@ali_logan_photo - Alison Logan Photographer Ygk

Photographer of wanderers and adventurers. More beautiful love stories on the way. Official site launch this Fall. Let’s adventure together!

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Holy Shhh, it was such a rush being with all the creatives @cultivateworkshop! I am finally back in Canada and backing up my images. I couldn’t stop myself from picking at one while they loaded to my external HD. 
I’ve been challenging myself to shoot a little wider and really get friendly with my 35mm, taking in more of the landscape with my couples, and that’s what I was going for here. 
@ninacbrock and @hudbuckets are just such a lovely couple who stuck it out in piles of prickles&thorns to help us all capture some (WOW) incredible content. .
I am so grateful! Biiiig thanks to both of you wildly beautiful people! 
Gigantic thanks to the hosts and vendors who made this entire event happen. 
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@dacigowns @flowerheadstudio 
@dawn.charles 
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And Courtney Harris!
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Holy Shhh, it was such a rush being with all the creatives @cultivateworkshop ! I am finally back in Canada and backing up my images. I couldn’t stop myself from picking at one while they loaded to my external HD. I’ve been challenging myself to shoo

. Just because it’s so beautiful .
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. Just because it’s so beautiful .

In California and the weather  feels just like home. I thought I might sweat to death before I left Canada.  It’s so, so perfect. The air is hot’n’dry, the breeze is cool, and the sun is shining. .
I love me some palm trees  as much as I love a good willow. Just like I crave to be surrounded by mountains as much as I die to wake up to watching the birds dive into Lake Ontario every morning. .
I am sitting under some palms, reflecting on how fortunate I am to be here and to have the support I do to follow this fiery gut feeling to pursue my photography. .
Here’s hoping for an incredible workshop tomorrow with a wicked bunch of creative strangers, on the opposite corner of the continent. 
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In California and the weather feels just like home. I thought I might sweat to death before I left Canada. It’s so, so perfect. The air is hot’n’dry, the breeze is cool, and the sun is shining. . I love me some palm trees as much as I love a good

When your people already know how they are supposed to walk between sets. 
Get’chor drunk walk on. :)
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When your people already know how they are supposed to walk between sets. Get’chor drunk walk on. :)

Reaching the finish line! 
About to prep my gear and pack my bags so that I can enjoy this evening with family that I have visiting from Houston, before I ditch them to head to California tomorrow! 
Butterflies!!
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Reaching the finish line! About to prep my gear and pack my bags so that I can enjoy this evening with family that I have visiting from Houston, before I ditch them to head to California tomorrow! Butterflies!! . . . . . . . . . #ygkphotographer #k

Bright and sunny fishing villages? Ah! They make me so happy. That’s definitely something I miss about living out East. So much color- all around- in landscape, infrastructure and personalities.
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Bright and sunny fishing villages? Ah! They make me so happy. That’s definitely something I miss about living out East. So much color- all around- in landscape, infrastructure and personalities. . . . . . .#ygkvendor #ygkphotographer #elopementphotog

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Working away on this beautiful lavender field shoot! 
Whatever you have planned, take me with you! .
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Working away on this beautiful lavender field shoot! Whatever you have planned, take me with you! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ygkphotographer #kingstonontariophotographer #travellingphotographer #explorepei #tourismpei #lavenderfield #purpleflowers

I didn’t know this:
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Besides purple being pretty much my favourite color, the incredible smell of lavender has to make it one of my all-time favourite flowers.  If that weren’t enough on its own, did you know that lavender will repel mosquitos? 🦟 Like, really well?! (buzz)!! .

