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I’ve had the pleasure to photograph these girls every year and every year we do something different.
All 5 girls are unique and gorgeous and each year year I see their personalities emerge more and more. I always look forward to my yearly sessions with this wonderful family.
Contact me for rates whether its for a one time family portrait that needs updating or to start a tradition to be able to look back on how your children grew into amazing people.
I finally had the opportunity to get back to one of Canada’s most iconic locations of this great giant nation. In my mind THE most iconic. Peggys Cove! Just south east of Halifax, the drive takes about 45-50 min down a very picturesque road.
I flew to Halifax on my way to Cape Breton for a wedding a few days later and decided to jump on the chance to see my favourite lighthouse. Arriving to the tiny community around 3 in the afternoon where the lighthouse sits majestically on top of some giant barren exposed rocks I found my parking spot for the day and grabbed my camera. My plan was to spend the afternoon photographing the lighthouse and her community, enjoy some fresh mussels for dinner and catch the sunset. Thankfully the weather was absolutely amazing for it all to come together.
While sitting down about to enjoy those fresh mussels an old friend from Windsor saw on facebook I was there and mentioned he now lives 30 min away with his wife and family. Calum (McPhee) was flying home from his work out west and graciously offer me to stay there instead of me driving to Cape Breton that evening. I jumped at the offer as the thought of driving 3.5 hours on the trans-Canada at night wasn’t really appealing compared to 30 min up the road.
By the time the sun was almost on the horizon the amount of people had tripled along with the amount of tripods. I found my location(s) where I thought was the best angle, just due west of the lighthouse on a low outcropping of exposed rocks. Thankfully there wasn’t the amount of people like there was on the main rocks as myself and just one other photographer from the UK enjoyed this pristine spot.
That other photographer did take a huge chance venturing onto some of the (not so safe) black rocks to grab another angle. Which you can see in one of my photos. Shaking my head my thoughts went back to a young fellow from my home town of Smiths Falls, ON how just a few months prior got hit by a rogue wave while on some of these black rocks and was swept away. Very sad. Even worse is that he was never found. There are warning signs saying not to go onto these black rocks for the potential of getting swept away by one of these waves is good. Yet all day I saw people from all walks of life, all age groups doing just that and taking that huge risk.
It was a beautiful day, beautiful location, beautiful sunset. If you ever have the chance to see this part of our great country of Canada, don’t hesitate. Go see it! And I recommend the fresh mussels!
This weeks random shot is of Rochester Golf and Resort. Taken when our world was about warm lazy afternoons and ice cold drinks on the patio after a round of golf with good friends. Let hope these days come soon as this winter has been way too long!
Cheers to warmer days ahead on the coarse.Trevor
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!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone.
Since we are still in midst of the holiday season, though Christmas has past, I thought I’d share an assignment I had with my local magazine I photograph for (THE DRIVE magazine). The assignment was to photograph one of Windsor’s very historic buildings built back when the horse was still the main for of transportation.
Willistead Manor is a place I have photographed numerous weddings and wedding parties. But this time round was to show off the beauty of the Manor decorated for the holidays.
Enjoy the photos.
Cheers. Bring on 2012!
On assignment for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra lead me to the Harrow Fair on opening night photographing one of Windsor’s most recognizable faces -John Morris Russell.
I spent a couple hours following him and his family around the quintessential and not to mention one of the longest and oldest small town fairs in North America.
Here are some of my fav’s from that evening.
Throughtout time to time, I will be posting some of my favourite pix that I have taken in my travels. Most of these will be from the days worked abroad for Princess Cruises with some from more recent travels like last year in Peru.
Today I’ll start off with some of my favourite birds in the world. The penguin! I had a chance to visit a king penguin colony not once but twice in the Falkland Islands back in 1998. Wow how time flies. If I ever get a chance to get to that part of the world again I won’t hesitate!
I wrote an artcile for the “DRIVE” magazine. The article can be read here. As always comments are much appreciated!