Graduation Session {2012}

Thursday, March 29, 2012

'tis the time of year to start thinking about Graduation sessions...each Grad is unique in their style and attitude. Why not let that shine through in a custom session with myself...we will work together to customize a session to suit your personality. This is not your usual cap and gown shoot.... call or email me today to book in for limited dates for your session.
recommendations: I do recommend different locations, wardrobe changes and pro hair style and makeup for session to customize your rockstar/supermodel session!:)

Jasmine Star {Phoenix} theFix

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

While away in Arizona I was fortunate to be able to attend a couple of different workshops/venues related to my photography business. I hooked up tickets to theFIX with Jasmine Star way back  when they came on sale. I had heard great things about her day long workshops and was sure the evening marketing venue would be grand. Who is Jasmine Star? She is a wedding photographer extraordinaire that has taken herself to amazing places in just a short 6 year career. She is amazing at marketing herself in todays world of ever-changing photography world. theFIX is a speaking tour she is doing while busing around the USA...Phoenix was her first stop.
First of all; Venue. Located in Scotsdale AZ. The Clayton on the Park. Great location, amazing drinks...its was a great vibe to walk into this amazing room with other fellow photogs. I secretly admired all the amazing purse style camera bags:) this girl loves purses...and combine with a multipurpose camera bag = love!
Speaking: Jasmine is a confident warm speaker who speaks from her heart and is happy to share her vibe with fellow photographers. She wasn't selling anything...which is unusual in todays' photo world. She was just there to express the need for us to come together and re-invent this industry to a great standard.
The scoop that I got from Jasmine 1)make friends/connect with others in the industry 2)list your keep you pointed in the right direction 3) play to your strengths; outsource what your not good at! And develop your strengths and loves! 4) break the mold; your the artist so be true to your creative heart  5) Last but not least; WE ALL STRUGGLE. Embrace it. If there's no Struggle. there's no Change...and change for the better is a good thing. (this was all listed on a thanks for coming email from sweet) Check out pics from theFIX...even one with me beside the lovely Danielle in the green shirt CLICK HERE
Well I did meet two very lovely ladies from Arizona area...Danielle and Michelle. Thanks to Danielle for capturing a photo of Jasmine and I. If you scope out her blog you will see her post on Jasmine and the photos I captured of her and Jasmine.

some people brought iPad to capture photos...I thought that was a funny thing to haul around considering we're photogs!:)

we're home...hurry up spring

Thursday, March 8, 2012

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.  ~Proverb

in some places spring just comes a little bit we arrived home in Canada (ie. Williams Lake) to huge piles of snow and then a fresh dump the next morning. This is what we left behind. Arizona in its beautiful spring splendour. Oh how I love Spring and the new blossoms it brings. please send spring our way.
Just going through some of our Arizona pictures. I didn't take many! WHAT!!!! (Grady's new saying) yes I took a break from behind the camera and embraced the time with my family. It was a great holiday with many new things tried and goals set. The kids are rockin the pool! Wow I'm so impressed how far they have come. The last day we were comparing our tanlines...I think Grady has us all beat! He spend hours in the pool.
We look forward to when we get to go back to Arizona!~it feels like home to us. We also look forward to seeing all the family from USA again. We enjoyed meeting more extended cousins this trip. Also loved our tour guides(and cousins) Guy and Lyn and can't wait to get back to their pool for more vodka/tonics with Meyer fruit! YUM YUM my new fav!
We've hit the ground running...busy times with the next few weeks. Weddings, birthdays, and more trips. feeling very blessed to live our best life. oh yes training for the sun run...ughhh glad to hear I'm not the only one feeling unmotivated to get this done. 4 weeks to go from 5km to 10km...(in the snow:( I better sign out and get out for a run.

Meyer fruit. cross between orange and lemon...the best part of a vodka/tonic:)

fresh blooms in the Watson cousin's garden!

I love all the unique cactus from Arizona

another spring plant! this was outside Lyn and Guys house...loved it!

thanks to Auntie Anna for getting this p&s shot of me and Kent! This taken on one of our great nights out. At the San Tan Flats restaurant. An outdoor cowboy restaurant with open fires, dance floors, live music, bars, ribs and more. We'll be back for sure.
Thanks to my amazing husband of almost 12 a great trip...2012 is bringing amazing things for our family! Bring it on....

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