Couples, Photography

A Fall Engagement Shoot, Laura & Mario!

November 17, 2016

These are oldies but goodies!

Laura and Mario invited me to shoot their engagement about two years ago and I am still absolutely thrilled at how great the images turned out. I play back the day and it was amazing fun spending time with this couple and their fun loving pup.

The fall is an outstanding time to shoot! Check out all that foliage. Thanks for braving the cold Laura & Mario! Congratulations!

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Couples, Photography

Toronto Island Engagement, Heather & Justin

September 21, 2016

Every now and then you get to meet people in your life that push you forward, support you, and can very quickly have an impact on your life.  These two are examples of this in my life.  Together and separately, they have seen me at many highs and lows, encouraged me, and sometimes just listened.  So I obviously was very excited at the opportunity to work with them and celebrate their engagement. Thank you for being absolutely amazing in front the camera, despite the cold weather (about a year back).  I’d like to say your personalities came out perfectly in front of the camera.

We are about a half a month away from their big celebration and I cannot wait to see this exuberant and candid couple tie the knot.  Congratulations love birds!  I am excited to witness your lives together be greater then.

Couples, Photography

Maternity, a nursery, & park sunsets.

September 17, 2016

There is a tremendous amount of preparation that goes into creating these images.  This can include, what to wear, what props do we use, what lighting, and most importantly, where?  When looking back at these images 10-15 years later, why did we choose that location?  In this case, Olivia invited me into her home to capture these images.  Starting in the nursery and eventually walking around her neighbourhood.  All an amazing story for baby to know when they grow up.

I couldn’t be more excited for Olivia, Craig, and their pup Mac.  Congratulations!

Assistant: Christine Brozo
Journal, Life, Travel

(Blue) Brunches

September 11, 2016

I am back?

It’s been an interesting past couple of months. I read back to my last post and realized how much time has passed since I’ve last written an entry. With full intent on writing again, sometimes life just throws these things at you and you have to figure out how to navigate with or around it.

At the beginning of the year I injured my leg. This pretty much kept me off my feet for a solid two-three months. I’ve had injuries before, but this was different, it was the first that has kept me off my feet for an extended period of time. Essentially forcing me to completely slow down (stay in bed) and re-evaluate all the things that were going on in my life. Where I was focusing, what was on my mind, and who was around me.  A lot of (re)growth.

I suppose after being away for so long, I asked myself how do I want to come back. In the past two years, directions have been headed in the right way, but I hope to start unravelling some of the lessons that life throws at me. Here’s hoping that I can somehow combine this with photography and acupuncture.

We live in a world that values productivity. We focus on whats happening next, how to get ahead, and tick that thing off of our list. Making it very easy to loose focus on things that bring joy to our lives. I am completely “guilty” of this and I am making lesson one.

Make time to have (unapologetically) fun.

Here are some snaps of my time with friends at Wayhome festival this summer after our final brunch. The first time being back on my feet and feeling “not guilty” for doing something for myself.  Thanks for being good sports friends and sneaking into the ally way with me.  See that blue wall looks a lot more interesting in pictures than in real life.

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Journal, JV, Photography

Where and What I’ve Been Up To!

February 4, 2016

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It’s been a while.

Am I still doing photography?  Yes!

The past two years have been a bit of a transition.  While continuing to photograph events and collaborate with amazing people and organizations I have transitioned into a whole new realm.

The amazing part about being a photographer is it has given me a completely different lens on how I am approaching this new path.  As a photographer I am in a very fortunate position to help capture important images for my clients.  The key word here is being able to help capture these events. Working very closely with them, noting all the details, timing everything correctly are all things of familarity.  Similarly to my new path as an acupuncturist I am hoping to achieve similar things by helping to improve my clients health and wellness.

The amazing part about starting a new adventure is coming out on the other end and being able to see things with a bit more clarity.  The more powerful part of all of this are the insights that you gain by sifting through the ambiguity of the journey.  I’ll be posting more on this new journey and also start updating more work with my amazing clients.

So here is what to expect, more posts, more topics. Now it’s time to start writing.