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Changes-We Embrace Them! fantastic year in the studio. We will meet, shoot and interact with so many new people this year that we are nearly bursting with excitement. We will have the opportunity to develop relationships with these and all other clients and friends we have met over the past decade or so. Winter’s hold has released us and a feeling of newness has overwhelmed us ~ anonymous

With the arrival of spring many wonderful events occur. We have a new energy that consumes our minds and refreshes our souls. Some call it “spring fever”…...meh. We think it is simply anticipation for another

With this in mind we have decided that a newsletter will be one of our tools in communicating our ideas, concerns and newsworthy events to our clients and friends. Do not be put off, the newsletter will not be a constant sales pitch. We will publish relevant articles with helpful tips and tricks as well as an upcoming event calendar. Let’s face it though, we

are a business and will have to at least post some sales information. So, the first newsletter is about to be finished and we thought we would use the inaugural issue to let you know about some of the new avenues we will be pursuing in the coming months. Some events will be highly advertised in both print and radio, some will be a little more low key and private. We will post all events here and on the web site. Please continue to check both. We look forward to the challenges of this business year and hope you will join us on this odyssey.

Special points of interest:  Feature Wedding  The Rant  Diva for a Day  Calendar  Sample Works  Just Plain Fun

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W P P I - LA S V E GA S, M a rch , 2 0 1 0 There may be several words to express your feelings toward conventions and trade shows, astounding, informative, interesting...well you get the idea. We would use each and every one you could express. The one word that most often comes to mind with WPPI is exciting! We spent almost a week with some of the best in our industry. The speakers in each of the workshops, classes and competitions filled our minds with new ideas and con-

cepts that we could bring back to you. Of course that brings another word to mind, overwhelming. We have had a week to filter and contemplate this wealth of knowledge and ideology and are now attempting to put these into practice. Many thanks have been expressed personally and by message and we felt that some of these should be noted here. To the judges in the 16 x 20 print competition, Thank You. Your input

and suggestions are invaluable. If anyone suggests your commentary is not relevant I would warn them, they would be wrong. To the many speakers in Master, VIP and Platform classes, Thank You. Without you the event would not happen. To the event organizers and volunteers, Thank You. Your tireless efforts make this event the premier in our industry. Many, Many Thanks

Inside this issue:

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Rant

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Diva for a Day

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Feature Wedding 3 Calendar

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Studio

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WHY Would I Hire A Professional? Uncle Bob Can Do It...

This is not what you paid for is it? You are not a photographer simply because you buy an expensive digital camera… you are a camera owner

How many times have photographers heard this, ”I am not happy with our wedding photographer or pictures, can you fix them …….PLEASE? “ Uncle Bob may be able to take a great still picture, but this a special day and special moments that will never be repeated. You cannot do these photos another day. Uncle Bob has neither the experience or equipment to do your day justice (apologies to all the Bobs out there who are professional photographers). Besides, Uncle Bob is a guest at your wedding. Should he not be allowed the pleasure of your company as a guest? We have seen a prolifera-

tion of “Weekend Warriors” in this industry. People who feel because they can afford a camera they have the right to be called PHOTOGRAPHER. Where does education, skill and creativity play a part? You are not a photographer simply because you buy an expensive digital camera… you are a camera owner. Have you ever seen someone's photo and asked …..”Why are your eyes black?” It is likely that the person who took the picture has used a red eye reduction tool or other tool to correct a mistake. Sure, mistakes happen, an amateur wouldn’t think twice about it. A professional will take every step possible through learning, equipment and prior experience to ensure it doesn’t happen at all. The problem is not just with Uncle Bob. I once had a photographer tell me that it did not matter that all the details of a brides dress were blown out to the point that she looked like she was wearing a cloud. It does matter! Is this what this industry has come to? Some people would love to take your money, give you an

inferior product, hand you the digital negatives so any printing (and the inherent problems that come with that) are not their responsibility any longer. These people state that because they do not have any overhead for studio space, assistants, lighting and such that they can lower their prices. Yeah right, they can’t afford these so called luxuries because generally their work is not good enough to attract repeat business. Saying this may seem a little harsh, after all, everyone has to start somewhere. I would suggest school or as an apprentice with a real photographer or studio. Not many people can pick up a camera and take stunning shots on a timeline and under pressure. Think hard on the investments you make on your wedding day. Pictures and video will be the only tangible items you will take forward through your married life. Memories have a tendency to fade with time. Great art from your special day will not. A Rant Groom with a View


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D I V A

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What’s it all about?

a reduced rate.

up and hair on location.

Well ... It’s all about you!

You will get a high energy session geared around your desires for exceptional photos in a studio setting. We will provide everything you need to have your business photos, portfolio shots, fantasy shots or you can simply come in and have fun.

Pack a bag with your favourite outfits and props, we have a few of our own, and book an appointment now.

Ever wanted that model experience, that rush you get from being in front of a camera or the time spent to be about you and you alone? Read on…. Judi developed DIVA several years ago and has continued to nurture the day as part of an ongoing promotion. Individuals can take advantage of our photography, make-up, hair and studio services at

Next DIVA-April 24 & 25

Two photographers will create a session around two looks, both in studio and weather permitting in a more natural light out of doors. We provide make-

DIVA - DAYNA

Moni ca & Raman - Feat ure We ddi n g What a fab wedding!

We had a blast with this family. Three photographers and so much spectacular imagery we were hard pressed to pick which photos we didn’t want to use.

The day itself was tremendous, the ceremony and rituals of this type of cultural event were amazing. Monica and Raman sought the traditional wedding rituals for their ceremony and day.

FULLY BOOKED

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believe photographs.” Ansell Adams

Congratulations Monica & Raman and Thank You for a spectacular day!

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DIVA

trusts paintings, but people

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Enjoy and Remember....... 55 Victoria St. N Suite J Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5B7

The little things. For one day you may look back and realize.......

Phone: 519-584-7859 E-mail: info@stonephotography.ca

They were the big things.

This is how we view life and photography. www.stonephotography.ca

capturing life ………. one moment at a time

Whether we are documenting a wedding as it unfolds, photographing a newborn baby or shooting family photos in a park, we capture the emotion and the little things that may go unnoticed and sometimes forgotten.

SOME SESSIONS THIS MONTH

Vegas Baby!

Monica & Raman

WPPI CONVENTION Freemont Street

Wedding

Taryn

The Arnolds

Portfolio

Fitness

Judith & Phil Engagement Shoot

Stephanie Maternity


Carved in Stone