Each and every Baptism that I document is special. This Ceremony perhaps was even more so as the father and son were both Baptized. This event was held at a Macedonian Orthodox Church just west of Toronto. Here are some photos from the day.
I had a wonderful time documenting Cristina and James’ wedding in Toronto. It was a slightly chilly day and I remember wishing that I had brought my hat during the Bride and Groom portraits we took after their Ceremony. You can’t really tell from the photos but the couple was kinda frozen. They were troopers though and the warmth they have for each other must have radiated some extra heat and let us get these pictures. As you scroll through these images you can see a little bit of the story of their wedding day.
We had planned to do this engagement shoot half in a park and the other half at a couple of bars that had symbolic meaning to the couple. Upon showing up Erynn tells me “forget the park, we don’t even go to parks”. So there’s that 🙂 We ended going to a couple of bars, drinking some beer and taking some photos. In between bars we took more photos along the way. Saro and Erynn are a very easy-going couple as you can probably tell from the photos. They are also musicians who play in band called Molly’s Chamber. Check em’ out! I shot this session on my Canon 5D Mark II camera with 24mm and 50mm lenses. I also shot a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 on my 35mm film camera – the Contax G2. Scanned by the fab folks at The Find Lab. Here are a couple of my favourite photos from this session.
I documented a proposal at Graydon Hall Manor in Toronto. Vance did some serious planning for this event, involving a lot of people who play a special role in Anushka’s life. In each room they stood holding a large picture montage board along with the year that they met Anushka. As we moved from room to room, beginning with the year 2006, each person would say a few words to Anushka, they would hug each other and then on to the next room we would go. At the end of that we went outside and Vance was waiting to propose. She did say yes so we were able to continue and take some engagement photos for this couple + family/friends photos. Thanks for having me document this special event for you guys. Here are some photos from that day:
I travelled to Havana, Cuba in March of 2016 with my wife and 3yr old son. We stayed at a resort about 25km from Havana. Originally we had hoped to stay at some Airbnb place in Old Havana, but we found out they don’t allow Canadians to book on that site in Cuba. Hopefully next time we visit this amazing country those restrictions will be lifted. Staying at the resort was nice with good food, drinks and of course the beach. But I really wanted to see and photograph Havana. The first time I went to Havana was via taxi which was a classic American car. As we got closer to the city I seriously felt that I had gone back in time about 50 or 60 years. Old Havana is amazing. It is truly a photographer’s dream. You have colourful old crumbling buildings, vibrant American cars and of course the Cuban people. I will definitely revisit this wonderful city again as there is still so much to see and experience.
I shot everything on my Contax G2 35mm film camera. I used Portra 160, Portra 400, Portra 800 and Kodak Ektar 100. The Find Lab did an amazing job scanning and developing these so that I had very little to do with them afterwards. I used the Zeiss 28mm and Zeiss 45mm lenses for these pictures. Here are some photos from the trip.