Saturday, October 13, 2012

Shelley & Adam Part II

It's fitting that I can hear my daughters playing their violins as I write this post.  Shelley, the stunning bride in these photos, is our violin teacher.

I posted photographs of Adam and Shelley on their wedding day HERE, and promised to share photos of the bridal party and ceremony at a later date.  Well...the later date has finally arrived!!!

I love variety in my job, and weddings provide tremendous variety in what I get to shoot.  There are more formal, posed photos and the candid shots.  I covered mostly formal shots in my first post, so here are some of my favourite candid moments from Shelley and Adam's wedding:

And a few final posed shots for good measure...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

BACKYARD SESSIONS | One-stop Christmas Shop!

 I don't like shopping; however, I do like giving thoughtful gifts.

And there you have it; yet ANOTHER reason why I love photography.  (Apparently I also love using semi-colons.)

One dreary November day last year, I asked my daughters to dress-up in their festive Christmas frocks and we went into the back yard for a little photo shoot.  The girls decorated a tree with Christmas ornaments while I set up my lights, and then I sat my daughters down on an old trunk and we had some fun.   I believe they were in front of the camera for a total of five minutes.

The girls had a blast, the entire process took mere minutes, yet it provided me with almost all of my Christmas gifts last year!  I had portraits made for my husband, my parents, my mother-in-law, and I used the photos in cards and emails that I sent to friends and relatives.

I'm going to do it again this year with my daughters and niece and nephews, and I'd like to offer it to you too!

I'm calling these sessions "The Backyard Sessions," and you can opt for the holiday themed background, or something more neutral.

Here are the details:

The Backyard Sessions 
@ the studio of Karen Pantuso Photography in Comox
Sunday, October 21st
20 minute sessions starting at 10:00 am, and going until 3:40 pm
(Rescheduling only if a torrential downpour occurs!)

Returning clients: $95 for the session
New clients: $125

Included in your session fee are two digital images that you can email or print up to size 8x10.

You may purchase more digital images if you wish, and I also offer print products, starting at $35.

I hope to book up quickly, so please send me an email if you want a spot!

Thanks to the Givers! | Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

I thought it would be particularly fitting, this Thanksgiving weekend, to share a few photographs of three Comox Valley 'Givers'; people who selflessly contribute to our community in positive ways without asking anything in return.

Natasha Milanovich, of Bikram Yoga, held a 'guess the birthdate' fundraiser prior to the birth of her twins and Hans Peter Meyer won the challenge.  Instead of claiming his prize, Hans decided to donate his winnings to the Comox Valley Child Development Association via their upcoming telethon which takes place November 4th.

When Hans asked me to take a publicity photo of the group of 'Givers,' I was happy to help.

Here is my favourite shot from the session:

This weekend, when we sit down at our Thanksgiving Day feast and each family member expresses gratitude, I'm going to acknowledge the many people who give of themselves in order to make our community a better place.

Thank you Hans, Lorraine and Natasha!