It was a really funny morning and Donny was such a great host to the 5 winners who got to have breakfast with him.
Blog - Portrait Photographer Travis Allison
Between Christmas and New Years I got a call from Monica from Heart FM. They were looking for a Woodstock photographer to take a picture of their on-air personalities for the up-coming What's on Woodstock.
Everybody was very gracious as I worked around them in big studio and the news room to set up and test my lights for this shot. Getting the light right in a room this size involves a lot of testing and Liz Wismer had an umbrella and flash going off over her shoulder for half an hour.
Thanks to Heart FM for having me over!
This afternoon of shooting was great fun (as always with Alicia and Conor). We drove out to the camp of a friend of ours' near London and shot around this great old mansion that is the centre piece of the property. Alicia was brave out there in her strapless dress... after doing a 15 km run in the morning.
Jessica came to me for some portraits to give out to her family for Christmas this year. Being the resourceful librarian, she found us an inside location at Knox Presbyterian Church (...who doesn't have a website. Really?) in Woodstock. I have loved the architecture of this great old church since I used to go to youth events there in high school.
And now I bring you... The Twizz*
* her camp name.
I met Shawn & Cindy at Alicia & Rich's wedding at the beginning of October. It was really nice to get to know them better on this Sunday afternoon.
I also appreciate that they were so willing to reschedule after I had an unfortunate acupuncture experience and had to bump them back a couple of weeks!
One of the last family portrait sessions of the season: Rachel, Tessa, Robyn & Peter. Peter is a great friend from high school. We have a group of 4 of us who are still close after 20 years.
It was really fun to shoot Peter and his family on a colourful Saturday in late October. I can't believe how fast the girls are growing up!
I've known Andrea (2nd from the left) for most of her life. She was a camper of ours and now is about to become a second year counsellor at CAIRN in Baysville. She was one of the lucky winners of a free graduation portrait session. You can see the presentation that these young women put together to win these pictures [click here].
Andrea (... but we call her Squire):
I have known Amy since we met at Innerkip Presbyterian Church when we were 4 years old. I had an awesome time shooting with her and Michael and their family this past Sunday in High Park in Toronto. It was a funny moment when Amy said to Nicholas "Do you know that Mommy and Travis met when we were your age?". Michael reminded us that the next thing I did after we met was that I asked my new friend to marry me. She is, also, one of only two people in the world whom I can stand calling me Trav.
Thanks for such a great day Aim & Michael! It was very fun to play with you folks.
Nicholas LOVES the movie Cars. It was hard to pick only one to shoot.
Do you feel like someone might turn out to be a performer like his dad?