Jennifer Kasper Photography recent blog posts from jenniferkasperphotography.myfotojournal.comen-usFri, 15 Sep 2017 02:10:00 +0000THAT Photo is Magic<p>There is a&nbsp;feeling.</p> <p>When I am shooting a wedding I look for a lot of things.&nbsp; I am shooting details,&nbsp;reactions,&nbsp;emotions and all the extremes.&nbsp; I shoot some&nbsp;formalized shots and some moments of pure choas.&nbsp; I relish it&nbsp;all.</p> <p><span class="caps">BUT</span> there is a feeling.&nbsp; A feeling&nbsp;I get when I know I have &#8220;that&#8221; shot.&nbsp; The one that my client will blow-up, hang on their wall, show their friends and feel in one photograph, that they got their money&#8217;s worth and then&nbsp;some.&nbsp;</p> <p>I work with a frenzied energy through a wedding day.&nbsp; If anyone has seen me work, they know that I basically run on adrenaline and I have often refered to shooting a wedding as a &#8220;full body experience.&#8221;&nbsp; I am all in.&nbsp; I have trouble focusing on anything other than the job I am doing.&nbsp; I forget to eat, drink and usually by the end of the night atleast some of my hair is sticking up&nbsp;in the wrong&nbsp;direction.</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="weddingpromo.jpg" title="weddingpromo.jpg" /></p> <p>From the moment I start a wedding day I am searching for that feeling.&nbsp; I can&#8217;t rest until I can&nbsp;go home knowing exactly what photo I have to edit and post first.&nbsp; There is never a question.&nbsp; At some point I shoot something that moves me, excites me and gives me&nbsp;that&nbsp;feeling.&nbsp;</p> <p>There is no formula for it.&nbsp; I don&#8217;t shoot &#8220;that&#8221; photo at the same point in every wedding.. I have to search it out.&nbsp; The beauty of it is that the opportunity is never completely gone.&nbsp; When I was in Cuba shooting a few years back I took the couple outside in the dark, halfway through the reception and that was when I got it.&nbsp; It can be at sunset or at the ceremony.&nbsp; It can be a formal photo where we maniptulated light or it can be when we pull the car over on the side of the road in a spur of the moment&nbsp;decision.</p> <p>I am a big believer that for a wedding photographer to be truly&nbsp;good, they have to produce the entire story of the wedding day, in photos that are technically amazing and still make the couple feel something.&nbsp; <span class="caps">BUT</span> I also believe that there should be one or two &#8220;show stoppers&#8221; in every package.&nbsp; One photo that feels like&nbsp;magic.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:10:00 +0000 On..<div><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="51cc816d16b678bdc0b9e1985153174d.jpg" title="51cc816d16b678bdc0b9e1985153174d.jpg" />&#8220;Wisdom comes from embracing contrasting experiences.&nbsp; Lucky breaks and pounding the pavement.&nbsp; A winning streak and a dark night of the soul.&nbsp; Selling out and taking a stand.&nbsp; Wanting it all and walking away.&#8221; -Danielle LaPorte</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I am <span class="caps">NOT</span> a risk taker.&nbsp; I am a very deliberate person.&nbsp; I don&#8217;t gamble with my security.&nbsp; I make choices based on all the possible outcomes.&nbsp; I don&#8217;t throw caution to the wind.&nbsp; I prefer to be sure.<br /><br /> 9 years ago I launched my photography business with the intention of making it a full time job &#8220;eventually.&#8221;&nbsp; At the beginning I absolutely could not have survived on photography alone, but I was fortunate and that changed quickly.&nbsp; <br /><br /> Between loyalty to my employers, fear of taking a risk and the comfort of complacency.. I hung on and did both jobs for 9 years.&nbsp; I could always find a reason to stay.&nbsp; Some times I would start work at 7am and not stop till after midnight.&nbsp; I was late for everything, I missed every special event and I cancelled more plans than I kept.&nbsp; I made promises I couldn&#8217;t keep, I backed out of commitments and I lost contact with people I truly enjoyed because I couldn&#8217;t nurture any relationships.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /> In August of last year I had an epiphany on a random Monday evening.&nbsp; I was flying back from shooting a wedding in Kelowna.&nbsp; I sat with a man who owned 15 locations of a popular restaurant chain.&nbsp; He asked me questions about my business.&nbsp; Those really tough, surprising questions that throw you off balance.&nbsp; Right before we parted ways he said to me &#8220;I am going to give you some advice.&nbsp; You will never grow your business past the point it is, if you continue to split your priorities.