Abbyy.

This is the adorable little girl we babysat last night. We had her, 85 pound brody, my boyfriend and I all on one double sized bed. It made for an intersting night of freezing, limbs going numb and not really getting any sleep at all. But look how cuteee she is!  :):)

Halifax in the AM.

Very early morning assignment in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Come visit us. :) 

Oh Autumn, why don't you last longer?

I’ve been in the process of backing my computer up and I keep stumbling upon photos that I have no idea why I didn’t like them to begin with. Crazy!

BBrody, looking all dignified and stuff.  ^^ 

SScott and Bro having a game of tug o’ war. ^^

Testing out the lighting but turned out to be a nice portrait!

Owning your own story.

Click image to see before shot.

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy - the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

- Brene Brown

Hand + Product Assignment.

Well, a few hours, some cutting through white fill, a million different light set ups, a willing model, sticking my lens through a hole, breaking a $250-ish dollar bulb, and a little crying I finished. 

A huge thanks to Karen for being so patient with me today and volunteering to be my lovely hand model. :)!

Let’s just say that I was not meant for product photography. It’s really hard. Kudos to those that do it, you guys rock. 

Self Portrait #3.

#3! Typical mirror shot. I was awiting my darling boyfriend to get ready so we could meet up with another couple at a local park to take our dogs out. I was around 5C out. It was so warm, so sunny, so nice. I hope winter has ran it’s course early this year because I could get used to this weather. :)

Nikon D700
50mm @ F/1.8
1/250 sec
ISO 200 
Natural Light From window on side / Flash on my camera. 

Practice, makes perfect.

But if there’s no such thing as perfect —why practice? Because it’s fun. 

I’ve been trying to take photos every day. Of nothing in particular. Mostly my dog. Because he doesn’t care. Or maybe he does? And he’s just so darn handsome. I just really want to get into the habit of practicing. Taking photos of something for nobody but myself, so that I can edit them the way I like. Or experiment with them. Sometimes they turn out horrible, and others… they end up being emailed to family and friends. :) 

Click here for full size. It’s amazing how much a simple crop can do to really bring something in your photo into focus. I made the colours a little more punchy, sharpened. I was shooting at F/1.8 and meant to get the focus on his eyes but he must have moved and I got it on his nose instead. Taken by the large window in the living room and had my flash on to get a catch light in his eyes.  :) 

Here’s another one from today : 

Click here for full size.

Self Portrait #2.

Self portrait #2! With the help of my friend Devon from the previous post. It was FREEZING out. :) 

Day with Devon!

My friend Devon came up from the Valley today and we hung out in the studio then headed outside to a near by path. :) Here’s some shots from the day. 

Walking in a winter wonderland.

Before : 

After :