It’s been a while since I’ve had a wedding to write about, and this wedding is one that has been in the works for some time now. And the longest I’ve ever been on retainer for a job. But in this case, it was well worth the wait. I am of course talking about the wedding between Amy and Jeremy. The trouble with weddings is how do you go about photographing them? I say this because a wedding is a job that is many jobs. You’re a portrait photographer, event photographer, counsellor, valet, gopher, and many other jobs on top of everything else. So thisRead More →

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I haven’t been able to write a wedding blog in a while so it’s actually really nice to be able to celebrate the marriage of these two awesome folks! But despite all the stress that surrounds weddings Mike & Vesna were really easy to work with and were all prepared well before I was! They had a location, permit, and even a timeline all laid out, all I had to do was turn up and push the shutter release. And they were open to shooting some stuff on film, so they’re now one of a few modern couples who actually have a darkroom print fromRead More →

It wouldn’t be a 52-roll project for me without a wedding (the first time I did this there were actually two weddings included in the project). but it’s much easier to do when you’re the guest, so I happily shot away (with the blessing of the bride) with my FM2 from the pews and the reception halls. At least the best I could…as soon as I got to the church I quickly realized after talking to the official photographer that ISO-400 was not going to cut it. So what was I going to do? I mean I set myself a goal to do everything consistently,Read More →

It was a long time coming. But the wonderful day finally arrived for two dear friends of mine. Rosemary and Jon got engaged back in 2009 and immidatly turned to me (and my trusty sidekick Wu) for their wedding photos, so I did a quick engagement photo session for the couple and then waited. The weather on the 12th was perfect, and the bride was completly aglow as she stepped into the church. It was one of the best weddings I have ever photographed (Despite the extremely short asile…and the bridesmaid (and man of honour) moved far too quickly), plus the layout of the church,Read More →

I do try to keep my family out of my photography specifically the work I show publicly but when your little younger brother gets married, it just has to get shown off. But since I was a groomsman at the wedding bringing out one of my bigger cameras to play like the Rollei, or 645 or even my little FM2 would get in the way. So I turned to a very small camera in my collection, and no it wasn’t a 110 camera…but rather a Olympus Stylus Epic. I was honestly surprised at the quality of images that came out of this pocket camera thatRead More →

September 10th dawned bright and clear, not too cold either. I found myself out in Clarrington, ON at the beautiful 4 Season’s Golf & Country club to photograph Sarah & Derrick’s Wedding, a couple I had photographed for their engagement photos last year. The back drop was beautiful, the sky a deep blue, the greens bright with life, the fall colours not yet starting to come in. It was such a day that I wish I had access to Kodachrome to shoot, and the colour processing to match. Sarah & Derrick were a wonderful couple to work with, both naturals in front of the camerasRead More →

What a great wedding to kick off my 2011 wedding photography season with! Despite the early hour of starting, and the slight cloud coverage when we woke up by the time the portrait sessions started, the light was perfect. Laura and Mark (and their associated families) were wonderful to work with. The portraits were taken out at Laura’s family farm, the rural setting was beautiful.Read More →

A Wedding for week 19, specifically the wedding of Laura and Mark, and the first wedding for me of the season as the official photographer. So why not break out the film for the project and to do some formal portrait work. May 7th dawned a little grey but by the time we arrived on the farm for the formal work the light was perfect. I would have preferred to try out the new Portra 160, but I only had the new 400 available to me. And man did that film do wonders. Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax A 645 75mm 1:2.8 – Kodak PortraRead More →

I once again had the honour of working with the very talented Sheridan student Bethany Gilbert for another portfolio shoot. This time working with Wedding makeup for a bride. The results were spectacular. I now realize what an amazing place Sheridan College’s SCAET building is to shoot in and work with strobist (off camera lighting using speedlights) techniques. The model, Christine was also wonderful to work with, she was a natural in front of the camera. You can view the rest here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/axle81401/sets/72157626246169751/with/5567348473/Read More →