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Andrea & Bill – Wedding at Copper Creek Golf Club

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Wedding | Comments Off on Andrea & Bill – Wedding at Copper Creek Golf Club

Andrea & Bill – Wedding at Copper Creek Golf Club

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for Andrea & Bill’s romantic wedding at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, ON. We started with the guys for some cool shots at the club: A little bit of a rivalry between the groomsmen: I love this unscripted moment of the flowergirl checking to see who might be coming to the bride’s house next: I love playing with different colour temperatures of light to get some unique looks.  LOL, I remember getting so excited when I was checking these on the camera: Bill seeing his beautiful bride for the first time: Gorgeous day for an outdoor ceremony: Haha, this sequence makes me laugh: Being able to shoot in the late afternoon produces some stunning images: I had a chance to grab a few shots with my infrared camera for a change:   I hope you two had a wonderful honeymoon!  I can’t wait for you to see the rest of the images and to start working on your album. Cheers,...

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Maryse & Evan – Park Hyatt Toronto Wedding

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Wedding | Comments Off on Maryse & Evan – Park Hyatt Toronto Wedding

Maryse & Evan – Park Hyatt Toronto Wedding

I’m excited share some images from the elegant winter wedding of Maryse and Evan. We started out at the ritzy Park Hyatt in downtown Toronto:   I love creating dramatic and fashionable portraits, but beautiful unscripted moments like these are just as important to capture:   Of course, we always get the typical “looking at the camera shots” with the families but I almost always prefer the ones where they’re interacting with each other to get much more honest and emotive expressions:   Before the ceremony (and before the early sunset), we got some great shots in the gorgeous courtyard at the Chapel of Trinity College on the University of Toronto campus.   The chapel itself had extremely low light (for you photo-buffs, this shot was taken at maxed-out settings of ISO 6400, f/2.8 and 1/50 sec at 90mm) but we managed to get some great shots of the processional none-the-less.  I love all the expressions in this shot and greatly appreciated the fact that the guests were actually watching the bride and her dad rather than trying to film it with their iPads or washing out the subjects with their camera’s bright red focus-assist beams. 😉   Did I say low light?  This shot was almost entirely lit by one tiny candle.   Once nice thing about low-light churches is that you can light the whole place with a single on-camera bounce flash:   Back to the Park Hyatt for the reception in the Roof Salon with a spectacular view of the Toronto skyline:   I absolutely love bumping into past clients and their wonderful families at weddings (though I never seem to have enough time to catch up with them) and this one had two past couples!  It was great to see you all again!   Tell me again how you’re not photogenic? 😉  You both looked fantastic and it was such a pleasure working with you again (speaking of which…engagement photos coming to the blog soon). I hope you both had a wonderful day and an amazing honeymoon! Cheers,...

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Anniversary Celebration Photos

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Portrait | 2 comments

Anniversary Celebration Photos

As a gift for their 20th anniversary, some great friends of the happy couple decided to give them a gift of a portrait session to celebrate the occasion.  We had a blast capturing some fantastic photos around their home town of Cambridge on a beautiful sunny autumn afternoon.  Here are some of my favourites: I hope you all had as much fun as I did! Cheers,...

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Brittany & Kyle – Country Fall Wedding at Ruthven Park

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Wedding | 1 comment

Brittany & Kyle – Country Fall Wedding at Ruthven Park

Wow, I’ve really gotten behind on my blogging this year, but now that the new website is almost complete, I’m finally starting getting caught up. Without further ado, I’m thrilled to share some favourites from a beautiful fall wedding in Cayuga, ON:   We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather for a mid-October wedding!  The photogenic Ruthven park, just north of Cayuga, made for a wonderfully scenic venue for their relaxed rustic wedding in the country!   Timing is everything when it comes to candids: Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your big day.  Elaine and I had a fantastic time working with you and I can’t wait for you to see the rest of the photos! Cheers,...

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Moroney Family & Baby Session

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Portrait | Comments Off on Moroney Family & Baby Session

Moroney Family & Baby Session

I can’t tell you what a privilege it has been to photograph the milestones of the Moroney family over the past 7 years.  I shot their wedding back in 2006 and was there for the pregnancy and birth of their first baby.  And now I’m back for the fourth time to capture their beautiful new addition to the family! Here’s one from the wedding back in 2006… …so we set up a shot with a similar theme for the first maternity session: …And now to continue the theme with the whole family: It was such a pleasure to work with you guys again and to meet the latest member of the family!  I hope to see you again soon for the next big family milestone! Cheers,...

