Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Round one of Finao samples - wow! Best wedding photography albums ever!

Today I finally got the chance to get to the post office to pick up my first shipment from Finao. I though the albums looked nice when I saw them online, but ohmygod, are they ever amazing in the flesh (leather, of course)! This is a sample of the album that is included in Emerald, Malachite and Peridot packages, and there are a gazillion options for colours, fabrics, etc.

Just look at how it is when it's all wrapped up!

The spine is nice, but there are a few bumps due to the nature of the binding, but I actually like the look. This is a 12x12 2-tone leather album in Idol Eyes and Aquadisiac. The leather feels fabulous and the colours are so pretty!

It's a flush mount album and I chose to cut the pages. Just look at how straight the pages line up and the binding looks great!

And look at the finish on the corner - perfect!

The cover of the book itself is fabulous, but I'm amazed by how beautiful my images look on the pages. The pages have a soft sheen and a smooth texture that I can't resist touching - and no fingerprints so far! I'm trying to show the surface texture, but it's showing the soft sheen more than anything. So no worries about passing the book around and letting everyone see! And look at how thick and sturdy the pages are!

In addition to the Finao ONE album, I also got a few Finao Elements samples, but we'll talk more about those later.

I'm also totally excited about the metal tins of swatch samples, so you can put your options side by side to create the perfect look! There's also cut out options for pictures on the cover, metal and glass covers, and so much more!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Frankie and Garth's engagement photography session on the very edge of Edmonton

On Saturday, August 30, 2008, I met Frankie and Garth in the early evening to do their e-session on a friend's acreage. I'm also super excited for their wedding next May... May is looking to be a fun-filled and action packed month!

It was a great spot with wide open spaces and some sweet vintage cars. Luckily we didn't get mowed down by the wild kids on ATVs, and we did make friends with an adorable kitty that followed us everywhere, successfully making it into quite a few shots... Frankie also has a ring that I adore...

Checkout the slideshow here: Way West Engagement photography session

Sandra and Evan's engagement photography session in Stony Plain

Ack! I've been falling behind in my blogging! I met with Sandra and Evan on August 16, 2008 to do their engagement session - they are getting married next May and I am so super excited for their wedding! I know they were a little sceptical about the whole thing, but it turned out so well!

They were a blast to shoot, and I think they ended up having some fun and realized that having someone chase you around with a big camera can be kinda fun! I should mention that Sandra has the most gorgeous ring ever...

See the photos here: Stony Plain engagement photography session

Friday, September 12, 2008

Melanie's awesome Trash the Dress photography session in Churchill Square - Edmonton

On a very hot August 15, 2008, I met up with Melanie and her husband Trevor and had an awesome Trash the Dress session. We hung out by my favourite warehouse, worked our way around 104 St and finally cooled off in the wading pool at Churchill Square. Melanie looked stunning and attracted quite a bit of attention, especially from the small army of children in the pool as well. We were finally able to fight off the swarms of kids and took beautiful pictures! Check out the slideshow at:

Churchill Square Trash the Dress session

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Staff shoot with the awesome ladies at Treasured Memories!

So, on August 16th, 2008 I met up with some of the ladies from Treasured Memories to do a fun shoot for them to use on their website. We had a great time playing with scissors, and I even got to wrestle a few rings from their fingers... but more about those ring shots later!

The store is located at 5218 86 Street in Edmonton, and I will be buying my supplies there for my new price packaging - very excited about the design at that Juli has crafted for me! Just wait for pictures! Such pizzazz!

Anyway, back to the photos!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Melanie and Shane's summer wedding at Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton!

On August 23, 2008 I had the pleasure of photographing Melanie and Shane's wedding at the Hotel MacDonald. The day prior I was fearing the weather would be uncooperative since the forecast was cold and dreary, but boy what a surprise we got instead! It couldn't have been more perfect! I had a great time and the pictures are wonderful! Check out the slideshow at: Awesome summer wedding at Hotel MacDonald

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