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When I first met Christine & Cody, they had plans to do a big wedding celebration.
A fairly traditional setting with a 150 guests. Together we started planning the details the various elements of photography. A couple of months into the planning, I get a phone call from them asking me if I would still consider being part of their wedding celebration if they changed the venue and format a bit to their original idea. I was curious and impress at the same time. The celebration didn’t feel authentic to them. Both of them being fairly reserve and shy people the big wedding was definitely outside their comfort zone and after a heart to heart with their families everyone supported them in their choice to change things up.
So from 150 guest to 17!
From a hotel setting to an outdoor ceremony, suspension bridge and an intimate dinner.
I was so proud of them and their wedding was perfect.
Thank you Christine and Cody for always being you,
The Feedback from our last “Stuck in Automatic Class” has been fantastic.
The light has been ignited for many and it is such a great feeling to be able to share this passion I have.
I know that all my ladies from our class are paying close attention to their metering system with a guaranteed smile as I so well referred to the metering system in our camera constantly searching for that perfect shade of grey! You guest it, completely opened up the trap for myself to fall right into while making all the ladies in the class turn bright red, myself included.
Never a dull moment in class even while talking about metering system…who knew!
A powerful day!
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of teaching a photography class at the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver. The group could not have been more eclectic but all with a common goal: “ Make me fall back in love with my camera.”
Within the first 5 minutes of intro, I could sense we were in for a treat. I never saw people connecting so fast, everyone sharing a common passion that goes beyond words. I could see mini light bulbs going off every minute as I guided them through the journey. By the end of the day, we had moved from snapping pictures to creating fine art. It was empowering.
Stay tune for part 2, I’ll tell you how I got all the girls to blush talking about metering system and exposure (sexy, I know), yes only a french girl could get herself in that embarrassing situation.
They say we all absorb information in different ways. Some are visual, some are hands on, others need to read it. The folks at Buddah Full feel you need to sit on it while enjoying their delicious food. It kind of makes sense. The way to a mans heart is through his stomach, the way to refreshing your affirmations is through your ….. well I guess it doesn’t make that much sense. But it sure gets you talking and thinking while sitting down for a bite. And it’s memorable.
It was a beautiful day today in in North Vancouver. While walking along 1st Avenue, I stumbled across this little bistro Buddah Full. They serve natural smoothie’s and raw food in a really cool and fun atmosphere. They had me at “I love my body”. Sometimes a simple affirmation mixed with a little originality is just what the doctor ordered.
It’s so rare these days that a family portraiture session is just that. Typically, I’m following a family around during a favored activity or just some special time at home. However, the Harder family invited me to shoot a portrait of their family because how often is everybody together?
Well, you know how families get when they’re all together? This family is no different and it was a ton of fun. I couldn’t stop laughing with how comfortable they are around each other and in front of the camera. Not exactly a shy bunch!
Grandpa thought this photo was the real one that would get hung on the wall…
and then realized he was the only one who was actually smiling. Personally I think it’s a great piece for the wall!
And finally after a little focus and guidance, all behaved for a moment. Eyes open, big smiles and … got it.