{tech alert: vine videos}

I haven’t been a big creative video person so far. Mostly because it can be quite complex. I realize that this isn’t the case anymore. You can use your iPhone to make great little pieces. I was introduced to Vine a while ago but never really got engaged until recently. It’s a great iPhone App that allows you to make short, looping videos that you can easily share. It’s really just another way to creatively capture the world around you. 

It’s kinda hard to explain in words but you take a bunch of little snippets of video, even still shots, to fill up a short amount of time. The App does the editing for you taking all them and plays them continuously to create one looping video. 

Here’s me having some fun on the set of our summer beauty photo shoot yesterday. 

It’s super duper easy and you can have a lot of fun with it. Visit the page or download the App to see what others have recorded then give it a try yourself. It’s also a social network so share with your friends & family. 

You can follow me on Vine by searching for Sweet Escape.

Oh and here’s some more fun on set. One of the perks of the job is getting your nails & make up done by a pro. I’ve been dying to try a trendy emerald green eye for ages but didn’t know how to do it. And I thought it would be fun to get each finger painted a different colour. 

* makeup by Anna Nenoiu-Csiki for P1 Management


{flea market finds}

I just had such a great long weekend. (Happy Canada Day!) It was one of those long weekends that seemed even LONGER, which is amazing, and consisted of a bunch of everything and not really anything all at the same time. Lots of little events and small adventures with some chill time in between. Oh and amazing weather helped too.

So on my way to Guelph for a family BBQ I decided I would stop at the Aberfoyle Antique Market on my way into the city. If you haven’t been, you really should. It’s great. It’s probably the best (on-going) one in South Western Ontario. The truth is I don’t need ANYTHING but I just love looking and today I decided to take my camera and make it more of a photo expedition.

Like so many other people, I’m hooked on the iPhone Photo App Hipstamatic. It’s amazing. It takes a little getting used to but I just love the quick instant vintage looking snapshots. I did bring along my DSLR but I’m going to play around with those photos a little later when I have time. Even though the iPhone is great, I still think you have way more control and ability to edit later with a ‘real’ camera. But there’s no point in fighting the technology – I embrace photography, regardless of what equipment is used. A good photo is a good photo!

Here’s a bunch of my favourite iPhone snapshots from my little market adventure today.