Posted in: Blog Entries, Updates & Announcements, Wedding Photography
April 9th Update: I love spring! With 3 weeks to go until the launch of my wedding site, it’s been awesome to see the response to my Signature Wedding Books & to have met a bunch of awesome, happy couples lately. Until the end of the month (when my promotional rates end), I’ll be focusing as much of my time as possible on scheduling wedding consultations & retainer meetings with interested couples in Downtown Toronto.
Know a friend getting married in 2014/2015 in Toronto? Spread the word & take advantage of our Spring promotional rates until the end of April!
Currently, full-day Toronto Wedding Photography starts at $2350, while Signature Wedding Collections start with an investment of $3200 & include my beautiful leather-bound custom-designed premium wedding book. For more information about my Wedding Investment options, please refer to the new Wedding Photography page.
As each wedding is as unique as each bride & groom, interested couples should Email Me to set up a complimentary consultation – I’d love to sit down with you to get to know you better before discussing photography for your big day.
To snap myself out of my extended-winter doldrums in late-February, I decided to do a couple of “fun” personal shoots (rare) – one was slated to be a more typical beauty shoot & the second was to be a casual corporate/glam shoot with personality-driven reporters’ headshots as the aim.
I contacted my friends, dusted off my beauty lights, softboxes & reflectors and we got to work. The first shoot ended up covering a lot more ground stylistically than I had planned thanks to an awesome creative team & the second shoot turned out to be something I hadn’t ever quite encountered before..
I had plenty of experience with serious portraits in the past, for both corporate headshots as well as DJ/artist portraits.. I had even more experience with beauty & glamour, having honed my craft with likely over a thousand studio shoots logged for Kayce Models. Once the shoot started, however, I realized I’d never really taken fun corporate portraits before – I wanted to show Amanda’s natural sass, radiant personality & on-camera professionalism, all at once.
The process of reviewing & selecting her images was a tough experience, almost needing to retrain my eyes to look for multiple qualities in an expression/pose rather than a singular mood within the shot – projecting just serious, just sultry, or just beautiful was a lot easier than what I wanted to do this time around.
Without further adieu, I’d like you to meet the beautiful Amanda Soufi, recent Ryerson Journalism graduate with an avid interest in entertainment news & a self-professed adventurer with “wanderlust” – I have no doubt that you’ll be seeing her on TV somewhere in the near future!
The first set of “reporters’ headshots” from Amanda’s shoot can be seen here.
I’m often asked: exactly what is so special about the Signature wedding books you offer? Take a look below, as photos often speak louder than words.. And if you must know: top-quality handmade books with fully-customizable cover printing, premium leathers & flawless flush-mount thick cardboard pages (that will last a lifetime) with no bleed were some of my priorities when I was looking for a wedding album manufacturer to team up with. I’m happy with the quality/value of my Signature Collection wedding books & I know you will be too =)
For more information about Investment options, visit our Wedding Photography page.
Posted in: Blog Entries, Fashion Shows, Updates & Announcements
It’s been a hectic but fun couple of weeks! This past week I shot beauty & hair looks at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto while the previous week I was in Vancouver for a corporate event. While I can officially say I’m exhausted, it was definitely great bumping into so many old friends inside the media pit as well as bloggers/fashionistas/personalities on the red carpet! (see my full behind-the-scenes gallery & blog post here)
I’ll leave the full fashion reviews for my more eloquent, stylistically-inclined friends (linked below) but my favourite shows included: Stephan Caras (my most anticipated show all week & I was not disappointed), David Dixon (timeless contemporary takes on classic elegance & luxury), Rudsak (loved the edgy leather looks, congrats on 20 years!), Mackage (bringing outerwear to life), Pink Tartan (Canadian couture heavyweight would be an understatement) & VAWK (sophisticated handcrafted pieces, great way to kick off fashion week!).
Below are my runway galleries as well as my friends’ blog entries for various Fall/Winter 2014 shows at World MasterCard Toronto Fashion Week:
March 17th-21st: Behind-the-Scenes at WMC Fashion Week F/W 2014 | Facebook Album
March 18th: David Dixon (F/W 2014) | Blog: Love Between the Racks
March 19th: Pink Tartan (F/W 2014) | Blog: Love Between the Racks | Blog: Chic Darling
March 19th: Mackage (F/W 2014) | Blog: Love Between the Racks | Blog: Chic Darling
March 21st: Stephan Caras (F/W 2014)
Special thanks go out to Michelle from BM, Stephanie from The Collections, Karine from Karyzma Agency, Michelle from Rock-It Promotions, Ashlene from GKV, Margaret from Pandora, & Christina from Rock-It Promotions for connecting all the dots behind-the-scenes to make everything possible & for taking care of me all week!
As I’m given the OK to release additional sets, I’ll update this post with more gallery links from World MasterCard Toronto Fashion Week F/W 2014 – check back shortly!