2013 favorites

2013: a year of firsts for me

it was the first time our family had ever been to a Disney park and we were fortunate enough to go to both Disneyworld in February and DisneyLand in October. it was the first year of preschool for my youngest and the start of the 1st grade for my oldest. it was the first time i had ever spoke or taught and i was able to do it twice this year. first at the Canada Photo Convention in April and then again at the Adventure Always in October. it was the first time i was able to collaborate with another photographer, our amazing friend and remarkably talented photographer fer juaristi and we made history with the first ever wedding session at the top of a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Gros Piton in St Lucia.

2013 was an amazing year. a year that i felt i grew both personally as well as professionally. i met so many wonderful people, made new friends and strengthened old friendships.

i want to thank those who i have met somewhere along the way and shared a conversation with. thank you to those of you, whom i have yet to meet but are reading this and will one day meet. thank you to my amazing couples who bring me along on your journey and allow me to document your celebration with 100% trust in me and allow me to be witness to your honest emotions and connections.

you all allow me, in different ways, to do what i love and for that i am forever grateful to each and every one of you.

thank you, i wish you all much love and happiness and i can’t wait to see what firsts 2014 will bring.

wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
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wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
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wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
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wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
wedding photographer, 2013 favorites, calgary, st lucia, hinton, banff, canmore, heritage park, banff springs, lake louise, weddings, couples, weddings, ©Gabe McClintock - www.blog.gabemcclintock.com

2013 favorites

so much can be understood by so little

this seems to be my personal mantra as i shoot my connection sessions. maybe it’s my own personal insecurities or maybe it’s because of the insecurities we all have. but i often look for the minimal to show the powerful connection between my couples. sometime you can see it all and other times all i feel is needed is a simple part of the whole.

here are a few of the incredible connections my couples allowed me to witness this past year.

connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
connection, photography, couples, enagagement, calgary wedding, © Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com

only if you find peace within yourself will you find true connection with others

the beauty of a face

“my photographs don’t go below the surface. they don’t go below anything. they’re readings of the surface. i have great faith in surfaces. a good one is full of clues. but whenever i become absorbed in the beauty of a face, in the excellence of a single feature, i feel i’ve lost what’s really there…been seduced by someone else’s standard of beauty or by the sitter’s own idea of the best in him. that’s not usually the best. so each sitting becomes a contest.” ~ richard avedon

i sat there after reading this and “….whenever i become absorbed in the beauty of a face, in the excellence of a single feature, i feel I’ve lost what’s really there…” repeated over and over again in my head. it summed up exactly what sometimes i feel lacks in my personal portrait work. i am to often worried about the face. seduced by someones else standard of beauty. so that is what i go after. i try to capture the face. the eyes. in a sense a basic portrait that has been done thousands of times. the images are fine. they are pretty images of pretty people but often i feel that’s it. that’s all it is. nothing less. nothing more.

so with those words in my thoughts, i decided to try something different for this shoot. i wanted to capture and try to create images with some sort of feeling. to evoke a mood that may be different for each viewer but in the end staying away from the pretty picture of a pretty face that i often do.

did i achieve what i was after? i’m not sure. but i do feel it is a step in the right direction for me and where i want my portrait work to go. this is why i love to shoot these personal projects. to challenge myself. to allow myself to try something different. to grow as an artist and step out of my comfortable bubble that i so often stay within.

Leica M9 | 35 summilux ASPH

calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com
calgary portrait photographer, boudoir, fashion, leica M9, 35 summilux asph, moody, emotion, ©Gabe McClintock | www.blog.gabemcclintock.com

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