With the completion of the semester fast approaching, it has been super busy around here. On April 1st, 2016 I will be hosting my first ever Fine Art Gallery! Images have been worked on furiously and the plans and prints are being adjusted and made. It’s been a thrill seeing such amazing pieces get printed by myself and placed into their frames. With snacks, music and great conversation this gallery will be my first, but not my last, gallery. I have high hopes to make this an annual event. Up In Smoke is a Fine Art Gallery based around my award winning piece “Poisoned Apple”. With smoke, fog, and destruction this gallery is to make the mind work and wonder. Majority of the images are stop motion, which is the freezing of a substance, with a flash. The flash can be a off camera flash, or studio strobes and when used right it can freeze anything to allow for that moment to literally be stopped. So, you may be wondering where this event is and the rest of the details. Well, wait no further!! Bayside Mall Food Court, Sarnia, Ontario on¬†April 1st from 5pm-10pm. You can access the unit from […] Read More
Models, models everywhere!! The most exciting part of working in the photography business is all the people we get to meet. Over the past week I have had the pleasure of photographing multiple models, and it was so much fun! We worked on different lighting styles and poses for multiple different models. We had the pleasure of enjoying the company of some aesthetician and hairstyling¬†students as some of our models and we also enjoyed some family and friends of the students in the Digital Photography program all as our models. Time to talk about the progression of a shoot! When you first bring a client into the studio, or meet up with them on location, the first thing you want to do is make them feel comfortable. The model should feel relaxed in your presence. At Growing Wings we pride ourselves on taking the first five to ten minutes talking to our clients to make them feel comfortable and relaxed. When we begin shooting I tend to keep the conversation flowing and provide minimal posing help, however, some models require a little more assistance with posing. When this happens I make sure that the client stays relaxed while I mirror […] Read More
As we approach the end of our first week in February, I feel accomplished! It has been a very productive week. I have chosen the venue for my final gallery, decided and sketched out the other images that are being shot for my gallery and painted my table numbers for my wedding! All in all, I feel very productive. Speaking of productive, I have booked a wedding for the beginning of December at a GORGEOUS venue in Windsor! The couple was so much fun to work with and I cannot wait for their engagement session in November! They brought their daughter and she was SOOOOO energetic! I was smiling the entire time and couldn’t help laughing with her. So sadly, I cannot share the images I have been working on for the final gallery as they are still in the works and I truly want to create some suspense! However, I will include an image that I shot of a classmate of mine. Jodi was such a hoot to photograph. We always have so much fun when in the same room. Jodi Tamminga, models for her business portrait. Have a great weekend everyone! To watch your family grow is a […] Read More
Well I have started my final term at Lambton. What a week! Not only was it busy and filled with lots of new classes and assignments, but it was also freezing cold! With the first week back out of way we are onto week two with a fierce start. Two feet on the ground and ready to take this term head on. Plans for my final gallery are slowly being put into place as well, with all the minor details being discussed and planned. It’s very exciting to think in just a couple months I will be hosting my own gallery and it will be the end of term. Last week, we were given an assignment to shoot an egg on white. The point of this assignment is to create definition around the egg and to not lose the texture of it while shooting. We had specific guidelines for each shot we did, however we were given creative control with the final three shots. This image here, was created using side light. I saw duct tape sitting on the table and found it hilarious at the face I had drawn on the egg prior. He had to be held hostage!! […] Read More
2015 was a great year. Not only did we gain studio space, but we also had tonnes of new clients become welcomed into the GWP family. This past year was a year of growth; not only in my knowledge, but also in products, space, and sessions offered. I have made many new friends this year and I am thrilled to be able to share with you a select few images from the sessions I have done this year. I am overwhelmed with joy at the number of clients and how you all are growing with me each day. I have watched clients grow, families grow and children take their first steps. Being able to watch my clients children grow and be able to document it has meant the world to me. So here is a select few of my sessions from 2015 that I would like to share with you. 2016 has begun and along with it has come some big things. I start back to school on Monday and with that my availability for sessions will become less, BUT I will still be working as full-time as I can on my business and sessions. In April I will end […] Read More
Well ladies and gents, it’s nearing the end of 2015. This year has been a year of growth and changes. We have grown in clientele, size, products, and our studio space! I am thrilled at the amount of GWP clients that we have gained this past year and the amount of repeat clients, also. I have seen so many families grow over the past year and seen their little ones smile and begin walking all right before my eyes. I had a client start off at a 3 month session at the beginning of the year and recently did her cake smash(12 months) and her Christmas Mini session!! She’s walking and running around and there is no stopping her! I also met brand new families that are super thrilled to be GWP clients! The new year has a lot of possibilities and growth already being planned!! GWP merchandise, canvas’, leather bound albums, and much more!! I wish everyone a safe and happy New Year and I cannot wait to see you all in 2016! I have a wedding promotion going on right now! View the image at the top of the blog for details. This promotion is a NEW YEARS […] Read More
For those who did not get the holiday reference in the title(12 days of Christmas), it’s Christmas Eve!! Time for Santa to come and bring goodies to all the good girls and boys, time for parents to struggle to get their children tucked into bed and calmed down, and for the blessed time spent with family! Although, without the snow this year and the spring-like weather it has been very hard to get into the Christmas spirit. None-the-less Christmas is tomorrow! Luckily for myself, I got to spend this last week taking photos for lots of families and I enjoyed seeing the smiles on all the children’s faces. One of the sessions I am going to share with you today, is of a close friend’s first family photos. Remington Patrick Rowe was born on December 1st, 2015 to the proud, first time parents, Jonathon and Julia. The ability to capture these images made my heart swell. The love that I could feel being emitted between the two of these new parents towards their son, had me overwhelmed with joy. Remington is a lucky boy and I am super blessed to be able to capture such precious moments for this new […] Read More

