Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography: Blog https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) Sat, 15 Sep 2012 04:17:00 GMT Sat, 15 Sep 2012 04:17:00 GMT https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/img/s/v-5/u554537598-o708942912-50.jpg Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography: Blog https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog 80 120 Website Update! MmeShutterfly | Melissa Crannie | Owen Sound - Grey/Bruce Photographer https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/9/website-update-mmeshutterfly-melissa ... hope you're all enjoying the same very lovely Fall sunny day that I am here today!

I have been working at adding a fresh new look to the Mme Shutterfly Website... which has needed some TLC for quite some time now. As usual, it's been super busy and getting to that task has been a tricky one!!
I'm happy to say it's up and running and I will be tweaking little things here and there to add some creative flare it so deserves!

Have a peek and Enjoy!

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Just an FYI...I've had a great response to the Fall Mini's I'm offering for the 1st time this year! I have a few spots left this fabulous event on October 13th, contact me to book!!

Thanks- Melissa

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BOOK NOW SPACE IS LIMITED!! MmeShutterfly | Fall Minis | Special Promo https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/9/book-now-space-is-limited-mmeshutterfly I don't typically offer Fall Minis... but their's a 1st time for everything plus this beautiful sunny Fall day has got me in the mood to offer something special!

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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) Family E-Sesh Children Fall Promo https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/9/book-now-space-is-limited-mmeshutterfly Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:38:00 GMT
Ashleigh + Cody = E-sesh MmeShutterfly | Melissa Crannie | Owen Sound Photographer | E-Sesh [a https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/8/ashleigh-cody-e-sesh-mmeshutterfly
I am truely looking forward to your big day!
You know you guys are awesome & I enjoy capturing all your special moments... enjoy your E-sesh post!

The countdown is on!!

Can't wait,
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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) E-Sesh https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/8/ashleigh-cody-e-sesh-mmeshutterfly Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:00:00 GMT
Nadine + Rob + Ryder = Famille MmeShutterfly | Melissa Crannie - Photographer | Owen Sound Fa https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/8/seems-like-just-yesterday-we-were Seems like just yesterday we were rockin' our mushroom cuts & playing on the schoolyard at Victoria, with shorts up to our armpits, running shoes & higher-than-usual ankle socks, with our oh-so-fashionable ball caps...

and then POOF...

Fast forward...we both meet our husbands right out of high school, share the excitement of getting engaged, the joys of each others marriages, and somehow in the midst of our busy lives, manage to remain friends & share the trials and tribulations of woman-hood from opposites ends of the world.
We've had children and become great friends, and always cherish our short time together [as we only usually get to see each other but once a year :( ]... and OMG, btw: when on earth did we become all grown up...?! 

Nadine my sweets, I do so very much enjoy our chats and catch ups each Summer when you are "home" from wherever in the World your teaching adventures take you! I always enjoy & look forward to the coolest little knick-knacks you bring me from all over the unique places you live or travel all over the world.  I live vicariously through you and love how we have so much in common that we always seem to pick right back up where we last left off!
You are one of my dearest friends
I am proud of you, your family, and all that you have become. I know you have so many more exciting accomplishments to surprise me with as you grow and blossom into even more awesome-ness [if that's even possible I'm not quite sure?!].
I am so very honoured and proud to call you my friend.
I miss you already and can't wait to meet for Lattes next year and share stories of the children, our husbands, lack of sleep, poop, vomit, and breasts, & how we try so very hard [as all amazing parents do] to mold our mini bundles of joy into fantastic little beings, that will grow up right before our very eyes and go on to do spectacular things!

Until our next chat xoxo
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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) Family Children Notes from me https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/8/seems-like-just-yesterday-we-were Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:35:00 GMT
Aunt Irene + Uncle Bernard = Wedding!!! MmeShutterfly | Melissa Crannie | Owen Sound Weddin https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/8/aunt-irene-uncle-bernard-wedding
Growing up each Summer we'd look forward to spending time at Red Bay with our cousins [Matt, Marcus, & Shaughnessy] and their Mom, our only Aunt on my Dad's side [Aunt Irene]. Although, we only usually got to see each other for only a week or so each year, I always enjoyed our time together and found it very hard by the end when we'd have to say our good-byes as we'd become so close by the end of our visits.
My Aunt Irene was always a big fan of my Artistic flare growing up and always encouraged, and even made me promise once [if I remember correctly ;)] to do something constructive and go on to do big things and put my creative talents to work for me... and well, I guess I kept my promise & turns out that I have! And how cool, that I could photograph such a memorable time in her/their lives. Thank you xo

Now, having met Bernard some time ago, I knew there was a little bit of forever about these two. 
You can clearly see their chemistry and the love they share for one another.
I am so happy that he is officially part of the family now [although I always felt he has been from the start], and I would like them both to know that I was very honoured to be able to capture their special day! Enjoy.

