In what I would call a break in the weather, myself and the wonderful St. Pierre Family ducked over to Upper Queens park, to make some family photo, just in time for Christmas. As the temperature has dropped, but the snow hasn't stuck around, making great images can be a challenge. As everyone freezes, we've still gotta have fun and get the shots. And that's just what we did! Many thanks to a super family, hoping that these photos can help keep you warm over the cold winter.
I had the wonderful pleasure of photographing Joanna and Rob's wedding back almost two and a half years ago. It was a splendid affair, on Canada day, down at the harbour, with fireworks not only going off outside, but inside as well! Time flies, and along comes little Grace. With her mom's captivating eyes, she had no problem making the camera happy. I must confess, that I've tried to make these photos look just a little bit "warmer" than they actually were, when they were taken. Sunny Stratford, was more like windy, chilly Stratford but we made the most of it, and this family of troopers now has the proof.
I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely couple recently in Stratford. What started out as brisk, had turned to chilly by the time we were done, but that didn't dampen our spirits! Strolling around Stratford, doors opened for us to have a laugh, share some thoughts and even witness the untimely trampling of one "Justin Beiber's" Star on the path outside the Avon theatre. Strutting around town was all made just a little sweeter as we headed to Balzac's for a quick refresh and warm up aka: wonderful warm beverage. I had intended to snap a few more frames inside, but the toasty atmosphere was enough to thoroughly fog up my camera lens. Laid back, easygoing and natural, Jose and Carrie are my kind of couple. A photo-shoot shouldn't be forced, but fun. If you ever need tips, you can ask these two how its done. I look forward to their upcoming wedding in the spring.
Well, its late wednesday night October 30th and I've got some sample images for you! These are all just small versions, but full size images are soon to be posted up to Nikon Rumors. Check em out there!
These are comparison shots from The new Nikon 58mm 1.4G and the Nikon 50mm 1.8G (sorry, I don't have a 50mm 1.4G to compare)
After we adjusted to our beautiful surroundings, making photos was easy! Amanda and Chris were easy going, and took naturally to the camera, and their surroundings. Weather wise we seemed to have it all. Strong winds, Cloud, Sun - Rain... You name it! But it all came together nicely. I've been promised that their wedding will be the most fun wedding I've ever had... That sounds good to me!
Webster Falls is not a place I'd ever been before. But I'm glad I have now. A beautiful spot, scoped out and arranged by our lovely MOH (pronouced: Moe) Maid of Honour. The colours were in full effect, and made for an idyllic setting. Look for the rest very soon.
How sweet is this couple? Things started off with a few nerves, and a little bit of angst but those feelings were soon left behind as we went for a calm and cool stroll, and made magic happen. For those of you who aren't in Stratford, welcome to The Old Grove. A little Oasis in the midst of Stratford that is out of this world at this time of year. Its amazing that its surrounded by such traffic and commotion, but once you're a few feet inside that all melts away into a little photographic retreat. The light cooperated, and the leaves played nice.
Alex and Beth are from the Stratford area, and will be getting hitched next year. Originally both from the GTA, the slower pace of things here in Stratty suits them fine, and I think it shows. A charming couple, I can't wait to photograph their wedding. It doesn't hurt that they bought me ice cream at the end of it as well ;)
Todd first contacted me about wedding portraits.... and just wedding portraits. When's the wedding? I had to ask. Over and done, we made it happen in Vegas, sweet, simple. But now that we're back in Canada, we're hoping to get some of the photos that we didn't get a chance to make. Prefering something a little more on the rustic side of things, I pulled some strings, and voila, we had a lovely little barn on the outskirts of Stratford that we got to shoot around. Mr. Rain wasn't too pleased with us, as it started tanking it down in the midst of our shoot, but we kept calm and photographed on, just moving into the dry and character filled barn.
Often times I remind people that great photos are still to be had, even when the weather isn't considered classically perfect. Here are a few shots from the shoot. We had a lot of fun making them! Hopefully you like them too. I wanted to get a sort of vintage rustic look, without going overboard Hickville. Success?
Wow, what a day. What started with fog, only ended up in smoke, rising from an action packed dance floor.
I've had the pleasure to be part of many weddings, but in my travels, I've come to learn that finding a couple that is so sweet, genuine and has touched so many lives is difficult. After speaking to many of the friends that attended their wedding, it was amazing to find out just how remarkable this couple is. So many, have been so profoundly impacted by these two that it boggles the mind.
Photographically, this was just great. As it turns out, there is no shortage of backdrops to work with at the Pioneer Village in London. I was hoping to get a more vintage look to match the setting, without going to retro, as that really wasn't the flavour of the day.
Although it was super touch and go with the weather, the fog ended up making for the softest light I've probably ever shot in. If I could only get this sort of lighting more often :D
Thanks once again Christine and Scott for having me as part of your wonderful day!
Last minute engagement shoot? I'm in. We decided to hit the streets of Stratty for a quick practice session before the big day this weekend. This is a great example of why an engagement shoot is important, whether its with me or you're booking with some other photographer, and engagement shoot is a great opportunity not just to make more images, but to practice, and get comfortable in front of the camera. That way, when the big day arrives, there is a lot more fear and uncertainty involved, instead, its a lot of fun! This good looking couple was no exception.
We were watching the radar all day. It started out wet. Went Dry. Then, threatened to storm. Well, we chanced it anyway, as scheduling had already been tough, and having to push things off again wasn't in the cards. Wow, are we glad we did. We had a wonderful time, and benefited with a great sky. Looking forward to their wedding soon.