Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tchotchke Tuesday

I thought that to get myself blogging more, and taking more photographs that I would start Tchotchke Tuesday. I am a packrat. There I've said it. I save things for inordinate amounts of time. I buy useless items that tickle my fancy. I have an entire room (not my bedroom) devoted to crafts, photography, and yes... tchotchke's (misc items that may or may not have any use). 

I can't display most of them, thanks to having three boys, two dogs and a husband (bulls in a china shop?). I'm going to introduce one of my special trinkets and show you why.

I found this gem of a teacup at Value Village and I just had to have it, it was so pretty.

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Moments later I walked away to find another bit of something to photograph and I walked in on two of the boys with this little surprise.

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You'll be happy to know that I've kept the pieces. You know... because I might fix it one day. ;)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beautiful Outdoor Maternity

This beautiful couple recently welcomed the birth of their beautiful baby!! I am so happy for them, they were a dream to work with. 

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Aren't they to die for? No wonder I couldn't pick fewer images, and there are still so many more that I love. I can't wait to meet the new addition to their family. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Hope Dog Rescue, Dogs looking for forever homes!

I had the greatest privilege of taking Lacey pictures for the New Hope Dog Rescue http://www.newhoperescue.org/ . I had offered my services in order to help update some of the dogs images, as there is an indication that better photos of the pets help increase adoption rates! That makes perfect sense to me, as sometimes a pets online photograph is the only way that the public gets to "see" the pet in the shelter. 

I've always wanted to help out at a shelter, but at this time we are in no position to take in anymore animals (2 dogs, 3 sons, and 1 husband.... I've got my hands extra full). I have also wanted to use my photography in order to help out organizations that are in need of photographic services. 

She is a high energy puppy that would make an outdoorsy family VERY happy! Please help Lacey find a forever home! If you or someone you know does adopt Lacey please email me and I will send you all the images of Lacey in High Resolution digital files.

Here is her profile (it may say adopted, but she has not been adopted as of Oct 15, 2013)

If Lacey isn't the right puppy for you, maybe one of these gorgeous dogs are:


Monday, October 7, 2013

Newborn: Before & After

What goes into editing? Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little. Editing is a way for the photographer to polish an image. I shoot RAW image files, which means I need to go through the files and edit them for colour and sharpness. 

Newborns are specifically tricky because they are often jaundiced (yellow skin) or have newborn skin issues (flaky skin, rash, milia, baby acne) etc. I try to keep my skin editing to a bare minimum, so as not to take away from the reality of the moment and image.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Simply Gorgeous Newborn.

This sweet lady was 12 days young and a dream to work with. She had the most adorable fat cheeks, and looks deceptively large in the pictures. She was under 7lbs at birth! 

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