Much Love [your favourite niece], Melissa xo



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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) Weddings https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/8/aunt-irene-uncle-bernard-wedding Sun, 05 Aug 2012 13:01:00 GMT
My very 1st official Boudoire shoot-- Thanks Ash! ;) MmeShutterfly | Melissa Crannie | Owen https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/8/my-very-1st-offical-boudoire-shoot
The hot pics posted from this shoot are ones selected by myself and the model. Although I had MANY gorgeous pics to choose from that I would have LOVED to have shared, I felt that they should remain "in the vault" and only for the eye's of this lovely's husband-to-be!

Dearest Ashleigh has been a follower of mine for literally, MY ENTIRE Photographic Career [yup, 6 whole years!] She continuously comments and likes everything and anything I post, and is the biggest supporter and confidence booster I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She even told me once that she started blogging because of me, and I was completely flattered that little ol' me could have such an impact on someone just by what I type or post on the Internet! I just can't begin to tell you how wonderful this girl has been from standing up in others Weddings, to her very own shoots, and now one of my Bride's, as she prepares for HER WEDDING, which I am thrilled to shoot come the end of the month!

Ash you courageous Vixen you, "Stunning" doesn't even begin to explain how beautiful of person you are both inside and out! You have worked so hard and truely look AMAZING! Glad you took "the leap" and ventured outside your comfort zone and into the wonderful world of a boudoir Photography. I am completely honoured you chose me to capture this, something I have never offered before and feel I could totally begin doing, as I had so much fun shooting this for you!










 ...24 more days my sweets!
Can't wait~ melissa xo

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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) Boudoir Special Requests https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/8/my-very-1st-offical-boudoire-shoot Fri, 03 Aug 2012 08:30:00 GMT
Special Requests? ...YES PLEASE! MmeShutterfly Photography {MCP} | Melissa Crannie Photograp https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/7/special-requests-yes-please I thoroughly enjoy special request shoots! I am honoured when asked to capture special events from my perspective, as well as have the opportunity to document such events for wonderful little families such as this...  :)

I mean look at them...how handsome are these 2 little gentleman?! Man, I just couldn't get over how great the boys were when I arrived on the scene to capture Sebastian's First Communion. 
The brothers were complete naturals in front of the camera... and I must say, they get it honestly -- Mom and Dad were totally rockin' it too!!

Thank you so much for having me capture this joyous occasion for you all. Your energy was fantastic!!
Congratulations on your First Communion Sebastian!!

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Katrina + Neil || Mme Shutterfly Photography | Melissa Crannie Photographer | E-sesh | Owen S https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/7/katrina-neil-mme-shutterfly-photography Having known Katrina from our days of "pushing jeans" at Shoppers Clothing Co., I knew I was in for a real great shoot-- super sweet, this girl had no lack of modeling skills... and her future husband-to-be, Neil, was so noble and jumped right in!
The 2 made for an effortless shoot, I am so looking forward to their Wedding day shoot!

Honoured you chose me to capture your day you guys, I wish you all the best and can't wait for the big day-- ONLY 8 MORE SLEEPS!!!

Thanks Katrina & Neil :)

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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) E-Sesh https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/7/katrina-neil-mme-shutterfly-photography Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:36:00 GMT
Life as I know it at present.... https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/7/life-as-i-know-it-at-present
I feel like life on the computer has taken a serious back seat [other than editing images that is].
 I NEED TO BLOG something fierce...so much to share-- Eeeeeeeeeeeek!!
I have a pile up of shoots from this year to post it is simply  = CRAZY!!

Now, as most of you may know, we are in the midst of a re-build to our 125yr old home. We tore down 1/2 of  the old home and are in the process of bringing our vision & design to life!
Although we are quite thrilled to be taking on this major project, it has brought forth some interesting challenges with both our family & work routine!!
10 weeks at the Cottage without Internet was interesting for sure... traveling 45 mins to & from work in 2 separate vehicle proved to be pricey and very tiring.
We were thankful however to have a place to call "home" during that time, as the construction reached the point where our washroom was somewhat complete enough, and we could return home.
During week 10-11, we camped with the family in town, the weather was perfect but it just didn't quite cut it, we were anxious and running out of steam & certainly ready to get back into our house!
Week 12 and we were in... now to drywall, paint, side the house, put in flooring and add all the fun decorative details to pull it all together-- all while living in the construction zone!! Should be FUN times for sure!!!! LOL

Summer is a busy one for us, next week I'll do my best to post images from the build, Photos fur Friends [which was a tremendous success-- Jolie raised over $650 for the surgical fund at the OSAS--YAY!], & all kinds of shoots from babies to Weddings!!

