Several times a year, the organization Women of Influence hosts an evening speaker series entitled "Young Women of Influence" and I have had the opportunity to be a part of several of these events.
The most recent event held here in Calgary featured Jennifer Wong the Chief Operating Officer of Aritzia. It is always so encouraging and enlightening to hear young women who are successful in the business world speak and share their experiences, and Jennifer's stories were no exception.
If you are someone who is just starting out, or even has been in her career path for a while, these sessions are always a terrific way to come meet other women and receive encouragement and perspective from women who have been through challenges of their own. I cannot recommend them enough.
Every year on Mother's Day I join Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit photography to photograph the SportChek Mother's Day Run. This event helps to raise money for the Neonatal intensive Care unit at the Children's Hospital.
Here are a few shots from the day.
The amount of work and preparation done before the event even occurs is absolutely incredible. Volunteers are out in full force, very early in the morning. Here is a shot of some of the hundreds of water bottles that were laid out for all the race participants.
You might wonder who these two men are below, and why I might have included a shot of them, but every year I entrust my life in their hands. They raise me up on an enormous sky-jack crane that is usually used for cleaning windows on high-rise buildings throughout the city. They make sure that I am secured in with my harness, and they keep me company for the several hours I am up there covering the event.
This year was by far the warmest year I have been involved with the event. In years past I have shot this event in rain, winds, and even snow. I was ever so grateful for the beautiful warm sunshine this year.
Life gets so busy, but I am always trying to improve my photography skills. So if you want to see what that looks like, check out my personal/ professional project here. Daily updates.http://project-365x2.posterous.com/
I have to admit, the Blogging has to be one of the most challenging things I do. It always gets left behind when I am so busy shooting and meeting with my amazing clients.
So, here is a little re-cap for the last three months.. Hope you enjoy.
(And if the colours are looking funny, I don't know what to say, they were right when I edited, but somewhere along the way into the web world they have become degraded and are not nearly as nice as they were, I am not happy. Computers do not always do justice to artwork.. Another reason to see work in person to truly appreciate it)
A little birthday party.. Turning one.. How Fun.!!.. Glad I could be there to share in all the joy...
Waiting for her very first baby... She couldn't have been more patient.
When baby finally came, she was a little bundle of wrinkles and skin and beautiful pinkness.. LOVE babies.
Corporate events. Women of Influence Luncheon Speaker series.
Family together and getting ready to leave for great adventures. Captured moments just before a tremendous journey in life.
Stunning Portrait Artist. Fun to work with a Fellow Photographer.
Mandatory Family photos.. Besides.. I love this woman, even if she is my Mother in Law.
A perfect Pediatrician... I couldnt ask for more amazing clients to work with. Not only gorgeous, but I would LOVE to find a Dr like her to work with my children.
Brandie Sunley B.Fa, B.Ed