Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Senior Sessions

I'm now taking bookings for senior sessions spring/summer '09
This is for anyone graduating highschool (or college) and would like some different photos instead of the typical cap & gown "posed" photos.
Your photos can be taken in your prom dress, volleyball uniform, your favourite outfit, whatever you think says "you"
Up to 3 outfits changes permitted.
If interested, get in touch :)
Til next time, C.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Storyboards continued....

You can now add the 12x12 storyboard to your choices

Yeah baby!
Til next time, C.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

She Said Yes

Getting engaged is a special moment between all couples. It's a very vulnerable moment, because even though you're sure she'll say yes, there's sometimes still that bit of doubt or anxiousness. What if she does say no? Well if you took the plunge and she said yes, have you consider sending out cards to your family to announce the happy news?
Here's a few samples of the greeting cards that are included with my "She Said Yes" package. I've kept them all in the same colour for sample purposes, but it can be changed. And to clarify at the time I've posted these, Danny & Khrysti are not engaged, and if they are I'm not aware of it :) These are strictly "mock up" examples.
This is the "1 pic" horizontal, this can come in vertical as well.
This is the "2 pic" horizontal. Again can be in vertical
I have a "3 pic" option but I'm sure you get the idea by now.
But what if you had up to FOUR favourite photos from your engagement session and just couldn't decide? Then we go to the "4 pic" horizontal.
Now.....if you're getting married away, maybe a destination wedding. It's improper wedding etiquette to send out the formal invitations too soon, so how about a "Save the Date" card. That way your friends & family can book their flights, hotels, etc in due time.
The Save the Date cards can be selected in lieu of the She said Yes cards.
These are one photo designs since additional information go on these.
Vertical option
Horizontal Option
Ahhh....love :)
Til next time, C.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Boudoir Sessions

Hands up if you've ever heard of a "Boudoir" session.
Do you know what it is? Well...let me tell you.
They're tasteful yet sexy photos of yourself, usually in super pretty lingere :)  Hair & Make up are done with a bit more "punch"  to glam up the look done by either yourself or a professional.
If you want to see actual photos of this genre of photography I recommend checking out Critsey Rowe.  She is a wedding photographer who also has a separate website called Couture Boudoir specializing in these types of sessions.

I've never done a boudoir shoot before, but to decide what type of photography I want to focus on down the road, I feel I need to at least dabble in all sorts of genres to be a better and more rounded photographer. I've done a lot of thinking if I should even do this post today since it is somewhat risque, but here we are. 
In light of Valentines just around the corner, I'm wondering if anyone is interested in surprising their Hubby/Boyfriend/Significant other with such a gift? If yes, get in touch. Since you'll be my first session we'll work out something really good for you. It'll be discreet, professional & tasteful since I get how vulnerable you could feel in such a situation, this sort of session is definitely not for everyone. Also note photos will not be shown on my website unless authourized by yourself.

So yeah.....think about it, let me know :)
Happy Friday & have a great weekend!!!
Til next time, C.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


If you checked out my pricing link, you'll notice I've added something new to the product line....storyboards.
Here's a couple of quick samples I threw together (using some of our wedding photos), just so you have an idea. Basically you pick 2 to 5 photos from your proofs and then I see what I can do for you......
Example of an 11x14

And an example of a 12x18

These are printed on your standard photo paper for you to frame. However, I'm looking into a second option where these are basically already mounted to hang. Will let you know if that pans out :)
Til next time, C.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Practice, Practice, Practice

I love the book Kristen gave me for Christmas. It's all about Exposure.....from aperture, to shutter speed, to chapters I haven't read yet but NEED to read cause I'm learning SO much!!
 The key part of the book though is practice....after every few paragraphs it gives you suggestions of what to do as practice and trial runs to get a better feel and understanding of what's being taught.
Sunday afternoon Kristen wanted to practice some retreiving with Boone (he just started retreiver school) in the field across from our house so I decided to take advantage and practice some of my new found knowledge.
Here's my fav shot....Boone wants to keep playing fetch even though Kristen has said that's enough for today   :)

Til next time, C.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy New Year

Hello & Happy New Year.
It's a new year, a fresh look, new beginnings....
I really thought 2009 I'd start off announcing that I had a business number and that I had gone pro...but that is not the case. I did some soul searching and I'm not ready. I haven't given up the dream, I just need time. So now I have a timeline, some goals and hopefully in a few years I will go pro. Wish me luck!
This also means I'm not sure what direction this blog will go in, for now I'm just going to post photos as frequently as possible, nothing that bothers me more is a blog that barely has new updates. Yes I've been guilty of that so far this year but the dry spell is over. And here we go....
Not sure if you've noticed the links at the top of the page. Some of this is still under construction :) Hoping to be completed by the end of January. Also if you're looking for archives and categories those are at the bottom of the page.
Now I'm looking for your opinion on 1 more thing.....here are two photos. Do you prefer Cyball Photography typed out or just the "C" I kind of like both so I might use both....unless of course there's an overwhelming response to one or the other.


Whole name or Simple C? What do you think?
Til next time, C.

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