I have always had a love of looking at lovely flow dresses and just before Christmas last year I was perusing the interwebs (probably procrastinating some blogging as usual) and came across this lovely deep red, indie vibes dress. My friend Briana instantly popped into my head and I thought I need to photograph that girl in this dress. I fired her a message letting her know oh btw I’m ordering a dress to shoot you in, and she was instantly on board and we planned shoot in the spring in a greenhouse kind of setting. We then decided to shoot it seasonally and did another shoot in the summer where I took her down to Millcreek Ravine and played with some smoke bombs.
As I mentioned in a previous blog, I entered a huge contest called Shoot and Share. I entered again this year and went all in with 50 submissions from over my year of photographing all of my amazing clients.
This is the biggest contest that is held over the year with a jaw dropping 583, 150 entries this year. Photographers from all over the world enter every year and I am so excited that I had the opportunity to participate in it. The talent is amazing and I have learned so much from just looking at others work and knowing exactly where I want mine to be. We have just entered round 7 which means we are officially in the top 30% and I know I have at least 1 photo still in there floating around somewhere. SO Exciting!!
I went in with a full heart and a heavy hand on my decisions going back and forth adding and removing and re-adding selection after selection until I finally came to my final 50 choices. I chose photos that made me smile and laugh until I cried remembering every moment I spent photographing families, weddings, friends old and new.
I have loved every second of spending time with all of you, meeting you and finding new friendships. I chose photos that made my heart soar with memories and love and photos that made me feel all the feelings I have in me.
I truly want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me with your memories as you grow together, I couldn’t be happier that I got a chance to be part of it.
I found this dress just before Christmas last year and immediately thought of my friend Briana. My next thought was “Well now I have to shoot her in it!” So I sent her a message and told her how I found a dress and I wanted to shoot her in it, she agreed without hesitation – I love it when people give into my whims with no questions asked. We eventually decided to shoot her in it seasonally with our first spot being a garden centre, I mean really, how spring can you get? I am so excited with how these turned out and can’t wait for our summer location! I have also decided to turn this dress into a Travelling dress with many of my photographer friends where it will be sent around Alberta and part of B.C. this year. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!