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Feb 212019
 

This page was last updated: April 30, 2019

They’re here! Announcing…

Every year I take photos of my daughter in her various dance costumes. (I’ve also occasionally done dance photos for other people as well.) The thing is though, I have always done these photos in a studio-style setting. You know, indoors with the white or gray backdrop. Boring! This year I’ve decided to take her photos outdoors, and I thought I would extend this service to others as well!

Why Are Dance Mini Sessions Awesome?

  1. You get all the digital files! No more being forced to buy prints, only to have them scanned & copied later. (Yeahhh that’s right. Photographers know that you do it! ha.)
  2. TIME and individualized attention! “Picture Day” at any dance studio requires a LOT of dancers to be photographed on the same day, similar to “picture day” at school. It is normally a very rushed, and chaotic day! Rather than spending 30-60 seconds with each dancer, get your dancer the time and attention that their photos deserve!
  3. See what’s going on! You as the parent, get to watch the action! Not just dance studios, but MOST activities that kids do (hockey, karate, gymnastics, etc), when they have a “photo day”, the kids are whisked away into another room, and you have no idea what’s going on. You wonder if they’re smiling “properly”, if they’re being posed nicely or awkwardly, or what if their hair is sticking out weird! You just see the end result. At these photos sessions you can be right there beside me, seeing how things unfold!
  4. Detailed editing! Photographers who have to process mass amounts of photos (dance photos, school photos, etc.), they don’t have the time to go through each one and edit it properly. The photos just come “as is”. My photos are individually (yes, one-by-one) edited! Is there a weird rock on the ground? Edited out. Flyaway hair? Fixed. Blemish? Gone! Picture-perfect dance photos!

Newmarket Irish dance photo by Toronto Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

What are the details?

Let’s go through all the information that you’ll need about these special Dance Mini sessions, that are only being offered in June this year! PLEASE read through everything before sending me questions! 😉

  • When will these sessions be?
    I have blocked off 2 dates in my calendar specifically for Dance Mini Sessions. However, if neither of the dates work for you, we may be able to find an alternate weekday evening that might work better with your schedule! The Dance Mini Session dates are:
    • Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
    • Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Where will these sessions take place?
    The sessions will take place either at a private estate in Aurora (long driveway, fields, forest, a large pond, walking trail through a forest), or somewhere in the Newmarket area. I’m taking my daughter out to a few locations to see what works the best, and if the timing works, people can choose what location they would prefer. I’m also considering doing a date in Barrie, if there’s enough interest!
  • How much will these sessions cost, and what will it include?
    These sessions will be $295 (after taxes!), and they will include all the digital files (well, the digital files that I deem as being “good” 😉 ).
  • How will I get the digital files?
    The digital files will be uploaded to a private online gallery, and from that gallery you can download all the files directly to your computer or mobile device. You can also share the gallery with your family and friends! (If you do that, they also will be able to download your files.) The gallery will be active for 10 years!
  • How many images will I get?
    Every session is different, but likely you would be getting somewhere around 10 fully edited photos, give or take.
  • Can I order professional prints through you?
    Of course, if you’d like! You have full printing rights with the digital files – that means you can print them at whatever lab you like. However if you’d like really high-quality professional prints, I can have that done as well. My print pricing can be found on my website here.
  • What if it rains, or the weather is bad? If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we can either reschedule to another date, or move the photo session indoors for the more well-known “studio style” photos, done with a neutral coloured backdrop.
  • My daughter dances a lot – she has 4 costumes! Can I get pictures done of her in all her costumes?
    In a 20-minute session, time will be tight! I recommend only one costume, but if you’d like photos in multiple costumes we CAN squeeze in 2 costumes tops into the 20 minutes! I am offering the option of booking back-to-back sessions for anyone who needs more time.
  • I have multiple children who dance. Can I get photos of each of them, as well as together, in one session?
    Yes! We can use the 20 minutes however you like. In cases of siblings, I can do a few photos of each child by themselves, and then wrap-up with some photos of them together. We can also book back-to-back sessions if you’d like a full mini session for each child.
  • I only want one or two shots of my child. Can I split a session with a friend, where we each get 10 minutes?
    Sure, as long as you both attend the same session timeslot.
  • My daughter doesn’t dance, but she does do gymnastics. Can she participate?
    Yes! Acro is a popular style of dance, and it’s very closely related to gymnastics. Therefore, gymnasts are welcome to attend as well! (Please note that there will not be any mats or cushioned surfaces!)

How do I register?

Similar to my wedding booking process, I need 2 things to register! Information, and a deposit.

Here are the 3 easy steps:

  1. Fill out the form below for EACH DANCER you would like to register! (If you have two dancers, please fill out this form twice!) If you are having any technical difficulties, or you don’t hear back from me within 24 hours, please email the information to jen@jnphotography.ca directly.
  2. Wait for my email! I will email you with the availability on the date(s) you’ve selected. Once we have agreed on a date and time for your session…
  3. Pay the deposit. I do require a $45 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot! E-transfer is the preferred method of payment, but if you would prefer to pay another way, we can arrange it.

