First of all, a big thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Young Professional Committee's of the inaugural fund raising event.
As promised, here is the link to download your photos (in high res!) from the Awkward Family Photo Booth setup last night at Steamwhistle Breweries.
Link (on Dropbox): Awkward Family Photo Booth Downloads
And don't forget to share using #yphouseparty
Of course, if you don't want to bother with the download, you can view and share the photo directly on Facebook.
Many people think we merely snap some photos once or twice a week, and that it. In reality, that is the fun part. However for each hour of shooting, we spend another 2 or 3 hours with backend work, be it paperwork, or sorting, culling, backing up, organizing, colour correcting, cropping, retouching, printing, and on and on. So a 12 hour might mean 48 hours of work, from start to finish. It's the bulk of our time.
But every little while, those tedious tasks fade into memory, when looking at the back of your camera, you feel a mix of amazement and disbelief. Those 70 hour weeks seem a small price to pay to be able to capture such beautiful scenes....as your career. I had this moment this past week while at a shoot on the shores of Lake Simcoe, when I looked at my trusty ol' Nikon to see this:
"When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” - Ted Grant
We’ve all heard the expression “Every cloud has a silver lining”?
This image really does, in the literal sense. Let me explain. The worst time to take photos are bright, sunny afternoons without any shade. It’s too bright. Too much contrast. Skin becomes shiny. People squint. There are lots of harsh shadows, etc, etc.
Long story short, last week, during a shoot, my shoe went missing. The delay caused by me having to go find replacement shoes coincided with the arrival of this one massive cloud over Toronto which saved the photo. Coupled with our notable skyline, stunning sari colours and an epic pose requested by the groom (I was told its a family tradition).
Please note that we are having hiccups with the file hosting for the high-resolution downloads.
So we've uploaded the images to our DropBox & Google Drive accounts (High quality means large file sizes).
To download your photo, just follow these instructions:
1. Send an email to : firstname.lastname@example.org OR fill out this form
2. Mention either the bride or grooms name in the subject
3. I will send you the link to the folder
4. Download and enjoy!
Who ever said a bride must wear a white wedding gown?
The amazing Mrs. S decided to express her love of art, and specifically, the works of Pablo Picasso in downtown Toronto wedding ceremony. From her gown, to her nails, to the centrepieces.
I very often urge couples to incorporate as much of their own day-to-day lives and personalities into a wedding photo shoot. This is what happens when an optometrist gives input for a wedding invitation.
Recall that intense storm we had a few days ago? I had the good fortune of being stuck at a poutine shop across from this venerable culturural institution as it approached..
Taken with my little powerhouse of an Olympus OMD EM5 with the 17mm f/1.8 lens.
...and this one always makes me smile..
....and soon I'll have photos to prove it. Stay tuned for a gorgeous e-session on the Toronto Islands, a messy paint themed shoot and a beautiful (and very, very fun) Barnyard wedding at South Pond Farms in Pontypool, Ontario.