The BULB Ottawa Tulip Festival Craft Show

Looking for a fun Saturday event this weekend? Look no further than the fantastic Tulip Festival’s Craft Show, The BULB, taking place in Ottawa May 11th 2013 at City Hall.

With a focus on Canadian handmade goods, you’re bound to see something unique and original. Here’s a sampling of what you can find:

Exquisite #macarons made by #Ottawa business @HeartyBakery #yum

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Amazing macarons by Hearty Bakery

Artisan #chocolates by #Ottawa @kokochocolates

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Artisan Chocolates by Koko Chocolates

Unique #fiber #jewelry by @morgannathewhite

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Unique Fiber Jewelry by Morganna the White

Woven #copper artwork by @saywardjohnson

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Woven Copper Artwork by Sayward Johnson

Cute style pieces by @TwissAndWeber #fashion #Ottawa #Style

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Unique style pieces by Twiss and Weber

It’s FREE to attend, so check it out this weekend and go home with a super-special Mother’s Day gift, and maybe a small thing for yourself too ;)

For more information visit The BULB Ottawa website

Behind the Scenes on Tina Picard and Erika Wark’s Fall Fashion 2012 Shoot

I had the pleasure of joining Tina Picard and Erika Wark on their Fall 2012 fashion shoot!

Makeup Artist Melody Iafelice and Stylist Kirsty Macdonald worked their magic on models Rose from Angie’s Models & Talent and Laura from Models International Management.

So many amazing looks were achieved in so little time thanks to Erika and her team. Look forward to seeing the final images in print this Fall. Meanwhile, enjoy this selection of behind-the-scenes images!

Table for Two

I encountered this scene during a trip to the Byward Market. I’ve been feeling the desire to explore black and white recently, but it wasn’t until just recently in Lightroom when I realized this was a chance for me to experiment. I’m quite happy with the results above!

Behind the Scenes – Tools of the Trade

On a recent studio photoshoot I had the pleasure of meeting the very talented makeup artist Mandi Hutchinson, who delighted us in bringing an array of makeup varied enough to style a rainbow army! This gave me a wonderful chance to explore the domain of the MUA and see what mysteries lay within. As you can see with the three shots below, my curiosity was greatly rewarded!

Box of Wonders

Brushes in Bed

Rainbow Maker

I love how these images begin to offer a level of understanding of the makeup artist’s capabilities and value while also highlighting how little a non-makeup artist knows about each of the specialty tools above. Every item has a purpose, you just might not know what it is! I enjoy the way our brains try to make sense of scenes of complexity like these.