For those who read “Life in my Barbershop World” one year ago (and this week’s Music Monday), you would know how invested I am in the a cappella, barbershop community. I’ve been performing and competing with my chorus for six years now and I love how much harmony has blessed my life.
Last year, we competed in our annual regional convention and for the first time since York Highlands Chorus was chartered back in 1970, we won first place in our division and fourth overall! Throughout the last year we’ve been riding our incredible success and showcasing our talents. As we head to our competition this weekend, I wanted to showcase the last year through the eyes of my chorus, friends and our audience.
Wish us luck this weekend as we give it our all!
Our competition photo from 2014.
Our beautiful first place Division AA and fourth place overall medals.
Some of our members flaunting our new medals.
I was surprised to win the Sweet Adeline of the Year award in 2014.
YHC’s first performance in the park after our competition.
Our 70s theme night at rehearsal.
Our Christmas in July rehearsal costumes.
Our annual chorus corn roast to celebrate our hard work.
Dressing up in wigs!
Mother daughter photo at fall music school with our new causal chorus tops.
One of our chorus fundraiser products from 2014.
Our Halloween inspired costumes in 2014.
Some of our ladies bringing the Christmas spirit to patients and families at Southlake Regional Health Centre.
Our “Power Up” theme at our spring retreat.
Mom and I lip syncing “Love is an Open Door” from “Frozen.”
Having rehearsal on St. Patrick’s Day.
Practicing our Space, Place and Face with our trusty mirrors.
Our spring fashion show and final show before competition.
Hello everyone. My name is Meaghan DeClerq and I am a freelance photographer. When I held my first camera I had an epiphany – I knew that photography would become a larger part of my life.
I graduated in 2013 from the Media Studies program, emphasizing in Image Arts, at the University of Guelph-Humber. Although I am not as talented as the other contributors when it comes to writing, I hope I can showcase my love of photography.
Those who know me know how much I adore food photography. No matter what food is on the table, I have to photograph it. It is important to note that when I say photograph, I mean moving plates around until I got the right lighting – leading to many cold dinners and angry family members.
Outside of my passion for food, I enjoy many styles of photography, particularly portraiture and commercial. Regardless of the style, what I love most is the creative freedom. Whether it’s being your own food stylist, picking a wardrobe or location, photography lets your work shine. I hope you view my work as what it is meant to be – creative freedom. Allowing the colours and textures to take you somewhere special and different from everyday imagery.
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