What a way to kick off 2016! I am over the moon excited about this Notable Photographer nomination for the region of Quebec!! Proudly, this is a Canadian Award, where votes are cast by you and decided by Notable based on our work & community involvement. Notable is known as Canada’s site for driven millennials. They feature a very strong online presence and keep us up to date with the latest with People, Life, Business and Culture. For the first time, the category of Photographer has been added to the Notable awards and here we are! I say we, because Christina Esteban Photography is not just Christina, it is Christina AND TEAM. Please feel free to vote and share, you have until January 28th @ 10am. February 17th, the award ceremony will take place in Toronto. The roster of nominees are impressive amongst the different regions and categories. What a great way to check out what’s going on in your area or non area of expertise.
“Last year we took over the country featuring the best and brightest Millennials and young entrepreneurs in Canada. Thousands of people were nominated, tens of thousands voted, and a select few were lucky enough to be crowned Notable Award winners.”
We are a small team, a very small team with huge ideas and clear focus. Maggie Blakney and Christina Esteban are the faces of Christina Esteban Photography. We have been privileged to contract out a select few photographers that represent our studio extremely well. We are proud of our track record to our satisfied customers who continue to promote, refer and work with us time and time again.
What I know for sure, is that getting the work done, is the best way to predict the future! This is our philosophy over here at Christina Esteban Photography. We continue to train ourselves on the latest photography trends, posing, editing techniques and strive to provide extremely fast turn around time on our wedding photography. We photographed over 40 weddings in 2015 and YES, that’s right, we always commit 30-45 days on our weddings..it’s in our contract, where many other studios commit 90 days or more. We know you want your beautifully carefully curated and edited photos quickly to share with family and friends. We print in house, no need to go to the pharmacy to print your beautiful wedding photos! We have gorgeous fine art paper and mats that are hang ready for your walls, mantles and table tops. We will be blogging on this later this topic, later this week to share what’s new with us.
When it comes to our corporate events, we have photographed over 60 corporate events in 2015, including big brands like: Google, Audi, Hugo Boss, Sports Experts, Montreal Canadiens Foundation, Lise Watier Foundation, Cirque Eloize, Vans, Jansport, Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal, Actavis and many many more. We get hired for our professionalism, positive attitudes and willingness to be flexible, delivery at times same night or next day delivery. We understand media deadlines and the importance to provide a concise clean portfolio of photo work for our corporate client requirements.
Let’s not forget about portrait photography. This is an area that we have been developing over the past year and are about to dive deep in to this area that I am absolutely in love with. So much to discuss here, we will write a whole blog on just this.
In addition to this, we feel it is so important to give back. Last year, our photography and time was donated to a few incredible foundations. I will speak of Fondation Jovia
in particular, they do absolutely incredible work by simply bringing a smile to very sick children and seniors in nursing homes. I was introduced to their foundation by a good friend of mine, Jana Popliger-Sinclair who’s little girl is greeted weekly by these incredible animators at the hospital. I photographed the experience of some of the children and the animators at Centre de Rehabilitation Marie Enfant. We later provided our portable portrait studio for their Gala.
If you are thinking of donating to a cause, you don’t have to look far. My throat always swells up with the about to cry feeling every time I look at these photos and remember the warm smiles these incredible people give every day to these children and seniors.
We are so excited to take on 2016 with such force and love for new beginnings and incredible creativity with all of our new and old clients! What a great way to kick off 2016!
Wishing you health, love and success!