I am smiling from ear to ear as this picture makes me giddy. During a field trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens, to shoot yet another school project (For Wedding Level 1) I caught this quick jigg Shannon danced as I told her she needed to go outside in the cold. Shannon was my Bride for this mock wedding shoot. It was freezing and the poor girl had nothing to cover up with; she was a trooper! Ha! Love her!
During the shoot Shannon thew her bouquet to climb a tree! One of my classmates caught it and then turned proudly to the rest of us to show his super catching skills! Ha-Ha! Ironically he is the next to get married! 😛
Sadly at the end of the day I lost my first SD card loosing more than half of the pictures I shot of Shannon and Shawn at Royal Botanical Gardens. This was all I could really recover from the second card. Lesson learned: Glue your memory cards to you, Swallow them if you have to! When your memory fades your pictures better be there to prove it happened!!
It’s October! One of the most colourful months of the year!
I want to say first off that I noticed that I really do suck at keeping up with this whole blog thing, mainly because it requires time to chill out and just take a moment to write. Time which I have very little of.
I thought I would start off with a picture of me before getting the ball rolling on photo pieces I have taken (and some taken ‘of’ me :P) so far this year.
I mentioned before I have had a few posts in my drafts for sometime now and will hopefully get these posts up by the end of the week, whilst trying to keep everything in a relative chronologic order.
This year I have taken up my dancing again, and thus performing at the annual Carabram and Carassauga Multicultural Festivals.
During one of the shows a photographer took my picture and sent it to me. The second picture being a few of the girls in my group and I waiting to go on stage! Please enjoy the below video taken during Carabram 2011, while my group performs the “Fan Otea.”
Who knew, that it was a world full of potentially great engagement backgrounds?! I had worked for Metro for 10 years and wouldn’t have ever thought to shoot something so romantic in a venue as simple as the local grocery store. If you look closely though, the supermarket is a great place to set up those fun and memorable moments! Who needs to eat?! Only everyone! 😛
While in class the other day my wonderful teacher asked us to blog about other photographers work. Oh crap! I thought, as I am not too familiar with other photographers work; except for fellow classmates, who might I add are pretty darn good! So the search began, filtering through thousands of pictures from the web and photographers blogs and websites… Yes, I could have picked any pictures really to write about but these selections I wanted to be a reflection of the quality of photos I would want my work to look like. Something to aspire towards. I say this in the most politest way possible but there is “a lot” of rubbish out there. Photographers who have the full gear, websites and businesses; yet produce such drab photos and it boggles my mind! Everyone with a camera seems to be a self proclaimed expert photographer yet sadly they are not. It is not very good to say the least, and one the other hand I have seem some amazing amateurs! Sorry, if I offended anyone but that was my rant! Ha-ha!
Here are my top picks 4 professional picks in ascending order!
I have had the pleasure to get to know Jason Miles personally, while together attending photography school. He has helped me with pointers, post production and insight into the photography world. His photographs are stunning and always impressive to me, and always capturing that special moment. Jason has recently started his business into Wedding photography and I am delighted to share with you some of his work.
I present to you Figgie Shoes!
Not only are these custom hand-painted footwear, these shoes are Beautiful! More importantly they are unique.
Based out of Windsor, Ontario, owner and artist of “Figgie Shoes,” Deborah Thomson is home grown Canadian talent. Where she continues to delight our eyes with her Artistic beauty.
Click on the link below if you would like to see Figgie Pudding’s Promotional Video:
Figgie Shoes Video
Well I am back from my blogging hiatus and will be coming strong due to the nature of my new assignments for my Wedding level 2 class. I have been super busy with dance, work, life and now school again.
To Capture a moment so rare and exciting as a proposal is something I think that more couples should do. It doesn’t have to be over the top on a baseball screen in front of thousands of people where the potential to be denied and humiliated are amplified, rather something as simple as your friend hiding around the corner (or in the case of someone I know.. in the bushes lol) with a camera ready to help a buddy out.
Since we are on the topic of “proposals” what better way to to start off June’s blog with this video I found, that will carry us into the theme of “Wedding Photography” over the next few posts. (I had put the link into my drafts to publish in my blog weeks ago, but never had time too.. hehe!) If you haven’t seen this video yet, please do get on the band wagon as it is the perfect execution depicting the epitome of romance, creative thoughtfulness and being “oh so darn cute!”
Marriage Proposal Trailer Goes Viral
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