Photo-love.

This week was filled with babies for me! Last Saturday I shot a birthday party for 4 adorable little tykes turning 1 (checkout http://www.facebook.com/CreativeButtonPhotography for images) and then I did a family session with a new mom and dad and their new baby, along with grandma, grandpa, and auntie  I tell you, I am so lucky to get to capture these precious, beautiful and amazing moments! I think last weekend produced some of my favourite images EVER! The families were all so amazing and so great to work with! Everyone was just completely on board with getting great end results, which always makes my job easier! The love I felt this weekend for family just spoke loud and clear about all of these people. It made me think about one day having a family of my  own and how that might change my life and fill it with more joy than I have yet to know! Anyway, here they are! For more images check out my facebook page! I must admit, I finally feel like I am hitting my stride and finding my style and it feel GREAT!Image

 

 I hope you loved these photos!

Thanks,

Stephanie

 

Honey, I’m home!

Well, it is true, I have been away for a while. I apologize, but I promise I have a good excuse. I recently (AUG 4) got married and went away for my honeymoon, so please forgive me. However, I have come home with plenty of amazing pictures and a number of wonderful stories! So with out any delay since I don’t have much else to say I will share some of my photos! Our honeymoon was first to New York and then onward to Iceland for a total of 15 days! it was pretty fantastic and so inspiring!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

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Say You, a concert tale!

Hey all! On Tuesday I had the chance to go to see one of my favourite bands called Imaginary Cities! They are from Manitoba and are oh so delightful! I saw them last year in Lethbridge at The Slice, when they played with Pepper Rabbit and Hey Ocean, and it was love at first listen! The CD, Temporary Resident has been at the ready ever since! This time I got to see them at Calgary’s the Republik, one of my very favourite venues for a concert!

The openers were Federal Lights and Rah – Rah, but I was filled with excitement to hear the lovely voices of Imaginary Cities. They are the kind of band that when they sing, you can actually feel the emotions they put into developing the song and the presence just rings through your body. You actually believe the lead singer is feeling love or heartbreak as she sings.

This was the first time I dared to bring my camera to a concert and try and snap a few pics. I was so very exited and I feel like I got a few great one! You can see some of the images below! I am so excited with how they have turned out!

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Well, I hope you enjoyed my post! I encourage you to go and check out this wonderful Canadian band and I hope you love them as much as I do!

Stephanie ❤

Family Fun in the Sun!

Hey everyone! On Sunday I had the great opportunity to shoot a lovely family with 2 boys! They were so much fun and so easy going! We went down along the river path by the bow (holy moly is it ever high!!!) and we got some great family fun shots! Here is a few from the session!

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I look forward to posting about the 3rd birthday I shot later that day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie

Lessons in lighting

That’s right folks, it is time for another instalment of this lovely blog brought to you by moi! Yesterday was the day I took my very first photography class! It was fabulous! It is run by the Canadian Photography Learning Institute and it is called Lighting: Principles and Practice. I think, that of all the things I can do to improve my work and as an artist and a photographer is to get a better understanding of the principles and practices of light – I mean light is basically the essence of photography, so here I find myself with a thirst to learn!

The first class was theory heavy, which I admit, I kind of enjoy. We did a few activities to help understand hard and soft light, shadows, and how to create softer light anywhere. We used t-shirts and sheets, and reflectors, and all sorts of fun stuff to achieve this sought after soft light every photographer craves. It was great, and it really showed me how a photograph can change in an instant. I mostly shot my tea cup from starbuck, but the principle remained the same regardless of the subject. I must say, I learnt a lot! I am so excited to go back next week!

As I was leaving the class I could see through the hills the start of an amazing sunset. You know me, so off I rushed to my favourite spot which is about 15 – 20 min away from the classes but only 2 min away from my house and I burst out of my car and ran across the highway to catch this epic scene (though I wasn’t in a good position to get the striking clouds on the other side). I took a few standard sunset shots, but I really tried to get creative here. I knelt down in the tall grass and the wheat fields and took shots of flowers with the sunset in the background and used some grainy textures with some higher ISO to make an antique look. I think the photos came out great! I am really happy with them. So I headed back to my car, a bundle of itching from the 24 mosquito bites I incurred and ended up home! I successfully created my first template with the help of RockMyEdits Photoshop templates and here I am now, blogging about this whole thing! So, with out further interruptions, here are some of my shot! And, not the boring ones of my starbucks container!ImageImageImageImageImage

Beer and Pizza? Yes Please!

Hey all!

Today I am writing about the awesome opportunity that I had on Friday June 22, 2012. I had the great pleasure of being the photographer for the Minhas Micro Brewery of  Calgary’s Grand Opening Event! Now, some of you might know that I got to photograph the Minhas family at their Baby shower a few weeks back and I can’t tell you enough what an amazing group of people they are!

The event was bustelling with excitement, chatter, and anticipation as people flooded in with hopes of test the Minhas families newest craft beers and local fresh pizzas, fries and onion rings ( all cooked with beer and ingredients brought from within 100km). The food was delightful and the company was grand. Everyone was in for a treat. So here are a few shots from the great event! Hopefully one day you will get a chance to come for a visit!

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Have a lovely night!

Stephanie

To be 16 again | Calgary Event Photographer

Hello all, it is me again!

Ahh 16, what a tender age! Full of drama excitement, knowing everything, passion, bullying, and getting out of high school alive. I must admit, I AM SO GLAD I AM PAST THAT, like 10 years ago!!

On the up side, I had the pleasure of photographing Miss. Daniela’s sweet 16 party. What an amazing, kind, and genuine young lady! All of this was a big surprise to her and boy was she surprised when her parents had a limo, her best girlfriends, and a hall booked out for a party.

We went out for some fun group shots and then off to the hall for the dance! All of the young ladies were delightful and so sweet! I was so lucky to be surrounded by a family full of love and compassion@ Daniela’s grandparents even made the party all the way from Peru!

I was so lucky to get a chance to photograph a family with so much love to give, it kind of reminds me about what is really important in life. So, I am lucky to say that I had such a great chance to meet so many amazing people!

Here are a few fun pictures from the evening!

 

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