my camera can take video.
sometimes i play around with it.
usually i don’t get around to actually doing anything with footage.
partially because i only have i-movie for post production work.
partially because my 3 year old macbook is slowly dying.
partially because i have so many other priorities.
sometimes, however, i get around to doing something with footage.
like at the jamie delaine workshop i went to this past month.
can’t do much with i-movie, but i feel good about what i put together:
jamie delaine photography workshop from joey armstrong on Vimeo.
jamie delaine photography workshop, june 6, 2011.
joey armstrong :filming
kristy lee :make up
leanne tam + sam cantelon :models
‘salty air’ by bitter:sweet :music
loves cats. (specifically her own: eek + pippin)
kind + loyal.
loves breakfast just as much as i do.
regular patron of little nest. (thanks for introducing me!)
met this beautiful lady through another friend of mine.
now we are friends too.
had a fun photoshoot on jericho beach a while back.
my other friend britt helped with the makeup.
it was supposed to be a sunny february day.
it was cloudy.
turns out i like cloudy conditions.
awesome friend of mine.
introduced me to camera obscura + those dancing days.
drinks soy lattes.
(we both love meeting for coffee. or breakfast. or both.)
blogs about her dreams at bateau bateau.
married to rob. (i got to take their photos)
loves animals. (specifically her cat bruiser)
has beautiful red hair.
loves things that grow. (plants)
has a huge heart.
sherri + jason.
getting married on july 9 in langley, bc.
took some engagement photos back in april on granville island, in vancouver.
(that’s where they had their first date.)
sherri + i have been friends since 2005.
we went to college together.
discovered our love of photography together.
we also both love coffee.
i am so excited to be a part of their wedding.
loves tea. excessively.
laughs a lot.
loves a lot.
in love with new york city.
also in love with jason.
high school music teacher.
much taller than sherri.
plays the clarinet.
if he didn’t like tea before he met sherri, he’s gotta love tea now.
romantic type (picnics, surprise getaways, etc).
hopelessly in love with sherri.
i have a few friends named erin.
this one, however, spells it eryn.
(i think that’s a beautiful spelling.)
eryn likes to cook for people. (in other words… great person to become friends with!)
she also likes (loves) bon iver and playing basketball with produce at the grocery store.
my friend erin:
i like to call her up for coffee whenever i’m back visiting in manitoba.
she always has great hair.
she also pulls off bright red lipstick really well.
i am a little bit jealous.
this is jude + his parents, kyle + anna. they’re friends of mine, and we spent a day back in february taking photos.
…before he became an older brother to reid.
we had a really fun day taking photos: playing with play-dough, whistling, playing hockey, playing with a garden hose in the rain. jude knows how to have fun!
watching ‘baby beluga’ on the iphone with the whole fam. so cute!
jude loves hockey. : )
he also loves water.
and now jude’s a big brother : ) see reid’s photos here.
this little dude is a cutie.
little reid at two-ish weeks old:
jamie delaine is a wedding & portrait photographer based out of langley, bc. i first heard of her when a friend of mine on facebook linked to her friends’ engagement photos, taken by jamie. so i started following her blog. then, when she announced that she was hosting a workshop in june, i thought it would be a great opportunity to learn from someone who’s made quite a name for herself at such a young age.
that workshop was yesterday.
i have to admit: i haven’t spent a ton of energy on my photography during the last few months, my website still isn’t ready to be public yet, & i’ve been working a lot at my other job. needless to say, i felt quite nervous & intimidated going into it. plus i sometimes suffer from social anxiety.
but, of course, my fears were silly. i wouldn’t be going to a workshop if i already had all my shit together. and all the ladies who were at the workshop were beautiful, personable & friendly. we might all be in slightly different boats, but we’re floating in the same water. is that a lame analogy, or what?
jamie’s studio is so beautiful. she’s got such a great eye for color & details. plus she is so sweet – each of us 17 workshop attendees received a personalized card, a beautifully wrapped moleskin journal, and a mink chocolate bar. (mink chocolates are my fav).
it was a packed day. she talked about how she started her business, & gave great tips about branding, client relationships, finances, etc. then she did a stylized photoshoot with a couple, for us to see how she interacts with her clients, how she poses them, and how she works with the light she has. that was a great, hands on experience, and we all got to be camera-happy ourselves. poor sam & leanne, with 15+ cameras directed at them for an hour.
i’ll let my photos do the rest of the talking:
the makeup for the styled shoot was done by kristy lee makeup
i can’t imagine how intimidating it would be to do a photoshoot with 17 other photographers watching you. if jamie was nervous at all, she didn’t show it.
workshop: jamie delaine
makeup for the styled shoot: kristy lee makeup
florals (studio & shoot): balconi florist
headband: peace love vintage shop
models: sam & leanne
for others’ takes on the workshop:
jamie delaine blog
lyndsay london blog
demo photography blog
amanda flagg photography blog
oana thompson photography
tamara briggs blog
justine russo blog
thanks again jamie!
take me back to the top!