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Harmony Meadow Farm

Hello!

Long time no see!

I’ve been busy all summer running around organizing photo shoots and video shoots for Tourism PEI. I did the behind the scenes work like finding models, props and choosing locations. Because there were usually multiple shoots scheduled within the same week it was pretty hectic, but it was also a lot of fun making all of the shoots happen.

Fortunately, once work slowed down at the end of the summer, I was able to schedule in one of my own photo shoots!

I know a couple, Marcella and Kevin Ryan, that have two adorable children, Seamus and Emmylou. So, I asked Marcella if she would like to have Seamus and Emmylou take part in one of my shoots.

My idea was to take photos of the children on a little farm interacting with farm animals. I chose to do the shoot at Harmony Meadow Farm. They have a huge flock of sheep, some pigs and a bunch of chickens, some of which are free range.

So, you may think I was crazy for mixing untrained farm animals with young children… and I may have been. I knew not to expect too much, but I don’t know if I was prepared for the lack of control what-so-ever. The shoot that I had planned out in my head long before shooting goes miraculously well. The sheep come straight over to the children who quickly run up to pet them and are giggling at how cute they are. The chickens stay perfectly still so the kids can pick them up and in the end I get all the shots I planned on getting… Okay, so I knew that the real thing wouldn’t go as well as that, and I did wind up with some great photos that I’m really happy with… but I’ve definitely learned a lesson on what to expect when you mix children and farm animals!

Anyway, I had a great time and I think the kids had a lot of fun too, so the struggle of getting a good photo was well worth it.

P.S. Marcella is a florist and runs Gatherings Flower Studio here in PEI. You can check out her website here.

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Canada Day with Sean Casey MP

I was recently given the opportunity to be Sean Casey’s photographer for the day. Sean Casey is the Liberal MP for Charlottetown, PEI. On Canada Day he helped welcome new citizens to Canada during the Citizenship Ceremony at the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone in downtown Charlottetown. I spent the morning with him capturing moments with happy new Canadian citizens as well as some other important Islanders.

 

Check out Sean Casey’s website here

Check out PEI 2014’s website here

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Fall Photo Shoot with Justin Simard

The other day I heard that someone was looking for a photographer to take their head shots. I was obviously interested and thought that this is a perfect opportunity to post photos from a shoot I did with Justin Simard this past fall…. I’d been meaning to post them anyway!

Justin chose to do the shoot on location at his place in Valleyfield and I agreed, it’s a beautiful spot. The weather was great, albeit a bit chilly (you can’t tell though!). It wasn’t just Justin and I at the shoot; Ellen, my sister, Justin’s fiancé, came out to be my assistant and their neighbour’s horse, Phoenix, kept us company as well.

Here are some of the hilarious outtakes as well as a couple final shots that Justin chose.

You can check out Justin’s website here.