Thanks for checking in and being patient while everything comes together, Fall bookings are in the works as we speak- contact me to book!
And just an FYI, I will be unavailable from Aug 9th-21...shoot me an email and I'll get back to you after those dates--thanks!! ;)

Hope you are all having a wonderful Summer!!
Enjoy the Sun,

Melissa

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"PHOTOS FUR FRIENDS" HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY JUNE 2ND!!! https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/5/photos-fur-friends-happening-this
The weather is calling for a bit of rain, but please know we've got you covered at this rain or shine event!!!
The first 50 people to stop by and donate & have their pet's photo taken will receive a "special little something" to say Thanks!!
...And speaking of THANKS we have SO MANY PEOPLE TO THANK for helping us with this event-- A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ALL [will be mentioned by name after the event in a follow up post with pics from the big event!!!]

The Community Cruiser will be stopping by so stay tuned to Bayshore Broadcasting [Mix 106.5] for live coverage of the "Photos Fur Friends" Fundraiser at Harrison Park THIS SATURDAY JUNE 2ND!!!!!!

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Mme Shutterfly ~ MelissaCranniePhotography: PHOTOS FUR FRIENDS - A Fundraising event by JolieB...: ATTENTION ALL PET OWNERS   [ or those of you that have a favourite toy or even a pet rock...  according to Jolie...lol ] Jolie of Jol...

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COMMENTS & KUDOS... Yes Please!! MmeShutterfly {MCP} https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/5/comments-kudos-yes-please-mmeshutterfly
Let's try that again ...for those on my mailing list that received a blank post in their inbox's yesterday! Sorry ;)
 
I began the MelissaCranniePhotography experience in the Summer of 2006 {I shot my Best-friends Wedding and things sort of "snowballed" from there...}

Word of mouth spread quickly for me and thankfully many appreciated my self-taught flare for Photography.
...6 yrs later and 75+ Weddings plus numerous Engagement, Family, Pregnancy, Children, & even birth shots later... I continue to grow and expand both my knowledge & clientele!

I love my job. 
I love the people.
I love the experience. 
I love the art of capturing people's "real-life" moments through my creativity!

I have accumulated a varied of e-mails, Thank-you cards, and letters from all my clients over the past 6 yrs. They make me feel proud and happy that I could capture & share a part of their lives, and leave them with something to visibly remember.
I have chosen but a few to display here on the blog, and every time a new one arrives in my inbox or mailbox I will try to post it and share the joy!

Thank you to all for your kind words ~ melissa xo 

WORD ON THE STREET:

"AMAZING!!! I was not expecting that at all.....they turned out soooo well Melissa we are soo happy and we can't wait to have you capture more of our precious moments in life!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!" "I was just so impressed with your work that I had to share........oh and everyone was so impressed with the talented photographer.....they didn't stop asking about you during the viewing!!!!!! :)" ~Amanda & Jamie

"Hey Melissa I just wanted say a huge thank you again for going out on a limb and agreeing to the whole night time wedding shoot! You did a fantastic job and although you said it's not something you're used to, or that you've done before...you've arrived!" "they [the photos] are exactly what I wanted and what I always pictured when I thought about doing a dark alley at night. I still can't believe that is us in them" "I just wanted to tell you thanks again. I can't stop looking at those photos!!!!!" ~Lindsay & Jason Vail

"Thank you once again for photographing our Wedding. The picture you took of us on the rock, we had made into @ 16x20 and is now framed on our wall! Thanks again."  ~ Nicole & Josh Kuzdak

"Thank you so much for all your hard work before & on the day of our Wedding. Thank you for cloning different hats that day as well! Much appreciated!" ~ Sherry & Ryan Knight

"They’re all so beautiful melissa!!!! congrats – you just keep amazing me more and more. I want to get married all over again!!! :D" ~ Nadine & Rob Switzer

"Melissa. You were wonderful! Thank you for capturing our special day. The pictures look great!" ~Cathy & Patrick