Nicole planted lavender one year, in Borden, PEI, in order to keep mosquitos off her property. First, it started on the balcony after a desperately difficult winter that left everything soggy, ripe for mosquito breeding.  And, I can tell you from experience, those Prince Edward Island mosquitos can carry you away on a good day. So, having a “bad” season where the locals can’t even stand it? It’s gotta be BAD. 
As Nicole learned more about lavender and it’s bug-repelling properties, she came across a lot of information about farming. Since she had a large, empty grassland, she decided to plant a few rows, and a few more after that. Starting as little baby plugs, the size of your thumb, she’s now grown and harvested lavender for three seasons. 
You can visit her U-PICK throughout JULY for peak bloom and peak scent, for bouquets that will win over anyone, and lavender sachets that can be used for all sorts of things. During the offseason, you can purchase dried lavender products that will knock your socks off. .
Check out Laughing Lavender on Facebook! @laughinglavender
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I didn’t know this: . . Besides purple being pretty much my favourite color, the incredible smell of lavender has to make it one of my all-time favourite flowers.  If that weren’t enough on its own, did you know that lavender will repel mosquitos? 🦟

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Rachelle and Stu are about to receive their galleries! ️ ️  .
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Rachelle and Stu are about to receive their galleries! ️ ️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #excited #excitedtoshare #ygkphotographer #elope #elopement #elopementphotographer #letselope #elopeupnorth #adventuresessions #letsgosomewhere #intimateweddings

!! Whatever it’s called where you are, I hope everyone is enjoying their Canadian long weekend!! .
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!! Whatever it’s called where you are, I hope everyone is enjoying their Canadian long weekend!! .

For you rainy day lovers, 
I’ve got one for you too. @melissagour 
This photograph isn’t my normal aesthetic but it was the weather we were handed and we made the best of it :) I am a planner, always as prepared as possible for the plans we have in place... However, it’s fun to work outside of your comfort zone and push yourself to create on the fly, plans out the window, and see what you come up with! It’s part of the adventure. .
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For you rainy day lovers, I’ve got one for you too. @melissagour This photograph isn’t my normal aesthetic but it was the weather we were handed and we made the best of it :) I am a planner, always as prepared as possible for the plans we have in p

You know when you’re editing and you come across a portrait that just stops you in your tracks? You have to examine it carefully, gently edit it, and then share it immediately?
Ahhh. I just loooove this portrait of Rachelle and had to do juuuuust that. .
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You know when you’re editing and you come across a portrait that just stops you in your tracks? You have to examine it carefully, gently edit it, and then share it immediately? Ahhh. I just loooove this portrait of Rachelle and had to do juuuuust tha

Heck yes to aaaaallllll the sunrises, the fun-loving couples, and incredible landscapes. . .
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Heck yes to aaaaallllll the sunrises, the fun-loving couples, and incredible landscapes. . . . . . . . . . #ygkphotographer #travellingphotographer #explorepei #elopementphotography #intimateweddings #intimateweddingphotography #elopecanada #elopeatl

Stop and smell the lavender, people! It’s in full bloom and just waiting for ya! .
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Stop and smell the lavender, people! It’s in full bloom and just waiting for ya! . . . . . . . #lavender #lavenderfields #laughinglavender #adventurouscouples #adventureweddingphotographer #adventurephotographer #takemewithyou #travellingphotographer

It got dark, and it rained and it poured, my lens constantly needing wiping (I wish I had my hood for once! Oh, the lessons we only learn from experience ;) ) but I am so, so grateful to Shayna and Jared who were total champs and powered through for some super-cute portraits at Greenwich (pronounced Grennich- surprise to me, haha??) Beach, PEI National Park.
Luckily, I came across this sheltered area which would ordinarily be filled with hungry picnickers from the beach but once that rain set in, lemme tell ya, the place CLEARED OUT! We had the beach totally to ourselves, except for one very cooperative, French fry-eating couple ;) No photoshopping random background dwellers required! haha All-in-all, it worked out pretty darn well.
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It got dark, and it rained and it poured, my lens constantly needing wiping (I wish I had my hood for once! Oh, the lessons we only learn from experience ;) ) but I am so, so grateful to Shayna and Jared who were total champs and powered through for

Speaking of Laughing Lavender, Nicole has about one more week of peak blooms for U-picking at her lavender farm in Borden, Prince Edward Island!

