Archive for June, 2013

I was lucky enough to meet Jeremie through the Tiny Light Foundation. The Tiny Light Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides professional photography for children and families that have been faced with a life-altering diagnosis. You can find out more about the mission here: The Tiny Light Foundation.

When I started chatting with Jeremie’s mother about the shoot, she mentioned that there was a skate part just down the street from them where Jeremie loves to hang out. She thought getting captures of what he loves to do would be great – I couldn’t agree more!

Part way through the shoot I asked Jeremie if he wanted to take his hat off for a couple of photos and that I didn’t care about hat head. He smiled and said that he had worn exactly what he wanted to wear for the shoot without worrying about how he looked “because this is about who I am as a person and not about what I look like”. That truly is what I strive to do at my shoots – make the focus on who we are as people and less focus on how we look/or are dressed. I love that Jeremie felt the same way.

Melanie and Jeremie – thank you for the fun shoot! Enjoy your sneak peek! I’ll be in touch soon with your gallery!

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I remember the day I got an email from Ryan asking if I would consider shooting his and Lindsey’s wedding in Guatemala. I squealed and jumped out of my chair. I then composed myself and sent a professional email back and our conversation was started. Fast forward to this past April where I had one of the best experiences I’ve had as a photographer. Ryan and Lindsey were a dream to work with   – they made us feel welcomed and part of their family right from the get go. I’ll gush more about them later (I’m breaking this wedding into a few posts!).

Guatemala is where they met. When they returned together a few years later, Ryan proposed. They love this country and have such good memories here, that it only made sense for them to also hold their wedding here.  They planned a special trip to the Chichi market for all of the wedding guests so we could see a bit more of the country. What a perfect spot, full of culture and colour, for a mini engagement shoot.

This is just the start! Up next, the rehearsal dinner (complete with Salsa lessons!)

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I was so happy to hear from Dom when she emailed to inquire about a session. We graduated from McGill together a “few” years ago and I was looking forward to catching up with her and meeting her family.

I was THRILLED when she told me that they were looking for a “laid back” session that revolved around some of their favourite activities as a family. They are moving to Australia for a year and she wanted to capture some memories of the house they have just sold and the park that they visit almost daily. I spent the session following her family around as they did what they normally do. The kids ran around the playground as they did everyday and I captured them being their authentic (awesome and energetic) selves. Here are just a few of the captures from the day – it was hard to narrow it down!

Thank you, Dom and Vincent for having me out to capture your incredibly fun family. I wish you all the best in Australia and I look forward to seeing you when you get back! I’ll be in touch very soon with your gallery – I can’t wait for you to see it!

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