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Elizabeth and Rebecca - Party of 2

I was in the Orangeville / Collingwood area last month for an awesome photoshoot with Elizabeth and Rebecca.  They hired me to come do a Party of X style shoot on Rebecca's farm - you know how much I love farms! Both Elizabeth and Rebecca run CSA's (consumer supported agriculture) on their respective farms. CSA's enable buyers to purchase a share of the weekly vegetables from a local family farm.

I loved shooting at Rebecca's place because a) they milk goats - lots of goats, and b) her father is a master dry-stone mason and they have all of these beautiful walls and a dry-stone, Scottish Highlands-style house.

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London, UK Wedding: Joanna + Phil

This past fall Beth and I travelled to the UK to shoot Joanna and Phil's wedding in Shenfield, Essex. It's hard to believe that a wedding could change your life but it certainly developed our passion to become London England wedding photographers! This was my first trip to England and I loved everything about it:

  • super friendly people
  • great curry
  • nice small towns like Shenfield and Billericay
  • train travel
  • the architecture
  • the wonderful cosmopolitan-ness of London (most of the people we saw in the city were not Anglos)

Joanna and Phil were such gracious hosts to us and we really look forward to going back to visit them for longer!30-09-10_Joanna-Phil-Wed1-24.jpg30-09-10_Joanna-Phil-Wed1.jpg

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Joanna's Canadian moose.


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Phil and his best mate Chris in the church yard.

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The first recorded wedding in this church took place in 1536. I don't have a lot of pictures of the inside during the ceremony because of a church policy but it was beautiful.

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The wedding reception took place in this cool old orphanage dining hall called Poplar Hall.02-10-10_JoannaPhil3-517.jpg02-10-10_JoannaPhil4-161.jpg

First Dance:


Camp Kintail 2010

I am always excited to go back to Camp Kintail to shoot. This is the second year that I have been there to shoot for a day for their yearly promotional material. It's great for me to get outside and be a summer camp photographer for a day.

I grew up at Kintail, a Presbyterian Church camp outside of Goderich, just like my mom and my grandfather. I was a camper, a Leader in Training, counsellor, Programme Director and Leadership Training Director there and I still feel a strong connection with the place.

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When I was at the top of the climbing wall (a great new installation from Adventureworks) I got Axis to do a big dyno for me. Little did he know I'd ask him to do it over and over again. Here's a series from those big jumps.20-08-10_Kintail3-499.jpg20-08-10_Kintail3-501.jpg20-08-10_Kintail3-502.jpg20-08-10_Kintail3-503.jpg20-08-10_Kintail3-504.jpg20-08-10_Kintail3-505.jpg

The Allens at the beach

On a beautiful sunny Sunday Beth and I drove down to Lake Erie to take some pictures with the Allen Family. Megan and Rebecca arranged the photoshoot for their mom and dad's 25th wedding anniversary.

I love ending a photoshoot with homemade food around a table at the cottage. Thanks Allens!

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Cambridge Engagement : Jennie + Keenan

On a super hot night in July I became a Cambridge wedding photographer for Jennie & Keenan. We had a hilarious night shooting at the park and by a great old factory in their neighbourhood (call me old fashioned... I LOVE the new Grain available in Lightroom 3!).

Alicia and Conor's "Day After" Shoot

This afternoon of shooting was great fun (as always with Alicia and Conor). We drove out to the camp of a friend of ours' near London and shot around this great old mansion that is the centre piece of the property. Alicia was brave out there in her strapless dress... after doing a 15 km run in the morning.

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Alicia & Conor's Engagement

I spent a great sunny fall Sunday afternoon in London with Alicia and Conor. Alicia is an long-time friend and canoe-trip buddy of mine (ask her about taking her purse on trip that one time) and it has been so great to get to know Conor in the last few years.   

We shot at a couple of well known London landmarks like the Red Roaster in Old South, The bridge behind the courthouse and at Joe Kool's. IndigoConor-564.jpg IndigoConor-672.jpg IndigoConor-864.jpg IndigoConor-878.jpg IndigoConor-923.jpg IndigoConor-994.jpgIndigoConorEngagement-3.jpg IndigoConorEngagement-19.jpg

This is Zoe. She's very head tilty.


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It's going to be an amazing November wedding! We can hardly wait.