Boudoir Session-PG13

December 11, 2015 Maygin General 0 comments
*Disclaimer: The images in this post may have partial nudity. There is no full nudity as there is clothing on at all time. * At the end of November I had the privilege of taking pictures for a beautiful woman. She was confident, beautiful and absolutely relaxed the entire time she was in studio! This was my first boudoir session in my new studio and I am super thrilled with how these images turned out. I love the fact that images can bring out such confidence in a woman. As a woman, I know that I tend to bring myself down from time to time. The way society is today, allows for us to think that we are suppose to look a certain way. With boudoir, I feel like it allows women to see themselves as confident, beautiful ladies. The flaws that you believe there were, the things you worry about…all disappear. You see the beautiful woman that your partner sees, and the confident, beautiful woman that you are. Confidence radiates these images and I am so thankful to be able to share these with you all.       Read More
It’s that time of year! We are all waiting for snow to come and land on the ground, children are behaving themselves extra in hopes of lots of goodies from Santa. The holiday’s are a time to spend with loved ones and to treasure what we have. This season, I offered Holiday mini’s in the studio to help spread some Holiday cheer around. The families that came in were such a joy to capture. It was so much fun seeing their outfits, their smiles, and their love for one another. But with this school term coming to a close, I have realized Christmas is coming very quickly. It’s time for setting up the tree, buying and wrapping gifts for my six year old step-daughter, and waiting patiently for snow to fall so I can go snowmobiling. Although, it’s been a ridiculously mild December thus far, so much so that we haven’t even turned on the heat yet!! As the year comes to a close, I sit here thinking about all I have gained this past year. All that I have been through, earned, the people I have met, the plans I have made…it’s a lot. This past year has been […] Read More

Studio Update!

November 19, 2015 JC Uncategorised 0 comments
See what’s new in Growing Wings Photography Studio! Updated Studio! from Maygin Codling on Vimeo. Read More