I am in full end of year round up mode over here. I have been a busy santa's little helper sending off some goodies and it gave me a chance to go through all of this years galleries. I know the year is not over yet, but holidays also bring family time and I will be taking a portion of December off.
So that being said, I initially tried to come up with my 10 "best of" but eveuntally landed at 14. With newborn, kids, portraits, weddings, puppies and some personal work it was just too hard. I will explain a little about each. Some are images that literally stopped me in my tracks. Others where whole shoots that have left an every lasting memory for me. With literally thousands of images taken this year, there are so many I cannot possibly include. Please do not be offended if yours is not here. I just wanted to share some of my work that I am so proud of.
Now here they are in no particular order....
This is Corrine. She has been battling stage 4 cancer and is the most inspirational woman I know. Her shoot left me feeling renewed and just down right happy. She has the most supportive family and surrounds herself with postivity. She inspired my "inspired sessions"
What is this you ask? It was my first real experiment. This is the Lyon's Manor abandoned house photographed on an old Kodak Brownie camera using 1976 expired film. Love everything about this down to the fingerprint and the crazy colors.
I couldn't be a favorite list without my puppies. My work with the Manitoba Underdogs Rescue has left me hundreds of amazing moments and memories. This was the last litter I photographed and ond my personal favorites. As always, could not be possible without the help of the fosters where all hands on deck.
Ugh, this cute one year old. This was mom's idea to use his newborn photo (taken by me) at his first birthday baby stages shoot. It was his idea to look down and make it perfect.
Karina is a stuinning bride to start. This magic happened with a little creative lighting and a perfect arch/reflection. So angelic and makes my heart skip a beat.
This was one of those shots that became known as "that desk shot". This prop has been requested for so many shoots since and I love everything about it. It was also one of the first times I used my own custom backdrops from Backdrops Canada.
By far my most viewed image of 2014. It reached over 26,000 people (that I knew of) and had 1.1k likes. Crazy! This was also my most challenging baby of 2014 so when this happened....um yeah.
I have revisited my great grandparents house twice this year. It will not be standing for long but it remains my inspiration for my abandon adventures. Never will you find a house with tin painted walls.
I am proud of how my newborn work has progressed this year. I am most proud of acheiving some of the tougher poses (safely). Newborn photography is no joke. It is a constant evolution and this was one of those "I GOT IT" moments.
This shot blows me away but it was also the wedding. My smallest to date with only 7 in attendance. It was also the most emotional and meaningful events I have ever captured. I am proud to call this couple a friend now and they even adopted a Manitoba Underdog shortly after.
This still makes me giddy!!!!! Storm rolled in at sunset in a ghost town. Not your typical family shoot but this is what I live for. We even did film. This shot will never happen again and I love that.
Pam and Mike married in a very small town. It was the hotest day in May and most of it was spent in blaring sun. Just before the reception (the hall is to the left), the storm rolled in and I put them in the middle of the road in the middle of town. One of those moments you cannot get in the city and one that to this day sums up what I love about weddings. So unpredictable and magical.
That exact moment you tell your mom you are pregnant. Enough said!
And lets end this with a rainbow. This couple is marrying in 2015 and their e-session was pure magic. We walked into the park and this complete rainbow appeared. I put them in the one pocket of light and this happened. I beleive this was stitched together using 27 frames to get the whole image.
Thank you to all of these clients who allowed me to shoot on a whim. The best moments happen with no plan at all.
Hope you all enjoyed this. Cannot wait to see what 2015 brings.