Headshots and More

If you’re ever in need of some great kitchen stuff, I know a lady who can help you out with that. My friend, Angie Jensen, is a Pampered Chef Consultant here in Halifax and if you want top quality kitchen tools, she’s the lady to call (pssst – you can get in touch with her by clicking here).

We had a great time and lots of laughs doing her headshots (who knew getting the perfect “blowing flour” picture could be so hard?). And, happily, she was totally on board with doing some fun and fancy shots just for her once we got the business-side of things out of the way. Now she has the pictures she needs and a few she wants and we’ve got some more stuff to laugh about when we see each other on the playground. Need headshots? Just let me know.

 

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Outdoors and In | Halifax Nova Scotia Senior Photographer

I was really excited when this graduating girl wanted to get senior pictures done.  Just like the grad in my last post, she was full of personality and we had lots of laughs.

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We started out at the park, but when rain cut our outdoor portraits short, she was more than game to head inside (which actually worked out well, since she was freezing).   I’m still hoping to get a shot of her with her guitar, but we did manage to fit some beautiful pictures of her with her violin in before it really started to pour.

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One of the great things about ending up inside, though, is that it shows that you can still get great, personal grad portraits without braving the elements.

 

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And that something as simple as a different outfit can complete change the feel of a picture.

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If you’re interested in senior/grad pictures that go beyond the cap and gown, I’d love to hear from you.  We can brave the snow or stay inside – your call.

 

 

Golden Hour | Halifax Contemporary Portrait Photographer

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I’ve been so busy with photo sessions and editing that I haven’t had to post some of my favorites from the summer.  When my niece was visiting New Brunswick all the way from the mid-western US, we decided to head out for a photo shoot at Pointe-du-Chene Wharf in Shediac.  They have a beautiful wharf, fantastic little buildings in a fishing-cove style, a beach and a place to get ice cream (because sometimes you just have to stop for ice cream after a photo session).

We got there just as golden hour (the time when the sun just starts to set) began, and the combination of great light and a great subject lead to some gorgeous shots. I love the fact that this girl is equally at home on the wharf by the water as she is breaking horses on the ranch at home.

 

Modern Glamour Photography | Halifax Nova Scotia Photographer

 

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I’m at the beginning of an on-line course in modern glamour photography and posing.  When I think of glamour photography, my mind instantly goes back to misty shots taken in 1992 involving purple eyeshadow, big bangs and feather boas.  This modern revisiting, though, is all about helping women to feel beautiful by showing them how wonderful they already look with some great posing and lighting thrown in.  Since practice makes perfect, I started in on my first modern glamour session with a fantastic model who was willing to let me try out some new things.  Honestly, she looks great all on her own, but she was still willing to let me try out some things I’d learned.  I’m so grateful that she traveled the hour to come and visit and pose and I love the results.

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