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!
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!
“I’ve never seen a thunder storm that intense in this area in my life” said my mother-in-law, who grew up in the Inverness area of Cape Breton.
The night before Jessica and Troy’s wedding a storm system rolled through around 10pm followed by another (I think) around 2am. As luck would have it we woke up to sunshine, partly cloudy, and nice cool breeze. Prefect day for a wedding in a beautiful seaside town such a Inverness, Nova Scotia.
Here are some of the highlights from their east coast wedding. Enjoy.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
It all started ed at the rehearsal dinner the Thursday night. Being related to Carla through my wife we were also invited to the pig roast/rehearsal dinner so how could I not bring my camera and capture some intimate candid moments into the wee hours of the morning.
Saturday came with the weatherman on everyone’s good side! Sunny with a chance of sun! Couldn’t ask for better weather that day esp with an outdoor ceremony in the evening.
Carla and Corey decided to break with tradition and see each other before the ceremony – if you know them at all it wouldn’t surprise you. I started with Carla and her girls up at her mom’s house and then ventured into town to get the boys and bring them back so Corey could have the “first sighting” and we could start photos with the entire wedding party there. We ventured through the big metropolis of Scotsville including my father-in-law’s place where the views are spectacular of Lake Ainsley.
Back in town we dropped of the wedding party at the B+B and headed out on our own to the newest and great golf course I’ve played! The Cabot Links – be sure to check it out even if you are not a golfer! So we headed to the 10th tee box and fairway to get some great views of the Inverness harbour.
From there we ventured a down the coast to Broad Cove and the Marshes of Broad Cove. The views and scenery are second to none in all of the East coast!
With time getting it was back to Scotsville for the main event of the day – the ceremony. It took place at Carla’s parents house over looking the lake and one couldn’t have asked for a better setting.A few drinks and mingling and it was to the tent for apps and speeches. Which were very emotional for both Carla and Corey as they each lost a parent suddenly in the last year.
With the sun setting and the bugs starting to fly the evening ended with a reception down at the Scotsville Fire hall!
It’s always nice to photograph a wedding in a different location than my hometown. So when I get a chance to head east to Cape Breton Island where my wife’s family is originally from I enjoy it even more!
Jessica and Mark live and work out west like most young Capers these days. So that day was the first time I got to meet them both. By the end of the night I knew them and their wedding party quit well.
My highlight was the hidden beach we all went to for photos. The setting couldn’t have been more to my liking!
Thanks for letting me be apart of such an amazing day!