January 31, 2013

What's new for 2013...

It's a bit slower in the winter months (living in BC, you get a lot of rainy weather...), so I've had the chance to enjoy the mountains (snowboarding!) and start to connect with my 2013 bride & grooms and start booking portrait & engagement sessions!
I'm super excited to start off this next month with a couple maternity and newborn shoots and then March will kick off with my first wedding of the year!

Meanwhile, I had the chance to order a few new canvases to hang up in the studio.  If you're interested in ordering a canvas of a favourite wedding or family photo, you'll have to see them in person!
After some searching I was able to find a great Canadian printer for canvases and be able to offer them for a great price.

Here's just a glimpse of a few of the canvases that will be up on the walls soon... this preview was sent over tonight to me and I had to share it! 

PS. If you're a previous client and want to get your favourite wedding or family photo as a canvas, send me an email to: cecilia@ceciliaflaming.com
All previous clients of Cecilia Flaming Photography will receive a discount on canvas orders! 

January 8, 2013

2012: Behind the Scenes

This will be my final post looking back at 2012... I promise!

I wanted to share some "behind the scenes" shots from throughout the year and give a big thank you to a couple of my assistants who worked with me on weddings!

As a photographer I always want to learn more... so I did end up taking a couple workshops/courses in 2012.  It's a fantastic way to build your skill and meet other photographers!  
In the beginning of the year, Steve and I had the chance to learn more about off camera flash and lighting from Paul of PMD Photography.  Here are a couple shots that Steve and I took of each other during that session... 

I was able to attend "Ultimate Shootouts Vancouver", a wedding shootout at Simon Fraser University.  It was a blast shooting with other photographers and having the chance to get creative and experiment with posing without the stress of a wedding day.  Below is a still shot of Melissa (one of my assistants) and I shooting at the shootout!

Melissa Page (one in the photo above with me) is one of my assistants that I have to send a big THANK YOU out for assisting me at weddings in 2012.  She's worked with me the past couple of years and she's super talented!  One neat thing about this past year is that we had the chance to "trade places"!  I headed over to the Sunshine Coast (to Melissa's neck of the woods) for a weekend and assisted her on one of her weddings!

Here's a shot of us both at the Justine Russo Workshop... 
And my collection of Melissa photos from 2012...  
You can check out Melissa's website at: Melissa Page Photo Art
And find her on facebook here!  

Another talented lady that needs a huge THANK YOU as well is Alyssa Waldner!  I had her running around and assisting me in quite a few weddings throughout 2012.  And we had the chance to switch roles too!  I had the opportunity to assist Alyssa at one of her weddings in the fall. :)  
Here's my collection of Alyssa photos from 2012...  
You can see Alyssa's website at: Alyssa Rae Photography
And find her on facebook here!

These 2 ladies are awesome and a huge blessing to be able to work with, but I technically have one more "assistant" to thank!  The last person (but not least) is Steve, my husband.  He does it all for free... but is at most of my engagement sessions or shoots that involve off camera flash... he's the one carrying the gear, holding everyone's Starbucks cups, purses and dragging around light stands for shoots.  You'll recognize him as the tall guy holding the reflector or flash and sometimes shooting from the balcony at weddings.  
Near the end of this past year he even ended up assisting (as a 3rd shooter) at weddings.  One of his photos is also a bride & groom's favourite shot!!! (guess I have some competition now!?)
I love that my husband is excited about photography as well... 
Some final behind the scenes shots from 2012... Thanks to Laura Jensen for the black & white photo below!
Thanks to Steve for getting these shots...

2012 was fantastic, a blast and such a whirlwind!  I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for Cecilia Flaming Photography.  I am getting new wedding inquries a lot lately and shoots are booking up... so I know it's going to be great!

January 7, 2013

2012: Year in Review

Happy New Year to everyone!  I can't believe it's already 2013!  
I'm so excited to start off another year shooting weddings, engagements and more.  I wanted to look back at the past year of 2012 and give a big THANKS to all of my brides & grooms, couples, families and individuals who were all such a blast to work with and photograph.  
Here's some faves from throughout 2012 of my amazing clients.
Can't wait to see what 2013 brings!

(Can't wait to shoot their wedding this year in 2013!)

(Loved having the chance to assist Anita of Perfect Moments Photography for this wedding!)

(Attended the Justine Russo Workshop in Abbotsford... here's a couple of Justine at work!)

(Photos from the Styled Wedding Shoot during the Justine Russo Workshop)

(This was a first for me!  Organized my first Styled Wedding Shoot and opened it up to a dozen photographers... it was a blast to work with the vendors, photographers and models!)

(Spent a weekend on the Sunshine Coast with Melissa from Melissa Page Photo Art and was able to assist her on a wedding!)

(One of the cutest families out there!)

(another one of my favourite families) :)

(Got the chance to switch places with Alyssa (she assisted me a lot during 2012) and had the chance to be her assistant for a day!)

Thank you to all these WONDERFUL and FANTASTIC couples, families and wedding parties that got infront of my camera during 2012!