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!
Tahnee and Devine’s wedding was one I was looking forward to for a while. The plan was for it to be outdoors on the patio at the St Clair Centre for the Arts overlooking the Detroit skyline but mother Nature had different plans for this day. The weather just didn’t co-operate enough to have it outside so inside we went. With their friends, family and their 4 gorgeous children Joe McParland, a family friend, got the married!
With a window of 30 min we managed to hope across the road for some creative images that Tahnee and Devine were hoping for, thankfully the rain held off just at the right moment to get them in.
Here are some of awesome highlights from their day. Enjoy.
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 love small intimate weddings – they are always relaxed, simple yet so very personal to the couple who is getting married. Which is truly exactly how I would I love to do it if redone 16 years earlier! Here’s a brief story about John’s proposal…”We were having a lazy day in bed watching movies. He gave me a box I couldn’t see what it was so I asked him and he asked me to marry him. Was perfect for us because if he would of suggested we go out for dinner I would of known. I was definitely surprised.”
Congrats to you both, Jenny and John and your entire family.
Here are some favorites form Jenny and John’s wedding.
Labour Day weekend is a special weekend in Canada. It represents a lot of change and new beginnings. For myself its usually my anniversary weekend as my wife and I got married on the 1st of Sept, which makes it even that more special for me. Photographing a couples wedding on this weekend brings back many memories of us preparing, getting ready, all the while seeing and celebrating with many distant friends and family. Yesterday I had the utmost pleasure to photograph a couple who I’ve know for a few years through mutual friends. Their joy, love and laughter has always been present and yesterday saw the accumulative of their two families joining together.
Congrats to you both, Melissa and Joe and your entire family, including Chucky.
Here are some favorites form Melissa and Joe’s wedding.
I love first looks. Gillian and Andrew decided to do a first look at Fort Malden in the quaint town of Amherstburg, ON. If you haven’t been to Fort Malden I do highly recommend a visit. This place was perfect for a first look. We arrived with plenty of time for me to set Andrew in a great spot for Gillian to walk up, touch his shoulder. It was a great moment that they will never forget. The rain held off for us till after we left for the reception at Sprucewood Shores Winery. With luck on our side the sun poked out 5 minutes before sun down. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.
A little story on Gillian and Andrew’s proposal…Andrew proposed on Christopher’s Cove in Newfoundland. Christopher’s Cove is a small piece of land that Andrew’s family has owned for many years. We were visiting Newfoundland for a family reunion. Andrew took Gillian down to the beach on a sunny day and proposed. We then got to share the news with the 50+ relatives who were waiting back at the cottage.