&nbsp; It is clear to me you are good at everything you do.&nbsp; <span class="caps">BUT</span> be careful what you are good at, you could end up doing it for years.&nbsp; You lose nothing by taking a chance on yourself but if you don&#8217;t try, you may as well get comfortable being mediocre because that is all you will ever be.&nbsp; No offense.&#8221;<br /><br /> And so I began the long progression of walking away from my &#8220;day job.&#8221;&nbsp; I did not leave quickly.&nbsp; I backed out slowly, looked both ways, stop a few times and even contemplated staying put.&nbsp; In the end I made the choice to let go and yesturday I said goodbye to my retail management career after 17 years.&nbsp; I will always be grateful.&nbsp; It gave me so much &#8220;know how&#8221; and business experience.&nbsp; I was able to explore&nbsp;Marketing, <span class="caps">HR</span>, Admin and&nbsp;Planning and Developement.&nbsp; It allowed me to meet some of the&nbsp; best people I have ever encounteted, as well as some of the worst.&nbsp; I can problem solve my way out of anything and as of now, as&nbsp;of today,&nbsp;I can let something go that isn&#8217;t working for me anymore.&nbsp; <br /><br /> I thought I would be scared.&nbsp; I thought I would feel a little lost.&nbsp; But today, I just feel sure.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 23:19:00 +0000 I am going to do what I want.<p><strong><span class="caps">STYLE</span></strong>:&nbsp;<em><span style="text-align: left; color: #222222; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-spacing: 0px; float: none; display: inline !important; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: #ffffff; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is&nbsp;designed.</span></em></p> <p>One of the most interesting things about photography is Style.&nbsp; Experts all agree that you should always protect your brand by producing &#8220;your own style&#8221; of work.&nbsp; Almost any successful photographer has said some variations of &#8220;I want clients that want me for my own style, not some one else&#8217;s.&#8221;&nbsp; I have happily turned down business when someone has asked me to do something that I didnt feel confident doing because it wasn&#8217;t my&nbsp;style.</p> <p>I am a big believer that having a defined style breeds consistency for customers.&nbsp; They know what they are getting because while the subjects may change, there is always a look to your work, that they can count&nbsp;on.&nbsp;</p> <p>I believe all of this whole heartedly but here is&nbsp;a&nbsp;little&nbsp;truth:&nbsp; Sometimes we play.&nbsp; Sometimes we explore and sometimes we venture outside our style box to see what else we are capable of.&nbsp; Sometimes we try new things simply to reafirm that our own style is exactly where we want to be and other times we do it simply because we can.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Here is a second truth, although we often feel that the industry limits us, we actually&nbsp;don&#8217;t always need to be just one&nbsp;thing.</p> <p>Here is a photo that&nbsp;is closest to what I&nbsp;consider to be &#8220;my style:&#8221;&nbsp; In that sense that the majority of my works looks similar to this over the last few&nbsp;years.</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="13691065_1132720363451478_8590544421547162279_o.jpg" title="13691065_1132720363451478_8590544421547162279_o.jpg" /></p> <p>Here I went very trendy and played with the <span class="caps">FILM</span> <span class="caps">INSPIRED</span> style that is everywhere in popular photography.&nbsp; I am really drawn to it on a more artistic&nbsp;platform.&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="17017208_10158256653795537_818392888020830741_o.jpg" title="17017208_10158256653795537_818392888020830741_o.jpg" /></p> <p>Finally I went dramatic.&nbsp; Big skies, Big colors, Big drama.&nbsp; Here I went with something where every peice of the photo is loud and striking.&nbsp; This photo is designed to be&nbsp;seen.</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="17097366_10158258118205537_539108923074426747_o.jpg" title="17097366_10158258118205537_539108923074426747_o.jpg" /></p> <p>So my question is.. what did you find the most appealing?&nbsp; Strictly for curiosity sake because obviously I am going to do what I&nbsp;want.</p> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:48:00 +0000 Am I Now..<p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="jennnowa1.jpg" title="jennnowa1.jpg" /></p> <p>Many years ago I wrote 100 facts about myself.&nbsp; .. and they were good.