December's profile is the very lovely and talented Erin Cebula
. I had a pleasure of meeting Erin a few years ago at the Gemini Awards. Erin and the ET Canada team hosted the Gala evening and I was one of the makeup artists doing makeup for the hosts. Myself and fellow makeup artist Nicole Harvie
asked Erin if she'd like to do a creative shoot with us and she immediately said yes! That shoot turned out to be the start of a wonderful working and personal relationship between Erin and I. Since then, I've had the joy of photographing her with her family, including her gorgeous pup Lenny and cute hubby Sean, as well as another stunning beauty portrait shoot of Erin this past July at Sugar Studios
Erin is a doll and an amazing champion of my work as a photographer. Upon her recommendations, I had the amazing opportunities to photograph Mr. Kevin Newman, the national news anchor for Global Television, and ET Canada's Celebrity Makeover with Cheryl Hickey
Our most recent beauty portrait in July 2010 was a smash hit and I must say, one of my most favourite shoots to date. This is my tribute and huge thank you (hugs) to Erin for her unwaivering support and our growing friendship, despite our crazy schedules!
Included here are some of my favourite portraits of Erin. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do and learn a little bit more about Erin than you thought you knew from our recent interview after the jump...Tell me a bit about yourself...about you, your business and/or what you like to do with your time.
I have been working in Television for over 10 years and I'm still learning something new every day. I started my career behind-the-scenes as a video editor so most of what I've accomplished in front of the camera has been by trial and error. I love interviewing dynamic, interesting people and because I produce my own segments I get a chance to craft the look and feel of every story. I'm currently doing an Entertainment Feature for Global News and I'm the West Coast Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight Canada. When I'm not working I love to play outside, cook (and eat) fabulous food and spend time with friends, family and my fur baby Lenny.What did you like best about working with Linda and how have your photos benefited you?
Linda has a wonderfully calm and caring demeanour that brings out the best in me. I am not a model and posing for the still camera makes me a little nervous, but Linda makes me feel comfortable and she makes me look good! Her photographs were the inspiration for my website and every time I post one on Facebook I get inundated with compliments and questions.If you could pick one favourite shot Linda took of you/for you, which one would it be and why?
That's a tough one. I love so many of the photos Linda has done for me - but there was a series we did recently with natural light and a green dress that really blew me away.What is your philosophy or approach to life?
I have always tried my best to be a kind and positive person because I honestly believe that you get what you give. I also have a real "can do" attitude that hasn't failed me yet. Knock on wood.What's new in your life? What's next for you?
In the new year I will be taking on the role of "interview instructor" at a new arts and entertainment school called The Rockstar Academy
. I used to teach snowboarding at Cypress Mountain and I absolutely loved being a part of the learning process. This gig will give me a chance help future superstars achieve their goals and I'll be honing my own skills in the process!