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Photo Diary 2011, Volume 4


First of all – HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! So this is the last 2011 volume of my Annual Photo Diary. I divided the year into quarters and picked 20 for each quarter. So these are the photos from October to December 2011 that I feel represent my best work and experiences. As always I did a lot of fall shoots since it is my favourite time of year…

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 1st, 2011 Houria & Ahmed’s wedding was so beautiful! Obviously she looks just stunning in this shot taken outside the courthouse. Keep an eye out their full blog will be up soon also!

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 1st, 2011 I had to add another one from Houria & Ahmed’s big day showing the whole wedding party. I loved working with all of them, big wedding parties always make for awesome group shots!

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 2nd, 2011 Today our friends Andrea & Andrew came down from Kitchener with the little ones to visit and do a shoot. We avoided the rain and grabbed some fun shots downtown by cool graffiti. The boys were messing with me and didn’t want to smile, but after we played zombies for a bit they warmed up ;)

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 7th, 2011 So this was my first shot with model/costume designer Stephanie and I love working with her! Stephanie you are awesome to shoot, I’m glad we did so many shoots this year and I can’t wait to come to Guelph and visit you and shoot more! I loved this Mystique shoot, it was hard to pick which one to use, but I think this one was the most epic ;)

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 8th, 2011 It was a lovely, warm, sunny fall day. I know I say this a lot, but it really was a perfect day for a wedding. Candice & Chris your day was amazing and don’t worry your photos are coming a long great and I can’t wait for you to see them all and your albums!

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 8th, 2011 Another of Candice & Chris, I think they ended up using this one for their Thank You cards. Keep watching my blog as this full wedding will be posted soon!

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 9th, 2011 I love this maternity shot of Allison & Manny, he is such a good dog! He actually listens and now he is so good with the new baby :)

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 9th, 2011 We went outside to get a few more maternity shots of Allison & Scott together. It was close to sunset and the lighting was magical, here’s the full blog.

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 15th, 2011 Becky & Ryan’s big day is here, they couldn’t stop kissing! Despite it being a chilly, stormy day, they kept eachother warm and the sky made for a ridiculously beautiful backdrop for photos. So I was loving it!

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 15th, 2011 Another shot of Becky & Ryan, while I was shooting this I knew I was going to make it Ansel Adams style black & white. This wedding will be on the blog eventually too!

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 16th, 2011 I fell in love with the little bulldog Rupert! I was considering stealing him, but I didn’t think my clients would appreciate that too much ;) Here’s the full blog.

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 23rd, 2011 Ok so this was my first ever Zombie walk and I was amazed at how many people came and how into it they were! This girl was seriously playing the zombie part well! I am never going to miss one again, next year I might even become a Zombietographer, lol.

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 23rd, 2011 One more from the Zombie Walk hoard, I felt my heart beat a little faster with all these Zombie’s trying to eat us, lol. Here’s the full post.

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyOctober 30th, 2011 So today I had the pleasure of shooting Dina & her best friends. It’s always nice to work with such a fun group of ladies! Your photos are almost ready girls, I am waiting on the photobook which is going to look awesome! These girls will be up on the blog in the new year as well ;)

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyNovember 12th, 2011 This was my last wedding of the year! Leanna & Andrew had a beautiful Windermere Manor wedding, this was shot just after sunset in front the The Grand Hall. They will be on the blog next year also!

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyDecember 18th, 2011 Allison finally had little baby Olivia, and she is perfect! Here she is only 10 days old, but she is already alert & beautiful. I can’t wait to watch/photograph her growing. Allison just sent me her choices to edit from this shoot, so Olivia’s blog will be posted soon too.

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyDecember 19th, 2011 So Stephanie contacted me last minute to say she could come down to London to visit if I wanted to shoot a bunch of her costumes. So of course I said yes! Here she is as Asuka from Evangelion in her Kimono outfit. It was cold but Steph is a real trooper!

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyDecember 19th, 2011 And this is from the same day, here is Stephanie as Asuka again, but this time in her Gothic Lolita outfit. Thanks to Fanshawe College for letting us shoot there!

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyDecember 20th, 2011 The next day we shot some more, this time at Western, which worked out great for this shot of her as Haruhi from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. We had so much fun wandering & shooting and there’s lots of funny outtakes of Stephanie messing around ;)

London Ontario Photographer Dana Harper PhotographyDecember 20th, 2011 So this is the last shot before the Holidays. On more of Stephanie as Haruhi in her Santa outfit, Merry Xmas! Here’s the full post with a silly bonus video.

So that concludes my Photo Diary 2011. Going through all my photos from the year and putting these blogs together is really neat for me to remember everything I did and think about all I want to do next year. One thing is for sure… I take ALOT of photos! Next year I will be doing a lot more work for Geek Girls and also doing more video & stop-motion. I will also be travelling (not quite sure where yet) and actually making something of wanderingdana.com at some point too… ugh sooooo many things to do and so little time! I’m just hoping 2012 doesn’t go by as fast as this year did ;) Anyway, have a killer holiday everyone, thanks for viewing! <3

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