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Corporate shoot – 2012 Annual Report

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Commercial | Comments Off on Corporate shoot – 2012 Annual Report

Corporate shoot – 2012 Annual Report

I’ve had the privilege to photograph the staff at a Toronto-based corporation for the past few years for their annual report.  This year’s theme was “action shots” and here’s what we came up with. We also set up a portable studio to capture the board members in various poses and composited them into a large group...

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Vivian & Leon – Wedding at Liberty Grand

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Wedding | 2 comments

Vivian & Leon – Wedding at Liberty Grand

I’d like to share some yet unposted images from a shoot I did as a second photographer with my friend Dave Biesse of “Dave & Charlotte”: Ceremony at the beautiful St. Paul’s Basilica in Toronto: So elegant!  This shot always makes me think of a Parisian high-fashion product, a-la Chanel. After the ceremony, we visited the Evergreen Brick Works for some stylish portraits with the wedding party: Reception at the elegant Liberty Grand in Toronto: The décor, details and entertainment were all top-notch: If I remember correctly, one of grandmothers made this magnificent cake for the lucky...

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Lisa & Mike – Wedding at Casino Rama

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Wedding | 1 comment

Lisa & Mike – Wedding at Casino Rama

Lisa was so excited that her day had finally arrived, despite the rainy start to the day, and it was absolutely infectious.  However, the rainy weather didn’t prevent us from having a ball and getting some fantastic shots in the morning of Lisa & Mike’s beautiful wedding at Casino Rama in Orillia, ON. The ring pillow was made of moss and adorned with pristine Orchids.  Made for a great backdrop for the rings shot: Mother of the bride helping with the dress: Panoramic shot from the balcony of Guardian Angels Church in Orillia: After the ceremony, we headed back to Casino Rama for some portraits in the lobby: After the family shots, the sky opened up to reveal a beautiful deep blue sky!: The amazing Silvernightingale Ballroom at Casino Rama: First dance: We made time during the reception to grab a few more romantic shots with the happy couple: It was a lot of fun working with you both and I hope you’re having a fantastic time on your honeymoon! Cheers,...

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Amanda & John – An Elegant Country Wedding

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Wedding | 4 comments

Amanda & John – An Elegant Country Wedding

A beautiful, warm late-summer’s day was the perfect setting for Amanda & John’s elegant country wedding, just outside of Orillia, ON.  As the owner of Calgary Wedding Planning Co., Amanda ensured that every detail was in place to make for an enjoyable day for them and their guests:   The ceremony took place in the gardens of an old 1800’s home in the country – what a beautiful setting! Some of the details from the morning and ceremony location: I love this moment between John and his mom right after the ceremony: The old Ford made for a great photo prop: Some of the beautiful details from the reception (the tables were named by historical dates in the history of the home): During the reception, we popped out to a nearby field for some romantic sunset photos: We ended the night with a fantastic professional-grade fireworks display under a full moon! Congratulations to the both of you.  I can’t wait to show you the rest! Cheers,...

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Kirsten & Mike – Wedding at Sunnyside Pavilion

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Wedding | 1 comment

Kirsten & Mike – Wedding at Sunnyside Pavilion

I recently had the great fortune of being hired to photograph the wedding of professional model Kirsten Visima and her husband Mike.  We all had so much fun and I wish I could take all of the credit for these shots, but honestly Kirsten made my job so much easier with her years of experience in the modeling industry: A slightly different dress shot (thanks to Elaine for holding it out there for so long while we got it just right): A little love from the infrared camera: Here, I isolated the bride with a long lens and narrow depth of field while shooting on a busy street in front of the house: Walking down the aisle with Dad at Sunnyside Pavilion in Toronto: A few great moments during the ceremony: After the ceremony, we toured around the picturesque grounds at Sunnyside Pavilion for the formal portraits: We took a break in the evening during the reception to capture a few more romantic bride and groom sunset portraits: Even a power outage didn’t stop us from getting some more great shots later that night… …and the party continued, power outage or not! Thanks to you both for a wonderful day and for making my job so easy! Cheers,...

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