Check out her Facebook Page, Laughing Lavender U-Pick for all the details!! .
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Speaking of Laughing Lavender, Nicole has about one more week of peak blooms for U-picking at her lavender farm in Borden, Prince Edward Island! Check out her Facebook Page, Laughing Lavender U-Pick for all the details!! . . . #laughinglavenderupick

My first ever sunRISE shoot was such a lovely success. 
Gordon’s Cove in Chelton is my favourite beach on the island with a view of the bridge, crystal clear and shallow water, complete with endless sand bars and warm waves. 
Add on this happy, ambitious couple, Rachelle and Stu, and I was just met with the most incredible opportunity. .
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My first ever sunRISE shoot was such a lovely success. Gordon’s Cove in Chelton is my favourite beach on the island with a view of the bridge, crystal clear and shallow water, complete with endless sand bars and warm waves. Add on this happy, ambit

PEI is known for its red sand and cliffs but on the North side of the island, you’ll find white sand and rolling hills of sand dunes and wild flowers. Greenwich Beach in PEI National Park is such a gorgeous spot, and is one of Shayna and Jared’s favourite beaches on the island.  We met in the pouring rain to take some couples portraits last night and had the beach entirely to ourselves! Thanks for sticking it out, guys!! .
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PEI is known for its red sand and cliffs but on the North side of the island, you’ll find white sand and rolling hills of sand dunes and wild flowers. Greenwich Beach in PEI National Park is such a gorgeous spot, and is one of Shayna and Jared’s favo

All the details matter. 
So much thought goes into what works, what doesn’t, what looks best, what you can afford, what is sentimental... there are so many conversations and time spent digging deep into these things. That makes every detail special, from the ring, right down to the grooms super-fresh haircut ;) #ygkphotographer #kingstonontario #intimatemoments #intimateweddings 
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All the details matter. So much thought goes into what works, what doesn’t, what looks best, what you can afford, what is sentimental... there are so many conversations and time spent digging deep into these things. That makes every detail special,

Just taking a few minutes to be alone with one another at #sunset, on such a wild day, is a memorable part of any #wedding day. They are my absolute favourite #portraits of the day. Always. 
What do you remember most about your #weddingday ? Tell me! I want to know!
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I think it’s so important for the couple to have even a bit of privacy on the day they exchange their wedding #vows. This is usually the closest opportunity to achieve that. Get some fresh air, let go of any stress of the day, be totally and entirely present for a few minutes with one another and just take it aaaaaall in. You’re married! .
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Just taking a few minutes to be alone with one another at #sunset , on such a wild day, is a memorable part of any #wedding day. They are my absolute favourite #portraits of the day. Always. What do you remember most about your #weddingday ? Tell me!

This handsome guy is heading to high school! 
It’s weird, as a parent, how fast time flies. There’s a nine year age gap between O and the others.  When I look at the small kiddos, I catch a glimpse of O when he was that small and realize what a blur it’s been getting to where he is at now. It doesn’t feel very long ago that we were reading stories at bedtime, splashing in the tub, jumping on the trampoline and playing sports together.  Now, it seems like we are lucky to get 5 minutes together, and in the blink of an eye, another year has flown past.

I am reminded that the challenges and demands of having tiny children are just a season in life and it allows me to have more patients, more attention, and more cuddles for the ones trailing behind.
Because, the days can be so loooong, but the years are so, so short. .
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Can I get an “Amen”!? .
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This handsome guy is heading to high school! It’s weird, as a parent, how fast time flies. There’s a nine year age gap between O and the others. When I look at the small kiddos, I catch a glimpse of O when he was that small and realize what a blur

And juuust like that, the season is over! It’s not long enough.  Undefeated this season though!! Pretty impressive! #ygk #youthfootball #ontariofootball #thousandislandsminorfootballleague #timfl #kingstonontario #widereceiver #xmen
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And juuust like that, the season is over! It’s not long enough. Undefeated this season though!! Pretty impressive! #ygk #youthfootball #ontariofootball #thousandislandsminorfootballleague #timfl #kingstonontario #widereceiver #xmen

Getting comfortable on a photo session always takes a bit of space and time. But when that breakthrough happens, it’s all magic from there. . .
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Getting comfortable on a photo session always takes a bit of space and time. But when that breakthrough happens, it’s all magic from there. . . . . . . . . . . . . #ygkphotographer #torontophotographer #ottawaphotographer #portraits #coupleportraits

