Cuteness in Ribbons and Bows.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The bride and groom are certainly THE most photographed people at a wedding but who can resist the cuteness of the flower girl and ring bearer as they head down the aisle?

There is such randomness to their decent.  Zigging, zagging, stopping, running, on the verge of tears or acing their rehearsal moves.

The Forrest Gump anecdote on life 'you never know what you're gonna get' is an appropriate statement at a wedding and even more specifically with these little ones.  But one thing for sure is they're going to be a 10+ on the cute factor. 

Even funnier? The coaxing and coaching going on in the front of the ceremony by a couple people who have forgotten to exhale since the first note of the Wedding March. 

We're Growing!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Well Sandra Finner Photography is expanding...not me physically!  ( :

As some of you may know from following me on Facebook and Twitter, I bought some new gear lately and my website development is in the works so this blog will then become a section of that. I've also added new editing packages which are pretty fun to work on and produce even more artistic photo options. 

I also can't say [enough] how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE chatting with newly engaged couples that I've met and hear how excited they are for their big day. The excitement for me is also about getting to photograph those amazing wedding moments and I want those images to be perfect for the bride and groom. 

That's a little of what I've been up to lately. 

                          Stay tuned for the new company look coming soon. I hope you like it!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

                    There is something wondrous in the way a little girl looks at a bride.  

Right under my Nose

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Last week I had the opportunity to meet with Roxanne Crain, Sales Executive at the Museum of Civilization, to check out the venue for prospective clients. I was so amazed  how fabulous this location is for a wedding. The walls of windows overlooking the Ottawa River and the Parliament Buildings, the incredible architecture and the displays of Canadiana scenery which would make a fantastic backdrop for any bride and groom's wedding photos. I actually came home and told Steve we should renew our vows so we can have a great big party there! He just LOVES my grand ideas. No seriously, he does.

There are so many beautiful venues in Ottawa that are unique for a wedding and this is definitely one of them.

Have You Noticed?

Friday, February 11, 2011

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4am and Staring at the Ceiling.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's 4am. The house is black with the exception of the small yellow reflection on the ceiling from the bedside clock and a crack of moonlight peeking through the drapes. The sounds are typical. An ever so gentle snore.. no... breath beside me, the wind outside howling at the windows as if looking for a crack to get inside. And the odd clicks and clanks of our home that you seldom notice in daylight.

My eyes are open wide. Hyper caffinated wide open. Ideas are floating through my head like a ghost. Really awesome ideas that will help develop my brand, my website, my photography, my business. I was rockin'. "I should write some of this down RIGHT NOW" were the words that kept repeating in my head because when morning came I would have to update my to-do list and fill an already full schedule. But that warm and cozy comforter wrapped a little closer and my mind that was racing was now desperate to get some more sleep.

It's morning now. The house has new sounds. The coffee maker and the music on. The sounds of a keyboard clicking away. And a sigh from the person struggling to piece together those early morning thoughts.

Social Networking

Monday, February 7, 2011

This weekend I attended a seminar for Wedding Event Suppliers of Ottawa about social networking. There are so many ways to grow your business and your online presence with Facebook, Twitter, About.Me and LinkedIn to name a few and the list is growing quickly. The key note speakers were fabulous! Michael Hughes of, Carlo Lombard of and Lisa Larter of all demonstrated the power of growing your business online. 

                                        So that will be my focus this week. Build! Build! Build!

Just a Couple More...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I attended a Pro Program social this week where fellow photogs from  showcased some of our more recent work. I had a couple additional photos from this weeks photo shoot at At The School House that I included in my presentation and I thought I'd post them on my blog. I have no idea why it pops into my head but as I'm posting them I imagine my son's Nonna saying [in the most adorable broken Englitalian possible!!] "You likey?"

If You Build It...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Earlier this week I had a wonderful opportunity to work with some local wedding professionals on a promo project. With my friend Lou Truss of Lou Truss Photography and Chrystal Geoffroi of Chrystal's Cupcakes and together with Creative Bloom, Eternity Bridal, Karen Bennett, Charlene Bside, we spent the afternoon working on a wedding promo at At the School House in Munster. It was a great experience that we all benefited from and we were able to get some great promo shots for each of the ladies and for my website too... which is under construction and should be rolling out this spring. Here are a few shots from the day. Thanks to all the ladies for a really great day!!