Monday, August 25, 2008

Kayla and Rob, Part Two

We are busy editing photos from Kayla and Rob's day - we took a lot of shots! Just wanted to share some of my favourites so far:




Monday, August 18, 2008

Fall Availability

Fall is starting to book up fast!

Remember that if you are interested in taking advantage of our portfolio building offer, your portrait session must be scheduled to take place before November 15! If you are interested in wedding photography, you need to book your date (with deposit) before November 15 to take advantage of the sale.

We are now working from our 2009 price list, so please feel free to contact us for more information.

And, because, it's not a post without a picture, I bring you something fun from our archives:


Shawn and I often get an idea for a picture in our heads, and then experiment with it until we can create what we've been thinking about. This was achieved by having Shawn walk slowly across our living room while dragging the shutter under low light. That's right, we're nerds. Veritable photo geeks.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kayla and Rob - August 9, 2008

Kayla and Rob were married on a drizzly day day in August, but the weather did absolutely nothing to dampen anyone's spirits! The day was filled with lots of love and laughter, making for an amazing wedding! Shawn and I took a whole lot of pictures - it was tough to choose just a few for this preview!

I started out with the bridal party at Kayla's mom's house, where the sun made a brief appearance and we managed to get some fun shots:


Aren't those flowers gorgeous? Shawn and I both solemnly swear that they really were that vibrant and colourful - no Photoshop was used in the making of these images.


The ceremony was held at George Street United Church.
The oldest church in Peterborough, it is an absolutely gorgeous location.

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These smiles did not leave their faces for the entire ceremony!

Married!

We headed over to Trent University, where the reception was held, for some portraits. Despite the rain, we managed to get some great shots with Kayla and Rob.



Both Shawn and I were struck by Kayla and Rob's mindset through the entire day. Wedding planning can be stressful, and many people might be upset to see rainstorms and dark skies. But, as Kayla said, "we are embracing the rain" - and it showed! They were completely adventurous and unafraid to run around for awhile while we shot portraits. The love these two share was obvious every time they look at each other. I think this shot summed up the theme of the day well:


For anyone not familiar with Trent University, it's very common to see messages about upcoming events and important news chalked onto the bridge in the centre of campus. We thought it was appropriate for a portrait.

The Great Hall in Champlain College was set up beautifully for the reception:

The bride and groom had a little surprise for everyone at the reception, stopping early into their traditional first dance...

.....to bust into a decidedly more funky one, set to "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.



I love a full dance floor at a wedding! We didn't get as many shots of the wedding party as we normally would with the weather, so we thought it would be fun to make up for it a little as the party continued:


Congratulations, Kayla and Rob! We hope you are having a fantastic honeymoon, and we'll have more photos ready for you when you return!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Exciting news and updates!

Lots of things have been afoot lately....

1. We've set our pricing for 2008, and we are excited to be offering some big savings while we continue to portfolio build:

  • 50% of all sessions booked to occur before November 15, and all weddings booked byNovember 15
  • 20% of all products - prints, canvases, and albums ordered before December 1
2. We've been busy creating a website, which is set to go live on September 1st - we'll be offering some exciting giveaways, so be sure to check it out! We will announce the address on this blog and to members of our Facebook group.

3. Finally, our canvas supplier is offering a sale for the month of August so we are passing the savings on - any canvas print ordered before August 30 is 25% percent off, instead of the current 20% we are are offering until December.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at jlyallphotography@gmail.com with any questions or to make a booking!

And, because it would be silly to post in a photography blog without a picture - this is another out take from the Urban Photo Safari. This little girl was so patient as the crowd of photographers milled about her!

Finally, we've been delighted to notice that the blog is getting more traffic. Welcome to all of our new visitors, and thanks so much for taking a look! Feel free to leave a comment - we'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Peter and Mary's Wedding - July 5, 2008

We had a great time at Peter and Mary's wedding - it was held at Country Wedding Gardens, which was a gorgeous and very unique location. Mary and Peter had obviously put a lot of work into the details of the day, from the favours to the bonfire complete with smores later in the evening, and it all came together into a day that was fun, beautiful, and very them.