The blossoms are gone but the memory is fresh while I edit these gorgeous pictures of @km_cormier .
Almost done her album! Come fall, turn around will be much faster with the kids in school! .
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The blossoms are gone but the memory is fresh while I edit these gorgeous pictures of @km_cormier . Almost done her album! Come fall, turn around will be much faster with the kids in school! . . . . . . . #ygk #ygkphotographer #kingstonontario #portr

You gotta catch kids in action for the best expressions. The “look at me” doesn’t usually result in a nice and realistic representation of the person. Give them something to dooooo, and you capture the real them. .
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Guess which photo that I was all like, “!!! O, just look at me!” As I snapped?? Just take a wild stab. 🤔🤪
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We had the beeeest weekend outdoors- it was like the official start to summer. O got to spend some time on the water exploring, and even drove our neighbours sailboat! 
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You gotta catch kids in action for the best expressions. The “look at me” doesn’t usually result in a nice and realistic representation of the person. Give them something to dooooo, and you capture the real them. . . Guess which photo that I was all

Nothing like a great neighbour.  Honestly, we so lucky to have the best neighbours. :) That kind that not only likes your crazy, outgoing kids, but actually enjoys them too. ;)
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Nothing like a great neighbour. Honestly, we so lucky to have the best neighbours. :) That kind that not only likes your crazy, outgoing kids, but actually enjoys them too. ;)

Happily at work in her secret book, tracing lilacs. Not an easy task by any means! .
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Happily at work in her secret book, tracing lilacs. Not an easy task by any means! . . . . . . . . #lilacs #spring #ygk #ygkphotographer #portrait #portraitphotography #kingstonontario

Frolicking in the #lilacs . Exactly how we should be spending our evening. #Flower #confetti 
Her expression is #gold.
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Frolicking in the #lilacs . Exactly how we should be spending our evening. #flower #confetti Her expression is #gold . . . . . . . . #kingston #ygk #photographer #portraits #goldenhour #kingstonontario #ygkphotographer #torontophotographer #ottawap

Z loved playing in the wild # #flowers while I snuck around with my camera in the tall grass. There was a lot of green... everywhere... and colour casting is a bit of an issue but! Purple #wildflowers must be crouched in, am’a’right?
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Photographing children is a challenge and truthfully, not my favourite type of subject to shoot. Gotta keep low to the ground, and keep that shutter speed up on hiiiigh alert. 
Don’t let this sweet little face fool you. This was a complete body workout... I was in a FULL sweat after this shoot and feel like I have been to the gym. 
Ya got any water? I’m parched. .
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Z loved playing in the wild # #flowers while I snuck around with my camera in the tall grass. There was a lot of green... everywhere... and colour casting is a bit of an issue but! Purple #wildflowers must be crouched in, am’a’right? . Photographing

On my way to create something cool with my daughter. She’s seen me editing the beautiful pictures of Kim and Taylor... and she wants a photoshoot of her own. 
#offwego #awaywego #beautifulgirls #beautifulsmell #stopandsmellthelilacs #lilacs #flowers #springinkingston #spring #kingstonontario #photographer
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On my way to create something cool with my daughter. She’s seen me editing the beautiful pictures of Kim and Taylor... and she wants a photoshoot of her own. #offwego #awaywego #beautifulgirls #beautifulsmell #stopandsmellthelilacs #lilacs #flowers

Love watching him run !! Way to go, O!! #runner #youthtrack #trackandfield #caracofield #limestonedistrictschoolboard #lacadiewolves
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Love watching him run !! Way to go, O!! #runner #youthtrack #trackandfield #caracofield #limestonedistrictschoolboard #lacadiewolves

Working hard on consistently getting those skin tones correct.
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How many looks can you get from one single photoshoot?! .

