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I came home from work at around 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon. I was slightly hungover from a fun evening the night before and was planning to take a nap. But Matt had other plans! He told me to pack a bag, since he had gotten the next day off (and I did as well) and we drove 6 hours up to the Bruce Peninsula. We had no plans and no idea what we were in for, but we love an adventure!

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Happy April! The weather is warming up and spring is definitely in the air! Matt got me a “GoPro Hero 5 Session” for Christmas and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the warm weather and the chance to get out and use it. Earlier this month I took it out with us for a practice session – I needed to learn how to use it and practice, or I should say, use for the first time- the editing software. It was so much fun and I’m hoping to upload more videos in a vlog type style throughout the summer. Check out my first two videos below!

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Baby Jordan. From the archives: October 21, 2015.

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Two of by best friends recently got engaged and I could not be more excited for them! I met Danica and Nick at university back 2007 – before they were even dating. We went through university as close friends/roommates and continued to keep in touch after graduation. While I was living in Japan, Danica and Nick were just a short distance away, in South Korea. Now, I am lucky enough to see these lovebirds fairly regularly. They are the most bubbly, friendly, and easy-to-love couple I know. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity take a few engagement photos for them.

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After taking this silent portrait of Momma and her baby belly, I’m now a firm believer in the power of the maternity silhouette shot. This beautiful Momma already has two little ones, and a Jack Russell. But between all the running around we managed to find a quiet moment, where she could take a deep breath and reflect on her last few days carrying her Baby Boy.

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Read on for some tips on how to create your own silhouette shot, and to leave your comments.

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CONGRATULATIONS – IT’S A BOY!!! 

This past month, I excitedly rushed to my cousin’s house to find out the gender of her third baby. (Photographer bonus, I found out a day before they announced it to everyone else!) Although the immediate family knew the gender, Chris and Cassandra wanted a few fun photos to share on their social media. After building up the anticipation by having friends and family place bets, they shared these photos to make the big announcement.

Chris and Cass already have two beautiful little girls, so I bet a boy is a welcomed change for their household!

Gender Reveal Baby Boy

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When inspiration strikes, you must take advantage – even when no one is around to model for you! Last Friday, while scrolling through my Instagram feed, I felt my creative juices flowing. Instagram makes a weekend hashtag project every Friday, and encourages you to take photos over the weekend that fit the theme. Last Friday’s was #WHPwindy. I had been looking at a lot of experimental portraiture, and having just finished my very first flower crown a few weeks prior – which I had yet to shoot, all of my creative juices were flowing, and I needed to make an image! So here’s what I created…

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I got to meet Teresa, a realtor with Royal LePage Triland Realty, last month and have a couple mini sessions with her for her new headshots! Teresa had never had professional photographs taken, and she wanted a couple options, so we met twice – once with hair curled (at her friends house, left) and again in my “living room studio”, right. Teresa is a friendly, easy to talk to, positive person and I really enjoyed taking her photographs. Thanks Teresa!

Women's Realtor Head Shots

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This is my beautiful mother! She is a realtor with Royal Lepage here in London, Ontario and I had the honour of photographing her. The excuse was technically “headshots” – she needed to order signs and business cards, and a representative photo to match. But I was happy to have her in front of my camera so I could have beautiful pictures of my beautiful mother.  As I took her photos and tried to portray the friendly, caring and approachable person that she is, it got me thinking about how important the images you pick to represent yourself really are.

Pam Henderson Realtor Headshots

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Mont Tremblant, Quebec. April 10-13, 2015.

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