible grey Cairn terrier named Flint. The Rules: To enter […]

moksha yoga danforth – evolution party

By admin on January 31, 2011

it’s common knowledge that i love animals. you may also know that i love to dance. but i have another major passion in my life…HOT YOGA! i’ve began practicing hot yoga in 2002, when i first discovered Bikram, while living in London, England. when i came home to Canada i discovered that i had a Bikram […]

Weekly Facebook Round-up

By admin on January 30, 2011

at least once a day on my Marcia Leeder Photography page on Facebook i post an image that makes me smile, laugh hysterically or go “awwwwwwwww”. it’s usually from a recent shoot or from the daily adventures of my gang. i thought it would be a fun idea to round-up all the images into one […]

New Orleans Lab Rescue

By admin on January 20, 2011

i want to tell you all about a wonderful new rescue organization that homes labs and lab mixes all over the United States and Canada (and all about the adorable rescue puppy that i photographed for them). …or rather, i will have Pam Hrycyk, who is on the Board of Directors (and one of the […]

the water kitty

By admin on January 14, 2011

Archie loves water. okay wait a minute…that’s an understatement…Archie is obsessed with water! he loves to drink it, play with it and allow it to soak him silly. he could sit for hours in the sink waiting for the next drip to blissfully christen him from the tap. anytime i enter the kitchen to do […]

Love Life . Love Animals

By admin on January 11, 2011

recently i found a lump on my beautiful girl Tichka and in that split second my stomach knotted up, my eyes teared up and my heart felt as if it weighed a thousand pounds.  not that i know at that point whether the lump is friend or foe, but the possibility of it being a […]

archie’s first christmas

By admin on January 6, 2011

my 6-month old purr man just experienced his first Christmas and New Year’s. unfortunately i couldn’t be at home with the cats on Christmas day, so i brought a little of the holidays back to them in two overflowing garbage bags. i emptied the bags onto the living room floor and made a cat’s dream […]

celebrating the new

By admin on January 5, 2011

…so i encountered a few bumps that gave me a slow start to the new year, but i’m happy to report that i’m back and ready to take on 2011 guns-a-blazin’! a new year is exciting because it’s a chance to start again with a clean slate. but at the same time i feel the […]

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2010

By admin on December 21, 2010

PUPPYLICIOUS!

By admin on December 10, 2010

is a puppy joining your life in the new year? wishing you could freeze time so that they stay so tiny and adorable forever? well, now you can when you book a limited PUPPYLICIOUS session with me! from January 1 – February 28, 2011, MARCIA LEEDER PHOTOGRAPHY is offering limited sessions for your sweet new […]

Ginger Bro Reunion

By admin on December 9, 2010

many of you may already know the story of how i met my hilarious kitten Archie. for those of you who are new to the blog, you can check out the tale of my purr-man along with his litter mates in the Riverdale Gang post. i have been in contact with the family who adopted […]

our miss brook

By admin on December 7, 2010

meet cutie-pie westie Brook (from Cheviotvale Westies in Elora, Ontario). Brook and her momma were participants at the Westies In Need fund-raising event this summer. we finally met at Monarch Park, Toronto for our shoot last month. we were lucky enough to catch the tail-end of the gorgeous autumn colours. in fact, for the majority […]

read magazine

By admin on December 4, 2010

i just received in the post Read magazine with my image of the beautiful and talented dancer Caroline Houng gracing the cover (which was shot at one of the Joy of Dance studio’s amazing showcases).

the caledon cairns

By admin on December 1, 2010

last weekend i visited a family with three beautiful cairn terriers on a gorgeous property in caledon, ontario. Pinch, Sloane and Kamryn (the Springpark Cairns) were a fun trio bunch to hang with on a blustery November day (a huge thank you to their humans for being great sports in the cold). as i followed […]

winter woofstock 2010

By admin on November 29, 2010

last weekend i attended the Winter Woofstock Holiday High Tea. this past weekend me and my pups attended the Winter Woofstock event. along with a couple of awesome human friends (thank you!), i also brought along my camera…but due to the overwhelming crowds and poor overhead florescents (every photographer’s lighting nightmare) i decided it wasn’t […]

Puss In A Box

By admin on November 26, 2010

okay…so yes, the title is a play on a popular SNL spoof, but that’s where the similarities end. enjoy a little comic strip of Archie‘s sneak attack on Cameron. Happy Friday!

woofstock holiday high tea 2010

By admin on November 23, 2010

this past Sunday November 21, 2010 I attended Winter Woofstock’s Holiday High Tea event and the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. all the dogs were dressed up in holiday themed costumes, including a green veggie-dyed grinch (who took first prize in the costume contest) and a bedazzled-bummed saluki (yes vinnie, you are a rockstar)! the […]

Cesar Rules!

By admin on November 18, 2010

earlier this year i started a list of goals that i want to accomplish at some point during my career. one of those wishes was to one day meet and photograph Cesar Millan, ‘The Dog Whisperer’. i had no idea that my wish would come true so soon! Cesar has been on tour in Canada […]

protest walk for ginger

By admin on November 17, 2010

if you’re a dog lover living in Ontario you may already know the heartbreaking saga of Ginger, the pit bull. the recent court decision, to have her death sentence reinstated, has upset many (me included). you can view the official court document here. on Friday November 12, 2010 i attended the ‘Protest Walk for Ginger’ […]

quaker valley farm

By admin on November 16, 2010

good gosh, i’ve been so busy lately. i have so many fantastic client sessions over the past few months, whose photos have not seen the light of day (except to them). speaking of “the light of day”…remember this day? i had spent the morning in farm country and i had the pleasure of photographing four […]

farewell dagny

By admin on November 15, 2010

last fall we said goodbye to Bennet, the beautiful bearded collie. now i have to share the sad news of the recent passing of her lovely sister, Dagny (both from Classical Beardies). my deepest sympathies to her family (including her puppy bro, Chaplin). here is the beautiful Dagny as i photographed her in the fall of […]

we remember

By admin on November 11, 2010

“Dogs are the only creatures gifted to serve us beyond the call of duty.” ~ C.W. Meisterfeld

help portrait 2010

By admin on November 9, 2010

(last year i heard about this amazing event through another photographer friend. this year i am so happy to take part in it myself.) HELP PORTRAIT, which was founded by photographer Jeremy Cowart, consists of a community of photographers, coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local […]

when the dogs are away…

By admin on November 8, 2010

…the cats will play! i had a particularly busy week last week, so i shipped tichka and little dude off to NANNY BOOT CAMP for a vacation. i am picking them up today and they should be exhausted! anyway, all week at the house it was just me and the kitties (and a handful of […]

meet the fergusons

By admin on November 3, 2010

meet the ferguson family… steve, the handsome black lab;  tia, the beautiful siamese;  and the three charming 20-something sons. this shoot was a surprise that mom had set up for dad. it was a hot day, as you can see from stevie’s tongue. what a great big gorgeous smile he has! sweet tia is as […]

happy hallowe’en: retro rewind

By admin on October 31, 2010

this hallowe’en i wanted to send a tribute out to my childhood dogs that i tortured each year by dressing them up. my sincere apologies jenna and bailey. enjoy this reto rewind!

the fabulous flying leeder dogs!

By admin on October 29, 2010

making an appearance at a wooded area near you… up, up and AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

happy birthday denver!