Accessories like hat, sunglasses, wraps, scarves, hair ties, etc make for lots of visual interest and variety in posing.
I like to take a walk on shoots in an interesting area. We only walked one block but got a TON of variety in our set of images. .
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I love this #cozy, #foggy image of Tayler #downtown by the #marina. .
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Working hard on consistently getting those skin tones correct. . How many looks can you get from one single photoshoot?! . Accessories like hat, sunglasses, wraps, scarves, hair ties, etc make for lots of visual interest and variety in posing. I li

So those #cherry blossoms I’ve been on and on about ? THIS is why! Look at how fairytale-ish they make this photo come across! Kim looks magical. I just can’t get enough! .
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#amazeports #floweringtrees #springincanada #portraits10 
@km_cormier #torontophotographer #ottawaphotographer #portraitphotography #redhead #orangehair #redhair #style #beauty #beautyshots #branding #creative #artisticphotography #ordinaryports #canon #canonportraits @upyoally
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So those #cherry blossoms I’ve been on and on about ? THIS is why! Look at how fairytale-ish they make this photo come across! Kim looks magical. I just can’t get enough! . . . #ygkphotographer #photographer #portraits #ontario #kingston #ygk #cherry

She says “it’s all in the hair”. I think it’s more than that. ;) Thanks for playing the role of my #cherryblossom #princess.
Just one of many more while the rest back up! 🤗 #ygk #kingstonontario #photographer #portraits #cherryblossoms 
@km_cormier
#photographer #portraits #ontario #kingston #ygk #cherryblossoms #stunning #stellaanddot #stellaanddotstyle #brandingphotographer
#pink #floweringtrees #springincanada #springsession #springincanada2019
@km_cormier #torontophotographer #ottawaphotographer #portraitphotography #redhead #orangehair #redhair #style #styleinspo #beauty #beautyshots #branding
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She says “it’s all in the hair”. I think it’s more than that. ;) Thanks for playing the role of my #cherryblossom #princess . Just one of many more while the rest back up! 🤗 #ygk #kingstonontario #photographer #portraits #cherryblossoms @km_cormier #

This girl is on her way to achieving so much. She’s such an adventure seeker and opportunity grabber. @taylerdeblois 
#ygk  #ygkphotographer #kingstonontario #foggymorning #foggyportrait #foggy  #adventure #success #newopportunities 
#portraits #portraitphotography #photographer #ontario #easternontario #waterfront
#photoshoot #torontophotograher #ottawaphotographer #springsession #easternontario #style #beauty
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This girl is on her way to achieving so much. She’s such an adventure seeker and opportunity grabber. @taylerdeblois #ygk #ygkphotographer #kingstonontario #foggymorning #foggyportrait #foggy #adventure #success #newopportunities #portraits #port

I can’t even handle how incredibly lovely Taylor was to photograph in #foggy #downtown #Kingston this #morning. I will be living off of the high of this #portraitsession for the next week! 
Gah! Flowering trees everywhere! 
#ygkphotographer #ygk #kingston #kingstonontario #photographer #portraits #naturallight #floweringtrees #magnolia @taylerdeblois #springsession #beautiful #visitkingston
#photoshoot #torontophotograher #ottawaphotographer #springsession #easternontario #style #beauty
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I can’t even handle how incredibly lovely Taylor was to photograph in #foggy #downtown #kingston this #morning . I will be living off of the high of this #portraitsession for the next week! Gah! Flowering trees everywhere! #ygkphotographer #ygk #kin

How often are you even in the photograph? How often do you allow yourself to be your natural, true self in a photograph? 
How many of you have children and take a bagillion photos of them? .
Sometimes it’s freaking niiioce to get back to being your very self, not just someone else’s mom, care-giver, employee or other fill-in-the-blank, and enjoy just being in your own skin! .
Sometimes it feels fabulous to see beautiful photographs of yourself, as you are, and just know you’re enough. . 
I think it’s so awesome when women want to be the focus of their own album, to have something to remind themselves of who they are and used to be. Unlocking all the beauty that they tend to bury under all the responsibilities, priorities and hectic mess of real life. .