"We are so fortunate to have had such an amazing photographer for our Wedding day, and Engagement process. Your work is stunning, creative, and very professional. Also, you made us very comfortable and were wonderful to work with. Thank you!" ~ Katie & Matt Mervyn 

"Thank you so much for capturing our Wedding. The pictures, like our day, were perfect. You managed to capture some very important moments. Thank you for everything & all the best!" ~ Vicki & Matt Murphy

"Thank you so much for being part of our special day! From the very beginning you put us all at ease, and made the whole photo experience fun and painless! We love the shots you captured--and truely can't thank you enough!" ~ Rachel & Sam Jensen

"Thank you so much for taking the pictures at Ricki & Sarah's Wedding! You took so many great poses, in such great locations...you truely are a professional!  It was extra special having you as the photographer. This will be a day everyone will remember...and we have the pictures to prove it!!"         ~ Marlene & Rick Peacock

"Thank you so much for all your work! The Engagement pictures were beautiful and we are so excited to see the Wedding photos! Thank you" ~ Janice & Ryan

"I am so proud of you and what you have done with your photography, I always knew you were a creative person, and that is why we got along so well with your Wedding gown, it was a reflection of you “beautiful” and now you are creating in the same way. I wish you all the success that you can handle." ~ Pam Stonehouse

"Thank you so very much for your kindness, your creativity, & your talent-- you have created for the Brown-Pickard families a treasure of memories that can be cherished for many years." ~ Donna Pickard

"Thank you so much again Melissa for the beautiful photos of our two boys :) They turned out amazing!! ..." ~Charlene Bell

"LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics. THANK YOU SO MUCH!" ~ Katie Pickard

***If you have any to add, please feel free to comment or email me and I'll be sure to post it for all to see! 

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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) RAVE REVIEWS https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/5/comments-kudos-yes-please-mmeshutterfly Wed, 09 May 2012 04:42:00 GMT
PHOTOS FUR FRIENDS - A Fundraising event by JolieBeanShutterbug MmeShutterfly {MCP} | JolieB https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/5/photos-fur-friends-fundraising-event-by ATTENTION ALL PET OWNERS 
[or those of you that have a favourite toy or even a pet rock... according to Jolie...lol]

Jolie of JolieBeanShutterbug [a teeny tiny division of Mme Shutterfly {MCP}] is thrilled to announce that she will be "snappin' for a cause" 
to raise money for the Owen Sound Animal Shelter!!

This very talented 5yr old Photographer, will be photographing pets in the Park. Your minimum $5 donation will go towards a 5x7 print, with proceeds going towards the Shelter.

The event starts @ 9:30am [rain or shine] please arrive and fill out a small form with your contact info [this will enable us to contact you once your Pet's print is ready for pick up at the OSAS] & 3 quick pics will be taken of your pet!

 We hope to have a great turnout, so Please: Send this, Post it, Like it & Share it with anyone you know that has a pet... or fave toy -lol- they would like to have Photographed on June 2nd! 

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!

Fur her love of the Animals,

~Jolie & The Animals xoxo

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If you need more info, please feel free to contact me, Melissa, I'd be glad to answer any questions you may have surrounding this event or anything else!

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MmeShutterfly seeks aspiring young Photographer to take under her wing! MmeShutterfly {MCP} https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/4/mmeshutterfly-seeks-aspiring-young MmeShutterfly is currently looking for someone talented to take under her wing! 
The candidate would be an aspiring self-taught Photographer interested in one day having their own business- OR- perhaps an individual setting out to pursue post-secondary education in Photography... They MUST have a DSLR, some web/blog/Adobe/computer knowledge would be helpful--> A great personality & creativity a def advantage! 
Email me your application, or if you require more info. 
Pass this along to anyone you know that would qualify or be interested. This position has been passed along to the local High Schools as a Co-Op position. 
Looking forward to it! 
Cheers, melissa :)

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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) Need Co-Op student Advertising Notes from me https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/4/mmeshutterfly-seeks-aspiring-young Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:36:00 GMT
The Hopkins = Family MmeShutterfly {MCP} | Owen Sound Photographer | Family Photography https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/4/hopkins-family-mmeshutterfly-mcp-owen  I can remember the 1st day I met my friend Mitchell [the cutie in the pics with the biggest and very special little smile!] I used to provide care for him, once upon a time, when I owned and operated my very own Private Home Daycare. He, along with his lovely parents & I go way back... I think the year was 2002...?!
Mitchell taught me so much and had a huge impact on my life. Currently, I have the privilege of seeing him each day as I drop off/ pick up my little Jolie [they attend the same school]. 
Although he cannot speak the words, I feel he remembers me, as he greets me each time with a smile that brightens my day and warms my heart!

