Joe's plan went off without a hitch - a beautiful day spent exploring Niagara on the Lake, a tasty dinner shared at the Pillar and Post, concluded by a romantic horse and carriage ride that led them to the place where he would ask the question. "Violet," he asked, "Will you marry me?" Of course she said yes, and I was there to capture it all! It's a great honour to be a small part of some of the most important moments that couples get to share. Congratulations again you two!
Brandon and Renae are getting some well deserved recognition for all of their DIY ingenuity on their wedding day. Have a look at the feature that wedding blog Styled In Lace did on their special day!
Hidden silently in the forest amongst many bugs and beetles, I had front row seats to a very special surprise proposal. At the exact location of their very first date, Jordan prepared an evening to celebrate over two years of dating. An unsuspecting Jess was enjoying her meal when Jordan presented her with a gift wrapped box. As she opened the box to find nothing inside, Jess looked up to find Jordan on his knee, ready to ask the most important question of his life. The rest, as they say, is history.
I met the Burroughs family down at the waterfront in Niagara on the Lake - a place where they spend most of their summer evenings. A special location proved to be great scenery for some very special family photos that will look great printed and hung on the wall!
I went over to Silversmith Brewing Company the other night to hear my friend Matt and his counterpart Eric play some music as "Birds of Ontario". I always enjoy myself when these two are playing their originals, so I brought my camera along to capture the evening. You can find their show dates and hear some of their music on their Facebook page.
From the flowers to the food, from the venue to the guests, Brandon and Renae's wedding personified a celebration of family. Every moment of their special day was shared with the ones they love, and the love was definitely contagious! Their reception sat on top of a picturesque hill, overlooking family farmland and the large red barn where the reception was held. Boasting the town's newest firetruck, Captain Verboom whisked his bride away to make a toast to their life together with their friends by their side. The night culminated with great food, lots of laughter, and dancing that ceased to rest with the sun. It was such a privilege of mine to be a part of Brandon and Renae's beautiful wedding day!
What started as a sunny New Orleans family dinner soon turned into a mud bath to be enjoyed by all. I kept the mud off my camera, but I couldn't keep the kids away! These girls were definitely not shy of the camera!
I recently had the privilege of returning to the island of Cuba to work with some dear friends. My cameras never left my side and the images that I brought home will surely be an ever present source of nostalgia.
Who says I can't have my birthday outside?
This exuberant 5-year old decided to invite his friends (and bundled up parents) to enjoy an afternoon of competitive hockey and post game hot chocolate. Although the temperature was colder than the average 5 year old's party, the warmth of joy and celebration was shared amongst everyone.
Instead of gifts, this little man asked of his friends that they bring non-perishable items that he could donate of their behalf to the local Community Care.
This little gift came just in time for Christmas for this family! Just a few days old, Griffin cooperated well with us considering we were interrupting his nap time. These Christmas-themed photos will surely find their way onto the family Christmas card.
"For unto us a Child is born..."
This family of 4 (soon to be 5) is always such a pleasure to shoot. Aaron and Kaley wanted some outdoor family photos before the leaves started to fall, so we headed out to a local conservation area to take advantage of the weather. Lincoln and Nevaya were full of exuberance, and made this photographer's job an easy one.
Michael and Marisa have been dear friends of mine for a long time. Their wedding was nothing short of spectacular, and ended with a bang. The elegance of the bride and the joy of the groom equated in a truly special day.