I’ve probably written this post hundreds of times this past week. Trying to figure out what to say, the right way to say it, etc.
My hubster usually tells me to just open up my heart, let it flow, just WRITE. So here I am, opening up my heart about 2012. My look back on a crazy, crazy year.
This was technically my first year in the business. Last year was about second shooting, classes, workshops and struggling to find me as a person and a photographer. And this year? This year was JUST the beginning to something amazing.
I found out there really is only one ME. One person that will play the role of Austin Powers to make your mother laugh. To run out and dig through dirt to find a lost vintage brooch. To trek through 3 feet of snow to find THAT. MAGICAL. PLACE. To just hug YOU, because you really were happy with ME…without even seeing a single photo. I got to travel to Mexico, to a cottage on an little island of it’s own, to many farms and to my own backyard. I was able to second shoot and grow with some amazing photographers and some amazingly talented vendors, and have been featured on crazy inspiring blogs!
Thank you to my awesome crazy network of fellow photogs that just continues to grow, educate and always inspire.
Thank you to my family and friends for following me and supporting me on this whirlwind of a year. If it wasn’t for your understanding, I honestly don’t know how I would have survived.
Thank you to my hubster. Seriously? I lorve you. You are forever my rock.
And of course, thank you to ALL my clients for entrusting me with all of your special little moments. The happiness. The laughter. The love.
Bring it, 2013. Bring it.
Happy New Year everyone!!
Meet Matt. (And check out his website too!) My someday-to-be-cousin-in-law. (RIGHT Matt?!)
Just graduating from Mohawk, he’s now on the look-out to become a journalist. But his talents don’t just end there! He’s also a musician and an avid nerd.
In need of some head shots (and other hilarious portraits) we ventured out into my neighbourhood and did an semi-impromptu mini-shoot.
These two are a couple of my faves.
2011. was. AMAZING. I cannot wait to see what 2012 has in store…
I’m excited to learn more and see where my camera takes me.
Thank you everyone for your hardcore support!
Here’s a look back on some events of 2011 for me! Happy 2012 to ALL!
I consider myself extremely lucky to have such a wonderful man as my father-in-law. I admire his strength, courage and above all his sense of humor, especially in hard and crazy times. (Which we’ve had our fair share of!)
This shot was taken at a little birthday gathering Jody and I had at our place – he was actually checking out his Kobo reader we got him as a present. I just really loved how the light was on him from our living room window.
Epic photo for an epic husband. Although he’s sick, he cheers me up when I’m feeling down. He boosts my ego when it needs boosting. And he stands in front of hot work lights so I can take this photo! His rating: AWESOME.
The setup: my living room curtains as a backdrop, continuous light source on the bottom right from a work light (maybe next time I’ll try rim lighting too?), and my huge reflector on the silver side bouncing the light from the left.
Also tried a little David Hill kinda post-processing. Just really sharpened up the image.
I’m still learning, but at least I can torture the hubby in order to do so at anytime!