&nbsp; They were the nitty gritty about what I was all about.&nbsp; I talked about the places I had been in life, my motivations, my dreams and everything in&nbsp;between.</p> <p>I am not going to do that&nbsp;today.&nbsp;</p> <p>I am going to write&nbsp;12&nbsp;&#8230;which seems like a tall order as I sit here starting at a blank&nbsp;screen feeling a little like I should just go back to&nbsp;bed.&nbsp;</p> <p>1. I am 36 years old and for the last 4 years I have lived in Edmonton <span class="caps">AB</span>, Canada.&nbsp; I grew up in the Okanagan and although I have learned to adjust to the subzero weather around here&#8230; every now and then I get hit with a pretty severe case of&nbsp;&#8220;homesickness.&#8221;</p> <p>2. I am married to an amazing man.&nbsp; When I make a list of all the reasons I married him, right there on top is his on-point karaoke rendition of Baby-Got-Back.&nbsp; And the fact that he is intelligent, good looking, always has my back and believes in me no&nbsp;matter&nbsp;what.&nbsp;</p> <p>3. I am a Mom to a dog.&nbsp; Her name is Hayley and she is basically the best thing I have ever done with my life.&nbsp; She is a rescue that had a number of families before she came to us.&nbsp; When we first got her she couldn&#8217;t even go for a walk &#8230; if she couldn&#8217;t see her house we had to go back home.&nbsp; Now she&nbsp;<span class="caps">RUNS</span> the&nbsp;place.&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="hayley02fa.jpg" title="hayley02fa.jpg" /></p> <p>4. I would quit life to play soccer.&nbsp; This is nothing new.&nbsp; Soccer shaped me.&nbsp; No matter what I have gone through in life soccer has always been the place I could go where I could just be.&nbsp; I learned discipline, hard work, confidence, value, humility and co-operation on the field.&nbsp; I learned to&nbsp;challenge myself to go for things bigger than myself and how to fail with&nbsp;grace.&nbsp;</p> <p>5. I hate corn, eggnog and coffee.&nbsp;&nbsp;Complete all encompassing&nbsp;hate.&nbsp; One time&nbsp;I was in a Starbucks and the barista gave me coffee instead of tea.&nbsp; I took a big gulp and when I realized what was in my mouth.. I just spit it on the counter.&nbsp; In front of a million people.&nbsp; I don&#8217;t regret&nbsp;it.</p> <p>6. I was obsessed with photography from a young age.&nbsp; I was always the one with the camera.&nbsp; My adolsecent bedroom was always covered in photographs of my friends and beautiful scenery.&nbsp; I could spend hours with my camera and not be bored.&nbsp; Working in photography is the most professionally satisfied I have ever&nbsp;been.</p> <p>7. I also love words.&nbsp; Growing up I would read the cd jacket of a new album before I even listened to it.&nbsp; I have dabbled in writing over the years and I can spend hours reading novels, non fiction, blogs.&nbsp; I try to read every single&nbsp;day.</p> <p>8. Music makes me&nbsp;nostalgic&nbsp;to the point of discomfort.&nbsp; But I love that feeling.&nbsp; I embrace it.&nbsp; That&nbsp;moment when you&nbsp;hear a song that transports you to another time in your life.&nbsp; I love how the feelings.. good or bad just bubble up and take over the present moment.&nbsp; The truth is that I am that 36 year old bouncing down the street with a sub in her Toyota&nbsp;Yaris.</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="jennnnna.jpg" title="jennnnna.jpg" /></p> <p>9. I have had the same best friend since I was 13.&nbsp; I wouldn&#8217;t change a thing about her.&nbsp; We have such an enviable friendship.&nbsp; It is rooted in honesty, consistency and the fact that we never ask the other for more than&nbsp;they can deliver.&nbsp; We forgive each other any and all imperfections.&nbsp; And the truth is we just like each other more than we like any one&nbsp;else.&nbsp;</p> <p>9. I also have &#8220;other&#8221; best friends.&nbsp; I don&#8217;t have a ton of girl friends but the ones I have are awesome.&nbsp; People I can be myself with and unapologetically so.&nbsp; Some I have had in my life since high school, some (most)&nbsp;I found through soccer and some I found by accident because we had a lot of things in&nbsp;common.&nbsp;</p> <p>10. I am a fan of professional sports.&nbsp; I am huge Denver Broncos fan (<span class="caps">NFL</span>) and Calgary Flames fan (<span class="caps">NHL</span>).&nbsp; I also dabble in basketball and baseball.&nbsp; I love the culture of being a sports fan.&nbsp; I love that my heart actually pounds in the 4<span class='ord'>th</span>&nbsp;quarter of a Broncos game and overtime in a hockey game will actually make me sweat.&nbsp; I love the connection that is forged with other sports fan.&nbsp; Super bowl is my favorite&nbsp;holiday.