By admin on October 28, 2010

remember this cute little lab pup? coincidentally, recently i photographed another Cooperslane Kennel alum… meet Denver, who just celebrated his 2nd birthday, and his momma. we enjoyed a fun day at the beach a few weeks ago. he still has tons of puppy energy so we helped him burn it off with some ball action […]

the wild ball

By admin on October 27, 2010

last month i volunteered to photograph the annual WILD BALL, held by the Toronto Wildlife Centre to help raise funds in order to treat the thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife they care for each year. it was held at the Sunnyside Pavilion and it was catered by some of the top restaurants in […]

a big hunk of boxer love

By admin on October 19, 2010

the oohs and awwws coming from his momma and gran-momma as they viewed the images from this session, mirrored my reaction when i was first taking the images. what a face! love those soppy dirty jowls, that snaggle tooth, those sad clown eyes, that wee nub of a tail. it was easy to fall in […]

Archie Wrestles The Dogs

By admin on October 18, 2010

Just another typical day at Chez Leeder… Archie, the fearless 4-month old kitten takes on both dogs for a little cage match on the bed. The wee little fuzzball, managed to pin L.D. to the mat, shortly after this shot was taken. Enjoy a little live tag-team action in the video below the photo (yes, […]

farewell sinatra

By admin on October 14, 2010

i just heard the sad news that a handsome boy named sinatra lost his battle with cancer. i first met sinatra (and his beloved ball) with his dog walker kelly at the park in 2006, where he was kind enough to stop and strike a pose for me. my heart goes out to his family.

happy leeder thanksgiving

By admin on October 11, 2010

i found this “work of art” in the archives of my parents’ basement this past year and i thought it was appropriate that i share it, in respect to our thanksgiving holiday. i must have been 9 or 10 years old when i illustrated this “classic”. thankfully, i eventually found a creative outlet that i […]

sweet baby brown

By admin on October 6, 2010

eager to see the world and experience life, baby jack was born nine days early, tipping the scales at 7lbs 3 oz. i had the pleasure of welcoming jack to the world at his first photo session at a fresh ten days old. what a sweetheart! since then (according to his mom), he’s already proved […]

holiday card sessions

By admin on October 1, 2010

the holidays are just around the corner…which means it time to start thinking about that gift list, writing letters to santa, organizing parties, sending out holiday cards (just to name a few). i don’t know about you, but just the thought of the impending holidays is stressing me out already! well, i am here to […]

farewell ocho

By admin on September 29, 2010

i just heard the heartbreaking news that one of the beloved dogs of my friend, fellow dog photographer and colleague has passed away. Ocho, a black and white Basenji….the most debonair and handsome one i have ever met, had a gaze that pierced through your soul. well over a year ago, Ocho was diagnosed with […]

story book farm primate sanctuary

By admin on September 21, 2010

this summer i had the absolute pleasure to be invited to Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, a privately owned sanctuary that provides a safe and permanent home for primates retiring from biomedical research, zoos, universities and private residences. they provide enrichment programs for the primates to help combat boredom. Story Book survives on the amazing […]

archielocks

By admin on September 18, 2010

well, little mister Archie has been making the rounds of the dog beds in the house. Tichka’s upstairs bed is the last undiscovered territory. i have a feeling that it might be the one that is “just right.” in the meantime, enjoy this little strip about him getting comfortable in LD’s bed.

have you met punkie?

By admin on September 15, 2010

i spent some time with my little pal punkie a few weeks ago. isn’t she adorable?! and what a supermodel! and i can’t forget the lovely stella, who also wanted her photo taken.

archie’s aquarium

By admin on September 14, 2010

Archie has discovered a favourite TV channel (okay, so i was the one who used the remote). hours upon hours of pure kitty entertainment! thank you Aquarium Channel! FOR SOME LIVE-ACTION CUTENESS, CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO:

lab puppy love

By admin on September 13, 2010

this past weekend, i was lucky enough to be invited along to witness the first meeting of a lovely family and their very first “puppy-to-be”…not to mention that i got to snuggle 6-week old yellow lab pups…eeeeeek! i always get nostalgic from the smell of wood chips and puppy breath…it always reminds me of my […]

the cooperslane cat

By admin on September 13, 2010

this weekend i visited Cooperslane Kennel to snuggle lab puppies, with a family who went to meet their new puppy. during the short time i was there, i met this gorgeous cat who followed us around (and serenaded me). i’ve never quite seen colouring and markings like that before…so beautiful. UPDATE: i have learned that […]

Etobicoke Humane Society Walk-A-Thon

By admin on September 9, 2010

This Sunday, September 12, 2010, the Etobicoke Humane Societywith be holding their annual Dog Walk-A-Thon. Come rain or shine, the event will be held at West Deane Park (west side of Martingrove Road, between Rathburn and Eglinton). Registration begins at 11am. Featuring dog sports, games, demos, raffles, BBQ, exhibitors and prizes…lots fun for the entire […]

boney maronies

By admin on September 8, 2010

my dogs love raw bones. it’s their absolute favourite treat. when my mom calls the dogs and yells, “who wants a boney maroney?”, they all come running! everyone gets their own and everyone is happy for a few hours. i usually get a bag of chopped up marrow bones from one of my local butchers […]

busted!

By admin on September 7, 2010

Archie sure has made himself at home. i walked into the living room the other day to find that he had successfully secured the coveted dog bed. wow…i am impressed!

project kitty den

By admin on September 6, 2010

today is Labour Day. it’s a rainy-tea-drinking-cosy-up-and-watch-a-good-movie-afternoon-nap kinda day. man, that sounds good…i might just do all of that. i think i have worked hard enough this weekend to deserve a little break. i actually managed to accomplish a huge task over the past few days…one that i have been wanting to tackle for a […]

archie’s antics

By admin on September 2, 2010

i know i haven’t posted a client blog in way too long (and i have so many awesome shoots to share)…but i must admit, i am kind of obsessed with my new little pal. here are a few hilarious videos of some of his interactions with his furry siblings this week. CATCHIN’ TAIL (starring Archie, […]

westies in need

By admin on August 30, 2010

On Sunday, September 12, 2010, the West Highland Terrier Rescue Group with be holding their annual Westie Walk and Family Fun Day, supporting Westies In Need. There will be games, races, contests, BBQ and more fun for the entire family! The will also be an auction and one of the items up for bidding is […]

THE GREAT KITTEN ESCAPE

By admin on August 26, 2010

i laughed my socks off while making this classic movie parody. i hope you enjoy it too! the brilliant original music by Elmer Bernstein absolutely makes it. you’ll be whistling the theme song for the rest of the day! (double click the screen to view fullscreen) if you have issues viewing in the video below, […]

welcome to the family!

