Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh, right. I have a blog.

So, it's been awhile. Between getting ready for Christmas, and starting a new day job, I have been neglecting my blogging duties!

Althought it's been awhile, my next few entries will cover shoots that happened awhile back and just didn't have the oportunity to be covered on the blog. Hopefully the lovely sunshine in these shots will help you forget the snow covering the ground right now for awhile. Unless, of course, you like that kind of thing.

Shawn and I also do event photography, and we were delighted to be hired by the Peterborough Arts Umbrella to cover the street festival that runs during Artsweek. Artsweek is an amazing event, highlighting local artisans and organizations. It was so much fun to see the turnout for the street festival, especially the may kids who all seemed to be having a great time!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Baby A is here!

Remember the cuteness that was Miss A? Well, she is officially a big sister. We headed up for a shoot with her wee brother, Baby A, on his 10th day out in this world. He is a very relaxed baby, and although he wasn't too sure about what we were up to at first, he settled in and gave us some great shots!

One of my favourites!

Thanks, as always, to mom and dad for welcoming us into your home to capture this amazing time for your family!

Monday, November 17, 2008

New product - guestbook albums!

I am so excited about these albums! New to our product line, these guest books are a fantastic way to display the images from your session! Engagement session images can be turned into a guest book for your wedding......or your maternity/newborn shoot can be transformed into a book for the guests at your baby shower to write good wishes and thoughts.

Each page displays an image on the right, and either black or white archival quality writing paper on the left. These albums are available in either 5x7 or 8x10, in your choice of landscape or portrait orientation. With a choice of 10, 20, 30, or 40 images and over 60 materials and colours to choose from for the cover, we are excited to offer these to our clients!

Both sizes can be further personalized with lettering on the front, and the 8x10 can even have a cut out added to display your favourite image on the cover.

[Image courtesy of Finao's website - I've ordered a sample that I'll fill with images Shawn and I have created and post pictures soon!]

If you've already received your product ordering information, contact me for an updated list. Otherwise, our product information package now has these books listed.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kaelin and Jordan's engagement shoot

We met up with Kaelin and Jordan just outside of Uxbridge for their engagement session. Considering that it was the first weekend of November, we lucked out big time with some gorgeous sunshine and warm temperatures. (Not to mention some amazing subjects as well!) Shawn and I had a great time scouting some fun locations to shoot at, including this beautiful old barn and a railway station.

Aren't they a cute couple? These two were fantastic to work with!

A photographer whose work I enjoy said recently "it's not a real photoshoot if you don't get kicked out of somewhere." With that in mind, I am proud to say we were asked to vacate this abandoned car within a few minutes of getting Kaelin and Jordan into it. We still got some cute shots before that happened, though.

Thanks you two! We had a wonderful time, and we can't wait for your wedding in June!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More entries coming soon!

Shawn and I had a busy weekend - there are more posts coming! In the meantime, I just wanted to post a quick preview for mom:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Andrea, Scott, and the ladies.

We met up with Andrea and Scott last weekend for a shoot at Trent University. Andrea is an alumni of the university, so she knows campus very well! This was Scott's first time visiting, and we had a great time showing him around and discovering all kinds of fun places to shoot in. Also is attendance were their two golden retrievers, Kacie and Bella.

Scott and Andrea made some mention about not being so sure in front of the camera, but I'm not so sure, as we captured this image within the first 30 seconds:

Aren't they a gorgeous couple?

Kacie and Bella were also pros in front of the camera!

Andrea and Scott also get bonus points for agreeing to follow our crazy photographer demands - between lying down in the forest and braving a patch of thorny bushes, they were willing to do what it took to get the shot!

Thanks, Andrea and Scott - we had a fantastic time, and we hope you enjoy your preview!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hanging out with Miss A

We spent a Sunday afternoon with the adorable Miss A and her parents. A is the cutest toddler I have had the pleasure of spending time with in quite awhile. She's also got personality to spare - I was laughing as often as I was taking shots. A's mom and dad are expecting their second baby in a very short while - I can't wait to meet their newest little one!

Some of our favourites from the day:

Shawn and I picked this chair up in a local antique shop, with the goal of adding something different to some of our outdoor locations. A wasn't so sure about sitting on it, but we had fun playing peekaboo around it!

I think it should be legislated that all children under 5 are required to wear super cute hats at all times. The world would be a happier place.

One of our last shots of the day, and one of my favourites:

Thanks for spending the day with us - we had a fabulous time, and we hope you enjoy the preview!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sam and Mark - couple's shoot

Sam and Mark hung out with us for awhile on a Saturday morning in Peterborough for a couple's shoot. As you will see, we had a ton of fun together - they were up for anything! (They also get bonus points for not blinking an eye when, first, we asked them to climb up a brick wall, and then, second, I climbed a tree to get an eye level shot of them on said wall.)

The love between Sam and Mark was so easy to see - in the way they look at each other, the easy way they touched, the fantastic sense of humour they both possess.....I think that those qualities come through in these images as well.

Thanks again, you two, for your time - it was a pleasure. Enjoy your preview!

One of my favourites from the day:

One of my favourite out-takes from the day:

Ah, the green door. I also love this location, although we do our best to keep as much variety as possible with our location choices. We tried to put a different spin on the door in this shot:

I love this one, too! Is there a limit on the number of favourites I'm allowed?