Thank You!

April 08, 2016 Maygin General 0 comments
It’s been a week since my grand opening at Bayside Mall in Sarnia, ON. It has been an extremely busy week between school, projects and gallery opening. I want to take this moment to thank all the guests who came by to view my images over the past week. To those whom purchased prints, thank you very much! I had some surprise visitors who came that didn’t know if they could make it down, my aunt and uncle and soon to be mother-in-law came by. I appreciated the flowers I received as well from my parents, mother-in-law and a loyal client of mine. They are absolutely beautiful! Tomorrow, we will have a relaunch for our final week open. Saturday April 9th, 2016 from 10-6pm we will be open and we hope to see you all out again! Prints are going to be for sale and discounted for the final week open! They are regularly $125 but will be docked down to $100 framed! WHAT?!! I’ll say it again: framed images from my gallery are originally $125 but will be docked down to $100! Better yet…..BUY ONE GET ONE HALF OFF!!! Here are the hours for the final week: Saturday: 10-6pm […] Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, the big day draws near! This Friday is the grand opening and it is going to be absolutely amazing! We have music, snacks, punch, but most of all…amazing photographs!! Lately, hours have been of the question for the duration that we are in the Bayside Mall. So I have them for you all!   Friday April 1st: 5pm-10pm Saturday April 2nd & 9th: 10am-5pm Sunday April 3rd & 10th: CLOSED Monday April 4th & 11th: 1pm-5pm Tuesday April 5th & 12th: 12pm-5pm Wednesday April 6th & 13th: 10am-12pm Thursday April 7th & 14th: 10am-12pm Friday April 8th & 15th: CLOSED I look forward to seeing you all there! Thank you so much for your support!   ~Maygin Read More
What do you get when you put a group of young ladies, music, dancing and a photographer together?   You get an amazing shoot! This is exactly what happened this past Sunday with myself. I had the privilege of working with three young dancers(all from different genres) that brought a lot of spunk and laughter to the studio. Kennady, whom I have previously worked with, came back and this time we brought along two extra energetic dancers. Tatum and Ariana are two young ladies that were more than willing to do whatever I requested from them. I had music playing and the girls were dancing along and having so much fun.   We used a six light set-up to light the cove(a panoramic studio to create a constant horizon) that allowed for the background to be 100% white. This created flawless images, which I am extremely proud to share with you all. Please enjoy these images while I work away on editing galleries and preparing for next Friday’s opening night for the gallery. Kennady models for the second time this year both formally and informally. Ariana shows her flexibility during our session! Tatum poses in her urban outfit and looks […] Read More
Everything has been extremely busy here at Growing Wings Photography. With preparation for our first Fine Art Gallery event on April 1st, 2016 we are super busy creating, editing, printing and framing our images for the big night. The creativity has been lacking as of lately due to how busy we are. However, this Sunday I am photographing 3 dancers(Kennady is coming back!!) and I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to shoot with these lovely ladies. The grace and poise that is presented by these ladies is amazing! I am extremely excited to see these ladies all in the studio!  PLUS, I have Easter Mini sessions happening the following weekend! Today I am going to leave you with one of the Fine Art/Macro piece I have been working on, in preparation for my gallery piece. It is called Nicotine! Feature photo is Smoldering Love Pt 2.   ~To watch your family grow is a blessing, to capture them growing through photographs is a treasure. Read More
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
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
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

Updates!

November 16, 2015 Maygin General 0 comments
So many new things going on at Growing Wings Photography! I framed a bunch of prints and hung them in the studio and have also had the privilege of shooting multiple sessions. I have shot Holiday Mini’s, 2 month old and family sessions and some portraits as well. Such amazing pictures that I cannot wait to share with you all. Absolutely in love with the images and I am sure you all will be too. I will be sharing very soon. So stay tuned!! Read More

November 1st, 2015

November 01, 2015 Maygin General 0 comments
After such a horrible day yesterday with the wind and rain, to be able to wake up and see such bright sunshine was a huge relief! I packed up my gear to get ready for a family session with my close friends and their children. Germain park was my destination for the session. Fresh leaves had fallen on the ground and even though some leaves were still wet the ground wasn’t as wet as we thought. We walked into an open area surrounded by trees and a tremendous amount of leaves to begin our session. The four children (Joel, Denton, Zoe-Lyn, and Delia) all were ready to get pictures started to get them over with. Miss Delia made sure that I fought hard to get a smile from her the entire time, but my efforts were not wasted. Bev and Tim watched as I played and made funny faces with their children in all efforts to make it as comfortable as possible for them. Just as we were about to call it quits, Denton began making a pile of leaves to “turtle” in so I began to help him make his pile higher to get THE leaf jumping picture that […] Read More