Lloydminster Senior Portraits – Senior Portrait Models

After spending time photographing my Grandpa, I decided I wanted to tackle a new personal project. Each senior I have met, always manages to bring a smile to my face. They have seen so much, experienced so much and through their wisdom, I am given a lesson in how to handle life. They have found peace with themselves, and with life too. They are comfortable in their own skin and not afraid of who they are. Listening to them tell me their life story, share what they view is an important life lesson with me, has become an added gift I wasn’t expecting with this project. I have photographed a 92 year old guitar player, an 89 year old artist, a 91 year old doctor, and a “newlywed” couple about to break into their 90′s that were as giddy as my brides/grooms in their twenties. Actually, probably more so, they made me blush!

I am looking to add more seniors to my project. I’d like to find a gardener, a farmer, or any other senior older than 85 years old that has an outdoor hobby. Please contact me at 780.853.4277 if you have a special person in your life that you would like photographed.

Please meet Arleigh. She is an artist. She crafts intricate doll clothing and lace. She’s so stunningly beautiful. When I saw this image, it made me think of Jackie O!

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Vermilion, Lloydminster, Wainwright School Portraits – School Limited Edition Sessions

Summer has flown by and it’s time to start planning fall activities! It’s so hard to believe school starts in just a couple of weeks already! If you are tired of the same old funky smile school portraits, make a change this year. Plan to attend our school portrait limited edition session on Sept 6! For those of you in the Vermilion area, our school portrait day coincides with the fall registration day at the mall for all area clubs! In one visit, you can have your child registered for their fall programs and get their portrait done! Simple!

We only have a limited number of times available for our school portrait day so please call early to avoid disappointment! Sheets are just $35 each with a two sheet minimum and no session fee! Please call Kim at 780.853.4277 too book your time!

Vermilion, Lloydminster, Wainwright School Portraits

Vermilion Fine Art Photography | Merit – Fine Art | PPOC Print Competition

On a very foggy morning’s drive into Vermilion, I spied a beautiful scene. It took my breath away for how perfect it was! The sun was rising up behind the streams of fog coming off a small pond and the ducks were enjoying the moment. Of course I did not have a camera with me! As I arrived at the studio, I decided that image was just too good to enjoy only in my mind, so I grabbed a camera and returned to the pond just to the south of Vermilion. I spent a very enjoyable 30 minutes hanging out on the side of the road photographing the rising fog and the sunlight.

I held on to these images for several months and never did anything with them. I would look at them, turn them to black and white, turn them back and leave them alone again because I just couldn’t see the image in them. It was a fight to find it, but I finally did it. The reason I struggled with it was because of what the image represented to me.

As I was photographing, the fog was shifting and moving constantly. I was in awe of it and often times forgot that I was there to take photos because I was so busy just watching it. It would be so thick at one moment, I couldn’t see the trees on the other side of the pond, but seconds later, the entire pond was clear. At some points, I could see the power poles and at other times, the fog was too thick. I tried to avoid them when I was out there, waiting for the fog to shift and merge to cover them up, but when I looked at the images after, it was the image with the power pole that stood out to me because it appeared as a cross in the image. You can’t see the other power poles that were in front/behind of it, you can’t even see the lines that were strung on the this pole because of the fog covering them. In this one image, it stands out strong, all by itself, as a piece rather than a whole.

What this image became to me, is a representation of real life. There are times we cannot find ourselves, we get lost in the fog due to stress or demands on us. We feel like we are drowning, separate from everyone around us who is not lost at the moment, or so much more successful than us. We don’t allow ourselves 15 minutes to just to breathe and be when we are overwhelmed or tired. We are a part of our families, and of our communities, we play a role in life. Life has distractions, it has ebbs and flows, and we need to remember to take a breather every now and then, to let whatever we love to do shine through, even if only for a few minutes. We need to take that moment for ourselves, so we can stand strong irregardless of the shifts and ebbs around us.

If we just wait, life shifts and uncovers what we need, when we truly need it. This is a lesson that life has been teaching me strongly the past couple of years, and it is a lesson that unveiled itself in this image when I finally accepted it. It is amazing what is out there, that one day looks ordinary and the next extraordinary. Some times, we need to stop and admire the extraordinary, we need to give ourselves that gift, as it is in these times, we can accept the truth of those ordinary lessons. Some days it’s a struggle to be seen, to be heard or feel loved. Other days, it all comes together. Some days we have to look for the good, and on those days, we have to take a step back because it’s always there, but if we push ourselves too hard, we cannot find it.

I entered this image into the “pictorial/scenic” category, one of the toughest ones to enter at print competition because of it’s popularity. I rarely ever take the time to create an image with the power of photoshop, the majority of images you see of mine are as they appear out of the camera. But this one called for more, and it represents so much to me. Every time I look at it, I am amazed at what I see in it. I named the image “Through the Mist, He Guides Us Home” and I am thrilled to announce it scored a merit at the 2014 Professional Photographer’s of Canada national print competition!

Vermilion Fine Art Photography, Dragon Hare Studios

Lloydminster Baby Portraits | Great Grandma’s Pearls

This little sweetheart is snuggled up with her Great Grandma’s pearls. What a legacy this story creates for this family! Generations connected in one portrait! Please visit our baby gallery for more ideas on how to begin your child’s visual legacy.

What is your story? How would you tell it? Call us at 780.853.4277 to begin creating your story today.

newborn baby, grandmother

July 11, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Chris Fullerton Anning - lol so cute…Lady in Waiting :)

Vermilion Family Photographer | Dragon Hare | One Thousand for a thousand.

Dragon Hare Studios – we are launching a contest! A huge one! It is called “One Thousand for a thousand” and there are many ways to play along. For every 1000 likes on facebook, we will give away a portrait collage worth $1000!

How do you earn entries? Well that is the easy part, here is a list of all the ways you can enter!

- like our Dragon Hare facebook page
- share our Dragon Hare posts with your friends on your facebook page
- follow Dragon Hare on Instagram – @DragonHareStudios
- follow Dragon Hare on Twitter – @DragonHare
- follow us on Google+ – +DragonHareStudiosVermilion
- Comment on our blog posts
- Share our blog posts (new or old) on Facebook, or Google+ or Twitter

When you share a post on facebook, please be sure to tag Dragon Hare Studios in it so we know that you have done so!

Each one of these things will earn you one entry. When we hit 1000 facebook likes, we will draw one name that will win a portrait session and a wall portrait collage like the one in this image. Have you always wanted family portraits but couldn’t spare the investment right now? Then help us out by sharing Dragon Hare’s message and you could win big. The more you play, the better your chances of winning! Prize will be awarded to new sessions only please!

And the best part of all, if we hit 2000 facebook likes by June 30, we will award a second $1000 portrait collection prize.

Good luck and have fun!

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