By admin on August 25, 2010

i am very excited to announce the addition of a new furry member to my family! (yes, that’s right…i am one step closer to being dubbed “the crazy animal lady down the street”, and i’m totally okay with that.) you may remember The Riverdale Gang…well, little Archie, who captured my heart during our photo shoot, […]

the riverdale gang

By admin on August 17, 2010

remember these little monsters? well, i had the pleasure of visiting with the crew again the other day at their new foster home. they are 8-weeks old and thriving! they are full of piss and vinegar, as all kittens are. notice that their eyes have all changed from the newborn blue. poor mama cat, who […]

a foggy day

By admin on August 16, 2010

i must admit, i can get very snobby and set-in-my-ways when it comes to light. i know what lighting situations i enjoy shooting in. the times when the light is not ideal, i refuse to shoot. early one morning last week, i showed up to a location in farm country. it was sooooooooooooo foggy that […]

mouse vs. mouse

By admin on August 10, 2010

you know those unbelievable moments in romantic comedies where it seems soooooooo set-up that you can’t imagine it happening to someone in real life? i used to be a major sceptic of those scenes, but over time i have come to the realization that many situations in my own life are just as far-fetched. like […]

five frisky felines

By admin on July 29, 2010

recently i had the pleasure of meeting a household of six cats! unfortunately one of the cats was extremely shy, but the other five frisky felines flashed their whiskers for my camera (now say that 10 times really fast!). most of the cats were rescued from TORONTO CAT RESCUE. there are many cats and kittens […]

local magazine

By admin on July 28, 2010

i am featured in an article, along with a few other local photographers, in the summer issue of LOCAL MAGAZINE, written by sarah dann (the founder, editor, publisher and obviously busy doggy momma). the article also features a few of my dog photos of tichka, LD, sydney and winston. thank you sarah for the fantastic […]

farewell nemo

By admin on July 23, 2010

i just heard the very sad news that a sweet little pal i photographed in 2007 has passed away. nemo had a rough start to his life, being bounced around to different homes. his luck changed when he met shelley, who loved him dearly and helped him work through his past issues and fears. recently […]

kittens available for adoption

By admin on July 21, 2010

the other day i met a momma cat and her five 3-week-old kittens. needless to say my heart melted at the sight of the first (of three) ginger tabbies. (SIDENOTE: there really isn’t anything much cuter than a teeny tiny kitten mew.) they were found living under porch of the woman who is currently caring […]

the hot ‘dog days’ of summer

By admin on July 20, 2010

here in toronto, we are experiencing a record high for summer temperatures…and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. here is my list of tips for keeping your dogs cool this summer: 1. if you don’t have central air, limit them to the lower floors in your home… or find other ways to […]

my dinner date with tichka

By admin on July 19, 2010

a few weeks ago, Tichka and i were invited to a conversational dinner by The Toronto Star columnist Corey Mintz. the topic was dogs. we were treated to a delicious four-course meal, that included bone marrow (yes, i actually tried it)! to read more about our evening, check out Corey Mintz’s FED article.

harry the handsome hiding cat

By admin on July 16, 2010

some might say that harry and i got off to a bit of a rocky start: i say that we were just taking our relationship at a slow and steady pace. as our time together progressed, so did our connection. once he finally came out from hiding he felt comfortable hanging on his favourite chair, […]

dyson animal

By admin on July 13, 2010

a few months ago, i did a shoot for DYSON CANADA for their ANIMAL line of vacuums, which are designed for picking up, well…animal hair. the site is now updated and they have used some of my photos to link to the videos they also shot that day of client testimonials. they used real people, who […]

world cup 2010

By admin on July 11, 2010

i’ll admit it…i really enjoyed getting into the spirit of the WORLD CUP this year! i watched many of the games…and i didn’t just tune in for the post-game shirt removals (albeit a perk that i thanked the universe for). it looks as if somebody else was pretty happy for the SPANISH victory…he kept doing […]

note cards on etsy

By admin on July 8, 2010

the note cards that i was selling at Woofstock are now available for purchase at both: MY WEBSITE (locally) and on ETSY there are 12 current designs. please check back from time to time, as i will be releasing new designs over time.

why i love my bunny

By admin on July 5, 2010

late thursday night i snuck up to the cottage to surprise my family. when the morning came, i was awakened by my bedroom door being thrown open, and “SURPRISE!” being yelled by my niece at the top of her little 6-year-old lungs (which if anyone knows my niece, knows that that’s louder than most train […]

happy pride toronto!

By admin on July 2, 2010

from june 25 to july 4, the city of toronto celebrates gay pride. let’s wipe away the horrible memories of the recent G-20 Summit and remind ourselves that our city is full of love and acceptance. bring your party spirit down to the pride parade this sunday july 4, 2010 and celebrate being you! for more […]

happy canada day!

By admin on July 1, 2010

i had to break the news to her that i was wishing everyone a “HAPPY CANADA DAY” and not a “HAPPY CAMERON DAY”…yet she was a good sport “in the end”.

molly and her mom

By admin on June 30, 2010

it’s been a busy time for me lately and i apologize that haven’t blogged a client session in a long time…too long! there are so many shoots to catch up on and show off… i couldn’t think of a more worthy session to share today than the one of miss molly and her mom eileen […]

happy take your dog to work day

By admin on June 25, 2010

…or as the dogs in Toronto are referring to today as “keep your person at home day”.

dogs in canada july 2010

By admin on June 23, 2010

check out the July issue of Dogs in Canada magazine with the handsome ‘Ty’ from Kim Groves’ Avatar Bernese (photographed by Brian Summers) on the cover. then take a look inside for a great article on canine eating disorders. on pages 4 and 23 you will find my own Little Dude looking not very hungry […]

great strides 2010

By admin on June 22, 2010

on Sunday May 30, 2010, for our 6th consecutive year, The Leeder Family and Friends participated in the annual Great Strides walk to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis at the Toronto Zoo. across the nation we helped raise a record-breaking $2.5 million, not to mention that we had a blast doing it. it was an […]

the twin of tichka

By admin on June 21, 2010

during the saturday at WOOFSTOCK, a man walked up to my booth and said to me, “someone just stopped me…apparently i stole your dog?!”. i looked down at the end of his leash and low and behold i saw my dog tichka…or so that was my instant reaction. then i glanced behind my booth, and […]

happy father’s day

By admin on June 20, 2010

don’t forget to spend some quality time with your dad today…whether you get to see him in person, have a chat over the phone or just keep in him your thoughts. i feel so lucky that i have a dad who has always been extremely supportive and so involved in my life. he taught me […]

woofstock 2010 – part 2

By admin on June 18, 2010

i had so much fun seeing my wonderful clients, friends, neighbours and fans at WOOFSTOCK this past weekend. it also was such a treat to meet hundreds of beautiful new dogs and their amazing people who took the time to stop and say hello. it cracked me up that as soon as i greeted the […]

woofstock 2010 part 1

By admin on June 18, 2010

this was my 2nd year exhibiting at WOOFSTOCK and i had a fantastic time. thank you so much to ken, diana, eileen, kristen, melissa and melanie, who helped me out during the weekend. i couldn’t have done it all without you! below are a few of photos from my Woofstock adventures… to view the gallery […]

woofstock: note cards for sale

By admin on June 10, 2010

this year at WOOFSTOCK, i will be selling 12 different designs of folded note cards, featuring some of my (and fan) favourite images. very soon, i will be releasing a link to my ETSY shop where those designs, along with others will be available for purchase. to celebrate the release, i will be offering a […]

how to find me at woofstock

By admin on June 9, 2010

with every year, WOOFSTOCK, grows and grows and it can be a jumbled maze of “what to see?”, “what to do?” and a lot of “where am i going?”. they don’t refer to it as “North America’s Largest Dog Festival” for nothing! well, this year i am making it easy for you to find me. see […]

beat the H.S.T.

By admin on June 7, 2010

the beasts and the butterfly?

