Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Wedding

A few quick outtakes from a summer wedding at Madsen's Greenhouse in Newmarket.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Children's summer portraits

Four handsome brothers I had the pleasure of photographing.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Congratulations to Susan Wilde for winning a Gift Certificate toward a family portrait session in the Newmarket Artisan's Festival / Faces of Courage draw! Looking forward to photographing your family!

Monday, June 21, 2010

E-shoot in Liberty Village

... outtakes from an engagement portrait session at Liberty Village... Andrew & Leigh... a hip, downtown TO couple.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our New Wedding Photography promotional flyers are in:

A big thank you to designer Lindsay Brewda of Grace Announcements for designing and overseeing the printing of my new wedding photography promotional flyers. The design is simple, understated and yet, very romantic. Lindsay also creates sweet photo wedding thank you cards, keep her in mind when the need arises.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Coming Soon: Cypress Albums!

New this summer, we will be offering Cypress Albums. Visit their website to get a peek at these beautiful, handmade Wedding Albums. Truly a work of art.


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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Casting Brides for a FREE Trash the Dress shoot!

I am currently looking to cast recently married brides who are willing to participate in a "Trash The Dress" photo shoot. Images will be used to promote both my photography and the work of make up artist, Greta Medley (see "older posts" at the bottom of this page).

What is a Trash The Dress Photo Shoot?

"Trash The Dress is a post wedding photo shoot with the aim of creating stunning, unusual and creative photos.
Trash it. Get it dirty. Get it wet. Roll around in the mud. Drench it in the ocean. Totally trash it.
Why? … Why not? You’ve made a commitment to your husband. He’s your one and only true love, right? Then you’ll never need the dress again.", as quoted:

To participate, please submit a photo of yourself and your dress to:

Shoot will be scheduled in the month of July. Make up and hair provided.

If chosen, you will be contacted.

Good Luck!!
* above photograph taken by: Segerius Bruce Photography, England... amazing trash the dress photographers! Click on image to view larger.

Wedding Photography:

I am currently booking 2010 & 2011 Weddings.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Faces of Courage 2011 Calendar Project:

Over the past year, I have been involved in a project lead by Julie Achtermeier, a survivor of breast cancer. Julie is a young mother of two, who was diagnosed shortly after giving birth to her son. With the help of a group of faithful volunteers, we have created a calendar to be sold to raise funds for radiation equipment at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Our calendar features a collection of beautiful black & white portraits of twelve brave women who have each battled her own very personal battle with breast cancer.

When Julie approached me and asked if I would undertake the photography of her project, I was honoured. For her to respect my work and allow me creative freedom was in itself a priceless affirmation. I asked myself, how best to present a portrait worthy of this subject, yet staying true to my creative vision. I felt very strongly that each woman should be photographed in a way which was first and foremost, a true portrait of her character and yet more specifically, an image which reflects her unique source of inner strength.

As I met with each woman privately, I asked her to speak of her personal battle. I listened to the stories of pain, the sense of loss, the loneliness. Stories of renewed spirituality. I witnessed in each woman a core strength, a sense of endurance, of life's purpose. These are women who have experienced a life changing event. These are our mothers, daughters, sisters, our girlfriends. These are courageous women who share a story. A story that I was fortunate enough to be a part of.

Please view the collection of portraits below. To order a calendar or daytimer, please visit the Faces of Courage BLOG.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Faces of Courage Print Collection

Within the next few weeks, I will be offering limited edition, fine art quality photographic prints of all the Faces of Courage Portraits and out takes from the portrait sessions. You will be able to view and order from the Faces of Courage Collection via my website.

To view the collection, visit my website page: (press): and go to "client galleries" page. Password for the Faces of Courage Collection is : courage

All prints will be offered as Fine Art Prints. Each print will be custom printed, mounted with a beautiful custom matte, signed and limited.

Faces of Courage Photographer

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Faces of Courage 2011 Calendar, final portraits:


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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

CBC feature story: 2011 Faces of Courage Calendar & Daytimer:

Last week, CBC aired the story of the making of and inspiration for, the 2011 Faces of Courage Calendar and Daytimer. I had the pleasure and honour of being the sole portraiture photographer on this project. If you would like to learn more about Julie, our fearless leader and our project, you can visit CBC and watch the clip. Our story is near the end of the program, so you'll need to skip forward.