Stephanie’s session was going to be a surprise for her husband. She pretended she had a late work meeting – on the Friday of a holiday weekend. Apparently, being together since they were teenagers paid off because he didn’t question her at all. She managed to pull off the suprise. When she showed up to the hotel, I knew we were going to get along like a house on fire. As April did her hair and makeup, we all chatted about the funny things in life. Like how I had managed to remember Orange Juice for mimosas but no champagne, even though I was already in the liquor store buying a couple of bottles of wine, and then somehow, brought no wine glasses.
As she sat drinking a hotel room tumbler of wine, we exchanged enough shenanigans that when it came time for her photos, she shouted “Shut up!” at me at least 3 times because I kept making her laugh. She was certain she would have no good photos because she was constantly laughing. I am pleased to say, even though there was ridiculous amounts of laughter in the room – her session was one of my all time favourites. Even choosing the images for this Blog post was so hard. Normally clients don’t share. And when they do, in most cases they tell me what they are comfortable with. Well, Stephanie was so proud of hers she gave me permission to use whatever I want, however I want. In her own words, “Fill your boots”.
And so, here are my favourite photos from one of my favourite sessions…
(See, laughing isn’t terrible!)
The morning after I sent her proofs, Stephanie sent an email:
Ian is going to die!!!”
And a few hours later – Ian himself (who didn’t die but was seriously excited to see the photos) sent me the sweetest message. He was indeed very pleasantly surprised!
I say every day that I love what I do. It’s the most unusual job. It’s hard to sum up in an elevator speech. It’s hard to describe how what I do makes people feel – except to say that it changes that way that women see themselves. Every client who is happy with their images makes me equally as happy inside. I love what I do and I want everyone to experience the same happy.I am so grateful that Stephanie was so open to me sharing her images. Not just because I love being able to show off work that I normally need to keep stored away on hard drives, never to be seen. But because I want other women to see how it feels to feel confident and beautiful. If in anything in life you can see a feeling, I truly believe that you can in Boudoir images.
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Hannah is stunning and she was totally game to brave the cold and wind that graced us on her Graduation day in Bay Roberts last week. It was SO cold that even I was chilly, and I don’t wear winter jackets! She was an absolute trooper! It was really fun hanging out with her and her family before she headed off to celebrate in her gorgeous red prom dress!
Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer! Congratulations!
Kayla and Doug had hired me to do their wedding photos, but after we had a great time with their engagement photos, the two of them decided that a beach wedding in Jamaica was much more their style! So I haven’t seen them since their wedding – and this time, there are four of them! No, Kayla is not having twins! You will meet their gorgeous little puppy shortly!
See! Here is is! Congratulations you guys! I know you are going to be great parents and I can’t wait to meet her precious self!
I closed out my Baccalieu Colliegiate Graduation day in in Bay De Verde. Even though I have been in the area quite a bit over the last several years for Graduations – I hadn’t been down that far. It’s beautiful! I am glad that Brock lives there because it gave me a chance to see it. I have to say, Brock is probably the most pleasant graduate I have ever taken photos of. Everyone is always awesome, but he really, really is sweet. I am so glad his mom booked me – they did a good job with him! It’s not hard to see where he gets it from though, even though everyone was in a rush to get to church when we were done the photos, his dad invited me into their house to get a lunch and warm up before I headed back to town, in case I was hungry along the way. Of course I declined so they didn’t miss the graduation but it was so nice that they asked! (Full disclosure, I had a piece of cheesecake in the car that Deanne’s mom Joanne gave me before I left their house! – I don’t want for much when I have awesome clients like mine!)
Congratulations to you Brock! I wish nothing but amazing things for you as you finish this part of your life!