my NEW camera bag purse =)

I’m in LOVE with my new camera bag!

My sweet amazing boyfriend “surprised” me with an amazing Jo Totes camera bag purse for my birthday! He bought me the rose bag in teal =)

The Story behind the bag…

The boy was a dear and bought me the purse in the colour I wanted on the day I asked him to order it. But he hated that I knew what I was getting, he wanted it to be a surprise. So the cheeky monkey told me he ordered it to come to our apartment and I diligently checked our mail everyday for FOUR weeks!

Days before my birthday I started getting worried that it wasn’t going to get here on time so the boy agreed to call Jo Totes and see what was up. He told me that they had forgot to send it out after receiving the purchase information and that they would send it out immediately but it would be a week late =(

The day of my birthday arrives and still no purse. The boy bought me a cute card saying he was sorry it wasn’t here on time and off we went to enjoy birthday festivities! Dinner at Spice Avenue! Bowling! (I won the second game) Homemade Ice Cream Cake! And presents!

I opened all my gifts and then my Mum disappears upstairs and comes back with this large box in green wrapping paper. I open the card and its from Tyler!! Inside it says to enjoy opening the present, knowing Ty, this starts worrying me…and I had good reason to! The presents was wrapped in EIGHT layers of alternating green and pink birthday paper (I have a funny video but wordpress doesnt let you upload videos…) and then once I finally reach the box, he’s taped the entire box closed!

I love my new purse! Here are some photos I took of it.

what’s new!

I hope everyone is enjoying the new page theme!

Please check out the new buttons on the side panel! I’m really happy with them. They link to my pinterest (personal), dani lewis photography fan page on facebook and the dani lewis photography flickr page!

Tell me what you think!

engagement :: laddy and kyle

I was lucky enough to shoot this wonderful couple back in January. They were great to work with and willing to try anything to get the perfect shot! I feel like I HAVE to add what great sports they were; Canadian winters are COLD. It was -20C outside and they wore fancy coats; great for photos but not entirely appropriate for 2hrs outside in the cold. I think you will have to agree that it paid off; these pictures are amazing!

Check out this cute couple!

romance at the bandshell

a little bump love

the greenhouse

under the archway

smiles and cuddles

since the last post

Hello everyone!!!

WOW Its been forever since I last updated this blog, life got very hectic over the past couple months with school and everything else.

Here is some of what I have been working on while I was MIA.

Check out this cute couple that I shot back in January. They were great to work with and put up with the crazy cold temperatures for long enough to get some really good shots!

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The couple that got me started working as a professional photographer is no longer a twosome. I shot their engagement photos and their wedding back in 2009 and 2010. Lucky me, I got to shoot some photos of their next big steps in 2011.

Doesn’t Amanda just glow with happiness. This photo was shot just a week before baby A was due.

Isn’t sweet baby A adorable?

More to come soon!!! =D

52 weeks of strangers – one

my new project!

A fellow photographer friend and I have started a new project for 2011 to get us out there every week taking photos in a specific theme. We are doing a variation of the 365 photo project which is a to take a photo a day, instead we are doing a 52 week project. Our goal is to post one photo a week and write a blog post about it.

Kayla’s theme is Hamilton Buildings, check out her first blog post here.

My theme is strangers, I am going to approach a new stranger (or two) every week in the same location as Kayla’s buildings. My goal with this project is to improve my photography portrait skills. My hope is that by introducing myself and having a short talk with a stranger before taking their photograph will improve my ability to quickly get to know new people for their own shoots that they have scheduled with me.

This is my first stranger.

name : Jen
location: Pub on Augusta St

thoughts : I’m really happy with how this photo turned out, I really like the movement of her earing. However, approaching a stranger to ask to take their photo was nerve-racking to say the least. I’m really hoping with practice and experience talking to and taking photos of strangers gets easier.

flickr

engagement :: jon and elizabeth

Hope you enjoy another couple from my photoshoot extravaganza day!!

Jon and Elizabeth are a super sweet, super in love couple that just got engaged before the holidays on their 4th anniversary. Elizabeth is also one of my photography friends, check out her flickr here.

This picture was definitely one of my favourites from their shoot! I’m really happy with how my fairy tale prop turned out =)

the bandshell was super fun too!

you can really see the love between these two ❤

and another favourite of mine, I love how her blue eyes POP and i love their smiles

cake smash :: baby c

I just had to post these photos =) I couldnt be happier with how they turned out and Ive been waiting a month to edit them!

Look at this wondeful cake my cousin made for baby c’s first birthday! I love how colourful it was and having the cake in a bunch of small pieces was great for baby c to enjoy and destroy!

check out these eyes ❤

sooo happy =)

tiny toes

the aftermath … ❤