Category Archives: Out and about

What to wear for your Montreal Fall Photo Session | Montreal Wedding Photographer

It’s that time of year when the trees fly the orange, yellow & red flags of fall, bare feet and flip flops are traded in for socks & boots, the sun sets a little earlier each day and the evenings bring a chilly whisper of the winter to come. Fall is also a very popular time of year for […]

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Beyond the Status Quo | Montreal Wedding Photographer

I have never been the kind of person to be happy with the status quo.  When Sidney Poitier said, “To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed” I could totally relate to what he meant.  When it comes to my photography, I feel even more strongly about improving, […]

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Stacy Squires Photography - July 10, 2013 - 5:13 am

Stunning photos

Omar Berr - July 9, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Mestro, genio!! 🙂

Gary Theran - July 8, 2013 - 3:58 pm

me gusta la naturalidad y el manejo de la luz..

Sherine Jardine - July 8, 2013 - 4:48 am

Stunning! You are so talented. I would love to do glam the gown. I wish we lived closer to each other. 🙁

Rand Allabade - July 7, 2013 - 11:02 pm

Beautiful pictures!! I am absolutely in love with them – I agree with you, I much prefer this style too 🙂

Sarah Cartier - July 7, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Feel free to come check out my hood for abandoned lots, cool alleys and parks. The light by the canal is pretty awesome!

Sarah Cartier - July 7, 2013 - 9:59 pm

You totally achieved your goal of creating dramatic images with non-traditionally beautiful locations 🙂

Jordana Leigh - July 7, 2013 - 7:44 pm


Baking Sweet Grand Opening | Montreal Commercial Photographer

I’m not sure what I was doing at the age of 25, but it certainly did not involve writing a business plan, getting a bank loan and expanding my already successful business, which is what baker extraordinaire Randi Deskin has been up to.  Saturday June 25th marked the grand opening of the new storefront for Baking Sweet, […]

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AxiodaBroaria - January 25, 2012 - 3:13 am

Hello! Just want to say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

Sarah - January 16, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Like the blog

Melissa - June 28, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Great pictures Victoria, so crisp and fresh, makes me want to have a couple of those delicious cupcakes!!

Tara Shee Little - June 28, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Very nice food photography – lovely little cupcakes!

JD - June 27, 2011 - 9:24 pm

Congratulations Randi! Your new bakery is incredible! I am so proud of you 🙂
And Victoria, your pictures are amazing as always, thanks for sharing them! 🙂

Summer Camp is Over

Today was the final day of our epic wedding photography adventure with Jasmine Star and Creative Live.  It’s been a whirlwind, roller-coaster ride of highs and lows, with lots of laughs, but also many emotional moments for everyone involved.  I feel as though I’ve been at a month-long summer camp for the past 5 days; […]

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Catie Ronquillo - September 2, 2010 - 5:02 pm

Thank you for sharing your experience and perspective! I loved watching y’all on Creative Live, it was an amazing 5 days. Way to push your boundaries, I LOVED that shot of Laura’s bouquet. 🙂 Cheers to you!

J*'s mom - September 2, 2010 - 12:40 am

Victoria, it was wonderful watching you and everyone else have a fabulous time in Seattle with the CreativeLive team. JD and Jasmine are not only wonderful people but also super teachers. Soooooooooo happy you had a great time learning and making precious memories together.

From a proud mom!

MJPhoto - September 1, 2010 - 10:24 am

Hi there- even though I wasn’t *there* there- I was there and can totally relate to what you are saying. Well not totally of course because I only had a small taste and experienced it vicariously- but I will say that it has inspired me further in many ways.

I appreciated watching you (and EVERYONE involved there) fantastic stuff.

Now about dismantling the plane with your allan key ROFL.


Motti - August 31, 2010 - 5:38 pm

What a great weekend it was. Even my wife joined me to watch those long days and the inspiring talents that you all were, and she has NO photography interest whatsoever. I happened to do a job on Wednesday and for few hours on the weekend but watched just about everything else. Now I am waiting for my download link that my wife is going to purchase (I know she will buy it). Victoria, it was great to see a Montreal representation in this International workshop.

small burst - August 30, 2010 - 5:23 pm

aww. “I’m such a girl”. Just something Jasmine had said and it stuck. I almost got teary eyed reading your post. I was only there in spirit but I didn’t want it to end either. Such a wealth of information for 5 days and I like you, I walk away learning more about who I am and what I want. I can’t wait to see the great things that lay ahead for you!

kenna klosterman - August 30, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Victoria – I feel like I won the lottery as the “voice of the internet” at our epic summer camp. Thank you for being YOU. I love that you approached this week with challenging yourself to try new things and push yourself to the edge. J* and JD were too inspiring for words. But truly the creativeLIVE 5 represented all of us other photographers out there trying to build our businesses. I love love love that I had the opportunity to watch you all transform in front of my own eyes. Congrats on a job well done and your photography is just stunning. Your photo of the bouquet & Laura’s floral dress detail was the envy of the internet! Hope our paths cross again someday. Wish Susan could pack me in her bag for her travels to Montreal!

Jasmin - August 30, 2010 - 12:32 pm

Dear Victoria,
with this post you brought out my tears AGAIN I already had yesterday (No, it was today VERY early in the morning around 3 am over here in Germany!).
I TOTALLY feel what you described and I’m so thankful that it was possible to share this whole amazing experience with you and Jasmine. She kicked my ass literally and I have so much stuff on my To Do-List now…. I hope we can grow together as photographers, as human beings, as artists and in our real life after this unreal web experience!
Much success, I will follow your next steps… ;-)!
I’m sure, we can do it!

darrah parker - August 30, 2010 - 11:49 am

Amazing job this week! I felt like I was right there with you, feeling anxious and excited as each new day unfolded. Thank you for putting your heart into this and for asking so many fantastic questions. It was great to hear confirmation from someone who is hugely successful that the best way to go is the authentic way – the way that feels true to you. I will continue to do this and I hope you will, too! Go get ’em!

A. Rios - August 30, 2010 - 11:43 am

Very nice post, beautiful portrait! What can I say, I am going to miss you all, it was great spending 5 days with all of you, learning so much. I am also extremely grateful for the great opportunity. Awesome project, Creative Live, Jasmine, JD, Chase, Craig, Laura, Billy, and everybody else involved really, really ROCK!!

I work during the day, therefore I was watching the rewatch quite late at night into the early morning hours. Yesterday, I thought now that’s over, I’ll have time to sleep, but couldn’t because this course left me with so much learning and information, that my head can’t stop thinking and I am still absorbing everything that it was taught.

Thank you so much Victoria, I truly enjoyed your attitude towards learning.

Best of luck from California!

Pam Rauber - August 30, 2010 - 8:33 am

I was with you guys all five days and felt the emotional roller coaster. My daughter, who I 2nd shoot for, and I kept a constant chat on gmail throughout the weekend. Believe it or not, on Saturday morning, I awoke and felt hungover from the wedding the night before. With my aching knee I’m having surgery on soon, I took my shower and with no plans of leaving the house, I put pj’s back on, sat in my recliner armed with my laptop and took in more of you guys. I loved, loved, loved your best shots and that was only your second day in. Bride magazine quality. So glad you had the experience.

peter hearl - August 30, 2010 - 5:15 am

Great team picture, what a great 5 days, I had a few late night here in the UK, should have watched the re-runs. I now have a lot to think about in regards to my business,

Many Thank to Jasmine, JD, Chase, all the team at creativelive, the “Creativelive 5” and special thanks to Laura and Billy for allowing the world to watch there wedding. You all Rock,