Monday, January 11, 2010

Personal Blog

I was once advised to keep my photography and personal blogs separate.
That was hogwash and I don't know why I listened.
My photography and my personal blog are both part of who I am!
So until I launch my new blog I'll only be posting on my personal blog.
Two are way too hard to maintain. Not to mention hogwash!
Here's the link to my personal blog...temporarily add it to your favourites until the launch of my new  blog.....which, if all goes well, will be next week! Yay!
Click HERE for my personal blog.
Quirky Christa :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010


There's some lens and focal point chat going on over on my personal blog with THIS POST.
Check it out and ask me any questions you may have.
Once my new blog is up, I'm hoping to have regular FAQ sessions :)
And what's a post without a photo? Here's Nana with baby Jesse just before she headed back to Nfld.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2009 In Review

2009 was an amazing year!
I cannot thank you enough, I can honestly say that all of my clients have become my friends if they weren't already :)

And because of such an amazing year it is time to move on, grow, improve, and "go pro" I keep saying I'm a semi pro photographer or amateur wanting to go pro.
The time has come that I have to live in the now, stop putting off my dreams and go for it.
Who knows if God has granted me tomorrow and I want to live my life to the fullest.
And should I grow old and grey I want to look back with no regrets.
Even if I fail, I'd rather know that I tried.
With that in mind...the next coming weeks I'll be launching a new website, a new blog and so much more.

Thank you for tagging along with me so far in this journey and now it's on too the next adventure.
It's with much appreciation and love I express to you.

To finish off 2009 here's a slideshow of some of my favourites from the past year. It's not all and just a glimpse.
Again thank you....let the fun begin

Til next time, C

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours Merry Christmas

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rusty, Bobbi-Lynn & Shannon: Christmas

It was freeeezing on Sunday when we did this mini Christmas card shoot.
But it went VERY smoothly since this family is so freakin' photogenic.
Here's why I say that.....
Love the sunset light. Again I is EVERYTHING.
Sunrise & sunset are always best.

Super cute Shannon

Love how the light reflects on her face & snow here

he, he

And the whole family

Thanks again you guys. I had fun despite the cold.
And thanks for being so EASY to photograph.

And that's it for 2009! Stay tuned though...despite the lack of posts as of late.
I'm working on a 2009 in Review video/slideshow, I'm also working on sending out thank you cards to my 2009 clients with a little something special, and lots of updates for the new things coming in 2010
It's going to be the best year yet.
Til next time, C.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kiwi & Pebbles - Christmas

Kiwi & Pebbles are brother & sister.
Since it's just them in the family, they asked me to photograph them so they could send out personalized Christmas cards this year.

Here's a couple of my favourites from the session.

Kiwi's solo shot

And then it was Pebbles turn

Kiwi & Pebbles I want to thank you for such an enjoyable time and for being such wonderful clients to work with.
I'm so glad to call you friends :)

PS: LOVED your outfits!!

Til next time, C

Monday, November 30, 2009

Park Family Christmas

Another few photos from my last Christmas card mini shoot

Til next time, C

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Cule Family - Christmas

This past weekend I did an "in home" mini shoot for the Cule Family
Its my first time setting up a mock backdrop and the like but I think they turned out okay....
what do you think?

Isn't it so cute how Stephanie wanted them all wearing pj's?

Til next time, C

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just Because: Sarah

It was a perfect Saturday afternoon.
A bit breezy but great for a little girl to play in the park.

Love the angle on this one

Don't forget Bear

And my favourite from the session, Sarah you're beautiful

Til next time, C

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas Cards 2009 continued..

So I purchased these templates from Peahead Prints and I LOVE them!
These are the templates that I use for just about everything, my baby announcements, She Said Yes, and so on.
Well the other side of these templates are the Christmas card options....
Basically you have a choice background of green, burgandy, brown or black and then we go from there if you want 1 photo, 2 photos, 3 photos or 4
See samples below

These following cards can only be in green or burgandy backgrounds

Notice you have other options such as snowflakes, large polka dots, small polka dots, a damask design or nothing at all to accent the background.
Wording is in "traditional" or "funky" and can be tweaked to be a mix of both.

Til next time, C

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas Cards 2009

It looks as if my calendar is full :)
I'm taking a limited number of Christmas card sessions and currently I'm booked. I do have a couple of clients left to confirm so if you would like to be added to the waiting list please comment here or send me an email.
For those of you who had a session with Cyball Photography in 2009 and you're interested in using a photo from those proofs here's a few of your Christmas Card options for the 2009 season should you be interested in purchasing a design from myself for $30, the deadline for these purchases is the end of November.

And don't forget these designs from 2008

And CLICK HERE for more 2008 designs still available

Tomorrow I'll have a few more designs available and then you can start making your decisions :)
Til next time, C

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fun Video

Another video...but there are just so many good ones out there these days :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kickin' Video

Now that I'm home on maternity leave I sometimes watch Oprah...last week I saw this and LOVED every minute of it.
Not only do I love the song and the Black Eyed Peas but the way this was choreographed was just amazing!!
Check it out :)

Til next time, C

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FAQ - How I use Pioneer Woman Actions: Part 1

I love Pioneer Woman, and I love her free actions that she shares on her website.
I've started using her actions as a main source of editing on a lot of my photos.
So for the next few weeks I'm going to share share how "I" use her actions to enhance my photos.
I don't put "effects" on most of my photos but some of them do require just that extra punch.
If you have questions please submit them and I'll address them the best way I can in the following weeks.
Today I'm going to share how I use the "Seventies" action......


I'm sure you all recall one of my fav sessions from this summer with Myrna. We were going for a certain "look" with these photos and when it came time to process them the seventies action was PERFECT!
Let me show you how.....

Here's the straight out of the camera shot....I took this in manual mode.

It's not bad really...but as previously mentioned it wasn't the "look" we were going

This is how it looked with the seventies action applied

and here are they are side by side so you can see the difference

Hope this helps someone with defining their editing style.
And just seeing a glimpse into how I see and process my clients photos.
Til next time, C

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