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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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