Portrait Photographer


There was so much fun had at the last Amore-Infinito Photography Signature Kids Paint Party that we decided to add it to our latest kids’ portrait session brochure. Putting together the brochure was almost as fun as photographing the Paint Party, in large part due to the great memories from all the kids in the brochure that I’d photographed.

Below is the the brochure; if you’d like a hard-copy printed brochure, drop me a line at adriana@amore-infinito.com or through the contact section of the site at http://www.amore-infinito.com.

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES – 65 years ago the town in Holland in which a young girl and boy lived was liberated by the Canadian Armed Forces. It was doubtful that they would have lived through another winter. These ‘kids’ are my parents; I have always lived with the reality that if not for the Canadian Armed Forces, I would more-than-likely not be here today. If you, or an immediate member of your family, is in, or has served our Country, I would like to thank you with a 20% discount on ALL photography sessions and ALL printed products you would like to purchase from those sessions. There is no expiration date on this offering … and again, thank you!

[click on each image for a larger view]

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I’d love to hear from you, so if you’ve any questions or suggestions, or would like to arrange a session, please call or email. thanx…

Today I had the pleasure of photographing little 7-month old Peyton in a very special dress. Both Peytons Mom and Grandma had worn the dress before her.

Though our plans of shooting Peyton in the great outdoors was derailed due to weather, I do believe we managed to make the best of it with our studio shoot.

I don’t often do a lot of post-production work in terms of actions or textures, but it only seemed right to bring the photographs back in time a bit…..

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography

copyright 2010 Adriana Durian Photography

A little later, we did a really, really, fun photoshoot with Peyton and her older brother Landon … will be uploading a few of those images in the next day or two…

I had the privilege to photograph L’Arche Greater Vancouver’s 1st Annual The Art of Being Together fundraiser.

The L’Arche community strives to support and value each person’s spiritual journey. People with developmental disabilities and those who assist them live in a family-like surrounding where meaningful friendships, mutual respect and helping each other discover our gifts and abilities.

The day included the showing of juried works of art from the community at-large as well as artwork from the L’Arche community, a community art area where everyone was encouraged to participate in creating a painting, a silent auction; first-class entertainment, and incredible snacks. The day was most successful!

To learn more about L’Arche Greater Vancouver and how you can contribute to their Mission and success, please visit their website at http://larchevancouver.org or their blog http://larchevancouver.wordpress.com.

Volunteers in the Silent Auction area

Judging Art Works

The Voters Ballot Box

The afternoon's community art project.

The afternoon's community art project.

Excellent Entertainment

Excellent snacks for all...

Christiane McInnes, Fund Development Assistant with Director of Fund Development, Sig Stark

Artists and their works

Co-Winner of the Peoples Choice Award - "Hands" by Jason Husmillo

Co-winner of the Peoples Choice Award - "Butterfly" by Jenny Jia

All the Artistic Winners with their certificates.

I met up with Christine yesterday, for what she thought would be a quiet morning coffee. Before she could go, I brought out my camera equipment and the Orbis, and shoo’d her into a busy parking lot to give me some faces. And making faces is always funnier with the wide angle lens.

And finally, I threw in a ‘very’ hi-key shot….

I’ve been intrigued for some time by the Orbis; advertised as the Orbis Ring Flash, though it doesn’t have a flash, but rather is a donut shaped plasticie diffuser placed on your flash.

The Orbis arrived today, and fellow photographer Lane Chevrier graciously agreed to be my subject as I experimented with it. Photographing Lane is always a treat; I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who can produce as many expressions as he can. We decided to use a very wide angle lens, very close to his mug….

…the laugh meter definitely hit 10.

ps: ladies … he’s single….

Here are a few more portraits from the Self-Portrait shoot on December 12th.

It was hard not to spend a lot of time with Lyndsey, who is beautiful inside and out. Lyndsey was working in the gallery on the 12th, so in between people coming in for shots, we had a lot of fun shooting her. These are just 3 more of the shots we took; have several more that will be part of the Amore-Infinito “People of 2009” video to go up on the site shortly after the New Year.

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

Keith was walking by the gallery when he noticed the flashes, so he popped in to see what was going on. We suggested that maybe he’d like some photo’s taken; and he jumped at the opportunity.

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

What is Help-Portrait?

The goal of Help-Portrait is simple: 1. Find someone in need 2. Take their portrait 3. Print their portrait and 4. Deliver their portrait. Help-Portrait was held December 12, 2009 and if this first year was any indicator, this will become an annual event.

Help-Portrait was formed by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart as he contemplated using his skills and expertise to give back to those who may not have the opportunity for a professional photo. The idea is that a photographer has the unique ability to help someone smile, laugh and return their dignity- it is a movement, a shift in photography.

The families and individuals I photographed were representative of a vast majority of people who work hard to sustain themselves in today’s economy. To be photographed by a professional photographer is something that is just not in their budget, and I felt honored to take their pictures.

I would also like to acknowledge and thank Lighthouse Gallery in Victoria for giving me the space to set up and take the pictures. As an aside, at time of posting this blog, all artwork in the photographs are available for purchase [and are on sale for 50% off!!].

Thanx also to Loupe Imaging in Victoria for printing the photographs which will be given to the people whose pictures I took.

Finally, many thanks to all who came in!! And thank you for allowing me to share your beautiful portraits!!

Here are a few of the images taken; a few more will be posted tomorrow.

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

copyright 2009 amore-infinito photography

Received an email from Help-Portrait at 8:30pm Dec 12th, and they reported that with only 43% of the locations reporting, 17,200+ pictures taken, 1400+ photographers had participated, & there were 2720+ volunteers!! It’ll be interesting to see the final totals as pretty much every country in the world had participating professional photographers.

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