</p> <p>11. My parents raised me to have a voice.&nbsp; I am so grateful that I grew up in a home where I was never told to be &#8220;seen and not heard.&#8221;&nbsp; Even if we didn&#8217;t always agree, my parents never silenced me.&nbsp; I was encouraged to be confident, inquisitive and to explore all aspects of my personality.&nbsp; I get to be the&nbsp;me I am&nbsp;today because my parents let me flourish.&nbsp; I will never be able to thank them enough for&nbsp;that.&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="13a.jpg" title="13a.jpg" /></p> <p>12.&nbsp;My husband and I have settled on not having kids so we can travel.&nbsp; We have been to some very interesting and amazing places and we have a very long list of place we still want to see.&nbsp; Next on our list in Maui and some where in the Central/South America area.. stay tuned.&nbsp; I will keep you posted on my travels&nbsp;:-)</p> <p>Chat&nbsp;Soon!</p> <p>Jenn</p> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:29:00 +0000 Me Out!!<p>I was very excited to get a feature on the &#8216;Top Edmonton Wedding Photographers you should be following <span class="caps">ASAP</span>!&#8221;&nbsp; Wow.. if I wasnt excited for wedding season I sure am&nbsp;now!!</p> <p><span style="text-align: left; color: #ffffff; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; word-spacing: 0px; float: none; display: inline !important; white-space: pre-wrap; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: #4080ff; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><a href=""></a>-</span><span style="text-align: left; color: #ffffff; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; word-spacing: 0px; float: none; display: inline !important; white-space: pre-wrap; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: #4080ff; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><br /></span></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="Weddings1.jpg" title="Weddings1.jpg" /></p> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:48:29 +0000 Kari & Chris<p>One of my favorite things about being a photographer is when I get to shoot people I know.&nbsp; I love to shoot old friends, old coworkers and people that I went to school with.&nbsp; When it comes to weddings, I always count myself especially lucky because I get a front row seat to one of the most important days of&nbsp;their lives.&nbsp; I never take it lightly.&nbsp; I have known Kari for a few years now and I watched her grow in to a beautiful young woman.. and I watch her quest to find love.&nbsp; By the time Kari met Chris, I had already moved away and so I heard about him via email, texts and giddy facebook posts.&nbsp; I could tell that this was something special.&nbsp; I finally met Chris in person when I came to Kelowna to shoot their engagement photos.&nbsp; Their chemistry was electric and I knew that their wedding day would be one of the highlights of my season.&nbsp; It did not disappoint.&nbsp; Here is a small sample of what was, basically a magical day.&nbsp; Almost everything I shot could have made the blog.. I just a few of my favorites for my readers to&nbsp;enjoy&#8230;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="adjdkkd.jpg" title="adjdkkd.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="fkajdfk;ajlfjlka.jpg" title="fkajdfk;ajlfjlka.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="003.jpg" title="003.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="01.jpg" title="01.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="02.jpg" title="02.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="06.jpg" title="06.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="05.jpg" title="05.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="04.jpg" title="04.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="07fdaljhdfjk.jpg" title="07fdaljhdfjk.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="09.jpg" title="09.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="10.jpg" title="10.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="11.jpg" title="11.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="12.jpg" title="12.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="14.jpg" title="14.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="13.jpg" title="13.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="sfsff.jpg" title="sfsff.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="Untitled-1hkjlhkjhlk.jpg" title="Untitled-1hkjlhkjhlk.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="sddsd.jpg" title="sddsd.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="hgkhg.jpg" title="hgkhg.