A Fall Senior Session | Halifax Nova Scotia Grad Photographer

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I’ve had the fun of photographing some amazing graduating girls last fall.  This is the final of the trio and I’m so glad to be able to find some time to post the pictures.  Shot in a beautiful little park on a crisp, October day, these pictures show the great style and fashion sense this high school senior has.  The one thing that I keep hearing about her is that she’s as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside, and it shines through in her portrait session.

 

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.

 

Senior Pictures | Halifax Nova Scotia Grad Photographer

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When we lived in the US, I had the opportunity to photograph some wonderful high school seniors.  When a student graduates from high school there, it’s understood that grad portraits are more than just a quick cap-and-gown shot, but rather include on location shoots with settings, outfit changes and props that tell about who the grad is and what he or she loves.  Upon moving back to Canada, I’ve noticed that this doesn’t seem to be the case as much.  Grads are more than just a cap and gown, and I miss seeing senior pictures that celebrate the individuality of the student in them.  That’s why this session was so refreshing.  From this grad’s clothing choices to his rugby ball showing his favorite sport, these pictures are all about him and his personality. I’m looking forward to doing some more sessions like this one!

Senior Style | Halifax, NS Seniors Photographer

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I had a fantastic time photographing this high school senior.  She and her mom were so much fun and were game for anything, including randomly stopping at old metal sheds and small riverside beaches.  This grad’s sense of style made the pictures (did you see those black, spikey shoes?) and her fun, sassy personality can be seen in all of them.  You’ll have to forgive me for posting so many.  It was hard to choose my favorites!

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