Sunday, January 31, 2010

And the winner is......

We are completely overwhelmed with the amazing response to this year's contest. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out the blog and leave your vote!

And so, without further ado, our winner is....

However, in light of the amazing response, we couldn't just stop there! Barry and Darren will be receiving a 24 x 30 canvas (an upgrade from the original prize of 16 x 20.)

Our second place winner....

Natalie and Scott will receive the original prize of a 16 x 20 canvas.

And, for our third place....

Krista and Craig will receive a 16 x 20 print of their winning image!

Alrighty. I'm starting to feel like a game show host, so I will end it there. Thanks again for taking the time to vote!

Don't forget to contact us soon if you are intersted in a 2010 booking! Our schedule is already starting to fill up fast - we can't wait to see what this year brings!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Frequently asked questions....and the first Tip Tuesday coming soon!

Want to vote in our best of the year contest?

Click HERE to go to the post!

Thank you so much to everyone who has voted so far! The response has been fantastic, and we are are loving seeing all the comments come in!

We've had a few questions come through from voters, and since it's tough to answer in the comments, I thought I would take a moment to answer some of them.

1. Quite a few commenters have mentioned that they wish the couple in picture #4 were closer together. Please know that when we made the choices for this contest, we chose our favourites, but also with careful attention to images that would look great on a canvas. The colours and grafitti were too fabulous to be ignored! Rest assured that there are many more shots where these guys were nice and close! In fact, feel free to check out the awesome that was their shoot by clicking here.

2. How far will you travel to take photos?
Ummmm.....anywhere you want to send us? Both Shawn and I love to travel, and we especially love exploring new places to take pictures in. All you have to do is ask!

2. Where is the backdrop in Picture #16?
Krista and Craig's engagement shoot was done in Port Hope, Ontario - that particular backdrop is the bandshell in the park downtown.

Keep the questions coming!

Don't forget that our very first Tip Tuesday will go up in early February. We've got lots of different topics lined up to write about, but I would really love to hear from our readers. Feel free to leave a comment and ask anything you like to know about wedding and portrait photography, using your own camera to take better pictures, or about Shawn and I!

And, because a post always needs a photo:

I had an awesome session with Kirk and Rebecca - their blog post (our last from 2009!) will go up as soon as the contest ends!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Our Second Annual Best of the Year contest.....

It's that time again! Shawn and I have spent some time going through our sessions from this past year and we've chosen a sampling of some of our favourite images. As I'm sure you can imagine, this was no easy feat!

I'll say again how blessed we have been to have met and worked with so many wonderful people this year! Thank you again for all your support.

And so, without further ado, here is how it works:

-This post will stay up until January 31st, 2010. At that time, we will tally up the votes and declare a winner.

-Feel free to share the post with anyone you like - encourage family and friends to check it out and vote!

-The winning client will receive a 16 x 20 canvas of their image. (Canvases are mounted on a wood frame, ready to hang, and are a beautiful way to show off your pictures!)

Our year in pictures, listed in chronological order:

Thanks again! Have fun voting, and we can't wait to announce the winner!