wedding photographer elizabeth vanderbij

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Banff wedding photographer elizabeth vanderbij (yup, me) simply adores photographing weddings, whether they are in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Banff, Canmore, or Jasper or anywhere else in Canada or the USA!

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Studio is coming together!

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Just a quick update on the studio, still not done but we’re getting closer! Actually have shot a little in there for practice and you can see some of those photos on the portrait blog – http://www.envphotography.com/edmontonurbanportraits/

Edmonton Photographer | Studio is coming together!

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Just a quick update on the studio, still not done but we’re getting closer! Actually have shot a little in there for practice and you can see some of those photos on the portrait blog – http://www.envphotography.com/edmontonurbanportraits/

One more studio update….! Construction is done!

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

It’s been a busy past few days, especially with me being such a Klutz and rolling my ankle. Spent a good chunk of yesterday in an emergency room and the doctors still can’t decide if my ankle is fractured or just sprained. Apparently the x-ray looked a bit weird! So my gimpy leg has slowed me down a little, but I’m happy to say that the major construction on the space is now done! Just have to finish the outlets and wiring in the new chandeliers, and then it’s done! Well, then the fun part starts! I’ve been looking forward to furniture shopping, and will hopefully have everything set up and ready to go this weekend! Also need to order the studio lights, so much to do! Open House is looking to be in the first part of May… will keep posted!

So here’s a few more photos. I’m in love with the floors, all pretty and shiny!

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Edmonton Photographer | One more studio update….! Construction is done!

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

It’s been a busy past few days, especially with me being such a Klutz and rolling my ankle. Spent a good chunk of yesterday in an emergency room and the doctors still can’t decide if my ankle is fractured or just sprained. Apparently the x-ray looked a bit weird! So my gimpy leg has slowed me down a little, but I’m happy to say that the major construction on the space is now done! Just have to finish the outlets and wiring in the new chandeliers, and then it’s done! Well, then the fun part starts! I’ve been looking forward to furniture shopping, and will hopefully have everything set up and ready to go this weekend! Also need to order the studio lights, so much to do! Open House is looking to be in the first part of May… will keep posted!

So here’s a few more photos. I’m in love with the floors, all pretty and shiny!

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Oh Green Crush, how I love thee! Another studio update!

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The walls are done! Lots of exposed concrete still, and then smooth, pretty drywall on the rest! Everything’s been painted out with several coats of Ultra Pure White, but the best part is the rockin’ green wall in Green Crush! It’s just perfect! Look at it! The floor is also starting to go in and I can’t wait to stop by tomorrow night to see it!

I did a little furniture shopping yesterday, but I have yet to find the perfect chandelier… I will hunt for that on Wednesday, I think.

In the meantime, check out the awesome paint job! Trevor and Darlene are the best! If you’re looking for a contractor, they are the ones! The did a wicked job on our kitchen and our fence, and just look at what they can do to a scary basement!

Saturday's Studio progress!

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Oh my gosh today was a ridiculously long day! It all started with a flurry of phone calls from Home Depot’s delivery dept who were there at 7:45 am to deliver! I had no idea they would be even working that early on a Saturday, so of course I was still at home when the calls started coming. I flew out of the house and headed downtown to figure out how to get this monster truck into the service area behind the building. Thanks City of Edmonton for having such low flying wires in the back so the truck could’t come through. The Mega truck parked finally and then transferred everything via forklift, so, luckiliy, crisis was averted.

Then I headed off for my first trip to Home Depot of the day to buy insulation (I would prefer not to hear the neighbours, thanks), more door moulding and various other bits and pieces. Went back to the space, dropped it all off and then went on the hunt for flooring. I wasn’t able to find the first pick anywhere in stock, and I’m still a little disappointed, but managed to find something pretty and shiny that will do the trick nonetheless. 23 boxes of flooring, 11 rolls of underlay, 7 outside corner pieces, and more misc items later, I found myself heading back toward the space to drop off another fun bundles of wallet-draining supplies.

While I was gallavanting around to Home Depot, the insulation and drywall was put up and things are starting to look a lot less sketchy! Turns out I went a little crazy and bought too much drywall and insulation, so hopefully I can return that in the next few days. I wandered off again, now to plan the furniture I need to buy, but didn’t get much accomplished there, and then found myself back the space with Mom in tow to give her a tour. Finally we locked things down there, went to visit my nieces for a little bit before heading to, you guessed it, Home Depot, for the third time that day where I purchased a ton of paint and random bits and things. Now I am home, after a short stop for an Iced Chai Latte at my favourite Starbucks before dragging my carcass home to my hunny Derek.  Now, once I climb the stairs from my home basement, date night with my darling begins… until I pass out and then back at the space again tomorrow…

Here’s a few photos of where we are from today.

