Jesse + Brandy

Another southern Saskatchewan wedding was the perfect way to finish off the summer wedding season. Watching these two (so in love) together made our job easy!! Below is a little look at their day..

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Talk about stunning. And something about black and white just gets me every time.

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Seeing each other for a first look-

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Oh my heart. I just love this one.

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Aaaand then we got to catch a few minutes with the family’s rodeo horses..

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This wedding was also shot by Jenaya – http://jcrossondesign.com/jesse-brandy-wedding/ – check em out!

meg

Mr + Mrs Becker

What a sweet, sweet day.

Brady + Candy were married at the family farm on a gorgeous weekend in August. Was lucky enough to be second shooting this wedding (check out more on  http://jcrossondesign.com/becker-wedding/) -it was a day filled with their closest friends and family, special details and a whole lot of happiness.

After getting ready, they shared a ‘first look’..

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A fun alternative to the ‘shoe game’ = tractor races.

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meg ♥

Styled Dining Shoot

Ever have that when you meet someone who you have so much in common with? Design + photography + a mutual love for coffee + anything whitewashed + etc etc = pretty awesome to get out of the city last weekend and spend a couple days with someone like this. Who also happens to be a grad from the same interior design program. (check out her work on http://jcrossondesign.com)

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After a slow morning our creative gears got turning. She was hoping to sell a custom table + some chairs, so with the help of her sister-in-law we set up a little styled dining shoot.

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Here she is- ‘in the zone’. (it’s a real thing in the creative world.)

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Little sweetie full of smiles-

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Sounds like Jenaya + I will be doing more photo/design work together in the future- excited to see what comes of it! Stay tuned.

Sask + Convocation

Finishing up my college course meant completing a practicum/internship for a couple months with a design firm (www.kreate-arch.com – check em out) which happens to be in Regina, Sk. Which also happens to have turned into a job placement- glad I get to stay in this gorgeous province longer than originally planned..

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One rainy Saturday we took a drive down to some pretty cool country in southern Sask. Wish I woulda taken a few more snaps- but when it’s seriously raining non stop staying in the truck is a lot more appealing

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The next weekend was convocation up in Vermilion! Hard to believe its all wrapped up.

Couldn’t have done it without these two ♥

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Or without this sweet gal.

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Neatest bridge on the way up to the lake north of Vermilion..

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Back in Regina – lots of nights spent at this beauty of a (man-made) lake in the middle of the city.

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May Long

Oh boy seems like updates are few + far between these days.. these were taken well over a month ago from such a fun weekend out in Rocanville. Jeeping, dirt biking and a supper cookout in the prettiest of valleys with the most awesome group – can hardly go wrong with a combo like that!

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The line-up consisted of one brand new shiny orange jeep, one never-quitting classic old jeep and one “are you sure that thing is going to make it on these trails?” jeep..

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But the license plate sums it up.

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Seriously how cool is this thing? Just the best for cruising through the hills.

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Waiting for the rest of the crew = time to make a few adjustments

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Aaaaand then we turned the corner + came across a bit of a tricky situation.

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Patiently waiting their turn-

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The next day we checked out some more of the hills + countryside near the same valley..

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The whole point of going is to get stuck, right?

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Mud was flying but there was no way she was budging.

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But after a few more tugs from every angle they got it un-stuck + we were on our way! Pretty  alright way to spend the long weekend.

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Janelle

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Proof right there that she might think I’m a little bit ridiculous…

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…but maybe that’s why we get along so well.

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I’d say I lucked out for a pretty ideal room mate.

meg ♥

Mr & Mrs Helms

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On Monday, these two were surrounded by their sweet family & friends as they said their vows & promised on forever.

Brodie ♥ Kailee.. thank you so much for having me capture your love. Here is a little preview of your perfect day!

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Kailee’s dress was just stunning. Especially in the light that was filling the room where the girls were getting ready..

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A special friend in Norway joined in on excitement via Skype

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Over at the guy’s place, things were pretty relaxed-

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& pretty soon we were all headed to the ceremony!

The inside of the building had been completely transformed by white tulle fabric, making it dreamy & the perfect spot to be married..

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One last pep talk!

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This crew were real troopers putting up with pictures as the wind was a little bit (reallly) cold..

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Things were getting a bit cozy while the guys were waiting their turn..

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I just love this one.

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Back at the venue, the room had been transformed again for the reception..

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This was the gorgeous cake. & that flower isn’t a real flower… seriously a masterpiece!

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& I’ll end on this one because it’s clear these two have the most loving families that are so happy for them…

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meg ♥

Justin & Shaelyn | Engaged

These two are gettin hitched!! ♥ Spent the afternoon [on the coldest day of the year] shooting some engagement pictures for this sweet couple. Huge thanks to J&S for being so photogenic, for being up for anything I asked, for being unreal troopers in the waaay-below-zero weather, & for having the biggest smiles that made my job so easy!!

Hope u like them!