By admin on June 4, 2010

during our walk down at the beach, we stumbled upon a recently deceased ‘winged creature’. i had never seen anything like it before (and neither had the dogs, who were very interested in it). i only wished that i had my macro lens with me to capture it’s details close-up. i actually considered bringing it […]

my signs of summer

By admin on June 3, 2010

i had so much fun photographing my signs of spring, i decided to continue my tell-tales with each new season that sneaks up on us. now, i know summer here isn’t officially for another few weeks, but i’m seeing the signs already… 1. excessive amounts of tongue is on display during our walks. 2. a sunburnt doggy nose. 3. the backyard grass […]

woofstock volunteers needed

By admin on June 2, 2010

happy birthday cameron

By admin on June 1, 2010

wishing my baby girl, miss cameron a happy 4th birthday!

It’s A Dog’s {Cottage} Life

By admin on May 31, 2010

we took a brief break from the city this past long weekend and went to the cottage, where my parents live. the dogs sure enjoyed themselves. they spent their time swimming, chillin’ on the dock, fishing, catching flies, frolicking, eating treats, relaxing in the hammock, going for boat rides to name a few. it really […]

farewell diesel

By admin on May 25, 2010

this weekend i took a brief escape up north to our family cottage. not surprisingly, i captured many moments of my time there. as much fun as long weekends at the cottage can be, unfortunately there always seems to be a sad story to tell at the end of it and this one is no […]

happy may two four

By admin on May 21, 2010

this weekend canadians celebrate the birthday of queen victoria. with an additional day off tacked onto our weekend, many of my fellow peeps from southern ontario travel up to cottage country to enjoy 2010’s first weekend of bonfires, boats, brews and bugs (okay, well nobody i know enjoys the black flies). sidenote: this year many […]

true love

By admin on May 20, 2010

“there’s nothing purer than the love a child has for a puppy.”  m.d.leeder

dogs in canada june 2010

By admin on May 19, 2010

check out the june issue of dogs in canada magazine (with the afghan on the cover) for a great article on traveling with your dog. on page 18 of that article you will find one of my photos from a beach shoot i had so much fun at. next month, one of my dogs will […]

the sisters “c”

By admin on May 14, 2010

meet the adorable norwich terrier, cookie and cecilia, the dainty italian greyhound. i enjoyed some fun playtime with these two characters. cookie, who just recently turned a year, still has tons of puppy energy in her. i got a kick out of watching her do laps at full speed around the living room. she tired […]

pawsway outtakes

By admin on May 11, 2010

this past weekend i photographed mini sessions at the PAWSWAY. i had the extremely difficult task of cuddling cute puppies all day…it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it! i am still editing the sessions, but here are a few outtakes that made me giggle…licks, blinks, yawns, yips, a yap and a nap.

happy mother’s day

By admin on May 9, 2010

today i am sending big love out to my amazing mom and wishing all the wonderful mothers a very special day. you deserve to be spoiled for EVERYTHING YOU ARE.

Pawsway Mini Sessions

By admin on May 7, 2010

Join me at the PAWSWAY this weekend! PAWSWAY is holding a very special event this weekend: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PUPPIES & KITTENS! (Sat 11 am to 5 pm / Sun 11 am to 3 pm) Learn everything you need to know if your family is considering its first pet. We’ll have experts […]

Annex Cat Rescue: Duncan

By admin on May 6, 2010

Meet Duncan. He is a slinky 6 month old kitten who is available for immediate adoption through the ANNEX CAT RESCUE in Toronto. This handsome guy is super shy, but will surely bond with that special someone who shows him love (other than the hamsters).

Annex Cat Rescue: Kary

By admin on May 6, 2010

Meet Kary. The 8-month old beauty is available for immediate adoption through the ANNEX CAT RESCUE in Toronto. With her gorgeous eyes, super-soft fur and sweet personality, Kary is sure to find her forever home in no time.

my little stinker

By admin on May 4, 2010

my little dude is a stinky stinky boy. he loves to roll in all things dead and swim in swamps. he’s not happy unless he’s filthy and smells like a sewer! he has been long overdue for a bubble bath, so i set aside some “torture time” the other day and decided to document it. […]

my escape

By admin on May 2, 2010

being a single home-owner, i often feel overwhelmed trying to get all the never-ending odd jobs and chores done around my almost 100 year-old house. the outside work seems to be an added challenge, because not only do i have to wait to find the time (and motivation), but i also have to wait for […]

retro rewind

By admin on April 30, 2010

this is a mini me in the late 1970’s trying to get some love from my uncle’s irish setter ismick. i haven’t changed much…still love dogs, still have chubby thighs.

the art of the self portrait – part 1

By admin on April 26, 2010

how many times have you held your camera in your outstretched arm, pointed it at yourself, snapped the shot and ended up looking like jabba the hut?! (okay, so that example was a little far fetched, but you know exactly what i’m talking about!) my friends marvel at my ability to take a good-looking photo […]

happy birthday!

By admin on April 24, 2010

this weekend i am wishing my two little monsters a happy birthday! they will be treated to long walks, tasty bones and delicious steak… (not to mention a humiliating photo shoot) both of my babies are rescues, so i do not have their exact birth dates…but i do know they were both born in late […]

vegas baby!

By admin on April 22, 2010

i took my very first trip to vegas in march for a photographer’s convention. it was a very busy (and chilly) four days and i did a lot of walking. even though vegas is quite the circus, i really didn’t feel terribly inspired to capture it (my heart belongs to portrait photography). i left my […]

my little person muse

By admin on April 22, 2010

so i know i talk about my muses of the furry persuasion (A LOT)… but i do have one little ginger person muse too… my niece Kala. Kala is whip-smart, incredibly loving, hysterically hilarious and, in my eyes, the most beautiful little girl in the world. She is extremely creative – loves to paint, dance, […]

toller teaser

By admin on April 20, 2010

now it will be a few weeks before i get a chance to go through all the images that i was so lucky to capture of the adorable 2-week old toller puppies… but i couldn’t help posting this one to hype-up the cuteness that is to come…

retro rewind

By admin on April 16, 2010

welcome to this week’s retro rewind. this is my dad and his aptly named childhood dog, tiny. the first photo (circa mid-1950’s) he must be around 9 or 10 years old. i am absolutely in love with the second photo of my dad as a hunky teenager on the dock at the cottage with tiny […]

miss britty

By admin on April 15, 2010

meet the teeny tiny british bulldog (from Maximus Kennel in Schomberg, ON) with the face that some say “only a mother could love”…to those folks i scold, “how could you not love that face?!” ladies and gentleman…i present Britty: she was the runt of her litter and she has the most adorable ‘mini’ ear (one […]

little dude

By admin on April 13, 2010

my boy…he’s my comedian, my snuggler, my adventurer, my little dog, my little devil…my little dude. he found me when he was 7 months old in the fall of 2007. one afternoon tichka and i were at the monarch park dog park, when this super-fast little fox-like dog whizzed past us. he immediately reminded me of tichka and […]

retro rewind

By admin on April 8, 2010

i love vintage photographs! when i walk into a new home i love scouring the rooms for old family photos. i have collected many of my own family’s photographs that span many generations…most of them waiting to be scanned (i know you hear me there). one of my absolute favourite images that i have is […]

hoppy easter

By admin on April 4, 2010

model searches

By admin on April 1, 2010

welcome to a new series of weekly/bi-weekly model searches. i am often on the lookout for a certain dog to fulfill an idea for a shot. my calls might be as specific as a “short-haired small white dog with a cropped tail and big ears”, or it might be as general as “a dog who […]

the scene stealer

By admin on March 31, 2010

i was out with my dogs today for our afternoon walk and decided to bring along my camera to capture them enjoying the beautiful spring day. always a fair momma, i took turns taking photos of each monster. but someone kept running into tichka‘s frame when it was her time in the spotlight. hmmmm…i’m not […]

