Jodi Forestell

I love to shoot portrait photography! And the shot is always better when my subject is unaware that I am there. It's great fun and I am always honoured when asked to do it.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Robyn & John's Baby Boy!

 In June 2011, I had the pleasure of photographing
Robyn & John's wedding day.
It was wonderful day!
Two and half years later, Robyn & John contacted me again.
"We've had a baby boy!"
I was thrilled that they asked me to take his first portraits.
What a beautiful boy he is!

 I love to shoot baby portraits.
They are cute no matter what they do.
Fighting the sand man...he didn't want to miss a thing.
This little man has the most stunning and brightest blue eyes.
So silent and precious when they sleep.
They other baby!

It was time to go. He had had enough of me!
See what I mean about cute no matter what?
Thanks for being patient P!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Terry & Don

Don & Terry are our new neighbours and have quickly become very close friends of ours.
They are getting married in August 2014 at their beautiful cottage property on Buckhorn Lake.
I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph this wonderful event in their lives.
Bailey. Their beautiful Golden Retriever.
It wouldn't have been a proper engagement session if we didn't include him.
We had a lot of fun shooting these portraits.
I look forward to your special day.
Thank you for asking Parkes Images to be a part of it.
See you on The Rock!

Friday, May 31, 2013

May 2013

 I am blessed to live where I am surrounded by such life!
 I never get tired of photographing what some might think is ordinary.
 Lady Slippers. Lovely.
My blog would not be complete without a pic of my girl Sandy.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Parkes Images Photography

Parkes Images Photography

It's been far too long since my last post.
I needed a break.
My photography mind has shifted.
I am focusing (pun intended) less on the business side of my photography and more on what I want to shoot.
While portrait photography will always be a part of my style, I am pulling the camera out to shoot random subjects more often.
Although it is finally Spring, I want to share some images from the winter. This past February we had a very big snow storm and it made for some of the best snow images I have ever photographed.
These images were shot on Lower Buckhorn Lake.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Shandel & Jacques

This past May, Adam from Woodhouse Photography asked me to shoot a wedding for him because he was already booked. I was more than happy to be a part of the Woodhouse Photography staff for the day! Adam adds a wonderful touch to his photographs in post-production, so I was quite excited to have images I shot processed by him.

The wedding was held at the beautiful Westwind Inn in Buckhorn.

Shandel's & Jacques day was an intimate affair with only their closest family and friends there to witness their marriage ceremony. The weather was not the best but it did not matter. Being from Toronto, they were excited to be at the lake to exchange their vows and portraits on the dock were a must.

Adam has posted some of the images to his own blog. I invite you to visit his blog and view the beautiful images that Woodhouse Photography and Parkes Images created together.

Thanks Adam.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Andrew & Miranda

Andrew, Miranda and I met this past Saturday for the
first time at her mom's home in Bancroft.
As I walked into the house, I could only smell the turkey
that was roasting in the oven.
I was even invited to join them for dinner!

We first headed to Millennium Park in Bancroft.
Love that bridge!

When we were finished at the park, we went to the Eagle's Nest.
It's a look out with a view of Bancroft.
It is quite the vertical incline to drive up but totally worth it.

Miranda asked for a 'piggyback' shot.
To my surprise though..she wanted to give the piggy
back ride to Andrew! She's a tiny little thing and it was no
easy task....she a strong one!

Thank you to Adam Woodhouse for passing along my name to this lovely couple.
I look forward to your day in June 2011!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Jeff & Sheila

Jeff and Sheila won a portrait session with me at a silent auction that was
held at Buckhorn Public School.
Both of our children attend BPS so it was a treat for me to do portraits
for a local family.

Sheila loves her home and since they are moving very soon,
she wanted the portraits shot there.

They have a gorgeous property and I could have kept shooting
for hours at so many different locations.

Jeff and Sheila are a very large part of the Buckhorn community
making generous donations to a variety of events and structures.

Their little guy kept me moving but he did enjoy being a model.
This image is one of my favorites. I love that genuine smile!

Chelsea is one of their three family dogs. She has been
around the longest and was constantly asking to be in the portraits.
We finally gave in and allowed to be a part of the action.

This image is not the sharpest but I could not resist posting it.
When we finished shooting and were walking back towards the house,
I turned to see him taking off his shirt, belt and tie off...he couldn't wait!

Thank you Jeff and Sheila for inviting me to your beautiful home to capture
these portraits for you. It was so much fun.
Call me anytime Sheila to come and get those horse photos done!