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!
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.
My previous post mentioned that I traveled to another hotel on the Thursday the week I was in Mexico to photograph a second wedding that week.
Living in Huntsville, north of Toronto, yet originally from the Windsor area Sarah contacted me via email regarding her wedding in April last year when I announced I had booked a wedding in Dominican Republic for January. She was excited that I actually traveled for weddings and didn’t hesitate after she found out from our initial phone conversation I would be in Mexico just up the road!
As I mentioned in my earlier post, the week hadn’t been the best for weather and knowing what we had, I was still optimistic in getting some rays for their ceremony at the Grand Palladium. When I arrived at 11:30am, the sun was struggling to stay out and by the time Sarah, Rick and myself heading towards the beach for some photos prior to the ceremony at 4pm the sun was in full force!
Walking along the path – the water was prefect, the palm trees were blowing in the wind and my couple looked great! We found a great out stretched tree that I had Sarah lay on for some amazing pix with and without Rick!
From there we turned around heading back to where their ceremony was being held at snapping at various spots along the route. As we came upon the gazebo the clouds started rolling in from the east at a very fast rate and we finished our pre-ceremony shoot and headed back to the hotel rooms for a refresher and some chill time.
An hour passed and so did the clouds – the wind turned and sent the clouds north of us and the sun returned just in time for the ceremony! The Mayan gods were in my favour this day unlike the day previous. The rays continued right to the reception dinner when that tropical rain decided to return in full force, wind and all!
The evening continued with drinks and dancing. A fun filled day was had by all!
Almost 2 years ago Sarah and Jeff booked me for their wedding, or should I say weddings.
On the evening of April 9th they had a small intimate ceremony at Freed Orman Centre at the Windsor University’s campus. The first 16 photos will reflect that evening.
Two days later, early Sunday morning I joined Sarah and Jeff on a flight to Mexico. We stayed at the Rui Playacar near Playa Del Carmen, just south of Cancun. The day we arrived was absolutely the weather we hoped for! Sunny and in the high 20’s. Little did we know that this day would be the last (for the most part) of the sun for the week. Of course till the day we left!
Wednesday was the day of the ceremony, which got changed from the beach to the garden to the chapel at the Rui Palace Mexico which was next door. The rain at times came down so hard we didn’t know if it would take us away or not?! Eventually the rain eased and after the ceremony we vented out into the Palace’s gardens where there was a fab gazebo that sheltered Sarah, Jeff and myself from the constant drizzle.
Leaving the Palace we ventured over to the Rui Tequila across the street and see what photos we could find.
Venturing back to our own hotel, the Playacar, the rain held off for just enough time to scurry onto the beach and get our feet wet. As if they weren’t wet enough! From the beach I escorted the newlyweds to the restaurant were the group of guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner!
The following day I ventured 40 km’s south to another hotel where Sarah and Rick said their “I do’s”…but that’s another post!