Cameron

By admin on March 30, 2010

I grew up with dogs…never had a cat…  Until one day, an awesome little kitten came into my life and showed me exactly what i was missing. In late fall of 2006, my friend and I were coming out of a concert at Cameron house on Cameron street…I think where her name comes from is now pretty obvious. As we were […]

my signs of spring

By admin on March 29, 2010

here are a few of the things that i notice in my world of further proof that spring is finally here: 1. the ground at the dog parks are just a teeny bit soft. 2. i feel the sudden urge to surround myself with vibrant colours. 3. deck wrestling season opens. 4. the first buds on my purple sandcherry begin to […]

meet dexter

By admin on March 24, 2010

meet dexter and his beautiful family. it was my absolute honour to witness the love this family has for their newest member. from watching the way his patient mom soothed him when he was upset, to watching his proud dad being so hands-on with his son, to watching the dogs standing on guard during diaper changes (and showering him with lots […]

it’s a little tichka dude!

By admin on March 22, 2010

i often have people ask me, “are your dogs related?” my answer is always, “only by love”. yes they absolutely do resemble each other, there is no doubt and no coincidence there. i guess i also have ‘a type’ of dog as well as a type of man. tall, dark and handsome translates in canine to small, slender and […]

play time, bath time, nap time

By admin on March 19, 2010

meet the adorable and super sweet little fuzzball, bennett. she’s a 14 week old golden doodle puppy. we had a fun time exploring her new home. many rooms to check out…we even visited the loo. by the time we were done she was sacked out on the floor by our feet. play hard, sleep hard…pure […]

happy st. paddy’s day

By admin on March 17, 2010

foi d’animal

By admin on March 12, 2010

last year i filmed an interview for the french documentary series ‘109’. ‘foi d’animal’, directed by Genevieve Brault, is about the luxurious side of the pet industry. my profession as a custom photographer definitely falls into that category. i am happy to report that it will be airing this weekend on RDI (Réseau de l’information, […]

bulldog puppy love

By admin on March 5, 2010

meet penny…errrrrr, i mean tikka. when i met this 8 week old olde english bulldog last week, her name was still to be decided. her mom may have lost the coin toss, but she remains incredibly fortunate to bring this adorable little whipper home. check out those schmooshy jowls and that pattable puppy belly…I LOVE! […]

ridiculous nicholas

By admin on February 25, 2010

i recently discovered this delightful children’s book, “nicholas, you are ridiculous” about a mischievous shiba inu puppy, by talented artist and author Olena Kassian. one of my dogs is a shiba mix, so i am already smitten with the breed. but i often refer to my boy as “mr. ridiculous”, so this book jumped out […]

my little valentines

By admin on February 14, 2010

this morning i woke up to these beautiful faces…my little valentine sweethearts. what a lucky momma i am to be surrounded by such love.

feel the joy

By admin on February 8, 2010

something you may or not know about me…i love to dance! as a kid i fell in love with hollywood musicals and pop music videos. i copied the moves from everyone from gene kelly to michael jackson. now i never had any formal training, but anytime i heard a song that moved me i always […]

the olympic avalanche team

By admin on February 5, 2010

check out these amazing dogs that are part of the olympic avalanche team for vancouver 2010. to read more about them click here

mini sessions are back!

By admin on January 29, 2010

my funny kids

By admin on January 28, 2010

my furry kids make me laugh on a daily basis. here are a few moments that made me giggle over this past week… little dude yawning (yes, it looks so much more ferocious than that) in tichka’s face. her expression is priceless. talk about a major invasion of her personal space. either that or his stinky breath is deeply […]

the animals of haiti

By admin on January 18, 2010

while humans are the first concern for rescue in haiti, animal organizations worldwide are lining up to step in and help the animals during this tragic world event. there are an estimated 5 million head of livestock in the country, a large stray dog population, an untold number of companion animals and native wildlife all adversely […]

the adventures of tichka and little dude – episode 1

By admin on January 12, 2010

welcome to the very first webisode of the adventures of tichka and little dude. these are the two monsters that keep me on my toes on a daily basis. look forward to photo slideshows and video clips of them in action on a regular basis. this time i give you…snow wrestling! the adventures of tichka […]

personalized note cards

By admin on January 11, 2010

do you often find yourself at hallmark purchasing cards for occasions? having a hard time finding ones that “speak” to you? wouldn’t you love to have your very own cards personalized with your favourite images from your session? marcia leeder photography now offers personalized note cards, holiday greetings or announcements. they come in sets of 25, […]

phetched

By admin on January 9, 2010

i wanted to let you know about a great blog site for dog lovers (yep, that’s right…i’m blogging about a blog). check out phetched! they are always introducing fun dog products, passing amazing dog stories and often feature dog photography. recently i was one of the fortunate photographers chosen to be featured. check out the post about my […]

angus and wallace

By admin on January 8, 2010

meet angus (the one-eyed pirate) and his brother by love, wallace, two of the most spirited dachshunds i have ever met…bouncing around like puppies, in and out their doggy door (mostly in, because of the chilly day). you would never guess that they are 14 and 12 years old respectively. aren’t they just the cutest […]

dog park manners

By admin on January 7, 2010

check out this online article that was originally featured in the july 2009 print issue of “dogs in canada” magazine…photo by me.

Tichka

By admin on January 4, 2010

tichka (pronounced tishka), my baby girl, and i found each other in ouarzazate, morocco in the summer of 2002. i was there working on a film.  i remember my exact words as i noticed an animal lying on the steps of my hotel. as i got closer and realized what this little creature was i squealed, “IT’S A PUPPYYYYYYYYY!!!!”. the moment i […]

happy holidays!

By admin on December 20, 2009

sweet and shy nikki

By admin on December 18, 2009

sweet nikki…she is possibly the shiest dog i have ever met. a bichon frise/shih tzu cross, she was rescued from a breeder when she was 4 years old. she had litters of puppies and when it was time to retire she went to a lovely home, where she became the perfect companion for an elderly lady. sadly […]

cyrus the dog photographer

By admin on December 17, 2009

it’s no secret…i love dogs and i love photography. so when i came across this story recently, it immediately spoke to my heart. cyrus is not your regular ‘dog photographer’. he’s a little different, you see…cyrus has four legs and a tail. yep, that’s right! he’s actually a dog who’s a photographer. his momma athena, […]

santa is scary!

