Girls on Film at Ladies Who Lunch in Carleton Place



Photo by Linda Seccaspina

He waits and nothing comes but the vision of blue that filled the sky and water.

Location: Fort Mason San Francisco, Ca

A few years ago I took this picture so I would always remember a day at Fort Mason because a camera is essentially a save button for your memories. Michael Gauthier from Freedom Photography loves taking pictures of people – either formal portraits or in relaxed environments where the smiles are real! He is very well known in this area, and anytime he is around taking pictures– it’s a party ladies!

When you attend Ladies Who Lunch on June 6th at the Carleton Place Town Hall, you will meet Michael as soon as you walk in the door and you will receive a complimentary photo of either yourself or a group of your friends. These are a few of the photos he took at Carleton Place’s Little Black Dress Event last year. “Little Black Dress” is an annual event  for a very worthwhile cause, the Canadian Cancer Society for research. Michael does a lot for our community and his photos will always make us remember the good times we have spent at our events- like Ladies Who Lunch June 6th. See you there, and thanks Michael!




Photography is a love affair with life. We are so excited that you have chosen to share that day with us in Carleton Place. Michael’s Facebook page.

Don’t forget the Boots and Lace Treasure Hunt that day- read all about it here..Facebook page

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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