January 31, 2014

Currently




I realized this week that I completely forgot to post my Currently for the beginning of January... oops!  So instead of the first day, we'll mix it up and post it on the last day of the month! :) 
It's been a whirlwind so far for 2014 (which is great, not going to complain!).  

We've been busy with revamping some of our marketing materials, updating the website and meeting up with engaged couples!  I am super excited for the weddings we have booked already this year!  2014 is looking to be an adventurous and fun-filled year!

So here goes nothing, better late than never... 


Reading. 2 books at the moment, “Trust Me, I’m Lying” by Ryan Holiday, and “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown.
Writing. Future blog posts.
Listening. the Art of Flight soundtrack.   
Thinking. about snowboarding.  Bought new DC Judges boots and I want to try them out on the local mountains! :)
Smelling. Chai tea.  
Wishing. for spring/summer weather.  It's a bit dreary with our Vancouver rain.
Hoping. to start a new personal photography project this weekend.
Wearing.  Hoodie and Lululemon pants. 
Loving. meeting with bride & grooms for this next wedding season!  This year my couples are definitely the creative types… the details and ideas for their weddings are amazing! 
Wanting.  To be at the United 2014 conference already!  (Can it please be February 23 already?! I can't wait!)
Needing.  a nap!  I just yawned about 10 times in the last few minutes. :) lol.
Feeling.  Content. Happy. 
Clicking. Amazon.ca 



January 30, 2014

Elegant Wedding Magazine & Chic Wedding // Featured!



It's always an honor to be featured on a wedding site.  I love that Norm & Gloria's wedding gets some special attention today by being featured on Elegant Wedding Magazine & Chic Wedding's bridal expo site!

Norm + Gloria were married in March 2013 at Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club.  Photos were taken in Gastown (Vancouver, BC) as well as on the golf course grounds.  You can check out the feature on Elegant Wedding Magazine & Chic Wedding HERE!


Thank you again to Elegant Wedding Magazine & Chic Wedding for featuring Norm & Gloria today!
Feel free to visit their wedding blog post to see even more photos from their gorgeous wedding.

January 6, 2014

Help-Portrait 2013 // Abbotsford BC



This past December I was able to volunteer for Help-Portrait again!  This was my 3rd year and it took place on December 7, 2013 at Bakerview Church in Abbotsford, BC.  Once again it was great catching up with familiar faces and other photographers and having the chance to meet new families and people.  So much fun!
Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists, and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need.  Abbotsford was just one of MANY locations around the world where volunteers came together to work in their community. 
It was a huge success again this year.  We had over 50 volunteers, 265 Guests and gave away 110 Portraits in one day!
Here’s some candids from throughout the day… Big thanks to all of the photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and many more volunteers who worked and contributed their efforts and talents for Help-Portrait!
All Images © 2013 Cecilia Flaming

If you want to find out more about Help-Portrait and how you can volunteer this year check out their website here!







January 1, 2014

2013 // Behind the Scenes



2013 was awesome!  I can't believe how many weddings and sessions that took place... It was a year full of learning, experience, fun, adventure, laughter and a lot of photos taken!  

Here's a little behind the scenes post from some of the many weddings and sessions that took place over the past year.

Sometimes I have Steve stand in a shot to check out the light...
I guess Steve thought he had to have the "pregnant" look with a camera bag to get this shot just right... After all, we were shooting a maternity session! :)
 Here's a fun shot of a little cutie who wasn't camera shy... in fact she ran right up to my camera! 
 My assistants were awesome at weddings... they even captured some fun behind the scenes shots, I had no clue Melissa took this as we were walking towards the ceremony at Mayfair Lakes.  Thanks Melissa!
Photo Credit: Melissa Page
The best thing about having an Assistant at a wedding is that we have some fun by taking photos of each other... (We think we're cool by doing this) :) hehe.
 Thanks to Melissa for this candid while we were shooting in Gastown, Vancouver with Norm and Gloria! 
Photo Credit: Melissa Page
 You never know what to expect on a wedding day... sometimes you even make new friends! This cowboy insisted on having his photo taken... 
 Seriously, you never know what you might see... :) Love it!
 I even let clients try out awkward poses... (j/k, she did this as a joke!) I will always help out and direct posing if needed. :)
Photo Credit: Steve Flaming
 See, what did I tell you?! We ALWAYS make new friends during weddings... including forest animals.  Alyssa with a rabbit. :)
 This little girl was adorable... she wanted to meet the princess! (AKA the bride) :).  (She told Larissa, the bride that she looked like a princess)
 And just when you think you're done with photos, you have a photo-op with a Soon-To-Be-Bride during her Bachelorette Party!!
 I put my Assistants through the ropes this year... it's tough work. You may have seen them hanging from the trees or getting blindsided by the off camera flash during a reception. :)  Does Alyssa look like she's having fun? Definitely not, it's rough work. :)
 Once again, I put Alyssa's modeling skills to the test to set up the Off Camera Flash... :)
  We discovered the next DANCE STAR! Watch out for this cutie, she may show up on Dancing with the Stars before you know it! :)
 I had the chance to take photos at pretty places, like the beach!!!
Photo Credit: Jodie Hadden
Below, Jodie and I are working out our game plan for shooting the Ceremony... Thanks to Steve for this photo!
Photo Credit: Steve Flaming
Something new for 2013... I "enlisted" Steve this year.  He's came along as an assistant shooter and carried quite a few camera bags and bridesmaids' purses this summer!
 Sometimes I looked very serious... It's serious business :)
Photo Credit: Laura Rosten
Photo Credit: Laura Rosten
 Thanks to Laura for these shots from Emma and Lyndon's wedding! 
Photo Credit: Laura Rosten
 I also had the chance to take photos of my assistants... sometimes they don't notice. :)  Below is Laura (left photo) and Jessica (right photo). Both of these ladies were superstars!
Steve took this shot from the balcony during Nathan and Vanessa's gorgeous Chilliwack wedding...
Photo Credit: Steve Flaming
 Shooting the groom with his groomsmen!  Thanks to Jessica for these photos below!
Photo Credit: Jessica Dherari
 Steve performing a highly technical stunt = holding the branch out of my way to get the shot! (Otherwise I'd be wearing a few extra leaves in my hair) 
Photo Credit: Jessica Dherari
 I also tried to take photos of my husband when he wasn't looking... hehe.  I felt like a spy. :)
 Here's a couple behind the scenes shot from a Model Photography Workshop I had the chance to attend this fall!  It was amazing to be able to work in a studio environment... Thanks to David Falk for teaching!
The gorgeous Kyra modeling for us...


All Images © 2013 Cecilia Flaming

A big THANK YOU to all of the amazing photographers who assisted at weddings this year!

Steve  // Cecilia Flaming Photography

and another huge THANK YOU to my clients who are the best clients ever :)  You made my year such a blast! I feel so blessed to have such amazing clients!