I looked through a whole bunch of images shot throughout 2012 and grabbed twelve that I kinda liked for one reason or another. There are some portraits, a couple of weddings, and some real estate, travel, and commercial. A smidgen of pretty much everything.
Frank called me today asking if I do head shots. “Yes I do”, I said. “Great”, he said, “I need it today, like, I need to send it to my printer this afternoon!” Good thing my all day shoot that was scheduled for today was postponed until next week.
I stopped to pick up the gear I needed, met Frank outside his office, shot a couple of dozen frames, and he picked one off the back of the camera. I did a little retouching at home and sent it to him via email.
From phone call to finished product in about 2 hours.
A few weeks ago I went for a late lunch and a beer at one of the local bars in my neighbourhood. I ended up sitting at the bar next to Dino and we soon struck up a conversation. Super nice guy. Dino is a comic from California who often makes his way to Vancouver while on the comedy circuit around North America.
After a while I flagged the waitress down to order another beer, and Dino insisted to put it on his tab, and he said he would put me on the guest list at Yuk Yuk’s that night. Like I said, super nice guy. Before I left I gave him my business card. He called me a couple of days later and said he saw my website, and would love to do a photo shoot. Done. I need to update my website with the line, “Will work for beer, and comedy”.
So, I thought while I’m at it, I’ll make it even more interesting and do something I’ve never done before. And that is, to post only Black & White images from the day.
I really like how the B&W images as a group create a different feeling than colour, or mixing both colour and B&W together might do. Maybe one day I’ll ask a couple to create their wedding album entirely in B&W?
Martina and Kris were married last weekend… So I guess I might be a bit tardy in blogging their engagement photos. But, I’m doing it now.
Now, Martina wanted a couple of very different “themes” for their engagement photos: 1. Airport – Martina and Kris lived in different cities, so this couple’s courtship involved a lot of flying. 2. Stanley Park – If you’re going to use a park, that’s a really good one.
We decided to split the engagement session into two. First, we arranged to use the hanger out at Boundary Bay Airport. Then months later we did the session at Stanley Park. Here are a bunch of the one’s I liked
Hey, maybe I won’t wait so long to post some of their wedding photos!
My wife is a Board Member for an organization called “Information Children”. In a nutshell, they are about helping children by “…providing information, guidance and support to parents and others seeking assistance with parenting and family-life challenges”.
This past weekend, they held a fundraiser out at Hastings Park Racetrack. There were a ton of items to bid on in a silent auction, they raffled off many, many bottles of wine, a nice buffet lunch was included, and for those so inclined… you could bet on the ponies (or “donkeys” as our lunch companion across the table referred to them). I had never been to the track before, so I was quite pleasantly surprised to pick the winner and 2nd place donkeys in race #3!