Author Archives: Erin Woodgate

Any Given Saturday

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2017. Today’s blog is going to be very different from the rest of the ‘best of’ series. In the past I have done Wedding couples, wedding parties and wedding moments. Instead of the wedding moments best of blog this year I have done something very different. This blog has been 10 years in the making.

A bit of backstory, in my second year of university for my fine art degree I bought my first DSLR camera. It was 2007 and I was in a documentary photography course, while at Uni full time and working 3 jobs to help save up to go on exchange (which is what first brought me to Canada). I would often be the designated driver because of the jobs and because the bars that we went to were around 20-30 min drive away from where I lived (in Australia). Inspired by documentary photographers such as Nan Goldin I decided to photograph my world at the time. I took my DSLR to the bar for most of 2007 and what came together was a series I named ‘Any given friday’. I even had an exhibition of the photographs at the university gallery. I remember saying to my friends at the time that it would be cool to look back on the photos in 10 years time to see how we’ve changed.

Fast forward to 2017 and I did think about this series at the beginning of the year and actually thought it would be fun to go to a bar here in Canada and see if things have changed much and see if I could get some matching images for shots I had taken back then. The thing about bar nights is generally they are on fridays (the night before weddings when I need to rest up) and Saturdays (the night of weddings when I am pooped after photographing them. I was also held back by that I would now be one of the old ones at a bar and I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t let you take pro gear into a bar unless you were the official photographer these days. So the year came and went and I didn’t attempt it. It came to the very end of the year and I thought about it again and as I was going to be looking through all the weddings from the past year to get the best pics for the ‘Best of’ blogs I decided to take a look at the reception photographs to see if there were any match ups- there were. I also thought the name was perfect. Any given Saturday- you’ll find me at a wedding photographing receptions like this. Any Given Saturday a sequel to Any Given Friday- 10 years on and how my weekends are spent.

 

To look back at all of the ‘Best of 2017’ weddings click the links below.

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions
Best of 2017: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2017: Proposal Photography
Best of 2017: Business headshot and Model Portfolios
Best of 2017: Pet Photography
Best of 2017 Maternity photography
Best of 2017: Newborn photography
Best of 2017: Cake smash
Best of 2017: Family Photography
Best of 2017: Engagement Photography
Best of 2017: Wedding couples
Best of 2017: Wedding Parties

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Best of 2017: Wedding Parties

Wedding Party Photos London Ontario

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2017. Below you will see some of my favourite images captured in 2017 of Wedding Party Photos London Ontario. I have broken up the wedding photography blogs into 3 blogs the past couple of years- couples, parties and moments. This year it will be a little different as instead of doing moments I will be doing something special which you will have to check back on saturday for. This year the Woodgate Photography team photographed 41 weddings and here you will see each of the wedding parties. We have a variety of sizes of people in the wedding party from 4 to 22 and a beautiful variety of colours worn, by my count my fave colour, pink, looks like the most popular for 2017.  These are the people who you want closest to you on your big day so they are very important to have a couple of really nice shots of them all together. we try to get some traditional, some fun and candid and sometimes we even get a little bit mean muggin.

You can catch up on the previous posts in this ‘Best of 2017’ series below-

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions
Best of 2017: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2017: Proposal Photography
Best of 2017: Business headshot and Model Portfolios
Best of 2017: Pet Photography
Best of 2017 Maternity photography
Best of 2017: Newborn photography
Best of 2017: Cake smash
Best of 2017: Family Photography
Best of 2017: Engagement Photography
Best of 2017: Wedding couples

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Best of 2017: Wedding photography- couples

Wedding Photos London Ontario

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2017. Below you will see some of my favourite images captured in 2017 of couples- Wedding Photos London Ontario. I have broken up the wedding photography blogs into 3 blogs the past couple of years- couples, parties and moments. This year it will be a little different as instead of doing moments I will be doing something special which you will have to check back on saturday for. This year the Woodgate Photography team photographed 41 weddings and here you will see each of the couples, plus a few from some styled shoots. This blog really shows how much variety we love to capture throughout the wedding day from bright and airy to dramatically lit. We will be at the Wedding Ring bridal show on sunday 11-4 at the Lamplighter Inn with a bridal show special of $250 print credit with any package so come and check it out!

