Mommy & Me | Boys will be boys

At our family Thanksgiving dinner, my cousin had asked if I could take some photos of her and her son since she didn’t have any updated photos. I was totally up for the challenge… kids aren’t usually my forte. I figured it wouldn’t be so bad, my [second] cousin Seth, age 7, generally looooves being in front of the camera so I figured it wouldn’t be so bad. When we got out to her step-father’s backyard and we were ready to start taking photos…

“no photos.”

We were both totally shocked. I would never force anyone into photos, but Erica and I really wanted to do it. We negotiated with him, that I would just take photos – but he could just be himself, he was ok with that. No posing. So here are the results of 100% candid photos…

He grabbed every large stick he could find to hit the grass with it… oh boy!

Look at him go!!

He eagerly wanted the broken down vehicle to start… obviously you can tell mama is proud of him anyway!

I love the photo of him stepping into the woods. Right before this he was looking to see if he could go in… Erica pipes up that he shouldn’t go in there. He whips around “I’m just looking!” and just when Erica and I turn away from him slightly to chat, he does this. Haha! What a cheeky boy!

That smile…!!! He’s a natural charmer!

We all had a lot of fun with this and it was nice to spend time with them. They’ll be great photos to reflect on when he gets bigger! Crazy!

Disclaimer:

All photos have been taken by me (Jennifer Rapkins). If you require these photos for any reason, they must maintain the watermark logo or email to discuss licensing details including written permission from the models.

Please email me at: jennifer_rapkins@hotmail.com

 

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Eliza & Salman Engagement

I’ve known Eliza for a long time, and it was really nice of her to contact me about shooting an engagement session for her and her fiance Salman. In respect to family wishes we kept everything very family friendly. She really wanted to take photos with beautiful scenery, and we both live so close to the Vimy Bridge (the Earl-Armstrong/Strandherd bridge), which also has a little connection to Chapman Mills Conservatory. Integrating this formal style surrounded with stunning scenery really called for some gorgeous photos of this super adorable couple!

Eliza is adorable because she laughs at everything…
…and Salman is adorable because he laughs when she does!

Salman has great taste in jewellery, doesn’t he??

The blanket (officially referred to as a ‘Ketha’) this ring is on is her grandmother’s family heirloom, and wanted to integrate it into some photos. It’s a traditional way of making quilts, which consists of her grandmother’s old saree’s.

Disclaimer:

All photos have been taken by me (Jennifer Rapkins). If you require these photos for any reason, they must maintain the watermark logo or email to discuss licensing details including written permission from the couple.

Please email me at: jennifer_rapkins@hotmail.com

Candy Skin | Behind-the-scenes

It’s been years since I’ve been behind the camera from a videographer perspective. When I mentioned to my old high school friend and Director, Kyle, about a chance to work with him again he was happy to have me apart of the team.

A short film, Candy Skin, has been submitted into multiple festivals and we’re very excited of the success it has so far. Hiring professional actors and make up artist “On Scene FX” we were definitely on our way to creating something truly wonderful. Regretfully, I can’t show you everything I’d like without giving too much away. When the film is ready to formally be released I may update this.

I was in charge of behind the scene photography and videography. Today I am just sharing the photos with you all and can’t wait to share more with you later!

On Scene FX works on our main character

Main character shots

Close up of the incredible make up work on his hands, we’ll never tell you why! (until you see the movie, that is!)

One of our locations, an old barn with a lot of character. Also featuring Kyle, our director, in action!

Some other characters are being introduced!

Our main character undergoes some serious facial reconstruction while one of our other characters starts transforming into his character.

We have some slightly less bloody shots too!

With all sorts of Director shots, I’ll end with these!

I look forward to sharing more with you in the future. In the meantime, Enjoy!

 

Toronto Comic-Con | March 18-20, 2016

Not too late with this I suppose! With all the photos I took while in Artist Alley I think I did pretty well for myself. I did take quite a few photos, so if you’re new to my page… welcome! Feel free to scroll through the rest of my trip musings to find your photo; but make sure to check out the end to see some important details about your photo! 🙂

So I’m going to start this with my mason jar salads, which I was proud of. I didn’t buy any food while we were at the convention, I dumped these into a big bowl and munched away while in between helping customers.

Featured here is my friend Dex Morgan ‘s booth Geek Charming; selling tees and sweaters of her own design. I have helped her before, it’s a lot of fun! Excuse me while I feature some of her stuff. 🙂

Also our friends over at TPub, featuring UK story Twisted Dark. Ballistic Bambi as Marla from Fight Club.

Okay okay, now on to the cosplayers of TCC! Unfortunately while being stuck in Artist Alley all weekend I only had a few chances to linger into the panels and outside halls, but it’s so great to see so many truly talented people out there! I like to take photos of anyone and everyone’s skill level… though preferably I like to take photos of people from series’ that I recognize and enjoy. Also for the love of all goodness, if I have any incorrect information, please let me know!