By admin on December 15, 2009

a friend of mine recently shared a photo of her daughter sitting on santa’s knee crying hysterically and it made me think (after it made me chuckle)… about 99% of the photos i have seen of kids under the age of two with santa have pretty much been the same scenario. santa sitting there, not knowing what to do as the […]

farewell mabel

By admin on December 7, 2009

recently i started tichka and l.d. with a new dog walker from pet partners. i was hoping that they would be on their best behaviour for donna. so when she brought them back to the house and told me the fantastic news that my guys bonded with two schnauzers, named ghemme (pronounced gemma) and matilda i was so relieved and very excited. […]

bathtime for cameron

By admin on November 30, 2009

yesterday i attempted something that i have never done before… a task that was incredibly daunting… i never thought i would survive to tell the tale… I GAVE MY CAT A BATH!!!! i heard horror stories of friends trying to bathe their cats and those tales alone freaked me out, so i had never even considered […]

farewell woody

By admin on November 29, 2009

i just heard of the sad passing of a old friend. woody, the ‘czech wolf-hound’ (as he was known in familiar circles), passed away last week at the ripe old age of 17. such a long life for such a distinguished gentleman. didn’t he have the best face?! and those ears?! and that fantastic mane?! woody was […]

‘now 4 youth’ book launch

By admin on November 27, 2009

i attended the now 4 youth book launch last night and was beyond thrilled to discover that my image of jair landed the cover! inside, there are 10 pages with my work from this photo shoot as well as a fun outtake layout. this gorgeous colour photobook will make a fabulous holiday gift for that special […]

the legend of the white squirrel

By admin on November 23, 2009

i have heard the tales of the infamous albino squirrel of toronto’s trinity-bellwoods park, but only yesterday did i prove his existence first-hand. we were just walking through the park, after having a lovely brunch, and all of a sudden there he was! we were all very excited. i quickly took out my camera and followed […]

dogs in canada annual

By admin on November 20, 2009

the dogs in canada annual is available now, so pick up your copy today! click here to see my photo of ‘miso honey paws’, the adorable ragdoll kitten. the full photo can be found in the magazine on the cat cover. for more great articles, interactive videos and more fun check out the dogs in canada newsletter here.

three’s company too exhibit

By admin on November 11, 2009

i moved part of the previous exhibit just a little more east to three company’s second location three’s company too!, which is located at 1346 danforth avenue (between greenwood and coxwell) in toronto. three’s company too! is a wonderfully cozy neighborhood cafe with on-the-go breakfast and lunch items, as well as warm beverages and yummy sweet treats. the rooibos […]

budding sports photographer?

By admin on November 9, 2009

i was fortunate to attend an NHL game last month here at home. my beloved toronto maple leafs (please keep the ‘losing jokes’ to yourself) vs. the pittsburgh penguins (2008/2009 season stanley cup champions, who also happen to boast the best player in the league, sidney crosby). excited always to watch pro hockey live, i squealed […]

schapendoes

By admin on November 5, 2009

i want to tell you about this awesome dog breed i just discovered… friends of mine visited me recently and they brought along their new puppy, pepper. when they told me he’s a schapendoe, i honestly admitted that i was not familiar with the breed. i did know one thing though…and that’s pepper’s just about one of the cutest little guys i […]

three’s company display moving

By admin on November 4, 2009

this is the last week to check out my print exhibit at three’s company on the danforth in toronto. 17 20×30 of my glorious colour and black & white prints have been gracing their walls since early october. three’s company is a family friendly restaurant with the yummiest brunch in town, located at 673 danforth avenue, just east of […]

fall family walk

By admin on November 2, 2009

i first met one half of this gorgeous family in the summer of 2007, when the star of the photo-shoot was a 2 1/2-year old little boy.  “e” and his mom met me at riverdale park for our photo play-date. at the time, mom was pregnant with eoin’s little-sister-to-be. here are a few photos from that shoot… well, […]

a haunted howl-o-ween

By admin on October 31, 2009

the fabulous fall newsletter

By admin on October 23, 2009

hope you’re enjoying your fall! check out my FABULOUS FALL NEWSLETTER, featuring: a CANVAS GIVEAWAY contest, new MINI SESSION date, amazing stories, farewells, model search, exhibits and more! check it out, sign up, pass it on and enjoy! (click on the image below to view interactive web version)  

adaptation book launch

By admin on October 20, 2009

last month i took part in a photobook shoot for a charity called now 4 youth. well, i am proud to announce that the book now has a launch date! now 4 youth presents ‘adaptation’ charity book launch and gala event will be held on thursday november 26th from 7pm – 11pm the event will be held […]

baby border all grown up

By admin on October 19, 2009

a good handful of my recent sessions have been repeat clients. i love seeing my wonderful clients again. to be able to watch their children and puppies grow up is amazing. i also love it that they think of me and send regular updates on how everyone is doing. meet my little friend kira. i first photographed this beautiful little […]

yellow-loving momma-to-be

By admin on October 15, 2009

this session holds a very special place in my heart. my beautiful cousin cherlynn and her fiance chris are expecting their first baby (look at this couple! have you ever seen any two so ridiculously good looking?!). i was honoured when they asked me to photograph their pregnancy. i was in awe to see my little cousin (i […]

little miss smiley

By admin on October 14, 2009

while i was out in beautiful british columbia (there’s a good reason that saying is on their license plates by the way), i had a session with one of my best friends and her gorgeous daughter. i photographed them earlier this year with their family (when they were here in town), but it was fantastic to see them again so […]

happy canadian thanksgiving

By admin on October 12, 2009

experimenting with digital macro

By admin on October 9, 2009

earlier this week i was walking the dogs at one my favorite hidden spots in the city and, like usual, i had my little canon point and shoot camera in my purse. i use it for taking little video clips of the dogs’ hilarious hijinks in the woods. i took a few videos and then […]

joy of dance studio

By admin on October 9, 2009

natalli reznik of so you think you can dance canada has put together an easy and fun dance cardio routine that will have you burning calories, while you have a ball. do the routine five times a week for at least 30 minutes and watch the inches melt away. check it out natalli’s workout video […]

display at new toronto vet emergency hospital

By admin on October 5, 2009

i am so excited to annouce that open as of today is the brand new toronto veterinary emergency hospital located at warden and the 401 in toronto. along with 24-hour emergency services, this impressive 16,000 square foot building also boasts a top notch team of specialists during the weekdays in surgery, medicine, radiology and critical care. for more details […]

the working dog walk-a-thon

By admin on October 3, 2009

the working dog saloon in scarborough is holding their 1st annual walk for rescue this sunday october 4, 2009 starting at noon. proceeds will be going to the ontario spca. enjoy a fun filled day with local vendors, rescues, weight pull, carting and scootering demonstrations, prizes, musical entertainment, good food and cold beer. one lucky winner will […]

paws in the park

By admin on October 1, 2009

just a reminder that the toronto humane society annual walk-a-thon paws in the park is this sunday october 4, 2009 from 9:30-10:30am. take your dogs out for their usual morning walk and support a great cause at the same time! click here to register. and if your dog is tired of walking, you can always try something new… “>

big, bold and bright

By admin on September 30, 2009

i met loki and angus with their momma bright and early on a chilly fall day in the beaches for our photoshoot/playdate. loki (named for the norse god of mischief) suits her name. she is a bundle of energy and is obsessed (that’s putting it lightly) with her soft bite floppy disc. as long as it’s in sight she […]

not so much ‘trouble’

