Dana | Portrait Session

She has a tattoo on her hand written in Greek, which says ‘family’. I have photographed her 3x now: 2010, 2012 and now 2014 and she is always a joy to work with and to shoot creatively with. No real agenda. Some outfits. A vague idea of for a portrait session. We work it out as we go along, just trying to create a good image and have some fun while doing it. The surprise for us during this session is the chameleon like qualities of the white dress she brought. Some of the shots we took, look un-intentionally implied, but she does looks stunning in it. Hence, my favourite images include it in most. And her laugh. I love when I can capture a great laughing shot and her’s is beautiful :)

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Copyright Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

Copyright Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

Copyright Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

Copyright Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

Copyright Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters

The Prettiest Kate

My name in lights! Well not exactly in lights, but in the credits! I had the opportunity to do photography on “The Prettiest Kate” short, from PrettyFeet Productions. It was really cool to work with a great group of people and watch a production take life. Seeing the final product is amazing. How the director and dop and ad (she kicked butt!), actor’s and EVERYONE’s part fit’s together in the end to make something cohesive is a LOT of work but also really really cool. I was lucky to even play the tiniest part in all of that – trying my best not to get in anyone’s way (too much!).

So go watch it here: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6c089636d8/the-prettiest-kate – it’s really good and then do me a HUGE favour and click ‘FUNNY’ for me!
The Prettiest Kate - PrettyFeet Productions

Action Expresses Priorities

Happy Monday!

Action Expresses Priorities

I was watching a talk Casey Neistat gave and in it he showed one of his vids and this quote was in it. It resonates so much with me. Action Expresses Priorities. What you do, is what is most important to you. That’s how I interpret it. So simple huh? You can’t say something is really important and that you want to be doing it, because if it really was you would be doing it. Simple. My question to myself and to you, “What are my actions?” “What am I doing right now?” “And do those things align with what I say my priorities are?”. Tell me in the comments below and I’ll share mine too, just gotta think a bit… :)

Quote - Action Expresses Priorities

Small Package; Big Smiles

So funny. At lunch I was in Winners and I overheard two women talking about clothing and size. In particular about their height. One of them said that she hated being 5’3″. Too short to reach the top pole on the subway or reach high cabinets. I was actually amused to over hear this conversation, cause guess what, I’m exactly 5’3″! And I LOVE my height. I’m neither too short (if you’re shorter than me, well, I feel bad for you son :) ), nor too tall. Most people and guys (bonus!) are taller than me. Yet, I always forget how short I am. It’s not until I’m standing beside a tall person, and we happen to be in front of a reflective surface and I realise, “I’m short”. Lol. Definitely WAY more advantages to being short, I say. :)

So after that rant, I want to quickly post a sneak peek from another one of my Hair Portrait Sessions. I was editing this yesterday and apart from remembering how much fun I had photographing Jennifer (who also happens to be petite), I was taken, by lovely surprise by, this smile – so I thought I’d share another image from the session. Just ’cause :)

Toronto Photographer Ardean Peters