Thursday, December 29, 2011

I Didn't Have My Camera with Me | Sarnia/ Lambton County Portrait Photographers

I saw a young woman today who made me itch to ask her if I could take her portrait. She wasn't a model type beauty,  but beautiful nonetheless. She was someone who had this aura about her of quiet confidence. She was dressed very fashionably, but modest at the same time. I didn't want to make her nervous by studying her too carefully, but in watching her interaction with the cashier I could tell that she was more than just a pretty face. She also possessed a beautiful heart -- kind and friendly.

As I walked outside to our van, she was standing near the curb, face tilted skyward watching the big fluffy snowflakes tumble down towards her. Had I had my camera on me, I would have dropped my purchases right then and there to capture that moment of quiet beauty. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. Instead I have frozen it in my mind.

Because we remember moments, not days...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Portraits in the Snow | Sarnia / Lambton County Portrait Photographers

I will confess, some of the following photos are an adaptation of ideas from some I have seen on Pinterest. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, I'm still never sure if using another person's idea is allowed or not. I think it must be because there is never any way one person can copy another person's photo exactly. There are waaay too many things that factor into it, like clothing, the subject, lighting, location, etc. Who's to even say one might not have come up with the almost same idea all on their own anyway? At least I'm admitting to the fact that I like someone else's work enough to imitate it.

I love having readily available subjects for my creative muses.

Because we remember moments, not days...

A Canadian Christmas | Sarnia / Lambton County Portrait Photographers

I did some studio work this week. It's good practice and happily my subjects are always readily available for me. Our daughters have been in Canada six months now. We're all happy to be celebrating Christmas as a family of nine! {Some of us just show it more than others ;o)}

Because we remember moments, not days....