bree; one year old

Beauty-4 Beauty-5this little princess is turning one this week and i’m SO happy her parents asked me out to their beautiful home in pinchgut to do some photos. she was so pleasant, and i got such a kick at her throwing her head back and laughing at her parents and my attempt to keep her attention!

this is just a quick preview, there’s a load more favorites and smash the cake photos to follow! bree… your just too cute.

much love,

candace

playing catch up

KRA-1… and enjoying the snow day!

i love getting the chance to stay home, sit down, and start ticking things off to do lists. i’m already a few coffees and teas deep, and after having mailed the jamaica proofs yesterday (wooo! largest editing job to date for sure) i have a few family sessions left to clear up and then nothing but school to focus on.

i think february is going to fly faster than january too. we’re already about a week in, and after logging a hard week next week we have mid-term break – so, that means if i burrow my head under a blanket for a few days i might actually get to enjoy break and come back ready for march. YES.

running count until my time is my own… 71 days.

much (snowy) love,

candace

meagan

Meg-1i’ve just started shooting for our year’s grad booklet, and meagan was probably the best we could have started with. we shot for maybe 5 minutes and despite her apparent awkwardness (her own claim, not mine) i have a good few favorites i’m really happy with.

and that’s about the only project i’m happy with as for now… school blues have set in. i feel like exam week has already arrived. the metaphorical exam week of course, because being in art school means no actual exams, just papers and projects and proposals out our ears and noses. but still. its exam week because the end is [relatively] near but there’s too much work standing between now and then to get excited, because if things keep going at this rate it’s going to be a long time until april.

as a do-er, its frustrating to know what i want to do, and not be able to do it because of other make-work assignments that are getting in the way. sometimes, i think my over-efficiency is a downfall. does that even make sense? i’m efficient when it comes to being productive with what i want to do, but if it doesn’t help me or help me complete a goal, i have a hard time maintaining interest.

stresssss city.

(i know it’ll get done. i also know it always works out. but for right now… its still 78 days and counting).

much love,

candace

breakfast with the carey/macdonald family!

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Olli-1 Olli-2i’ve pretty much known this family forever (suz who is a best friend of my aunts has probably been around since i’ve been a baby) and i was thrilled when they pitched the idea of their shoot with me! i mean, breakfast shoot? you just said my favorite word. (ps, its breakfast). sign me up now!

oli is such a sweetheart too, and has actually just became a big brother! i definitely can’t wait to meet jesse, and if he has even a bit of his brothers personality he’s going to be another total charmer.

on relatively the same note, it was surprising how much i enjoyed shooting indoors! its something families have been asking for more and more lately and after looking through more work by jenny jimenez i’m way more open to it. seriously – check out her work. its is like fine art fashion photography of regular people in their however-as-is homes and i love it.

hope you like!

much love,

candace

twenty-thirteen

Dress-1 new years posts are pretty overwhelming.

so much happened last year that i could have never predicted, including (but not limited to) booking and completing a destination wedding for some awesome people with dru, booking more photo jobs for this year than i can count on two hands, getting the opportunity to work with a few photographers and professors that have all helped so much with how i photograph/develop art, having a photo go absolutely viral, buying my first car, and entering my last year of university (finally). whew!

which means…

this year i already know that i’ll be graduating! (i actually get to stop paying tuition and keep my money from here on out? no more 8:30am classes? I DO NOT BELIEVE IT. sign me up. 98 days and counting). but as far as everything else goes, i can’t even venture to predict whats up. i don’t think I would want to though. wouldn’t that just stomp the fun out of it?

life is seriously nuts.

much love, and a huge happy new year!

candace

erika & robbie, trash the dress

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try as we did, the morning-sunrise-trash-the-dress idea, as beautiful as it sounds in theory just didn’t fly. the sun rises too early! (erika and robbie agreed, these are my kind of people). so instead, we opted for an evening trash the dress and the photos turned out even better than we could have planned anyway.

dru and i are still in the stages of sorting through everything (4500 images later, hello) but i couldn’t help taking a break from the wedding day photos this afternoon to have a sneak through these. hope you like!

ps: the outtake is still making me nauseous. or proud. or nauseous. the camera only got a little wet though ; )

much love,

candace

jamaica, no problem

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ER-2 ER-3you know your going to love a country when their mantra is “no problem.”

i legitimately can’t say enough good about our trip. the sun, the heat, the beach. the food, the people, the wedding, the wedding party. to say i’m lucky to do what i do is an extremely large understatement.

jamaica, it was unreal!

much love,

candace

sunday

what a different sunday. i’m used to sleeping in and going out for breakfast, photos all afternoon, some cooked/jigg’s dinner for supper, and then sitting back to enjoy [stress over] some walking dead.

but real life knocked, although it’s a bit of a stretch to call university “real life” to me, and i’m currently appreciating just hanging out at work for christmas hours doing some tidying and enjoying an americano. not to mention the excuse to get up and out of the house away from a to-do list the length of my arm… which i might add to the profs who occasionally migrate here, will be promptly revisited as soon as i’m finished work.

seriously though, i’m voting for eight days in a week. has anyone else seen the meme floating around with the caption “the first five days after the weekend are always the hardest!” and the girl sobbing into her hands? totally makes me laugh every time i see it.

much love,

candace

beach glass haul

what a nuts week. the countdown to jamaican times has shifted from being 13 days into one powerpoint presentation, one artist statement essay, one canadian art history 8 page paper, one feminism project, one drawing project, one digital project, and final edits to a wedding, family shoot, and engagement shoot.

i feel like i’m behind about a month’s worth of sleep too, so logically… today was spent picking up beach glass. now, i know the train of thought there isn’t exactly solid but i’ll explain. the intention was photos for a project, but after seeing beach glass for miles (we actually walked over 4 kms) photos were forgotten and i managed to fill up an entire bag. its crazy how much going outside and just doing something in fresh air can put you back together! does anyone have any ideas on what to do with the glass? i know it’ll be made into some sort of project, but as per what we’re not exactly sure!

hope everyone else is enjoying their saturday : )

much love,

candace

monday? monday.

today was definitely a monday.

on the bright side though, i picked up another disc of film photos i couldn’t be happier with. especially the last one! thoughts?

much love,

candace