Sunday, October 25, 2009


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Herman and Sinan | Sep 26, 2009

Before this summer, I hadn't been to a wedding since I was 6. Then, all of a sudden, WHAM, I think I've been to 10 weddings this summer (assisting/second shooting/shooting etc). Haha, funny how life works out.

Anyway. Herman is actually the only son of one of our family friends. (Hm, hopefully that wasn't terribly convoluted..) He met Sinan at work, in Fort McMurray in Alberta! But his family was here, and hers live in China (and had to travel anyway), they decided to get married in Richmond- on a perfectly sunny and crisp late September date! I was super impressed by all their coworkers who also attended their wedding <3 So sweet.

On to the photos! (Get ready, because there are tons)

The ring bearer- Sinan's nephew. Haha, he had the bowtie on his head :D

Arriving at the church

Before the ceremony, I found a piano. Jackpot! I've always wanted to do a shot like this!

Recessional <3

This cake is quite possibly the best cake ever. It was a mango mousse/ice-cream hybrid...

CAKE CUTTING! I love this moment. (And the gorgeous window light)

The traditional Chinese character meaning double happiness. Ubiquitous at all weddings! Herman's mom tacked the work in the awesome rose wreath.

We didn't have a ton of time for portraits, b/c they had to prepare for the reception. But this one of them with balloons is too cute to pass up!

Also one of those shots that I've always wanted to do.

Oh Herman, you're hilarious. Hahaha. (Completely unstaged photo...)


At the reception, there were tears...

...and laughter

The laughter had everything to do with Herman's dad, getting on stage and doing an AWESOME rendition of an old Chinese song. In disguise and all...
The moment of revelation:

This was a long wedding, but it was also FUN! So glad and grateful that I got to partake in Herman and Sinan's special day. Also, the sunny day was just perfect. It was a super fun wedding, especially since Herman and his dad are such comedians. All the best to the both of you! (Can't wait until they have kids!!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kyla and Rahim | Sep 06, 2009

I was supposed to assist/second shoot this wedding, but Jordana texted me at 5am, informing me that she was in the ER due to some gastrointestinal virus... We settled some details, and off I went, to cover this wedding solo (eep)! It was raining in the morning, and I was pretty nervous. But we definitely lucked out for the portraits. It would rain when we were getting from place to place, but the rain would let up when we arrive at a particular destination. It ended up being pretty awesome. Their ceremony was at a mosque- which was a first for me. Portraits at the mosque, Deer Lake Park, Gastown, near Canada Place, then finally the reception at the Executive Inn.

Outside the mosque; since there were these cool columns.

Close up ring/henna shot! So pretty...

I love this candid photo!

There's just enough wind to pick up Kyla's hair. <3 <3 <3 .

Another candid



Who doesn't love cake cutting? ;D

It was a great wedding, it being my first Ismaili wedding and all. :] And it was awesome working with Kyla and Rahim! Hooray on being married!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Courtney's Collection | Sep 19, 2009

Courtney was my ex-coworker from Build-A-Bear ;D And she goes to the Arts Institute for Fashion Design and Merchandising. For her final project, she had to design a line of clothing, and make 3 outfits. She asked me to take pictures for her portfolio showing, which I gladly did! Her line was very cute, a little vintage inspired and really wearable.

The 3 dresses she chose to made were all made from satin and lace. My favourite one is the pink one with the short sleeves. I just think it's adorable!! I loved the others too though, don't get me wrong. Ah, pretty clothes. Courtney and I found 2 models, Tiffany and Mic, who were both adorable and fantastic to work with! We shot in Courtney's backyard/neighbourhood in Pitt Meadows, and her lawn was FRESHLY mowed. It was fantastic! Haha. We were worried for rain, but alas, the sun decided to grace us with its presence!! Awesome.

Two dresses. We had to be creative and photograph 3 dresses with 2 girls. My favourite dress is the one on the right.

