Jul 11 2014
Jon & Neda Meet & Greet – July 28th
I’d love to introduce you to Jon Pardy and Neda Kalantar from Big Brother Canada season 2 so I am going to host an all ages meet and greet for them on July 28th! I talked in my last post about how I am a huge fan of Jon Pardy. I have had the chance to work with him for several different photo shoots since his big win. Jon and I talked about putting together an all ages meet and greet so that all of the fans have an opportunity to meet him and Neda while they are in Newfoundland this summer. We are hoping to use this opportunity to help raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society, a charity that is close to my heart. You may or may not know that my mother has been fighting cancer for the past 7 years so I am grateful to have this kind of opportunity to give back. I am hoping you guys will all come out to meet Jon and Neda and help out this awesome cause. I’ve tried to make this special so here are the details.
We will be booking 100 appointments for this event. Each person has their own private time and photo shoot (photographed by ME) with Jon and Neda. You have two options. Option 1 is our basic option and is $20 if you pre-book your appointment. You get a meet and greet and mini photo shoot with Jon and Neda. We have 5×7 exclusive portrait 411 cards of each of them that they will autograph for you. You will receive a download code so you can download the images from your shoot with Jon and Neda. And you’re donating $5 to the Canadian Cancer Society!! Option 2 is $35 includes everything from option 1 but adds on your choice of one of the HUNDO or WAKE UP NEWFOUNDLAND tanks (regularly sold for $20 each). So if you are interested click the image above for the link or go to our client login (top right hand side of this page) and enter the Jon and Neda meet and greet to pre-book your appointment. Once your purchase is made I will be getting in touch with you to arrange the appointment time that works best for you. These appointments are limited so if you want to be part of this event you should book it right now! And super fans – I look forward to seeing if you can control yourselves better than I did when I met Jon!
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Jun 18 2014
Jon Pardy – Winner Big Brother Canada season 2
For those of you who spent the winter in Newfoundland you all might have been suffering from the same crazies that I was. It was a long, cold winter with plenty of snow days. While I was holed up in the house I found myself addicted to watching Big Brother Canada season 2. Now I have to be honest, Big Brother is my guilty pleasure. Last year a Canadian version of the Big Brother dynasty began and gave those of us who love the show some extra excitement for the winter months. When season 2 of Big Brother Canada began I knew that we were in for an exciting season. There were 3 Newfoundlanders in the cast and you know how Newfoundlanders support their own. After more than 2 months of watching the houseguests battle it out for the big prize ($100,000 cash along with prize packages of trips and house supplies from the Brick) we were at the end and my most beloved houseguest, Jon Pardy, 23 year old education student from Clarenville, was crowned the winner. For those of you who watched you also probably fell in love with this “Goofy Newfie” (as his Twitter handle now proudly proclaims). Jon was certainly one of the most authentic and genuine houseguests I have have ever watched play the game. He made it to the end without much backstabbing or lying which in Big Brother is very difficult. My husband Norm jokes about how the credits for the finale hadn’t finished running before I was at my computer trying to arrange a photoshoot with Jon Pardy. To my absolute joy The Newfoundland Herald arranged an interview with Jon and I was brought in as the photographer. When the big day arrived I was totally stoked to meet Jon. During my career I have gotten to photograph a lot of awesome and interesting people and I can usually keep my cool. Not this day. No, as soon as it was my turn to meet Jon Pardy my super fan took over and I literally ran screaming into his arms. I am a passionate person and sometimes keeping that inside just doesn’t happen. Luckily Jon took it all in stride. He is the same guy as I watched on the show. Sweet, hilarious, genuine. In my opinion he is totally deserving of all of the attention he is getting. Isn’t it nice to see the nice guy finish first? For the Big Brother fans out there Newfoundland has had some great opportunities to go out and meet some of this years cast. After my shoot with Jon he was off to get fellow houseguest Arlie Shaban at the airport. Well, wouldn’t you know that I was lucky enough to also get to do another photo shoot including Allison White, another Newfoundlander who was a houseguest and Arlie with Jon? But I will save those images for another day. However, if you didn’t get enough of Jon from this post you can see more images from my first session with him in my portfolio under individuals. I also hear that Jon will be all over the island this summer doing meet and greets so fans can get out and meet this awesome guy! And keep checking back here – you never know who I might get feature next.
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