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  • Happy New Year!

    2014 is almost fully booked! I do have a few spots still left for the season. Right now until the end of January 2014 I am offering a 15% discount on all bookings secured before the end of the month. Take advantage of this huge savings and book now so I can close off my wedding season! I wish all my past, present, and future clients all the best in the New Year! BRING ON 2014!!!!

    <------- By the way, if you're wondering who these 3 beautiful people are.. they are the most important people in my life!! My wife, my now 5 year old son, and my almost 2 year old daughter:)

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Kristy & Dylan ~ TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

From time to time I find myself realizing that I still have a website / blog that should be updated on a regular basis, however it’s one of those things that usually sits by the side while i work frantically to get clients their wedding collections as soon as i possibly can. It’s been the same old song for the past several years.. never enough time to update everything and continue being a primary care giver to my children, as well as shoot 30+ weddings per year. That being said, in just over 2 weeks, my business/life is going to take a dramatic change. I have mixed feelings about the change.. freedom is the first thing that comes to mind, but then the word loneliness also creeps into the picture as well. For the past 7 years of my business I’ve had the absolute pleasure of running a thriving photography business, and because of working from home, I’ve been able to look after and watch my kids grow up from little wee babies, to now, my youngest will be starting full time JK in just over 2 weeks. I’ve managed (somewhat) for many years being able to run my business with only 2 days per week to get all my ‘wedditing’ done. No I will have 5 full days a week for work, I can’t tell if this will be a Godsend, or if i will fall into a state of loneliness, being by myself almost all the time. It is definitely a positive swing for the business, allowing me to accomplish much more, and get my clients their collections rather quickly, but I am also going to miss my daddy/daughter and son time immensely! However, this does mean, that I should have time to give my site a complete update/overhaul and really be able to put a lot of effort into my business.. i’m excited and sad all at the same time.

Kristy and Dylan’s wedding was shot back in June of this so called summer that we’re having. I always love the fact that 99% of my weddings come straight through referrals! Not only does it say something about who I am, and why people want me to be a part of their special day, but it’s also always incredible to see familiar and friendly faces at a wedding. This wedding was very much that in a nutshell, I had the pleasure of shooting Kristy’s sisters wedding a few years ago, so I already knew most of the family and got to meet Kayla’s beautiful little baby girl for the first time. You can spend thousands of dollars on advertising, search engine optimization, but there’s nothing better than to have been running a successful wedding photography business for the past 9 years purely financed by client referrals.

Here we go.. K&D congrats again.. and I was thrilled to be such an integral part of your wedding day!

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Renee + Mandy ~ Toronto Engagement Photography

Renee and Mandy were married this past fall at the stunning Nestleton Waters Inn.. post to follow. Late in the summer we met up for their engagement shoot. I’ll be completely transparent as I write this blog post. When you’re a preferred vendor at some locations, many times, I don’t even meet my clients prior to doing their engagement shoot/wedding which was much the same for this couple. As we began contacting each other about getting their engagement shoot done, I quickly realized that they were not my typical bride and groom, and in fact they were two brides.. this would mark my very first lesbian wedding. Now, after shooting a couple of them now, the question begs, is it a lesbian/gay wedding or just a wedding? Do we put labels on normal weddings? If not, why do we feel the need to do it with these couples? So, anyways.. off I go to shoot their engagement shoot not sure of what to expect or how comfortable/uncomfortable I’d feel as this was my first time.

The shoot began, and I quickly fell in love with these two girls, their personalities were so fun, loving, down to earth, relaxed, and most of all.. CHILL! I can’t even begin to describe how much fun it was shooting these two, and their photos were a true representation of just how relaxed and in love they are! As I kept shooting, I envisioned in my head what they’d look like on their wedding day, and how much fun I was going to have, which essentially was exactly how their wedding day turned out.. stunning, and so so much fun!

So back to this whole lesbian/gay topic. I’m not out to start any controversy.. just to share a bit of light from my neck of the woods. I grew up in a small town, and live in an even smaller one now. Needless to say, throughout my childhood/early adult years, this was something I only heard about from the media, friends, etc. As I entered a career in the arts and entertainment industry several years ago, it became more and more prevalent as I met hundreds if not thousands of people from all races, and backgrounds every weekend. I saw more and more gay and lesbian couples at weddings, and while i was shooting in the city. I had never imagined that one day I would have the pleasure of shooting one, and hopefully many more of their weddings. I personally know many photographers out there that would steer clear of shooting a wedding like this, whether it’s something to do with their beliefs, being uncomfortable, or entering into a realm of their personal unknown.. either way, everyone has the right to make decisions for their business, just as they do for their lives, much like Renee and Mandy chose to marry each other.

I can’t thank these two amazing ladies enough for allowing me to be such a huge part of their special day, and giving me an insight and a level of complete comfort with this as I move on with my business and continue to shoot any client that comes through my door. I loved working with you two and can’t wait to see you again at some of my future weddings!

Here’s a quick little preview from their engagement session, and I will be posting their wedding very soon, so stay tuned!

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