Happy Canada Day!!! If you are looking at how to photograph fireworks over the weekend, HERE is a great blog post we did a couple of years ago. Wishing everyone a safe and fantastic long weekend! If you drink, please don't drive.
We started off this adorable family session at the our Saskatoon photography studio and ended it on a different day at one of my favorite Saskatoon parks, in our old neighborhood! It was a gorgeous spring day and I love that the pond still had ice on it. The ducks were out, the baby was happy and it ended up being the perfect mix of images for them to choose from. Here are just a few fav's from our session!
A few months ago during our mentorship class we had these two families come to our Saskatoon photography studio to model for us, so we could show our students how we pose families with toddles and families with older children. The younger children were BUSY, which made it for a fantastic learning opportunity for our students! Needless to say, both families did a wonderful job! The kids were adorable!
I have a lot of favorite images over the years! Saskatoon has a so many fantastic locations for photos, I always feel so lucky to have such a beautiful city and province to use as a backdrop. Here are just a few of my favorite images photographed all over the beautiful province of Saskatchewan, but mostly right here in Saskatoon...
Our last mentorship class was a blast! We did a field trip and went to the U of S to show our students how we look for light, and how we look for the right place to shoot! We had Crystal of Joi Photo come to do some behind the scenes shots for us.
We are accepting applications for our 2018/2019 Class starting in August. Please let us know if you would like an application! Only 1 is accepted from Saskatoon, the rest must be at least 100km from Saskatoon.
Here are some behind the scene shots from one of our classes...
I had this adorable little girl in our Saskatoon Studio a little while back. I photographed her in her mom's belly. She was the first ever session I did in this studio. Time flies when you're raising a toddler!!!
Somebody pinch me!!! I just won an a NATIONAL award for my image titled 'Fallen Angel' at the 2018 Professional Photographers Of Canada awards banquet!!! These images are judged by nationally accredited judges next to the highest level in Canada!!! CANADA!!! This image has won two awards provincially and recently picked up 'Best in Wedding Portrait Class' at nationals. Only one of these awards are handed out each year.
I remember going to my first awards banquet my first year in business, thinking how on earth will that ever be me? The quality and ideas of these images were far greater than anything I could ever produce and the photoshop skills were out of this world! Fast forward 11 years, and here I am, accepting my first national award. There is only one award greater than this and that would be winning "Photographer of the Year". While these awards aren't handed out lightly, it's always great to have some goals right;)?
I would like to give a huge shout out to the PPOC, without this organization, there would be no precedent for photographers in Canada. I have learned so much through this amazing organization and continue to do so even after 11 years in business. I came home from this year's convention and awards banquet feeling so excited about what's to come. I have so many great ideas I want to implement in my business, and I think our clients are going to LOVE them.
Holy crap!!! 11 years! It’s funny to think that I learned photography in the dark room back in high school, and relearned it about 7 years later in photography school, with my first form of backing up a wedding was on a disc in my closet. As I sit back and reflect on the last 11 years in business, I have so much to be thankful for. First, I would like to thank my amazing husband, who over the last 11 years has supported me throughout my photography journey. Without his support right from the start, I would not be living my dream. He has truly been my biggest cheerleader and I can’t thank him enough!!! To my family and friends, thank you so much for your continued support and especially sending your friends and family my way. I always appreciate when anyone spreads the word about this little business.
This path has allowed me to be creative and it keeps me excited, allows me to meet new people (hands down my fav part of the gig!) and has allowed me to have a lifestyle that has me exactly where I should be. Being a business owner in Saskatoon certainly has its ups and downs, but having clients who trust me to bring my vision of their family to life is truly one of the most amazing feelings in the world.
This brings me to my wonderful, fantastic, amazingly kind, beautiful clients. Without you alone, I would not be able to do what I do. I think about you and your children often and truly feel like your children are my nieces and nephews. Thank you for trusting me with your families’ memories over the last 11 years. I can’t wait to watch you and your families continue to grow over the next 11 years.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone for your continued support. It truly means the world to me.
To celebrate 11 years in business, we are offering $11 laminated 8x10's (that's over 80% off, and way below cost!) for all sessions booked in May, 2018, including those already in the books. ***Very limited sessions available***
I leave you with an image from my first ever wedding I shot solo (my mom was my assistant!). Thank you to this wonderful couple for trusting me at the start....
Image from our most recent wedding season, this image was entered into our most recent provincial image competition and was accepted into the show!!! It was not accepted into the show at national salon.
But these three were accepted into the PPOC NATIONAL image salon!!! Such a huge accomplishment!!! So proud of how I did overall. I think I'm going to need to buy the album if 3 of my images are going to be featured in it:).
Thank you, again, to everyone who has followed me along with my journey. Even popping by and reading my blog, a like or follow on social media, means a lot to me. Thank you Saskatoon.
Our mom and me promo is back!!! We are so excited!!! Last year was such a hit, we can't wait for this year's promotion!
Our Ultimate Mother's Day Package includes:
-A 30 minute photo shoot of mom and her kiddo's, in studio.
-A free framed 11x14 print from your session.
-A $50 gift card to Just for you Day Spa (no expiry).
-A $100 gift certificate to Tidy Time Saver cleaning company (expires Nov 30, 2018)
-Plus a swag bag! (swag bag includes a relaxation package courtesy of Just for You day spa and Memories by Mandy Photography)
-Only 5 available!!! All of this for only $249!!!
The fine print:
-Sessions must be photographed by September 1, 2018. If session must be extended past September 1, 2018, additional fee's may apply.
-Sessions may be upgraded to a full hour session and include dad for an additional $75. We will still get plenty of shots of just mom and her children. Dad will be able to join in on the fun!
-Session includes a free framed 11x14 print. Files are NOT included, however they may be purchased afterwards if you wish.
-A week or two following the session, we will have you back to the studio to view all your images and choose the image for your print. If you wish, additional prints, products and files may be purchased at this time, however there is no obligation to do so.
-Beware: Your wife or mom may cry happy tears when opening this on Mother's Day.
-Offer ends on Mothers Day 2018 (May 13, 2017), or until they are sold out, which happens ever year!
-Email us to book! firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact us through our website.