Posts Tagged ‘personal project’

WPPI Las Vegas 2010

Monday, March 29th, 2010

One of the highlights of my year for the past few years has been going to the annual WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) Convention in Las Vegas, and this year was no exception. The morning after my big dance show I drove out to Montana (cheap flights!) then flew to Vegas, only to go to the convention the next morning at 7am! It was four days of intense classes and a killer tradeshow with few breaks, and I learned so much and came home with a notebook full of ideas. This was definitely the most informative year for me; finally, I was focused! Now onto the photos and stories… (more…)

Cassandra as Blind Mag

Friday, March 19th, 2010

It took some planning and a crew of people to get the artistic vision perfect, and I was happy with the results of turning Cassandra into her own version of Blind Mag from the movie Repo. This is a bizarre, wonderful dark rock opera, so if you’re into quirky things like that, be sure to check it out! I was hoping to do some evening light painting with this shoot, but the temperature dropped quite considerably and our fingers went pretty numb, so we stuck primarily with strobes.

Sara (who is new to the photo scene; check out her link below!) was a huge help with moving my lights around and manning the flashlight so I could get the focus right, and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without her. This was also the first shoot I had Bonnie do makeup for, and I hope there will be many more because that girl is talented! And if the zombie makeup is any indication of what those two can do, you shouldn’t be too surprised with this costume.

The talented cast…
Hair: Cayley Moncrieff, Chatters @ Park Place
Makeup: Bonnie Ferguson
Assistant: Sara Giséle
Costume: Cassandra Pollock & Jeremy Nordstrom

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Blind Mag sneak peak

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Cassandra contacted me a while ago to do a photoshoot inspired by the character Blind Mag from the movie Repo, and things finally came together to make this happen! We had a great team on this and I have a few more to post, but won’t be able to get them online until I get back from WPPI. Stay tuned!

Hair: Cayley Moncrieff, Chatters @ Park Place
Makeup: Bonnie Ferguson
Assistant: Sara Giséle
Costume: Cassandra Pollock & Jeremy Nordstrom

Cassandra in a web

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

A couple months ago Cassandra came to me with a fantastic jungle gym she had found. You know how they are making all the playgrounds “safer” these days by ripping out the fun wooden ones and replacing them with “soft” plastic? Well, this one somehow made it through the approval process despite that!

Because of the cold weather we hadn’t been able to use it for a shoot until now, and even so we ended up with numb hands and barely finished before the local wind warning that evening kicked in!

Cassandra used to be a gymnast when she was younger, so she was the perfect model for this shoot. (more…)

[b]ecker comes to Calgary!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

On Sunday I joined a few photographer friends to go to Calgary to go to [b]ecker‘s workshop at the U of C. We spent the entire day listening to his thoughts on all aspects of what he does – working with clients, how he runs his business, how he manages his photos, and how he has built his image/brand. The day was worth tenfold what we were charged to be there; I came out with so many great ideas and totally inspired! I’m so glad I was able to go to this.

p.s. The cowboy hat was a gift from the organizer to welcome him to Calgary :)

Onto the photos! (more…)

Street Wheelers Show & Shine

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I always enjoy going to the Street Wheelers weekend in Lethbridge. I love the old cars, especially everything pre-1960s, but with all the people at the park it’s hard to get good full shots of the vehicles. Instead, I focus on the details :)

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