Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tina-Tina Bo-Bina and a new box of Delta 3200

I got a new shipment of delta 3200 in 120. In 35mm format it is not my favorite, but in 120 it scrumptious. I used to use it all the time but for some reason had not used any in over a year. I smartened up and ordered a batch. Glad I did. It is just as scrumptious as I remember. Delicious grain in the 120.

I had a new batch of film and had to use some right away so took it to Mother Goose.

This is Tina. My mother Goose co-teacher. Playgroup facilitator extraordinaire. My friend who won't let me take pictures of her but I did anyway. Tina.

It was her birthday. Cake!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Birth Book

I am very excited to finally officially offer . . . Birth Photography!!

I have always been a bit of a birth junkie. In fact it states in my high school yearbook caption that I had planned to go to medical school to be an obgyn. While I never carried through on that plan I did continue to be utter captivated by birth.

I am a trained Doula. What is a Doula? A doula is a woman who offers various forms of non-medical support (physical and emotional) to a woman in labour.

I have finally merged all of these things with my photography to offer an amazing product . . . The Birth Book!!

The Birth Book is the story of your baby's birth. It has three main parts: A maternity session prior to the birth, the birth session itself, and a family session about a week after the birth. I then take all these images and create (layout and design) a beautiful leather bound art book. The books are assembled by an outside company that caters only to professional photographers. They are top quality books that will last a lifetime.

I have attended a good number of births both as a doula and as a photographer. I am committed to being as discreet and as respectful as possible. I consider it a great honour to be there when a new baby is born.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Two siblings and the photographer who jumped on the bed.

These were really great kids. Sweet and well behaved. I think we were all friends at the end.

What's this about jumping on the bed you ask? You can see the kids on the bed . . where am I? Jumping on the bed! We need a pull back shot on that one. Maybe next time.




Holga shot for good measure!!