And that’s it, you’re in! The remainder balance of $250 is due the day of your session (preferably also via e-transfer.).

The registration form below will be updated occasionally as time slots fill up – book early to ensure the date and time you would prefer!

–The Event is Over–

Sep 262017
 

#ruiterwedding2017

Caledon Wedding Photographer | Elegant Rustic, Circus Acrobat, Canada 150 Wedding


Danielle & Kyle’s

Danielle and Kyle got married on Canada 150 this summer! They didn’t actually know it was Canada’s 150th birthday when they set their date, but it worked out – and it was certainly a big celebration! Spoiler alert: Danielle and Kyle’s wedding was AWESOME. Even cooler than this Caledon wedding photographer could have imagined! They had an antique Ford Model T car, acrobats, aerial silk dancer, a contortionist, farm animals, hay bales, an old log cabin, not one but TWO barns (including a “bar barn”), an old english telephone booth, a vintage carriage (which we didn’t end up using for photos, but it was still cool) and *drum roll*…. an ice cream truck!!!!

As easy as it would have been to have a “Canada 150 Wedding”, they didn’t go that route. Though Danielle did have her toes painted red with a Maple Leaf, and Kyle was wearing Canada-themed socks, that’s about the extent of the Canada-specific celebrations went. Really I would have to say that the ceremony was an “elegant rustic” theme, while the reception was more of a “circus acrobat” theme

How They Met

Danielle and Kyle met at Wynn Fitness, where Danielle worked. She was working at the juice bar, and Kyle was working out in the gym. Danielle used to offer Kyle free samples of smoothies, which he always declined. One day, a friend of Danielle’s offered to buy Kyle a Gatorade (this friend knew that Danielle had a huge crush on Kyle) and the three of them striked up a conversation. Kyle and Danielle eventually got to talking, and he said he had an old school Camaro, and Danielle asked to go for a ride. They went on their first official date to Tu Casa Restaurant, and were engaged 3.5 years later!

The Proposal

Danielle came home from work, opened the door, and Kyle was standing. He had candles, a bottle of wine and plant on the table beside him (all of which they already had). Kyle opened his laptop and there was a PowerPoint display, explaining how he loves Danielle and wants to spend the rest of his life with her. He then got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Danielle, of course, said yes!

The Wedding

The entire wedding took place at Danielle’s father’s house. It was a great setup for a wedding! They had an outdoor ceremony in front of an old log cabin (which was a bit risky because it lightly rained on and off for a bit, but it stopped raining just in time!). The reception was held in the main barn on the property. The barn next to the main barn was the “Bar barn” where the drinks were served.

Getting Ready

The girls got ready in the house. Since it was raining on and off during this part of the day, I opted to do most of the detail photos indoors. (Well, except the shoe photos, I did those on the covered porch.)
Wedding detail photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

During a “rain break”, I did get Danielle’s dress hung up on the porch of the house for some photos – I just love how they turned out!
Caledon wedding gown photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Danielle’s bridesmaids helped her get ready, and it was impressive to me because I didn’t have to pose or “stage” anything! They were just doing their thing (perfectly photogenically might I add!) naturally! It’s rare and awesome for me as a Caledon wedding photographer when this happens.
Caledon bride photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Look at these two! Ready to get hitched! Danielle had Kyle choose his own suit, and it was to be a surprise for her – so at this point she had no idea what he was going to show up in!
Caledon wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Ceremony

Danielle was driven across the property by her father, in his old Ford Model T antique car. (It was quite the effort to stuff that huge wedding gown in there! lol).
Caledon vintage car wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Often when I see dads escorting their brides down the aisle, they generally have a very stoic or serious look on their faces. I love how Danielle’s dad was all smiles! (And any guy I’ve photographed, knows how happy I was with the “hand in pocket” lol!)
Caledon outdoor wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager
Since Danielle and Kyle didn’t do a First Look, the first time Kyle saw his bride was when she walked down the aisle with her father. I always love to do the shot above (right), as it captures the groom’s face as he watches his bride come down the aisle!

Wooden benches were set-up for the guests to watch the ceremony, and they (was it Kyle? I think so, but I might be wrong) built a platform for them and the officiant to stand on during the ceremony.
Caledon outdoor wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

After the ceremony, the newlyweds went back to the antique car and got in the back, and Danielle’s father escorted them back up to where the reception & cocktail hour was going to take place.
Caledon wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Wedding Party

Although the wedding party didn’t stand up with Danielle and Kyle during the ceremony (they were sitting in the front rows), they certainly were still a big part of their day!
Caledon wedding party photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager
Little Clarke was a most adorable flower girl!

The Newlyweds!

