Thursday, September 15, 2011

Favorite Photo Friday

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One look at these two "beauties" and we know we're in trouble. It was Dahlia's bff's 8th birthday recently and she rocked it out with 7 of her little friends to the theme of "Rock Star Photo shoot Party".

These two have been together almost since birth. They came from the same SWI in China and as close as sisters ever since.

But when I look at this picture - I almost shudder. How can 8 year olds look so mature? Ok...they're wearing a little glam make-up but still........where did the babies go?

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This is a new weekly photo challenge that Lisa has started so if you click on the button you can join in the fun of a more casual glimpse into favorite weekly photos from other blogs.

My work pace has recently picked up so this "quickie"
post is perfect timing.

Have a perfectly wonderful week-end!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The winner of the photo shoot giveaway is..........

Carol.....from Ottawa. (FB page here)

YAH!!!!!!! (Dahlia picked her name out of a hat.)

Carol emailed me that she would love a photoshoot with her daughter and 4 grandchildren (in Montreal).

That should be lots of fun.

Thanks everyone for playing along. We'll do it again sometime.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Black and White Wednesday "My Party Girl"

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Is there anything cuter than 8 giggily, gorgeous divaliscious 8 year old girls at a "Rock Star Photoshoot" Birthday Party?

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Dressed to the max and all dolled up - these girls strutted their stuff as I snapped about 500 pictures while the CD player rocked out the beat.
(I can't show you the party or the others girls because I'm just editing those pics now and I need permission from their parents first. I'll probably put it up on my photography website soon.

It was Dahlia's BFF's birthday and her Mom sure knows how to throw a party worthy of these little divas.

(Wasn't there suppose to be a space between "princess" and "rock star divas"? Did I miss it?)

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At one point as I was just trying to keep up with these girls and their diva-ing (ok, I'll admit I was having almost as much fun as they were), the Mom (who happens to be a very dear friend of mine) turned to me and exclaimed "you know, you have THE best job in the world, don't you?" and it dawned on me right there that she was right!!!
It was an A-Ha moment.

I am very grateful.

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It's Black and White Wednesday again so hop over to Lisa's and check out all the beautiful photography.

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In case you missed my last post - I'm celebrating finishing up my new studio and kicking off the new season with a GIVE-AWAY. A FREE Photo Shoot (which includes a sitting either in studio or at a location of your choice and you will receive about 30 fully edited images on a high res. DVD to print as you like). Just leave your name (saying you're entering the give-away) and we will draw the winning name on Sunday Sept 11th.
Here's the link to the post I put up on Sunday explaining it all.
You can also find details on my FaceBook pages.
Either Wanda Peppin Malfara or
Wanda Malfara Photography

Hope there are some nice cool breezes blowing where you are.
Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Studio is up and running !

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...and we are ready to roll!!!

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There! I said it.
But the good news is - I'm on the wagon.

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The summer started with cleaning, purging and organizing the kids "stuff" (and I'm not proud to say that they were getting worse than me....eeeek!).
Then we started on my/our "stuff". I want to be able to work comfortably throughout the year as we have fabulous natural light in our loft and if I can move around and shoot with some distance, I needed to clear out a mess of "stuff".
So, that's exactly what I did.

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It took just about the whole summer because I had a flurry of shoot to do and everyone booked all at once. I was happy for the business but it took forever to finish my "little" project.
With over 500 sq. feet of floor space and a 9 foot cathedral skylight, it really is a perfect studio. (Which is what it originally was built for till the kiddos took over.)

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So, to celebrate my new space - and to launch the new fall season, I'm doing a give-away for local people (unless you see a roadtrip in your near future).
A FREE Photo shoot!!!
All you have to do to enter is: leave a comment here below
or on my Facebook personal page
and "like" me. ('cause I know you do. You do, don't you?)

Please leave me your name.
Or e-mail me, mentioning the give-away, and I'll enter your name that way.
We will randomly pick a winner (well....the kids will from a hat) and the winner will be announced and receive a free photoshoot with me either in my studio or at a location of your choice anytime this year.

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I'm so excited to be working in all this space and look forward to a great new season. And can't wait to meet the winner of my free photo shoot give-away!!!

Happy Lavour Day!