Category Archives: Candids

Denied

After the first period in the game that I was invited to shoot, the teams switched sides, which brought my friend’s son’s team closer to where I was perched. I removed the extender, which allowed me to dial the lens to f/2.8, giving me the ability to dial down the …

Pucking Awesome

A friend of mine asked me to take some photos of his son playing hockey (his son plays goaltender). It was definitely a new experience for me – and very challenging. Between the odd lighting and the fast action, it was far more different than the shoots that I have …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Reaching

Sometimes the things that we like to remember about our children are not necessarily physical attributes; behaviours, likes/dislikes, and things along those lines are just as interesting. In fact, I know that my memories of my own child are split between remembering what she looked like, and reminiscing about how …

Anticipation

I took this at a birthday party for a two-year-old. The dessert was a tray of very nicely decorated (and frankly delicious) cupcakes. One of the most fun things to watch is a child imagining what it would be like to eat one of those cupcakes. Given the number of …

Working

There are many wineries in Niagara-On-the-Lake; in July 2005, my wife and I visited several.  There is something about the workers that is almost poetic.  It is tedious, to be sure, but to be outside and enjoying the fruits of that labour (so to speak) at the end must feel …

The Harpist

This gentleman was strumming away when my wife and I visited Old Québec City in May of 2005. He looked so at home in the middle of the tourists, and yet seemed very separate from them. It was more than his music. It was him. He seemed to be from …

Solitude

In August of 2004, we took a trip up to Algonquin Park to go camping. It was far colder than we imagined it would be, almost hitting zero. Imagine: zero in the middle of August! One of the benefits, though, was that the air was crystal clear. I snuck this …