Just before Christmas we had the treat of spending a chilly Sunday morning with adorable Ben and his mum and dad at the beach. Ben has a very sweet Auntie Lindsay who aside from planning weddings likes to surprise family members with portrait sessions as Christmas presents! Well, this also seemed like a gift for us as Ben pretty much had us in love with him in the first five minutes! I mean really – those cheeks are too much! Not only is he a cutie but he’s a little Canadian toughie because it was not a warm day – in fact it was cold – but being from a certain notoriously cold prairie city this climate didn’t bother him a bit. Ben’s first birthday was just two days after we did this shoot so to warm up we went for cupcakes to celebrate. For fun I made him a little hat, because you only ever get one first birthday. Thanks so much for such a fun day with your lovely little family!
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Once in a while something comes into my photographic life that makes me realize how little I actually know about a specific topic. This time it happened to be lighting. Emmy was kind to me over Christmas and bought me a workshop in Vancouver taught by a photographer named Martin Prihoda. As the name of the workshop suggests, it was focused on using big lights. We are talking 2400 watt seconds of light being pushed out of a $8000 power pack. If you look at most of our work, its easy to tell we love shallow depth of field. One thing you learn very quickly while using big lights is that you have to shoot at F11 or above 95% of the time. The weekend was great overall but frustrating at times as I was sharing the models and lights with 7 other people and would have loved to have gotten more time with both. I would definitely recommend the workshop to anyone wanting to learn some good basic lighting principals. Many thanks again Emmy!
Hair/Makeup: (Ferrari/Century House) Felicia Bromba | (Jenny Galt) Frida
Stylist: Amanda Eland
Models: Kyla Lee | Kimberly Churchhill
There are some friends that you know you will have forever, like you were always meant to know them and be loved by them. Shawna is one big heart, the people that are lucky to call her their friend all know this, all know how much we are loved. Yes I am being very sentimental today! I just came from tea with my dear friend Shawna and I am bursting with hapiness for her. For many years I have witnessed her journey towards mama-hood. It was not an easy one and it is remarkable to me that even through the hardest times she remained positive and hopeful. Now she and Chris are waiting patiently for the arrival of not just one but two babies! I did a little session with them at the end of October and today when I went for tea I brought my camera and just wanted some natural Shawna at home with her beautiful twin sized belly images. We are really so so excited to be Auntie Emmy and Uncle Aaron to you two little ones as we have all waited so long for you to come. I am even more excited to see how happy you are going to make your mama when she finally gets to hold you. These babies will be making their arrival any day now and you will be seeing a lot of them on here I am sure! xoxo E & A
Recently our friend and client Tressa of Dress Me Up sent me an email asking for help and support for a family in our community. Baby Molly Campbell is just one month old and has been diagnosed with leukemia. She has four siblings and a mom and dad who need her to survive this tough fight. Since treatment is in Vancouver that need all the help we can give so they can spend time with Molly as she undergoes treatment. We have donated a portrait session and print and we encourage you all to come out and bid on an auction item at Koffi or visit Molly’s site and check out the other fundraising events or donate funds directly. If you have something you would like to donate please use your blogs, etsy sites, whatever resource you have. A little goes a long way when it comes from an entire community.
Images courtesy of www.baby-molly.com
Oh my things have been busy around here! We had quite a few sessions late in December and then Christmas orders hit and now it is 2011 and I have negelcted this little blog just a wee bit! So we have lots to share and thought we would start with this sweet little session with Ella and her mum and dad. It was a pretty chilly day that brought out the rosy cheeks but Ella is such a fast mover that the chill didn’t seem to bother her at all. We played in the garden, had a little tea party, read a story, and changed into a pretty Christmas dress for some holiday shots. This little family was so fantastic in the cold weather and we just let Ella run and play as we tried to keep up. If anyone needs a post Christmas bootcamp just try photographing an active toddler! We really loved our time with this family and wish them all the best in the New Year!