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kate + charlie : belle river, ontario

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The cottage.

This is where we laugh. Swim. Dance. Shuck corn to grill. Sleep in.

This place belongs to my grandparents, Kate + Charlie.

It used to belong to my great-grandparents Art + Frances.

And it will always belong to us.

The past two summers I have visited I have feared it would be my last.

It’s incredible what a profound effect the impermanence makes.

I have seen this place with new eyes. Eyes of gratitude and eyes of love.

This place isn’t just a place.

It is everything that is good about us.

And each image is my attempt to hold onto that good forever.

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario lake st. claire

lake st. claire sunset

belle river ontario lake st. claire

belle river ontario lake st. claire

belle river ontario lake st. claire

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario lake st. claire

belle river ontario lake st. claire

belle river ontario lake st. claire

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario family cottage

belle river ontario lake st. claire

belle river ontario lake st. claire

belle river ontario lake st. claire

One day all I want to be able to say is that I left a legacy of love, just like my grandparents Kate + Charlie.

For them I am forever grateful.

xo,
Em

all images in this post shot on my Mamiya 645 ProTl + my mom’s old Pentax K1000