I suppose now is a good time to mention that Danielle is a professional acrobat! When I asked what was the most important photo they wanted taken, she said “Me doing a handstand in my dress” – and so, that was the very first “Bride and groom” photo we did!
Caledon wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

I’m going to pause here for a moment just to mention, that while Danielle, Kyle and I were doing their photos, the guests were enjoying drinks and appetizers at cocktail hour. But amongst the guests mingling around were two awesome acrobats (and friends of Danielle’s) who were performing while walking around the crowd!
Caledon circus acrobats wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Anyway, back to the bride and groom photos, we did photos all around the property. Danielle and Kyle are so photogenic, they made my job easy! Though I suppose, with Danielle’s job she’s probably very used to having cameras around!
Caledon wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Caledon wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Caledon wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The Reception

As I mentioned earlier, the reception was held in the main barn on the property. Danielle and Kyle did a beautiful job of decorating it!
Caledon elegant rustic barn reception decor photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

When guests first entered the barn, they greeted the newlyweds and some of the wedding party in a short receiving line, and then were greeted by the acrobats who were performing during cocktail hour. The acrobats did a “champagne pour”, where one of them was sitting up in the silks dangling from the ceiling pouring the champagne into a glass the other acrobat was holding, and then handing out to guests. I’m told Danielle is usually the one up in the silks pouring the champagne when she does events!
Caledon wedding champagne pour photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

The MC was none other than Danielle’s friend and contortionist, Gabriella! Two bridesmaids carried a purple suitcase into the middle of the barn, which Gabriella came out of and did a short performance before announcing the entrance of the bride and groom.
Caledon wedding contortionist MC photo by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

During the reception, the main event was the incredible aerial silks performance by Danielle’s friend and bridesmaid, and one of Kyle’s best friends, Jennifer Roy! Honestly, I took so many awesome photos during her 8-minute performance, that I couldn’t just choose one or two for the blog. So have a scroll, here are all my favourites 😉
Caledon aerial silks wedding performance photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager
As you can see (above right), Danielle was moved to tears by Jen’s awesome performance! Danielle herself can also perform the aerial silks. Sidenote for Danielle: My daughter really wants to see you perform sometime 😉

As if all of the above wasn’t exciting enough – an ice cream truck showed up!
Caledon wedding ice cream truck photos, by Caledon wedding photographer Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Even though it wasn’t quite dark enough, we went ahead and did a sparkler exit anyway before I was done for the night. Fun times!
Caledon wedding barn sparkler exit photos by Caledon wedding photographer, Jennifer Newberry Photography www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Danielle and Kyle! I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your AMAZING and unique wedding day!!!

Here are some of the incredible vendors that helped make Danielle and Kyle’s fantastic Caledon elegant rustic circus acrobat Canada 150 wedding happen! (Whew, that’s a mouthful!):
Wedding planner: Margarite from Mystical Weddings & Event Planning
Cake Artist: Artsy Tartsy
Band: BPM Krew
Makeup: Maddox Lou (Danielle’s friend)
Hair: Teresa Cascioli
Favours: Niagara Winery
Invitations: VistaPrint
Wedding dress boutique: David’s Bridal
Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
Bride’s wedding band: Humbertown Jewellers
Groom’s wedding band: Tiffany’s
Toronto Contortionist: Gabriella De Bartolo
Aerial Silk Dancer: Jennifer Roy
Caledon wedding photographer: Jennifer Newberry Photography


Are you getting married? Looking for a Caledon wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether it’s in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! I’d love to chat about your wedding plans!

Jul 072017
 

#ruiterwedding2017

Caledon Wedding Photographer | Canada 150 Elegant Rustic Circus Wedding


Danielle & Kyle’s Sneak Peeks

Every Canadian will always remember what they were doing on Canada’s 150th birthday! I was Danielle and Kyle’s Caledon wedding photographer, photographing their EPIC Canada 150 wedding!

Danielle and Kyle’s wedding literally had everything – including circus acrobats!

Danielle is an acrobat (and an acro instructor!), and as she said in her speech, she couldn’t imagine her wedding without “a little bit of circus”. There was an incredible aerial silk performer, two acrobats that performed during cocktail hour, a contortionist, an antique car, farm animals, hay bales, old log cabins, not one but TWO barns (including a “bar barn”), an old english telephone booth, a vintage carriage (which we didn’t end up using for photos, but it was still cool) and *drum roll*…. an ice cream truck!!

Here’s a peek into their day!

Caledon wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Before their wedding day, I ask all my clients what’s the #1 photo that they want. Most brides say “Me and my new husband”, or “Us and our families”, but not Danielle. Nope, the #1 photo she most wanted was, and I quote, “Handstand picture”. She wanted a picture of her doing a handstand in her wedding dress. Yep, it happened! (Yes, the sparkly white tennis shoes were her wedding shoes!)
Caledon wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Another “must have” photo for Danielle was the sparkler exit photo. It wasn’t really dark enough when we did it, but we made it work!
Caledon sparkler exit wedding photos by Caledon wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Congrats Danielle & Kyle!


Are you getting married? Looking for an Caledon wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether it’s in Caledon, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! I’d love to chat about your wedding plans!