Category Archives: People

Two-Tap

A fun shoot today at the Koffman Academy of Music and Dance. It’s always entertaining to wrangle a bunch of kids and get them to be serious about posing for photos. Really, it’s almost easier to let them be themselves and catch the magic as they subconsciously fall in line. …

Girl Power

I’m not one for typical sports team photos. With the sun setting in the background and the shadows at play, how could I resist? “Badass” is the message here, folks.

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 …

Sunset Paddle

Perhaps not the most stellar photograph – but I do enjoy it. I took this one from East Beach at the Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park. There is something peaceful about paddling in the morning or the evening. The noises of the day have mostly faded away and …

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, …

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 …