portraits

Portrait Day at the Trestle

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Yesterday, a few of us drove out to Kinsol Trestle for an afternoon of portraits. There weren’t as many colourful leaves as we’d hoped for, but by the river was a pocket of colour – enough to make things interesting. A few hours of both silly and serious portraits passed quickly.

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I even let someone else hold my camera (thanks to Carly for this photo, and Eric for the one below). I also successfully balanced on a rock without falling in the water. Proof:

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Eric rested on a bigger rock. (Portraits and climbing up hills are tiring, dontcha know?)

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We even managed a shot of both of us together! (Hard to do on our own usually).

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I had so much fun taking photos of everyone (though next time we will have a better meet-up plan. Oops.) We found a few good spots, and rotated out so we all have options. Even Fenrir got in on the action.

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I think some of my favourite images are the outtakes, but I’ll leave those for others to post ;) (I hope they do!) I can’t wait till next time.

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Nephews are the best

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My nephew is only nine weeks old, but he’s got the whole range of emotions down. The way his face totally changes colour when he’s unhappy is impressive.

Portraits and Podcasts

 

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Excuse my giant face, but I had to post this! I’m making an effort to take proper self portraits more regularly, since as a photographer it’s easy to get missed. (See my about page) So some mornings I decide to dig everything out and find the light.¬†We’re pretty lucky here. The sun circles around the back and hits each of our windows in turn, changing colour each time. Morning in the kitchen is a golden glow; afternoon in the doorway is bright and clean.

I’m hoping to convince Eric to let me take some new photos of us this weekend. I know we’ll have more photos than we could ask for next month at the wedding, but I want to document life as well. Things are a bit hectic and bumpy currently, but I think it’s important to create little islands of happy to help you keep perpective. Which leads me to…

One of my islands right now is a podcast! I’m scheduling recording dates now, and I think that part is the most difficult so far. Five women with very difficult schedules in three different cities, oh my! I’d love to have an epsode with all five of us, but for now I will be happy with two and three ;) Once we have a few episodes recorded I’ll post them here. I love having projects with wonderful people!