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About Eva Mende-Gibson

Blink Of An Eye Photography is a Milton based photography studio servicing (Halton Region) Milton, Oakville, Burlington, (Peel Region) Mississauga and Brampton for Wedding, Newborn, Maternity, Family and Event Photography.

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PRESS RELEASE: Best New Wedding Photographer – Canada

PRESS RELEASE: Best New Wedding Photographer – Canada
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Blink Of An Eye Photography was awarded Canada’s Best New Wedding Photographer by Wedding Industry Experts by receiving over 1,300 votes in the voting period.

As release on i-newswire.com: http://www.i-newswire.com/blink-of-an-eye-photography-wins/221415

“We would like to thank our clients, friends, colleagues and family for helping make Blink Of An Eye Wedding Photography the Best New Wedding Photographer in Canada as awarded by the Wedding Industry Experts Awards.” – Eva Mende-Gibson: Owner Blink Of An Eye Photography.Best Wedding Photographer For more information please go to our dedicated wedding photography site (http://photographersforwedding.ca).

Category Awards:

  • Winner: Best New Wedding Photographer – Milton
  • Winner:Best New Wedding Photographer – Ontario Winner:
  • Best New Wedding Photographer – Canada

About The Awards: Wedding Industry Experts – www.weddingindustryexperts.com:

The awards are an annual competition recognizing some of the most popular wedding vendors at a local, national and international level. Every participant has their own vote page that shows the category they are nominated for and a description of their business.

Blink Of An Eye Photography has been serving the Milton, Ontario and Toronto area for 5+ years. They have been rapidly growing in the community with almost 2,500 fans on Facebook. They have focused on Maternity, Baby and Families but have expanded their offering to include weddings. As part of this expanded service Blink Of An Eye has launched a dedicated wedding site to showcase their wedding portfolio. This site can be found at: photographersforwedding.ca. We are very excited to be moving in to weddings as we see it as a continuum of documenting families. From starting a family, to the growing of a family.

In addition Blink Of An Eye (blinkofaneyephoto.ca) participates in many community events to support the local area including: The Milton District Hospital Foundation, Oakville / Milton Humane Society, SNAP Milton, Indigo’s – For The love of Reading Foundation, as well as many local businesses in Milton and Oakville.

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Marriage tips for newlyweds …

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Marriage tips for newlyweds

So you are engaged and on your way to getting married. As I was looking for wedding advice and tips I came across this article on “The Top 5 Marriage Tips for Newlyweds” on RockInMarriage.com and just loved some of the points so I thought that I would summarize it here. Their high level points are:

  1. Avoid the assumption that there’s one right way to do things. Everyone is different, has a different background, culture and point of reference. There are very few things in life that are black and white. Make sure that you work through things as a team and always consider the other persons perspective and opinions   
  2. Have fun. When you were dating and “wooing” it is fun and exciting. Teh thrill of dating and getting to know each other creates that spark. Make time to have fun together. It is easy to get caught in our daily lives but put time aside to do things that you love to do together. Even if it is as simple as a walk in the park or a trip to the museum.
  3. Write down your agreements. I wasn’t sure about this at first but after giving it some thought it has some sound logic. We all have things that are important to us and if we have agreed to certain things writing these down is a good reminder of things that are important to both of you. The things on this list might be a good place to start.
  4. Be grateful. There is an old saying that ”You can choose your friends, but not your family”. The most important friend that you will ever choose is your spouse. Be grateful that your partner choose you and show them that you mean it.
  5. Be flexible. We always have to choose our battles. Is it better to win the battle or the war. It feels a little wrong to use that phrase within the context of marriage but it holds some truth. There are always arguments or  little disagreements in our relationships but as we are faced with these is it better to be “right” at this moment or to be flexible and make compromises to have a stronger relationship. It is in most of our natures to prove that we are right but this can come at a cost. Don’t always try to have the last word and consider your relationship when faced with these moments.

There are many sites and lists that provide advice on marriage but if we are considerate, respectful and are best friends almost anything can be worked out as a team.

 

 

 

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Funny Wedding Invitation

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Funny Wedding Invitation

I had to share this as sometimes you just need a good laugh. Some of these are funny because they are so true. We have been to weddings where these types of things have happened. Lets hope you don’t have any of these but if you do just have a good laugh.

Wedding Invitations

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Community Event | Milton District Hospital Foundation Gala

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Community Event | Milton District Hospital Foundation Gala

Last night our community came together in an effort to put on one fantastic event to benefit and support a critical part of our town.Milton District Hospital Foundation Gala Milton District Hospital Foundation pulled together a group of volunteers and put on one heck of an evening.

Under the Sultan’s tent was a spectacular gala. Congratulations to all of those who helped put on this event and to all those who came out to support the heart of our community.

This is just a sneak peak of some of the highlights of the evening. For a look at a few more photographs of the wonderful evening have a look at my Blink Of An Eye Photography Facebook Page.

 

xo — at Blink of an Eye Photography.