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meg ♥

Mini update

So here are a few bit&pieces of what life has looked like lately! Startin off with a peek at N&N’s photobook→ first time using Blurb & was def impressed with the quality + service + customization, check them out if you want some photos in print

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Double thumbs up for this banana bread that you wouldn’t even know is gluten free

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Travel inspired art. [First one is oil pastel of the south English coast, second is a fishing boat in Mykonos, Greece done in coloured pencil & the last is work-in-progress of the Irish coastline!]

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Aaaaand of course school projects. For this one we were given some boxes as an outline for a one-point perspective kitchen & it was our job to turn it into whatever we wanted..

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Plans + sketches + notes + inspiration

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When the work load isn’t so heavy, its pretty sweet to get out & enjoy whats just down the street [specially when January dishes out some gorgeous spring weather]

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The colours & fog made for a dreamy scene the other morning

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Last wknd I lucked out big time when the sweetest gals came to visit!! Found the cutest old buildings that we wanted to just buy right then & fix up. Can’t you just picture this as the most adorable lil coffee house?!

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Wishin I would have got a few more shots of our time together with everyone ♥ Guess they’ll just hafta come back!

meg

Hey there, 2015

The first semester  f  l e w  by. Like just went so so fast. It were a lot of ‘art’ based projects at the beginning but got more ‘interior’ related as we went along. Lots of people ask if I enjoy the course — truth is, I love it. I mean obviously there’s parts that aren’t so peachy all the time. But most of the time it doesn’t feel like school, because when you love what you do, it makes it way more enjoyable. Really excited for this new semester! Here are a few projects we did:

Radial Ink Design  ↠  to practice radial composition, not just linear all the time

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Volume As Sculpture ↠ we had to come up with a ‘concept’ for a building, it didn’t have to be a specific building type in particular. I guess this could be some sort of art gallery or something. The main thing was using the principles & elements of design | point, line plane| shape, form mass | emphasis | etc  & also was an intro to model building.

[Model constructed of foam core, illustration board, vellum & plexiglass]

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Tile Mosaic project ↠ Materials class. You could say this one took some time.. ever tried tiling moose antlers before? [The tile is left-over from building projects we’ve done in Calgary – just regular ol white & grey subway tile all smashed up!]

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Final Rendering ↠ Rendering is basically to be able to show clients what finishes & materials will be used in their space. So we’ve been doing quite a lot of practice rendering, using special markers/techniques to make it look realistic!

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After all the projects were handed in & school was all finished up, it was sweet to get down to Calgary for the holidays. [Even if it did mean working.] But can’t complain about work when its to do with designing a kitchen & refilling the coffee cup;)  Our company is doing a basement reno for some clients too and turns out they would also like their kitchen done this spring so it’s pretty awesome to get some hands-on experience. [Even if it does mean shovelling dirt & pouring concrete.]

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Playing with some ink & watercolor

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It was so good connecting with friends & having time to visit some of Calgary’s sweetest spots. One night we tried out Corbeaux bakehouse on 17th Ave ↠ by the same guys who opened Analog coffee a few doors down. Which means we already knew this place was going to be good.

So basically Corbeaux is half coffee shop/ European-style bakery, half restaurant. And if you haven’t been there yet, I definitely suggest you go asap!

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The whole atmosphere & design of this place is gorgeous. And the food is unreal too. Love love love places like this.

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↑ do yourself a favour & try the raspberry macarons ♥

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Another highlight this winter break was visiting the mountains. Maybe it was because I hadn’t been out there in a while but I was kinda speechless of all that natural beauty!! Just kidding.. not speechless.;) Pretty sure everyone I was with was sick of me saying over & over how sweet it was.

Lake Louise was freeeezing but the view did not disappoint. They’ve got hockey & a big skating area out there, along with ice sculptures, sleigh rides, maple syrup snow candy – the whole bit.

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Pretty classy shot of everyone I’d say. So good to see these guys:)

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So then this one night we were feeling all Canadian and stuff & tried to make our own maple syrup candy. [I guess you could say it wasn’t as easy as it looked when we saw it at Lake Louise.] Who knew hot maple syrup poured on snow would taste so good tho?

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Here are the latest houses we’re doing! Also known as “The Skinnies”. So we take down an old house and put 2 in its place, which means these are only 17 ft wide. The one on the right is for sale and the left one is just getting finished up. Drawing these 2 exteriors seems like so long ago- its so awesome to see them almost done!! .. If you know anyone needing a house not too far from downtown Calgary, give us a call:)

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This is the kitchen & tile work in the left Skinny. Decided to go with a more polished look in this house that comes with clean, white subway tile, school-house style lights (not installed yet) and brushed nickel finishes & hardware.

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Please excuse the mess↠ kind of a work-in-porgress!!

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Ensuite & main bathroom

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Also want to say a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time this year to check this blog out, who have left a sweet comment that made my day & who have supported my work- it means a lot!! Happy 2015:)

meg ♥