Category Archives: People

Engine 235

It can never be denied that the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York (September 11th, 2001) was a tragedy. Regardless of what anyone thinks in regards to the event itself (and what led up to it), a large number of men and women lost their lives that …

Cannonball

I shoot photos of my daughter’s soccer team for myself and the other parents because I think action shots of sporting events are far more interesting than the posed photos that the league provides. In the non-posed photos, you can really see the personality of the kids shine through, and every …

On the Ball

Watching your kids play sports is awesome; you get to see how their skills develop and how the games affect their personalities. I find it neat how kids seem to have much more fun than adults playing the same game – yet there are moments when they take things very …

Pals

It’s always nice to see kids that are great friends. This image was captured at a neighbourhood fun fair where all of the kids were having a great time. I managed to catch these two young ladies and asked their permission for a quick photo op (and yes, I also …

We Mean Business

At a recent family photo shoot, I sought to duplicate an image that I had created at a wedding a number of years ago. The lighting was different, as were the ages of the folks involved. The idea was for it to be something amusing while highlighting one set of …

The Truest Smile

One of the best things about shooting weddings is to get in close and see the faces of the bride and groom. It’s almost as if the entire room disappears for them for a minute – and this allows them to focus only on each other. Their emotions are laid …

Independence

We stopped in the town of Sonoma during a wine tour, and we were given an hour to wander around and enjoy the shops and sights. Close to the end of the break, I stumbled across a celebration – it was a tribal dance celebrating Mexican Independence (which is what …

Gatekeeper

My friend Steve and I have done several shoots for his many Black Belt portfolios. We decided to shoot at night for this particular shoot, and the way the light played across the path to the bridge really inspired me to get him to sit in a meditation position. Really, …

Shawn – Seiunchin I

I did a shoot for a friend of mine grading for his Black Belt (photos are required for the grading package). We shot in a location north of Toronto with a fantastic bridge, an interesting cave, and a fountain. Something about the sunshine playing off the water in this photo …

Festive Dinner

I was hired to shoot the holiday celebration for a company in Toronto. They held their event at the Windsor Arms Hotel, a posh location in Yorkville. Old architecture mixed with a great DJ and modern sensibility in style to make an interesting evening. When I first arrived, I saw …

Halloween Mood

The local school holds an annual Halloween pumpkin carving night each October. A good chunk of the neighbourhood comes out to participate. Kids and parents alike wield carving tools and create some spectacular Jack O’ Lanterns. At the end of the night, the carved pumpkins are all lined up, lit candles are …

Cobra – Portrait I

My friend Shaun has a band. The name of that band is Cobra. This is another one of the shots I did for them in the Humber Valley. The fact that they were each dressed in different styles really gives the viewer’s mind something to think about: these three are …