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="65tytyt.jpg" title="65tytyt.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="khfghf.jpg" title="khfghf.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="hjlhlkjh.jpg" title="hjlhlkjh.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="jlhj.jpg" title="jlhj.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="ruy.jpg" title="ruy.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="gjhljgdh.jpg" title="gjhljgdh.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="weqewq.jpg" title="weqewq.jpg" />&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="Untitled-1.jpg" title="Untitled-1.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="jiojoi.jpg" title="jiojoi.jpg" /></p> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 01:55:00 +0000 Kristin & Tessa<p>I bought new lights for the studio!!&nbsp; I invited Kristin and Tessa over so I could try them out.&nbsp; We had a ton of fun and knocked this mini shoot out in 15 minutes.&nbsp; Tessa was a pro infront of the camera and Kristin looked as beautiful as always.&nbsp; It was nice to capture these adorable mother/daughter moments that they will be able to keep&nbsp;forever.</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin01a.jpg" title="kristin01a.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin02s.jpg" title="kristin02s.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin04s.jpg" title="kristin04s.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin05a.jpg" title="kristin05a.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin06s.jpg" title="kristin06s.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin07s.jpg" title="kristin07s.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin09s.jpg" title="kristin09s.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin08s.jpg" title="kristin08s.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin11s.jpg" title="kristin11s.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="kristin12s.jpg" title="kristin12s.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="sss.jpg" title="sss.jpg" />This photoshoot was a ton of fun.. and we were at it for all of 15 minutes!!&nbsp; Tessa is basically a pro infront of the camera.&nbsp; It was her&nbsp;third time being photographed by me.&nbsp; The first time.. she was still snug in mom&#8217;s belly.&nbsp; I got new lights for the studio and so I&nbsp;invited Kristen and Tessa over so I could try them out.&nbsp; This was the result of our fun 15 minute&nbsp;shoot!</p> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 04:48:00 +0000 Smash: Berkeley<p>This cute little monkey&nbsp;came for a cake smash.&nbsp; Her big one year old birthday.&nbsp; She was the happiest little girl from the minute she came through the door.&nbsp; She was a bit tentative at first.&nbsp; We really had to encourage her to smash her hands in there.&nbsp; Once she got the hang of it though she got nice and covered in&nbsp;cake!!&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="3.jpg" title="3.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="4.jpg" title="4.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="7.jpg" title="7.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="8.jpg" title="8.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="10.jpg" title="10.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="11.jpg" title="11.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="12.jpg" title="12.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="14.jpg" title="14.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="15.jpg" title="15.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="16.jpg" title="16.jpg" /></p> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 04:14:00 +0000 Julie<p>I grew up with you.&nbsp; We were inseparable as teenagers.&nbsp; We knew each other inside and out.&nbsp; We fell apart a little.&nbsp; There were different paths we needed to take.&nbsp; So we did that for a while.&nbsp; We found our way back.&nbsp; Best friends always do.&nbsp; You were beautiful then, you are even more beautiful now.&nbsp; We are still beside each other.&nbsp; You were my best friend then, you are my best friend&nbsp;now.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>This was not your average photoshoot.&nbsp; This was my best friend about to have a baby.&nbsp; My best friend about to assume the&nbsp;most important&nbsp;role she would ever play, a mother.&nbsp; This one I will never&nbsp;forget.&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="a.jpg" title="a.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="g.jpg" title="g.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="e.jpg" title="e.