Saturday, June 25, 2011

Graduation Celebration

On Tuesday June 21st myself along with fellow classmates walked across the stage at the Ottawa Convention Center to receive our diplomas and officially graduated from the Algonquin College Photography Program (click here to view the program blog). As previously mentioned, I was nominated for the School of Media and Design Award and... I WON! It is "awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated achievement in leadership in program-related activities, application of learning outcomes for the benefit of others and excellence in reaching the learning outcomes of the program and applying the knowledge to higher levels". I received the award that evening and I am truly humbled that I was chosen and thank my professors for the nomination.

It was great to catch up with friends and hear about plans for the future. Best of luck to all the graduates and I wish you all plenty of success in the future!

Having some fun at my house before heading into Ottawa for the ceremony. I got some V.I.P tickets for my mom, dad, and my partner Mendel.

My diploma, some beautiful flowers I was given, School of Media and Design Award you can see I was in a bit of a mood for layouts today :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Summer Eats

So I have been lacking on the posts for a little while...oops! 
Quick update: in the past few weeks I ran my first 10k race. To see proof that I actually did it click here to see photos during the race and me crossing the finish line (yeah that's me the cheesy crossing tandem with my partner). AND I shot my first wedding. Hands down the wedding was more physically demanding but I was lucky enough to have two fantastic families and a beautiful bride which made for a truly lovely day. I will be posting some images soon. 

To feed you photo appetite here is what I had for dinner last night. A little salt and pepper shrimp with lime.

Confession: there are only 3 shrimp in the image but there were about another 5 in the pan that I wolfed down...