Tuesday, 19 February 2013

My first wedding!


Well, to say the least I was nervous. I had answered a craigslist add asking for a photographers assistant. The duo photographers were down one 'man' as the wife had recently had a wee baby and couldn't leave for hours on end. I thought I would be assisting.. helping.. carrying stuff, changing lenses, adjusting the lighting.. all things easy peasy.. and when I arrived I discovered I would be able to take a few shots of my own.. even allowed the chance to be creative if I saw fit.. I was a bag of nerves. Minus a quick chit chat over coffee... we never really discussed what a photographer does at a wedding... or an assistant.. Where do I stand? Am I allowed to get up close and personal? Do I stand there looking pretty while the "REAL" photographer does his thing? How do I know what's needed and when? Most of the day we played it by ear.. Thank god I'm a quick learner, the camera's and lenses they were using weren't as straight foreward as the one I use.. and this guy had a few more tricks up his sleeve.. I managed to snap a few fantastic shots! :)

Thank you Love out Loud for my first wedding experience! I had a fun and exciting day!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

35 and still alive! (too bad for me..;o) )

Well since I met my husband 10 loooong years ago he has promised that he would not live a day past 35.

That day finally came.. we had a nice fun family day at Stanley Park; explored, walked, played and picnicked until finally the babies were to exhausted to continue. We followed up with an early bedtime (for them) and a few coolers and a movie (for us). Only for me to wake up the next morning with his deafening snore in my ear... 35.. and still alive..

this is the old bear habitat at Stanley Park!

These guys aren't scared of anyone!! Chased us away from our picnic!

Big sister Madelyn guiding her brother away from the parking lot...



*these photos are fun family photos. not edited.