Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Merry Christmas Lauren & Julia!

We had a great time with Lauren and Julia a few weeks ago. Just in time for the holidays! Enjoy!

Click here to view Lauren and Julia's slideshow.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Orchids are lovely

We've had this orchid since the summer. It just keeps blooming and blooming. Amanda just had this picture framed today (as a gift for someone - shhh!) and I had to share it with you all.

Flowers brighten our days. I highly recommend having some in your home or office. Or if not the actual flowers...pictures of them! Let me know if you need some - I've got thousands!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Watch for our ad in Niagara Wedding Magazine

Check out our new ad in Niagara Weddings Magazine. We've featured a few of our wonderful couples in the ad, and provided a link to our blog so everyone can see their slideshows. We had so many great pictures to choose from for the ad, that we figured let's send everyone to the blog so they can see the slideshows.

We also worked with the magazine editor Lori Littleton on a couple of the photo spreads in the next issue. Lori is great - she is so organized and on top of things - very important when you are the editor of a magazine! For this issue we shot a whole bunch of products for registry gift ideas, as well as some incredible bouquets by local florists. We are also pleased to say that one of our couples wedding will be featured in the issue. Can you guess who? Post your guesses in the comments section of this blog post. And no, the couple who is in the magazine can't guess. (they know already!).

If you live in the Niagara Region the magazine should be arriving by mail just before Christmas. Just in time to start planning your weddings!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Planning for 2008 - Photo courses

We've got a number of things that we are working on for 2008 that we are really excited about! Stay tuned for updates to come as we finalize all the details. Here is something we've been working on.

Photography Classes Anyone?

One of our ideas is to have photography classes. We will be starting with two levels (beginner and intermediate) which will include classroom work, practical applications of techniques, photo assignments and shooting excursions. We want to teach you how to get the best photos possible! We are still setting up the courses, but wanted to open it up to our valuable blog readers first. So, here is the question. What do you want to know about? What sort of information would you find valuable? What do you want to learn?

Email all your ideas and suggestions for our new photo classes to Jory, who will be putting the lists together of what you want to know. If you'd like to sign up to receive more information about the classes and when they will be you can email Jory too.

We can't wait to hear from everyone!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Tori & Brendan

Tori and Brendan are two people that we've known for a while. In a past life Tori and I worked at the Shaw Festival, and I met Brendan while playing in a rec volleyball league with Tori. They were also invited to Anemone and Mike's wedding in Mexico, so when the time came to decide where to do their engagement session Mexico seemed like a perfect choice!

We wanted to do something a little different, as 3 days earlier Anemone and Mike had done their engagement session at the resort we were staying at. Tori suggested going downtown to make things a little more 'urban' and I've got to say that it was a brilliant idea. There were great colours and architecture, and Tori and Brendan kept adding little things that were so 'them'. They had been taken dancing lessons back home, so on a couple of occasions you will see them dancing on the beach. I don't think the locals knew what to make of us. Me as the paparazzi following them around as they danced in the waves, while my capable volunteer assistant Luella carried camera bag, cameras and three sets of shoes, all while yelling things to me like "Chris - wave!" which was good, because without her eagle eyes, I was so caught up in getting the shots that I would have been submerged in the waves that kept coming up the shore. (Thanks Luella!)

It was a great time and we got some amazing pictures. I cannot wait for the wedding!

Click here to view Tori and Brendan's slideshow.

Enjoy the pictures!

PS - I wish we were all still there!