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="d.jpg" title="d.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="n.jpg" title="n.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="m.jpg" title="m.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="j.jpg" title="j.jpg" /><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="b.jpg" title="b.jpg" width="785" height="524" style="width: 792px; height: 474px;" /></p> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 03:47:12 +0000 Terri & Brad<p>I met Terri and Brad a few years ago, playing baseball.&nbsp; I had the honor and privelege of photographing their late September wedding at the Sunset Ranch Golf <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Country Club in Kelowna <span class="caps">BC</span>.&nbsp; From the moment I arrived at the ceremony with my team, I could really feel the excitement of the guests.&nbsp; People were buzzing with excitement, waiting for Terri to arrive.&nbsp; Brad (and Terri&#8217;s Dad) were looking nervous with anticipation.&nbsp; The ceremony was absolutely breathtaking.&nbsp; It was filled with special spontaneous moments.. and Terri and Brad&#8217;s little girl, Cheyne stole the show.&nbsp; As a photographer and as a friend, I was moved.&nbsp; From shooting the formals at the beautiful Mill Creek park, to the fun filled reception, the day was one of my favorite in recent memory.&nbsp; I am so excited to share with you, the story of Brad and Terri&#8217;s fabulous day.&nbsp; A special thanks to my fantastic team on the day, Amy Kaye, Amber Erdmann and Andrea&nbsp;Balon.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="c.jpg" title="c.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="a.jpg" title="a.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="b.jpg" title="b.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="f.jpg" title="f.jpg" /><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="g.jpg" title="g.jpg" />&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="h.jpg" title="h.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="i.jpg" title="i.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="k.jpg" title="k.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="d.jpg" title="d.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="a.jpg" title="a.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="b.jpg" title="b.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="c.jpg" title="c.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="d.jpg" title="d.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="f.jpg" title="f.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="h.jpg" title="h.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="FF.jpg" title="FF.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="BB.jpg" title="BB.jpg" /> <img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="p.jpg" title="p.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="GFSGDF.jpg" title="GFSGDF.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="EE.jpg" title="EE.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="F.jpg" title="F.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="e.jpg" title="e.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="l1.jpg" title="l1.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="g.jpg" title="g.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="k2.jpg" title="k2.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="n.jpg" title="n.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="B.jpg" title="B.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="i.jpg" title="i.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="S.jpg" title="S.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="o.jpg" title="o.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="r.jpg" title="r.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="E.jpg" title="E.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="q.jpg" title="q.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="G.jpg" title="G.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="fsafsfdd.jpg" title="fsafsfdd.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="ma.jpg" title="ma.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="MM.jpg" title="MM.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="LL.jpg" title="LL.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="II.jpg" title="II.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="GG.jpg" title="GG.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-medium" src="" alt="KK.jpg" title="KK.jpg" /></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:32:00 +0000