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.
Loving this couple and can't wait for their wedding September 7th.
These past few weeks have been fairly busy, filled with interviews, sessions, branding ideas and potlucks plus much more, so I apologize for the lack of activity here on the blog. A friend of mine asked me to join in on her studio session with the local band, The Proud Sons, who by the way, are playing on July 4th at the West End Cultural Centre if any of you want to check them out. They are pretttty greeaaat! These shots are from our first session in her studio just roaming around and hanging out. I threw in a few fun outtakes for you too!
A few months ago I teamed up with Poster, Haley Golin, Jessica Kmiec, Chelsea Neufeld and Amanda D. to photograph Poster's new Tee's! I believe there still are a few left at Freshair on Academy or Green Apple on Corydon. Hit them up for a T!
It's this gorgeous lady's birthday today. xo.
As promised, here is the video of Carly Dow from our session a couple of weekends ago. I must admit that I was rather surprised at just how difficult video and audio was. Being my first time actually attempting a music video of sorts I really had no idea what I was doing other than the few suggestions from friends and the web. I underestimated how time consuming and tricky it can be to match up audio with video when you are taking video from 3 different sources. Wowzers.
This is the final result, now that I have more of a clue of what I'm doing you will definitely see more videos from BPB.
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!
If we were to go back 5 years I would not have imagined my life as it is now. I feel truly blessed to have had such amazing opportunities and am very grateful for all of my wonderful clients and friends. Photography has grown to be my entire world and I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you!! I began to dream up this gorgeous styled wedding a little over a month ago. On the hunt for the perfect couple I was immediately drawn to Emilie and Toshio. Having already met them a few times through friends I fell in love with their chemistry with each other and knew I needed to photograph the two of them. I am grateful for having such an amazing team to work with; Jessica Kmiec working her makeup magic, Haley Golin creating a gorgeous hairstyle and Academy Florists providing the flowers.
Hair: Haley Golin / MUA: Jessica Kmiec / Flowers: Academy Florist
I used to work with Craig at West 49 back in the day. I would still see him around every once in a while but it was such a pleasant surprise receiving a text from him a few weeks ago asking about photos for his lady for her birthday. First off, I LOVE photographing people. So what could be better than two people in love? NOTHING. It was beautiful, Craig had the whole shoot planned out, each location having a special moment attached to it. We started out at Assiniboine Park with a quick skate on the new and improved duck pond, we wandered the paths and the sculpture gardens, dined on coffee and tea in the Qualico Centre and finished off at the old abandoned bridge (which sadly ended up being boarded up).
They have my vote for "Cutest Couple Award"!!
I tend to lean towards outdoor locations for shoots for the limitless possibilities and gorgeous surroundings, but those days when it's -40 with the windchill it's nice to have a place to escape to. This past Sunday I got together with a friend of mine to play around and experiment. I've worked with Chelsea before on shoots as she is an incredibly talented stylist who also happens to own her own clothing shop, Waisted, so it was a nice treat to have Chelsea in front of the lens this time. It was a surprisingly nice change and a challenge shooting in a small room with a white wall and a medium size window letting in gorgeous light. I couldn't be happier with the results! With soft lighting and Chelsea's jaw-dropping looks there's no way you can go wrong.
For round two of Out of the Blue's blog street scene I decided to head to The Forks on Boxing Day to see who skipped out on all the crazy deals and mass amounts of people. I was pleasantly surprised to find many people out with their families spending time on the river trail, drinking coffee, wandering what was open in the markets or just hanging out. The weather wasn't unbearable if you were wearing a warm coat and a good set of mitts, long johns and wool socks, Canadian essentials. I met Hailey Grey, a born and raised Winnipeger visiting from Montreal, on her way for the first skate of the season. Everyone has their holiday favourites that they can't go without, whether it be jam-jams (my personal fave), butter tarts, turkey stuffing or all the mass amounts of alcoholic beverages, so I asked Hailey to share hers.
Most Desired Drink: Hot Toddies are a must to keep you warm, plus if there is tea in it it's not that bad for you right?
Baking Necessity: Shortbread cookies are a staple. Who doesn't love a good shortbread cookie.
Dinner Dish: Perogies are eaten daily over the holidays.
Last Saturday morning before Christmas, a friend had asked me to photograph her and her boyfriend for their parents. I was absolutely thrilled at the idea and couldn't be happier with the results. They have to be up there with "Most Stunning Couple of the Year" award. This was such a fun shoot! We took a quick trip to Assiniboine Forest early one morning for gorgeous trees and snow, it was perfect!
I had been wanting to get together with Grant for months to do a shoot for his portfolio before he moved to Toronto. With packing and tying up all loose ends before he moves we were able to squeeze in a quick shoot just two weeks before he moved. Deciding on a simple street style look/appeal, we then spent the gorgeous afternoon strolling around Wolesely, I had an absolute blast! I would photograph Grant and his amazing bone structure any day!!