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2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

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!

Cheers to 2019!    Trevor

 

Jackie + Wes, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico – Trevor Booth Photography, Windsor Ontario photographer

Jackie + Wes, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico – Trevor Booth Photography, Windsor Ontario photographer

Its not often I shoot destination weddings, but Jackie and Wes came to me to photograph their destination wedding in the Playa Del Carmen region of Mexico at the Azul Fives resort, I couldn’t resist.

The location was beautiful, the food was excellent and the company was fun! Great combination for a wedding anywhere! The weather was great all week but it did happen to rain right after the ceremony for about 45 min. Luckily with some location scouting the day before we wasted no time when the skies cleared. Here are some of the best that I think will tell the story of Jackie and Wes’ wedding.

Congrats to you both and thank you for letting me be apart of your fabulous Mexico wedding.

Cheers, Trevor

Wedding Venue – Azul Fives 

 

 

Best of 2015 – Wedding photography from Trevor Booth Photography

Best of 2015 – Wedding photography from Trevor Booth Photography

Its a new day, a new year; 2016.

2015 was a year to remember. My daughter Charleigh was in the 2 year of her life, enjoying learning, laughing and waving at everyone from cars passing by to the airplanes in the sky. My boy Quinn turned 11 and is the typical boy of that age, loving gaming, hockey, YouTube and his baby sister.

Well enough of the chit chat, lets get down to why you are on my blog – to see some of my favourite wedding (and some engagement) images from 2015.

Sit back, grab a glass on your favourite vino and enjoy some images from the best clients a wedding photographer could ask for!

Cheers, Trevor

weekly one shot – 1/52

weekly one shot – 1/52

So I’m going to try and blog a random shot weekly for the rest of the year. I’m starting a tad late – 8 weeks into the 2015 but no time like the present.

This weeks shot is one of my all time favourites I have shot – its from Broad Cove Marsh near Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cheers TrevorIMG_9275e

 

Victoria + Michael

Victoria + Michael

This was the second wedding I had the pleasure to photography in the US this year. Obviously due to legalities normally I’m not allowed but being that both Victoria and Michael are Canadian (among other details) I was allowed to photograph at the beautiful Meadow Brook location which I have never been. I’m always excited to venture to new locations such as this. And I sure wasn’t disappointed!!

Enjoy the photos and as always don’t be shy, leave some comments!

Cheers, Trevor

My Available Saturdays for Wedding Photography in the 2014 Wedding Season

My Available Saturdays for Wedding Photography in the 2014 Wedding Season

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It may not seem like it yet – but 2014 is just around the corner and the good weather will be back before we know it.

It’s still October and I now have a dozen wedding photography bookings confirmed but I still have many dates – including all of September, October  and November without weddings booked.

So this is the first year I’m going to list all of my available dates. (though you can see from my calendar which dates are already booked)

If you see a date here, it means I’m available to book or I have a booking with no confirmation yet (deposit).  Once I have a secured deposit I will take it off this list and add it the to my calendar.  If you would like to contact me about a date here, first please go to my contact page, fill out some details and I’ll get back to you typically that day (or sometimes a minute or two if I’m at the computer, which is usually the case).

My available Saturdays next wedding season are –

All of April

May – 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st

June – 7th and 28th

July – 5th and 26th

August – 2nd, 16th and 30th

September – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

October – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

November – 1st, 8th, 15th

Of course I’m available most Fridays as well!

Crystal + Stephen; Cape Breton wedding

Crystal + Stephen; Cape Breton wedding

Had the pleasure to photograph Crystal and Stephen’s engagement photos close to my home town (Smiths Falls) back in May of this year at the amazing Museum of Civilization in Hull Que.

The sun shown brightly that day as well as on this day of their wedding in the beautiful little community of Judique, NS. With luck on Crystal’s side the sun was out all day with a refreshing ocean breeze to cool you down. From the horse and carriage to the walk to the beach to the amazing barn. Right from the start of the day I was in visual overload. I’m thankful that this happens more than not, especially in an unbelievable setting as Cape Breton.