 

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Photography with Milton Indigo Featuring Anna Oleson

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Photography with Milton Indigo Featuring Anna Oleson

Fantastic event at Indigo Milton this afternoon with Anna Oleson….now off to the Gala for Milton District Hospital Foundation to take the official photorgraphy ♥ Hope you are all enjoying this unbelievable weather! xoMilton Indigo Photography with Anna Olsen

About the Milton Anna Olson Book signing event:

Celebrity chef Anna Olson is host of Food Network Canada’s Bake with Anna Olson, following on the heels of the successful series, Sugar and Fresh with Anna Olson all of which have aired in 40 countries worldwide. She has authored seven bestselling cookbooks including her most recent, Back to Baking.

Anna’s culinary philosophy is based on a common-sense approach of cooking and baking with the seasons as well as respecting the ingredients, the technique and the process of sharing with others through food.

She is proud to call Niagara home and values cooking with locally-sourced ingredients. Most of all, cooking and baking should be fun!

 

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Milton District Hospital Foundation – Gala Photographer

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Milton District Hospital Foundation – Gala Photographer

Blink Of An Eye is proud to be participating in the Annual Gift of Health Milton Gala Saturday, April 27, 2013 by taking the official photographs during the event.

 Milton District Hospital Foundation is proud to announce our  
Annual Gift of Health Gala
to be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2013
at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club.
Milton Hospital Gala PhotographerThemed “Under the Sultant’s Tent” it promises to be an exhilarating event with a Moroccan flavor.

The theme for the 2013 Gift of Health Gala is “Under The Sultan’s Tent”. It will be an  exciting evening with a Moroccan flavour featuring a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, live entertainment, and more.

This is the 3rd time Scott Fox has hosted this event to raise money for the Milton District Hospital. Proceeds go toward the purchase of a Portable X-Ray machine for Milton District Hospital.

We are looking forward to supporting such a great local cause by donating our time and service. For more information click here.

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Wedding Pictures – On Your Honeymoon …

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Wedding Pictures – On Your Honeymoon …

So you have professional pictures for your special day but what about the week away. Here are a few tips on what do do to get some great pictures while relaxing on your honeymoon.

1. Learn your camera: Not every camera has the same capabilities, what you will be able to capture can depend a lot on what you are using. The images from your phone, point and shoot or an DSLR will be wildly different. Also are you considering a camera that is capable of going underwater to take photographs while snorkeling? There are plenty of courses available both online and “in class” as well as lots of resources on youtube.  Having an understanding of ISO, f-stop and shutter can really change your pictures. Something like a little over-exposure can really improve the way skin looks.wedding photographer (2)

2. Light plays an important role in any images. Having an idea of when and how to use a flash versus what the natural light will show can really take things to a new level. Those first few hours of daylight and the few hours before sunset generally give great light for photography. Inside shots might be better to do during the harsh day bright sunlight.

3. Do some research before and tell a personal story. This time in your life is about you, have fun but let your pictures show your personality. You can also take this time to be a little creative. Pinterest as always is a great place to get some ideas for a fun and memorable honeymoon shot. Also bring a few personal items to include in the photography.

4. Bring a place to back up your pictures. The last thing you want to do is have everything on your 32gb memory card and drop you camera in the pool or lose it. Make sure you have a way to back up the images. You may even want to share a few with friends and family if you have online connectivity.

5. Make sure there are lots of pictures of both of you (as both individuals and a couple) get others (make sure you trust them) to take photographs of you as a couple.

6. Telling a story is a great way to document, capture images of things that reach out to you, the people, and all of the little things that make the moments special. Putting these together in a photo book could make a wonderful coffee table memento to share for year

7. Don’t forget to look at the whole image before clicking. There are some general principles that you can work within. Check out the “rule of thirds” if you like.

Most importantly have fun and the images will show the moments you have been spending together!

 

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Milton Area Female Entrepreneurs

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Milton Area Female Entrepreneurs

Thanks to all of the wonderful ladies that were at the Milton Area Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE) meet up tonight. Such an amazing group of ladies who came out tonight and we missed those who couldn’t make it.

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Wedding Advice for the Bride

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Wedding Advice for the Bride

As we scour sites and information to help our visitors sometime we come across advice that isn’t directly related to  wedding photography but is just worthwhile so we have to share. Wedding path had a few great points in this article. These tips do somewhat relate to your wedding pictures as they are about “On-the-day Wedding Tip” and getting ready.

  1. Don’t wear a T-Shirt but a buttoned shirt as taking it off won’t damage your hair.Oakville & Milton Wedding Photographer (3)
  2. If your dress goes over your head than put a pillow case or a silk underskirt on your head so that it will go over easier
  3. Before your wedding day remove any labels on the bottom of your shoes
  4. Have a friend who isn’t in the bridal party to do up buttons or lace tie-ups
  5. Get the bride dressed first. Usually people plan to get the bride ready last but if time becomes a premium you don’t want to be rushing.

 

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Unique Wedding Ideas from Muse in Milton

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Unique Wedding Ideas from Muse in Milton

Absolutely love some of these ideas from Muse custom designs in Milton, Ontario. Floor Decor - Milton Ontario“Every wedding day is special and unique, with lots of wonderful memories.” These are a few of my favorites but head over to her Facebook page to see some more great examples.

The custom dance floor, shoe decals and script on the limo or other vehicles make a really nice touch and also make for great wedding photography. Just as a note, this pictures are their promotional pictures and not taken by us but we do love the concepts.

I Do - Milton

 

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