6/15/2012

Eric and Crystal - Red Button Photography!


This post has been a long time in the making, and I'm really excited about it!

I grew up in the tiny little town of Thorne, Ontario... it's a place I can't imagine living in now because it's so small, but at the same time, I can't think of a better place to be as a kid. Because the town was so small and everyone knew each other, the kids there really got the chance to explore and do their own thing (I actually spent a lot of time wandering in the surrounding forest), and get to know each other in a way they wouldn't in a bigger city.

Eric Rockburn is someone I knew, pretty much from the time I was born. We grew up together, and went to the same tiny school for years. When high school in North Bay came around for me, Eric had been there for a year already, and being in different circles, I didn't see him a whole lot throughout my time there. Then I went to college for Graphic Design, and Eric happened to be there also. Again, a year ahead of me, and again, our lives were quite different and we didn't see a whole lot of each other.

It wasn't until much later, through the magic of the internet, that I started following Eric's awesome work as a photographer, and got to reconnect with him for the first time in ages (thanks facebook, hah). After years of checking out each other's work, the opportunity came to go to London, and shoot some video for Eric, his family and his company, Red Button Photography. I jumped at the chance, and got to spend a few days with Eric, Crystal and their kids.

Eric's work is fantastic, and I knew that going in, but what I didn't expect as I was on my way to London, was that I would be so comfortable with all of them. I had a great time, and got to collect a whole bunch of nice shots in the process. A few months later, I was finally able to finish taking all that footage, and put together a piece I'm so happy with.  I think I  pieced something together that really paints a clear picture of Eric, Crystal, their family, and of course Red Button Photography. 

Please take a little break from your day, and have a look at the video I created with them.  Below, you'll find a photo, as well as the finished video (which I'm so proud of)... Sit back, maybe even put the video in full-screen mode, and ENJOY!!!