Treasure hunting; and the joy of old photos

Erin and Ken

Erin and Ken

Erin and Ken were married a little more than 4 years ago, and just over a month ago they were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. I have been lucky enough to be there to share these, and many other special moments, with them.

I have been spending a little time this week going through the inventory of old photos, something I call it treasure hunting.  Today I declare myself rich with treasures, memories and friends.

1 + 1 = 3; Maternity Photos

Amrita and Brett; soon to be new parents

Amrita and Brett; soon to be new parents

Any day now, well to be honest, any day some time in the next couple of weeks! We, your family and friends are waiting patiently for the arrival of the new baby.  My first attempt into maternity photos was a lot of fun, due in large part to the patience of my wonderful friends!  I added a little texture to the image, creating a border and depth to the image.

Can’t wait to get the call, when they arrive home with the new baby!

If you know anyone who lives in the Calgary area and would like to work with me to develop this are of my portfolio have them send me a message!   Happy Friday to everyone!


Silvery, Riley and our Vintage Film Noir Experiment

Sylvery Gray, boyfriend Riley, Vintage Film Noir Photo Session

Sylvery with Riley; Vintage Film Noir Photo Session

I was asked to collaborate with Len Cyca and the model shoot he was doing with Sylvery and Riley. They had asked for Vintage Couple Photos for the two of them, and if time allowed we would also try to do some  “pin-up”type images. Silvery and Riley showed up with the perfect outfits, from there we had magic!

This week’s Photoblog Theme Challenge is “black” check out all the images, I will be submitting my image., check out all the images for some great photography.

Danielle and Simon, married at St. Paul’s Anglican Church June 9, 2012

I was happy to assist Hiro Kobayashi and photograph the wedding of Danielle Grey and Simon Blakey. While the weather was a little grey, the day was a happy one for everyone who attended the wedding. I don’t think anyone looked happier that Simon!

Karen and Jon’s dreamy first dance, as they start life together!

Newly weds, new family……..for the wordpress weekly photo challenge: family.

I have been playing around with Karen and Jon’s wedding photos, and thought I would try something completely different.  I can’t decide if I like it or if it is completely hokey, if it is too busy, and the backgound is distracting, or adds to the “story”

I think I will have to look at it for a while, and I know that it really only matters what Karen and Jon have to say about it, I would like to hear from you as well. What do you think?

Karen and Jon – 5th anniversary of their first date!

In a wedding that truly reflected their personalities and their style Karen and Jon were married on the 5th anniversary of their first date! Karen and Jon were married at St. Patrick’s Church where Jon attends service regularly, and Karen worn her mothers wedding dress, just slightly altered.  And then there was the candy – jolly rancher candy, something they shared on their first date, and when Jon proposed to Karen he hid the ring in the candy for her to find!

I remember meeting Karen and Jon to talk about their wedding, and first hearing their story, and of these details. As they recounted them they would often look at each other and smile. These details have meaning for them, the memories and the feelings that go with these memories are part of their story, and bind them together.  May they continue to add detail, happy memories and stories like this to their life together, that is my wish for them.

Karen and Jon Wedding Kisses

There was a whole lot of kissing going on that day! most of it done by the bride and groom as we celebrated their marriage and commitment to each other.

I am getting through their photos pretty quick, but I have to admit that I fell asleep after work and didn’t get as much done as I would have liked, still feeling a little jetlagged!

I am hoping the holiday hangover doesn’t last too long!