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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Irma Isabella: Destination Photographer

I previewed a couple of photos from this shoot earlier in the year. These are of one of my best friends Irma. We planned on going out and shooting some of Mileydie Rojas's jewelery out on our favorite beach Maderas, and ended up with some interesting weather to work with. I hope you enjoy them.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Episode 8: End of the World. Welcome to Chile

We split up from the boys and crossed the border into Chile. This actually was a little problamatic for us. The area of Punt Arenas was protesting the governments raise in fuel prices in the country. Many countries had already evacuated there people from Chile because of it. On the bus we were the only foreigners trying to get into Chile. Everyone else was trying to get out. When we got to Punt Arenas the fires on the bridge were being put out and the people had won. I loved Punt Arenas I wish we had more time to explore but due to the protest it took a lot longer to enter the country then we thought it would. We headed to the middle of Chile to the coastal town of Valparaiso. The most bizarre city I have seen. Although sketchy you can't help but want to be there and explore. So enjoy the episode

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Episode 7: Patagonia- Argentina Cont`d

Boogie, Boogie, Boogie, (ROBO BOOGIE)... this was the soundtrack of my life while we road tripped through patagonia in our rental car. Patagonia is a strange place. For hours and hours everything around you looks exactly the same just tundra like ground, the odd vicuna eating some brush and nothing as far as the eye can see. Then all of a sudden you hit the mountains. Within a couple of hours you can find yourself in the picture perfect town of Calafate, where the food and the wine is so good it almost makes you want to cry. Resembling Banff or Whistler make sure you stock up on items made from their very own Calafate berry. Only an hour from Calafate you will find Perrito Moreno. The largest Glacier outiside of Greenland and Antarctica. It is the only Glacier in the world that is continuously growing, and the thunderous sounds and creaks it constantly uses to threaten a piece falling off make it a great sight to see. We concluded our Patagonia trip with a 50km hike to the 3 lagoons at the base of Mt. Fitzroy. We did the trip in 1 day and my bum sure felt it the next day. It was hard to even stand when we made it back to town. I hope you all enjoy the film

Friday, September 30, 2011

Episode 6: March of the Penguins- Argentina Cont'd

( My attempt at a Fine Art Image)
We headed to Buenos Aires, and experienced the euro style city with the latin flair. When I was little I had a bit of an obsession with Evita aka Eva Peron, so seeing Casa Rosada, as well as her mausoleum with the inscription "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" on it pretty much made my BA experience. We didn't have a lot of time or money to spend in Buenos Aires but someday I would love to go back.

We caught a flight to Trelew ( because it was the only flight heading towards the south that was available) with hopes that we would find our way to Patagonia from their somehow. When we arrived we found out that the largest Magellenic Penguin Colony outside of Antarctica was only an hour away. It was an amazing sight. Hundreds of thousands of Penguins surrounding you and waddling across your path. We ended up falling into a little valley full of immigrants from Wales and went for a spot of tea at a traditional welsh tea house. All in all it was a fun little side trip before the over night bus to Patagonia
Enjoy the film

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pre Wedding Editorial Photos

A new fad in the fashion photography industry is to take gritty photos of the models putting on their makeup, wearing the robes, and getting dressed. I really loved the results of these fashionista photos and wanted to apply this editorial style to some pre wedding shots I did for a my friend Jillian. It;s always fun being with the bride in the morning as she goes from nervous, to giddy, to emotional, to excited and back again. Documenting those moments are so different from the rest of the day and a lot of fun, allowing you to take the time to really capture the moments in a photojournalistic way.
Hope you enjoy them

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2 years and counting!

Last week Kel and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. We have a pact where each year we alternate. One of us plans a day of fun, and the other buys a gift. This was my year to plan, so I took Kelly rock climbing in Squamish. I think I found my new favorite hobby. We took a day long course in top anchoring, and learnt all of the safety requirements. Afterwards we drove to Whistler got gussied up and went out on the town. I think I planned a perfect day if I do say so myself, but Kel still trumped me with an even better gift. A boxweiler puppy who we named Cuzco. Here are a few pics from from the mini adventure and of the latest inhabitant of our home.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Episode5: Gone Fishing - Argentina Cont'd

We started our journey south to the end of the earth through San Ignacio Mini, and Ibera.
Jesuit Ruins, Kayaking in Anaconda infested waters ( Our guide said that they have a tendancy to eat whole cows off of the shore) , 4x4 ing/ hitchiking to an estuary full of cayman, capyabaras (ROUS'S i love the princess bride) and Piranahas. Getting to these areas was a bit ridiculous but worth the ridiculous trip and the sleep on the ground (picnic bench if your jaie).

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Episode 4: Iguazu Falls Argentina

We met up with Jaie and Wesley in Iguazu Argentina, and had a fun filled day of taking in Iguazu Falls. Bigger then Niagra Falls it is one of the biggest waterfalls on earth. It was incredible to see and to get as close to the falls as we did. Enjoy the film and yes the sky really was that blue that day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Episode 3: Lake Titicaca and Bolivian Border

After marvelling at the breathtaking (literally) Macchu Pichu we headed out on a train to Puno Peru. Puno is the city located on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. The highest lake on earth. There we visited floating islands made by indigenous people who spend their entire lives on them. There are over 1000 islands made out of reeds each with a different family living on them.

After we crossed the Bolivian Border and made a mad dash through Bolivia on an 18 hour train ride to get to Argentina.

Enjoy the ride

Episode 3: Lake Titicaca and journey through Bolivia from whitney arnett on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wandering Thoughts

Renovating, unpacking, organizing, cleaning. Probably the most exciting words to talk about when your thinking of moving to a new place, but end up being the most hated words a few weeks into it. So instead of looking in my bedroom at the endless chores that need to be done, I am going to blog about some of the random thoughts I have had running through my mind lately. Probably to just kill time, and make me forget that I need to try to scrub the old grout in the bathroom some more. I'm just going pretend it should be that color for at least a couple more hours.

* Low Fat Yogurt, Low Fat Milk, 100 Calories tastes amazing and you feel great afterwards. I
have a new addiction to Pink Berry and have made some excuse to end up in west vancouver to get it at least once a week. I think Kel is on to me though.

* I have a bit of an obsession with the Himalayas and all countries surrounding them at the moment. I can feel a bit of the travel bug biting me and I think Kel is on board for this one. This photo is by a travel photographer whose work I have been really loving Colby Brown

* I have done almost every kind of sport using a board. Snowboarding, Wake, Surf, Skate....but this one takes the cake for craziest use of a board I have ever seen. Bull (surf) racing in Pakistan. Apparently it is just as dangerous to be in the crowd since the bulls are not trained and never make it to the finish line. They just veer off into the crowd eventually until the "jockey" falls off.

* Foster the Peoples "Pumped up Kicks" has been my running song lately..well i guess it has been my cleaning song too.

So that's that, Cheerio

Friday, August 12, 2011

Episode 2: Breathing is Harder then it Looks- Peru

See more from our journey at www.thembackpackers.com Click on the arrows on the bottom right of the video to make the movie full screen.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kristin: Saskatoon Portrait Photographer

Girls grow up so fast! When I went from elementary school to high school, we had a small ceremony, but I don't believe I even had any real photos taken of me. This is in complete contrast to now and I love it! This sweetheart is moving on to grade 8 aka high school. It was a sweet and nostalgic shoot.So amazing to capture someone who is just at the turning point from little girl to young woman. Giggles, braces, and freckles merging with high heels, magazines, and cell phones. I always love it when I get the chance to photograph a true redhead they are so few and far between. Enjoy!