Sunday, February 22, 2009

Personal Portraiture is BACK, baby!

Hey YOU.....

....and YOU

and YOU...

Did you know you are BEAUTIFUL?

I absolutely love photographing women....that's probably why I love brides and wedding days so much. It's all about helping a woman see herself the way the rest of the world does. Every woman should have photographs of herself that make her feel incredible.

Call me about doing some personal portraits....I'll show you what I mean ;)

Recent Ramblings....

I recently returned from an incredible wedding photography convention in the US, and I have returned feeling inspired and creative. The opportunity to study with some of the most influencial wedding photographers in this field is one that should not be missed by anyone who wants to continue to learn and grow in the world of photography. That is how we keep our skills fresh, learn new techniques and ideas, and stay on the cutting edge of the industry. In this very competitive day and age, where everyone has a fantastic digital camera and the ability to take photos, it is creativity and a desire to stay fresh that will keep a photographer in business. I want to be inspired, creative, and fresh for my clients. My clients are well informed and they know what they like. To keep up, I must continually learn and grow. I will never be finished in this journey to be better, to push make my images come alive.

If you are not staying are falling behind. Believe it!!!! :)

Another thing I took away from this convention was the reminder that photography provides us all with a lasting reminder of the life we have lived. While I was away, it was with great sadness that I learned two very good clients and friends lost their lives in a tragic car accident, leaving loving husbands and familes behind to mourn. As I made my way to visit with the families, it was obvious that the photos displayed brought so many people comfort and happiness. Sometimes I will refuse to allow myself to be photographed because I didn't fix my hair, my make up, or lose that nagging 50lbs that has haunted me my whole life. :) I kid, but in there is some truth. I am turning down countless opportunities to make tangible reminders of the fantastic life I am living.

No more.

While I was away, I decided that I wasn't going to stop having my picture taken for something as silly as the way my hair looks. My children love me....they don't care if I just came back from the salon, freshly cut and coloured, or if I just rolled out of bed. This is what I am going to remind myself. I hope there will be some of you for whom this idea will resonate. I am going to encourage every parent to get in the photo with their more waiting around for a better day.

Today is that day. :)

{In memory of Michelle and Suzanne}

Congratulations Andre & Jen!

It's not very often that I have the pleasure of shooting a bride and groom on a Friday afternoon! What's a newlywed couple to do after they get hitched at Victoria Hall ?

Well.....perhaps they come to visit me for some sweet studio pics to remember the day by! It's always nice to share in a couple's wedding day, but it's extra-nice to be able to have the time to photograph them in a relaxed and unhurried way! I really enjoyed meeting you both, and I wish you much happiness together! :)

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Monday, February 02, 2009

I'm LIVE!!!!


Check it out!!! :)

My new website went live this afternoon! Shoot me an email from my new contact page (heheheh...I am such a nerd!!!) if you like it! :)


Kid Pix...only 6 months late.... an effort to catch up with the blogging stuff, I am randomly pulling some pictures I should have blogged ages ago. I might never get around to posting everything I should.

One day you might log onto the blog and find some lovely baby photos of your neighbour's kid. Don't be confused if that kid is already in high school. Sometimes I get a *bit* behind in the old blogging....but I am tryin' to catch up! ;)

So here's a few from the 'Holy CRAP That Was A Long Time Ago!' file. :)

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Way back in the fall I took the kiddies out with the intention of getting some cute family photos that we could use in Christmas cards for friends and family. Well, as things tend to, best laid plans went awry and time got away from Christmas cards were sent out this year (my bad!) However, even though the cards never made it out, the photos are on the wall and I have some great pics of my little dolls. Crossing my fingers for next year! :)

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UGH! True Confessions!!!!

It's true....I have something to confess.

Are you ready?

I am the worlds worst blogger. There. I said it. Whew. Feels good to admit it.

Sometimes I have such big ambitious dreams of blogging up a storm....uploading pics, being chatty and fun....but it all goes to pot when I get busy.

I got a bit busy last year. Pretty busy indeed. I don't even remember the last time I blogged.

It's kind of like starting an exercise program.

You say: "Today's the day I start working out again! I will exercise every day until I look and feel amazing!" With the best intentions you start, but then you stray. You wake up months later in a small mountain of cheeto bags and decide you have TOTALLY let things get out of control!!! Things have GOT to change. I have to blog more often!!!! I need to blog more often!!!! I keep saying I am going to blog this or that, and I wake up and realize it has been MONTHS AND MONTHS since my last post!!!! UGH!!!! Terrible!!!!

I am going to try harder to keep it up. I love what I do, and I want to share that with my blog readers (if there are any left!!!)

I have been busy in my downtime, and have been training in the US with some amazing photographers in order to become better at what I love to do. I have also built a brand new website with a new logo, which I will be going live with today!!!! :)

So stay tuned....things are going to be different!

I swear! :)