two blog posts in one night. woop!Here's a snippet Sarah & Ariel's beautiful New York City wedding that I was so lucky to shoot.
It's been far too long since I've blogged something and I sincerely apologize. I wish I could say the reason is it's summer and it's difficult to be inside for longer than is necessary but judging by the last time I posted that excuse doesn't hold up. Truth is, I have a hard time spending more time on the computer than is necessary. I'm feeling really great about my workload as I'm all caught up on editing photos/weddings, able to spend time working on ceramics and am still managing to escape the city here and there. I love summer and am itching to shoot more. I'm currently reading Sally Man's recent book called Hold Still and it's inspired me to think more about photography and it's purpose. I've fallen into the habit of pulling my camera out for work and then leaving it at home for any personal events. I cherish being able to look back on the boxes of prints my parents stored filled with finger prints, creases and quick notes on the back of dates and occasions. All that being said, I'm setting a personal project or a new years resolution so to speak to shoot more. To bring my camera with me everywhere.
I was lucky enough to attend an absolutely amazing workshop/field trip with friends in California way back in February. Here are the film photos from my time there finally surfacing.
Kodak Portra 400 / Canon EOS 1n
Earlier in the summer, we spent a lovely evening among 1200 other white clad folks, dining on delicious grub for the table for 1200 event. Kodak Portra 400 / Canon EOS-1n
A couple months ago, I was able to work with a pretty great team of talented ladies to put together a styled wedding shoot. Being my first one attempting on my own, it was an extremely daunting task. I'm feeling pretty lucky to have had such a great team on board that were there more than happy to let me bounce ideas off of them and help guide me. So, THANK YOU.
And I'm feeling equally as lucky to have this shoot recently featured on a creative wedding blog, HELLO MAY.
CREDITS Photography & Planning Janine Kropla Photography // Stylist Ashley Nicole Design // Stationery One Plus One Design // Jewellery Sugar Blossom Design // Cake Jenna Rae Cakes // Hair Chelsea Marinelli of Prep Hair // Makeup Sarah Gurevich // Wooden Bowls Karen Hare // Dresses 7th Avenue Fashions // Flowers Oak & Lily
These two were a perfect start to the wedding season. Happy to be handing over these images very soon. xoxo
Last October I attended the most amazing workshop with the most amazing people in the most amazing place. At the end of February I'll be returning to California for another workshop where we will be camping out in the desert. Honestly, what could be better? So in honour of that I thought I'd finally share the photos I took at the last workshop. The beginning images are from an "assignment" we had where we had 1 theme, 25 shots consistently and the back of our cameras taped. My boring theme, which seemed brilliant at the start, was light. Have you seen the light that they have in California? That beautiful beautiful pollution. I haven't included all 25 from that series but I've shared a few with you. Early one morning, Amelia, Katie and myself, scaled the side of the mountain to watch the sun rise which was probably the best decision we made. Aside from the fact that there were snake holes all over the mountain. The last few images are from our shoot with Dan O' Day and Samm Blake out in the desert in the evening.
I couldn't be more excited to return to that beautiful place for what's going to be an incredible time.
A while back I paired up with the amazing ladies of FRESHAIR Boutique for a styled shoot out at a client's barn. The results were magical! With Renee & Jill killing it in front of the lens and the always talented Christie and Praise styling the shoot you couldn't really go wrong. It was a nice change of scenery to escape the city and incorporate the horses in the shoot. If you haven't already, these images are up at Freshair, go check them out. While you're at it you might as well get your hair did and nails done. Renee, is pretty fantastic nail artist and you can't go wrong with any member of the hair team. Do it. It's Friday. xoxo.
Gorgeous flowers + gorgeous couple and finished off with cookies and coffee. Could things get any better?
Can't get over this wedding and this couple.
I was lucky enough to have the time to run away to Vancouver for a week and a half earlier in July. Tagging along with a few other girls to see the boys on tour and then soaking in an extra week with an old friend was just what I needed. It's been years, maybe even before the "teen" years, that I've been to Vancouver. My only recollections from the beautiful city of mountains were: 1. The smell of dying star fish outside our hotel room door due to our very thoughtful neighbours. 2. The fear that I had while walking along the Capilano Suspension Bridge and joyous tourists were running/shaking the bridge - when there are large signs saying DON'T SHAKE BRIDGE". 3. A ferry ride. It's safe to say I don't remember much and I was due for another trip to Vancouver during my adult life.
I lucked out and Vancouver had GORGEOUS weather for the entire span of the trip, aside from the morning that I was leaving, a record number of hours of sun for Vancouver in July actually. Visiting Vancouver rekindled my love for travelling and adventures; I want to/need to go back and explore the rest of Canada.