Thank you Crystal and Stephen for letting me be a part of your special day. I’m truly honored.

T

 

 

Melody and Mike; Cape Breton, Nova Scotia wedding

I love Cape Breton. Its a place where cell phones and the day to day technology doesn’t matter as much as with think.

I had the pleasure to photography Melody and Mike’s engagements last summer across from Port Hood on Port Hood Island. It had some sentimental meaning to Mike with his family having grown up fishing from its tiny harbour.

The day of the wedding started off like a bride and groom would hope for. Sunny and cool with a slight ocean breeze. By the ceremony time clouds came in and the wind picked up but spirits didn’t fad. Nor did the laughter and fun the wedding party endured.

The day continued back to Judique for the reception after the wedding party enjoyed a relaxing hour at Mike and Mel’s rented cottage. With dinner served and speeches said, the dancing continued a fun evening till the wee hours.

2012 – the good, the clients and the mountain…

2012 – the good, the clients and the mountain…

What a year.

2012 will be one of the most memorable years in my photography business. The first few months are always slow, which comes with the weather. But this is the time of year to catch up, learn new techniques, begin new advertising campaigns, share photos with you all that I just didn’t have time to do throughout my busy summer/autumn months. Along with all the computer work I shot some great classic children’s portraits, dramatic baby bumps and edgy but classic business head shots. We also got the cutest puppy in the world! There were a lot of fundraising events for our charity – “Climb Kili 2012” which you can click here to still donate to such a great cause!

This year was a first for me – WPPI in Vegas. Super cool conference. Learned a few new tricks of the trade along with seeing what is hot and what is not in the industry. I can see myself going again!

This years busy season was an exceptional one. Training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro was in high gear while fundraising for our local hospital amongst shooting for all my clients made it for a year to remember. Gaining new clients like Grill 55, Government of Ontario, ADA Architects, Blackburn Radio, Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator, Foia Restaurant, Level 3 Vodka Emporium to name a few. All the while keeping my amazing existing clients happy ( STC Construction, University of Windsor Ontario, Dragon Boats, Beaverfest, etc) when called upon.

Amongst all my work are some of my favourite personal photos I have taken this year. Had the pleasure to photograph a wedding in Cape Breton. So spending a few days on the new Cabot Links golf coarse and enjoying Inverness’s amazing beach made it for a great working holiday.

The rest of the summer I watched my boy win his baseball little league, polar bears at the Detroit Zoo, the Stanley Cup come to Amherstburg ON, and finally drop that extra 5 lb’s to help me get to the top of Kilimanjaro.

Spending 13 days in Africa with such an amazing group of people all the while pushing ourselves to the limits physically and mentally and reaching the summit of Africa’s highest mountain – Kilimanjaro was worth 18 months of fundraising and training! Finishing off our trip we experienced the wild side of Africa while on a 3 day safari. It was truly a trip of a lifetime!

The last 3.5 months of last year has been THE busiest I have ever been. Yet I still found some down time to go see an NFL game in Buffalo and to send a couple day at Kalahari with my friend Mike and our boys.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me and my business over the years. Last was great, though I’m not sure how I will be able to top it. I can assure you that I will surely try!

Cheers!

 

Carla and Corey at Egypt Falls, Cape Breton

Carla and Corey at Egypt Falls, Cape Breton

I asked Carla if she would like to hike the steep (and when I say steep, there’s a roped section) to Egypt Falls for a post-wedding (not really a trash the dress shoot but close) styled shoot with Corey in front of the falls she was all game from the word go!

As things go I wish I had about 3 more flashes to light everything but I think the photos turned out fairly good with what I had. How could they not with a beautiful couple in such an amazing setting.

Thanks again Carla and Corey for letting me be a part of your wonderful day and for trekking down to the falls for this as well!

Cheers

T

Amey + Kevin | 05 21 11

Amey + Kevin | 05 21 11

Long weekends are rare for me to get away. So when an old high school friend asked me to photographer her wedding in my home town of Smiths Falls, ON, how could I refuse!

The weather the spring was terrible and I fully expected rain on a long weekend! Miraculously the sun was out in full force on this Saturday the 21st of May.

