MY LIFE Video - Baking Cookies - Liisa Sefton Images
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Monday, March 04, 2013
By Liisa Sefton
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I've recently completed a mentorship with NAPCP 2010 Photographer of the Year, Dana Pugh of Short & Sweet Photography.  She's an amazing photographer with a successful business based in Calgary, Alberta. Dana taught me to push myself... to really look at what I do and why I do it...and to think about and conquer some of the things that scare me.  This experience has opened my eyes to so many possibilities.  As a result, I've set two goals for myself.  They're goals for me as a photographer, an artist, and as a mother.  And even though they're goals I've set for myself on a personal level, I feel they will impact my performance on a professional level as well.  

Firstly, I want to become accredited.  It's a process I've been thinking about for a while now, and it's something I want to do for myself as an artist. This year, I took my first step and joined the Professional Photographers of Canada as an observer.  I want to put my work in front of other professionals in the industry and I want it to be judged.  I want it to be critiqued and I want to learn from it all.

Secondly, I want to capture my children in a way that still photography can't. My kids will only be this little once and I want to remember this time in my life.   And so I've started "My Life" videos.  I want to look back at this time and hear their tiny voices, listen to their laughter, and remember their funny movements.  This was an interesting project to start; I've worked in television for more than ten years... I've directed crews for live tv shows... but I've never created anything myself.  This was a challenge for me, and I was scared to start it because I didn't want to fail at something that should come so naturally. Well... thanks to Dana... I've started.. and I don't want to stop! haha. I've posted my first installment below. 

 

To view this video on vimeo for better quality, click here: http://vimeo.com/liisasefton/bakingcookies


 

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9 Comments
Cathy Pollard - Wow!!! Liisa, you are so talented and your girls are so beautiful!
What a wonderful keepsake. Truly amazing.
Peg Pinkney - Nobody does it better!
Liisa - Thanks everyone! This was so much fun to create : )
Heidi-May Schimper - You are awesome . I loved it Lisa .
Donna Creighton - I loved this video Liisa, I think you did a great job and I look forward to seeing many many more of your projects.
Jan Sefton - This is so precious - I love it !
Love Grandma (Jan)
Anne Beatty - I will treasure this forever,

love Mom (Nana)
Shirley Brousseau - Hi Liisa
You did a fantastic job. These will be precious years later. We love to look at our old "movies" of our children, our parents and a couple of our grandchildren. It would be nice for the girls to see their parents & grandparents with them. Keepsakes for for them also.
Dana - Yay!!! You can tell that you have a background in television. This is a fabulous first attempt!!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!!! Yay for doing something you are scared of and seeing where that pushes you :) Thanks for the kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed the course.


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