It makes me so happy that my lovelies get SUPER EXCITED to see their pictures from their beautiful day - believe me - I am twitching with excitement too.
I want to get your pics to you as quick as possible - but without interfering with the quality of the image.
Beautiful images take time - and my Graphics Teacher (18 years ago) said to me "Emma - you are such a perfectionist!"
That perfectionism got me an A grade - and I'm hoping that same trait will make very happy costumers.
I am proud to have a successful business - and because of this - wedding season is an extremely busy time for Pretty as a picture Photography. Read More
Brides - stay tuned - there’s something for you too.
When you receive a wedding invitation in the mail from a dear friend (or relative) - and there’s no gift registry - your head falls into your hands...
What on earth am I going to buy as a wedding gift?!
Keep calm - I have the answers! Read More
At 33 years young (and six days - already!!!), I was expecting to go out for a few drinks with my friends - shopping with hubby - and a ‘family’ dinner with our Canadian family.
I wasn’t expecting prezzies!
Well, maybe from my hubby, hehe!
But not from my friends - my ‘family’ - or even my mommy (because I have told her several times that she really doesn’t have to - but she wants to - and I can’t say no to that).
I have received such beautiful gifts this year - my antique tea set is now complete - I have brand new (bright white) converse - and plenty of nail polish colours to get me through the seasons!
Thank you so much - I LOVE them all! Read More
Why are Engagement Pictures such a good idea?
Most of my lovelies are camera-shy - avoid being the centre of attention - and therefore have probably never had a professional shoot done before.
So - with that in mind - do you really want your wedding day to be the first time that you experience a ‘paparazzi’ ? - that you experience a professional photo shoot.
Especially when you will already have a million and one things to think about Read More
Engagement and Wedding Photo Shoot Locations...
When I'm thinking about photo shoot locations - I often find myself thinking of England -
Thinking of the old cobbled streets that weave through the small village where I lived -
The old stone churches that have stood for centuries in each town -
I reminisce about the weekend walks we would take - rambling over the heather covered Yorkshire moors.
These places were practically on my doorstep - and now I feel like I should have made the most of them. Read More
Engagement Shoot - what should you wear??
Dress to impress in your Engagement Shoot!
I've never been one to ask my girl-friends "what are you wearing for so-and-so?" - I like to pride myself on being different.
Actually, sometimes I would ask - just so I knew what NOT to wear - we don't all need to be wearing a little black dress (or whatever the IN-THING is at the time)
I do LOVE fashion - but I'm usually wearing 'whatever' when its out of fashion!!
And now that I've had years of practice (and girls' nights out) - I feel that I am pretty good at knowing outfit situations...
What will I be expected to wear?? Read More
Butterflies were racing around my tummy.
Goosebumps covered my body even though the heating was cranked up.
The photographer was (is) a friend of mine - and I was excited - but yet, I felt so nervous.
Why was I so nervous?
It's not like I didn't know what to expect.
This time two years ago, after much thought, I decided to get half naked in front of the camera - I put myself in your shoes and did a boudoir shoot - for me - and for you - okay, and for hubby!
So often, my clients would express how excited they were for their upcoming boudoir shoot - but most of all, how nerves overwhelmed them!
"Don't be nervous" I would say!
But really, how could I actually say that, genuinely?!
As much as I knew that their shoot would be fun and relaxing, I had never been in their position and done a boudoir shoot myself. Read More
Rewind back to my last blog - little or no make-up (on camera) will not look like you - and on your wedding day, I'm sure you want to look your absolute amazing self - to magnify the beauty that already exists!
Many make-up applications ago, when there were, in fact, no applications at all - professional or otherwise - my wedding day vision did not include a make-up artist. I had no interest (as you know) in wearing that 'muck'.
But, my wedding day came around and I decided on a little make-up for pictures - and I am so glad that I did - my hubby loved it and so did I.
Five and a half years ago, I married my best friend - our day was perfect - I wouldn't change a thing!
Well, just one thing - my make-up. This artist did a great job, but I look back at our photos and it was just too natural - barely there. Read More
Sans make-up...confidence or laziness??
My hubby jokingly called me lazy, when I decided to go without make-up this one particular day -
I know he was only joking, because he fell in love with me (lucky me) when my make-up drawer was still pretty much empty!
But, it did get me thinking...
Was I being lazy? Or was I merely accepting my natural beauty that day?
Some days, I treat my face as a blank canvas and create a little piece of art.
Other days, I leave the house without a drop of ‘paint’, because I don’t need to be picture perfect every single day - or so I thought, until earlier this week, when I unexpectedly had to renew my driver’s licence AND my picture! Read More