The O'Grady {family} | Central Newfoundland Portrait Photography

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stella and Dennis O'Grady asked to take a few family photos while their eldest daughter was home for a visit. She lives in Saskatchewan. So, we met on a beautiful September evening at Church Road Park in Grand Falls-Windsor. Ashley was leaving the very next day, so the family photo session was a nice end to her trip home.

Here are a few of my favourites. Enjoy!

Gros Morne National Park {the milky way} | Nature Photography

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gros Morne National Park has to be one of my favourite places to photograph in Newfoundland. The long range mountains, rugged beaches and breathtaking rock formations offer so many unique and spectacular opportunities for amazing images.

During a photography trip to the west coast this past weekend, I had one goal. It was time to brush up on my nature photography skills. I planned to experiment with slow shutter speeds to capture that milky water effect often seen in landscape images of water falls or seascapes. Having a plan enabled me to stay focused and think about what settings I needed to capture my image.

btw...I didn't lose the tip of my tripod this time {yay}. Although I did manage to get extremely wet positioned too low and too close to crashing waves. Funny how I don't seem to mind getting my boots messed up while capturing a great sunset  : )

Canon 5D, manual mode, 24-105mm lens, 1/8 @ f16

Canon 5D, manual mode, 24-105mm lens, 1/5 @ f16

Canon 5D, manual mode, 24-105mm lens, 2 seconds @ f11

Off to be Jolly in {England} | Portrait Photography

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In August, Stacey came into the studio to have a grad photo taken. Stacey will be graduating from MUN {Memorial University of Newfoundland} in October. While bittersweet I'm sure, Stacey will not be here to take part in the festivities next month. Instead, she will be thousands of miles away on the most amazing adventure.

Upon finishing her education degree, Stacey accepted a teaching position in Cambridge, England. In fact, as I write this post, she's probably still unpacking her suitcase and decorating her new flat with little pieces of home. That, or at one of the local pubs havin' a pint. {There is something special about having a cold one in an English pub}

It could have been my soft spot for England or my love for adventure. Whatever the reason, I was truly taken by Stacey's story. Its always inspiring to hear of young people finding their way, going on a journey {no matter how far} and following their dreams. I love that!!

Congratulations Stacey.

Embrace this adventure with everything you have. Breath the air. Explore. Experience the food...especially "real" English fish and chips {traditionally served in newspaper}, Pork Pie with Branstan Pickle and Toad in the Hole :) mmm mmm. This will be one of those opportunities in life, you can look back on and smile!

Jamie + Greg | Central Newfoundland Wedding Photography

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Despite the impending arrival of Hurricane Earl, Saturday was a perfect day for a wedding. Jamie and HOT Greg tied the knot at the Salvation Army church in Point Leamington, followed by a reception at the Mount Peyton Hotel in Grand Falls-Windsor.

From the moment I arrived on Saturday, to the minute I left the reception, Jamie was beaming. The day she had been dreaming about was finally here. The joy she felt getting married to her "childhood crush" was evident throughout the day. The girl never stopped smiling!

I love hearing the stories and jokes told by members of the wedding party, family and friends during the speeches segment of the day. You can certainly learn a lot about people at wedding receptions. I laughed and (almost) cried a few times. It turns out, Jamie had a crush on Greg as a teenager and longed for the day when he would ask her on a date. Jamie's mom, Tina filled the audience in on a little secret. Before they started dating, Greg was known to Jamie and her friends as HOT Greg. Ah, the days of young love :)

They are a wonderful couple and obviously care very deeply for one another. A wedding is a special day for everyone involved. I'm so honored I get to share it!

Jamie and her baby, Jax.

I caught this shot just a few minutes after Jamie's mom, Tina and Grandpa Rice gave her away. She didn't take her eyes off Greg during the whole ceremony. It was beautiful.

The wedding party insisted on doing the "jumping" shot! ha ha. Love it!

Congratulations you two! To check out Greg and Jamie's engagement session, click here


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