Friday, November 4, 2011

Sept and Oct fleeeeew by!

Your SUPER hero photographer! lol (doing a style event downtown Calgary)
September and October were definitely busy months that flew by! Got back from NYC in the beginning of Sept, then hit up Edmonton, Sylvan Lake and Canmore. My good friend Michelle Thrush won a Gemini award for best lead actress in an ongoing series! Sooo proud of her! Her and I did a road trip up to Edmonton with Mr. Gemini to her wrap up party for her TV show Blackstone. Michelle is Native American and I am so proud of what she represents!


One of my amazing friends and fav models (Ashlee Krutzfeldt) in Sylvan Lake (we were just eating dinner on a patio..and I took a couple snaps...amazing girl xoxo)


Victoria ROCKED this shoot! :-D


My AMAZING weekend getaway home in Canmore!
Hiked up to a glacier and made an inukshuk :-D



Worked with new fashion designer Daryl White for his new upcoming line Vauxdeux
Had a lot of fun shooting this one...very edgy (RIGHT up my ally!)




Shot test shots for Deja Vu International...a great little agency based out of Red Deer. She has a fantastic line-up!



October was Autism Awareness Month for Canada. Myself along with my good friend Ashlee Krutzfeldt and her daughter Emma, decided to do our own campaign to raise awareness of autism. Our hope is to bring knowledge to others-showing that there is no face to this disorder. People with autism can have problems with speech, social situations and sometimes learning. There is a large spectrum of disorders and each have their own severity. Every person with this disorder fights each day in a different way.

I am so proud of both Ashlee and Emma for not only participating in this shoot with me, but for raising awareness and educating others that may not understand or know what autism truly is.
Emma is a seven year old gorgeous girl, who excels in school; has many friends, but needs some help with social interaction. Autism does not define her.





In October I also got to head over to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii :-D What a great week it was! I was flown down to shoot a wedding. From off roading to the green sand beach to swimming with giant sea turtles, I was definitely given some awesome photo oppertunities!

Wild Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins!


The AMAZING mansion we stayed in on a coffee plantation!
Green sand beach




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Big Sexy August!



August was an amazing month! Made a trip down to NYC to celebrate the launch of my friend Tiffany Bank's new television series. Ended up landing during an earthquake and then was trapped in Harlem during Hurricane Irene for three days. Thank God I was trapped with Tiffany and Emma Meyer (a Ford signed Old Navy model) for the entire weekend. Two amazing plus sized models and a fashion photographer stuck together during a deadly hurricane..may as well make the best of it and shoot! Tiffany Bank is a good friend of mine and is the star of TLC's new show Big Sexy, about plus sized women in the fashion industry. I was so grateful to stay with her for the week while her show launched. We attended an amazing launch party in Time Square with other outstanding plus sized women. I myself am plus sized and struggled with being made fun of while I was young, so this was something so special to be apart of! I am very proud of this girl and so happy to see how much media the show has be getting! From people magazine, to TMZ and Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show she is getting great exposure for both herself and big girls out there :-D





The night before the hurricane (Emma, myself, Karen's sister, Karen, who is a famous Opera singer from Belgium and Tiffany)

Hurricane Irene from our window in Harlem

Emma putting tape over the windows in case they break

Watching hurricane updates

Tiffany and I stocking up on food for the hurricane

The closed subways (closed for the first time in NYC history)

Party in Time Square for the launch of TLC's Big Sexy

While I was down in NYC I also had the chance to shoot with Kasia from last season of America's Next Top Model! This girl is a plus size in the fashion industry and what a gorgeous sweet heart she is! We had the chance to shoot at my good friend Mercura's studio in Manhattan. And of course used a few amazing Mercura NYC sunglass designs! Not to mention the crown they just designed for Jay-Z's throne tour! Oh and I also shot her in one of my upcoming tshirt designs. It was definitely a fun day. After the shoot we went out for dinner and then she came as my guest to the TLC party in Time Square :-D Keep an eye out for more shots coming soon!



Kasia and I posing our our waiter after dinner in a pub in Manhattan

Karen (a famous opera singer and plus sized model from Belgium, Kasia and myself at TLC's Big Sexy launch party in Time Square)
Kasia and myself after our photo shoot-shot by one of my fav ladies from Mercura :-D