Graduating from grade 12 is a special time for students and not being able to have a regular convocation or party is really tough, so a lot of parents are doing what they can to make this event special for their children. Yesterday, I met a few of the grads of 2021 in a special photography session.
We started at Kildonan Park. It was a lovely evening. The temperature was perfect but the wind was kind of brutal at times.
Love the smiles on these 2 girls!
The girls pictured below are part of the provincial basketball team that won at Nationals; so we headed over to St. John’s Park to use the basketball courts. Note the medals they are both wearing! The wind was fierce here!
Another friend arrived and was happy to pose for some pictures. We had a great time. Watch for more pictures here as I get these images edited.
I hadn’t done any photography sessions for over a month. That has been my choice. I don’t feel safe having people in my home studio with Covid cases being so high. I have a husband who has lymphoma and I want to be extra vigilant about exposure, especially with the new variants. My husband is fine right now and we want to keep it that way.
Now that we have warm weather and the leaves are out on the trees, I will do sessions outdoors. The session that I am featuring today was done on my property and the family shown lives right around the corner from us!
I love the picture below. Our neighbour’s dog, Gypsy, saw us outside and came over to visit. Gypsy was excited to give me hugs and kisses and didn’t want to leave. Usually, I welcome Gypsy, but in this case, I needed her to move, but the whole interaction gave us this wonderful picture!
After Gypsy left, we were able to get a posed image.
I loved photographing these 2 beautiful girls; aged 6 and 8. Aren’t they lovely?
Photography studios will in all likelihood be allowed to open after this weekend. It will be wonderful to be able to welcome clients into my home studio again. I am however, very concerned about safety, both for my clients and for myself and my husband. It is easier for some businesses to open than it is for others. Most businesses can ask customers to wear a mask the whole time, while in their place of business. Photographers aren’t able to do that; unless people want their pictures taken with a mask on. Something that I am sure most people would not want! Therefore it is very important that safety protocols are followed.
I made up a list of safety measures that I will have in place as seen in the following document:
I have had some inquiries re: newborn photography. I don’t know if the new restrictions will allow newborn photography but if they do, I will do mini one hour newborn sessions only. I will do a regular full newborn sessions once I am vaccinated.
Let me know if you have any questions about these safety measures.
New Family Member!
Sadly, we lost our dog, Fergus in December. Fergus was 13 and had been a wonderful dog but it was his time to cross the rainbow bridge. As we wanted to stay with 3 dogs, we adopted a new puppy from Spirit of Hope Rescue named Kassidy.
We all fell in love with Kassidy right away. Well, that isn’t quite true. Zara has taken some time getting used to her new sister, but she is growling less and even playing with her sometimes!
This is Kassidy:
I love photographing all dogs, but especially puppies and look forward to photographing more dogs very soon!
I plan to do another dog photo promotion soon so watch for that!
Today I am featuring 2 of my favorite kids; my great niece and nephew, who I have been photographing since they were born. Sarah has just turned 17 and Nate is now 15.
There are many features around our property that work well for photographing people; including the train tracks (which I know you are not allowed to be on, but the train seldom comes and when it does it goes really really slowly), a forest of pine trees, a farmer’s field and lots of colourful trees. We did this session right around our property.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely Nursing graduate and her family. I love the picture below of her 2 children, but unfortunately, her 2 year old wasn’t cooperating so he didn’t get into this picture.
I loved meeting all the dogs that came for my first round of dog portraits.
Here are some of the wonderful dogs that I photographed in the spring.
My goal in doing these model calls is to put together a book similar to one that I received for Christmas last year. I love the book shown below and the adorable dogs in it.
In order to be consistent with the next round of pictures I will use a black or a brown backdrop. The sessions will likely need to be done in the studio. The other option is to hang a backdrop in the yard and do them outside. This may be easier for some dogs that are more timid. Doing sessions outdoors is always weather and shade dependent, so times would be more limited but I think it could work well.
The details of this model call are listed below and are the same as the first round of pictures. I will need a $50 retainer from you in order to book your session. As well, you will need to fill in a form with details about your dog.
I will take reservations immediately, so don’t delay in calling: 204.962.3424.
And the winner was………
A while ago, before the pandemic, I offered a little girls dress up special that included a draw for a $600 prize. I am happy to report that this little girl’s mom won the prize. The lucky winner decided that she would like an album. I had done a few previous sessions for this long time client, so I included images from previous sessions and created this lovely album. I know this album will be enjoyed for years to come by this family.
Do you need a new headshot for your business profile or for an online dating site? I can help you and make the process as painless as possible!
You can see what I am offering in the poster below. This price is only for sessions in the studio. I will do sessions in other locations for an additional cost. As well, the digital images for these headshots will be low resolution and sized for online sites. They are not sized for printing.
I will be available during the week for headshots, as well as a few spots on the weekends. This is a limited time offer so don’t delay. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call at 204.962.3424 to reserve your spot.
I love this poster which we have up in our cabin. I hope you are all “digging life” right now at this difficult time. I think many of us have given more thought to the things that are most important in life and I think this poster sums it up really well.
The grads of 2020 have missed out on the usual grad ceremonies and dinners but at least these grads got to dress up, get their pictures taken and have a party.
I enjoyed meeting and photographing these young adults and finding out what they were all doing in the fall. I was impressed by the fact that they all had plans for university and that they knew what they wanted to do.
The gowns that the girls wore were absolutely beautiful on them and the guys looked really dashing in their suits.
Here is a quick sneak peek at these beautiful grads!
I photographed my first little girl’s dress up sessions yesterday and it was a hit!
This is Iszie, whose birthday is today. The last time I photographed her she was 3. She’s just as adorable now as she was then. Iszie loves posing and the camera loves her. In these images she is wearing her mom’s grad dress and her grandma’s wedding dress. Isn’t she adorable!
Happy 6th Birthday Iszie! You are one of my all time favorites!