7/16/2014

On the Run



I'll admit, I think I'm really picky when it comes to my concert seats! In other words, I wouldn't even pay for lawn seats just to watch my favourite performers perform on the screen when there is Youtube for that! I'd rather pay to see them live on stage y'know!




At the end of the day, I think the experience triumphs the expenses! With that said, I'm still in awe that my cousin and I got a hold of last minute floor seat tickets to Beyonce and Jay-Z's concert last Wednesday!!!!! When we arrived at the security gates, one of the guards pulled me aside and warned me that if I used my professional camera, they wouldn't hesitate to kick me out! Eek!




I was actually so bummed after I got that warning! However...



When all the lights started to dim to signal that the concert was starting, I discreetly pulled out my camera! Heh heh heh!!!



The crowd started getting up from their seats and everyone literally shifted up a couple of rows and Nancy and I ended up moving 3 rows closer to the stage ...to the EIGHTH row! With that said, HOW CAN I RESIST NOT TAKING PHOTOS WHEN I'M THAT CLOSE!!!!?




In a stadium filled with thousands of people, I couldn't handle how lucky we were to be so close to them!!! Nancy even whispered to me during the concert that this was the best birthday gift ever, which made me so happy to hear!





Jay-Z's (and Kanye's) album was the album I had on repeat all summer last year (I even named my blog posts after his song titles! LOL), so I was pretty much dying of happiness when Jay-Z started singing Tom Ford.




Beyonce and Jay-Z sounds SO GOOD live. I don't even know how they had so much stamina to sing and DANCE for two hours when I could barely sing ...while sitting.




It was so much easier to take sharper photos of Jay-Z since he wasn't shaking his hips every other second like Bey!



HOWEVER, Beyonce looked FLAWLESS in every photo I took of her. She's literally perfect in every angle.



There were so many times during the concert where I had to blink so many times to see if I was dreaming! It was unreeeeeeeal.




This concert was definitely THE HIGHLIGHT of my summer. I don't even know who else I want to see in concert anymore, my life feels so complete right now!!!!



Before I end this, I want to wish my favourite cousin & best friend a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Although our night didn't go as planned (finding a piece of hair in your dinner, missing the last subway home and somehow meeting a nice couple who gave us a ride home!), I HOPE YOU STILL HAD A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY!! Love you forever and always! xx

7/07/2014

Floor Seats



OH MY GOODNESS!!! I seriously cannot believe I got last minute floor seat tickets (ROW 11!) to BEYONCE & JAY-Z'S CONCERT FOR THIS WEDNESDAY! It's definitely the most I had ever spent on concert tickets but c'mon we are talking about Queen B here! AHHHHHH!!!!!!

7/02/2014

Promising



After my morning yoga class (can't believe I've been committing to it for 4 months now!), I remember Lillian texting me that Quy and her would be on their way shortly to pick me up! When I hopped in their car, they busted out all their camera equipment that I had the chance to use for their photoshoot and on their wedding day!



I was so stunned at their amazing collection of lenses, cameras and flashes!! When we arrived at the location they picked, the weather didn't look so promising. It eventually started to spit here and there but the couple was still down to shoot that day and as long as they were, I was too!!



I'll admit, I felt so much pressure when I was taking photos for them! It was my first time doing photos for an engagement AND my first time working with fancy (and heavy!) equipment. After doing a few shots of the couple, I realized that this was similar to taking photos of my friends! With that thought in mind, I started getting more comfy!





It also helped a lot that Quy and Lillian had ideas of how they wanted their photos to look like and what they wanted to capture! With that said, here are a couple of my favourites that we took on that day before the rain started pouring (and our bellies starting grumbling)!




This was definitely one of the highlights of this summer! Thanks again Lillian and Quy for giving me this opportunity!!! xx

7/01/2014

Special Place



My obsession with macarons started when I tried my first one from La Bamboche three years ago! Although I've tried many macarons from other locations since, I always find myself coming back to this little patisserie for theirs! I guess you could say they'll always have a special place in my heart.



When Alejandra told me she has never tried one before, I knew I had to take her out on a macaron date asap!! She told me that whenever she planned a macaron date with someone, something always intervenes. She told me that it was probably an indication that she was meant to try her first macaron with me since she doesn't know anyone as obsessed as I am. (I'M NOT OBSESSED...... ok maybe a little. LOL)



After her first bite, she quickly understood why I enjoyed eating them so much! Their hazelnut flavour seriously left a lasting impression on us and on our subway ride to work, we couldn't get over how good it was!! Although we had to sprint to work afterwards (like we usually do when we hang out before work), it was so worth the trip to get some macarons!! Check out her instagram for more fun photos from our day! xx

6/27/2014

In the Morning



As I've mentioned in my previous blog post, I had the chance to shoot my first wedding this past Sunday!!! It was for my sister's close friend, Lillian! I kept asking the newlywed if they were sure they wanted me to shoot for them because I had no experience for weddings!



They told me that already had all the professional equipment and they just needed someone to take it for them! They literally owned all the lenses I dreamt of purchasing eventually and ya... I WAS IN LUV!! After using their camera body and lenses, it felt so weird going back to my basic t3i! I seriously can't wait to upgrade at the end of this summer!!! My sister also brought along her black little digital camera and it was fun seeing the photos she captured! Here are a few of my favourite photos that she took from that day!




Ugh, I still can't get over how big baby Eli is getting!!!



Linda (my cousin that's sitting in the middle in that photo! ^^^) told me that the only way she was able to get her little boys to wear their suits was to show them a photo of James Bond wearing a suit and basically convincing them that they would look just as cool as him!! LOL



I'll admit... this is probably my favourite photo of my sister. (You look ok too Riri.) She actually looks pretty here vs. how she looked this morning!! LOL