You can catch up on the previous posts in this ‘Best of 2017’ series below-

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions
Best of 2017: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2017: Proposal Photography
Best of 2017: Business headshot and Model Portfolios
Best of 2017: Pet Photography
Best of 2017 Maternity photography
Best of 2017: Newborn photography
Best of 2017: Cake smash
Best of 2017: Family Photography

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Best of 2017: Family Photography

Family Photos London Ontario

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2017. Below you will see some of my favourite images captured in 2017 from family sessions. The shots here are from a variety of family sessions- as part of a cake smash or other themed session, from extended family sessions, part of the 1st year package like 6 months, and from various mini sessions throughout the year. Looking back through these brought me some great memories and I’m hoping that the photos will do the same for the families for years to come. At the beginning of the year I asked to see how my clients have displayed photographs I have taken up in their homes and loved seeing so many families with the photographs I’ve taken up on their wall.

You can catch up on the previous posts in this ‘Best of 2017’ series below-

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions
Best of 2017: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2017: Proposal Photography
Best of 2017: Business headshot and Model Portfolios
Best of 2017: Pet Photography
Best of 2017 Maternity photography
Best of 2017: Newborn photography
Best of 2017: Cake smash

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Best of 2017: Cake smash photography

1st birthday photography London Ontario

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2017. Below you will see some of my favourite images captured in 2017 from cake smash sessions. I have had the pleasure of photographing so many different types of cake smashes this year including 1st birthday, adults and dogs. There were so many different themes and SOOOO many cute smiles! Most were photographed in the studio using my props and backgrounds, and some were outside. In most images you’ll see the wonderful cake creations by Jennifer from Zandy Cakes, cake so amazing you’ll want to take it home for desert- even after the baby has smashed it! You’ll see some collages made using a variety of the images.

You can catch up on the previous posts in this ‘Best of 2017’ series below-

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions
Best of 2017: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2017: Proposal Photography
Best of 2017: Business headshot and Model Portfolios
Best of 2017: Pet Photography
Best of 2017 Maternity photography
Best of 2017: Newborn photography

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Best of 2017: Newborn Photography

Baby Photographer London Ontario

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2017. Below you will see some of my favourite images captured in 2017 from newborn sessions. I focused any education I was investing in around newborns and boudoir this year to be able to further my skills. I had the pleasure of capturing 35 newborn sessions this year, more than ever before! Each session was different with how much the baby slept, if they had family/siblings (including fur siblings) in the photos with them or not and the variety of props I have and that were incorporated when the parents brought the image in. I love seeing these bundles of joy grow up and the 1st year package is the best value way of capturing the 1st year at all of the different stages.

You can catch up on the previous posts in this ‘Best of 2017’ series below-

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions
Best of 2017: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2017: Proposal Photography
Best of 2017: Business headshot and Model Portfolios
Best of 2017: Pet Photography
Best of 2017 Maternity photography

 

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Best of 2017: Maternity Photography

Maternity Photos London Ontario

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2017. Below you will see some of my favourite images captured in 2017 from Maternity sessions. I love capturing big round bellies and the beautiful mumas who are so strong to be bringing babies into the world shortly after these Maternity Photos London Ontario are taken. It was a special year for me to be able to capture all of these pregnancy photos as 5 of my closest friends who are so far away from me were all pregnant throughout the year and I wasn’t able to take any photos of them (other than through facetime). A bunch of these moms have my great value 1st year package (below) and some of the photos are shown wearing the gowns I have available to wear.

You can catch up on the previous posts in this ‘Best of 2017’ series below-

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions
Best of 2017: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2017: Proposal Photography
Best of 2017: Business headshot and Model Portfolios
Best of 2017: Pet Photography

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Best of 2017: Pet Photography

Dog photographer London Ontario

To kick off the new year I thought I would put together a series of blogs showing some of my favourite photos I captured in 2017. Below you will see some of my favourite images captured in 2017 from pet sessions and some taken from family sessions which included their pets and photographs for rescues for adoption photos for the dog. I even have a few in here taken of my pup Bickie that we got in the fall and has added so much happiness to our lives! I think it is so important to capture your fur baby and I seriously love getting to meet them!

You can catch up on the previous posts in this ‘Best of 2017’ series below-

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions
Best of 2017: Boudoir Photography
Best of 2017: Proposal Photography
Best of 2017: Business headshot and Model Portfolios

 

 

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