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Wedding Photography Workshop at the Royal York in Toronto

Pushing yourself as an artist is something that I personally strive for with every project regardless of the size of the job or the subject matter.  This can be a truly humbling experience but it can also be the most rewarding as it truly allows you to grow and take your art to new levels.  With this attitude in mind I, along with some talented photographers took a wedding photography workshop at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Many clients often ask why I feel it is so important for photographers who are all essentially competitors to learn from each other, my response is that pushing ourselves as photographers is the best way to ensure that our clients receive the best artwork possible!  Photography cannot be duplicated in my opinion, it is simply life and moments captured as they happen. It is a story seen from the photographer’s perspective and is based on a deep understanding of what our clients’ expectations are and the stories we are recording and will be telling at the end of the wedding day.  This is the reason why professionals invest so heavily in networking and pushing each other to heights we couldn’t achieve on our own.

Here are a few of my shots from the day, I’ll be posting some more later as well, I truly hope you enjoy the images as much as I did shooting them!

Adam - Excellent images … as usual. Very ‘fashion style’ photography … making the bride (and fellow) look like beautiful models. And that is what it’s all about! There ain’t a chick in the world that doesn’t want to look like a beautiful model on her wedding day.December 1, 2008 – 12:25 pm

Manuella Pararas - Oh what fun! Great shots, I would have loved to join you all, next time perhaps??May 10, 2009 – 6:07 pm

Mel & Far’s Bahai Wedding

Congratulations to Mel and Far, I had such a great time photographing this gorgeous couple, what a pleasant and solemn ceremony.  The ceremony was lovely and reflected what marriage and commitment is all about, also who could ask for a better backdrop other than historical Stratford, Ontario.

Mel and Far are of the Bahá’í faith.

We will all, verily, abide by the Will of God.

With these simple words, Bahá’ís are married. The vow is spoken by the bride and the groom in the presence of two witnesses who are acceptable to the Local Spiritual Assembly of the community in which the marriage takes place. In terms of ceremony nothing more is required. I was blessed to witness and record this beautiful story I wish all the best to this great couple!

I hope you enjoy a few pictures from the day!

Adam - Man … you must have had one awesome assistant that day to get images like that. 🙂 Thanks for the peek at their album sample you had … awesome work as usual!December 10, 2008 – 8:53 pm

Bobby & Rachel Get Married

Bobby & Rachel tied the knot what an incredible day, we invaded the Ancaster Old Mill and had a tremendous party I couldn’t believe the amount of food and of course loads of love and celebration to go around.  Bobby and Rachel had a beautiful ceremony and could not have asked for a better day. Their love for each other is so overwhelming it shows everywhere they go and in each of their photographs, which makes my job that much easier!  Also get a load of the size of the bridal party!

Here are a few pics from their big day I hope you enjoy!

Newlyweds so happy walking down the aisle!

Get a load of the size of this bridal party !


I just love when the sun goes down and there’s an opportunity to steal the couple away for a few moments between themselves and the camera.