Some of my favourite images from my collaborative shoot for Coral and Cloud's new Spring line of handpainted necklaces and bracelets!
Trying to keep the momentum going with a few projects from 2016!
Last summer, I joined forces with local Vancouverite and Mompreneur Miko from Coral and Cloud to shoot her Fall Line of modern geometric handpainted jewellry. The afternoon session included portraits of kids with the new line for the store portion of her website, delicious carrot and cream cheese tea sammiches and some fun candid shots for good measure. Though the majority of customers are girls or on the behalf of girls, Miko mentioned that a handful of boys really loved her playful colourful pieces which obviously meant I had to pull in Momo to help showcase on behalf of the boys! Here are a few samples of our collaborative work from last Fall...
Endless colour combinations mean there is not just a necklace for everyone, but multiple necklaces to suit every outfit and outlook of the day! In addition to the her Doll series, Miko's also got some sweet chunky pieces for adults and some adorable AF pandas on the go right now... Current goodies brewing are for Valentine's Day which means if you are reading this, you are ahead of the game on finding a cute gift handmade for Valentine's Day and supporting one of the sweetest Mamas in Vancity! Head over to CORALANDCLOUD on Instagram and keep your eyes peeled for the latest news!
I was so excited for my shoot with Chloe, I had no ideas of what I was going to do with Moses. Our home is always upside down when the studio set up comes out and trying to make room to have dinner was starting to get on our nerves. Of course, as soon as I had everything ready, we realized that Moses had a mild fever and was not in any condition to take photos. I gave him half a chewy Advil and sent him for a nap while Chloe and I snuck out to see Frozen (her first movie theatre!). I know, I know, kind of mean, but we had to cancel the previous day and she was really looking forward to it. We needed a girls outing and Moses has been to the theatre twice already. I have more excuses but I'll leave it at that. By the time we came back, he was in great spirits and ready for photos.
You can't go wrong with jeans and a white tee. It's inarguably classic, fashionably timeless and like a blank canvas, it leaves room for endless possibilities. Dress it up or dress it down, it's hard to go wrong when you're keeping it simple. Jealous of Chloe's rose photos, he asked to have photos with the rose as well. Sweet as pie.
When I say this guy is "ready for photos" I truly mean it. With Chloe, you never know what you are going to get, you never know what mood she'll be in and she often refuses to take direction so photographing her is often a painful and frustrating process. Moses on the other hand, is so natural. Always eager to please, he takes direction extraordinarily well, does not get disheartened when corrected as realizes their is a reason to the madness, he is capable of making small movements that change an entire image, and he offers an array of facial expressions. He is so pleasant and so easy, he's a photographer's dream model.
In conclusion, I am pretty damn stoked about what I got out of this last minute session, this last minute attempt to capture something fun and new for his Valentine's Day photos. This last weekend was more emotionally taxing than usual for our family, and having both kids with a fever did not help. Thankfully they were mild fevers and they were both up and running in no time. Family Life continues to be crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Have a lovely Valentine's Day Weekend
A lot of love went into making this baby! Check out the Do's and Dont's for some styling assistance if you are still having those What to Wear Blues!
We had a small shoot yesterday, casting photos for a little boy Momo's age. Decided to take advantage of the set up and do some fun ones with Chloe in her snazzy outfit of the day...
This chick kills me with her crazy dance moves. She is so easy to photograph with her quirky personality and abundant energy.
I let her try taking photos of me. I wish I could show you what she looked like with the heavy camera in her tiny little hands, struggling to hold it up/straight/to her face. This first one was awesome. I saved her the struggle and put the camera on the tripod so she could take photos a little more easily.
She immediately assumed a very grown up and serious voice telling me "OK, one more. Go over there. *Click* Ok, come look at it... " After a few norms, she started telling and showing me what kind of silly faces to make, still in her very professional tone of voice.
I found the remote so she and I could take one together. It was only at this point that Moses ran over from his trains/Legos to have a turn pressing the button. Chloe, as you can see is not at all impressed with having to share this new "toy".