Courtney's gorgeous backyard! See? You can still see the tracks that the lawnmower left behind. Fresh cut grass <3. href="" title="DSC_7190 by Sher-reX, on Flickr">DSC_7190
The back of this dress was AWESOME.

Courtney has a well-type thing in the backyard. I don't think it still works. But it made for a cute backdrop.

Mic's little leap here reminds me of Lacoste ads. Non?

Second favourite photo! They skipped down a hill!!!

I loved both Mic and Tiff's shoes. But Tiff's on the right were AWESOME. Too bad they were real vintage shoes, and a size 5/6. Boo for size 8 feet.

Favourite!!! Walking back to Courtney's house. The sun just came out. LOVE the sun!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Krista | Sep 03, 2009

Bah. So behind on blogging! That's what you get for taking 5 upper-level molecular biology courses, I guess. Blasted ambition! Oh well. Moving on. In early September, Krista and I got together and we did a portrait shoot! We wanted something 'lifestyle'-y. We thought, well, her home has gotta be lifestyle-esque or what not. :D

On to the photos!

Krista walking her puppy. She's an Italian Greyhound, and the cutest thing ever! It was definitely hard to get a picture of her though, since she was super hyper!

Back to their house! This shot was inspired by a magazine tear that Krista found! Yay, I love it when other people have ideas too.

This was also inspired by a magazine photo, I think. We combed Krista's house and found every little trinket we could :D Then artfully rearrange!



A series with fruits/vegetables! My favourite of the set is the orange one. Or maybe the apple. Yeah, I can't decide!

:) We picked this daisy from a bouquet that Krista had at her house. :] So pretty!

I love this one! Those are her salt/pepper shakers!! So fun.

It was a fun shoot, and it was really exciting drawing inspiration from magazines! Hopefully I did them justice. :]

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Devyn | Sep 02, 2009

On September 2nd, I also did a shoot with Devyn. It was pretty overcast, and I was worried about rain, but alas, the grey skies provided awesome even light. And when the sun came out towards the end of the shoot, we got some kiiiiller light! <3 light. These were at QE Park. She had 3 (!!) outfit changes. [I loved all her clothes... 2/3 outfits were bought in this vintage-y shop in NY... jeeealous]

Anyways, on to the photos. Pardon the large amount of photos! Hard to narrow down ;d

Some may say I overuse this pose too much, but I think it's really pretty!

I love it when hair swooshes. Until I can afford a portable, personal wind machine, I'll improvise!

This was near the duck pond. The willow tree was so beautiful, I couldn't pass it up!

Outfit change! Devyn had this super cool fascinator, and we found this cool wall (near the tennis courts).


Ah! I love this. The attitude. And how Devyn actually climbed the fence! :D I was super impressed!

Outfit change again! (Well, minor change...) I still think Ralph Lauren should buy this photo off of me and use it in their ad campaign. [The sweater/beret are both RL] Devyn really rocked this one. AND this is when the sun started to poke its head out of the clouds. Looove.

Yep. Devyn really worked this. We made tennis so stylish!

Personal favourite. (Difficult to choose, but I narrowed it down..)

It was great, and I'm super grateful for the sun that came out at the end! Hooray. Thanks Devyn, for workin' it. GORGEOUS.

P.S. Ralph Lauren, I'd be eternally grateful if you bought those photos off of me ;D Or fly me to NY to photoshoot any future campaigns. Thanks!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Danielle | Sep 02, 2009

Back in early September, I had to opportunity to do a shoot with Danielle. We had a blast at Confederation Park, and I was in awe of how tall she is! (5'11", if memory serves me right). Haha, I have never felt so short in my life!

Yeah, in short, she is stunning! (These photos will prove that fact)
I love bokeh! So much!

There was a little skate park there too, so we utilized that! It was actually pretty steep. Easy to get in the pit; hard to get out.

Hello, hair movement!

I love how pretty this is!!

We had a fun time, despite getting lots of odd looks in the skate park ;D