I first met Amanda when she stood up as a bridesmaid for a good friend of hers for another client. Her and Adrian loved my images and my approach to photographing a wedding. We met a few months after and our personalities clicked – which is a big deal for a destination wedding – and we discussed all the details her and her wedding planner were making for a November wedding in Tulum, Mexico.
The first day after I arrived, we met with their wedding planner to scout out locations and to understand the timing of the day and figure out how much time we would need at each location.
The wedding day finally came with zero chance of precipitation so I knew we would be able to utilize every spot we scouted.
Amanda and Adrian both agreed to have their first reveal by themselves to keep the intimacy. The location couldn’t been better.
Throughout the day we stopped at a few different locations heading towards Tulum which was about an hour from our Barcelo Resort Coming into the twilight hour and finally arriving to Mia Restaurant and Beach Resort. The timing of the ceremony was perfect. Family images were shot upon the sunset soaked beach and everything perfect….till the ginormous rain cloud came right as dinner was going to be served outside. Thankfully Nemo Sierra, their wedding planner had a plan B and we moved into the restaurant for dinner.
By the time dinner was over the rain had stopped and the dancing commenced on the beach. The day was absolutely beautiful even with the hour and a half of rain.
Here are some of my favourites from such an amazing wedding of two of most down to earth people you could met.
My best of the best from this past decade from 2010 thru to 2019. Showing my timeless style of simplicity, natural beauty, candid moments, dramatic lighting, and just amazing photos from some of the most amazing people I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with over these last 10 years. Some I even now consider close friends.
Trends were never my thing – though I did try a few in the early 2010’s – but I came into my own style by 2015. The last 4 to 5 years that style has really been predominate with much learning to go in the coming years.
One thing about my work is I take pride knowing an image from last year, the year before or even 9 years ago will stand the test of time. Whether on any wall or mantle my images cannot be dated due to a trend or certain look from the wedding photography industry that has come and gone.
Once again – Thank you to all my clients (friends) from near and far! Love you all. Here’s to the next 10 amazing years to come!
Having a wedding in November is a hit a miss when it comes to the weather. And Jenn and Nick had some help from above shining down on this beautiful couple.
Large wedding parties are always fun, unique and most often challenging. But I love that about weddings in general. Getting to meet new people and seeing them have a good time and to be a part of an amazing memory for two people.
Here are some of my favourites from Jenn and Nick’s wedding yesterday that I hope you enjoy and share. A quick shout out to all the vendors that were involved in making Jenn and Nick’s day truly memorable.
If there were ever two people who could be more perfect for each – it would be Natalie + Scott. With Natalie’s huge smile and gigantic heart, and Scott’s larger than life personality and humor – it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their big day.
The entire wedding was a success from start to finish – with the weather being the way it was, sunny and cool. Too the fun and laughs with the entire wedding party all day. That fun continued throughout the evening and into the party hours.
A big congrats to you both, Natalie + Scott! Never change who you are!
A big thanks to all the vendors who helped out in that success for their wedding to make my job look easy! And a special thanks to Gene for second shooting for me.
Here are some of the highlights from this years run in Windsor ON, Oct 6th 2019. The rain came right on time when the run started as it seems to almost on the annual, but it didn’t stop the 800+ participants who ran with open hearts and smiles for this amazing cause to fight breast cancer!
Thanks to all who ran, donated, sponsored and volunteered! Without each and everyone of you this amazing event wouldn’t be such a huge success as it is every year!
Please enjoy and share with all who might as well.
A small intimate wedding in the gorgeous setting of Elmhurst Inn, Ingersoll, ON
Big congrats to Jaime and Patrick.
Their small intimate wedding on the gorgeous grounds of the historic Elmhurst Inn was truly something from a fairy tail. The day was perfect with with the weather being as good as it could be for an outdoor ceremony.
Please enjoy some of their images and if you like them, share them.
2018 has been a different year professionally for me. My weddings slowed down a bit but my commercial work increased, which you can view here (soon). On the personal side of things a lot of growth has come with much more on the horizon. First year in many I didn’t get a chance to head east to my beloved Cape Breton; you were dearly missed!
Got to shoot some fabulous engagements of an amazing couple, Natasha and Nishant, back in my (kinda) hometown of Ottawa on THE hottest day of the year! And I finished off my wedding calendar with a destination to Mexico with two beautiful souls Amanda and Adrian.
Here are some of my favourites from all the highlights I shared with the world this 2018. Hope you enjoy. If your recently engaged or know someone who is – have them contact me for a highly experienced, fun loving energetic photographer – ME!
