Recently I photographed a 1st Communion Day for Jack & Julian in Toronto.  It consisted of taking getting-ready portraits at their house followed by Reception photos at St. George Golf & Country Club.  I wasn’t able to photograph at the Church as those are generally prohibited for this particular Ceremony.  I had photographed Jack’s older brother’s 1st Communion 2 years ago, so it was very nice to see this family 2 years later and document another milestone in their lives.  Here are some favourite portraits and candid shots from that day.

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  • May 13, 2015 - 11:29 am

    Sarah - Such handsome little guys! Love that last shot!ReplyCancel

  • May 13, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    Petey - i had to do a photo shoot recently. And in some ways photography is more difficult than video. Both have to find an excellent frame, with the right light and parameters set just so, but in photography you have to capture that one instant that will convey the whole atmosphere. So looking at those I see it and respect it. That is the professional level. When emotion is caught.ReplyCancel

  • May 14, 2015 - 8:35 am

    Albert Palmer - Lovely coverage Paul – I bet they’ll treasure these foreverReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2015 - 9:18 am

    Kristian - Great stuff man, and second what Albert said, sure they’ll treasure these forever.ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    Teresa K - What a wonderfully documented milestone Paul…well done!!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2015 - 8:09 pm

    Jason - These little dudes are awesome – also love your sneaky shot of the photographer!ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2015 - 2:48 am

    Justin R - Great shots, Paul! The family will have such an important occasion captured in a truly beautiful and professional way!ReplyCancel

On a cool spring day in Toronto I photographed Andreas’ Baptism at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church.  I had previously taken his sister Naia’s photos ~2 years ago at the same church, so it was an honour to do so again.  As always it is a very special traditional ceremony to document.  Afterwards we headed to Paralia Greek Restaurant for the Reception in the East side of Toronto, right near the lake.  Here are some photos from the day.

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Its winter here in Toronto, Canada so things have slowed down.  Photography is very seasonal for me, with more people preferring warm summer weather over frigid winter conditions.  And rightly so.  It gives me more time to shoot non-client work and shoot different films, experiment a bit more and do some personal photography projects that I might not have time do in the warmer months.  In this case I went to Yorkville and downtown with my wife, with my Pentax 645n medium format camera and a roll of Fuji Neopan Acros 100 black and white film.  I love the contrast, dof and the way the pictures look.  I still have to try Kodak T-Max and Tri-X and some Ilford as well.  Scanned and processed by Indie Film Lab.

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Happy New Year!  I’m beginning 2015 with a post for Niko’s Baptism at the beautiful St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto.  Here are some pictures from that Ceremony.

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I had a wonderful year and many thanks to all my clients who put their faith in me.  Here are some of my favourite frames of 2014.

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