pushing forward

(a behind the scenes shot of one of the environmental science students we got to photograph on the first day, glen keeling!)

i think this whole week has been the most positive photographic experience i’ve had so far. i mean, i’ve had great sessions before, difficult weddings and wonderful weddings, and explored (mostly just around newfoundland) with my camera too with some pretty exceptional people and loved every minute.


this whole week working so well with dave howells who was the main photographer, joanne who is the marketing director from grenfell, as well as paul bonsell who was the art director from toronto wasn’t just the icing on the cake of my encounters so far. it was pretty much the cake, the icing, and a very candle covered top.

it was exhausting for sure, pulling 14+ hours for a few days straight – but way more rewarding than anything else and i would still keep going with no complaints if i could! but sadly we’ve wrapped up today, and i’m beyond grateful i got to be the student photographer for this job. i’ve learned SO much in the last three days, and pretty much filled four 16G cards if that’s indication of how much going we did. and not to stay on this sentimental train, but photography (when given opportunities and jobs like this) is so worth it.

much love,


lightroom & updates

so to say that lightroom is a good editing program is the understatement of the year after having only done my processing iPhoto so far. iPhoto is definitely good at organizing cleanly, but as far as editing goes it does more harm than good and the more you try and do with a photo the more you can see quality disappear (in my opinion anyway). if you haven’t made the switch, I totally recommend you do it soon.

on a few other random notes…

i’m 21 in a week. WHAT is that?

my blog just hit over 8000 views in a year and a half! to not have my blog overly public yet but to still have so many regular visitors is awesome, and i really appreciate it. thanks for checking back!

my summer weddings start this weekend, and while i’m a little nervous i’m more excited than anything. they’re all going to be beauutiful, and i get to kick off my first one on a wharf in port aux basques! awesome.

i still can’t really come to any concrete decision on harlow, which isn’t really a surprise but its something i’m still thinking about a lot. i’d want my new camera first, and if i could get it and still go i think i might pack my bags now and start driving to the airport. BUT possibly giving up on being able to afford anything (other than… nope, nothing) for a good while, which yes includes camera equipment, is stressing me out.

i have a slightly bigger soft spot for photography this week because i don’t know if you remember the portrait I posted in my last post of my pop, but the cabin it was taken in just a few weeks ago is now destroyed. apparently mother nature with the combined efforts of the rock face it sits below it had other plans for the area. thankfully everyone is safe, but its still sad to see my grandparents cabin and a place i’ve spent a lot of time at now destroyed. the whole family is pretty upset too, so it means a lot to me that there is a pretty accurate depiction of my pop relaxing in it on one of the last weekends it was standing. ❤

and finally, after rocking three jobs for the majority of may/june/july, it looks like for the majority of august i will pretty much be free from any sort of work whatsoever. a couple random hours in the gallery here and there if need be, and of course there’s some wedding editing in there too. but… THREE weeks to relax? so excited!

much love,