With the day sunny, smiles were out and everyone had a fabulous time. The reception was at the Royal Brock Hotel in Brockville which was my first time even in this old famous Hotel. To my knowledge the party continued to the wee hours of the morning. Amey later told me the band stopped playing around 4am.

Thanks Amey and Kevin for allowing me to be your photographer!
Enjoy.

Morgan + Shiloh; View Point Inn, Oregon USA

Morgan + Shiloh; View Point Inn, Oregon USA

The wedding was to take place at the now worldly famous “Veiw Point Inn” overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. (Think Prom scene in “Twilight”)

I flew in the previous day and in the morning had some time to check out the surrounding area and the Inn itself. The drive to the Inn from Portland is fabulous on the old section of the highway through typical west coast forest which is simple beautiful! Not to mention the air was the cleanest I’ve breathed in a very long time! The sunrise over the gorge that morning was simple magical and I will post these and more photos from Oregon very soon.

From the Inn it’s about 20 minutes to the famous Multnomah Falls. Morgan mentioned to me the night before that if we had time before the ceremony we could shoot down to the falls to take some photos if the weather was good. More on that later.

After my 3 hour scouting drive I headed back to the hotel, grabbed a bite to eat for lunch and got ready for the day’s events. Met up with Colette and waited for both the bride and groom to arrive. We planned on taking photos prior to the ceremony so we could miss the chaos of the guests and have more time to relax and enjoy it.

Morgan and Shiloh’s first meeting or first sight was very inspiring and emotional! And photographing it almost had me in tears myself! Walking the grounds of the Inn we got some fabulous stuff and thankfully the weather held out. Having 45-50 minutes to spare I made the executive decision to jump into my rental and zoom on down to the falls! And the stress of it all was worth every second! Colette escorted them up to the bridge and made sure it was clear of people for the shot. In the mean time I set my tripod (the first and only time I have every used one while photographing a wedding) and framed the shot I wanted. I took about 20-25 images and called them back down. Within ten minutes we were back on the road up to the Inn and hopefully on time for the ceremony. (Which we were!)

The ceremony went on without a hitch as did the reception! Dancing was enjoyed by all and when Morgan put on her cowboy boots, took dancing to the next level! Fun was definitely had by all!

I want to thank both Morgan and Shiloh including both their families for taking the risk hiring a photographer from so far away – another country at that! I really enjoyed myself and I would probably say it was one of my best weddings to date! Thanks again!

Cheers!

Amy + Dan on the beaches on Punta Cana

Amy + Dan on the beaches on Punta Cana

Had the pleasure to return to the same resort with Amy and Dan (and with a very large group for a destination wedding) in November that I was at back in January with Catherine and Dave (view their post here).

The weather started off ok but it did happen to rain the day of the ceremony for most of the morning so the service was unfortunately moved indoors. Too bad really since you travel all that way to get married in such scerne settings just to be moved at the last minute…thankfully it didn’t rain for the rest of the day so we were able to get some fabulous photos in and around the resort with the day ending in a beautiful sunset! The reception ensued with a clear skies and a full moon over head and after the music was past it’s cut off the party continued to the night club to the wee hours.

The next day the wedding party and I (and the entire group who followed us) went back down to the beach so I could photograph them frolicing in the water and playing in the surf! The “trash the dress style” shoot ending with the wedding party jumpin gin the pool!! hehe That was a defiantely a fun hour!

Thanks everyone for such a fab week. Cheers!

Roisin + Jeff

Roisin + Jeff

I’ve had the pleasure to play some golf with Jeff before he was even engaged. Roisin at the time didn’t know this and when I met them for their consultation it was a nice surprise to say the least. From that point they knew I was photographing their wedding.

And what a beautiful wedding it was – great location, the day was great, and love and laughter was abound!

It’s always nice to have a different location visually for me. I love going into somewhere with fresh eyes and an open mind. This happened repeatedly this day with the golf course; Fire Rock and Springbank Park in London, ON

I had a fabulous time and thank you for letting me be a part of your special day.
Cheers

Mr and Mrs Smith

Mr and Mrs Smith

My previous post mentioned that I traveled to another hotel on the Thursday the week I was in Mexico to photograph a second wedding that week.

