Fredau, Model Shoot, Studio 35, Airdrie Alberta.

work has been busy, and there has been little time for photography or for all the photos taken in December.  I have taken a few fewstive holiday photo, but no time to get them processed or on the blog, here is one more photo taken mid December, during the model shoot.  Fredau has great eyes!  One of my goals for 2012 is more portrait photography.  More Fredau photos

I hope 2012 is the best every for you and your family, and all your hopes and dreams are realized.

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.  ~Benjamin Franklin


Colin and Logan,

Colin and Logan were over just before Christmas with their family, and we were able to get some great pictures. The have great smiles, and it was a pleasure to met both of them! I hope they had a great Christmas with their new baby sister and Santa was good to them.

Emily and Penny, Emily’s first Christmas

Penny and Emily

Here is a pictures of Penny and Emily taken just before Christmas.  I had promised myself a couple of days off after Christmas, but to be honest, I missed working on pictures. Later I am going out for a walk, and taking the camera.  I just can’t help myself.  The bonus is all the great people I meet, friends I get to know better, and babies I get to cuddle when the work is done!!!!!

Penny, Paul, Logan, Colin and Emily I hope you had a great Christmas, I am certain that it was special, given that this was Emily’s first Christmas.

Happy Holidays to one and all!

Happy Holidays, Santa Greeting from jmeyersforeman

I wanted to take this time to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season, I hope Santa is good to you, and that all your wishes, dreams and aspirations come to fruition in 2012.  I am taking the next 10 days off from blogging.  As usual I will have my camera with me always, and if I see you I hope to get a great photo of our time together!

take care and I hope to see and hear from you in 2012.

Saturday at Studio 35, Airdrie Alberta,

Fredau Hoekstra @ Studio 35, Airdrie Alberta

I loved working with Fredau at Studio 35 on Saturday.  We only had about 45 minutes together, but there are lots of great images.

more Fredau photos

Fredau Hoekstra @ Studio 35, Airdrie Alberta

fredau Hoekstra @ studio 35, Airdrie Alberta

I had the pleasure of working with:

International Model: Fredau Hoekstra (
Hair & Makeup: Mallory McGowan (
Wardrobe: Maria Serpico
Location: Studio 35 Photography – As part of a Studio 35 / Airdrie Photography Club workshop (
It was a great learning experience, and this is just one of the many great photos taken that day. Adam Kuzik help with the light set-up and we couldn’t have achieve this kind of success without him. Thanks so much everyone for a great day.

Penny, Paul and Family

I have known Penny for quite some time now, at least casually, through the Running Room, and while I haven’t been running much these days, we have staying in touch.  A couple of months ago now Emily arrived onto the family scene.  She is a gorgeous little baby,  and has been the subject of some portratis posted some time ago.  On Saturaday I had the pleasure of doing family pictures for the whole family!

It was a wonderful way to start the weekend, getting to meet and take photos of Penny’s family. I will be posting more family pictures, and portraits of the boys during the week!


Tango in Central Park, New York City,

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin                                                                                                                                                                                           Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in                                                                                                                                                                                     Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove                                                                                                                                                                           Dance me to the end of love ”

Leonard Cohen

other Tango Images 

Kaley in front of the Christmas tree,

Kaley was one of the models at the house on Suday for our model session, it was great fun, and we learned a lot about doing portraits on location.

Rachel, and the Sunday Model Shoot

Rachel was over to the house on Sunday, along with her mom  and friend Kaley.  I owe Kaley and apology, I for some strange reason kept wanting to call her Carly, so sorry Kaley.  Along with the three ladies were 10 other photographers – yup 11 of us shooting portraits in the house!  We set up lights in the basement with a black backdrop, in the dinning room in front of a very large landscape painting, the living room in front of the window and the christmas tree, and in one of the bedrooms in front of the small white christmas lights that you see here.

The Photographers were all pretty patient taking turns at each of the mini light studios with the ladies. There was a wealth of knowledge in the “rooms” and at time it was a little like the blind leading the blind, but all in all we got some great images.  I will be posting more of my photos as I find time to process them, I seem to have over extended my time commitments this week, and I am having trouble finding time at the computer!

For those that might be interested I used the Florabella black and white champagne action for the black and white conversion.  I like the tone it gives to the photograph.

see more of Rachel‘s photos from the model shoot.