The big extended family Christmas photoshoot

Erica’s parents live about a million miles north of Winnipeg, so when they come to Ontario it’s a big deal. They wanted photos to capture the rare time that Erica’s family of four and her brother’s family of four can be with their parents all together in one place.

To keep all the kids happy and cooperating, we weren’t too ambitious and hung out at Erica’s home for all of our photos. Everyone did great and there are many photos to document this great event.

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Bayley Family Fall Colours Photoshoot

Rob and Erica were after the perfect fall day to capture the family photos that would eventually be featured in their 2018 Christmas card. We found it! Eloise was in great spirits and loved smiling for the camera. David was a bit tougher to smile, but I think his older sister will coach him for future shoots.

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Chung Family Nature Trail Photoshoot

Adrian and Jenn contacted me to do a family photoshoot with them to celebrate Nathan’s 2nd Birthday. We got a beautiful summer evening and tried a new nature trail and the light worked out great.

Against a bedtime curfew and a toddler who had other things on his mind than posing for photos, I think these photos captured their family perfectly (…as long as the rainbow ball was in his hands). We even got some new headshots along the way home.

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Walker Family Golden Hour Photoshoot

Shane and Krissy are old friends. I remember both of their children being born. Hard to believe that they are running, jumping, and huge in personality and character. I loved spending time with them and hamming it up with the kiddos while getting great smiles and authentic interactions.

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Creating High-Key Headshots with One Light

A nice headshot displays professionalism and is representative of your personal and business brand. In fact, next to the Home Page, the About page is the most important page on a small business website. This is why, for certain types of small business owners, it’s critical to have a clean, well-lit, high quality picture of themselves. I’ve been wanting to learn how to do high-key portraits, so I took the opportunity to help out a friend, Shanna Rice, who is starting a new massage practice in Downtown Kitchener.

Creating the Photograph – Christmas Edition

Some photographers may avoid kitschy Christmas photos; but any photographer with a 6mo old at Christmastime is going to lean in and try to capture the perfect photograph. A photograph that can be later shown to their teenaged dates and displayed at their wedding (sorry little dude, this won’t be the last time the world sees these photos).

Autumn Family Photo Session

Friend and photographer from Shutter Speed Photography, James Jackson, approached me for photos that would be part of a very special first Christmas as a growing family. Of course, I was honoured with the opportunity.

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Fluxible Conference 2015

Did you know that Waterloo Region is host to one of the world’s best UX conferences? Neither did I. That is, up until about a year ago when I saw Rob Barlow-Busch give an entertaining and informative talk about UX at Communitech.

What is UX? UX – User Experience – is NOT graphic design or website design. UX is the process of understanding the user’s goals, problems, and daily workflows then designing for their desired interaction with your product.
As a Product Marketer, I have a unique appreciation for UX. In many cases, UX is the proof behind the dominant selling idea that Product Marketers work hard to develop and communicate through MarCom and Sales. It’s where the rubber hits the road.

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Breanne and Jameson Anniversary Photos

I recently had the pleasure of creating some photographs to commemorate Jameson and Breanne’s anniversary. They are a fun, sarcastic, and easygoing couple. Even though it rained off and on for the first-half of our shoot, they took it in stride and we got some great photos.

We started our photo shoot in south Kitchener where Schneider Creek meets the Grand River.

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Portrait Session at Miovision

It's a little dangerous to ask a photography enthusiast to take a break from their day job and shoot staff portraits. When Scott from People Ops at Miovision asked, I immediately started recalling the Henry's Portrait Perfect Workshop with Lindsay Adler that I attended a few months ago (right) and I got excited. I love my day job, but I got to bring my camera to work and take photos. That's like telling a kid that they can play Xbox in math class.

Not sure if I could get some of the guys and girls at work to wear fascinators or flower hats and pose like Fredau, but I could probably use some existing video lighting equipment to take some good shots.

Challenge accepted.

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