I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I would like to accomplish this year. I normally think resolutions are silly, and when I mentioned them to Craig he scoffed, but I think there is some merit in planning to become better, even if you fall a little short. So, here are some things I intend to work on this year so I can be better for me, and provide a better experience, product, and service for you.
I had decided to do a very “Canadian” themed shoot with my good friends Jordan and Jord for numerous reasons.
1). It is the dead of winter and Canadians are kinda in touch with the snow – #WeAreWinter being a mantra of the twitterverse this Olympic season. 2). The men’s gold metal hockey game just happened to be taking place the same day, at 8 a.m. I never thought I would be waking up at 8, on a Sunday, to watch a hockey game. But by golly, Craig, Isis, and myself were up bright and early, having mini heart attacks over the action. 3). Jordan and Jordan are kinda -really- winter people, taking up sports like hockey and snowboarding as if it runs in their veins. When I decided to try this I couldn’t think of a couple better suited to enjoy the snow with me. 4). I rarely do themed shoots, and I figured “why the heck not”?!
I just want to take a quick second to introduce you all to our new puppy(baby), Isis.
I had made up my mind that I really wanted a kitten for my birthday a couple weeks ago. Kittens are easy to come by and I needed someone to talk to during the day so I figured that would be the best solution. The only problem is my dear loving husband hates cats, like, goes out of his way to walk 5 feet around any cat that comes within walking distance kind of hate. He, naturally, wasn’t pleased with the idea.
2013 was a huge year, both personally and for my business, and I would like to take a couple minutes to just recap on everything that happened this year.
I met up with these girls on a very chilly October day for a little photo fun. Mallory is getting ready to move all the way to Seattle, so Caroline and Katie decided to throw her a “going away” session. Regardless of the why, I had a lot of fun with these beautiful girls and I’m thinking they enjoyed it as well, even though fingers and noses went numb!
I met up with Tom and Chey over the weekend to grab some photos of them, along with their sweet fur-baby, Daisy. Let me start by saying that I love Tom and Chey SO much and I have been itching to get them in front of my lens for just about as long as I’ve shooting. I knew that when we got together I wanted to do something a little bit different than in my normal sessions, so we went to a brand new location that I’ve never shot before (and I LOVE by the way – I’m already planning more for that spot) and I spent a little bit more time posing them than I normally would with a client. It felt a little weird to shoot that way, but I am SO pleased with the images that we created. I especially love that, even though the posing was a little more structured than I normally prefer to shoot, Tom and Cheyenne’s love and admiration for one another clearly shows through, as well, of course, their shared love for Daisy! I hope you see what I mean =).
I got to spend some time with Courtney and her pups a week or so ago. I had a momentary lapse of memory as I didn’t seem to realize how fast and how excited puppies can be, but thankfully, we managed to tire them out…eventually =P. Gaia, the older of the two, was obedient and sweet, cocking her head to the side each time Courtney asked her if she’d like to get in the car. Cuervo was a little ball of energy that kept me on my toes. Both made me realize how bad I want a puppy (which, once again, I begged Craig for after my session ended), but that’s besides the point, so, here are some photos to look at instead. =)
I had the chance over Thanksgiving weekend to get together with the Ross family and provide them with some long over-due family portraits. We threw leaves, belly-laughed, discussed T-rex’s and pokemon, and generally had a grand ole’ time. My favourite part of sessions like this is to be able to deliver photos that show how much fun we had. : )
I love these two crazy kids. And I love having them in front of my camera. Jordan and Jordan (yeah, try having a conversation with them both there in a restaurant) compliment each other perfectly. Both love Tim Hortons, game nights, Hockey, country music and spending time cuddling in each other arms.
I was pumped I finally got them in front of my camera after nearly a year of them dating. We braved the giant bugs that threatened to carry us away and had some fun in the process.
My mom, Jennie, likes to paint. She always has had a flair for the artistic but due to numerous reasons, she hasn’t been able to pursue her art. That is, until now.
She began taking lessons when I was in school. I will never forget the phone conversation we had the day after her first class. “I just can’t do it. I am terrible.” Roles were reversed as I told her to suck it up and stick with it, just like she made me do with piano lessons when I was 7 and hated my life. I’m so glad she did stick with it as her skill is growing more and more each lesson.