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I haven't blogged too much lately so I figured I'd touch base and give an update on me and what what's goin' on. 

I'm heading to Cuba to shoot Amanda & Colin's wedding in Varadero this week.  I'm pretty fired up to make our way into Havana for some very cool bridal stuff.  I'm also pretty excited that my 7 month pregnant wife, Jilly and our 3 year old daughter is coming.  It's our last family outing until our son is born in mid-April.   Then I'm off to Punta Cana for another wedding with a Newfoundland & Labrador crowd.

Speaking of weddings, I have 22 weddings booked for 2011 so I'm going to be a busy fella this summer and will shortly cap my weddings so that I don't stretch myself too thin and can better focus on my existing clients.  However, I do still have a few key Saturdays available this summer in case you are here looking into me shooting your wedding.  Some available dates are June 11, July 2, August 6, Sept 17, Sept 24 & October 1st.

I'm plugging and chugging through the coffee table books and slowly getting through all 16 of them.  I'm real pleased how they turning out and will have a "Best of 2010" book pages blog post later in the Spring.  My next three books are Jenny & Nick, Michelle & Mike and Rochelle & Kurt - then I will be into October weddings.  I know people are always anxious to see their books but with the wedding season ending in November and then right into Christmas shoots, I really don't get to them until mid-January.  It's in my FAQ and contract that they won't be ready for Christmas (I got three done before Christmas) but I'd like to figure out a way to put together these books earlier in the year.  Maybe I should just greatly raise the price on them so I have fewer orders.  Nah.

So, I built a large photography studio two years ago and designed it in such a way that it would be very 'kid-friendly' but I really haven't marketed that genre at all.  However, 2011 will be a different year for me.  Now in my 5th year of full-time photography, I believe it's time to focus my energy into the areas I love and chose a clear direction of my work.  Weddings are very special to me as I love the power and emotion of the day and that it is me contributing to these memories never being forgotten.  But I also feel a great pull toward shooting newborns and young children.  I've had the privilege to document a few births, photograph many infants here in the studio and now that I have a child of my own (and one on the way) and I'v come to realize I love everything about newborn photography.  It really brings me a lot of joy to provide new parents with beautiful images of their little ones.  While in Cuba, I'm having further work done to my studio that will better accommodate this market and in 2011 you will see more promotion and many more blog posts geared toward newborn photography.  I'll still shoot all the other types of photography but I don't want to be all things to all people.  I'll focus on these and be great at these.

Again, sorry I haven't posted much lately.  I know there are many who check often looking for recent work from me but with a wife who's 'nesting' (and has me cutting, hammering and painting every week) and with 16 large Wedding Coffee Table Books to do, my attention has been focused elsewhere.

Talk to you soon.

Trev

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Sarah: Hi Trevor, I found your blog/website through the tiny light foundation! So excited that you are involved in that amazing concept! Have a great trip to Cuba! :-) (missed you at b'ball on Tuesday! LOL) on 02.12.11

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This is Levi.  Levi's a tiger.  Look out for Levi.  Levi's awesome.

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Happy Halloween everyone!!  Here is Joshua to get you all in the mood to see the little 'Trick-or-Treaters".

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Last week Sarah & John were in the studio having their maternity photos done.  I knew Sarah way back in grade school (she was the one with the fiery red hair) but I met her again recently as she was the minister at Jo & Eddie's wedding.   We had a wonderful time together and I really look forward to meeting their little one.

 

Studio Maternity Photography

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Even though Cara is only 10 weeks old, her eyes just cut right through me.  I love this shot.

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Last fall I met Tricia & Pat when they asked me to do their maternity photos.  We went to Crystal Crescent Beach and spent the morning shooting, eating cookies and trying to keep warm.  Then they had the twins, Éva & Noah. Over Christmas I went over to their house and we had a great shoot with three generations in a beautiful festive setting.  Last week they came over to the studio and I'm thrilled... we got so many really nice images. 

You know...one of the nice things about my job is building life-long relationships with many of my clients.  I really care about Tricia & Patrick.  They are good people and I look forward to seeing Éva & Noah grow up into cute little tykes and getting some crazy-great images....for them.

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Last week I was in Cuba as the wedding photographer for Mandi & Mark's big day.  Abbey was one the bridesmaids and asked me to do a family photo shoot with her new little girl, Olivia, once they arrived.  We had a very fun morning on the beach and wound up with some really stunning images.  Everyone who was at Mandi's wedding had an amazing time, but now Abbey's family will have photos that will remind them of this wonderful week forever.  Coincidently, Abbey will also be at a wedding I'll be photographing in Halifax this weekend....and she's a bridesmaid again! 

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Lisa: So lovely. on 05.19.10

Sarah Carroll: These are beautiful Trevor and Abbey!! on 05.19.10

Sarah: This is such a beautiful photo of you all!! on 05.19.10

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This past weekend Nicole & Andrew Daley invited me into their home, just outside Halifax, to get the first official photographs of their newest addition, Rachel.   Rachel, who is 9 weeks old, was very easy to photograph (being so cute and all) and was shown the ropes by her big sister, Claire.  I had a wonderful time photographing the Daley family and I sincerely look forward to seeing them agin.

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donna: This one is amazing Trevor! Love it!! on 05.08.10

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Craig and I met in university in Halifax.  He played basketball and...well...I didn't.  He's a great fella and called me two years ago to photograph a maternity shoot with him and his wife, Marilisa.  Well being the first part of August rocking with weddings and just having Gabby born, I had to decline as I was completely overwhelmed.   I'm so pleased he contacted me again for his second child.  Marilisa is due in 20 days (yes, that's right - she looks fantastic) and we had a fantastic photo shoot in the studio.  Julia is a little over two years old and was so well behaved and so patient that is was easy getting great shots of them all.  I really had a lot of fun and can not wait to meet their new addition.

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Nathalie Cormier: Adorable! :) on 04.27.10

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Madeline (Maddy) is the very loved daughter of Chris & Amanda, whose wedding shot outside Halifax a few years ago.  Now, it's my honour to be their family photographer every time they come back to Nova Scotia!  They visited the studio this week and will be editing them next week but I had to get a few on (seeing how Easter is nearly upon us - gonna be 20 degrees this easter Sunday?? NICE!).  

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