Milton – Mom Magazine
Thank you Mom Magazine for such an fantastic opportunity working together with you! Wishing Alison every success in the world on her next endeavours and know that Blink of an Eye Photography will be there to support you as a friend and colleague any time you need it! xoxo For of those with Spring mini-sessions booked who had a subscription included in their sessions…I will be supplementing your with a very nice alternate gift certificate ♥
“A letter to our readers and our supporters from the publishers of MOM Magazine
We’d like to begin by saying THANK YOU. Thank you for supporting our publication, for being there for us at events and for reading our work. MOM Magazine has been the result of a year’s worth of hard work, work that was a labour of love for all of us. Bringing you timely, substantial content and information for women, for moms, was our reason for being. It was our passion for really good magazines, along with our dedication to creativity and quality that allowed us to produce such a beautiful publication. We’re so incredibly proud of the acclaim the magazine has received from across Toronto, and even across Canada. During the past year, we have aligned ourselves with causes that are dear to our hearts, and we’re incredibly proud to have raised money for a number of community projects and causes. We’re especially proud of our fundraising efforts benefitting Milton athlete—Travis Gerrits—and his family in his successful bid for a spot on Canada’s Olympic team for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics! We will continue to support these causes and projects as individuals.
However, we have been forced to make a very difficult decision. With heavy hearts we have decided not to continue publishing MOM Magazine for the time being. The articles already written and laid out for the next issue will be posted online via our website and facebook page. Subscriptions will be refunded. Despite our decision, we invite you to continue frequenting our online pages where information, events, product information will continue to be available and new articles will continue to be posted.
Any questions or comments may be emailed to email@example.com
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you all in the Halton community, where we will continue to do our work as individuals, as friends and neighbours to you all.”
Best New Milton Wedding Photographer
I am glad to be nominated for best new Milton wedding photographer. I am proud to have so much support from my friends, family and customers in this process. The award voting goes till 11:59 on April 23rd. If you would like to vote you can do so here: http://www.weddingindustryexperts.com/votes/ZqOl6Adu7.html .
Please feel free to forward this to your friends and family and you can also vote once / day.
Wedding industry experts is looking for the best at a local, national level and international level across a variety of categories within the wedding industry.
Here is a synopsis of the awards program:
The Wedding Industry Experts, 2013 Awards recognize popular wedding professionals at a local, state, national and international level. Voting started on Tuesday the 16th and will end on Tuesday the 23rd at 11:59pm.
No Judging Panel
Instead of appointing an arbitrary panel of judges to pick winners, the Wedding Industry Experts Awards is a true peoples choice Awards. Anyone can vote for the wedding professionals they love. The results will show who is the most popular choice in each category.
The official results will be released on April 30th, 2013.
A Classic / Vintage Wedding
In a recent blog we looked at trends for 2013 and having vintage wedding photography was one of those trends. As luck would have it today we received an email from TheKnot.com on having a classic wedding. Here is a summary of some of their points.
- Your Style: Incorporate a classic style into your wedding, think Jackie O
- Venue: Select a setting that has a historic feel. Casa Loma, Dundurn Castle, Royal York Hotel or King Edward Hotels, Hart House’s Great hall, The Allan Gardens or many others.
- Your dress: Look for sophisticated ball gown and possibly tails for the guys.
- Choosing your colors: Select colours that have a vintage feel, all white, gold, silver or Tiffany blue
- Flowers and Decor: Go with a classic feel (doesn’t have to be stuffy), roses, linens, candelabras etc…
- Music: Music plays such an important role in setting the feel. Vintage wedding options include a big band or piano player. If you are going with a DJ select music that fits the period you are emulating
- Toast: champagne flutes in a classic look will ad to the overall ambiance
If you are planning a vintage wedding we will happily work with you to make sure the wedding photography reflects the vintage wedding style.
2013 Wedding Photography Trends
Each year we see new wedding photography trends. Brides and grooms are looking for something a little different and to have their wedding be differentiated from others they have been to recently. So with that what are we starting to see as trends that are emerging in 2013.
Black & White / Sepia Photography
B&W and sepia images were popular back in the 2000′s but they are making a comeback across all genres of photography and weddings are no exception to this. It gives a nice classic feel. Shooting images to be done in black and white isn’t always as simple as just shooting in color and converting . You need to look for the contrast of tones that will make for an image that will stand out in B&W. Have a look at the photographer portfolio in B&W to make sure it fits with the style you are envisioning.
Many brides are looking to tell a story with their pictures. Your special day is about the beginning of your story together and telling this is of critical importance. When we look at an editorial style it usually involves taking images of some of the smaller and unique details that show the atmosphere of your wedding day. With this we often involve a second shooter to capture some of the more candid moments.
Having that glamour moment is starting to become more popular among brides. Who doesn’t want to feel like they are on the cover of a magazine in a stunning dress. To accomplish this look we will need to plan out this well in advance. We will need to scope out a venue that will allow for this kind of imagery or it can be done after if you feel like getting back into your dress and doing your hair/makeup the a few days later or when you get back from your honeymoon and are feeling relaxed.
