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    As a life photographer, I use photography as a way to expand, connect and create. I especially revel in covering important life experiences, including weddings, relationships, and achievements. For my clients and subjects, this means what we do is real, and fun.

    I love to tell photo-stories from all over the world, which has lead to me to shoot destination weddings in India, Brazil, Israel, Mexico, Curacao, Costa Rica and the US. As well, I am committed to documenting humanitarian projects, such as important initiatives in Kenya, Tanzania, India and Rwanda. My photos from the HBO documentary of the first interracial prom in Charleston Mississippi, have been published internationally, including Seventeen Magazine, O Magazine, The National Post, and The Globe and Mail.

    For me, photography of people is the capturing of their essence, and sharing back what I saw and felt. Wherever, and whomever they are. Everywhere and anywhere.

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If you have ever had a grandmother, or better yet a bubbie, watch this…

Natalie has two very special bubbies.  It only seemed right to see what they had to say about her engagement to Mike, and any thoughts they have on love.

This was a very special project for me, I am excited to share it with you!  Happy Love Day.

(Please press PLAY AND THEN PAUSE.  Let the slideshow load before pressing PLAY again.  This is ONLY viewable on a computer — no mobile devices).

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up up & away!

The time of year has come that I like to get out of dodge.  If you want to see me, you can find me in India.  If you want to wait until I return, I will be available again as of Feb 11.

Please feel free to email me at your leisure, I will be checking my email whenever I have access.

Til, soon.  Namaste, as they say.

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my 2012, you sure look fine

Dear 2012,

Thank you for being such a special and exceptional year.  Thank you for bringing me my dream clients that make me love what I do.  Thank you for these wonderful lovebirds that trusted me, and that I connected so well with before, on, and after their wedding days.  Thank you for the families that let me into their homes, and gave me the pleasure of being with them in their personal space.  These types of people are everything to me.

Thank you for taking me to Costa Rica, Iceland, California, Nova Scotia and into my favourite place in Ontario, Muskoka.

Thank you for the very successful photo exhibit that I put on with Plan Canada, and for having my photos published in People Magazine, Hello! Canada, Today’s Parent Magazine, Toronto Life Weddings Magazine and the Wedding Co. Magazine.

Thank you for the opportunities to work with my most favourite vendors, including Lianne Adelson from the Event Boutique, Naomi Serkin, Stemz Flowers, Maureen Greenstein make up, Ivy Lam make up, Pink Twig Floral Boutique, Images video, Sarah Ghazzagh from A Dream Wedding, and many more. Such a pleasure.

Thank you very very much for bringing me such wonderful support from the talented photographers who shot with me this year — Valery Gore, Nikki Leigh McKean, Kimon Kaketsis and Gregory White. You wouldn’t be half the year you were, without these people.

Thank you, 2012, for helping me feel like what I do matters. I am excited to leap from here.

All my love,


ps — Here is a slideshow of images from our time together, 2012.  I will aways remember you.

(You must watch this on a computer.  It will not work on portable devices. Click bottom right corner, if you want to see it in full screen).

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Celebration, the verb

Every wedding is a celebration.  But Nikki + Victor’s wedding celebration was alive in a way I rarely see. It was a moving, living, breathing thing.  Over the few days that we spent in Nova Scotia, their family + friends were invited to indulge in this celebration action.  It was all because they considered the experience of every person there.

I believe this was made possible because they are both professional hosts — Victor, co-owner and Chef of Splendido restaurant, and Nikki, amazing photographer Nikki Leigh McKean — both professions that require you to read, understand and respond to other people, if you are going to be successful.  But that is not the only reason.  In fact, it might only be the smallest coincidental reason.  The real reason for this astounding celebration, was how loved, and how loving Nikki + Victor are. They are the most genuinely endearing and warm couple, the likes of which people flock to like flies.

I was so honoured and delighted to be in the company of all their guests, and to have become close friends with Nikki + Victor in the lead up to this event.

Now, let’s talk about some of the elements that made this celebration!

1. When we arrived, the whole Shobac Cottage property was covered in a thick fog.  We couldn’t see where we were, which made the excitement and suspense all the more exciting!

2. They held a welcome night BBQ, where Victor + his Chef friends set the stage for the extraordinary food we realized we could come to expect over the course of the weekend.  Off. The. Charts.

3. Then the fog lifted, you see.  And Shobacs and all their animals welcomed us.

4. Then there was the magic of the wedding day itself.  And all the love.  It can’t be bought.

5. For the ceremony, Nikki + Victor were strict on the “No Cameras” rule.  Only the official photographers were allowed to have a camera.  This meant that everyone was truly present for the ceremony, and had a face that the couple could see when they looked out.

6. The attention to detail that Nikki put into the reception paid off in spades.  To get your place card, you had to take a photo of yourself with the Polaroid camera.  SUCH a hit.

And while THAT was happening, THIS was happening.  So #7.  Horses.

Meanwhile, back at the barn, #8 — Fresh charcuterie boards with toppings that would make your mouth go wild.

And a cake made out of fine cheeses.

And tea cups that Nikki collected from antique stores, to eat your soup from.

Harvest table in the barn.  Centrepieces of wild flowers.  It goes on!

10. Stunning sunset.

I wish I could say that was all.  But no chance.  Add in AMAZING speeches that had people rolling in the aisles.

11. Oh, and personalized love notes from the couple for every guest.  You read that right.  Every guest.

12.  And then, after it all.  The party started.  And the tickle trunk came out.  And it was a dance floor that rocked the barn all night.  The likes of which I have never seen.  

13.  The next day we went for a walk and brought the wedding dress along.  And just in case you thought the magic was for the wedding day only, you would be mistaken.  It was like a dream.

Here’s what I can say, at the end of the world’s longest blog post.  My heart bursts when I think that this wonderful couple got to have this perfect wedding.  It actually was, perfect.

Thank you forever, my friends. This was a dream come true for me to just be there, let alone document it.

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