In the years that have past I have photographed the Hopkins-Shultz Family on several occasions, I look forward to it, as I get to photograph not only a very special Family, but I am given the honour of capturing yet another previous year in Mitchell's life. 
He's a true gift, and precious gem to anyone who meets him!

Thanks for having me capture some great shots of you and your fantastic Family Mitchell! ...You must have taught them a few things about having their photographs taken!! Well done :)

All the best and we'll see you at school-- Thank you Hopkins Family!

melissa xo

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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) Family Children https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/4/hopkins-family-mmeshutterfly-mcp-owen Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:59:00 GMT
Toby + Mom [Sally] + Dad [John] = family. MmeShutterfly {MCP} | OwenSound Lifestyle Photograph https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/3/toby-mom-sally-dad-john-family It's always a delight when someone purchases my photography services as a gift for someone they love!
Such a unique gift to get someone, one that lasts a lifetime :)

On the eve of the family's departure to Australia, I was able to connect with Tobey & his parents.
I was pleased to have been worked into what was probably a very hectic time for them, preparing for their big move & family adventure to Sally's [Tobey's Mom] homeland and all!

The 3 were very welcoming, and Tobey was a true natural... even though the little man had been to the Doctor earlier that day for his needles, he was such a charmer & he totally rocked it! ...Mom & Dad both did a great job too! 


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 I'm excited for your entire shoot to arrive to you all... there were some very lovely intimate shots with Toby & Mom that were just too precious to post, some of my faves in fact... hopefully special one's you'll truely cherish Sally!

Thank you again for having me, I hope your travels were enjoyable for the three of you & I bet your having the most wonderful time! [so jealous.]

melissa

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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) Family Children https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/3/toby-mom-sally-dad-john-family Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:41:00 GMT
His first word was "CHEEEEEEEESE!" MmeShutterfly {MCP} | Owen Sound Photographer | Life-style https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/3/his-first-word-was-cheeeeeeeese I'm realizing more and more, as my children grow, that they are complete opposites on so many levels!
You might think my boy here is quite photogenic... Ummmmm, no-so-much... 
He's got the smile & charm down, and has since day one! But man, he makes Mama work for it-- HE IS SO QUICK!
Not wanting to stay still for any more than a split second, I tried to keep up! All the while I here him smiling the word: "Cheeeeeeese" [which yes indeed, was his very first word-- and quite fitting I must add] he grabs a toy [any toy] puts it to his eye and utters that famous old phrase... SO DARN CUTE! Perhaps he will be the next to take up Photography, along side his Mama & Big Sis...perhaps a venture in the making one day ;)

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On the business side of things...

I am doing an early "Spring Mini Urban Shoot" next week only to celebrate these better than fabulous high Summer-like temps! Posted on the fb page [where any promos are posted 1st] First come, first serve-- only a couple spaces left!

Enjoy the sun,

melissa

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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) My Life Children https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/3/his-first-word-was-cheeeeeeeese Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:47:00 GMT
Me, the Shutterbug, and our cameras... | MmeShutterfly {MCP} | Owen Sound Photographer | The https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/3/me-shutterbug-and-our-cameras This Winter has been somewhat of a 'joke' for us northern enough to actually feel as though all the missing snow has been nothing but one big winter robbery!! Don't get me wrong. The nicer than usual weather has had it's perks... but for the most part, has left those of us who love a little winter wonderland, well, 'missing the white stuff'...

One 12 degree afternoon [yes, Celsius- for some of my unfamiliar followers :) ], Ms. Jolie Bean Shutterbug and I, set out with our cameras to take in some sights and make the most out of the stranger than ever high Winter temp!

Our shoot was cut quite short that day [at our 1st stop] as both Jolie & I forgot it was dance night!! With 15 mins till dance, and minimal pictures taken, we quickly rushed home--- and made it just in time for class to start!! Phew... 










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Until our next Spring like day [looking like next week is double digits again] and out to shoot some more L'il Bean!!

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I have all our family photos from 2011, processed and achieved... working on updating websites, blogs, office space and moving into Wedding Season 2012 with complete confidence and 100% excitement!! Spring sessions have begun, bookings are strong with room to add a few more!