By admin on September 25, 2009

last week i met an adorable shaggy yorkiepoo named milou (pronounced mee-loo). according to his momma (who successfully gave him his latest haircut) his nickname is ‘trouble’. on arrival i noticed that his energy level was pretty high, so, i started off bonding with him in the backyard, throwing the ball around…also hoping that all that exercise […]

farewell sam

By admin on September 24, 2009

last saturday was an absolutely heartbreaking day for me. not only did i have a now i lay me down to sleep session, but i also shared the very last walk with a handsome dog named sam. sam is a neighborhood dog that we see on a regular basis at the park. sam’s health had been rapidly deteriorating and his family made […]

the jelly bellies

By admin on September 23, 2009

now the title is not a comment on any physical traits of this family, yet rather a reference to their love of the the original gourmet jelly bean. not a usual method for bonding on a family photo shoot, but this family loves their candy. i’m talking candy necklaces, pez and most importantly jelly beans! so, we got everyone hopped […]

now 4 youth

By admin on September 20, 2009

i was recently asked to take part in a yoga inspired photo shoot for now 4 youth. founded by caren cooper, now 4 youth is a non-profit organization that funds at-risk youth to become certified yoga and pilates instructors, offering new career opportunities in the wellness field and most importantly, offering a new path in life. […]

exhibit and brunch

By admin on September 18, 2009

i just put up a display of 17 20×30 prints at three’s company on the danforth in toronto. three’s company is a family friendly restaurant with the yummiest brunch in town (my fav is the eggs benne…mmm, mmm good), located at 673 danforth avenue, just east of pape (near the subway station). the exhibit will be up until november […]

farewell bennet

By admin on September 14, 2009

i just heard the belated, yet very sad news that one of my early portfolio favourites, Bennet (one half of a sister-pair of bearded collies from Classical Beardies), passed away earlier this year. i used to see Bennet and her sister Dagny on a regular basis at the park with their dog walker. they were such good sports at […]

live long and prosper

By admin on September 8, 2009

while i was on hiatus, i went out west to beautiful british columbia (more photos of my trip to come) and i attended a lovely wedding at hart house on deer lake in burnaby. now, i am the first to admit that i am not a wedding photographer (seriously…please don’t ask me), but i couldn’t help taking […]

Julie Fader

By admin on September 4, 2009

it’s no secret that i love to surround myself with creative people…singers, photographers, writers, dancers…you name it! just before i left for my hiatus, i had the privilege to photograph a person who’s artistic talent i greatly admire. i feel very fortunate that i can also call her my friend. julie fader is singer/songwriter/musician/artist extraordinaire. this tuesday september 8, 2009, […]

the broken puppy fund

By admin on September 3, 2009

i just came across this lovely story and i had to share it with you. the beautiful puppy, pictured below, was found last week in middle of the road near lumberton, north carolina by scott macleod, a local musician. she was a stray, around 8 months old and had been hit by a car. both of her back legs were […]

playing a little game of cat and mouse

By admin on September 1, 2009

thank you for your patience during our brief hiatus.  i am now back in the swing of things after my lovely break/working holiday in british columbia (photos coming soon).  while i was away, someone got very comfortable in my office. this is what i came back to: let the games begin! p.s. this is clean for my […]

hiatus

By admin on August 18, 2009

marcia leeder photography will be on a brief hiatus from august 18-30.  our apologies for the inconvenience. please expect a reply to all emails the week of august 31. where has the summer gone?!

alfie, miso honey paws & pippinski the wondercat

By admin on August 12, 2009

with names like those, how could these cats not be filled to the brim with personality?! alfie and pippinski, the devilishly handsome devon rexes, were possibly the most unique looking feline fellows that i have ever met, while miso honey paws, the ragdoll kitten, was such a darling little bundle of energy. with his huge ears, […]

we rob banks!

By admin on August 11, 2009

well…in truth it’s more like they steal garden rocks. jack russell terriers, bonnie and clyde are litter mates, house mates and lifetime partners in crime. i had a good laugh over the number of ‘victims’ (flayed toy carcasses) scattered all over the lawn. these two are a funny funny pair and definitely suit their gender roles to a “t”. clyde is […]

bark & fitz – collingwood

By admin on August 7, 2009

  my work is on display in the window at the bark & fitz at blue mountain in collingwood, ontario. if you’re in the area, walk on by and check it out.  170 jozo weider boulevard, the village at blue mountain, collingwood, on 705.445.2500

holistic health practitioner

By admin on August 6, 2009

my beautiful baby sister melanie, (who i am so very proud of) has a thriving business as a holistic health practitioner. she has a private practice in mirvish village in toronto that she attends a few days a week to, as well as traveling her healing hands in-home, in-hospital and at senior-care centres. in the summertime her business moves […]

farewell, my dear watson

By admin on August 5, 2009

i recently heard the heartbreaking news that one of my favorite dogs, that i had the pleasure to meet and photograph, has passed away. handsome golden retriever watson, with his googly eyes and distinguished white mask, lived a very respectable 14 years with his family in mississauga. even though his eye sight and hearing were failing, everyday (including […]

a special bond

By admin on August 5, 2009

i was thrilled to capture this lovely and unique extended family, forever bonded by the birth of the newest member. baby severn (born on june 30, 2009, weighing in at 6 lbs 9oz) was carried by a surrogate…his very own aunt sabrina. sabrina, looking fantastic after giving birth only days before, gave the most amazing (not to mention completely selfless) gift […]

cosmopawlitan display

By admin on July 24, 2009

my work is on display at a wonderful spa and pet boutique in the harborfront area. cosmopawlitan pet boutique & spa offers spa and grooming services, along with daycare, overnight stays, seminars and training sessions; not to mention a boutique full of fashions and edibles galore. they are located at 478 queens quay blvd west […]

watching them grow

By admin on July 21, 2009

one of the greatest pleasures i receive from working with children is that i get to feel so absolutely privileged to be able to watch them grow. my little friend sam and i go way back. i’ve known him even before he was born. i photographed his mom with her family at their cottage when […]

ode to odin

By admin on July 2, 2009

i just heard the very sad news of the sudden passing of a lovely little dog that i photographed when i was only a hobbiest photographer. i met sweet odin at the park with his dog walker in 2004. i only took a few frames of him, but his soulful expression captured my heart immediately […]

woofstock…has come and gone

By admin on June 17, 2009

wow! what a whirlwind! my first year at woofstock was a blast! i met so many fabulous people and their equally fabulous furry friends. even though my white table cloth got peed on 4 times (that i witnessed anyway), i lost my voice and i didn’t have time to check out the other vendors, i […]

woofstock…right around the corner

By admin on May 22, 2009

i am very excited to be exhibiting at woofstock this year.quirky and fun, woofstock is a free admission non-stop party that takes place at a hip location in toronto, the historic st. lawrence market neighbourhood, home to the world-famous food market as well as the dog-friendly sunday antique market. my booth will be located on […]

walk for kala

By admin on May 13, 2009

today my niece turn 5 years old. she has asked for a bicycle. she loves to sing, dance, paint and take photos (just like her aunt). she is just like every other child on the playground, except that kala has cystic fibrosis. on sunday may 31, 2009 at the toronto zoo, along with my family […]

huge smiles, big brown eyes and chubby thighs…oh my!

