Tuesday, December 30, 2008

R.I.P. No. 3 - white

I am not much of a writer, so I'll make this short but sweet. Please give a moment of silence - oh, the irony - to my third (yes, third) pair of earbuds that have befallen the same cruel fate as its predecessors (No. 1 - orange & No. 2 - lime). I hope you did not suffer too much under the jaws of, what must have appeared to be, a giant killer cat. You have lived a brief but useful life and you will be missed. May you find peace at the bottom of my garbage can. Amen.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cheryl & Ohad's Wedding (12.06.08)

A teaser from a friend's wedding I shot 2 weeks ago.  They were married in a small chapel in Markham, so the guest list was small. But seriously, the room radiated so much love that it actually felt really crowded! Cheesy, but true. I don't think I've ever been a part of a more warm and loving wedding before and I'm so grateful to have clients like them; clients who took the time to make me feel like part of their family. I actually cried during their reception, it was so genuinely touching - I was amazed at the amount of photos I could get in focus!

It's friends and clients like Cheryl & Ohad that remind me why I love photography and perhaps why I chose to shoot weddings. Who wouldn't want to be surrounded by love, celebrating people in love? Ha, the romantic side of me emerges ;P But I really am deeply grateful to them for allowing and trusting me to photograph their wedding. 

Cheryl & Ohad, I hope you have a great time renewing your wedding vows in Mexico. All the best <3

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Leona Lewis - Run

I really love this song at the moment. Even though it's a remake of Snow Patrol's original version, she's done it such justice. Her voice gives me the chills - you have to see her performance on X Factor! The idea behind this video is also interesting, because it's based on the idea of the subconscious talking to the conscious mind. 

It's really helping me deal with some tough emotions I've been having, namely regarding my future. To essentially change and push my life forward for the better is downright scary, but necessary nonetheless. It's probably about time.

Light up, light up, 
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you, dear

Louder, louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak, I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say....

Testing, Testing, A New Lens Alert!

I just got this new lens (Nikon 50mm 1.4) for a birthday present this year, and it's about time I actually tested it out! And surprise, surprise, my cat happened to be the subject (once again) for my test. Heh.

But look at that creaminess!!! Yum!!! It's still taking me a bit of time to get used to it, but I'm liking what I see so far. I hope to be able to use this lens for my future shoots; it's just too hot of a lens to leave unused and ignored....;)