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Shoot: Courtney

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Hey Peeps,

I have had the pleasure of shooting with the fun and photogenic Courtney.  She is currently finishing school and soon entering the medical profession(although I think she should keep dabbling in the modeling circuits) so you know she has more than a killer smile - she has a good head on her shoulders too.

We first shot on her parents beautiful property and then moved to a key location that I love to shoot in.  If you follow me on FB, you have probably seen some of these images, but I couldn't help but share.  A wardrobe change, an hour of time and this is what we caught.

Courtney is a natural at modeling, the camera loves her and she needs little or no direction at all - loved this shoot.

Thanks again Courtney for being a great subject - we will have to shoot again soon.

Michael Carty
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Derrick + Natasha

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Hey Peeps,

My first wedding of 2012(so far) is for Derrick and Natasha.  They are a sweet couple and they have no problem showing how much they love each other in front of the lens.

I can't wait to shoot their wedding and display all the excitement and fun everyone will have there, from what they tell me it is going to be a great night! (Hopefully we will all be able to get home in one piece...:P)

Below are a few more shots of the fun couple from their engagement shoot

See you in February guys!!  BRRRRRRR!! I'm getting chilly just thinking about it!


Michael Carty
Michael Carty Photography Website

Mike is a F@#%er

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Hey Peeps,

So I promised this edition a few weeks back, I had shot with two of my favorite models - Victoria and Sharon -  in a few locations, they were looking for images that were a bit more ris-kay and some for possible album art for the band Lust Boyz from BC, Canada.

We shot a good mix of work from downtown to uptown and below you will see some samples, but before I do that I suppose I should explain the title of this blog episode.  Now I have shot around this particular location before many times, as have many other photographers that I know.  But I have never gone around the back of this building before and Sharon had told me that it was spectacular - so I was game.  While they were changing, I took off around the back of the building to get a good look at specific areas to frame them in and the graffiti on the wall got my attention immediately.  Now before I show you the images, I just want to say that I am extremely able to laugh at myself, sometimes to the point of embarrassment if it is REALLY funny and I instantly thought that this was the perfect thing to shoot with the girls, Sharon promised me that she didn't know what was written there and I'm pretty sure that it wasn't written about me specifically(I hope...;)) and the following ensued - enjoy!

Now for the more family oriented shots, lol.

Time for more work and play

Chat you later peeps,
Michael Carty


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Hey Peeps,

I just shot a sweet, simple wedding this morning for my newest friends originally from Austria(currently in Switzerland), Gerhard and Doris.  After being introduced via email and our mutual friend Darren from The Harbourview Inn, we met for the first time last night to go over the specifics of their ceremony.  They have planned their wedding as part of their traveling through Canada so there are no friends or family attending, which makes me feel even more honored to be taking part in it - but that didn't mean that they weren't getting calls and emails from home to give updates to loved ones full of anticipation!  They have been so friendly and kind that I couldn't wait to post them here in my blog for you to enjoy.

This wedding was different from the norm, it was so simplified that I didn't have a package for what they were looking for, but I was determined that they get exactly what they were asking - and more!

After arriving, I took the rings and the bride's shoes and went all over the inside and outside of the house, taking creative images to capture the feeling of the day - as seen below:

Well that totally got the creative juices flowing and helped me get more familiar with the area, lighting and composition needed to shoot the rest of the afternoon, here are a few:

So I have to run, I'm getting ready to head back to the Inn for drinks with the newlyweds!


Michael Carty
Michael Carty Photography Website

Meeting Dane Sanders and Shooting for Lust Boys

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Hey Peeps,

This month I was asked by fellow photographer Dawn Melanson if I wanted to attend a talk sponsored by Atlantic Photo Supply being held at Studio 2540 in Halifax(thank you soooo much Dawn!!).The speakers were Dane Saunders, James Van Hees, Steve Richard, and Eric Boutlier-Brown.

These guys were all so great to listen to, they were down-to-earth, professional, friendly, approachable and had a focus towards their individual visions that was inspiring and refreshing.

It was a wonderful day of diverse perception, work ethics and giant cookies - delicious!

The highlight of my day was actually meeting an speaking with Dane about his book Fast Track Photographer, and his recent publication The Fast Track Photographer Business Plan(which I'm reading now).  They are a definite read for anyone seriously determined to turn their photography into a profession without burning them out, frustrating them to hell or make them give up photography altogether with a hate for it.  Both are terrific reads, with great insight and simplistic(but not necessarily easy) questions to ask oneself about who you are as a photographer.  Using these answers, you can better steer yourself towards the photographic career that you are uniquely designed for.  Needless to say, Dawn got a few shots of the day(it was a photography-based event right?)

 Well this is not the best image of me, but it was excellent pizza!
And of course, the ultrafan in me had to get a shot of Dane and I together, lol.

I also got the chance to shoot with two of my long-term models Victoria(who was just signed with a modeling agency) and Sharon, on a special project for some band art for Lust Boys.  We went to 3 different locations, 2 of which worked well.  The following is from the first location(the second will be posted in the next blog.)

We had a great time shooting these(as always, *pat on back*), and I can't wait to see how the rest turn out, they are(as I have explained to my wife) a little more "riskay-er" than anything that I have shot previously, but they do tend to go with the flavor of the band.

Anywho, again I suggest checking out Dane's books if you are serious about your photography business and all of the links in this blog for great artwork, artists, businesses and models.

Chat you later,

Michael Carty
Michael Carty Photography