It was about 3 days into starting at the pool (keep in mind I moved the day before I started, poor planning on my part 0_0). I'm trying to get my bearings of the place. New staff team, new work environment, a fresh new beginning.
While on my break, I notice a DM through my twitter account. It is from Roderick Benns, the publisher at the Lindsay Advocate, a new lifestyle magazine start up serving the residents of Kawartha Lakes. One thing led to another and now I'm happy to announce that I am now a part of their team as a photographer! This is an amazing magazine featuring stories on Kawartha residents doing what they love, giving back and building community. I'm excited to learn more about this wonderful community!
The Lindsay Advocate started as an online magazine in late August 2017 focusing on social and economic wellness. They have an online news website as well as a print magazine that came out for April 2018. To see more information, and where to find the magazine, check out their website here.
Till next time,
A Journey of a thousand miles must be begin with a single step
I can't believe it's April already! Life has been non-stop ever since I moved out of Orangeville. I feel like I've blinked and then 1/4 of the year has gone!! I haven't even had a chance to update my blog!
Below is a small video montage of photos and sessions that I had the privilege of working with in 2017. I'm thankful for all that I've learned during the year. I wanted to take this time to update you on all that has been happening over the last few months. Around the end of November, I made the decision to move in with my partner and the love of my life, Andrew (cue the mushy awwww here). I took a job working at a pool, and I placed this business on hold to reevaluate the direction I wanted to take.
I have been fortunate to have met so many people and partaken in many different genres over the years. The stress of moving was an emotional and transforming process. I felt that I was at a stand Looking back, little did I know that moving to the Kawarthas would open a whole new door for me.
Till next time,
A few weeks ago I travelled to Barrie, ON to meet Denise and her wonderful family. Denise found me through an old friend of mine and fellow photographer Jeff (you can check out his work on Facebook here). From the moment I arrived at Tyndale park, the whole family greeted me with open arms. Turns out, there was much to celebrate. Between welcoming a new grandchild, a wedding anniversary and a birthday, there was so much to celebrate! You can see the joy emanating from these guys. Love, Love ,Love! Check out some of their photos below! Thank you so much Denise and Family for having me document this wonderful moment of your family's life! :)
When you pair sun, boats and baby bumps, you know your going to have some fun! This is exactly what happened during Rochelle and Billy's session. We hit up the Scarborough Bluffs which, if you haven't been there, definitely check it out! It has everything you need from beaches, rocks, water and of course, boats! What a fun couple! Check out some photos from their session below!
Photography, like most things, is constantly evolving. Everyday, there is always something new coming out onto the market. Whether it is new technology, new equipment, or a a new technique. There is always something to learn.
A couple of weeks ago, I came upon a workshop involving a style of photography called Freeze Frame. Freeze frame is a concept in which you use a combination of flashes, depth of field and fast shutter speeds to "freeze" an object in place. This can be done by a any manner of subjects, from animals to food to objects blowing up (now that one I'd like to try someday ;-) ). Some excellent examples of freeze frame would be from Harold "Doc" Edgerton. You can check out his work at his website here .
In this workshop, we explored water droplets, a strawberry hitting a spoon full of milk, and vegetables being dropped into an aquarium. Sounds cool right? Here are my results:
This was the first exercise. Keep in mind this took many tries(over 100 frames in fact). I will be including an album on my Facebook page with more pictures from this activity!
Strawberry and Cream
This one was tricky, as it has everything to do with timing. Timing the exact moment that the strawberry hits the spoon.
Food in water
These were interesting because the food would have a tendency to flip away when it was dropped into the tank. It still made for an interesting effect. The food I tried was half a red pepper, half a lemon and half a kiwi.
Before I go, I want to give a huuuugeee shoutout to my instructor, Peter Gatt. Peter is an amazing instructor. He is highly experienced, very helpful and patient during the workshop. Feel free to check out his work on his website here.
That is all for now. Until next time,
Although these have been around for as long as I can remember. I never thought that I would be a vendor at a craft show. I've been silent on the inter webs these past few months; mainly because I've been trying look at ways to get my work out there.
On April 8th, I(accompanied by my ever patient and loving boyfriend Andrew) set up my first booth for the Spring craft show accompanied by Cherry Blossom Events!
There had to have been at least 200 vendors there; vendors of all different backgrounds selling a multitude of products. There was so much to see that I managed to sneak away from my table to go for a wander, making Andrew stay to mind the post(did I say he was ever patient and loving? Yeah, he's awesome;) ).
This event went off without a hitch! I was so happy to get out there and interact with everyone! I met an awesome lady from Loretto who made beautiful wood crafts. I was so humbled by everyone's positive feedback about my work. Since it was my first, I was a little hesitant as I've only shown work to my close friends, family and the 200+ followers on my social media pages. The response was so positive, that I'm planning on doing another in the fall! Don't worry, I will give you all the details when that time comes. For now, it is time to focus on spring! Take care everyone. Thank you for reading :)
Welcome to 2017! Hopefully the New Year was rung in style!
I wanted to announce an exciting new challenge that I've embarked on this year! I will be participating in the PhotoBlog 365 Challenge! I was surfing the web when I came across a calendar. Now, this wasn't your run-of-the-mill calendar; this was a special calendar. Not only did it show the date, for each date there was a word to inspire creativity. This challenge runs from January 1- December 31. If you want to learn more about Photo Blog 365, click the button below.
Since I only found out about this challenge a couple of days ago, I've already missed out on a few days. Not to worry, I will be posting a photo every day via my social media channels. If you haven't already, be sure to check me out by clicking the icons below! Talk soon!
This year has been fantastic for me in terms of photography. I am fortunate to have I'm so thankful that I was able to photograph important moments throughout this year. There were babies, families, a maternity shoot, a wedding, some fine art pictures, some dogs and horses! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to create the highlight reels of your special moments! I am so lucky to have had the chance to not only photography portraits, but extend into the realm of marketing photography (stay tuned for another blog post on that!). I had a blast on each session; and as any photographer will tell you. I am constantly learning and honing my craft.
As for next year, ohh man I'm so excited. I will definitely be spending a lot of time in the field, literally (I need to get up close to those deer somehow ;) ). I also will be spending some time blogging my adventures as a photographer. I really want to highlight my journey as a photographer and how it helps me in my daily life. I plan to share even some tips! Stay tuned as I work to put together a online gallery where I will be having some of my prints available for sale. I'm looking forward to what next year brings!
Yes, it's that time of year. The time that we reflect on the past year; all of our accomplishments, failures, the good times and the bad times. It is a time when we reflect on all that we have, and all that we hope to be. We gather with friends to celebrate the good times and let go of the bad ones. Basically, 2016 has FLOWN by and it is time to focus on 2017. Farewell 2016, you've had ups and you definitely have had your share of downs. It's time for you to go. On that note, I want to wish you and yours a farewell 2016, and a Happy 2017! :-D
Babies in general make my heart sing( figuratively of course). However this little nugget in particular is so precious! I fell in love as soon as I saw him. Nikki, Adam and Jordyn, you all are one beautiful family. It was an honour to photograph you.
For everyone else, eat your heart out with this beautiful bunch!
It was a beautiful day to shoot a wedding!! The weather was bright and love was in the air! Not to mention, Darcel and Alex are such a beautiful couple! Their wedding was filled with lots of laughter and lots of dancing! What a light-hearted, beautiful couple! I wish them all the good health and happiness in the world. Congratulations you guys! I was honoured to have captured your special day!