Saturday, 31 May 2014

The Benefits of Blogging

When I first launched my new website.  My website designer said to me. You need to blog.  My immediate response was "yah right....i'm lucky I can use a computer, and honestly what would I possibly blog about".

So I followed her instructions and took a huge chance.  I wasn't sure what I was going to write about.  I really didn't think I had the ability to be personal and let people into my life.  However boy was I wrong.   I have many friends starting businesses right now and an incredible new blog about to launch The Pure Living Network.  I have numerous friends coming to me asking me how I started.  

As my friends and clients start there adventures into blogging....we all can agree.  It's an amazing form of accomplishment.  After writing a blog post and hitting "publish" you really do feel incredible.  then the time comes as you watch your numbers climb up and others read what you have written.  It's definately been a step out of my comfort zone, however it's been incredible to share things with you.

Whether it's based around my photography.  Eg. Maternity Photos are a Must! or it's a personal blog into my life and allowing you to get to know me as a mom, photographer,  or friend it's all be a huge step in opening and sharing my life.  

Me with the lovely Brenna and Ciara (Pure Living Network photoshoot)
Many of you who choose me as a photographer know that I am a mom.  That I have patience.  That I have understanding.  That I absolutely love what I do!!!  That I take pride in being the best person I can.

Blogging has been a wonderful journey for me....and I can't wait to see what all my friends and clients come up with as they all start their process into the wonderful world of blogging.

Me and one of my beautiful brides Ashley.  

Thursday, 29 May 2014

We are Welders

I got the chance today to photograph a couple welders for the launch of their new website.  This website is all new to them and it was a good chat discussing the benefits to online marketing.

They had already set up before I got there which was great.  This made it really simple for me.   A few test shots for lighting and we were good to go.  This was my favorite shot from the shoot.

You should definately take a minute to check out their new website and be sure to pass this onto anyone who might be interested in their services.

If you or any business you know are looking to update their website be sure to contact me for a quote.  I am currently working with many new businesses on building amazing websites and I cannot wait to share them all with you.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Father's Day gift he will never forget!!!

He has everything he needs.  So why not give him something that will blow his mind.

Book a boudoir session and surprise him with amazing photos of YOU!!!

I've also added a great new offer for Father's Day packages this year.  Included in your package is a slide show that you can load onto his phone!  What man wouldn't absolutely love that.

Take a minute and check out my boudoir portfolio and then contact me in order to book your session with enough time before Father's Day.

includes 1 hour session
 20 edited photos on disc
unlimited outfit changes
*also includes my gift of a slideshow 

includes 1/2 hour session
10 edited photos on disc
unlimied outfit changes
*also includes my gift of a slideshow 

Makeup option by Clean Slate Makeup and Beauty only $50 includes lashes.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

How I choose locations for my sessions

I get asked regularly what location I think would be best for a session.  This can actually be very difficult for me.  Many things I need to take into consideration.  Some of which you wouldn't think of.

First,  I always like to find out who is involved in the photo shoot.  Eg.  How many children? Is there elderly people who can't do steps easily.  This helps me to find a location that best suits their need.  Sometimes I even choose a location with a park close by to bribe young children with.

Secondly, I like to work with my clients and their wardrobe selections.  I would hate to show up to a red brick wall with a family fully in red.  Nothing would stand out or look right.  I also ask families what they plan to do with the photos after they print them.  Eg. will they be hanging in their family room which is bright green and we choose a location that would also look good with that.

Finally, is there pet's involved.  This is important to find out if they are allowed at the location of choice or if there is a lot of other people around which would sidetrack animals easily.  I do a lot of pet photography and usually find a quiet setting the easiest to work with animals.  


Sometimes my locations are one's you wouldn't think of.  However these sometimes totally work.  Eg. The photo above with the mom, son, and dog was actually a graveyard.  It however had amazing yellow leaves, no traffic around and was totally quiet.

Then sometimes I luck out when a client uses a location they want and it WOW's me such as this great rusted old car on the property of one of my clients.

Locations are endless.....and it's an extremely fun part of photography.  I regularly get asked for location addresses from other photographers.  These are like gold to me. When I find somewhere I like I don't always give it up easily.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Happy Mother's Day....some of my favorite mommy moments

Being a mother is one of the greatest gifts one can ever have.  It will change your life entirely.  I know when speaking to many mothers they didn't know they could love something so much until they had a child.  These are some of my favorite mommy moments I've had the chance to capture over the last year.

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother" 

- Lin Yutang

"Without my kids, tomorrow wouldn't be worth the wait and yesterday wouldn't be worth remembering" 

- unknown

"Mother's love is like nothing else in the world!"

If you are wanting to capture some mommy and me moments please don't hesitate to contact me to book a session.  It's always an absolute pleasure because I am a mom who is also a photographer.  I make sure to regularly have photos of my son and I so I capture those special moments and memories.

From my son and I.....Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms.  You truly are exceptional.

Photo taken by Amaryllis Photography

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Crazy Cat Lady Sweaters - Kabukikreations

So are you looking for an incredible unique sweater.  Look no further.  Initially when Amanda with Kabukikreations mentioned she was going to be making sweaters like this I was unsure.  Then she showed me the first sample of her Crazy Cat Lady Sweaters and I was blown away.

These are samples of the sweaters and honestly colors and ideas are endless.   She can work with your ideas or let her come up with something super unique.

 The Crazy Cat Lady Sweaters start at $130-$200 depending on colors and details. 
 The Cat Lady in Training Sweaters start at $60-$100.

 While taking photos of her samples my son was getting ready for bed so figured he should try one on and of course it was the sample she had made for her it not just absolutely adorable.

If you are interested in ordering one definately contact Kabukikreations now to get one on order.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

One hot momma....Jess you Rocked this!

I got the chance to photograph this beautiful momma.  I was introduced to her through my cousin who knew I needed a makeup artist.

Jess has teamed up with me to provide my makeup for my clients.  Take a minute to visit her page as she has some great contests upcoming.  Clean Slate Makeup and Beauty

She called me to have me photograph her boudoir session for her husbands birthday and their anniversary.  I cannot wait until he gets these photos!!! He's going to die.