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Pet Photography Komoka Ontario

I loved doing this first anniversary photography session with their fur babies! What better paper anniversary present than photos!

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Graduation Photography London Ontario

With my prom photography packages my goal is to create a relaxed and pressure-free environment for you and your family. I want to capture you at your most natural and spontaneous. I do everything I can to make the experience fun and carefree. I enjoy working with natural light, in natural settings where you can relax, play, and forget I’m there. If you would like a more traditional approach to your session, I have portable studio equipment available. These sessions can either be done on the date of the prom, or after the fact so that you can do locations now otherwise possible on prom day.

I love the freedom of working with high school seniors to create and customize their session to their unique personality. I am flexible and can easily work around busy school schedules.
From session to delivery, I spend between 10-15 hours working with you and your project to ensure that each portrait is 100% to your liking. Allow roughly three weeks for standard delivery of images and additional time for any prints or albums. Please keep this in mind when booking your sessions, and give yourself plenty of breathing room for any deadlines involving your images.  Every session will get a sneak peek image posted on facebook to share within 24 hours!

Tips to Personalize your session-

~ Think of a location that means something special to you.

~ Even if your package only includes one outfit, bring multiple accessories to change it up.
~ Bring meaningful props:
– Sports items like a football or a hockey stick
– Items that reflect your cultural heritage
– Musical instruments
– Collections
– Stuffed animals
– Books
– Your favorite flower or rose petals
– School mascots or other activity-related items

 

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Prom Photography London Ontario

Since moving to Canada I knew that Prom Photography was something I really wanted to get into. Jordan was the lucky winner of my ‘Once in a lifetime‘ prom package from the Prom Expo this year. The once in a lifetime package is like no other, capturing the memories of getting ready for prom, having a photo shoot with an unlimited number of friends and family followed by photos of driving off to the prom in your car or limousine (or truck in Jordan’s case!). You look forward to this day for many of your teenage years, planning what to wear and talking about it with your friends so much that why shouldn’t it be professionally captured for you? Contact me to see if your Prom date is still available for 2014/2015!

 

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Prom Expo London Ontario 2014

This year I was lucky enough to be asked to be part of Prom Expo in London, Ontario. It was a great event held at the Four Points Sheraton on Wellington Rd. All the proceeds were donated to the children’s health foundation, specifically the pallative care unit.

In the lead up to the show I attended the dress fitting for the models, all students at local high schools, at Junipers Dress Boutique. This store really is amazing with how many unique dresses they carry and I know where Ill be referring people to who want a non-traditional wedding dress! At the fitting I set up my studio equipment at took some promo shots of the girls. Here’s what was used for the cover photo of the event-prom+expo+london+ontario

At the show I displayed a bunch of my previous work, mainly outdoor shoots at a location that was meaningful to the student. More of my portrait work can be found here.

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385A9499I have partnered with Beauty By Mallory to develop unique packages for capturing possibly the most defining year in life as a student. The package I am really excited about is ‘Once in a lifetime’, a package like no other, capture the memories of getting ready for prom, have a photo shoot with an unlimited number of friends and family followed by photos of your grand arrival at the prom. Limited to one per school. You took so much time into preparing for prom, why not capture every detail with a photo-journalistic approach.

As a Prom Expo special when you book any session (with prices starting as low as $150) you will receive a $150 print credit.

Also at the show I acted as event photographer, capturing the unique vendors and also the highlight of the expo- the fashion show more images from the show can be found on my facebook page. 

Dresses by Juniper Dress Boutique
Tuxes by Collins Formal Wear
Arbonne makeup used by Beauty by Mallory
Hair styling by Jessica Marie Hairstyling

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A great time was had by all and I’m looking forward to next year! Stay up to date on Prom Expo news by following the facebook page.

 

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Awesome Mondays Part 28

I can’t believe it is a year since I applied for the Awesome London grant which made all of this happen! If you have an idea that you think would benefit the community, or that would just be really cool to do in London then I urge you to apply!

The following shots were taken at The Alzheimer Outreach centre, with Hair by Mallory and Makeup by Michelle

Gary and I chatted about family and he seemed to be very proud of his 4 grandchildren. With such a caring and happy smile, he was extremely easy to photograph!