Vintage Wedding Photography Trends
With the trend of B&W we are seeing extensions into a vintage feel. Sometimes this involves the theme of the entire wedding. More lace on the cake and decorations, vintage accents and the look of the dress and outfits have a vintage feel. If you are planning a vintage wedding we can work with you to have your photographs fit to your look and capture that ambiance.
As we move through the season we will highlight more wedding photography trends that we see emerging this year.
Rain Wedding Photography Planning
When planning any wedding if it is an outside wedding or if you are planning your pictures in a garden, by the lake, conservation area etc.. outside you should always have a plan or two for various weather scenarios. If there is a little drizzle we will cover out equipment but will the garden grounds be soft or muddy? Is that OK? Will all the ladies bring flat shoes (heals really dig into the mud). You can also get some lovely photographs using fun or clear umbrellas.
That might be great for the wedding party but will it be OK for the younger and older guests / family? We may need to split up the pictures and do some outside and some indoors?
What is the plan if it is a thunderstorm and the weather is inappropriate for anyone to go outside. Before your special day we will need to understand what the hall or church can accommodate for large group pictures?
Did you want to get dressed back up the next days or a few days later and do a post wedding photography session? There are many reasons to due this, not just the weather.
As with every one day event planning for all occasions is an important part.
Day After Wedding Photography
A new trend for Brides and Grooms is to schedule a wedding photography session the day after the wedding day. If you are not leaving immediately after to go on your honeymoon setting up a post ceremony photo-shot allows the photographer to focus on family and friends set up as well as candid photographs of the day. Odds are pretty good that the day after you will feel more relaxed and there will be less time pressure to “fit it all in”. You don’t have to schedule this early so don’t worry you can sleep in. Generally the best light is later in the day (in the 2 hrs before sunset).
Wedding Beauty Tips For The Bride
There are a few sites that offer great all around advice for your wedding. The Knot is one of those tools. If you haven’t been there yet, take a look. As I was looking around I like this article on starting early (as soon as you are engaged) with your beauty regime. I will summarize some of the points, especially those that will make a difference with the wedding photographs.
- Start having your nails done frequently (weekly or bi-weekly) as everyone will be asking to see your ring.
- Look at whitening your teeth, this can be through your dentist or at home but whitening will pay off in your wedding photographs
- 3 months or more before the wedding day start getting regular facials, it will improve your skins health and complexion making your skin look clearer and brighter in the pictures, don’t forget to moisturize regularly
- Don’t forget your lips, make sure you regularly use balm to have them look healthier on your special day
- Get in shape and eat healthier, if you feel better you will look better
- Plan all your makeup, hair and other beauty needs well in advance and have a trial run if you can.
You will always look gorgeous on your special day, these tips will help with that little extra and really bring out your beauty in the wedding photographs.
Dressing for a Engagement Photography Session
We get asked a lot about what you should be wearing for an engagement photography session or any session for that matter. Engagement photography is a special time. First and foremost the outfits you pick should be a reflection of both of you and your personality. If you have an outfit or piece that is meaningful for you than bring or wear it. There is always an opportunity to do a change or two to capture different moods.
- Don’t be afraid of colour, a splash of pink or vibrant shirt can really jump out in the pictures.
- You don’t need to be in the same colour but make sure you are in the same palette or complimentary
- Colors located in direct opposition to each other are termed “complementary” colors. That means they complement each other. That means they look good together.
- This is another good article on combining colors an neutrals.
- Keep away from logo’s or to many / bold patterns, general solid dark colors flatten the most
- Make sure you are wearing things that are flattering to your body type.
- Sleeves can often flatter your arms
- Boots can stretch your legs and make them look longer
- Collars on guys make a nice frame to their face
- V-necks on women help elongate the your neck
- Try not to have to much loose clothing as it is generally less flattering
- Here are a few tips from harpersbazzar
- Take care with your makeup and nails
- You will have these photographs for ever and be sharing with lots of people, if possible have your hair and makeup professionally done
- Get your nails done if you can, maybe for both of you. Remember your hands will be a focal point in these pictures
- Take a few test shots. If you can try on your outfits before you come to your session and have a friend take a few pictures of the two of you with your camera just to see how they look together.
- Bring some things that are meaningful, if he played you songs on the guitar than feel free to include it. Is there a special gift or item from when you were dating. A few nice pictures with those items ads a sentimental touch to the photography session.
Thanks to my Photography Clients
In every business no matter how good you think you are any success is because of your clients. I just wanted to take a moment to thank each and every client. We honestly feel that we have the best clients that any business could want to have. I feel blessed to be able to capture the moments through photography of people and families in every stage of their journey together. This could be the very beginnings in weddings, engagements to maternity and newborns right through families growing with kids, pets and events.
Photography is a great industry to be in as you get constant feedback during the session, through seeing comments in social media and from client testimonials and most importantly from having customers return. It isn’t as often that we get to say thank you to all of our clients for their part in our success and growth.
Chef David Adjey At the Oakville Milton Humane Society
One of the causes that is near and dear to my heart is the humane society and animal protection. I try and give back by donating time and fundraising for our local humane society. Sometimes as part of this I get to do something fun as a result. Yesterday was one of those lucky days. I got to take photos of Chef David Adjey from the Food Network today.
If you would like to learn more about the Oakville Milton humane society please visit here.
Please come back here to learn more about our humane society events.