#Selfcare and #selflove are so important and tend to get lost in the heaps of love we are all so busy engineering for everyone and everything else. .
It’s always so interesting to see yourself through someone else’s eyes, don’t you think? 
#ygk
#kingstonOntario
#portraits #photography #loveyourself #naturalbeauty 
#freckles 
#nomakeup
#photographer #portraitphotography #portraits #youreworthit #amazeports
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How often are you even in the photograph? How often do you allow yourself to be your natural, true self in a photograph? How many of you have children and take a bagillion photos of them? . Sometimes it’s freaking niiioce to get back to being your v

Just a reminder that the sun will shine after the rain.... and if you’re lucky, it’ll be your birthday and you’ll be treated to a scene like this for dessert. 
#ygk #ygksmallbusiness #ygkphotographer #kingstonontario #rainbow #marina #spring #afterthestorm
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Just a reminder that the sun will shine after the rain.... and if you’re lucky, it’ll be your birthday and you’ll be treated to a scene like this for dessert. #ygk #ygksmallbusiness #ygkphotographer #kingstonontario #rainbow #marina #spring #afterth

Would you believe that Kim is as vibrant of a person as she is stunningly beautiful? She and I hung out after work today and caught up while shooting some new headshots for her office. 
I talked her through light and posing, and she talked me through where I need to vacation next, and who I should have style my hair in the future ;) (I am overdue and without a stylist). Thanks for being such a bright ray of sunshine. An afternoon with you and my camera was just what I needed.  
@km_cormier 
#kingstonontario 
#kingstonphotographer #headshots #bossbabe #kingstonmortgagesolutions #beauty 
#ygk
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Would you believe that Kim is as vibrant of a person as she is stunningly beautiful? She and I hung out after work today and caught up while shooting some new headshots for her office. I talked her through light and posing, and she talked me through

You can mix up the set of photos, but the rigidness of the beginning of a #photoshoot and the softness and natural posing of mid-to-late shoot shows easily. 
Once the clients get used to the expectations and lean into the #romance and silliness of the shoot later on, the photos become much more magical and true to the couple. . . 
I am always working hard to find ways to break the ice with clients and make them comfortable in front of the camera. You don’t just show up as a seasoned model simply because you booked a photoshoot. You’re gonna need a little help, #direction, and #inspiration. . 
Don’t worry, I got ‘chu. ;) . . .
#breaktheice 
#gettingcomfy 
#uninhibited 
#kingston #ygk #ontario #letsjustbereal #photographer
 #portraitphotography #portraits #couplesgoals #queensuniversity #queensalumni
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You can mix up the set of photos, but the rigidness of the beginning of a #photoshoot and the softness and natural posing of mid-to-late shoot shows easily. Once the clients get used to the expectations and lean into the #romance and silliness of th

Giddy-up! 
No, not really. This horse was in the process of being trained. So, just barn and field walking for us. 
#Horses have always fascinated me- they seem like such #spiritual animals. . 
Have you ever gotten to know or ridden a horse? Tell me about it in the comments!
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It’s not all #magic and #beauty though. 
You have no idea how much horse poo I had to dodge while on this shoot! 
#photoshoot 
#kingston #sydenham #horse #farmlife #ygk #photographer #photography #portraitphotography #seniorportraits #seniorpictures #letsjustbereal
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Giddy-up! No, not really. This horse was in the process of being trained. So, just barn and field walking for us. #horses have always fascinated me- they seem like such #spiritual animals. . Have you ever gotten to know or ridden a horse? Tell me

Social media takes a lot of work, right? Not everyone has it in them to create highly engaging and valuable content each and every single day. And when I do, I am constantly trying to keep engaged with any response I get. 
What does doughnuts have to do with it? 
Um, this is what I did yesterday with my little guy instead of the story challenge I signed up for. Because, trying to wrap my head around pursuing a business when at home with littles is like, well, baking with toddlers.... 10x more work than it probably needs to be. Haha.
I get overwhelmed with the million things I could be doing, chicken/egg thing. So instead, I take E to the beach to throw rocks and then make #gluten-free, #keto #doughnuts. #roughlife 
Which is just the season I am in right now, I guess. I can make myself crazy and fight it, or I can just accept it, may-flies caught in my hair, covered in flour, and eat the damn doughnuts... with little sticky fingers and chocolate goo all over my smiling, little guys’, face.
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Social media takes a lot of work, right? Not everyone has it in them to create highly engaging and valuable content each and every single day. And when I do, I am constantly trying to keep engaged with any response I get. What does doughnuts have to

