Amber and Dale…two very fun, playful people! I met them about a year ago after they had seen my work and they asked me to photograph their wedding (did I mention they have great taste as well? lol) Ego aside and back to my story here… back when there were still some leaves on the trees (seem so long ago doesn’t it?) we got together for some engagement photographs. A&D had seen some signature albums I had done for other clients and really wanted to do one for their wedding. If you are not familiar with the concept, a signature album is guest book that the attendees at the wedding reception get to write their best wishes and congratulations in. This type of book is waaay more personal then the old style guest book where people write only A:) their name B:) where they are from c:) their signature. Really, who wants to look through a bunch of papers with stuff like “Aunt Edna -Tuelon? The answer …nobody! With a signature album however, not only does the couple’s personality come out in some cool images, their guests can write something meaningful in the book. That way 20 years down the road someone is just as interested in looking through and reading the book as they were when they first viewed it at the reception. Amber and Dale’s wedding is coming up in a couple weeks (December 11th, 2010) and here is a peak at the album I created for them that shows off their personalities.
I met a fellow photographer on a Winnipeg photographic forum a few years ago named Garry. Over the years we have photographed numerous assignments together, including charity events for the WInnipeg Humane Society, The Special Olympics of Manitoba as well as the the finals of the Manitoba Soccer Association. Last year he hired me to photograph his son’s wedding that was going to take place this fall. There’s always a sense of pride when another photographer selects you to photograph their or their child’s wedding – something I’ve had the privilege to do on several occasions. Considering they have a good sense of who does what work in the city and province, when they choose you over all others in the industry really is an honour. Truth be told it also puts a lot of pressure on you to deliver as well.
In between the all hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season I’m trying to take some time out here and there to update my blog. That’s right, even though it’s only early November, it’s well into the Christmas Season at Impact Photographic Design! I’m been photographing families and children specifically for holiday gifts since early September. Such is the calendar of a portrait photographer! LOL As I write this a giant pile of orders to my left is staring at me. Its going to have to wait until Thursday however as I am in Kenora Ontario photographing some clients of mine at their cottage tomorrow and then Wednesday I have a couple studio portraits to do and then I must get images ready to show other clients images I’ve created for them.
Anyway… back to updating the blog! LOL
Here’s some portraits I created for a couple that though they have been together for several years and are now living together…never had any portraits done for them before. After talking and finding out they were a pretty laid back couple, I decided to approach their session in that way as well. As they both are part of the Navy (yes, we do have a Navy base in Winnipeg believe it or not!) I decided to use some of the architecture of the navy building in of the images. She found the building pretty boring, but I said “trust me”. I found some of the lines & shapes pretty funky. As well we also used a local park. Below is a small section of the images I created for them.