i live with the most wonderful family! some of you will know that i’ve lived apart from family for an uber uber long time…on and off since i was in grade 4. the shins have become my family and sarah (aka mama shin) has adopted me as her sister wohoo! i love each personality in this home dearly and to express that i set up a photobooth for them to take photos for the christmas season. It’s great to come home to a full house after a long day. I think i’d go a little crazy if i lived alone cause all i would do is sit in front of my computer and work :P
last night i went to my 3rd concert! seeing brooke fraser perform live was awesome and i lost myself in her silky voice. It was totally worth standing for several hours for her. Check out my brooke fraser tshirt isn’t it awesome? i contemplated waiting to get her sign it but was too shy :P
The night actually started off with my best friends bday dinner at Real Jerk for some awesome jamaican food. Her husband came and brought gifts for all the girls because he said that was the best gift he could give sarah *tear* how sweet is that? The men that came to the bday dinner were a little stressed because it’s a little hard to top. I mean who brings gifts for the guests? This is what he brought for us girls.
i thought i’d share a little bit about what i throw into my bag when i head out to a meeting, photoshoot, movie, shopping….basically everywhere cause you just never know. So here goes!
another SWEET couple :)
this is another wedding i shot on a chilly day. It’s definitely a real challenge for the wedding photographer to keep a good flow of things during the shoot while covering all important images. For myself as the photographer it’s hard to shoot additional random creative shots when the bride is cold. I feel so bad that i wanna wrap things up quickly. There’s definitely a fine line…do i spend more time to cover more shots while the bride is clearly very cold or do i cover just the required so that the photoshoot isn’t ruined for them because they’re freezing to death. I find it’s important to mentally prep yourself when you know that it’ll be cold.
wendy and joel are super laid back. I really love meeting couples who care more about the fact that they’re getting married than over how they look or what their table setting looks like or any of the other things that add to a wedding but don’t necessarily MAKE the wedding. I especially like meeting brides who are laid back and maybe this is because I’m like that :P wendy is super cool because she wore nike’s with her dress.
major props go to the bride and bridesmaids as it was a super cold day but they toughed it out. congrats guys!!!!!
so with the wedding season slowing down it gives me more time on my plate to work on projects that i’ve wanted to as well as do fun things! It’s so great to have this down time to recoup and re-energize. Here are some things that’s been going on in my life.
i love this shot. not only cause it’s a cool crop but because of the old man’s knobbly hands. Hands tell so much about a person and personally i love taking note of someone’s hands when i shake them….”are these workers hands?” “are these hands with nimble fingers that type away on a keyboard?” “are these hands that are not afraid to get dirty?”. I know they’re random thoughts but interesting nonetheless. Personally my hands are extremely calloused from rock climbing and have to be extra careful not to ruin peoples silk shirts hahahha.
anyhoo, this is the end of my random post.
have you seen kanye west’s new music video? he seems a little strange to me but he definitely is creative and this video inspired me with his cool imagery. I absolutely love the tones of the video! I pulled out some of the images that stood out to me. The video is quite painterly and poetic.
If you haven’t seen it yet go check it out. It’s over 30mins though so make sure you have time to watch the whole thing :P
kanye west “runaway”