1.15.2008

e.Session - Jodi & Tyler

This session was special to me since Jodi is my sister. We got some exciting news before Christmas when we heard that Jodi and Tyler were engaged, although it wasn't a big surprise since they have been dating for 7 years. Tyler was excited to get out and get some engagement shots done, while my sister didn't quite see the point. I assured her that we would get some really great shots and that she would be glad to have engagement photographs. Tyler was a student at Red River College and it's a location they both like, so once again I was off to the downtown campus. We took our time with different types of shots and locations, and it wasn't long until they were quite comfortable in front of the camera. After the shoot I knew there was a ton of great images, but I wondered if Jodi would think the engagement session had been worth it. In the end they both loved the images and couldn't believe how well they had turned out.
Since I'm going to be their wedding photographer it was nice to nice to break the ice with the engagement shoot and I'm really looking forward to their big day.

Jeremy





e.Session - Jodi & Tyler




Family Session - The Thiessens

The Thiessens and I are connected in several ways; I see Elfriede quite often at the bank where she works, they live next door to my sister & brother in-law, and I grew up with their son Chris and even played hockey with him for a few years. I feel a little more pressure when I photograph people I see on a regular basis, and this was no exception. That being said, I always end up focusing on what I enjoy doing - photographing people and providing them with an enjoyable experience.

For their session I was back at the downtown campus of Red River College, which is a great location with many different backdrops. I brought some of my studio lights so we could photograph in really great spots where the light isn't the best, allowing for studio lighting in a non-traditional location. The highlight of the day was when all the guys pushed the girls in these chairs with wheels. I wanted them to try racing but unfortunately Mr.Thiessen got a little excited and dumped Elfriede out of her chair half way through. Everyone stopped immediately but when we saw she was OK we all burst into laughter.I had a great time photographing them and I was pleased to hear that they had a great time being photographed.

Thanks

Jeremy




Family Session - The Thiessens




e.Session - Tara & Selby

It had been a little while since my last shoot so it felt great to get out again. I was really looking forward to seeing Tara and Selby, especially to hear how Selby was handling the cold. Selby is from Florida and doesn't encounter this kind of winter too often. They were great to work with and I really appreciated their enthusiasm for me to try a few new ideas, even when I rigged up some pretty nontraditional light stands using a few garbage cans! It was great to be indoors for the majority of the shoot (for Selby's sake), but I was glad we got some great shots outside as well.

Thanks

Jeremy






e.Session - Tara & Selby