Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation | Calgary Children's Photographer02.24.12

After completing the images for gala, I then received a call from the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation to commission Tot Shots for an important media event that week.  Trican Well Services was donating $5,000,000 to the foundation (the largest gift ever received by the Oncology department) as well as the doctor (and his team) that had been showcased at the Gala had received the world first clinical trial for a new treatment for children with severe intestinal failure.  HUGE day at the hospital and I was so proud to get to help.  With this being two weeks before we were to move, it was a little tight so I did the shoot and Jess edited the images for me.  I do have to say that the team at the foundation is an amazing group.  They truly put their hearts into their jobs.  I was a bit concerned when I started tearing up, during one of the mom’s speeches at the press conference, that I was not being very professional.  I apologized after only to have them say that they have been told that if these things don’t move you, then you should not be here.  We are SOOOOO fortunate to have such a wonderful facility and their team right here in Calgary.  I was so truly honoured to be able to capture the images for them.

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Candy Cane Gala | Calgary Photographer02.22.12

Early last year I was honoured to be asked by one of my clients to shoot pictures at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Candy Cane gala in December.  I do not typically shoot events like this as I am not equipped with a lot of portal flash equipment so I was a little leery.  When she went on to say how she knew I would capture the little ones faces and their excitement at this event I was sold.  Yes, the children get to attend this gala.  HOW FUN!  I then met with organizing committee at the foundation, only to learn that this was a huge event with 1300 people and with a goal of raising $750,000…yikes!  I needed to recruit – Jess and I would not be enough:)  So I passed along names of a couple of amazing event and wedding photographers Bill Marsh and Mark Wikkerink and was thrilled when they both generously donated their time as well.  It was an AMAZING event and the foundation raised almost $900,000 this year!  A wonderful evening for the children, their parents and the foundation.  I highly recommend it as a charitable event – it was a spectacular event focussed on fun for the children, in support of an amazing resource we have in Calgary. Here are a few of our images from the evening:)

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The first month | Calgary Family Photographer01.30.12

Okay, I had promised more client work but I have had a lot of people ask how things are going. So I have decided to post an update here first. I have set up a new blog to document our adventure in Southern California. The blog serves a few purposes for me…update friends and family that have been so kind with their notes and thoughts, a photojournal of our adventure (which will later be made into a coffee table book) and it will also serve as a creative outlet for me. I have had ideas, personal projects and goals that I have not made enough time for over the last couple of years. This year brings the opportunity for inspiration through more time with my children, the adventure of a new country, and experimentation/growth in my photography.

The new blog is located at http://jodyboryski.tumblr.com. I am not committing to a daily blog but do hope to have it updated a few times a week. I will not be adding a lot of text to it as I am hoping that it speaks for itself and the images will tell the story for us for years to come.

The first thing that I purchased (with free shipping and duty free – woohoo!) was a camera purse. I wanted to make sure that I had my camera with me as much as possible. A few pictures have been taken on my iphone but the majority will be with my DSLR. There will be minimal editing (as that is typically where I get stuck in the process of getting pictures of my children) – I take lots but don’t find the time to go through them. These will be mostly right out of the camera.

I purposely did not come back in January (other than to get the dog who was not allowed to fly over Christmas) or begin my U.S. business so that I could focus on helping my children get settled in a new country, new school and new family logistics. It was a chaotic month but we are getting settled and in a routine now. As we get settled we can now begin to enjoy the benefits of small town Southern California – definitely a different pace for this family:). We are in Redlands, Ca – with a population of about 70,000 and orange groves and desert hills everywhere you look:) We are renting a house at the edge of town – the other side of the street is desert hills. This brings some creepy critters – last week was a dead tarantula… and snake season begins in May…should be fun for my son:) With the summer temperatures being 40+ degrees, we were very interested in a rental with a pool. I was super excited when we found one (as I grew up swimming and teaching it). However, I have since found out out how cold the pool is right now and how expensive it is to heat. I have now solved this issue by purchasing a triathlon wetsuit – I am getting in that water! I am certain that the neighbours will soon be calling me the “Crazy Canadian”:) I am hoping to do a triathlon but have not got into road biking yet…going to conquer running these hills and getting back in the water first:)

California is definitely appealing to my love of fresh, healthy and locally grown produce. I do have to say that I was somewhat surprised to find that a few things that I have taken for granted at home are a little more of a challenge to find here (i.e. I have gotten a few looks when asking about spelt flour). I have now found my favourite things though, just not all in one location. We have amazing resources in Calgary for healthy eating.

I am back in Calgary this week completely booked and SOOOO excited to get back to my business. More this week from the end of 2011!

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Calgary Newborn Photographer11.29.11

I blogged one of the images from this session but had to follow up with a few more.  Big sister was such a darling:)

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Follow up | Calgary Family Photographer10.17.11

I thought that I better follow up the last post with more of this gorgeous family and the toddler a little less blurry:)  They have already seen a sneak peek of their images and the mom’s feedback was – “You have caught the essence of our family.”  This is the best compliment that I could receive as this is exactly what I have set out to do:)calgary family photographer5

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