fall pet session

When I was first contacted by M + T, I was asked if I could photograph them with their cat and dog. I was told that they were turned down by a few other photographers because of their pets. How could I say no after hearing that? I’ll admit that I was a little nervous to photograph a cat in an open conservation area. Yet, it would only mean that I would have something else to add to my resume. Plus, they were all so easy to work with! The cat was actually the most laid back one in the bunch.

These are just a few of those photographs. To book a session of your own, please visit Prudence + Me Photography.

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photo of the day

Screen Shot 2016-02-21 at 10.39.27 AM“[My father] harboured a curious theory about how to develop a sense of beauty in the minds of his children. Every time my mother became pregnant, he would wait until the last three months of her pregnancy and then he would announce to her that ‘the glorious walks’ must begin. These glorious walks consisted of him taking her to places of great beauty in the countryside and walking with her for about an hour each day so that she could absorb the splendour of the surroundings. His theory was that if the eye of a pregnant woman was constantly observing the beauty of nature, this beauty would somehow become transmitted to the mind of the unborn baby within her womb and that baby would grow up to be a lover of beautiful things. This was the treatment that all of his children received before they were born.”

– Roald Dahl, Boy

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past the golden hour

SHEIN Dress - 3I wanted to try an after Golden Hour photo shoot. The evenings are getting shorter, and I had never successfully done one before. While the lighting can be tricky, the shots don’t always come out clear. Even with a tripod. I also move around a lot when having my picture taken, so that certainly doesn’t help when the camera is already having difficulty focusing. 

SHEIN Dress - 1

I will definitely need to experiment more with the editing tools in my Lightroom program. Until then, these were the results.

Enjoy your last day in November, all!

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the red dress

Red Dress OOTD - 3Now that my body is ever-changing, I have come to the conclusion about a couple of things in my wardrobe. One is that I really love the colour red. The second is that I hate mini dresses.

Pre-prenatal, I used to only wear dresses.  Most of my frocks tended to be long sleeve, but with a shorter hemline. This would allow me to be able to wear them all year and throughout the changing seasons. If the weather was cold then I would roll down my long sleeves, put on thick leggings and chunky boots. If it was warm, my sleeves would go up and I would forgo leggings and stick with flats. Now, I no longer want to draw attention to my legs. I feel as if I am getting bigger everywhere, and so I want to cover up my pins and put them away until the baby arrives. 

Red Dress OOTD - 4This will probably be the last mini dress that I purchase until after Spring. It will not be my last wine-coloured dress, however. If I can no longer drink it, then I will have to resort to wearing it. :-)

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!

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outdoor photography : the golden hour

Golden Hour 3The more that I learn about photography, both by reading and through trial and error, the more I am amazed at how the most subtle changes can make the world of difference. For instance, I am a huge fan of landscape photography. Yet, only last year did I learn that there is a “right” and “wrong” time to shoot outdoors. Are any of you aware of this rule? It’s what is called the Golden or Magic Hour. It is known as the time immediately succeeding dawn, and preceding dusk.

Because I cannot learn anything without having the urge to share it with my readers, I decided to lead by example. Above is a photograph that was taken during this time last year just prior to the sun setting. There is no filter on the picture. Below is another photograph that was taken at the same location, but in the middle of the afternoon. Again, without a filter.

Golden Hour 4Can you see the difference?

Golden Hour 4Prior to sunset (no filter).

Golden Hour 2In the afternoon (no filter).

The difference is astounding. For those of you who are amateur photographers like I am, I wholly encourage you to take the Golden Hour into consideration if and when you decide to shoot outside. Also, to read up on any tips and tricks that you can get your hands on. It’s as simple as googling “best times to take photographs outdoors.” I guarantee you that your own skills will vastly improve by doing so. Who knows, one day we might actually be mistaken for professionals!

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Emory

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