Chelsey & Jo - Elopement - Sudbury Wedding

Chelsey and Jo had a sweet little courthouse wedding with their immediate family.                         I absolutely loved the little denim jacket that she wore over her short white dress.                      They were looking to have some outdoorsy photos for their formals and it had to have easy access for the grooms mum.  I immediately knew where we had to go!  This ticked all of their boxes and kept us on schedule. Sudbury is the best for finding wild looking places within the city. Everywhere you turn there is a lake or a forest. Look at this little slice of heaven 5 minutes from the restaurant they were going to for their first meal as a married couple.

Canada Photo Convention 2017 - Speaker - Vancouver

The time is almost here and I’m getting so excited! If you’ve never been to CPC let me tell you it is a total gamechanger. It turned my business around after the first time I went. It’s totally business focussed with a big dash of inspiration. It is also a fabulous community to be a part of, so many supportive photographers all willing to talk and help each other out. You build lifelong friendships at these events.  Im lucky enough to be speaking along side a group of amazingly talented photographers at this years Convention. Now i get to return the favour and hopefully help another photographer turn their business around or inspire them to keep growing their business. Here is a bit about my talk and I hope to see you there.  

Tickets and information are available here

 

Taking the Terror out of in person sales.

 

 

Your work is good right? So why is it so hard to sit across from your clients when it comes to selling your images? The art of selling is pretty simple, I'll share them with you in this talk.

I'll be walking you through my sales process and talk to you about

How to overcome your fear of selling  How to deal with your fear of being judged How to get started selling

I hope to take you from feeling like you're standing naked in front of a bunch of church ladies to feeling like Steve Jobs when he says "and there's one more thing..."

 

thanks Jasser, I've never been Meme 'd before LOL

thanks Jasser, I've never been Meme 'd before LOL

Cynthia and Jason's Radisson Hotel Wedding - Sudbury Ontario

Cynthia and Jason's Wedding took place in Sudbury Ontario.  It was a beautiful Fuchsia and black themed affair.

We did a mix of urban and park like photos for these two. Then we were off to the Reception.Where the traditional French Canadian Sock dance took place.  Now I admit when I first moved to Sudbury this was new and strange thing to me lol so I will explain the tradition for those of you that are as lost as I was.   This is where the unmarried older sibling has to wear the ugliest pair of socks known to man and dance in front of all of the guests who then throw money onto the floor for the new couple. For a more in depth description here is a link. There are even video’s of this on you tube go check it out.

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Sudbury Living Bridal Showcase 2016 - Steele Workers Hall Sudbury Ontario

This past weekend I was part of the Sudbury Living Bridal Showcase. I love getting out and meeting so many brides and grooms that are planning their weddings.   Its always great to see what the newest trends are and to check out some of the amazing food offered by wedding venues.

It was awesome to meet you all and best of luck in planning your upcoming weddings. I hope that you found a ton of inspiration and crossed some things off of your to do list!

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Sudbury Wedding Show

Get your own Celebrity Style Portrait!

I’ve recently started Photographing an alternative to Boudoir Photography. It’s in the Glamour Genre, but not those awful photographs from the 90’s with popped collars, teased hair and boas. You all remember those don’t you? LOL   I’m taking it in a more contemporary direction. I am photographing women how I would love to be photographed.  I flip through Vanity Fair on a regular basis, It’s one of my favorite Magazines because of the Portraits, I rarely read an article in the magazine but the pages are always dog eared. I just love the colour, style and feel of the photography in the magazine. I would LOVE to have a portrait of myself like them.  So I decided to try my hand at a style of photography that I have drooled over for years. Guess what Ladies?  You can now have your very own Contemporary Beauty portrait!  Bring a friend, get your hair and make-up done share some snacks and champagne and have your very own Portrait Session I promise you’ll feel like a celebrity! Make sure you make plans for the evening because you are going to look Fabulous!  I welcome all women! You deserve a Portrait that you love. Call to book today!

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Stéphanie and Jack: Brystons on the Park Wedding, Copper Cliff

Stephanie and Jack where great to work with from start to finish, designing her invitations and taking their WeddingPhotographs. They has a small intimate Friday evening Wedding. I love Friday Weddings! Everyone seems so relaxed.  The lighting and that time of day is my favorite! I love being able to use that early evening light to make Romantic images. The location in Copper Cliff is so versitle as well, it always looks beautiful.

Stéphanie was a beautiful smily bride, Jack was kind of silly and funny and their bridal party was up for anything! You tell that from the photographs I captured that day. Stéphanie wanted something a little different as well she had asked me for an outdoor night shot.  These are some of my favorite images from her Wedding. They are also some of my favorite to shoot. I get to be completely creative in my lighting and using it to create a mood for the images. 

Enough talk. Here are the images.

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Sudbury Wedding Photography

This Wedding was a great one. Despite all of the rough luck this couple endured to make it to the alter, their Wedding was a beautiful and fun place to be. From lost deposits to MIA vendors this couple had it all during the planning process. Everytime they saw me it was a roller coaster of emotion. Man this bride was a trooper she hung in their and stood her ground. She told me once when she was picking up some of her photos "you know what? Im always happy to come see you because this is the once place I know is going to get it right." I took that as a huge compliment and assured her that everything would be fine for her Wedding. We shot their Photos between the hotel and the Grotto. Some of my favorite shots from this Wedding where the getting ready shots. I'll post one of them and then you can see how their Wedding woes didnt end at the alter. They where great sports for that final shot. As soon as I showed Tara the photo on the back of the camera she burst out laughing. I believe her first comment was "That's F#*cking Awesome!" I love it when a bride can let go of the stress and just enjoy her day no matter what gets thrown at her. Tara is my superstar from last year!

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Celena and Larry's Sudbury Wedding

So once again I have been slacking on my blog posts.  So Im revisiting all of my Weddings from last season and presenting a few images from each to keep you all updated.  

When Spring comes we all start thinking about the outdoors and fun party's  So in most cases Weddings fall into this season as well.  

These Photographs are from Celena and Larry's Wedding.

 They Where Married in Lively ON and their reception was at the Italian club in Copper Cliff.  Let me tell you,  The food there is always incredible!  This couples First dance was Beautiful, it was choreographed and practiced to perfection.   

The first shot is my favorite Dance shot from their Wedding.

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Sudbury Living Bridal Show

WOW! That was a Very Busy day.  I met soo many excited brides on Saturday at the Unitied Steel Workers Hall It reinvigorates me for the next season.  I cant wait to get started on all of the Boudoir Sessions I booked from my show special. There are going to be a lot of lucky guys out there in the near future lol.  So I just thought I would post a picture of my booth from the show.  Happy Planning!  Remember Im willing to travel outside of Sudbury and all of my packages include a Hard Covered Art Style Album!  I look forward to meetings over the next few days.

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