Beautiful Boudoir, Vintage Flare / Candra Schank Photography

This lady is one of the strongest ladies I know.  Her story is so inspirational and moving.  And when she told it to me and why she wanted to do a Boudoir session, I was so moved and touched… and in awe.  But that story is for another day.

Her Boudoir session had a Vintage Flare to it…and boy it was a beautiful and Oh, La La Boudoir session.

Here are her words:

“I had a wonderful day of pampering when I did my boudoir fashion shoot. I was super excited to work with Candra as I had done so previously for my re-wed. She is a kindred spirit! Make-up, hair and fashion are all things I find fun and joyful. I had a month of preparing and playing on Pinterest. I found my vintage lingerie on Etsy. Searched out my jewelry, hair options, shoes and accessories.

The experience was positive in many ways for me personally. I have never really felt at home in my own skin having the worse body image ever. Also, living with chronic illness my entire adult life my body has often been the enemy. Physical pain, shortness of breath and limitations has left a real disconnect. Being in and out of hospital leaves me feeling overwhelmed. Medications have led to weight gain.  I wasn’t sure if any of the photos of me I would like. When I saw  the proofs the disconnect was still there. Was that really me? I didn’t look  so unattractive like I mostly feel. Do I dare admit some were actually quite lovely?! I cried at one point. It was like looking at someone else.Some of my favourite photos are when I let go and was my authentic self. Not stuck in my head of negative thoughts of “I can’t do this, I don’t look right…blah,blah,blah” .

Along with other things I ordered a couple canvas prints for my bedroom wall. Not because of narcissism only…ha,ha…but because I need a reminder of who I really am and my resilience. Candra’s images captured my spirit and light which is what really matter to me!”

R

 

Photography by Candra Schank

Makeup by Jenifer Matthews, cosmetician at Owen Sound’s downtown Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Pet & People Mini Sessions / Candra Schank Photography

Hi everyone!

I am excited to announce that I am adding more mini sessions to my 2017 warm months calendar.  Last year I held my mini sessions during the fall, which was well received.  However, I had lots of inquiries about spring and summer dates too.

So I am holding a Spring mini session on June 17th, a Summer mini session on July 15th, and then my Fall mini sessions on September 30th, and Oct 7th.  Locations have been scouted and determined with the best backdrops in mind.

Pets and People Spring Mini Sessions by Candra Schank Photography. Grey Bruce Pet Photographer. Grey Bruce family photographer. Owen Sound photographer. Ontario Pet Photographer.

Pets and People Spring Mini Sessions by Candra Schank Photography.

 

For more information, click here to view my 2017 Pet and People Mini Session PDF: 2017_Pet_People_Mini_Sessions_SM

Ohhhh, I am so excited for these this year.  I met so many amazing families last year and I cannot wait to meet you!  And don’t hesitate to do this again. It’s amazing to see how we have all changed over the year.

This year I have added something different.  I am encouraging you to also book Pet sessions during these mini session. OR bring your fur baby with you. After all, your pet is a part of your family!

And don’t forget that if you prebook two weeks in advance, you are entered into a draw to win an 8×10 image from your mini session.

To inquire or book your session, fill out this form: Book Now

Looking forward to seeing and meeting you.

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Jewel the albino Great Dane / Pet Photography by Candra Schank

A true gem!

I photograph dog breeds of all sizes, shapes and natures.  From small curious bundles of joy, to high energy agile dogs and even large angelic breeds that are as tall as a horse. I love them all!

Everyone please meet Jewel.  She is an albino Great Dane that is super sweet and is a gentile giant.  Like most albino Great Danes, she is deaf with limited vision.  Having an albino Great Dane in my studio was a tremendous experience – The BEST.  Especially since I am notorious for making interesting sounds and calls to grab my dogs attention. I would do this for a couple seconds before realizing that she cannot hear me.  I would giggle to myself each time I would do it and then realize she cannot hear me.  Oh she was a doll…a jewel!

