Sunday, April 26, 2009

Seb's First Communion

It has been about 6 years since I was last at this beautiful church in Mississauga. We got there a bit early and were lucky to have some cloud cover for a few outside shots but the wind would pick up and drag everyone's hair across the picture. Fortunately it would come and go. We moved inside and I found a sweet spot with a small circle of sunlight coming in from a high window.

I tested a few images before the family arrived to see what my lighting was like in the church. Fortunately there are large glass doors looking into the church from the main hall so I shot into the church to see what settings I would need. Once Nicole and her family arrived we took some images and we were approached by the Priest. Nicole explained that she had asked if we could take photos and it was okay? He said, no, I want to speak to her (and pointed his finger directly at me!). He took me aside and said that he had noticed me taking photos during the mass. I quickly explained that I was only testing lighting before the family arrived and he was satisfied with my answer. I felt like I had been pulled over for speeding and got off with a warning. All ended well.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another Beautiful Baby by Sandra and Neeraj

I just love to photograph children and though they come with unique challenges, it is so rewarding when you finally get the expression you have been doing crazy things to get. Even when the expression isn't a smile, it is so worth it. I even love to capture the crying images as one day they will see the image and wonder to themselves what it was that upset them so.

I love my job! Sometimes I get peed on, but not today.

Sandra and Neeraj, thank you so much for inviting me into your home once again. It is always such a pleasure to see you and spend time with such genuinely sweet people.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sam's Baptism

I had the pleasure of being invited to photograph two baptisms recently and they are always wonderful celebrations of Faith, Love and Family.

The Lamaccia family were warm and welcoming and so fun to work with. It was pleasure to photograph each and every family member.

The church was large and full when we arrived for mass, but after it cleared out, the family had the entire church to themselves and the priest was wonderful and took his time. He even posed for photos with the family.

The Church.

The Family.

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's about time...

I had the amazing benefit of hearing [b]ecker speak. For those who may not be into wedding photographers, he is a well known and successful photographer out of Orange County California. He was in Toronto for two days and boy did I learn a lot. One thing I can't forget to do is blog and share some of my recent work that is not on the website.

So, I have a sore butt from the kick in the pants and now I am back on track!

These are some photos that I just love from an infant session. Elisha was 2 weeks old and perfect. She enjoyed the camera enough to easily fall asleep when we wanted her to so that we could get some of those precious sleeping images I love to capture. I remember that was when I could see but not hear my children. Those were the days! Now, I hear them long before I see them.

Thank you to Shannon for being so calm and easy going. You are such a wonderful mother and it was wonderful to see you again.

I love this one. It reminds me of a Jedi Padewan from Star Wars.