Normally my blog posts feature recent work.
Today I wanted to introduce you to a fellow Calgarian and her Amazing Business- Sweetly Speaking.
Meet Barbara Forster
She has been operating Sweetly Speaking for nearly four years, but the business has been around since 2002.
Sweetly Speaking makes almost all their chocolates on-site and the chocolate is sourced from Belgium.
Sweetly Speaking has developed a method to create chocolates that are completely unique to you. They can create a custom mold of almost any object and turn it into an amazing work of art.
Yes, this sculptural piece is made entirely of chocolate.
If you are thinking about an ice sculpture for your wedding, they can create a chocolate sculpture (up to 5ft tall) instead.
White Chocolate, Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, they are all covered.
And of course, custom colours can be created.
When Sweetly Speaking first opened, their only focus was on weddings, but they have expanded to cover a much broader range of occasions and events today.
If you have a theme, they can create chocolates that suit it, whether it is soccer, hockey, cowboys, circus, if you can dream it up, they can probably create it for you.
Sweetly Speaking even has a liquor licence which allows them to create chocolate and wine (or other beverage) gift baskets.
For your wedding you can have chocolate wedding favours, a chocolate fountain, a chocolate sculpture, or even chocolate thank you gifts for your bridal party.
Who doesnt love chocolate.
Shot in conjunction with Edward Ross Photography
This is such an incredible wedding. I was absolutely overwhelmed with all the colour and detail available. There was, as I have mentioned before, incredible food as well.
The couple had themed their wedding around fine art, and even had the cake inspired by Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'... So fun!!
I love weddings. I think I may have said this before, but I just love looking at these shots following the wedding and I always fall in love with the couple, all over again.
(I could love them for the awesome food too. I have never been to a wedding that hasnt had incredible food.)
But honestly, the brides and grooms never disappoint.
Say hello to the S. family. IF you recall, I did a post called BABY LOVE. That was their new son. They were so excited for those portraits that we decided to do a second shoot outdoors when the weather was gorgeous.
When we went outdoors, their little girl came to life. She was so excited to see the ducks and geese at the pond.
Weddings are absolutely fantastic, and I love it when I come across a groom with such amazing style. The white tuxedo was so striking, I couldnt stop getting great shots of him. Not to mention he was a man of details, right down to the Louis Vuitton cuff Links. WOW!
Of course the LOVELY bride was no slouch either. She had the traditional Chinese red silk dress for the tea ceremonies. Hair pieces to match. And then a GORGEOUS white gown for the wedding ceremony, with an entirely new hair-do. AMAZING stuff!!
Shot in collaboration with Edward Ross Photography
This is J & B's wedding. They have to be the most FUN and creative couple that I have worked with to date. They knew how to throw a party for all their friends and keep all the wedding stress down to a minimum. Their wedding was just like they are, fun when it needed to be and serious only when it was truly appropriate.
I absolutely adored spending the day with them. But, I never would have been able to really capture all the great stuff I got without my assistant Claudia.
This will be by far, the longest, most picture filled blog post I have ever done, only because this was the longest job I have ever been on. I spent the better part of three days with this amazing couple, and was allowed the privilege of learning a small part of their stories and their love for each other.
By the end of the three days, I had fallen in love with them, and I cannot wait to see what will happen in their lives.
I had the good fortune to give them a whirlwind tour of the city while at the same time being their photographer. Had the weather co-operated, we would have traveled more outdoors, but none of us really wanted to brave the snow and rain.
Yes, they are soo in LOVE.. I absolutely adored spending time with them. It was relaxed, fun and full of LOVE...
Ok, and it was really, really hard to pick just a few pictures from each thing that we did... so, yes, there are way, way, way too many pics up here.. but I do hope you enjoy.
Compared to last year, the weather was miserable. However, we didn't get completely soaked, and the wind didn't completely blow us all away, so in the end, it was a success.
The JDRF had a goal to raise just over $460,000.00 this year, and they were able to manage to raise $450,000.00 which is incredibly close.
Even though the weather was not ideal, the crowd turnout was still very impressive. Here are a few snippets from the day. Even included some of the celebrity donor George Canyon.
None of these shots would be possible without the assistance of my team of volunteer photographers.Mark Laurie
, Drew Gregory
, Claudia Tecuceanu
, and Crystal Sujata
The Golden sneakers, awarded to donors and fundraisers.
Happy to be there, regardless of the wind.
Posing for a Team Telus Photo
Vish got the crowd warmed up before their walk.
One Very Happy Walker.. Maybe because she was catching a ride.
Away they went, down the Golden Sneaker Alley.
Almost to the half-way point.
Bringing it back.
At the finish.
Once again, Sunley Photography is the official event photographer for the Calgary Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes. The Walk is a very FAMILY friendly event and is really intended for the kids to come out and have fun, it isnt a super-competitive race, so feel free to bring the babies and toddlers for an amazing time in Stanley Park.Click Here for DETAILS
I would love to see some familiar faces, and would love it even more if I knew that some of you were making donations to this wonderful organization.I support this organization because I believe no child should have to live with this illness, I have seen two family members live with type 2 diabetes, and I see that even as adults, they struggled at times with managing. I cannot imagine a child trying to cope and understand what is going on with their body.This is an illness that impacts the entire family.
So, come have fun, and at the same time, perhaps you can help out a worthy cause.