//Google Plus Verification Google+

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Like many of you, this time of year gets very hectic for me.  I have been juggling my day job, my photography, my family, and my friends.  I have not had much time for posting.  For this I apologize.

I will make it up to you in the new year, I promise!

Until then, I hope you all have a safe, happy, productive holiday, filled with the ones you love, good times, and thoughtful contemplation of the things that mean the most to you.  May 2011 be good to you!

  -David Williams

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Geoff and Heidi

First of all, I would like to thank Geoff and Heidi for allowing me to put a couple of their photos up on my blog. It goes a long way towards getting my name out there.

Shooting their portraits was a blast, and the little one was such a joy.



I would like to remind my readers that I shoot Family portraits for $75

Once the photo session is finished you can select your proofs for printing. There is NO OBLIGATION TO BUY.  If you don't like the photos I present to you for sale, you do not have to buy them.  You can reschedule another session at NO COST (prints are NOT free).  I won't be happy until YOU are happy.

I charge a flat rate for each photo printed:

4x6 $10
5x7 $25
8x10 $35

Larger prints, and/or full resolution digital files $100 each.

There are a couple discounts I am offering right now:

20% discount on the session fee for those who sign a model release so I can use their likeness on my blog and/or website. Rates are current as of this posting, but are subject to change. Contact for current rates.


If you refer a friend for a payed photo session, I will refund you for 50% of your session fee, pending payment made by your referred friend.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2010 Santa Claus Parade


Mail carrier was taking letters to santa.


The big man himself.



 Steven Fletcher



Friday, October 8, 2010

Fort Whyte

Who in their right mind gets up at 4:30am on a day off?  A photographer!

I took some time from work to visit Fort Whyte Alive this week.  It was a beautiful crisp autumn morning, and I was up doing some experimental photos at the Winnipeg International Airport (I arrived too late and didn't get set up before first light, so the photos didn't turn out.  UP EARLIER next time.)  So I headed over to Fort Whyte to check out the 2010 fall migration.

The star of the show as usual, is the Canadian Goose.  LOTS OF THEM!  When I first approached, I think I was one of the first visitors of the day, and the geese all scooted over to the other side of the lake.  So I hunkered down in my best stalking form and crept to the waters edge, and promptly sunk up to my ankles in wet sludge.  GREAT START.

When I pulled myself out, I found a nice comfortable spot a little higher up the bank, and settled in for a long wait.  It was still a little chilly, and I noticed my breath was visible in the warm golden sun.  Eventually the flotilla started to relax and fill up the whole width of the lake again.  Birds, as far as the eye can see.


I snapped some shots of smaller groups coming and going.  This was almost a constant thing.  I wonder what makes them decide now is the time.  I also wonder if they left as the same group they were when they came.  They all look the same to me, so I couldn't tell you.  If you know, let me know!

They really are spectacular, and made for some really nice, almost painting like shots.


I finally decided there was much more to see, so I moved up the road and came across these guys skirting around the bison field.  They were totally aware of me, and were making a hasty retreat.

On my way to see the bison, I stopped at the sod house.  No you English pervert, it's a house made out of grass.  Quite cozy.  But it's not winter yet!  What a time to live that must have been.

The bison themselves got a visit from me much later in the morning, and when I caught up with them, they were lazily milling about shooting flies and mosquitoes with their tails.  Most of them were laying in the grass.


As I approached the fence for a closer shot, the herd all got to their feet, and the bigger ones put themselves between me, and the young ones.

I wasn't about to argue with them.  Even though there was a fence between them and I, I was still nervous.


From up in the tree-house, I saw the first group of school children of the day excitedly run up to the bison watching hill to see who could be the first to look through the permanent binoculars at the top.  You could also see the giant replica stockade, representing how the natives used to hunt these giant beasts.



I could not help but admire the strange beauty of the concrete factory looming in the distance.


 I stopped at the prairie-dog town.  I was slightly amused at the nice little enclosure that surrounds the burrows where these little guys live.  But they have numerous "doorways" outside the gates.  I guess the fence is more to keep predators and school children out, than to keep these guys in.

I rounded out the day by watching the wee birdies flit and flutter through the trees looking for food before the snow flies.


All things considered, it was a great day off.  My foot dried off by noon, and I loaded up the car and headed home.

If you have never been out to Fort Whyte, I highly recommend the trip.  It has self guiding trails, very friendly and helpful staff, things to eat and drink, and lots to learn!  I saw a lot of it, but I didn't see it all, and I posted only a fraction of what I saw.  Check it out.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Riding Mountain

Only a two and a half hour drive from Winnipeg is Riding Mountain National Park.  It was quite busy for so late in the year, but who can blame us?  The weather has been great this year!  I hope to get out to see the park again soon.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

September Portraits

It's the best time of year for portraits.  If you have not yet booked an appointment, now is the time!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September Long Weekend

 Another September long weekend has come and gone. We had great weather this year. I had a blast shooting the natural world, capturing the final colours and tones of Summer. I hope the weather continues to impress as the world takes on the autumn grandeur! Book your fall family portraits soon! The colours don't last long!

Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Biking to the Viking (2010)

I had a chance to volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, this past weekend. The 2010 "Biking to the Viking" was a hoot. I met so many nice people, who were dedicated to helping those with MS.  It was an early morning, especially for a Saturday.  It started to rain shortly after the cyclists started to pass my rest stop.  Most of them kept on smiling and having a blast.  I think cyclists secretly revel in that type of weather.

Unfortunately it kept getting my gear wet.  Ah well, nothing was damaged, as far as I can tell.  Hopefully they have a bit better weather next year.

Canada has the highest rate of occurrence of the disease in the world.

Check out the website if you wish to volunteer, make a donation, or just want more information.


Posted by Picasa