By admin on May 13, 2009

i had so much fun with the beautiful miss “e”, her fantastic mom and dad and menagerie of animals. full of smiles and giggles galore, she is a photographer’s (and parent’s) dream! a very special thank you to winston (the dog) and ben and yumi (the cats) for making a brief appearance in our photo […]

happy mother’s day

By admin on May 10, 2009

wishing all mothers a wonderful day. you deserve it! (double click to view in larger window)

ella enchanted

By admin on May 6, 2009

as soon as those big beautiful brown eyes met mine my heart was stolen. ella, a cairn terrier mix, has a face and spirit that could melt the coldest of hearts. apparently, i’m not the only one to fall for her charms. her mom christine, who recused ella from the humane society 5 years ago, […]

marcia’s may minis

By admin on May 6, 2009

join me at the park with your dog for a 20-minute mini session. cherry beach – sunday may 17, 2009 monarch park – sunday may 24, 2009 silverbirch park – saturday may 30, 2009 $125 + gst * additional subject $25 (max 2) limited availability, so schedule your appointment today! contact me for more details.

as good as it gets

By admin on April 24, 2009

it took sweet and shy verdell (yes, named after the dog from the film ‘as good as it gets’) a little while to warm up to the idea being photographed. actually, it was really leaving his mom’s side that was the big challenge. i think my favorite series of shots is when he was sitting […]

the first sprig of spring

By admin on April 24, 2009

i can’t tell you how excited i was to discover the first inch of hosta poking its teeny head up in the backyard garden the other day. well, i was so excited that i dusted off my macro lens and took a few shots to share. spring is here…yiiiipeeee!

wally’s girls

By admin on March 30, 2009

i had the absolute honour of photographing one of my lifelong friends and her family during a bitter sweet moment in their lives. wonderful news came in early february, when a beautiful baby girl was born at 6lbs 10oz. the devastating news came shortly after when baby’s grandpa passed away suddenly. sadly, being at opposite […]

smith sneak peek

By admin on March 9, 2009

i enjoyed spending a lovely morning with the very handsome zen and his loving mom. the poor boy was nursing a leg injury and we had to keep his energy contained enough so that he would not make it worse. he didn’t have any complaints at all…in fact, he was spoiled as he spent our […]

farewell ali

By admin on January 27, 2009

i just heard the sad news that a furry friend i photographed in february 2007 has passed away. ali, aptly named after “the greatest fighter of our time”, lived a fabulous 20 years. when i first met ali, a strikingly handsome abyssinian, he was 18 years old and frail from a recent illness. his family […]

ceelen sneak peek

By admin on January 24, 2009

i would like to introduce to you the boy that stole my heart today…ted “theodore” logan (funny he didn’t say “whoa” as much as i thought he would…however he did repond to “excellent!”). ted was the winner of my recent dog model search. i admit, i have a soft spot for shiba inus, since one […]

myers sneak peek

By admin on January 21, 2009

last week i had the pleasure to photograph not only a gorgeous 14 month old baby with her beautiful mom, but also her two furry guardians. little miss r was full of smiles and giggles as harry and teagan sat on either side of her highchair waiting patiently for those crumbs to drop at lunch […]

dog model casting call

By admin on January 15, 2009

i am going to be interviewed and filmed for a documentary television show next weekend (either saturday january 24 or sunday january 25) and am searching for a dog model to work with for the shoot. please email me at info@marcialeeder.com with a bio and a photo of your dog if you are interested, available […]

bark & fitz – beaches

By admin on January 6, 2009

the ‘bark and fitz’ store located in the beaches, toronto recently changed ownership. the lovely new owner is in the middle of rearranging and updating the space and has graciously asked me to put a display together for the wall behind the counter when the work is completed (which hopefully will be over the next […]

happy holidays

By admin on December 20, 2008

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‘art of the pet’ display

By admin on December 16, 2008

thank you to those of you who popped by the pawsway building http://www.pawsway.ca/ on december 6th and 7th for the ‘art of the pet’ show. i truly appreciate your support and interest in my work. i was very happy with how my first display turned out. i included a mixture of 16×20 and 20×24 gallery […]

congratulations zori

By admin on December 15, 2008

i first met Zori, the beautiful Belgian Malinois, and her owner/handler Susan during the summer of 2007 when Zori was a puppy for a shoot for Dogs in Canada. Zori was in the process of being trained for herding, tracking, rally-o, agility…you name it…she was quite the impressive puppy. since then, Zori has received her […]

farewell nietzsche

By admin on December 15, 2008

in late august i had the pleasure of hanging out with a lovely old boy named nietzsche on a farm in southern ontario. even though nietzsche was 14 years, he never lost his puppy face. he was gentle and sweet. sadly, a few weeks ago, his family said goodbye to their good friend. being a […]

‘daytime mississauga’ interview

By admin on December 9, 2008

i was invited on daytime mississauga to promote the ‘art of the pet’ show that aired on december 5, 2008.

‘capturing a short life’ documentary

By admin on December 3, 2008

as some of you may be aware, i volunteer my time and photography through an organization that i am proud to be a part of called “now i lay me down to sleep” http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/ – professional photographers gifting their time and talent to families suffering from the loss of an infant. there is a beautiful […]

fall photo shoot

By admin on November 18, 2008

i’ve been thinking to myself every single day this season that i should take advantage of the beautiful fall colours and photograph my own three critters…who have been ridiculously overdue for a photoshoot.so, this afternoon i was inspired while raking the leaves and captured a few photos of my kids getting up to no good […]

bark & fitz – port credit

By admin on November 17, 2008

i recently updated my display at the ‘bark and fitz’ store in port credit, mississauga with 4 20×24 gallery wrapped canvasses. crackers, cabot, teva and holly are the sparkling personalities that will be greeting everyone from behind the counter. if you’re in the area (hurontario and lakeshore), please pop in to take a look. and […]

dogs in canada annual

By admin on November 13, 2008

the dogs in canada 2009 annual issue is on newsstands now. i had a blast photographing the most adorable kittens for their cat section.http://www.dogsincanada.com/annual

a girl and her horse

By admin on November 6, 2008

although i am mainly known for photographing dogs and cats and their human companions, i jumped at the chance to photograph a beautiful girl and her childhood horse. i grew up riding and what girl doesn’t LOVE horses? i’m pretty sure it’s in our DNA. after deciding to attend university out of province, this stunning […]

dogs in canada cover

By admin on August 4, 2008

i wanted to share the news that my work is featured in the august issue of dogs in canada magazine. along with the cover of the lovely corgi, is an article on uncommon agility dogs and their owners that is jam packed with more of my work (page 18). http://www.dogsincanada.com/

farewell cabot

By admin on May 5, 2008

last month, i had the pleasure to meet and spend quality time with the very special cabot and his family. sadly, with many tears and warm kisses from his mom and dad, the handsome black lab passed away on april 15. you will be greatly missed cabot.

the globe and mail

By admin on March 13, 2008

on tuesday march 11, 2008 the globe and mail featured an article about pet photography and i was one of the photographers featured. there was a typo: the cat in the basket is stanley (not cameron as the caption reads). thank you to writer lisan jutras, photographer arantxa cedillo and client shelley laamanen who shared […]

now i lay me down to sleep

By admin on March 10, 2008

i volunteer for a wonderful non-profit organization called now i lay me down to sleep, which offers complimentary professional photography servies  to families that are experiencing the death of an infant. recently, the today show aired a segment about nilmdts. msnbc video (aired wednesday march 5, 2008) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23481435#23481435 nilmdts website http://nowilaymedowntosleep.org/ nilmdts forum http://www.nowisleep.com/

it’s official

By admin on January 11, 2008

i just received the exciting news that i will be allowed to keep the adorable puppy i have been fostering for the last few months. tichka and i fell in love with him instantly (those big ears!), so it is a huge relief to know that he is here to stay…it was the only thing […]

happy new year

By admin on January 2, 2008

i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season full of good old fashioned family fun (as usual i had a blast with my crazy relatives)! i have begun this blog as a way to interact with you on a more immediate basis other than my website. one of my resolutions this new year is to […]

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