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?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog It! Promotion

Hi everyone,

I hope our Canadian readers enjoyed their Thanksgiving long weekend!

I am still working my way through all the amazing images we took over the last few weeks. You can look forward to these posts within the next week:

  • One last post from Kevin and Cindy's wedding before I finish the images
  • A post of their very own for Sam and Mark's couple shoot, and more of Miss A's adorable shoot
  • A sample of some of our event photography from the Artsweek street festival here in Peterborough
  • Some personal shots from our travels over Thanksgiving, including a hike through the Ontario Badlands near Brampton
In the meantime, I wanted to announce a new promotion here at Jordan Lyall Photography - our Blog It! offer. We love sharing new work on the blog with our readers, and we love comments!

So, when your session preview goes up on the site, pass it on to your friends and family. If you get 10 or more unique comments on your post, we will give you a $25 credit, which can be used towards any of the prints, albums, or canvases we offer. Previous clients can feel free to take advantage of this offer as well!

And, because a post always needs an image, this is one of the shots we took during the Artsweek street fest:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sneak Preview from our weekend of photos - Oct 4 - 5, 2008

Just wanted to give a sneak preview of the awesome we will be posting over the next week or two. Each of these will soon get their very own write up with extra pictures, and I hope to also blog about the event photography we did for Artsweek here in Peterborough - we just need to confirm permission with some of our subjects.

First off, we met up with Sam and Mark on Saturday. As Shawn will tell you, I have been a little obsessed with this wall - we've tried it a few times, but the sessions were always a little too late in the day to get the right light. As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to finally get some shots here.

Aren't they super cute?

We had a session with Miss A on Sunday afternoon. She was so much fun to hang around with!

Yep - cutest toddler on the planet! Mom and dad are expecting their second next month - I can't wait to meet them!

Stay tuned - more photos on the way soon!

Friday, October 3, 2008