The start of my 2016 Ontario wedding photography season

The start of my 2016 Ontario wedding photography season

May 14th marks the start of my 2016 Wedding season with my first Engagement session scheduled in Toronto.

Having just recently arrived in Tillsonburg, Ontario 2.5 months ago (where does the time go), I'm pleasantly surprised how many couples a) booked me whilst I was still in the UK and b) booked me for 2016. I was so sure that I would be 'too late to the game' for 2016 but I've happily been proved wrong. 

My 2017 calendar is also starting to fill up nicely.

So...May is the month when it all begins*. 5 engagement sessions this month and I can't wait! The 'off season' has been long but I have been filling my time (aside from moving countries!) with other photography including:

 - Headshot sessions

Google Street View tours for businesses in Tillsonburg and Woodstock

Event photography

My commercial photography continued with several new shoots over the winter period.

I have added several new pieces of equipment to my kit bag and look forward to using these to take my photography to the next level over the coming months.

 

*Technically, my 2016 season started in the UK just before I left with the weddings of Kamel and Rania and Jennifer and Mike:

 

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2015 - A Personal Year in Review

2015 - A Personal Year in Review

Yesterday I wrote my 2015 - Year in Review post, a task that many a photographer feels the needs to do at the end of each year! I thought I would compliment that post with a 'Year in Review' for my personal photography - I'm not all EngagementsWeddings, and Senior Portraits

This year I have found myself especially reflective as 2015 is my last year in London before emigrating to Canada in early 2016. 

I've been fortunate that my work has taken me to some interesting places this year, including two places on my 'bucket list': India and Pripyat, Ukraine (more can be seen on my personal website - www.ianmessenger.co.uk). I've worked with some great artists and actors, including Joe Taylor and Zara Kershaw, where my images have been used for their EPs. 

This year I invested in the Profoto lighting system when I purchased a B1 moonlight. I have started to use this for some Senior Portrait and Studio sessions but I am looking forward to using it more in 2016 in Canada.

I also began experimenting with using a GoPro for Behind the Scenes footage - and creating a YouTube channel to go with it.  

For more of personal and commercial work, check out my other website at www.ianmessenger.co.uk

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