Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Confessions of an EX Girlfriend...

Here is one of my 10 concept shoots I promised to do on my list.  I know, I know what everyone is thinking...where on earth did you find such good looking models!  haha!  Wouldn't you know it...these fine folks are Fort Saskatchewanites!  I must thank Eric and Shannon for helping me out last minute.  This shoot was thrown together in a couple of days and I was happy to have such wonderful volunteers.  And wouldn't you know it, they aren't even a real couple (they are just that good at acting angry!  Props to you two!)  Oh, and everyone is probably wondering as well why I seem to hate men so much!  I don't...trust me...but I loved the idea of doing something other then a photoshoot showcasing love.  Plus, to anyone who knows me, I am usually the complete opposite of angry and vengeful...so it's fun to shock people too! :)  I hope everyone enjoys!

**Word to the wise...just because some of these photos may depict some violence, I in no way condone any of that.  Please, oh please, no killing teddy bears and blaming it on me...poor Teddy did nothing to you!





Saturday, 18 August 2012

VanHOOVER!!! ( I'm back!!! )

This July was a very busy month for me. A trip to Jamaica the first week, and a trip to Vancouver the last week. I am one lucky lady! This trip to Vancouver (or VanHOOVER, as I prefer it) was a long time coming. It was about four years ago I moved from Vancouver to Edmonton and being back in one of the greatest cities brought back so many memories from some of the best years ever! Some of those memories include one of my greatest friends from college, Jo. So when she invited me to her wedding...could I really say no? Of course not! I was honored to go and celebrate such an important event in her life. She had chosen a nautical theme for her nuptuals, so when putting together my outfit I chose a twist on the nautical theme.

 Dear VanHOOVER...boy have I missed your skyline!

I have to admit...the neon trend has really got me hooked right now.  It brings me back to the 90s...when my mom dressed me in neon colour blocked polyester track suits.  Why that makes me happy and giddy I have no idea...but the thought of neon just brightens my mood.  However, I do try to follow one rule when wearing neon (a rule my mom...or anyone in the 90s clearly hadn't heard of...), do NOT go overboard.  If I am wearing something neon I try to pair it with a neutral.  Never wear too much at once.  I usually feel safe following this trend as long as I am sticking to that.  
 Could this be a more perfect clutch for me?  A bow...sequins...enough said!
 How could I leave my hot pink lips at home?  They practically scream P-A-R-T-Y!!
 To the happy couple, Aaron and Johanna.  Thank you very much for including me in your big day.  It was quite the wedding and I had the greatest time!  It was an honor to be there!

Ps...I miss you already Jo!!  Get your booty to Alberta ASAP! :) Love you!!!



Monday, 13 August 2012

Say Yes To The Dress (then TRASH the heck out of it)

So, I hope if you are reading this you caught my post yesterday about my sister's wedding.  If not...ch-ch-check it out!  Even though I did get a chance to use my camera on the day of the wedding, my main purpose was to stand up for my sister (which I did proudly, and hopefully well).  However, the following day was more my style because it was...TRASH THE DRESS DAY!!  Woo!  My first official trash the dress.  It took a bit of convincing to first, get my sister to agree to get into the ocean with her dress...and second, to get her husband to agree to another day of photos.  It was a hard sell for Tyler, but he's a good sport so we had about 15-20 minutes of his undivided attention.  Perfect! 

I have to admit, with my fashion background I quickly realized trash the dress is much more my cup of tea.  I love all other styles of photography but I find TTD is more about the art behind the shot...and its ok to go a bit off course with the shot...think outside the box a bit more...turn it more into an editorial style shoot.  I will admit I was pretty nervous...after all, this was my sister's very expensive dress about to be ruined...to quote Eminem "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow.  This opportunity comes once in a lifetime...yo!"  So yes, a nervous nelly I was indeed! 

I do have to thank my lovely sister for completely trusting me though, I don't think I would have ended up with the images I did if she hadn't.  So these are just a few of my favourite shots...but believe me, it was NOT easy picking my favourites...but I made some tough cuts and narrowed them down to the following...ENJOY! :)

 This next photo deserves a quick back story.  When I said before that Brittney put complete trust in me...I meant it!  See, she has a tiny fear of water, so right before this photo I had asked her to lay on her back and float...2 problems with that...#1: the look on her face was pure terror (and as her sister I can say utterly hilarious!), and #2: the way her dress was no matter how hard they tried the air pockets in the under layer would not go away...making it look like she had massive balloons under her dress keeping her afloat.  Fortunately, even though that particular pose didn't work I got this super cute candid of Britt and Tyler after.  You never know how you're going to get that perfect shot!