I love people more than photography, the connections and friendships we build are the cornerstones to real emotional photography, regardless of the the subject matter.
I have been taking photos since I was 16, that's since 1987 I like most photographers my age first started printing black and whites in a darkroom before Photoshop I think that's the part I enjoyed the most and would spend hours in the dark room. About 7 years ago I started specializing in weddings; definitely the most challenging aspect of professional photography.
Today when I'm not behind the camera I'm talking with people; chatting about their lives, their weddings their future plans and just about the world in general. I really believe my clients are not buying photographs, they're looking for a photographer, a real relationship and a friendship, after all when their memories fade they will be refreshed not by just a picture but the context of how that picture was made.
I want to be friends first, and a photographer second, I strive to make my clients comfortable when we work together to capture real moments situated in the most flattering of environments.
I am a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada - PPOC and I am nationally accredited in Wedding Story I'm also a member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. I have studied with and collaborated with incredible local and international photographers. I love weddings and wedding photography so much that I have dedicated myself to educating other photographers and continuing my learning process as a wedding photography instructor at Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario.
My approach to wedding photography is quite simple - emotion beats perfection every time period; and if you (brides) didn't want to look glamorous on your wedding day then why spend all of that dough on the goregous dress, hair and make up -- I want to make your bridal portraits look like you should be in a magazine! I really believe that when you're having a great time you'll look amazing and genuine in your photos.
I want to use this blog as a diary of my photographic adventures to showcase the real magic behind my work; my clients! I want you to see my most recent work to share thoughts on Photography and life in general regardless if you are a client of mine or not, and to show my style and work.
I met Sonia & Andrew a couple years ago and their Wedding is coming up later this spring and they are such a cool couple I’m so looking forward to their fabulous wedding day in May! We had a blast in Yorkville and St. James Gardens in Toronto, here are a few images from our session!