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Saturday’s Studio progress!

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Oh my gosh today was a ridiculously long day! It all started with a flurry of phone calls from Home Depot’s delivery dept who were there at 7:45 am to deliver! I had no idea they would be even working that early on a Saturday, so of course I was still at home when the calls started coming. I flew out of the house and headed downtown to figure out how to get this monster truck into the service area behind the building. Thanks City of Edmonton for having such low flying wires in the back so the truck could’t come through. The Mega truck parked finally and then transferred everything via forklift, so, luckiliy, crisis was averted.

Then I headed off for my first trip to Home Depot of the day to buy insulation (I would prefer not to hear the neighbours, thanks), more door moulding and various other bits and pieces. Went back to the space, dropped it all off and then went on the hunt for flooring. I wasn’t able to find the first pick anywhere in stock, and I’m still a little disappointed, but managed to find something pretty and shiny that will do the trick nonetheless. 23 boxes of flooring, 11 rolls of underlay, 7 outside corner pieces, and more misc items later, I found myself heading back toward the space to drop off another fun bundles of wallet-draining supplies.

While I was gallavanting around to Home Depot, the insulation and drywall was put up and things are starting to look a lot less sketchy! Turns out I went a little crazy and bought too much drywall and insulation, so hopefully I can return that in the next few days. I wandered off again, now to plan the furniture I need to buy, but didn’t get much accomplished there, and then found myself back the space with Mom in tow to give her a tour. Finally we locked things down there, went to visit my nieces for a little bit before heading to, you guessed it, Home Depot, for the third time that day where I purchased a ton of paint and random bits and things. Now I am home, after a short stop for an Iced Chai Latte at my favourite Starbucks before dragging my carcass home to my hunny Derek.  Now, once I climb the stairs from my home basement, date night with my darling begins… until I pass out and then back at the space again tomorrow…

Here’s a few photos of where we are from today.

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Studio Update!

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Friday marked the beginning of construction on the studio space. The studio is downtown at 10132 105 St in the basement of the building. The building is pretty darn cool since it was built in the 1930′s, so it does have some character, and the surrounding alleys are some of my favourite in the city.  

The partial wall separating my deskspace and the viewing area was built. The ugly carpet was torn up and was supposed to reveal nice smooth concrete… no such luck! My initial plan was to paint out the concrete floors to a nice plain white… and it wasn’t going to cost me much money at all. The floor, however, had other ideas, and now $3000 later, there will be pretty dark wood floors with nice cork underlay to keep my legs happy while shooting, and it will keep your legs happy too while you let me take your photos in the studio.

Friday also had Josh & Sanser came in to do all the wiring. Pretty crazy undertaking I think, but he’s so awesome that I now have total control over my wiring and with the ability to upgrade when needed if the new strobes are too powerful and it’s all self-contained now too.

Here’s a few shots of how things were looking on Friday night!

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Edmonton Wedding Photographer | Studio Update!

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Friday marked the beginning of construction on the studio space. The studio is downtown at 10132 105 St in the basement of the building. The building is pretty darn cool since it was built in the 1930′s, so it does have some character, and the surrounding alleys are some of my favourite in the city.  

The partial wall separating my deskspace and the viewing area was built. The ugly carpet was torn up and was supposed to reveal nice smooth concrete… no such luck! My initial plan was to paint out the concrete floors to a nice plain white… and it wasn’t going to cost me much money at all. The floor, however, had other ideas, and now $3000 later, there will be pretty dark wood floors with nice cork underlay to keep my legs happy while shooting, and it will keep your legs happy too while you let me take your photos in the studio.

Friday also had Josh & Sanser came in to do all the wiring. Pretty crazy undertaking I think, but he’s so awesome that I now have total control over my wiring and with the ability to upgrade when needed if the new strobes are too powerful and it’s all self-contained now too.

Here’s a few shots of how things were looking on Friday night!

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Got the keys! The studio "before" pictures!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The birth of the ENV Photography Studio!

I got the keys today! Woohoo! Also found out that the new stairs are being installed much sooner than expected, so will have way easier access from street level. That’s gonna make it be way easier for the open house once everything is done.

Here’s a few shots to show the space in it’s current state. Honestly, it’s nothing pretty to look at right now, but it has great potential. I’m looking forward to documenting the transformation through renos. There will be a lot of work, and it’ll probably take a month to get set up, but it will be worth it! I know it! Will paint out the concrete walls, need to drywall over the metal studs, tearing up the carpet and painting out the concrete floors, painting the ceiling to a certain degree, but going to leave it pretty rough looking with the pipes and beams exposed. I think my original layout plan has already changed a little! Here we go!

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