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Maria

Maria Ellis, Founder of MariaMichelle Fitness and Lifestyle Coaching and the creator of FantabulouslyME confidence and empowerment program came to me asking for creative head shots.

We had such a good time shooting these at L Hair Studio in Sherwood Park.

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True Health and Wellness

Last week I had the opportunity to visit with Jennifer Ly and watch her create raw food magic. Jen provides nutritional coaching for her clients (in addition to iridology and live blood cell analysis) through her business True Health and Wellness

One of the best parts about doing food photography is at the end, I get to eat.

Here Jen prepares green juice made from organic vegetables (and a bit of fruit). (I started green juicing a few years ago – its one of the best things I’ve ever done for my body).

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Next is a raw noodles, made with daikon and cucumber, with raw almonds, tomatoes and peppers. You might think you would not be full after eating just a bowl of salad, but this kept me going until supper time.

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The other side of Jen, is her amazing desert creations. These are raw coconut with cocoa and are amazing!
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This is my favourite type of business photography shoot. Taking photos of you doing what you do best, and your creations. If you are a small business, looking to share with your clients and future clients what it is that you do, please drop me a line!

And of course, if you are looking to improve your health, give Jen a call. Her website is True Health and Wellness

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Headshots

Here are some recent headshots I completed.

Michele McGarvey is a mortgage professional (and a super-nice lady!) Her website is available here Mortgage by Michele
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And Anita Stephanyk-Malo is a travel professional who specialises in cruises, Hawaii and Sandals resorts. She can be reached a 780-414-6053. She is also a ton of fun!
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Cafe Blackbird

Cafe Blackbird has a new French chef, and some great new menu items.
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It is a lovely cafe in Crestwood. Saturday nights there is live music, and every month a new, local artist is featured on the walls.

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Spartan Race, Calgary, 2015

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Edmonton Real Estate

This lovely 4 bedroom house is for sale in south Edmonton. You can contact John Su at 780-504-7016 to view it.
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Cafe Blackbird

On New Year’s Eve, I had the chance to photograph this wonderful food at Cafe Blackbird in Crestwood. I can personally vouch for the food, as I got to eat it afterwards – the joys of food photography.

Stop by and check them out. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, they host live, local music. They also host Paint Night, which is a fabulous date idea.

You can follow Cafe Blackbird on facebook, by clicking here.

There is also local art on the wall, and a lovely warm fireplace.

Go, enjoy.

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Using your corporate photographs

When I am hired to do a corporate shoot, it always makes me happy. As a photographer, I can tell when a business is using stock photography, which, while it can be beautiful, doesn’t tell much about the business I am researching.

Connecting with clients on a personal level, creating relationship and trust is essential in today’s business world. ¬†Photography personalised to your business helps accomplish that. Photography helps your clients, both current and future, see how you relate to your them in both a practical and emotional way.

When I photographed the Shaw Re-imagining Conference, they used their photos to publicize their event, and to create a report to share both internally and externally.

Here it is:

http://shawconferencecentre.com/assets/uploads/2014/11/14-12-19-Shaw-Conference-Centre_Report.pdf

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Re-Imagining the Shaw Conference Centre

I was invited by Incite Marketing to participate in the Re-Imagining the Shaw Conference event, both as a particpant community member and photographer. These are some of the images I captured from the Open Space event.

Over one hundred people attended the re-imagining and collectively brought over 60 ideas to the table, envisioning how to make the Shaw Conference Centre a community and business hub for Edmonton. Through animated and engaged discussion, the ideas were brought down to three.

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The day was captured on paper by local artist Taylor Reese, of Evolving Blue

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The day was summed up and we were all captivated by Rayanne Doucet, poet and Executive Director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival.

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Eating Local YEG

My friends Victor and Kathleen started their own CSA , Homestead Hearth (check out this link for one near you). Every week I walk down the street and pick up a giant bag of goodies. Then I come home and make soup.

This week there were lots of lovely beans. I ate some fresh, and then cooked up this recipe.

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Spicy 5 Bean Soup

2 tablespoons of garlic (or 1 head of garlic, finely chopped)

2 tablespoons of black bean paste

2 tablespoons of Sambal Oelek

Stirfry in 2 tablespoons of oil for a couple of minutes

add

2 cups of presoaked and cooked black beans

water to cover (I used only enough water to cover the beans and spices, as I froze most of this. If I was making it fresh, I would add a bit more water).

simmered for 15 minutes

add the fresh green, yellow and purple beans (there were about 4 handfuls, cut into 1-2 inch pieces)
cook for 5 minutes (I didn’t over cook this as I wanted the fresh beans crunchy – when I pull it out of the freezer, it will get heated for a few more minutes)

I will eat this with rice

There were lots of vegetables (broccoli, beet greens, swiss chard, lettuce, squash) that I eat fresh. All the root vegetables and the cabbage went into this soup. Its Alberta so I also added in the dill and some sauerkraut. I used a couple of veggie soup cubes for additional flavour

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My freezer is going to be full come fall!

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