Saturday, October 14, 2006

Gabriele & Andrew

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Gabriele and Andrew's wedding today! What an amazing and sweet couple they are, especially to be out in the (very) cold weather to have their picture taken! Thanks for bearing with me, you guys rock!!!

The day started off very cool and wet, but by the time the ceremony ended, the rain held and the sun even peaked through the clouds for a few minutes. We went to a place called the Cumberland Heritage museum - I'd never even heard of it before, but what a gem! And the leaves and backdrop were quite the spectacle. Hard to imagine things like this exist!

Here is a SLIDESHOW of Gabriele and Andrew's day. They were so awesome to work with and I really enjoyed being around them, even though it was for such a short time.

Here is a shot of the wedding program:

Gabriele and her lovely sister:
G 'n A - like I said bee-yooo-teee-fulll!!!!
A tender moment for the newlyweds...
They had a little dance under the gazebo (you'd think it was more than 4 degrees outside!!):
This looks amazing in both colour and black&white!
Again, the sweet couple...

Thanks to you both! I had a super day!

My best,


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Jennifer and Jit's Engagement

Last week I had the chance to shoot the engagement of Jit and Jen. They were a super cool couple that my wife and I really and truly enjoyed spending time with! They didn't even know us, but we got along famously even though we had just met. The were so affectionate with one another and really down to earth.

...AND...they invited us to the Ottawa Senators home opener in their limo!! They are huge Sens fans and so their engagement was really appropriate.

They also invited some family and friends along to also share in their day. They all were awesome folks and we had plenty of laughs the entire night. What a fun crew! Can't wait to shoot their wedding, going to be so much fun to hang with them again!

Click to see the SLIDESHOW or over the picture.

Thanks so much guys for letting us be a part of your day - we had an amazing time with you!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I hope that you got in some family time and pumpkin (my mom makes the best) pie! I don't know how I did it, but I was able to make some room for turkey and stuffing as well...I think it will take me at least a week to recover.

I also was able to sneak out for a few hours to take some shots on what might be the last nice weekend for fall foliage. The leaves and sky were just spectacular.

Here is an old barn near my parents place. It's rusted, but the cows don't care.

The sun peaks through a neighbours tree.

Same neighbour, same tree.

My mom is quite the crafty lady. Not only does she bake, but she loves putting these 'centrepieces' together depending on the season!

Some jet tails just outside our home.

Cows munching on grass near the family homestead.

I just love this one. Can you guess how I did it?

Maybe this will help you figure it out.

Another of mom's creations. What a backdrop! Not too many birds were scared of this fella.

Mom and Dad have an amazing garden. We ate fresh carrots and potatoes all weekend. Here, the tomatos are still in the garden drying off.

One of my personal faves. And of course, it's my neighbours here in O-town.

A nice dusting of colour from mother nature. What a beautiful sky!

I love the tones in this one!

This one too!

Heck why not this one too!

A little red leaf just peaking through...

So, if you didn't get the chance to shoot this weekend, really, that's too bad. The weather was amazing, the sun was out, and you may only have one or two days like this left!

I believe that sometimes you don't have to travel half way across the continent in search of a picture. Sometimes it's right there in front of you, you just need to spend a little time looking.

That being said, I hope you had a great holiday, got stuffed and enjoyed your visit with family and friends!