Moving my Blog

Hey everyone! 

I apologize for not putting up a post in so long, it has been due in part to me moving my site to my own hosted domain.  It still looks mostly the same, but I will be incorporating my blog in my main site http://www.chrisliehmannphotography.com from now on!

Talk soon,

 

Chris  

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Jamaican Trash the Dress with Marissa and Byron

This is part 2 of Marissa and Byron’s fabulous Jamaican wedding (click here to read part 1).

When I first met with Marissa and Byron, they asked if I would be able to shoot a trash the dress session for them while we were down south.  I was so excited as this would be my very first trash the dress!  Little did I know it would be a bridal party session… even better!

The ladies decided to have a duel with their bouquets since they wouldn’t be needing them any more…. not sure who won!

Nothing like a little bridal ocean football…

To finish off, my favourite shot of the session!

Absolutely loved this shoot… so much fun getting the shots you normally can’t during the wedding day.  For all you future brides out there, a trash the dress session doesn’t actually need to “trash” the dress.  It can be as simple as sitting in the sand or lying in the grass; any stains can always be dry-cleaned out as well!

Thanks for reading everyone.  For more of my work, or for wedding/engagement pricing, please go to my website at www.chrisliehmannphotography.com

Cheers,

Chris


Jamaican Destination Wedding with Marissa and Byron!

This past January I had the opportunity to head down south with Marissa and Byron to shoot their wedding in Jamaica.  As far as destination weddings go, this had to be one of the best!  Who can ask for more… sun, sand, tropical drinks and Bob Marley playing in the background … all day long.  On top of all that, their family and friends had to be one of the most welcoming and easy going bunch of people I have had the pleasure of spending time with.

Without further ado… here is their story…

After grabbing an amazing breakfast at the buffet, we (Jess was my second for the day) headed down to the resort’s massage and beauty parlour to meet Marissa and Amy, her maid of honour for a few hair and makeup shots.

Ahh tropical drinks… especially refreshing on your wedding day!

After finishing off, the ladies decided to head back to their room for something to eat.  What’s for lunch?  The infamous jerk chicken from the jerk chicken hut on the beach (see Jamaica post) and a  Red Stripe, the iconic beer of Jamaica.

Meanwhile,  Jess was off taking a couple shots of the boys while they were getting ready…

Unlike ladies who typically take a couple of hours to get ready, men usually are capable of pulling it together in less than half an hour.  In typical fashion, after 5 min to toss on the clothes and 15 min to enjoy a drink, they were off!

Almost time for the wedding gown! I find this is the time when most brides get either really excited, really nervous, or a combination of both.

What’s a wedding without some champagne?

The officiant, relaxing before his duties

Congrats to you both!

There’s a funny law in Jamaica.  You need to be in the country at least two days (I believe) after getting married before you can leave.   Can anyone explain this?

One of my favourites!

Father and daughter, Mother and son

The iconic beach shot.  I just couldn’t resist…

These two were so fun!  Its couples like this that make me feel like I have the best job in the world

One of my favourite ring shots of all time!

We took a little break, then back out for some beautiful sunset shots

Next up was dinner at the resort Steakhouse.

And finally, my favourite photo of the day! You two will be so happy!

Simply amazing wedding.  Perfect weather, sun, sand and tropical drinks.  Who can ask for more?  Thanks to you both for including me in your special day!

For more of my work, or for pricing and booking information, go to www.chrisliehmannphotography.com

Thanks!

Chris


Jamaica!

I had the amazing opportunity to shoot my very first destination wedding this past January in Negril, Jamaica.  I have been to a number of Caribbean destinations and Jamaica has been my favourite so far.  Maybe it was the 5-star resort, or maybe it was the amazing jerk chicken hut on the beach, either way, I can’t wait to go back!

Here are a couple non-wedding related shots from my trip.  Hope you enjoy!

These birds were everywhere!  Still don’t know what they are called though…

This was probably my favourite shot of the trip!

 Thanks for reading!

For more of my work, or for shoot pricing details, please check out http://www.chrisliehmannphotography.com

Until next time…

Chris


Thanksgiving Camping at The Pinery

Every year my family goes camping for Thanksgiving, usually at The Pinery in Grand Bend, Ontario.  For those of you who have a love for nature, the outdoors and camping, but have not yet visited The Pinery, I suggest you do so!

Just a few shots from the weekend…

Can’t wait to get out camping again sometime soon….

Thanks for reading!

Cheers,

Chris


Michelle and Sean … NOT an engagement session

Over Christmas, I took a couple shots of my sister and her boyfriend Sean since they had never had any “professional” shots taken.  I figured we would forget about the professional and just go out and take some photos after it had snowed.  I got permission to publish these photos only if I made it quite clear that they weren’t engagement photos .. so hopefully I don’t get in trouble!

I have known my sister for a long time .. all my life.. and Sean for much less time.  Already, I can tell these two work really well together and I’m excited to see where things go for them!

Here are a couple shots … hope you like them 🙂

Always pumped to shoot family.. plus these two are fun

Thanks for reading!

To see more of my work, or for pricing information, check out my website at www.chrisliehmannphotography.com

Cheers,

Chris


Charan portrait session – train tracks and Webster’s Falls

When I first met Charan, we sat down and I asked her what kind of photos she would like to have taken.  She responded by telling me that she wanted me to capture where she is in her life right now.  Awesome! An abstract shoot that would allow me to flex my creative muscle!  I had no idea where to begin.

I asked her to tell me about her life and everything that has lead her to this point.  Eventually, I discovered that she feels as if she has been wandering, often with little direction, and is now at a decision point in her life.  She feels change approaching.  This was my task – capture a mindset, a feeling and emotion.

Here is how it turned out…