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!
“We went camping, he insisted we see the sunset that night so we were rushing after dinner. He told me to take a photo of him holding the sun and I told him it wasn’t working. He was like, Babe….so I looked away from the camera and he was on his knee.”
Here are some favourites from Stef and Ian’s outdoor wedding in Amherstburg, ON. The weather was perfect and we were all thankful as there really wasn’t a plan B if it wasn’t.
Congrats to you both, Stef and Ian. It was my pleasure and honour to be a part of your wedding. All the best to you both.
Wedding Venue – St Nicholas Macedonian Hall
Florist – Diva Floral Designs
DJs – DJ PJ
Invitation/Paper goods – Vista Print
Make-up Artists – Beauty Brow House
Favours – Evergreen Memories
Photo Booth – Fun Flash Photobooth
Officiants – Royal Wedding Garden
Transportation – Formal Affair
Menswear – Moores
Guest Accommodations – Holiday Inn
Decorator – Diva Floral Designs
I’ve known Conrad as long as my wife and I have been married ourselves. So having the opportunity to photograph his and Shirley’s wedding in Cape Breton in Oct was truly a small dream come true. The weather was as good as they could have hoped for. The laughter filled the air as did the drink flow. A great time was had by all!!
Thank you Shirley and Conrad for letting me be a apart of your wedding!
Greg and I met each other from a mutual friend who I played softball with; Ryan McNorton. I photographed Ryan’s wedding a few years prior. So over a season of softball with Greg, I got to know him quit well and I was looking forward to photographing his and Maureen’s wedding.
Here are some of my fav’s from the amazing outdoor wedding at Ambassador Golf Club.
Oct was my busiest month this year and to start it all off I photographed Erin and Mike’s wedding on the 1st. This was the second wedding I had brought an assistant with me to try some new and different techniques. I hope you enjoy them!
Thanks for letting me be a part of your wonderful day!
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!
It’s been a while since my last blog posting…the year end is a tad crazy and when you’re in midst of selling your house and finding a new one blogging is put on the back burner.
Christine and Doug have one of those connections you see every now and then – so it was such a pleasure to photograph such an awesome outdoor wedding. I decided to try my luck with a second shooter for the first time this day as well. Jeff did a fab job and everyone enjoyed his humour! Thanks Jeff!
The outdoor ceremony went off without a hitch, though a tad cloudy, the rain held and the weather was quite pleasant. After the ceremony we went back to Doug’s parent’s farm where the photo opts were endless!
The day continued on to the evening where the reception was held on the grounds at their home outside of Leamington. The party continued throughout dinner with some of the most funny speeches I’ve heard!
In the previous post I photographed the Haglund’s in Malden Park. This post was actually from the same day…so if you happened to read it I mentioned how I lost my VW key. Well I was supposed to meet this awesome family at their house and go to a different location. But due to not being able to go anywhere and stuck in the parking lot of Malden Park, they graciously came to me. We snapped away and came out with what we wanted! Thanks again guys for coming to meet me on such a tight time line!
Enjoy the photos
Back in early November when the weather was simple unreal! I had the pleasure of photographing the Haglund family. Wandering around mid morning in Malden park on one of the best fall days anyone could ask for was great! Their three girls loved playing in the leaves as much as I loved photographing them having fun!
After the couple hours we wandered back to the parking lot with over 800 images to go through I knew there would be some keepers! Funny thing happened, well wasn’t really funny at the time. I had lost my VW key somewhere we had been within the park. Rob graciously came with me to help find them – retracing our steps twice I had no luck finding it! What a horrible feeling. Especially when these new keys are a small fortune to replace! Talking it over with a buddy, Chris Nugent that night, he suggested renting a metal detector. I did and found it the next day. Now it’s funny!
Enjoy the photos!
Had the pleasure of heading over to Detroit with Ann and Mike whos wedding next year will be at the end of May, great time of year! Being Halloween we got through the tunnel in 5 minutes, which I haven’t seen in a very long time! Parked downtown, walked to Greektown and started shooting. The sun popped through a few times for us, but the wind was mighty chilly. We got into the casino and toured around finding some hidden spots before security caught on. lol
Once back outside Mike suggested a break over at the Old Shillelagh’s. We all tried Kid Rock’s new beer, Badass Beer – the name says it all – BAD lol We finished our loop of downtown with a stopover at Campus Martius. Enjoy!
The second engagement session I photographed at Ojibway Park was with Amy and Geoff. The crowds thinned and the park was a tad quiter to roam around and find some quiet spots. It was so peaceful we actaully saw 5 deer enjoying the weather like the rest of us. Though they were a bit far away to get any decent photos of. Enjoy the fall colours.
On one of our last beautiful fall days here in Windsor, Sunday the 25th of October, I photographed Melissa and Anthony at Ojibway Park in LaSalle. The sun was shining, the fall colours were out and about 20 other photographers were thinking the same thing I was – perfect day for a shoot! This was the first of two I had this day. The second one I will post shortly. Enjoy.