Monday
Jan212013

Lifestyle Session: The Nugents

I have been photographing the Nugents for a few years now. It is so great to be able to share with them the growth of their family and I look forward to our session each year. We never plan a lot for the day, but let whatever is going to happen, just happen. It is all the real moments in the day that I love to capture for them.

So much love for this family.

Wednesday
Jan092013

Now on Society6

You can now buy my artwork on Society6! Fun fun! Many of the pieces are available as prints, framed prints and stretched canvas. I have bought a lot of artwork, laptop skins and iPhone cases from Society6. The artwork available is fantastic, so I am happy to be part of the artists selling their work. 

And to go with this announcement, and thanks to Society6, I am offering free shipping! This promotion expires January 13, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time, so get on it. Head over to this link to take advantage of the promotion.

In the next few months, I will be adding more work, and more products. You will see those soon when the new site is live! (Did I mention a new website and logo will be coming soon?)

Saturday
Jan052013

Looking for a Photography Assistant

This is Jen. Jen was my assistant/second shooter. Then Jen moved to Vancouver. Sniff, sniff. And tadaaaa...I need a new assistant.

What you would do as my assistant:

Second shoot during weddings.

Carry and set up equipment, including studio lighting.

Paint the cyc wall/seamless.

Work with lovely, fun, amazing and creative clients.

Help keep my website and blog up to date.

Be a stand-in. See image.

Remind me of things I think I will forget.

Be taken out for lunch and coffee.

Keep equipment organized.

You:

Own a DSLR and know how to use it manually.

Familiar with Canon equipment.

Have worked with studio lighting before. (Or willing to learn)

Are nice and want to learn. Seriously.

Can stand on your feet, squat and raise your arms about a 1000 times for 10 hours in +30 weather.

Have reliable transportation.

Are ok with working 4 hours one month, and 30 the next month.

Can be available and reliable on Saturday's during the summer.

Works well in chaotic and fun situations.

If you are interested please email me at info@careyshaw.com and include your experience and a link to your work (do not send images). If you do currently work with a photographer, I am cool with that, but please make sure they are cool with you working with other photographers.

Friday
Jan042013

Regina Wedding: Maren + Tanner


My favourite part of Maren and Tanner's wedding were the smiles. So many smiles. They were so happy and excited to be getting married, to be with friends and family and to celebrate. So much love.

Many thanks to Christina Bourne as my second shooter for the day.

Venue: Truly Unique Country Weddings / Florist: Wascana Flower Shoppe / Dress: New Line Fashions, Mori Lee / Shoes: Aldo / Hair + Makeup: Salon Snax / Catering: Valley Girls Catering / Photo Booth: Click

Friday
Dec212012

happy holidays

 

Wishing you all a lovely holiday and New Years, filled with snowball fights and mistletoe!

There will be plenty of goodness coming in 2013 - a new business identity, website, and a whole lot of sessions yet to share (including 7 weddings!).

But for now, the camera and computer is turned off for a little TLC. See you soon, in 2013! 

xo

Tuesday
Nov202012

Year One

A year ago yesterday, we were celebrating at the studio my decision to bite the bullet, quit my safety net job, and just go for it. Full time photographer. Although I had been shooting professionally part time for years, it was a scary decision to go all in. After all, I have two bunnies to feed and a online shopping issue that will never be resolved.

But it has worked out. And it has been a good year. 

A few things I learned:

Never pack your camera bag in a hurry.

Don't work in your pj's for more than 2 days straight.

Carpal tunnel sucks. A lot.

Always keep learning.

Work with great people. It is your choice.

And most importantly, be nice.

Thank you to all the clients and friends, those that inspire me and make me want to do better, and to all those that didn't hang up on me when I started the conversation with "I have a question for you", "AARRGH!" or "No, sorry I can't have a social life, I work 24/7, but I promise I am working on it".

xo 

Tuesday
Oct092012

Goodbye Fall.

 

Thursday
Sep272012

Pam + Matt, a wedding with a quilt.

I have been to a lot of weddings. And at every wedding, I pick up a thing or two of what I would want my wedding to include (said the perpetual bachelorette, ha!). With Pam and Matt's it was the quilt. Included in their RSVP, they asked guests to send them a small piece of cloth. And with those tiny pieces they made a quilt. Filled with gifts from all their friends and family. Beautiful.

Flowers: Flower Hut

Dress: Mon Cheri, from NWL

Hair: Amanda, The Fixx

Cake: Sugar! Wedding Cakes

Bridesmaid dresses: JC Penny

Jewelry: H&B

Make-up: Katia Castillo

Venue: St. Mary's

Photography Assistant/Second Shooter: Jennifer Bellefleur

Tuesday
Sep252012

Ma + Pa

Saturday
Sep222012

Sneak Peek: Becky + Edwin

Maybe it was all the Irish accents floating around, the huge smiles from the bride and groom or the perfect lighting and fall colors - but I actually said out loud today "I love love!"

Congrats to Becky + Edwin!