My Favourite Things…
Presenting a few of my favourite images from this year as a family and wedding photographer.
#1: Why? Good vibes. During the entire photo shoot this family was positive and warm to me and one another. Before working with them I had never witnessed the expression of love between teenagers and their parents. There was nary an eye roll by anyone on this day – parent to teenager, sibling to sibling – nothing!
#2: Why? Peace and protection. While taking this baby’s photo, I turned the baby and the dog toward the window and stood in the front door (in the cold) to take the photo. Photographers find ourselves in some weird situations, all for the sake of the perfect photo! The contrast of the dog’s protective gaze and the baby’s peaceful vulnerability is telling.
#3: Why? Keeping a sense of humour. When I took this photo of our friend’s daughter, I told her dad that he should enlarge the image and place it at his front door. That way, when she gets older and boys start calling on her, he can just show them the picture. With permission we were able to photograph at the fire station and this little girl was happy to explore the grounds.
#4: Why? It’s puzzling. This family has a total of 2 kids and 2 dogs. They have their hands full! This photo was taken amoung the chaos that kids and pets can create but, the image is peaceful. The way the baby’s body fits in with its mother’s makes it look like they are two puzzle pieces fitting perfectly into one another. After 9+ months of carrying her child, this photo represents the close bond the two will have for a lifetime.
#5: Why? Dedication. The lines on this man’s hands have been emphasized. I wanted to show the hard work and dedication he applies to supporting his newborn girl. His baby is like a diamond in his hands that he holds precious to his heart. His hands take the brunt of the work, but all at once they also hold her gently and lovingly.
#6: Why? Serendipity. Sometimes the stars align and I am able to capture an image that tells a a few stories in one. The look of determination on the little ring-bearer’s face is telling of the importance he is placing on his very important job for the day. The bride and her father are looking on the ring-bearer lovingly and the fact that the bride and her nephew are in the picture together with her father is telling of the generational ties within the family.
#7: Why? Photojournalism and symmetry. Sometimes it’s not just the stars that align, it’s the angles in the photo. Not all photos are staged or posed and that’s what they call photojournalism. I took to the outdoors to get a glimpse from the outside looking in on the engagement party at sun-set. The lights in the reception hall are lined up symmetrically. It’s hard to see but, underneath the light on the left, on the soon-to-be groom’s side, sits his father. Underneath the light on the right side, on the soon-to-be bride’s side, sits her mother. Everything is aligned! Yes, this is an example of perfectionism and attention to detail that you might find in many photographers.
All in all, it’s been a great year for me and my family and it’s been a pleasure working with new and old clients. I’m a truly grateful guy.
Cheers to Happy New Year to you and yours.
My passion and biggest asset is taking the time to make every client comfortable and relaxed before I even pick up the camera. The result? Photos of you that actually look like you at your best! I can prove to you how much you can enjoy having your picture taken. Lifestyle photography is about the experience that happens to be served up along side of some great photos.
Family Photography for families that like to move around and enjoy their photo time, Wedding Photography for couples looking for a mixture of photojournalistic, contemporary and traditional images and Professional Corporate headshots that are far from cheesy and stiff.