Sunday, October 30, 2011

2 Winners at 2012 Contessa Hair Awards !

After the dust has settled the amazing stylists from Space Salon and Caramel Salon brought home 2 pieces of crystal ! Congratulations toWinners: Chrissy Allan - Student Apprentice of the Year and
Devon Plamondon - Newcomer of the Year. A huge congratulations to Alina Sulaiman Friesen for her 2 huge finalist nominations, Space Salon for a finalist nomination, and Salon Team for a finalist nomination and finally, congratulations to all the finalists and winners this evening, really looking forward to doing it again soon.

MUA: Jena Jacquot-Boisvenu

2012 Contessa Student/Apprentice of the Year Winner: Chrissy Allan from Space Salon, Vancouver
MUA: Jena Jacquot-Boisvenu

2012 Contessa Newcomer of the Year Winner: Devon Plamondon from Caramel Salon, Vancouver

 2012 Contessa Canadian Hairstylist of the Year and B.C. Hairstylist of the Year Finalist:
Alina Friesen MUA: Jena Jacquot-Boisvenu Clothing stylist and designer: Wendy Cook

Hair by Alina Friesen                                                                         Hair by Amber Turcotte            

Hair by Alina Friesen                                                                                                  Hair by Carly Schneider

                                                   Hair by Alina Friesen

2012 Contessa Salon Team of the Year Finalist: Alina Friesen, Carly Schneider and Amber Turcotte
MUA: Jena Jacquot-Boisvenu Accessories styling: Alina Friesen

All images copyright KaleJF Photography

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My images on Vogue Italia

Recently created a photographers profile on and had 5 images accepted by the editorial staff for posting on Vogue Italia. Below is one of the images. Follow this link to see my other images.

Hair by Vanya Petkova
Copyright: KaleJF Photography

Monday, October 3, 2011

New personal work

Here are three images I created after getting back from our honeymoon in France. Refreshed and inspired I stumbled upon a new feeling of freedom with my images I didn't think previously possible, and a new way of looking at my photography and what control I would allow myself to wield over the image post capture. I am proud to say this is my work now.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

La France, tu me manques beaucoup

Been back in Canada for almost a week and a half now, and have to say, wow, do we miss Europe. Having lived in Paris for many years going back for the first time in 3 years was like seeing an old friend that you missed oh so dearly. The sites, the sounds, the language, the food... all these things are so foreign to home. Once you visit France once a love affair that lasts a life time has begun. So here are a couple images from our trip I'd like to share, maybe it will convince you to visit these places or revisit them if it's been a while.