Best of 2017: Business Headshots and Model Portfolios

Business headshot and Model portfolio 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 business headshots and model portfolios. A bunch of the models were captured at the Shutterfest photography conference in St Louis. I have been honoured to capture a bunch of local men and women in business in London Ontario and I’m glad that many people consider having an updated headshot to look as professional online as they are in person. We have everything here from doctors to young racing car drivers, massage therapists to artists and everything in between, I’m lucky to be able to capture all of these great people!

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

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Best of 2017: Proposal Photography

Best of 2017: Proposal Photography

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 Proposal Photographer London Ontario. I only had the chance of photographing two proposals last year and they were very different, you can see the full post of the first one here. The second one was just before Christmas and I have a full slideshow of how it all went down below.  Jimmy contacted me when he saw that I offer free photography to capture the moment of the proposal. He was planning on proposing to his girlfriend Amy at the Victoria Park christmas lights. They have been together since High School! We organized that his friend had ‘won’ a mini session with me and wanted to do it as a friend group at the christmas lights. We met up and Jimmy wanted to pop the question up on the stage of the bandshell so we headed up there, started with taking some photos of the friends together then just of the couples. We had organized that he would pop the question when I said for them to look at each other and he went down on one knee and he said yes! We then took a few more cute photos around the park of the two of them together. See the full story in the slideshow below.

I think capturing the proposal is such an important moment to be captured so I am really hoping I get to photograph more of these sessions this year!

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

 

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Boudoir Photographer London Ontario

Boudoir 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 Boudoir sessions. The majority of these photographs were captured at shutterfest, a photography conference in St Louis where my main focus was to further my boudoir and newborn photography skills. In London I had the chance of photographing one beautiful woman as a gift for her husband and one fitness boudoir. As I only photographed one pin up session lat year I thought I would include a couple of those pics here too. Hoping I get to photograph more of these sessions this year!

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

Best of 2017: Mini Sessions

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Best of 2017: Mini Sessions

London Ontario Mini Session Photographer

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 Mini sessions. I have photographed so many families in 2017 in the various mini sessions that were held at various locations in London and at my studio. Mini sessions are 20 minute long sessions with a certain theme. They are held on dates and with props determined by the photographer. The upcoming Valentine’s Day mini sessions will be held at the Woodgate Photography studio in London Ontario.

Here are just a small sample of my fave shots from the year.

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Masonic Centre St Thomas Wedding Photography

Masonic Centre St Thomas Wedding Photography

It is almost Jaclyn and Chris’ 1st anniversary and I thought I’d share the pages from their album to celebrate here on the blog! They are such a sweet couple and Jaclyn’s first look with her dad was certainly a highlight for me to capture. It was a freezing cold day but their wedding party were great taking photos outside and we even took a shot outside with an ice cream with Jaclyn and Chris. The night photo with the snow thrown by the best man and groomsman was remarkable with the word ‘love’ spelt out in the snow!

Makeup by: Devorah Beauty

Ceremony Location: St Anne’s Parish

Photo Location: Shaw’s 

Reception location: Masonic Centre of Elgin

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Bellamere Winery engagement photography

Bellamere Winery engagement photography

I just photographed Jenn & Chris’ wedding on New Years eve at Bellamere Winery and just realized I haven’t blogged their engagement session which was photographed at the venue from August 2016! Jenn is so bubbly and fun and you can just see the love that Chris has for her in these shots, here some more about their relationship written by the now newlyweds!