Imma lookin’ for some cherry blossoms !! Anyone know if there are any open yet around #ygk ?? Where’s your favourite spot? .
 #ygkflowers #kingston #ontario #helpme! #photography #ideasbrewing #ygkbusiness #photographer #photoshootplans 
#whowantsin #cherryblossoms #queensuniversity #civicgardens
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Imma lookin’ for some cherry blossoms !! Anyone know if there are any open yet around #ygk ?? Where’s your favourite spot? . #ygkflowers #kingston #ontario #helpme ! #photography #ideasbrewing #ygkbusiness #photographer #photoshootplans #whowantsin

Sometimes being a #photographer means you look like a total creep-o, hiding behind bushes, snapping pics of your people as if you’re the #paparazzi. I’ll tell you one thing, I’m never so sore as the day after a photo shoot from all the constant squatting and #compromisingpositions I put myself in. That said, I’m not all that fit, I guess. Haha. #flawed 
One thing that I have trouble with sometimes is not worrying what observers are thinking when I should be worrying what my clients will be thinking with their #finalproduct!
Taking small risks can mean big #reward.
Does worrying about what others will think ever hold you back? Even as an adult we have to push past this sometimes. Holla if you can relate! What makes you feel most awkward about your work? 
#letsbereal 
#kingstonphotographer #ottawaphotographer #torontophotographer #easternontariophotographer #couples #coupleshoot #portraitphotography #keepinitreal #imnotacreep #creepy #kingstonportraits #kingstonontario #queenscampus #bossbabe #transparency #mindset #pushpastordinary #whocareswhattheythink #ygk
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Sometimes being a #photographer means you look like a total creep-o, hiding behind bushes, snapping pics of your people as if you’re the #paparazzi . I’ll tell you one thing, I’m never so sore as the day after a photo shoot from all the constant squat

Some of the top #photography lessons I’ve learned by doing them #WRONG on the job. 
But first let me say, 
Oh.my.god. 
I just posted these except, I had this giant, thought-out caption and IT DIDN’T POST WITH MY PHOTOS! *kicks and pounds fists on the ground* .
Moving on. .

This set of images is interesting. 
Wanna know why? 
I shot these in #JPEG (7 years ago).
I didn’t like the initial look of RAW images and so I decided they weren’t my style. Hahaha, I’m hilarious, I know. .
#Editing them was difficult because the colors and shadows don’t lift quite right. What you get out of camera is close to what you are left with, aside from minor adjustments to either side of the slider. .
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Which brings me to
lesson no.1:
Shoot in #RAW, DER!
It makes editing a dream by giving you so much freedom. RAW is magic.
While we’re on the subject of editing, easy on the contrast and blacks, little me. You lose so much detail when you “pop” your image with blacks. Take ‘er easy in that develop module, and investigate the shadows option in your tonal curve instead.
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Lesson no. 2: .
Look out for uneven #lighting! That speckled light is often your enemy. How you gonna fix those #skintones, girl? Distracting. 
It’s good to break the rules on purpose - it’ll show and be awesome, but don’t be sloppy. Keep your eye on what the light is doing and be aware of how it will effect your editing process and final product.
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Lesson no.3: .
Keeping your male subject actively involved. They often need continuous direction because of the awkward position they find themselves in. We tend to focus on the elegance of our female model and let the male just stand in as a complimentary subject. He is the other half to this equation so let’s make sure he is facing the camera sometimes and not just useful for strategically body-blocking the light on our beautiful main subject. We want him to look natural and comfortable in the photos as well. .
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What are some your biggest #lessons learned on the job as a photographer? .
Which editing style do you like best? Bright and airy or contrasty?

#kingston 
#ontario
#photographer
#youliveyoulearn
#lessonslearned
#takeaways
#doinitright
#nofailures
#bossbabe
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Some of the top #photography lessons I’ve learned by doing them #wrong on the job. But first let me say, Oh.my.god. I just posted these except, I had this giant, thought-out caption and IT DIDN’T POST WITH MY PHOTOS! *kicks and pounds fists on the

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