Ampersands & Much More

Props props and more props! I have props on the brain and so do a lot of other photographers. Mustaches on a stick, oversized glasses, thought bubbles... Props can tell you a story, add an element of surprise and sometimes help your clients to relax and have fun.

Having your photo taken is supposed to be fun. Gone are the days of  portraits that require unnatural looking poses and the holding of exaggerated facial expressions. Here are the days of having fun with your clients and encouraging actual emotions that are captured in a moment - that tell us more than ever before.

Here is an intangible sign that I never leave home without - the Ampersand. I didnt know it was called an ampersand until I told my father, a creator or all sorts of things, that I really would like one! Now I have one and I have a bunch of ideas for its use in future shoots.

He just happens to have built a machine and a business that can take any visual idea and make it into reality. The sky is the limit (or maybe just your back pocket), creative or functional and out of almost any kind of material - he can make it.

Using a CNC machine and a process that I cant wrap my head around he is able to create just about anything, big or small. Check it out for yourself at Salt Spring CNC  Be careful because it might just get those wheels a turning...

Spring is finally here - which means Love is in the air.

Love is no longer resting near living-room fireplaces and snuggling under layers of quilted duvets. Love is with us in the arrival of the Spring air - amongst the sweet chirping of birds and the awakening of neighbourhood lawn mowers.

Even now when I think of the arrival of Spring I think of the childhood classic, Disney's Bambi. Like the colorful cartoon characters in Bambi, by Thumper's defintion, Jessica and Darryl  are definately - twittterpated.  Boy - I love that word.

Spring also means engagments and the planning of Summer Weddings. Spring means the planting of seeds and the all the anticipation that follows. 

New beginnings and fresh starts pollinate our thoughts and our hearts as we eagerly anticipate the upcoming warmer months, with Fall and Winter merly occupying our memories.  

This is my shoot with the twitterpated couple Jessica and Darryl,whose wedding I will be photography this July. We shot at the old Chilliwack City Hall and one of my favorite spots in Chilliwack, Island 22.

Thank you Jessica and Darryl for allowing me to document these moments leading up to your special day. You both made my job super easy. You are a beautiful couple who are obviously very in love. Congratulations!