Her photoshoot was indoors for a charity mini session that I held for local Animal Shelters. It was so adorable watching her get up on my chair to pose for the camera.  At one point she just looked at me, backed up, and plopped her Great Dane bum on the chair cushion.  This was priceless.

And then we posed her on the couch…my goodness when she stretched out, she was almost the same length.  These were my favourite images.  I loved her white colouring on my pink couch.

I hope to meet Jewel again and have an outdoor session.  That would be incredible.

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Mother’s Day Pet & Family Mini Sessions / Candra Schank Photography

Mother’s Day is this Sunday so why not celebrate Mother’s Day for a week! I am holding fabulous Mommy and me mini sessions during Blossom Week May 15th – May 20th. The Apple Trees will be in bloom providing beautiful backdrops for you, your mom and family.  Apple blossoms are the perfect setting for your Mother’s Day session.

Even better, for all the pet loving families out there, this is a fabulous spot to have your pet sessions.  Dogs love running through the orchard just as much as we do.

So if you are wanting to spoil your mom this year, contact me and book your session today.

Book Now

 

 

Pet and Family Photo Sessions by Candra Schank Photography

Pet and Family Photo Sessions by Candra Schank Photography

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Beautiful Boudoir by Candra Schank Photography

 

  Queen Bee Boudoir by Candra Schank Photography 

You! Beautiful You! Confident You! Sexy You! Boudoir isn’t a style or genre of photography. It’s an experience that showcases your amazing confidents, courage, self-recognition, and love.

I love shooting Boudoir sessions for woman; woman of all ages and body types with their own unique and inspiring stories of why they wanted to have a Boudoir session.

Thus, my Boudoir Blog Posts won’t be written by me.  Instead, each amazing woman will tell their story, followed by some of their favourite images from their session.

I loved doing the boudoir shoot with Candra!  She makes you feel so comfortable (turning up the heat so you wouldn’t freeze!).  She is very passionate about her work and squeals with delight when she thinks she has a great shot. The end product was absolutely stunning photos.

I wanted to do this shoot for my husband as a birthday gift but also for myself.  I will be turning 50 this year and I recently lost 25 lbs.   I had previously done a boudoir shoot years ago and I wore baby dolls and corsets to cover my body and I loved the photos but I wasn’t comfortable with my body at that time.  This time I wore just bra and panties and I felt sexy, beautiful and empowered!  I rediscovered my sexy and self esteem.   I will have these photos to look back on to remember you don’t have to be 20 to feel sexy.

Yours Truly,

B

Photography by Candra Schank Photography

Makeup by Jenifer Matthews, cosmetic manager at downtown Owen Sound Shoppers Drug Mart

Hair by Heather Sobie of Heather’s Organic Hairstyling

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Pet and Family Portraits in an Apple Orchard / Candra Schank Photography

The Magnolias are blooming…and soon the Apple Orchards will be in bloom! Perfect setting for your pet portraits or family sessions!

When the Magnolias bloom, I start getting really excited for Spring photo sessions.  These trees are beautiful backdrops and give photos a dreamy appearance.  The downfall, the blooms don’t last long and it’s usually cold and raining 24/7 when they’re blooming.  April showers bring May Flowers – this saying is so true.

LOL, have I captured your attention yet? Or are you now day dreaming about a time when you were a kid and dancing in the rain with your bright yellow rubber boots! Yes, I caught myself day dreaming!

But don’t worry about missing the Magnolia Blooms…if you wait just a few more weeks, it’s Apple Blossom Week!  And it’s warmer and everything is green and vibrant. And oh my goodness, Apple Blossoms are oh-so pretty.

Apple Blossom Week is around May 15 – May 20th.  This is the PERFECT time to invest in a fabulous Pet photography session, a fun Family Portrait session, or a romantic Maternity or Engagement session.

Now, Apple Blossom week is only a few weeks away, so if I’ve peaked your interest, please send me an email or call anytime and we can discuss creating a custom portrait session just for you.

