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Preggers; Frandy

Some time ago, I decided I wanted to do something a little unique for my longtime friend’s wedding shower gift. Instead of buying the traditional toys or necessities that a set of expecting parents would most certainly need and appreciate, I wanted to do something a little more personal for my dear friends. So I offered to do a maternity shoot for them.

 

As a wedding photographer, it’s my job to capture the love between two people throughout the shoot. So luckily it wasn’t really a stretch to bring that same mindset and expand it to include a third person. In fact, I think shooting a maternal shoot may even be ‘easier’ than an e-shoot let’s say as with the former, there’s a central and tangible theme to focus on. I personally feel like it was an emotion filled shoot as we took the expecting mother on an emotional rollercoaster ride from deep laughter, to serious moments of reflection.

 

Though I’m thrilled with the results, unfortunately I’m still holding on to my self-made mandate of accepting commissions for weddings only. If this changes in the future, I’ll definitely post it here.

 

Fran - September 12, 2012 - 10:44 pm

WHOO HOOO!!! We are SO grateful to you, Denny! Thanks again and again for capturing these precious moments for us. Can’t believe we made it on your blog!!!! :)

Married; Jessica & Stan

Jessica and Stan’s wedding was memorable for three reasons. Reason #1: They were in town for only two weeks since both of them live and work in Korea, which meant they had to plan and implement their wedding within this limited time frame. In hindsight, it’s a bit ironic considering Jessica was such a gracious bride who didn’t show an ounce of stress or panic throughout the day. Oh and what a hot day it was! Reason #2 The wedding took place in the countryside which I loved, in a small town called Welland which is a small town fairly close to Niagara Falls, but the weather was over 40 degrees including humidity. Thankfully, the heat didn’t hamper the shoot because both Jessica and Stan were such pros and did what they were asked to do without any complaining. I recalled it got so hot that we would often have to take breaks in the shade so that we wouldn’t overheat ourselves. Finally, reason #3 was that I shot this wedding the day after Natalie and Mazda’s. Suffice it to say, I learned a lot from this experience as I had to prepare properly so that I could give 100% of my effort to both weddings but this feat is not without it’s challenges. Here are some of my favorite shots from their big day;

Married; Natalie & Mazda

Natalie and Mazda were one of the first couples to commission me as I was getting my start in this industry. I was quite flattered and humbled that they chose me because they really could’ve gone with any photographer they wanted to since they spared no expense for their big day. From the lovely wedding dress to the Rolls Royce that chauffeured them around town in style and finally to the elegant Arcadian Court downtown, I felt truly honored to document their wedding day. Here are my favorite shots from the day;

 

Blessed

To say it’s been a crazy summer would be the understatement of 2012. Actually, rather than claiming it’s crazy I should really be calling it a blessed summer because God has been so faithful and good, providing me with the opportunities that have come my way this year. My streak of working with fantastic brides continues as each and every one of them so far have been so incredibly patient, calm under pressure and co-operative as well. I’ve learned a TON this year about wedding photography. I’ve spent the past few years honing my skills technically, so there weren’t too many surprises on that front but this year I really got to know the business and personal side of the industry. I’m not going to lie and say that being a wedding photographer is easy to do, but then again neither is anything that’s worthwhile or rewarding. When I pause to think about things, I realize how lucky I am to be able to do what I do. Capturing precious moments as well as raw emotions of joy is something that I don’t ever see myself getting accustomed to. The enormity of my task can get pretty overwhelming (if I ever stopped to reflect upon it) but thankfully the busyness of the day proves to be enough distraction to keep me level headed. This enormous ‘burden’ is never lost on me though, because I use it to fuel my drive to keep going as hard as I can.

I apologize for the lack of updates on my site as of late, and promise that soon it’ll be chalk full of wonderful images. My first priority is making sure I finish editing my photos for my clients in a timely manner and then I’ll get to sharing some of my favorites ones with whomever lands on my site. One thing that puzzles me is that the traffic to my site is far more consistent than my updates/posts. Stay tuned though as I hope to have something for you sooner than later!

Thanks for caring enough to vist

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