It's not very often that I see a great headshot in my area. I walk the malls, see ads in my mail and online and I cringe. #photosnob What I tell everyone who calls me about a headshot is that your headshot is your first impression and if looks cheap/unprofessional/like you were stood up against a wall for a mug shot taken with [...]
Maternity sessions are a service I offer but get very few inquiries. It's been almost a year since my last maternity session and it's got me thinking about the reasons why clients would or wouldn't consider documenting their pregnancy with professional portraits. I also wonder if the lack of inquiries for this services is because the area I live hasn't been exposed to [...]
It's only a few short weeks of the year, but have we not been super blessed this fall. With colours almost at peak in Southern Ontario, this photographer is very excited for her up coming fall family sessions, and create some amazing child photography documenting her own children. Yesterday was one of the most exceptional October days I can ever remember. The only [...]
It's with great and exciting pleasure that I am announcing my first collection project called the Sweet and Sour collection. The idea came to me while I was at the International Photography Conference & Expo this past April, listening to a speaker go over their process, and they mentioned they have a special themed session every month for babies. The idea got this [...]
Well it's been a long and lonely winter, if I do say so myself. Christmas was a whirlwind of activity but with the start of the New year also came the start of a new semester for me. Trying to maintain my client base and school work has been a lesson in organization, among other lessons and to add insult to busyness I decided [...]
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~Mahatma Gandhi It comes as no surprise to anyone that the profession of Photographer is not what it used to be and I have been feeling the pinch for a few years now. Instead of complaining about newbies undercutting the industry standard, or throwing in the towel, I [...]
Every parent knows the bitter sweet occasion of their child's birthday. The day that marks the passing of another year of, and moments that will only live as memories, coupled with anticipation of the future. I think most of us parents enjoy our children's milestones on a wax and wane cycle where some "phases" are better than others, but I am sure we can [...]
Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.
Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures what I had recognized had been my problem: I was so booked up with clients that I wasn’t leaving any margin for error, growth, planning, or reflection.
It's the Tuesday before my Son's next surgery, and I am trying my best to keep the energy and outlook positive, but inherently the negative possibilities creep into my brain. I think it's natural when your child is facing any sort of medical intervention that parents worry, so I just keep reminding myself that he's in fantastic hands at Toronto Sick Kids. Eddy's [...]