Weddings, weddings and more weddings, I was able to dip my toes into my very 1st wedding shoot. To say I was nervous is an understatement, I was stressed and worried leading up to and on the day of. As some of you may know, I can sometimes be my own worse critic, but the experience was definitely worth it! You HAVE to put yourself out there and I learned a lot about myself and about my photography. Now on H & M’s 2nd wedding anniversary, I felt I was ready to share this blog post about them.
We all know, when it comes to weddings, we need someone to rely on, someone who can take care of you and all the stresses that comes with weddings! In comes your maid of honour to the rescue! I love this shot.
I love this shot, it’s fancy in any sense, but I love the simplicity and the detail of the church in the background.
Nothing like getting a double smooch, from dad and dad-in-law!
We took the outdoor shots along Bord-du-Lac in Pointe-Claire. We not only had great weather, but we got some great intimate shots of the bride and groom. I have to say, this was one of my favourite parts of the day. Being able to capture and feel their love for each other through photographs was really heartwarming.
I loved the cute, simple details in H’s wedding dress!
Gotta love party games!
In lieu of sticking to my goal (yes…I’m very behind on it) posting more images and more of my content; I’ve decided to share some of my favourite shots of people from the past few years. Some may have already been shared previously and a couple, I never had the courage to post; so here goes.
“Steely“- Aug. 2015: I took this shot on a whim, it was a hot August day, we decided to fill buckets with water and have an impromptu water play day! Neveah has always loved water, from the 1st time she had a bath she literally leapfrogged in the bath! Scared me to death! Anyhow, I decided to focus the camera on her as she played and then gently called her, she looked up and I quickly snapped this. The intensity in her eyes, maybe from wondering why I was taking yet another shot of her…no idea, but I am really proud of this shot. I know I am biased, but she is just so gorgeous! #swoon
“Love Toes“- May 2015: I was asked by my lovely friend to take shots of her little girl a few years ago and of course I couldn’t say no! This shoot was far from your standard one, it took place at her home, with her entire family as my cheering squad. #nopressure. I took a lot of shots of Baby S, but this one is one of my favourites, because who doesn’t like baby toes!?
“Daddy n Me“- May 2016: I love this capture, it’s so simple and came about with ease. We were at the boardwalk in Hudson was trying to keep Neveah from going in the water. Lol, Ben then picked her up and she rested her face against his, I just snapped away- it was only later when I was editing the shot that I realised just how lovely of a shot it was. Her expression is so sweet, I. Just. Can’t. Deal. #squee
“Reggies & Sam Engaged”– Date: This was one of the earliest photoshoots I did, where I actually offered to do the shoot, this is notable because I need to work on my self promotion more, but as it was my big brother- I knew them well enough that I would be comfortable, so it gave me practice and them photos…win/win. I really enjoyed taking these shots, the backdrop was lovely, I had two gorgeous models and they were really open and willing to try different shots, even if I might have been uncomfortable, it didn’t show on film! Family is always great to practice on!
“The Milfords”– March 2016: We had the amazing luxury to be able to fly over to the UK to witness my sister-in-law and brother-in-law get hitched. It was a great family reunion, with wonderful atmosphere and lots of fun to the kids; Neveah didn’t want to get off the dance floor! I took a few shots throughout the wedding, but I was very self-conscious (no change there), but I was also trying to be considerate to the hired photographer and to also enjoy the wedding itself as a guest. Trust me, I very much enjoyed the candy bar!
Brrr….was April a cold one or what?! Shizzle! There were big changes for me personally in the month of April…just a little change of country- no biggie! 🤯 You’ll have to forgive me, as I haven’t taken a massive amount of shots, as I was fighting jet lag, moving into a new home, getting my daughter settled and fighting back tears! Don’t worry, I’m back at it now!
“Raptor Foundation Owls”
Earlier in the month, we went to the Raptor Foundation in Woodhurst, Huntingdon- it is organisation which rescues, rehabilitates and returns injured birds of prey back into the wild. It’s a lovely facility; they also have accommodations, which we used as we spent two nights there. These shots were taken of some of the birds they have, these ones were taken our for a flying display.
Another one of our pit stops on our way to our new house, was to a “crocodile farm”- it’s in quotations as there were FAR more other animals than crocodiles. But anyhow, we took Neveah there and she had a blast running around in the mud (lots and lots of rain) and checking out all the various animals- like the one below. No idea what kind of bird that is… Disclaimer: The Peacock shot was not taken by me, but by my brother in law, any negative comments, can be directed at him.
I have always love finding/looking at the details in things we’d normally walk right past, or in everyday items. I’m a macro lover. While on a walk recently, I spotted a rotting and weathered tree. The natural colours and details in it really captured my love for textures. Eek!
“Dock of the Canal”
Yesterday (April 30th) we experienced gorgeously beautiful weather, so I had to take the opportunity to explore the beauty that is living with this amazing countryside all around me. I really cannot make an excuse not to- it can be far too breathtaking at times! Anyhow, walking along the canal and taking in the beauty that is nature and the canal boats, I spotted this- and thought how great it would be in black and white, so here it is…
“Leeds Liverpool Canal“
When I spotted this, I thought it was a tombstone (don’t ask), it was then pointed out to me that it was actually a marker for the Leeds Liverpool Canal- #mindblown. Lol, you live and learn, right?! It still looks like a tombstone for the LLC…
I LOVE spring and I LOVE Cherry Blossoms, it’s actually probably a problem, but I mean, how can you not!? I’ve been admiring my new neighbour’s tree, which has given me more Cherry Blossom tree envy. Upon walking back to my house, we struck up a conversation about it and while chatting I realised just how many bees seemed to also be drawn to the tree as well (another selling point to my partner), and here is how I got this shot. I am actually really proud of it, I may print it for my office. Eek!