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I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and photographing the very talented Carolyn Bedford recently. Carolyn is an artist; painting, sculptures, drawing and photography. Read on to hear more about Carolyn and what her business is all about. Go take a tour of her studio, talk with Carolyn about a custom commission, and ask her what being an artist means to her and what exciting plans are brewing for creatives in Pictou County, NS.
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What inspires you?

 

People. I’m basically a figurative artist and people intrigue me and collaborations with others inspire new work ideas.

 

Tell us what your business offers?

 

What I do brings visual light  and inspiration into people’s lives and grace their homes with their ideal personalities. As well, my product from my business ignites personal thought processes and questions exclusive of normal daily occurrences.

 

What is the best thing about being your own boss?

 

I choose whom I wish to interact with. I choose if I wish to work alone and I choose if I wish to bring others in for collaboration.

 

What words of wisdom do you have for other women in business?

 

Find what makes you happy and bring it into your work as part of your business plan. Do it! Live what makes you happy.

Thank you so much Carolyn, it was absolutely my pleasure!

You can find out more about Carolyn and her work at:

http://www.bedfordart.ca/

Find her on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/bronzecast/

Send her an email:

carolynbedford10@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Smith Rock Chalets are incredible, Kelli is amazing (she teaches kickboxing, zumba, learn to run and now yoga (total #bossbabe))….add in a bunch of awesome women enjoying some yoga, wine, great food and friendship and you get a weekend retreat not to be missed! A few weekends ago I was asked to come and photograph Kelli’s first yoga retreat, what a blast, Namaste Kelli and all the beautiful women at the retreat, it was a beautiful evening!

There is another one in the fall and I think there may be a space or two left….the first one sold out in about two hours so make sure you book before it’s too late:)

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Matt and Catherine thank you for allowing me to capture your special day. It was beautiful and intimate and it was my pleasure….xoxoxo

The day started with “the boys” with some fun images of the Matt and Trevor hanging out at Trevor’s house with Matt’s parent’s, from there off to the hotel where “the girls” Catherine and Beth were getting ready and we were joined by Catherine’s parents.

I’ve known the fabulous bride, Catherine since she was a little girl who lived up the street from me, she was a sweet and kind child then who grew up to a very sweet, kind and beautiful woman…..you have elegance well beyond your years and it was my pleasure to capture your special day!

It was a blustery but incredibly clear and sunny day and I wanted to send a special shout out to Shawna who let us use her amazing home for the formal images, its extra special because that used to be Catherine’s grandparents house…..awww, I know right?

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Now that the cool fall air has arrived I finally have had 5 minutes to sit and reflect and get caught up……I’ve been on a bit of blogging hiatus, we’ve been busy living life and my blog has been a wee bit neglected.

Our fabulous summer kicked off with the very amazing wedding day of Colleen and Pete!

Friends gathered from near and far (one lovely lady came all the way from Germany!)

The sun was shining, the breeze was soft and it was magical

Love you guys, it was my pleasure!

xoxox

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On Saturday May 7 we had a mini make over and photo shoot in support of Roots for Youth at my photography studio in New Glasgow.

All of the participants enjoyed some girl time, some light refreshments and some pampering featuring fabulous Arbonne (Pure, Safe and Beneficial)  hair and make up and a mini photo session with yours truly.

It was an amazing day, we had lots of beautiful women stopping in to get pampered in support of a great cause here in Pictou County.

Our dream team of fabulous-ness consisted of Lindsay Corbin, Janet Lundrigran, Sheri Burns and Robbie Weatherbee.

We raised over $500.00 for Roots for Youth in Pictou County and it was truly wonderful to meet so many lovely ladies.

Thank you all for taking part in such a great fundraiser, we hope to see you next time!

Here are a few images from the day, it was my pleasure to meet you all!

xoxox

Tara

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  • Shan MacLean - I did not know about the fundraiser for Roots For Youth, but I want to say thank you for supporting such a great cause. There are so many people in our community that get aide from organizations like this and allow so many to turn a blind eye. It is great to see peoplease raising funds and getting involved to raise awareness!

  • Wendy Chisholm - Your work is amazing! I would love to have you do photos for me some day.

So excited to share our second event in support of Pictou County Roots for Youth, come on over to WholeSELF Wellness Center (3rd floor, above the Healthy Selections Store at 106 Stellarton Rd in New Glasgow. Come on over between 12-4 and take a studio tour, enjoy a make over featuring Arbonne (Pure, Safe, Beneficial) Skin Care & Make up, get one complimentary 5×7 image with any donation to Roots for Youth.

Come on out, enjoy a fun afternoon, and support a fabulous organization in Pictou County.

Appointments are preferred but not necessary….email me pureimages@eastlink.ca and book your spot. (They were fully booked in 2 days so book quickly)

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  • Liz - Would love to win the contests! Always wanted to do this!

With my line of work, the most common questions I get asked are what do I wear and how much does it cost…the next question people ask  is what if you know the person?

Pictou County is a pretty small place and more often than not, I know my clients from high school, we do business together or there is often a friend/relative in common (which we find out two hours into the session and it’s like…how have we never met before?) and people always ask if clients feel comfortable bringing out their sexy side?

I am going to say “hell, yes”….a ridiculously awesome hell yes!

It’s been ages and ages since we hung out (there were some very fabulous parties at her place when we were in high school….I believe I slept in my car the last time we had a few too many at one such party but that’s another story for another time…xoxox)

I love her to bits….she is funny, absolutely freaking gorgeous and did you see those eyes?  It was my pleasure to create these for her….

I think she absolutely rocked this session!

My very lovely K…..Thank you for the bottom of my heart for being so open, so amazing and allowing me to share these fabulous images of you, you make my job into my dream career.

 

 

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  • Shirley - Love this girl, she is an inspiration! Confident, sexy, funny, fun, and full of love! Glad to call her one of my best friends!

  • Melissa Gratto - Beautiful

The number one question I get is “What do I wear?”

Well, the short answer is whatever you want. The longer answer is whatever you want that makes you feel awesome….your session, your choice.

I was “warned” it would be a geek shoot and I was thrilled, I had no idea so much Batman lingerie existed….I loved it!

Like a kid in a candy store each piece pulled out the suitcase was followed with an ‘oh wow, where did you find this one?” and “holy, these are the freaking bees knees”

It was absolutely a pleasure….

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