Custom portrait sessions aren’t just about getting lots of photos that you can share on Facebook.  They are much MUCH more than that.  Portrait sessions are about having fun, bonding, building relationships, and above all, capturing today for tomorrow. It’s an experience! Through emotions, memories and fabulous products, you will relive this time again-and-again.  Investing in custom portraiture is something that you will love for years to come.

     

Families that I have photographed invested in gorgeous canvas wall art and luxury albums with stunning thick pages that are to truly amazing.  And I am happy to let you know that during the month of May, all Albums are 20% off!  Whoop-Whoop, Happy Dance!.  This is a deal my Print House is having so I wanted to let all of you know.  I have never seen them do this before.  Thus, If you have had a family session with me in the past, feel free to reach out to me and invest in an album that tells your story.

And for anyone thinking about fun custom portrait sessions, book now and we can start planning your fabulous portrait session in an Apple Orchard Blossoms.

Candra Schank Photography
http://www.candraschankphotography.com
candraschank@gmail.com
519-387-3764

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Pet Photography on the farm / Candra Schank Pet Photography

What do you get when you mix one black lab with one white bichon and throw in a picturesque farm…A fabulous and unforgettable pet photoshoot.

Meet Mr Bojangles and Jaxson. Two fun loving dogs that know how to have a good time. We had a lovely photoshoot on a farm just outside of Owen Sound. With open fields, a gorgeous barn, blue sky and a wooden fence, we didn’t know where to start having fun. This was easily a picture perfect spot for a pet photoshoot.

We had a snowball fight (yes there was snow) with the dogs, Jaxson was almost blown away by the wind, and then Bo Jangles had a fight with a big stick and he WON! Yippy.

Afterwards Jaxson and Bo Jangles posed with their owners. Lots of memories where

made and shared that day. It was an eventful session

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Lifestyle Photography / Candra Schank Photography

Family! Family means everything!

Your sister becomes your bestie, your mom and dad your role model, your big brother your protecter, and your dog Tank your ultimate companion!  Family is all about love, laughter, and yes tears.

And when a loving family that is always smiling and laughing is hit with the big C…cancer…life stands still.  And the fight is on!

I met this family when I started seeing my boyfriend 3 years ago and I have never known a family to have so much love and passion. Every time I saw them they were always smiling and telling stories.  And now, 3 years later, cancer has entered their lives.  But with faith and love this family is united and strong.

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National Pet Day / Candra Schank Pet Photography

Woof Woof! Happy National Pet Day!

You love your pet and your pet LOVES you.

Tuesday April 11th was National Pet Day.  To celebrate our fabulous pets, I held fun mini pet sessions.  For two of the sessions I went to the pets home and then the rest done at my home studio. Oh what fun we all had and lots and lots of special memories were created! Over the next little while I will post separate blog posts to highlight each amazing pet session.  But for now, here are a few teasers.

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Real Estate Photography / Candra Schank Photography

Grey Bruce Real Estate Photography by Candra Schank Photography

Grey Bruce Real Estate Photography by Candra Schank Photography

You have decided to sell you home. Now what?!

I recommend that you connect with a Real Estate broker that you trust and can develop a fabulous relationship with.  A great realtor can put your home in the spot light, educate you on all the legal stuff, and can guide you through the process. Above all, a great realtor can sell your home.

I work with local realtors in the Grey Bruce area to highlight your home and enhance the wow-factor that it already has.  Through professional images, we promote your home’s character and bring it to life.  My style of real estate photography is to tell a story, a beautiful story. I walk people through your home via images of rooms and details.

When a buyer views your home through my images, they start to envision themselves living in your home, creating memories and warm feelings. My images are soft and warm, and inviting.  People will want to book a viewing to experience the same feeling as when they viewed the images.  They will fall in love with your home, just like you did.

Contact Doug and Tricia Pool today if you are looking for a realtor.

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