Art and The Heart - Palm Springs, CA.

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.


It's an 'Old Fashioned' Kinda Day | Personal - Winnipeg, MB.

It's been a dream/goal of mine for a while now to branch out into more lifestyle and food photography, and so I'm happy to say that my wish has finally come true. I paired up with two talented ladies, with the intentions of photographing a delicious fig creation in the making, but unfortunately we couldn't track down a few crucial ingredients on that day and so instead we made a tasty "Old Fashioned'. Being a photographer, I have an especially huge appreciation for light and last Sunday's overcast day provided beautiful beautiful light for us to photograph with. Deciding between B&W and Colour final images for this shoot was particularly hard since the lighting created stunning B&W but yet with the colours of the wood and the warm light, oh boy. The light, the wood, the drinks and the company combined made for a great Sunday!

So here's to an 'Old Fashioned' kind of day and hopefully only the beginning of more food photography posts!

Martha Street | Personal - Winnipeg, MB

Megan Vosters was part of the Youth Outreach Program last fall and after falling in love with all the work they did I followed suit and took part in the program this year. These are some photos from Megan's exhibit last year. It's our exhibit tonight, Thursday, at Martha Street Studios from 5-7. Come for great conversation, cheese & wine and art!

Hope to see you there!

Carly Dow | Portraits - Winnipeg, MB

I've known of Carly Dow for a while now as she is an incredibly talented musician here in Winnipeg - if you haven't had a chance to hear her magical voice, youtube her, she's brilliant - and a little over a month ago we were brought together by a mutual friend. I love collaborations, especially ones where I get to photograph local celebrities, so of course I jumped at the chance to meet and photograph the extroardinary Carly Dow. On an alarmingly cold Saturday, we met up in her studio in the exchange for some shots and a video and then braved the cold for as long we could muster outside. Don't worry, plans for a second shoot are already in the works for the two of us.

PS. The video will follow soon! First ever for BPB!

Spring Time Blues | Winnipeg, MB

This is the beginning of the personal posts. I've fallen into a period of not photographing enough for myself and since it's supposedly spring what better time to head out on more photography walks. Brings me back to my PrairieView days of being sent out on photo walks in -30 weather and having to be inspired/creative. This past Thursday, driving home from my meeting during rush hour, I realized it was way too gorgeous of an evening to not have my camera out so I called up Sara Bennet and we wandered around Wolseley together, cameras in hand. We stopped in for a drink and a bite to eat at the Neighbourhood Bookstore and carried on our way. I feel I spent more time watching where I was walking, careful not to slip on ice or step in giant puddles, than I did looking around for things to photograph. Nevertheless, here are the images from this past Thursday along with a few of my cats because let's face it, cats are the best muses.