Krista Fox Photography Review | Wedding Photography | Underwater Photography | June 11, 2016
This is very cool. I recently saw a presentation by Krista Fox of Krista Fox Photography.
Krista is a Toronto based photographer specializing in Weddings and Destination Weddings, in beautiful places like Italy and the Mayan Riviera. So pinch me now because that sounds like the perfect dream job.
It gets better- if the couple is willing – Krista will take underwater photos of them – in their wedding clothes. This usually happens the day after the wedding in what she calls a “day-after” session. It’s the ultimate “trash the dress” session, although the dress doesn’t actually get destroyed – its just as good as new after a thorough dry cleaning.
If the couple are really adventurous, and strong swimmers, and willing to go all the way under, the results can be stunning.
Wendy and Shane kissing underwater. Photo by Krista Fox Photography.
Some of you may know that I’m a certified scuba diver and that I do wedding photography, so maybe this could be the ultimate dream job for me.
I may be looking for volunteers in the coming months. Maybe I’ll put a sign up “Have pool – need models- must have own wedding dress” .
As Krista Fox will attest from experience, couples are willing to go to all depths to get the perfect wedding photos.
Simon + Sharon | Scotsdale Farm | Engagement Shoot | May 28, 2016
It sounds a bit like an alliteration: Simon and Sharon’s Sizzling Engagement Shoot at Scotsdale Farm.
The last weekend in May proved to be a great time to shoot Simon and Sharon’s engagement shoot. This Spring has been exceptionally hot and it felt more like a hot August afternoon. Although it was late afternoon, the sun was bright and there was a gentle wind blowing.
Simon is a photography colleague – we took some courses together at Sheridan College- which is how I know him. He’s a great guy – easy going – so there was a comfort level already, but it was my first time meeting Sharon, and she turned out to be equally great and fun. She came up with some poses ideas which I was happy to try out- like this window reflection shot.
I spent a couple hours with Simon and Sharon exploring Scotsdale and getting some romantic shots in a picturesque setting.
We had a blast. Lots of laughs. After being to Scotsdale on several shoots, I had always eyed this abandoned bath tub as a fun prop – but it was fun-loving Sharon who was my first willing subject – I mean model- to try it out!
A couple that can laugh together is sure to have a great future ahead.
I wish them all the best in their life together. I’m sure I’ll be seeing more of them in the future.
The second part of my Sheridan College wedding shoot assignment was to shoot the wedding details. This involved capturing the Bride’s beautiful bling (as I refer to it) : her bouquet, her shoes, her ring, her earrings, and her necklace. There were other wedding details too – all the decorative details from the reception – the place settings, the invitations, and the little pink thank you gifts . It’s all in the details as they say.
However what really fascinated me (maybe because I had skipped breakfast), were the – not one, but two – wedding cakes.
These two wedding cakes were visually fantastic, and they were not alike. The first one I photographed was the traditional wedding type with white fondant and meticulously decorated with white pearls and pink lace. The five intricate (and edible! ) flowers made with icing must have been created by a team of wedding elves.
The second cake was actually called the ” lopsided” cake. Or maybe it should have been coined the ” elope- sided’ cake in keeping with the wedding theme. It had fun written all over it (well not literally). If any of you are old enough to remember the Odd Couple on TV- I would compare these two cakes to those two sitcom characters Felix and Unger. Felix was the meticulous one, while Oscar was the complete opposite. Oscar would have definitely chosen the lopsided cake. It was more his laissez-faire style.
It turns out that these two cakes were supplied by a Mother-Daughter duo team from Grimsby. ON who love to create novelty cakes and cupcakes. They call themselves the Cake Queens (www.cakequeens.ca) . They specialize in wedding cakes, which are all custom made to suit the couple’s style ( and taste) on their special day.
Just two days before a major snowstorm was to hit Southern Ontario, on a brisk but sunny November morning, I headed off to the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Burlington, ON for my first wedding shoot. Well it was actually a mock wedding, but it seemed very real to me- complete with the butterflies that often come before a big event. I had been up late the night before preparing my gear, and double checking it. I had two camera bodies, several lenses, a tripod, two flashes, two camera cases, batteries, extra batteries, memory cards, extra memory cards, plus two wine glasses, and a bottle of champagne.
This was the big assignment – a Wedding shoot for the Wedding Photography course I was enrolled in. Together with my shooting partner, Doug – we were fortunate to have a young couple volunteer their time. The young newlyweds- Michael ( Doug’s son ) and his bride Melissa had recently gotten married, but were gracious to do it all over again, at least for the camera.
Our first shooting location was across the street from the RBG, at Easterbrooks Hotdog stand. The staff there were very accommodating, and it turned out this diner – straight out of the 1950’s – was a photographers’ dream. It had alot of character and was a perfect backdrop for the newlyweds.
After a frigid walk back to the RBG, Michael and Melissa were happy to get back inside for our second shooting location. This time we were in the Mediterranean gardens in the RBG for some warmer wedding shots. An abundance of flora and lots of natural light made it seem like we were in the exotic tropics.
Then we were back outside to the Hendrie Gardens for the final wedding shots, If you were wondering what the wine glasses and champagne were for- I used them in one of my final shots, as the couple walked off holding hands and looking forward to a well deserved toast to a fantastic day.
Hi again. While I’m on this blog kick, i thought i’d do another.
As part of my wedding course at Sheridan College, we were asked to find a couple for an engagement shoot. My classmate and shooting partner, Doug told me his daughter was about to get engaged- although it was not official yet. “Awesome” I said to myself. “Great” – I said to Doug “Can you ask them if they’ll be our models”.
Several weeks later, on a fine autumn Day, I met our models Michelle ( Doug’s daughter) and her fiancee Ken, at Sheridan College in Oakville.
The first shooting location was inside the Scaet Building, then we moved outside to several other spots around the campus. All the while, I was scoping out interesting backgrounds.
We drove a short distance to a lovely scenic walking trail near Oakville Town hall for our second location shoot. It was a glorious Fall day, and the leaves were literally falling all around our couple – creating an idyllic backdrop.
During our informal shoot, the couple shared with me that they were both huge Harry Potter fans. Michelle reached into her bag and pulled out a Hermione Granger magical wizard wand. We had some fun as she zapped Ken with some of her love charms.
I heard two weeks later that Ken asked Michelle to marry him. I guess her magic charm worked. There really was some magic between them, and I wish them all the best for their life ahead.