Here is one frame from the engagement session I shot Tuesday night in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood. We started out at Riverdale Park and, judging by the dark skies overhead, I knew we only had a few minutes. When the skies did open up, the folks at the Rooster Coffee House on Broadview were kind enough to let us shoot in their shop and take shelter from the thundershowers. I was actually kind of excited that it rained. It gave me the chance try some new things and experiment a little. While playing around trying to get this shot through the cafe window, a streetcar happened to come by. I think it adds a certain “Toronto-ness” to this image.
Mother Nature is a curious beast. The more weddings I shoot, the more I am beginning to truly understand and embrace this. Tara & Barry had set their wedding date for April 20th. Tara had hoped for an outdoor ceremony. When the day rolled around it was rather cold with a biting wind. The staff at Occasions by the Bay were fantastic. They even set up the chairs outside and would have made it happen. But when Tara & Barry did their First Look outside they were nearly blown away. Partly by how fabulous they looked, but mostly by large gusts of wind. For risk of a gale catching Tara’s dress, sailing her away never to be seen again, they opted to move things inside. Here are a few of my favourites from their day.
Tara & Barry, thank you so much for asking me to document your wedding day. You truly have some amazing people in your lives. Congratulations again! xoVenue: Occasions by the Bay Officiant: Gerri Humphries DJ: My Wedding DJ
This post has been a long time coming. And by a long time, I mean about 3 years. Sarah and I took these pictures way back in June 2010. I had originally held off on blogging them because they were for promotion of her new album and I wanted to wait for it’s release. However, as sometimes happens, life got in the way and the release was pushed back. Ms Sarah Shafey is a very talented artist. I have had the pleasure of hearing her perform a handful of times and she is pretty rad. In fact, I would generally describe her as awesomesauce! And that is not a term that I just wildly toss around. But don’t take my word for it, check her out for yourself!
Anyways, Sarah’s new album is about to drop so I recently revisited these photos and thought now would be a great time to share a few of my favourites with you.
Last night I met up with Darrelle & Rich at Darrelle’s family farm. It was so great to get out of the city and breathe in the fresh country air. Here is a little teaser of a silhouette I caught just before sunset. There is something about them in between these trees that I absolutely love.