Tricia and Dominick had met 20 years ago in college…over the years their friendship grew in to a love they both couldn’t deny. Through the love of sports, travel and shear determination (from Dom), that love brought them together on August 4th. Friends and family enjoyed a funny spontaneous ceremony from Father Greg at the Most Precious Blood Church ending in the the best view from South West Ontario at the Augustus 27 room at the Caesars Windsor.
Tahnee and Devine’s wedding was one I was looking forward to for a while. The plan was for it to be outdoors on the patio at the St Clair Centre for the Arts overlooking the Detroit skyline but mother Nature had different plans for this day. The weather just didn’t co-operate enough to have it outside so inside we went. With their friends, family and their 4 gorgeous children Joe McParland, a family friend, got the married!
With a window of 30 min we managed to hope across the road for some creative images that Tahnee and Devine were hoping for, thankfully the rain held off just at the right moment to get them in.
Here are some of awesome highlights from their day. Enjoy.
This is how Chantel describes how she was proposed to by Matthew…
“We got engaged in Iceland. He brought the ring without my knowledge and held it on him everywhere we went. He wasn’t sure when he was going to do it but he knew he had to wait for the perfect moment. We had just went snorkeling and deciding to take a hike to the nearest waterfall (Öxarárfoss). It was then he decided he wanted to do it. He had asked friends of ours to take a picture of us in front of this beautiful waterfall and proceeded to get down on one knee. Not knowing what was happening he took the box out of his coat pocket and was shaking like a leaf. I was so worried he was going to drop it and we would never see this ring again. But thankfully he didn’t, he got the words that wanted to say and without hesitation I said YES!”
This has been a very gloomy, cold and wet spring thus far. But thankfully on the day of Sara and Jordan’s wedding it was simply beautiful. The sun was out with a little cool breeze blowing form Lake St. Clair; everyone who attended their outdoor ceremony couldn’t be happier for this.
The original plan was to have the outdoor ceremony at the Canadian Club Heritage Brand Centre (Hiram Walker’s) in Walkerville but due to the parent company selling off the building it was closed for events as of December 31st 2017. As sad as that news was the new location at Beachgrove Golf and Country Club was the next best location.
Here are some of my favorites from their wedding on May 5th.
Over the last year and half I noticed a resurgence in small business advertising utilizing the visual medias as the central focus of most PR/social media/web based campaigns. Being a commercial photographer besides a wedding photographer I get to meet a lot of successful entrepreneurs in Windsor Essex. I love being behind the camera whether its in the studio updating a realtors head shot for their business cards and website, in the local restaurant updating their menu items or photographing successful businesses for THE DRIVE magazine. I love it all and I proud to bring you these photos from 2016-2017 of successful Windsorites!
If your profile needs to be updated; if your company is running a PR campaign and needs high end professional photography; call or email me today to discuss my rates. Let me help you bring your advertising to the next level.
Hey everyone – I thought I’d share some of my all time favorite wedding pix from Cape Breton over the years. I love photographing out on the East coast – the diversity of the people, places and culture are only a few things that make me keep going back every year.
If you know someone who is engaged, have them contact me for rates and availability. There are a handful of dates in 2018 still and booking well into 2020.
It has been a one of the best years for me professionally. I want to again thank and congratulate all my clients this year for trusting in me, my vision and mostly my creativity.
I absolutely love photographing a wedding. All the challenges it brings, both personally and professionally. The best is the artistic freedom that my clients give me! THANK YOU! To all that have enjoyed and grown to love my style over the years – THANK YOU!
I will continue to become better and better, learning as I grow for all my 2018 clients and beyond.
Here’s to the new year and what it might bring to everyone. Cheers and enjoy some of my favourites from this past year of 2017
THANKS to all the vendors who helped bring my art to life!!! Love and happiness to all!
“Alan flew me out for a weekend getaway to New York City on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend last year. We had both never been before and toured the amazing city! We were strolling through Central Park on a beautiful bright sunny day and an opera singer was singing a beautiful melody as we walked down a flight of stairs, under an arch which opened into a promenade to a gorgeous fountain and a lake view behind it. It was the most serene scene and Alan got down on one knee and proposed to me right in front of the fountain. A crowd of people witnessed this special occasion and started clapping and congratulated us. It was truly breath taking and one of the best days of our lives!”
Congrats to you both, MaryGrace + Alan. Thanks for letting me be a part of your