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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lin + Sam

I have been so busy with all the workload lately that I havn't had time to do my laundry. So I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and shoot Lin & Sam's e-session at the Laundromat. No....seriously.....I didn't do that! (hmmm...not a bad idea though....) :o) These 2 are cute as buttons. I loved all the looks we got from those doing their laundry......how funny!When they showed up at my place for the shoot, Lin realized that she forgot her jewellery at home.....well......good thing I'm a girl. (I think my silver necklace looks rather good with her outfit....don't you?) Lin just loved prancing around in her little wedding dress which she bought for the shoot. (this is not her real dress.....just a practice one.....I loved it!)

Thanks for a fun shoot guys!
Silvana ~

Friday, August 22, 2008

Fashion Shoot - Disegno Donata & Montana

Earlier this week we photographed a fashion shoot for Disegno Donata, a boutique of high quality, hand-crafted costume jewellery, and Montana - The Art of Makeup & Hair. The owners and artists, Trula, Filomena & Teresa did a fantastic job in putting everything together. They all have such an immense passion for what they do. A big thanks goes out to our gorgeous models Kezia and Krisandra, and also to Sara Bridal Fashion in Brampton for offering up their exquisite high-end gowns to us. It was a very long day.......but alot of fun!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Crystal Beach! (on my *only* day off)

Last week I tore myself away from work and went to visit my brother and his family at their cottage at Crystal Beach. It was great to just shoot for myself that day. Here's my sister-in-law Sonya.....sweetest sister-in-law a girl can have :o)For 2 1/2 months out of the year.....they sell their jewellery on the beach. Fresh air....sun....sand....they love it!Here's my neice, Carina. Doesn't she have the most stunning eyes and hair! Oh....and you have to hear this girl sing......she is only 15 and has the most incredible voice.Chelsea and Shelby agreed to be buried alive!!
This guys runs the town. :o) No, actually he is the owner of Charlie Boy's Snack Bar right on the beach. He is "the" Charlie! If your ever down here.....you have to check his place out.

Of course my dad prefers his good'ol fashioned tomato salad with hot peppers so hot they'll blow your nickers off! So here he is back at the cottage enjoying his lunch.
This is my nephew Cory. He's quite the jokester. He just bought this old polaroid camera from a yard sale. He was so excited to go buy some film and test it out. (hmmm....think he's taking after his Auntie a little???)
Okay.....this is classic. While walking back to the cottage, my dad swipes Cory's bike and starts riding it all over the neighbourhood! Look!!.......he even rides them with his "Nono tapinis" (translation: typical Italian grandfather sandels!)i love birdies........Since it was my daddy's 78th birthday that same day, we all went out to Rina's Italian Ristorante......love the food there!

Here's the birthday boy blowing out his candles..... My card to him.......on the inside it says: "Even when their all grown up!"

It was a long drive back home......and since everyone in my family gets sick in the back seat.....guess who got the back seat? My dad drove my car back home. (by the way......both these 2 photos were taken at 10,000 iso.......hee..hee)

Friday, August 15, 2008

We are now officially "Nikonians" !!!

Okay......here it is......there's lots of new changes happening at Impulse, and one of the biggest is that I have made the big switch from Canon to Nikon! For those of you photographers who are loyal blog followers, there are many reasons why, but to avoid any Canon/Nikon debates.......let's just say that I am one happy girl!

Here's Glendon's reaction to what Nikon's incredible lighting system can do after taking some test shots today outside my home (with flash). No pocket wizards......no fussing.....1/8000 sec.....f2.8.....just smooth shooting. Let's just say that he is one happy boy! Mmmmm.....fun times ahead!!

I will be posting some fun shots from my day at Crystal Beach real soon! (........taken with my brand new toys of course)

Silvana the Nikonian ~

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Marta + Vic.....MARRIED !!

I still can't believe it.....my little nephew...married! Go figure. Well, he definately found his princess bride. Marta is soooooo sweet, and so good for him. She looked absolutely "stunning" that day. He could not have found a more perfect and beautiful wife......from the inside out.

My cute little neice Lydia from Nova Scotia was commenting on how Marta looked like a real life "Barbie" dollthe sharp dressed man......he thinks he's so cool, but he's really not.........(just kidding Vic!........you know I love you)

I loved the pinks and bright colours she chose for the girls

A big thanks to my right-hand man Glendon and to my good friend Judy from Elementz of Fotographie who came out for the fun of it and was shooting along side with us. It was so much fun!! I was getting so emotional as I watched Marta come up the aisle and the way Vic was looking at her. It's a good thing that I don't have any tear production because I wouldn't have been able to shoot!

"Ti Amo".........."I love you" in Italian

Ryan......the owner of "Spice Lounge & Tapas" in Port Credit was kind enough to welcome us to have a little photo shoot inside his restaurant.......love this place! Great atmosphere.........

Susanna, Marta's friend, did an incredible job on Marta's hair! It looked so exotic

Here is my other nephew Rob, who also was the best man.........and Marta's best friend and maid-of-honour, who's name is also Marta!

What a party! Wow.....I've never seen such a rowdy crowd before......I thought we were really going to get kicked out of the venue after part of the chandelier fell! You guys are animals!

I'll be posting their Guest Book and their Eng. video real soon.......so keep watch!!

Vic & Marta......I'm so happy for both of you....have an awesome time on your honeymoon.........and may God bless you in your marriage..........be good!

your Auntie Silvana ~