Helmut wasn’t a big talker but I think that one of the great things about this project has been being able to see how some people shy away from the camera, whereas others eyes light up, Helmut was one of the latter. 

When I asked Joe what kind of advice he could give someone like me he told me to just keep clicking, so I’ll do just that! 

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Awesome Mondays part 27

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! I’m happy knowing that many of these awesome seniors portraits will be sitting of shelves of loving family this holiday season.

The following shots were taken at The Alzheimer Outreach centre, with Hair by Mallory and Makeup by Michelle

Just look at this gentleman’s eyes. A lot of people say that they eyes are the window to the soul and I think that the kindness in these eyes speaks volumes over any words I could say, but we did have a great chat and I even got a hug at the end of it! He was in the army, he told me he was in Germany and jumped out of planes with a parachute. He got married in 1950 and met her at a dance, he saw her her from across the room and asked her to dance and then didn’t let her go. Said his secret to long marriage was not to drink alcohol.

While this lovely lady was having her hair done she said ‘I just can’t move its too comfortable’. She also told me that she was enjoying the summer and when it came time to taking her photo, ‘I act like a clown but don’t want to look like one’. Another great quote from her was ‘My hair is like me, it does what it wants.’

Bob told me to just keep smiling. I hope that some of these photos have brought a smile to your face! Enjoy spending time with your loved ones and be sure to take lots of photos with your relatives!


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Awesome Mondays Part 26

Last week we had a lovely time at Mount Hope, I’m hoping to do more in the new year during my slow season. My hope is to now fund the project myself, with the help of any donations and do at least 6 sessions a year.
  The following shots were taken at The Alzheimer Outreach centre, with Hair by Mallory and Makeup by Michelle
Karl is definitely a joker and asked if he could stick his tongue out in photo, he was also joking about getting his makeup done.  

Ken didn’t really talk but his smile certainly lit up the room!

Leah was excited for the makeover and photo to be taken, she even came prepared with lipstick, that she also used as blush! 

Lydia had a big family with 6 daughters and 2 sons. We chatted about life with a big family and our shared love of dogs. 

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Awesome Mondays Part 24 Remembrance Day edition

Welcome to a special edition of Awesome Mondays. So many of the men and women I have met doing this project have with fought for their country, knew someone that did or their lives were completely changed by it. One especially that stands out to me can be found back in one of my first posts you can read the story of Klara and I’ll share a few more here today. This time next monday I’ll be heading out the door to Mount Hope for the first new shoot for awhile, I’m excited to see some new faces and also some old ones, Elfriede the makeup artist and Mallory the hairstylist will be joining me again 🙂
Lest we forget.

Ausma told us about how she was originally from Latvia (and has even managed to keep her accent) but fled towards the beginning of WWII when Russia invaded. She told us that she has been very thankful and has loved her time living in Canada, this is something that is a very familiar story with many of the people I’ve spoken to with stories such as Ausma’s.

When I asked John where his accent was from he said ‘Where Robin Hood was from’ so I knew he was going to have a big personality from the beginning. We chatted about his life growing up in the Midlands and he joined the navy as a nurse for WWII and met many Canadians and thought that they were all really good people so thought he would come to Canada himself, he met his wife and had 2 children soon after.  

Chiew was really happy to have the opportunity to have her portrait taken, her daughter told me that they regularly went to have their portraits done. She was also effected by the turbulent times that wars bring, finding herself in Canada and bringing up her children.

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Awesome Mondays part 25

Today I’ll be sharing some shots taken at the Alzheimer outreach centre where the lovely ladies and gentlemen had their photo taken but requested for names and details not to be shared online. I’m off to Mount Hope today for the first awesome portrait day in a long time so looking forward to pulling smiles of some faces!

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Awesome Mondays part 23

This lovely group of portraits were taken at the Alzheimer outreach centre and I wanted to make sure that everyone got a portrait taken, so they had 3 options- allow photo and name for me to write about them, allow photo but no name and then for the photo to be kept private. Todays bunch were some of the second group and I enjoyed chatting to each of them, and I think they all had a nice time. 

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