  • We met at Fanshawe College, both enrolled in the Medical Radiation Technologist program (2009). We were at the same bus stop to go to school, who ever got on the very busy bus first would save a seat for the other! This went on all year and each time we sat a little closer 😉 Eventually our friendship turned into love and we were college sweethearts!
  • It was September 24th and we were visiting the south of Poland a cute city called Zakopane. A must see on our list was to visit the “Morskie Oko” (eye of the sea) it’s a beautiful lake on top of a mountain with more mountains surrounding it. So we packed a couple of sandwiches and caught the bus to drive us in. We knew it was a going to be a bit of a hike but we didn’t know it was going to be a 9km hike! The weather was calling for rain – but luckily it held off! After a couple stops along the way Jenn said “oh man I hope the end is worth it” and Chris said ” I think it will be!” We finally make it to the top and the view was breath taking. We find a beautiful spot with the perfect view to eat our lunch – but so does everyone else. Visitors keep interrupting us asking us to take their photo! One group even wanted a photo with us! After the third group we decided to move to a place a little quieter. And there we were – just the two of us enjoying the view, Chris got down on one knee and everything felt like it was in slow motion. Jenn cried out Yes (happy tears of course) and just like that we were engaged! We took the horse carriage back down the mountain and went for dinner to celebrate! It was definitely our best trip!
  • Hard to pick just one! We love our first portaging trip to algonquin – spent the week outdoors no cellphones just the two of us on our own private island at one point – amazing trip even though Jenn sprained her ankle on the last leg! Also love the memory when we went to Marlies game and got chosen for the intermission game – we were on the ice, I was in a tub and Chris had to push me around collecting puzzle pieces as we went along the rink. Then had to race to the centre and assemble the puzzle – we totally beat the other team! Theres also the day we brought Wally home – such a special day for our little family. Ooo and also going to Ottawa in the winter and skating the canal hand in hand!
  • Chris – i love the way Jenn sings in the car even though she gets the words wrong all the time. I love the way she tries to say expressions but they come out wrong ie “you’re treading on thin ice”. I love how sweet and caring and sensitive she is. I love how thoughtful and creative she is, always putting so much time and effort into anything she has planed for us. Jenn – i love the way Chris calls my parents “mamus and tatus” (mommy and daddy in polish) from the beginning of our relationship. I love that he always laughs at my jokes. I love how he is always there for me – from when i just need a hug a back rub or need support when presenting at a conference – he is there!
  • We hope they see our love shine through! We hope its a beautiful romantic night with love everywhere! We also hope its a memorable wedding for everyone especially since its on New Years Eve!
  • Well we registered for a couple beautiful frames – cant wait to fill those babies! As well as we plan on getting some enlargements of our favourite photos and hanging them in the living room for all to see!
  • While researching photographers we came across your work and really liked the way your pictures told the story. Once we contacted you, you were very friendly and able to answer our questions and the pricing was in our budget! Once we met you we felt at ease and knew you’d be the perfect photographer to capture our love…and you let us bring Wally (our dog) to the studio with us! 🙂
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New Years Eve Wedding Photography London Ontario

New Years Eve Wedding Photography London Ontario

It is coming up to Tarryn and Adam’s 1st anniversary, they were married on New Years Eve and had a christmas theme as they both love christmas. They also incorporated other parts of their personalities into their day with having Disney incorporated- I just loved the beauty and the beast rose decorations and showing their love of video games with the companion cube from portal. It was the perfect wedding for Clara and I to photograph on New Years Eve as we had photographed their best man/ maid of honour’s wedding in the past so it was like meeting back up with friends. We loved capturing their first look in front of the christmas tree and creative lighting to make some dramatic images and capture the balloon drop at midnight!

 

Venue – Greenhills Golf Club
Cake – Signature Cakes by Angela
Flowers – Time 4 Flowers
Dress – Garbers Bridal
Bride Accessories (shoes, tiara, cape) – Urban Bride Boutique
Bride Accessories (necklace and earrings) – Sew Stylish Bridal Boutique
Tuxes – Bud Gowan
Groomsmens Socks – Collins Formalwear
Bridal Party Hair & Bride Makeup – Simply Elegant Hair Studio (Avery & Kara)
Rings – Poag’s Jewellers
Bridesmaids Jewellery – Poags Jewellers
DJ: Donna Yancy
Decorations: DIY

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Bellamere Winery Ontario Wedding Photography

Bellamere Winery Ontario Wedding Photography

Angelika and Matt were married almost a year ago now and I wanted to make sure their November wedding was up on the blog! They got ready at the Delta Armouries hotel and as they didn’t have a second photographer it was great that they were both getting ready at the same location so I could run between the rooms to capture each getting ready. They were married at Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Catholic Church in London then as it was November and they had decided they did not want to see each other before the ceremony, it was light enough just for us to get a photograph of all of their guests on the front steps of the church then head to Parkway Garden Centre who were nice enough to let us use their space for some wedding party photographs. It was then to Bellamere for some family photos followed by the reception. We had a rainy night and I loved how the night shots came out!

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Barn Wedding Ontario Photography

Barn Wedding Ontario Photography

I had known Chantelle and Kyle for years, she was my go-to crochet outfit maker for a bunch of my newborn/ cake smash props. I photographed their family a bunch of times and was so happy when they asked me to photograph their big day. On a chilly fall day last year Clara and I captured them getting ready then their amazing first look at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. We had fun incorporating their love of superheros into their wedding party photos and their kids- the super adorable ring bearer and flower girl. The outdoor ceremony on the farm was beautiful and we were even able to get some awesome fog shots of the two newlyweds and then later in the night, dramatic rainy night photos. The reception was a lot of fun with many big moments captured and possibly the best last photo of the night ever (sorry Chantelle just had to share lol).

First look and wedding party/ couple photo location: Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Ceremony and Reception venue: Ellenview Farms, Woodstock
Day of planner: High Gloss Weddings 
Decor: Lavish events by design
Videographer: True View Productions- You can view their video here- https://vimeo.com/192055188

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Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre London Ontario Wedding Photography

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre London Ontario Wedding Photography

Ilijana and Gordon were married on thanksgiving weekend 2016 and I’m happy to finally blog their album of their big day. I captured the girls getting ready at home with their big fur baby Rufus. The guys got ready at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre London Ontario Wedding Photography and they were married in a fun indoor ceremony which included Abba! They had fun doing photos on site with their friends and family and after capturing all of the moments of the reception we headed outside for some night photos.

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