University of Awesomeness

11 09 2012

A very good friend of mine, and former colleague, Kristle, recently wanted me to do some photos of her and her two adorable children at work in the Photo Studio. I told her I wasn’t going back, but duh, I’m a photographer outside of work too! She gave me free reign of everything, from: locations, editing style, posing, shooting style, etc. We had a very fun afternoon of trekking through burr-infested bushes, clearing out litter, trekking through a factory field of tall grasses and weeds, and playing Skylanders. These photos are of Kristle and Finn, aged 3; in a few weeks I get to photograph Kristle, Finn, and Miss Julia (aged 10) together, and greatly look forward to it! Enjoy the extreme cuteness and love between these two!

And last, but not least, what might be my favourite shot of the day…


Onwards and Upwards

29 06 2012

Two days ago, my little (I guess I have to stop calling her that) cousin graduated from grade 8. Next year: high school and bigger and better things. My little cousins have been through and seen so much in previous years. They have kept together as sisters, and stayed strong. It was a pleasure to help celebrate Ashley’s big day, and I loved every minute of it. I look forward to capturing Alison’s grade 12, and Rachel’s grade 8 graduations. Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day! Love, Carlie.

Candid of Alison and Ashley

Candid of Mandy and Ashley

May 2012

11 05 2012

Mid-April, I was laid off from my grocery store job. Funny right? It may have been one of the best things to happen; I was stuck in a rut and miserable. But now I’ve been doing some job hunting (which sucks), and some soul searching (which doesn’t suck), hanging out with friends, taking some work-related classes, reading a lot, but mostly I’ve been bored. Every once in a while, I’ll get out taking pictures. A friend of mine, Taylor, and myself have been collaborating a lot lately. Here’s a few examples of our collaborations; I take the photos, and make her do all the running around and hard work šŸ˜‰

Recently had some film developed from when I went to Toronto for the day to see Final Fantasy Live. I found a neat little alley way near Church St. and fell in love with the tree.

April 2012

16 04 2012

I’ve recently gotten myself into archery (with help from Taylor); it is one amazing, and highly addictive sport! So, to commemorate, here’s some shots I did of Taylor and her bow.

Here’s a fun long exposure of us on the pier at Port Bruce!

Alex and Hunter

23 03 2012

I’ve been on hiatus… again. But in lieu of the nice 30 degree weather we’ve been having lately, I managed to get out today and get some shots of a friend’s really cute son, Hunter.

Forsythe Family Photos

25 12 2011

Recently, my Uncle had asked me to take some photos of his family, so we arranged to take them yesterday afternoon before our annual Christmas dinner. The day started off nice and sunny, but by the time we were to leave, the sun obliged, and went away for a bit so I could have a nice overcast day to work with. It was nice getting back into portraits (and digital), after a long hiatus, consisting mainly of film and street photography, and working non-stop throughout the holiday season. I’m still in shock over how much my cousins have grown (and how much I haven’t). Overall, I’m very pleased with how these turned out.

From right to left: Conor, Karan, Pat, Ryan & Wallace

From right to left: Conor, Wallace, Ryan, Karan & Pat



Toronto Night Time

18 05 2011

I just got back in from Toronto late Sunday night. Monday, I had my manager process several rolls of film that I had taken from my ’75 Pentax KM, and a Holga 120N with 35mm adaptor. It rained all weekend, so the Holga didn’t much enjoy the trip, but the Pentax did amazingly well, as I was smart enough to bringĀ along my trusty old light meter (with dust on it still from college) in hopes of getting some awesome night shots. I was also very limited to where I could take photos since I didn’t have a tripod, so I had to set my camera down on anything that was flat enough. To prop up my camera, I used the lens cap and my hand sanitizerĀ bottle.

The shots below were generally taken at 1 second each, and between f8-11, on 400 ISO film. I even managed to make a dark room in our hotel room to take out film from the Pentax to rewind it, and I’m pleased to say I didn’t ruin it!

Toronto is a great place to hang out at night, so many lights, foot and car traffic, book and music shops open until late, great food spots, the tantalizing smells of street meat vendors, and a great subway system that runs until about 1:30 in the morning. These were all shot in one night, and it turned out to be a much later night than expected! I even brought home a new addition to the camera family, my new Diana F+ Parisian toy camera.

Self Portrait on Escalator