Family photo: Finn & Jake (Adventure Time), Rey (Star Wars), Daenerys (GoT)

L: General Hux & Fem-Spock | R: Jack Frost

L: Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon) | R: I’ve seen these types of characters floating around for years but still don’t know what it’s from! But I liked their outfits.

The travelling Star Wars group… 501st Legion

L: General Organa & Rey (Star Wars) | R: Aniken Skywalker (Star Wars)

L: “Randy” Archer (Archer)… funny story with this one, this gentleman was on his phone when I was helping at Stone Cold Creations for a bit and I swirled around recognizing him instantly… “RANDY!” He laughed and on his phone he was like “I’m going to have to put you down for a sec.” He was surprised to see that I recognized him (any true Archer fan would!), and I told him about my Fight Club Pam. Suffice to say, it’s still exciting. | R: Jon Snow, Daenerys and Sansa Stark (GoT)… Also, if Danny is reading this, my friend Dex Morgan is dying to know how you pleated your skirt. She’s been trying to make this cosplay and saw you a few times in awe. haha!

L: Sole Survivor (Fallout4) | C: Marty McFly (Back to the Future) | R: Cosima (Orphan Black) Also can i just say, daaaayum girl, that resemblance is on point!

Commander Shepard (Mass Effect). I was really impressed with the weaponry specifically with his cosplay, especially the omni-tool. As I’m (very slowly *lol*) working on Tali, having an omni-tool would be great… if I could figure out how to make it! Anyway, we caught him on the way out Friday night, which was a nice surprise considering I saw very little Mass Effect cosplays (though TONS of sweaters! Including the one I was sporting Friday, haha!).

Friday night ended with a photo of Dex Morgan, Katie From ShareMyCosplay (press), and Ballistic Bambi enjoying some ramen while back at our condo Friday night. Also a Saturday morning shot of me before we left for the con!

L: Rebel Flight (Star Wars) | C: Kagome (InuYasha) It was really funny how I came to find her, she was walking by and I just shouted “KAGOME!” and she’s like “OMG Finally someone who doesn’t think I’m a sailor scout!” haha. Clearly these people don’t know their sailor scouts all that well! | R: Anya, Orphan (Anastasia)

Ezio (Assassin’s Creed)

L: Rey (Star Wars) | C: I believe these are League of Legend characters, but I’m not entirely sure! | R: Borg (Star Trek); my Trekkie knowledge is a little fuzzy, so I wasn’t sure if they were a particular character or not.

L: I’m honestly not sure where these guys were from, but they were so excited that I took their photo, lol. If anyone knows, please tell me! | R: Butchers (Silent Hill)

Another artist shout out! My friends Julie and Chris, of Popsquatch Designs – featuring Julie and her fun geeky accessories!

L:  Unsure of character name (Brotherhood of the Wolf) | R: Kylo Ren (Star Wars)

L: Kylo Ren (Star Wars) & I’m not entirely sure… I thought he was from Naruto, but couldn’t quite figure it out. | C: Geralt of Rivia (Witcher) | R: Fem-Leonardo (TMNT)

Captain America. But you should know that! 🙂

L: Kaylee (Firefly) | C: Chell (Portal) | R: Finn & Rey (Star Wars)

Black Widow (Avengers Series)

L: Flash & Black Canary (Arrow) | T: Halo | B: Sarah & Cosima (Orphan Black)

Josee and the Pussycat Dolls

Imperial Shadow Trooper (Star Wars)

Cersei (Game of Thrones)

L: Count Dooku & I’m not entirely sure (Star Wars) | R: Obi-wan & Count Dooku (Star Wars)

L: Alice, Queen of Hearts and White Rabbit | C: Oliver – Green Arrow (Arrow) | R: Princess Ariel (Little Mermaid)

L: Game of Thrones group  | R: Robo-cop

My friend Dex Morgan as Claire from Outlander

Vegeta & Goten(?) Super Sayan (Dragonball Z)

Sailor Saturn (Sailor Moon) which was nice to see… very rarely see Saturn or a Pluto around!

Ballistic Bambi as Charlene (Archer) “Out land Country- WOO!”

L & C: Carl (Walking Dead) The joke about the middle photo was that our friend in the booth next to us made a Rick joke meme.. “Hey Carl, I bought you an EYE-PAD.” And our lovely new friend here did not look amused. Haha. | R: Kylo Ren & Rey (Star Wars)

Disclaimer:

All photos have been taken by me unless otherwise indicated. You are welcome to these photos as long as they remain for personal use. If you require them for commercial use they must maintain the watermark logo or email to discuss licensing details. If I have made an error in cosplayer details, please let me know so I can make the change. If you are in these photos, I am happy to credit your facebook/website, and send you the original image.

Convention lighting is not forgiving so I do apologize if they are not of the highest quality as I do not have control around our environment.

Please email me at: jennifer_rapkins@hotmail.com