Ardean Peters | Toronto Photographer

Toronto Photographer capturing Portraits, Headshots, Profile & Lifestyle Photos


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But I really need to re-pot those plants…

“I don’t wanna start and be doing ‘it’ wrong.” Who else here is a great procrastinator? Stand up! And get to work! #talkingtomyself #peptalktomyself

This article – The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator – is SOOOOO me. I do not like doing things unless I know that I can do them/know how to do it and that I know exactly what the outcome will be, from the beginning. And when I’m not sure, I simply don’t start. I’d rather find other things to do. Things that could be done at anytime, but that conveniently become more engaging when I have that one thing that I really need to get done. I am a master procrastinator. But I need to STOP that. I need to be okay with making mistakes. Or even more importantly, it’s not that I’m afraid of making mistakes – who doesn’t? That is part of life. I think it’s more so that I don’t like knowing that starting, I don’t know exactly what I’m doing and I’m guaranteed to make a mistake. I hate that. I hate the feeling of knowing, that just in starting, I might not be doing it right and I really really want to find out how to do it right before starting (which can’t always be) – but I have to accept, that you can’t always know the ‘right’ way to do something before you start. You just gotta try it and be okay if it’s wrong. Right? Right! So let me stop procrastinating (ya, even this blog post was a part of the procrastination), and get to doing that one thing I really need to do, but that I’m scared (that’s okay!) to start – because I will likely make a mistake, but that’s okay – I can fix it and then keep going!


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“Be Who You Want To Be” | Fun Portrait Session with Jessica

Jessica is a breath of fresh air.
Uniquely her own lovely person, shooting this Portrait session with her was truly a pleasure. I’m so glad she felt so comfortable to be herself, allowing us to capture some awesome images. Love you girl ;)


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Creative Portrait Studio Session with Kay

Natural Light Studio?
Check.
Beautiful person and model?
Check.
Awesome images?
Check!

Ya, it was great working with Kay on this Portrait session. She is just stunning and so easy to work with, on top of that she has other hidden talents: a beautiful singing voice.


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Luminato 2014 & The Soul Rebels | Toronto Photographer

Luminato!

Sadly, we didn’t get out to see as many performances this year as compared to last.  For some reason the timing, the weather, just didn’t cooperate. But I can say, the one performance we did make, was pretty awesome. They are a group from New Orleans called ‘The Soul Rebels’ and they turned it up! Me and my friend danced and danced and danced! They played/covered a wide variety of songs in their style “New Orleans Funky Brass with The Heavyweights Brass Band” and it was all so danceable. As you can see by a few pics the crowd was getting into it. I LOVED the dancers in the crowd there that day – they were thoroughly enjoying themselves in the music – the best way to be! Here are a few pics … Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment below  :)

 


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I’ll say it again & again; LOVE photographing beautiful people | Toronto Photographer

Let me confess first that I am TIRED. All caps, dead dog tired. Working full-time days at my regular job and then shooting all day Saturdays and then trying to have a social life hanging with friends and fam, has got me worn out. But I love it. It’s worth it. They say, ‘sleep when you’re dead’. I might not go that extreme, but I’m certainly considering it. :)

And this session, this beautiful women was beautiful both outside and IN! I love working with people because the inside always shines out and it’s awesome. This is Alicia, a local Toronto Freelance Model and she’s helping me with my portrait project. These are some outtakes from the session. She was 1 of the first women I worked with and to be honest, although I LOVE these (Isn’t she the ADORABLEST???!), they turned out more Portrait/Headshot than I was going for. So she has graciously said she will re-sit for me and I thought I’d share these in the meantime… Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment below :)

 

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