Living in Huntsville, north of Toronto, yet originally from the Windsor area Sarah contacted me via email regarding her wedding in April last year when I announced I had booked a wedding in Dominican Republic for January. She was excited that I actually traveled for weddings and didn’t hesitate after she found out from our initial phone conversation I would be in Mexico just up the road!

As I mentioned in my earlier post, the week hadn’t been the best for weather and knowing what we had, I was still optimistic in getting some rays for their ceremony at the Grand Palladium. When I arrived at 11:30am, the sun was struggling to stay out and by the time Sarah, Rick and myself heading towards the beach for some photos prior to the ceremony at 4pm the sun was in full force!

Walking along the path – the water was prefect, the palm trees were blowing in the wind and my couple looked great! We found a great out stretched tree that I had Sarah lay on for some amazing pix with and without Rick!

From there we turned around heading back to where their ceremony was being held at snapping at various spots along the route. As we came upon the gazebo the clouds started rolling in from the east at a very fast rate and we finished our pre-ceremony shoot and headed back to the hotel rooms for a refresher and some chill time.

An hour passed and so did the clouds – the wind turned and sent the clouds north of us and the sun returned just in time for the ceremony! The Mayan gods were in my favour this day unlike the day previous. The rays continued right to the reception dinner when that tropical rain decided to return in full force, wind and all!

The evening continued with drinks and dancing. A fun filled day was had by all!

Sarah + Jeff – double the pleasure, double the fun!

Sarah + Jeff – double the pleasure, double the fun!

Almost 2 years ago Sarah and Jeff booked me for their wedding, or should I say weddings.

On the evening of April 9th they had a small intimate ceremony at Freed Orman Centre at the Windsor University’s campus. The first 16 photos will reflect that evening.

Two days later, early Sunday morning I joined Sarah and Jeff on a flight to Mexico. We stayed at the Rui Playacar near Playa Del Carmen, just south of Cancun. The day we arrived was absolutely the weather we hoped for! Sunny and in the high 20’s. Little did we know that this day would be the last (for the most part) of the sun for the week. Of course till the day we left!

Wednesday was the day of the ceremony, which got changed from the beach to the garden to the chapel at the Rui Palace Mexico which was next door. The rain at times came down so hard we didn’t know if it would take us away or not?! Eventually the rain eased and after the ceremony we vented out into the Palace’s gardens where there was a fab gazebo that sheltered Sarah, Jeff and myself from the constant drizzle.

Leaving the Palace we ventured over to the Rui Tequila across the street and see what photos we could find.

Venturing back to our own hotel, the Playacar, the rain held off for just enough time to scurry onto the beach and get our feet wet. As if they weren’t wet enough! From the beach I escorted the newlyweds to the restaurant were the group of guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner!

The following day I ventured 40 km’s south to another hotel where Sarah and Rick said their “I do’s”…but that’s another post!

Catherine and Dave – Sun, surf and laughter!

Catherine and Dave – Sun, surf and laughter!

Happy New Year to you all!
This being the first post of 2010 it’s an honour to bring you my latest wedding from the Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Catherine and Dave’s ceremony on the beach was short sweet and very sensual! Though surrounded by half naked tourists, children playing in the surf and a resort photographer who jumped in front of me more than once, none of that mattered as I came, I seeked, I conquered! Catherine was brave enough to endure the ocean’s surf for their post ceremony shoot. The lighting was perfect and by the time we were wrapping up the beach had emptied enough to get some portraits of them without the mayhem of Speedos and thongs.

The night continued at the reception where the family tradition of – excuse the spelling – YAKA was made and drank. Though it’s a family secret and I do now know how to make I won’t indulge as I’m afraid I may get one of those green lemons in the face! haha

Enjoy the photos from the Dominican. I’ll post their New Years Eve pix after the big Wedding Show this weekend at the Caboto Club of Windsor.

If your there drop by and say hello!

Cheers!