Monday, May 25, 2009

The Fun of Second Shooting! :)

I had the awesome opportunity recently to second shoot for the first time ever! I hung out for a day with the awesome Jenna in Wellington for the wedding of Meghan and Nicholas. We had a blast, and I must admit, it was so incredible knowing that every possible angle was getting covered by one of us. We had a great time, and we got some fantastic shots of the day! :)

Here are some of mine (as second shooter) from the day....

Thanks Jenna!!! I can't wait to shoot with you again! :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bridal Noire!

A few weeks ago we met with Ashleigh to create some very moody and non-traditional bridal portraits after her recent February wedding. We really enjoy these post-wedding sessions (sometimes called 'Trash The Dress' sessions) but always felt that the name left a bit to be desired for lots of folks. Bridal Noire is a bit darker, a bit edgier then your average wedding day photos, but these photos won't leave your beloved gown filthy or in tatters either. ;) In a nutshell, it's another chance to get dolled up and be a fantastic diva for a day, with or without the groom. ;)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day :)

As it wraps up for another year, the tradition of honouring Mom's around the world has reminded everyone to cherish the one that brought you into this world, and who *may* have threatened to take you out of it a time or two.

I have to reflect on the two magical little beings that have given me the most special job I will ever take on. Its hours are long, and sometimes exhausting. There are many times when I am overcome by frustration, anger, and a sense of hopelessness that these little humans will never take on enough interest in their surroundings to be productive members of society. However, those days are more than outnumbered by the ones where I find a collection of little love notes on my desk, declaring me the true love of their little lives. I am overcome by the irony of it all when I see how my own words and actions begin to emerge from them, and they use my own careful logic against me. :) Every day that they walk away from me in any way, it reminds me that these are steps closer to their own independance, and that they are essentially in a constant state of growing up and away from me. When they wrap their little arms around my neck and I breathe in their beautiful, sweet smell I am humbled by the power of the love I have for them.

How deliciously bittersweet to be a Mommy. Such an awesome responsibility, and such a immeasurable joy. I love you Olivia and Tanis. :) Thank you for coming into my world and turning me into a Mommy. Much love xoxoxo

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I Love Photo Peeps!

I had the great pleasure of giving my first group presentation to the Brighton Digital Photography Special Interest Group this morning and I had a really fantastic time. The SIG is a membership of people who enjoy photography and are constantly learning more to improve their photos. I was asked by a member to come and do a presentation on digitally restoring old photographs, and I thoroughly enjoyed speaking. It's been years since I did any kind of teaching, and I had forgotten how much fun it was. Thank you George for inviting me, and Bruce for introducing me to the group and helping me with the photoshop demonstrations. I hope we can get together again for some more in-depth work in the future!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Last Minute Cancel: Available for JULY 11th wedding date...

I would love to speak to any bride who is looking for a wedding photographer for July 11th after finding out by chance that a wedding for this date has been moved to the following year.

I would also like to remind people that announcing your plans on Facebook is not an acceptable way to inform your vendors of the cancellation of your contract with them. You need to notify all parties involved in a timely fashion to allow them to attempt to rebook your date.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Amy and Kyle's 'E' Sesh.... :)

We met up with Amy and Kyle last week to shoot their fusion engagement session. It was another beautiful evening down at the water. There is one word of caution, however. One should be aware that certain days in early spring can bring a yield of flying gnats, the likes of which have only been seen in horror films.....(like OMG!!!!!!!)

Otherwise, it went beautifully! ;) Thanks guys! I look forward to your big day!

Here's the first peek at their fusion engagement video...