Sunday, February 19, 2012

Best of the Year contest 2011 - we have a winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's contest!

Without further ado, our first prize winner is....

Margie & Craig will receive a 16 x 20 canvas of their winning engagement image!

In second place (and please believe when I say this was a CLOSE race!)...

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

Finally, in third place, we have a tie!

Baby Y's family and Aubrey & Evan will both be getting an 11 x 14 print of their images.

A note - I realize that by the numbers, Margie and Craig's wedding image technically took third place. However, because they won the grand prize, we decided to open up the third place spot to the next highest voted images in order to allow as many clients as possible a chance to win. (We will still be sending Margie and Craig an 11 x 14 print of their wedding image in recognition of this!)

And, finally, our Voter's prize (chosen by random draw) goes to.........

Kelly Dwyer

Congratulations, Kelly! You've won a free portrait session with 5 digital files of your choice included! (A $500 value) We will be contacting you by e-mail to start working out the details.

Thanks again to everyone who participated, and congratulations again to our winners! Please keep spreading the word about the Jordan Lyall Photography fan page - as soon as we reach 500 fans, we will hold another fun contest with great prizes!

Also, don't forget to contact us soon about portrait and wedding bookings for 2012 - 2013 if you are interested. We accept a limited number of sessions each year, and our schedule is filling up.

Finally, if you book your wedding before March 31, 2012, you can take advantage of our sale - click here for more details.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Best of the Year Contest - it's that time again!

Yes, it's that time of the year when we ask you to vote for your favourites and help some of our fabulous clients win awesome prizes! Go here to see the images and vote!

New this year - a special prize just for voters! All you have to do is "like" the new Jordan Lyall Photography fan page on Facebook and join our mailing list, and we'll enter you in a draw to win a FREE portrait session with 5 digital files included!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

A great afternoon with the D family!

We had an absolutely fabulous day with the D family!

Krista & Craig are married!

Krista and Craig (whom you may remember from their lovely engagement shoot a few years ago), were married this fall at a destination wedding in St. Lucia. They hosted a reception at the Brazen Head Pub in Toronto's Liberty Village for all their friends and family afterwards, and we were delighted to be there to capture all the fun.

Because it was an evening reception, Shawn and I knew we would be playing with our lighting equipment. Obviously we use lighting during receptions and to fill light in as needed during shoots, but knowing that we were going to be shooting in the dark of night meant that we were going to be able to experiment. Between having a chance to play with gear, the awesome scenery we found in Liberty Village, and the general fantasticness (yes - they are so awesome I just made up a word about them...) that is Krista and Craig, I would say we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

The Phil and John show, a fabulous live act, played at the reception. They actually revamped Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " to reflect Krista and Craig, and sang it as they and the wedding party made their entrance.

Their friend, DJ Blind Method, provided music in between sets from the live band. Please check him out - excellent!

Krista and Craig had a first dance surrounded by those in attendance - so sweet!

Krista has a signature dance move that clearly needed to be busted out at the end of the song.

Babies everywhere!

I just love newborns! We were so blessed to have a few sessions this year...

First off, you may remember Julia and Brandon from their beautiful maternity session earlier this year. They welcomed the lovely Miss A in the fall.

Look at those lashes! She is already gorgeous like her mama....

Kora and Dan had us photograph their wedding in 2010, and we were thrilled to hear they were expecting!

Mr. M is very, very handsome.

And, because he was born over the holidays, we couldn't resist taking at least one Christmas themed shot!

Please note - this image is a composite of many pictures put together in Photoshop. It doesn't look like it, but Mr. M was held securely the entire time we were shooting this image. The safety of all our clients, especially newborns, is of utmost importance to us. Don't hang your baby from a mantle over the fireplace. Let us do it digitally instead. :)

Aubrey & Evan are married!

Aubrey and Evan were married in October at the beautiful Bloomfield Gardens in Newcastle. WE began the day at their house while Aubrey got ready with her bridal party.

We had absolutely no fun with this wedding party. No fun at all. It was such a shame.

Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day!