Archive for May 2011

PinExt Banff Wedding... sneak peek!!!

I had the most amazing day – a wedding in BANFF in the Cascade Gardens on a Wednesday (today)…. the best thing… just the beautiful couple and I – no one else (well… other than the comissioner lol!!)   It was so relaxed and free – stunning locations…. perfect weather and a couple who were game for anything!  I am a lucky girl!!!  Trash the Dress or Bridal Fashion session tomorrow!!!  Check this out as a sneak peek!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Banff Wedding Photographer 011 Banff Wedding... sneak peek!!!

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PinExt Contessa, Mirror Awards & NAHA oh my!!!!

A extremely talented Uyen Huyn who works at Angles (261-0795) and I created these collections for Contessa (we WON!), Mirror Awards (we WON our category as well) and NAHA this year…..  keep in mind this is all hair!!!!  Love doing this kind of work!  If anyone else out there is looking for work with their collections – let me know asap – spots are filling up quickly!  

Contessa Images Ginas Portraits2 Contessa, Mirror Awards & NAHA oh my!!!!

8x10 Contessa, Mirror Awards & NAHA oh my!!!!

Contessa Images Ginas Portraits3 Contessa, Mirror Awards & NAHA oh my!!!!

And a very talented new stylist from MARCA – Jenna – who now works at Angles as well: 

Contessa Images Ginas Portraits5 Contessa, Mirror Awards & NAHA oh my!!!!

and the very talented Alexandre Gaudreau who recently graduated from MARCA…..

Contessa Images Ginas Portraits6 Contessa, Mirror Awards & NAHA oh my!!!!

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PinExt Top Portrait Photographer in Canada!!!!

Well… it has been a ride!  I have been blessed to be capturing moments in so many peoples lives over the past 10 years and have finally achieved a goal I didn’t really know I could ever achieve!  I was a finalist in 2009 for Top Portrait Photographer in Canada …. but this was my year!!!  I was just named Professional Portrait Photographer of Canada 2011 by the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada) a week ago at our National Convention in beautiful Banff!!!  I am still a little in shock!

Each year – every member of the PPOC is invited to submit 4 prints only to represent their body of work for the year…. these images can fall into any one of the 20+ categories… ie… wedding, commercial… fashion etc…..   each image is then judged by a panel of the Top Professional Photographers in Canada who are national judges and given a score between non-accepted to Excellence……   out of all those thousands and thousands of entries…. those photographers who were able to have all 4 of their prints accepted and score the highest in the country are then named as the finalists for Canada.  I was one of the only 5 accepted as finalist… and the only woman…..  The other photographers I was in the running with have been a huge inspiration to me over the past 10 years…. and honestly…. they are so amazing I have been scared to even say hi to them because I just was in awe of their outstanding work.  Once I got to know them – you know what – they are totally amazing, wonderful, generous people – love you all!!!!

I won.  OMG…. yes… almost passed out when they called my name….. really!   This night I also found out I won Top Fashion Image in Canada, Judges Choice, a image in Loan Collection, finalist in the new Masters Competition (top 5 in that one too!!!) and received my Masters of Photographic Arts!   Wow – what a night!  I feel blessed to do what I do and share it with so many… thank you to my wonderful supportive family….  my amazing husband for putting up with my crazies…. and to you my clients… for allowing me into your world……  here is to the next 10 years!

Once again… here are my entries!!!

Ginas Blog Announcement Top Portrait Photographer in Canada!!!!

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