Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas/ Winter themed engagement session

Merry Christmas! I hope that if you do happen to be reading this on Christmas day that it is with chocolate in your mouth and your smelling the lovely smells of dinner being cooked. I met Stephanie and Skyler to speak about their wedding next year and Stephanie and I found so many things in common like our love of crafts and DIY (check out her awesome blog here), dogs, vintage and all things cute, fun and lovely. I think those last few words really describe Stephanie and Skyler's engagement shoot with props by Found Decor Company, as well and some of their personal items. The snow looked like a winter wonderland and it made for a very fun (albeit cold) shoot.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Awesome Mondays part 27

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! I'm happy knowing that many of these awesome seniors portraits will be sitting of shelves of loving family this holiday season.

The following shots were taken at The Alzheimer Outreach centre, with Hair by Mallory and Makeup by Michelle

Just look at this gentleman's eyes. A lot of people say that they eyes are the window to the soul and I think that the kindness in these eyes speaks volumes over any words I could say, but we did have a great chat and I even got a hug at the end of it! He was in the army, he told me he was in Germany and jumped out of planes with a parachute. He got married in 1950 and met her at a dance, he saw her her from across the room and asked her to dance and then didn’t let her go. Said his secret to long marriage was not to drink alcohol.

While this lovely lady was having her hair done she said ‘I just can’t move its too comfortable’. She also told me that she was enjoying the summer and when it came time to taking her photo, ‘I act like a clown but don’t want to look like one’. Another great quote from her was ‘My hair is like me, it does what it wants.’

Bob told me to just keep smiling. I hope that some of these photos have brought a smile to your face! Enjoy spending time with your loved ones and be sure to take lots of photos with your relatives!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tis the time for sharing..

It's been awhile since I had a competition, and I've been thinking about this one for awhile, and thought the Christmas is the perfect time!
I love when I go into a clients home and they show me a print or album that they have made from the photos I had taken for them. I am old-school in that i think prints will last forever whereas photos on a hard-drive, your great grandchildren are never going to see. I'm starting to include more print and album options in my business and I'm really excited about two options in particular- fine art paper and metallic.
This Christmas, I want you to share with me how you have displayed photos I have taken for you- examples, how to enter and what you win below.

A canvas hanging at home by Amanda

A painting made from a photo I took from Jaimie

Table number cards at a wedding made from the engagement photos by Jessie

How to Enter: Take a photo of where you have a photograph I have taken for you displayed. Email me the image at with 'Competition' in the subject line and on Christmas eve I will put them all into a folder on my facebook group and randomly select a winner using No votes or shares I'm just excited to see what you have done with the photos I've taken. 

What you win: One winner will get a fine art paper/Metallic print of their choice printed (size up to 11x14/12x12). Everyone else who enters will lock in 2013 prices for their next shoot. 

What are you waiting for, take your phone, take a photo and send it to me!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Goderich Engagement Photography

As I look out my window and the snow falls, it is very nice to look back on these shots taken in the middle of summer at the beach! Brianne and Craig are such a cute couple, it was so easy to photograph them because they would just be silly together and the love pretty much just exuded from them. Can't wait for their wedding next year! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Awesome Mondays Part 26

Last week we had a lovely time at Mount Hope, I'm hoping to do more in the new year during my slow season. My hope is to now fund the project myself, with the help of any donations and do at least 6 sessions a year.
  The following shots were taken at The Alzheimer Outreach centre, with Hair by Mallory and Makeup by Michelle

Karl is definitely a joker and asked if he could stick his tongue out in photo, he was also joking about getting his makeup done.  

Ken didn't really talk but his smile certainly lit up the room!

Leah was excited for the makeover and photo to be taken, she even came prepared with lipstick, that she also used as blush! 

Lydia had a big family with 6 daughters and 2 sons. We chatted about life with a big family and our shared love of dogs. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Urban Engagement Photography downtown London Ontario

Whenever couples ask me if I have ideas on where to do their engagement shoot, I always like to keep it as personal as possible and ask them if there is a place that is really 'them' or if they think the place where they first met, or where their first date would be a possibility. For Laurel and Jeff, that first place where they met happened to be Jim Bob Rays in downtown London. We started there and kept the urban feel to it because their backyard wedding that I'm really looking forward to next year will be a stark difference.