Archive for April, 2011

Jo-Anne’s Family – MPH Photography – Toronto

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I have never had to postpone so many sessions before but April 2011 has probably been the worse month for rain in a decade. Fortunately we did manage to find one day that wasn’t too cold or too wet and I finally got to meet this sweet and adorable family last Friday.

We met at high park, and I have to say it was a nice day, sun was out just a bit, it wasn’t as cold and all of a sudden everyone was outside enjoying the weather, including high park. I know high park can get pretty packed, but thankfully there wasn’t too many people there during our session this time.

It’s a huge park with so much to see, from gazebo to ponds to beautiful cherry trees (when they bloom) there’s lots to take in. We really enjoyed our walk around and found so many beautiful spots to take photos of this beautiful family, it definitely was a great day and we really enjoyed ourselves with all of them.

Both kiddos were pleasant and sweet and so cute, and indeed the whole family is very photogenic, as you can see for yourself.

Thanks Jo-Anne, it was finally nice to meet you and your family and I hope you enjoyed your time with us and I also hope you enjoy your sneak peek from our session.

 

 

 

Creme de la creme workshop – Toronto – MPH Photography

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I was so honoured when Silvana from http://www.impulsephotographyblog.com/ contacted me and asked me if I could assist her with her creme de la creme workshop, I nearly hit the ceiling from my excitement. I was so excited and nervous as well but it was definitely a wonderful opportunity and I’m thankful that I was asked.

I met some wonderful photographers and we all got along great and we all learned so much in those 2 days and I know I wrote well over 10 pages of info and watching Silvana do her thing and learning from one of the best in the industry was definitely a dream come true. I missed her when she was asked to speak at WPPI last year and I kept kicking myself over it until the phone rang and I heard her voice on the other end asking me to be her assistant for the workshop.

I’ve known Sil for years and was even her 3rd assistant at a wedding she shot years ago, I learned alot from her then and continue to learn from her every year. She’s not only an awesome photographer but has such a sweet soul, she’s such a blessing and I’m so proud to call her my friend. She not only teaches me about photography but also how to be a better person, to love more, to give more and to put God first in your life. I often look up to her both for photography and for how God is using her and her talents to serve Him. She’s an inspiration in all that she does and I thank God for placing her in my life.

Silvana held her workshop at one of the most beautiful venue’s in Toronto, The McLean House http://www.estatesofsunnybrook.com/ and besides the gorgeous grounds and the fabulous mansion that we got to shoot in, they also have great service and take such good care of you. The staff were so helpful, especially Veronica, she looked after us as if we were her own, and I must commend them for hiring such top notch employees.

Silvana also spoiled us by giving everyone a scrumptious cupcake by Lavish Cupcakes  http://www.lavishcupcakes.com/ and Oh my goodness, these cupcakes tasted like heaven, and I had to make my husband drive us from the east end to go pick up a box of these delectable treats a week later,lol. I’m now hooked and while at Lavish the people there are so sweet and so caring , they even loved watching my little munchkin run around even though I was afraid he’d break something they just smiled and gave him a cupcake (which I ended up eating by accident and they were sweet enough to give him another one), which made him and me very happy. They now have a new fan for life.

Silvana, thanks so much for such an amazing workshop, not only did we all learn tons but we also got to meet one of God’s awesome creations, you are a blessing to all that meet you and I know you planted a seed in all of us and I know these seeds will grow and flourish and I only hope in years to come that we make you proud.

Below are shots from the day and I can’t thank Silvana enough for allowing us to shoot the poses that she set up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newborn session – 9 days old – MPH Photography – Toronto

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I love that newborn smell that baby’s have, its just so sweet and I can’t tell you how much I love being around precious little souls that have just come into this world. I’m so honoured when a family hires me to photograph their little bundle of joy and usually it leaves me wanting another one too,lol.

Baby Raidyn was 9 days old when we did this session and although she didn’t want to sleep in the beginning she eventually gave in and fell into a deep sleep  and let us take tons of cute pics of her. I could have spent all day there and almost did as newborn sessions tend to take 3-4 hrs as there are many breaks for feeding and changing and posing baby. Once Raidyn settled in though, she was the perfect little model and even gave me some sleepy smiles and I almost took her home with me when we were done,lol.

This was a fun session and I always love finding new places to put a newborn, I get all excited when I get to a home and start looking around and find objects and places that I can put baby in, and love how willing my clients are allowing me to put their baby in some of these places but it always makes for the cutest shots.

Tina and Patrick, thank you so much for letting me capture your little one’s first few days of life, it was such a pleasure photographing Raidyn and I hope you enjoy the sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Verity Headshots

Friday, April 8th, 2011

It has been a crazy busy month for me and I just haven’t had a chance to blog and so you’ll be seeing a few posts in the next few days to make up for the loss of time.

To start things off, we had a photo shoot at the elegant women’s only club in downtown Toronto,  http://www.verity.ca/. When you step through the beautiful doors that lead you into the club, you are filled with a sense of peace and relaxation, the aroma and the ambiance is quite perfect,  the beautiful surroundings take you to another place and time.  You can tell how much loving care the owner Mary Aikten has put into this well thought out club.  Almost like an oasis in the middle of downtown Toronto, a place to get away and relax at the spa, take a dip in the pool or get your hair done, set up meetings, or have lunch or dinner with a few friends at the ever popular restaurant named George. Chef Loseto will mesmerize your taste buds and the courtyard in the summer is said to be Toronto’s most romantic courtyard.

We spent 3 wonderful days meeting and photographing staff and members and it was really lovely meeting so many inspiring and awesome women, and a few men too. We enjoyed photographing everyone and had a few laughs and took some lovely shots in the process. It was definitely a pleasure photographing everyone and we look forward to doing it again soon.

Special thanks to Mary for hiring us to photograph everyone and we also have to thank Louise for setting up everything for us, as far as schedules and keeping everyone on time and taking such good care of us while we were there and for referring me for this as Louise a returning client, and we must have done at least 3-4 sessions together by now and it means the world to me when clients love me and my work enough to tell other people about me, I’m constantly humbled and honoured when others spread the word about me.

Here are a few shots from the time we spent there….

 

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