Archive for February, 2009

Hot Packaging for Hot Photography

If you have checked out the investment page on the site you have seen that shoots that have a DVD supplied come with packaging designed for you and your shoot. Now that sounds all nice in words but you can’t really get a taste for it unless you see some samples. After receiving confirmation from that the two discs that I sent out were received I’m now posting them on here – I didn’t want to ruin their surprise at all.

I had three discs ready to go out. I also had some new lighting equipment that I wanted to play with so a quick DVD photo shoot occurred. I’m still trying to perfect where and how I shoot these bad boys to demonstrate how freaking cool they are – well I think they are cool anyway. All wedding photography, family photography and engagement shoots receive their DVD in a case like this. The wedding photography DVD case is actually larger (think movie DVD case size). Featured here are Megan and Andre’s engagement shoot, the Caccamo family shoot and Nat and Matt’s engagement shoot.

The first two shots are all the DVDs playing nicely together:

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

Now some front and back shots of the cases:

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

And some of the inserts:

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

And one showing off the case opened up with the disc inside:

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

And to finish off here’s some detail shots of the cases:

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

DVD Packaging - Curt O'Neil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie

I think I may have sent out a form letter with fill in the blanks for feedback on them as Megan sent along the following message:

“a disc of awesome wickedness did arrive in my mailbox today!! Fabulous cover…it was definitely worth the wait!”

and Nat sent this to me through email:

“We received our wicked dvd of photo awesomeness! I haven’t had a chance to look at the photos again, but I’m diggin’ the dvd cover! Looks awesome!”

Let me know what you think and if you’re digging what you’re seeing leave a comment or contact me through the contact page.

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We Were Gone But Now We Are Back

If you tried to visit the site or email me between Friday around noon and Sunday midnight you would have realized that nothing was working. The server that the site was hosted out crashed and became unrecoverable. All the data on the drives failed and no backups were available until early December.

I’ve spent the last two days rebuilding the site and readding all the content. Most of it is all back up with some tweaks coming here and there but I’m happy with where it is right now.

If you notice anything that seems out of place let me know. Check out the stuff currently up and feel free to comment on it – keep checking back on the site as I have some plans in the works.

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Nat and Matt – Engagement Shoot

Going back into the vault for this one – it’s not that deep of a vault yet but this was my first ever engagement shoot featuring the first couple to book me for a wedding. Nat was persistent on me shooting her wedding before I was even in to shooting weddings – I finally agreed and the wheels were in motion for what you see now. They however won’t be my first wedding shot, that honour goes to Jeannette and Anthony.

For the engagement shoot we headed to the Soo Locks, the same location where their wedding will be taking place.

Curt ONeil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie - Nat and Matt Engagement Shoot

Curt ONeil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie - Nat and Matt Engagement Shoot

Curt ONeil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie - Nat and Matt Engagement Shoot

Curt ONeil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie - Nat and Matt Engagement Shoot

Curt ONeil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie - Nat and Matt Engagement Shoot

Curt ONeil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie - Nat and Matt Engagement Shoot

Curt ONeil Photographer - Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer - Sault Ste. Marie - Nat and Matt Engagement Shoot

It was fun going back through this shoot and looking at the shots again. It reminded me of how much I’ve grown from just this shoot to where I am now. This shoot lead the driving motivation to get me to where I am and for that I’m thankful.

Nat and Matt I’m looking forward to getting together again in late August for your wedding and rocking out some awesome shots.

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