Never a dull moment,

melissa

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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) JolieBeanShutterbug My Life Children https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/3/me-shutterbug-and-our-cameras Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:34:00 GMT
JolieBeanShutterbug {A teeny tiny division of MmeShutterfly ~ MelissaCranniePhotograhy} | Tak https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/2/joliebeanshutterbug-teeny-tiny-division She's 5. She super talented. She's mine... A little mini me & I love it!

Since passing down my 1st DSLR, my daughter Jolie has picked it up and started playing around with it quite intensively. She's acquired some lenses, a bag, and working on developing her very own style, as well as some basic editing skills on the computer. 
She loves taking photos and we've found a common interest we can share and learn together.
...I have to admit, it's nice that I will now be included in some of our fam photos, I missed that looking back on all the baby photos of Jolie, as I'm the one behind the lens 99.9% of the time!

From time to time I will post some pics from her collection and share those funny Jolie catch phrases and stories you've all come to love and miss seeing as Status updates on facebook!

It's fun and she's really super interested in this little new found passion of hers. I think it's pretty awesome and can't wait to share all that she's been working on!

Like her Mama, she felt she needed a little logo for her pics, she had designed her own logo and created her very own Photography name: JolieBeanShutterbug -- 'Jolie Bean' being her nickname from just a wee babe, the 'Shutterbug' she felt was like 'Shutterfly', which she found very cool from her Mom's Photog name..oh, and because she likes bugs too she tells me, she though it "just fit right"--lol.


So much fun! Enjoy ; )


YOUR JOLIE BEAN GIGGLE OF THE DAY: 

Jolie emerges from her room one day and says to her Mom "Mommy, I've picked out an outfit, but you're not going to like it, it's kinda "highschool-ish" for me!" 
Mommy puzzled, turns to her and says "Oh really, and what exactly does "kinda highschool-ish"mean anyway?!" 
She replies "It's cut way too short and super tight all over!"

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Jolie Bean, you rock, Congrats on your 1st blog post!!
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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) JolieBeanShutterbug https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/2/joliebeanshutterbug-teeny-tiny-division Wed, 15 Feb 2012 04:54:00 GMT
The Gravel's = Fam Shoot! MmeShutterfly {MCP} | Family Photographer | Sauble Beach | Owen Soun https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/2/gravels-fam-shoot-mmeshutterfly-mcp Photographing the Gravel's has become a lovely tradition. Having shot numerous occasions for the growing fam, I looked forward to our shoot at Sauble Beach... that warmer than usual late Fall evening!
The boys were super active [as all great boys always are] and Mom & Dad were working' it!








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Such a fun evening & always a pleasure. Looking forward to our next Shoot!
~melissa
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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) Family Children https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/2/gravels-fam-shoot-mmeshutterfly-mcp Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:00:00 GMT
Rori + Jeremy = TTD Mme Shutterfly {MCP} | TTD [aka Trash the Dress/ post Wedding Photo Shoot https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/2/rori-jeremy-ttd-mme-shutterfly-mcp-ttd Although the term TTD is becoming more commonly used among Photographers, still many stop and have to ask “what is a ‘Trash the Dress’ Shoot, & what’s is all about?” Here’s a breakdown: Trash the dress, also known as fearless bridal or rock the frock, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion and glamour photography. "Trash the dress" is [but not always] the art of destruction or deconstruction of a brides wedding dress to create a new "artwork" that the bride would be proud to display on their wall. It may be done as an additional shoot after the wedding, almost as a declaration that the wedding is done and the dress will not be used again. It is seen as an alternative to storing the dress away. The point of the session is supposed to be symbolic. This is the bride saying, "I'm in this marriage for life...therefore, i'll never need this dress again so it really doesn't matter if i wreck it."
And that’s just what we did… The 3 of us set out one FREEZING fall morning, along with the children as spectator/moral support [that’s right, this HOT mama just gave birth months before this shoot—WOWZA HOTNESS!!].

Rori, a SUPER MAMA, & Jeremy the supportive hubby, didn’t even hesitate to jump right in as though it were a balmy 30 degrees celcius. Teeth a chattering and nose a runnin’ I started quickly snapping away…


Our Post-Wedding session was quick and productive. The Bride & Groom did exceptionally well and even though they were frozen solid by the end, the 2 very much in love, let on like it was just another day in paradise!






































Thanks so much Jeremy & Rori, can’t wait for our next shoot together!!

~melissa
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mmeshutterfly@gmail.com (Mme Shutterfly | MelissaCranniePhotography) TTD {Trash the Dress} https://www.melissacranniephotography.com/blog/2012/2/rori-jeremy-ttd-mme-shutterfly-mcp-ttd Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT