2013 was a year of many changes for me both personally and professionally.
Our family moved from BC to SK, we moved a few times within the city of Saskatoon, and our kids have gone to a few schools, but I think it’s safe to say that we’re finally settled! In the realm of photography, I’ve had to learn to shoot quickly in freezing cold weather, and to remember that wind is a big contender here for photo shoots. There’s a lot less rainy days, and the sky is seriously gorgeous on the prairies. I love the amount of space to roam and the (lack of) traffic and ample parking are a bonus.
Here’s last year’s behind the scenes in 2012 to take a peek back.
And here’s this year’s highlights…
In front of the camera: This was a Narnia-inspired winter portrait shoot.
Behind the Scenes: We were situated off a high school parking lot, in late February, in windy, freezing cold (-28C temperatures) and the shoot lasted maybe 7 minutes. Also, I was mid-thigh deep in snow. But my model was a trooper and I bought her hot chocolate afterwards.
In front of the camera: A fun grad portrait session.
Behind the Scenes: This is the unedited version of the same photo. I had scouted out the location ahead of time, and I knew with the grad schedule we would be shooting in full sunlight midday. I spied this map/info shelter and the one grey wall was all I needed to give a minimalist backdrop to her gorgeous dress and looks!
In front of the camera: A band of brothers in a (seemingly) quiet and still moment.
Behind the Scenes: These guys were so cute! They were eager and excited and full of energy. I loved their little personalities so much, I had to include an extra behind the scenes from their session below.
In front of the camera: A “Friends” inspired group photo shoot.
Behind the Scenes: Our brilliant plan to haul a couch down the riverbank in front of the fountain meant a few things: 1) We had a couch to wait on for our turn to use the fountain (it was a busy photography day that long weekend!) and 2) my assistant needed to then guard the couch and everyone’s personal belongings as we roamed through the rest of the park getting group shots. It’s a difficult job, that guarding stuff, but someone’s got to do it.
In front of the camera: A couples anniversary portrait shoot.
In front of the camera: A birthday portrait session.
Behind the Scenes: Yup. I’ll admit now that she’s my kid. Oh my.
In front of the camera: A wedding party jumping.
Behind the Scenes:
A few out-takes:
In front of the camera: A detailed wedding rings shot.
Behind the Camera: I’m smoothing out the sand with a twig to erase the footprint!
In front of the camera: a whimsical wedding in the rain, with a fabulous Bride & Groom
Behind the Scenes : chivalrous shoe changes!