I had the privilege of photographing the lovely Nadine Burton for her new corporate headshots. She felt it was time for an updated image. She had very specific requirements from Edward Jones corporate for how the photo could look. It had to be head and shoulders with a medium grey background. I was excited to work with her, to talk about our recent trips to Hawaii (by coincidence, we were both there at the same time) and to try out my new off camera lighting system. Nadine came into my home studio before work for her session. She is super nice, easy to work with and fun to talk to. And I think my fur baby, Saxon, has a new best friend.
Since becoming a wedding photographer in Victoria, I’ve wanted to shoot a wedding at The Empress Hotel. This year, that wish has finally come true. Twice. The iconic landmark is thoroughly suited for a classic, elegant wedding. Danielle and Derrick‘s celebration was just that - classic and elegant. It suited them perfectly.
They came to Victoria from Washington state to be married in one of Danielle’s favourite places, and to have a destination wedding that their many family and friends could attend. The day started early, with Danielle and her bridesmaids getting ready in her suite. Hair was done by Mischa at Fish Hair Salon and makeup by Melanie Baird. The girls looked amazing!
Dress: Alicia’s Bridal, Bellingham WA
Tuxes: The Tuxedo Club, Kirkland WA
Florist: McKenzie Powell Floral and Event Design, Seattle WA
Cake: The Empress Hotel
Caterer: The Empress Hotel
Hair: Mischa, Fish Hair Salon
Makeup: Melanie Baird Makeup Artistry
Music: Tom and the Time Benders
Transportation: Victoria Carriage Tours
Photographing teens is quickly becoming one of my favourite age groups to photograph. I love their energy, and they love to be in front of the camera. When I took my oldest daughter out for her portraits a few weeks ago, I also convinced my youngest to come with us for hers. I knew full well that if I didn’t take them both out at the same time, Miss N would not have hers done before this school year ended. Life gets busy and I have to make these opportunities happen. We had fun at Macauly Point in Esquimalt. That place seems perfect for teen portraits; it’s such an interesting blend of nature and grunge.
Miss N didn’t need too much convincing and volunteered to go first at most of our stops in the park. She had the idea of doing a wardrobe change so she could have a few looks to choose from for her session. Her sister thought this was a great idea and followed her lead. And having grown up in front of the camera, Miss N is quite comfortable there. She’s a sweetheart. Just don’t try to make her smile.