Stewart & Jess // Listowel Wedding

Everyone who meets Stewart and Jess will understand when I say how great a couple they make together! I first met Stewart when I was dating my now husband a looooong time ago. Stewart was the MC at our wedding….as with many other weddings too I hear! When it comes to Stew and Jess, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect match for eachother. They’re just enough urban mixed with lots of rural.
Their wedding day was smooth, fun, personable and did I mention the delicious local food?? I’m not going to lie, people were having so much fun dancing that I was concerned we were going to fall through the barn floor…but we all made it and so did the floor!
Stewart and Jess, I love you guys and I’m glad that I was able to photograph your wedding for you! Thank you for involving me and we wish you the best of luck in the future. Muah!

Looking for local food? Check out Stewart’s family farm (Stonaleen Farms).

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After Session // Waterloo Wedding Photographer


For those of you who follow my blog, you might recognize Arlene and Steve! I feel like I know them a little too well 🙂
Although I didn’t photograph their wedding, I was really glad to be able to photograph their “mock” wedding!! It was pouring on and off (because it hasn’t been this wet in May since 1920) but we managed to sneak outside for a few amazing photos.
In truth, we used the opportunity to put together a sample for the cinema we are now offering at weddings!
Check out the sample we put together here and if you’re interested please email me.
http://vimeo.com/23283763

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The Raymond’s // Family Photographer Waterloo, Ontario

On one of the only sunny Saturday’s we had in May – the Raymond family met me at Martin’s Apple orchard in Waterloo for some fun! Bijal won her beautiful family a free session on my Facebook contest earlier this year…well, I should say that her adorable boys won the session!
Bijal and Jeremy – your family is wonderful and I was glad to be able to photograph them – thank you!
Love, Pamela

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April 10 – Children Mini Sessions

So every once in a while I temporarily lose my mind and offer a full day of mini sessions!

This means a few things for me:

  • I secretly love the insanity
  • I have a blast catching up with some past clients
  • I forget to leave time to eat
  • I get to help out a charity of choice
  • I need volunteers
  • AND I have fun doing it!

This means a few things for you as our clients:

  • You get to have a blast catching up with me! lol
  • You get an amazing deal
  • You get amazing portraits of your little one
  • Your little one will get to be featured as a model with Zara & Co.
  • You will have the opportunity to purchase the adorable work of Zara & Co.
  • Just in time for EASTER!

Here’s the specifics you were waiting for:
These are 15 min sessions with children only, ages 6 months – 10 years.
Believe me when I say I can do ALOT in 15 mins!
These are individual sessions, so one child per time slot. So if you have 3 kids you will need 3 time slots.
You will be viewing and choosing your photos immediately afterwards in studio.
I will be including one complimentary digital file & 4×6 print for you to keep and print as much as you’d like. You’re welcome to add to your session if you’d like to.
You will be asked to sign a model release for your permission to use your child’s photo with both Pamela Wideman Photography & Zara & Co.
Sessions begin at noon and will be done by 6pm – so that’s 24 slots available!

Sessions are $39 plus tax.
$10 from each sale goes towards the MS Society of Canada
Please note: I am asking that you pay for your session in advance by Email money transfer or Paypal.

I have the privilege of photographing the 2011 MS Walk in Kitchener – so look out for me there!
I am also looking for both photographer and non-photographer volunteers for this event if you are interested in donating some time. Please email me (pamela@pwphoto.ca)

HOW TO BOOK YOUR MINI SESSION
To book your mini session and make sure you get your preferred choice of time:

  • Email me at pamela@pwphoto.ca
  • Facebook message me
  • You may phone and leave a message (519-570-7077)

Thank you in advance for helping me raise some funds for the MS Society of Canada!

Pamela

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Stewart & Jess // Engagement in Stratford, Ontario

After the beautiful weather we had today, I am SO glad we had such bad weather on Friday and had to reschedule Stew & Jess’ engagement session! We met in Stratford, Ontario and took a stroll downtown for their portraits.
Stew and Jess are friends of mine and Eric’s; Stewart was the MC at our wedding almost 7 years ago!
I couldn’t be happier for them with their upcoming wedding! Love you guys!

Want to buy pork from a local farm? Check out Stewart’s family farm: http://www.stonaleenfarms.ca

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Live Forever

This weekend I had the pleasure of listening to David Williams speak at the PPOC-Ontario convention in Toronto (www.ppoc.ca).

He shared this great Kodak commercial that I would in turn like to share with you. It’s very short but very clearly explains why my job is so important and why you should PRINT your portraits.

If you take care of your portraits they are one of the only things you will ever purchase that actually INCREASES in value each year they age.

Take care of your portraits and they will live forever:

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The Results are in…

This Facebook contest was so much fun! You guys worked so hard to earn votes and definitely deserve these prizes because of it! The kids’ photos were from all over Ontario – from Kitchener, Waterloo, Listowel, Cambridge, London and even Sudbury! Leave your comments and congratulations below 🙂

We had 41 adorable faces entered and over 1200 votes over the course of two weeks – WOW!
Thank you to everyone who entered and also who voted 🙂

HERE ARE THE RESULTS:

1ST PLACE goes to Zara!
Zara & her family have won a free session & $500 to spend ($750 value).
Please email me to claim your prize (pamela@pwphoto.ca)

2ND PLACE goes to Devin & Gavin!
Devin & Gavin’s family have won a free session & a 16×20 Canvas ($450 value).
Please email me to claim your prize (pamela@pwphoto.ca)

3RD PLACE goes to Logan!
Logan’s family have won a $250 gift certificate.
Please email me to claim your prize (pamela@pwphoto.ca)

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FUN facebook CONTEST

I have been talking about having a facebook contest for a looooonnnng time now. Well finally NOW is the time!

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
1. Email me an image that you have taken (no professional images please) of your kid(s) to pamela@pwphoto.ca and I will post it on my facebook business page (PAGE LINK). Include your kid(s) first names only and age(s). You can also upload them to the facebook page yourself if you like. To do so, simply click on the “photo” link just above the wall.

2. Once your image is loaded onto the facebook page you can go there and tag yourself in the image if you like (not necessary though).

3. Share my facebook page link on your personal facebook page and ask your friends and family to go vote for your image. How they vote is by “liking” the image. (Let them know they will need to “like” the page to be able to vote.

4. The image with the most “likes” from friends and family will be the winner.

5. Deadline for entries will be February 4th at noon (EST). Voting ends on February 10th at midnight. The winner will be formally announced on both the blog and facebook page.

1st prize

A Portrait Session & $500 credit to spend on your portraits
($750 value)

2nd prize

A Portrait Session & 16×20 Canvas Gallery Wrap
(Valued $450)

3rd prize

A $200 Gift Certificate towards prints and products.

RULES

No professional images
Only one entry per family
Contest open to anyone willing to travel to Waterloo, Ontario.
Not valid for sessions currently booked.
Votes must come from people in your facebook network. Your friends and family may also post your link to their facebook network to help you earn votes.

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Photo Workshop at my studio // Waterloo, Ontario

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WEDDING CHALLENGE

Well the Bingemans wedding show was this weekend and it was fun as usual! In the wedding spirit I have a challenge for all of you brides and grooms!

If you can email me with the answer to the question below before Jan. 14, 2011 at midnight – I will give you $250 off my (Pamela) wedding package!

QUESTION: What professional association are both Heather and Pamela members of?

GOOD LUCK!
Pamela

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