August, 2010 Archives

My 3 Week Business Trip to France

August 25th, 2010 Permalink

In late June I was sitting in a meeting at work at about noon when all of a sudden my manager turned to me and said, we think we need you to go to France. TONIGHT!!!  This was a real shock as I had not been warned ahead of time and this was a very […]

In late June I was sitting in a meeting at work at about noon when all of a sudden my manager turned to me and said, we think we need you to go to France. TONIGHT!!!  This was a real shock as I had not been warned ahead of time and this was a very new idea.  Anyways I was supposed to go with a co-worker but he had forgotten his passport in Niagara (about 2 hours each way from Waterloo)  He immediately left to get his passport so I got to work getting computers, network access and booking a plane and hotel in France for that evening.  By the time I had gotten everything put together I arrived home at 6:30pm to a cab waiting for me in the driveway.  I ran upstairs grabbed a small carry on sized suitcase, filled it with a bunch of clothes, grabbed my camera bag and then ran out the door.  I got to the airport only to find that I was on standby for the flight, but after a few minutes of tense anticipation similar to that of a lottery drawing my name was called and I was off to France.  On the way there we flew from Toronto to Frankfurt and then took a short flight from Frankfurt to Lyon France where we took a bus from Lyon to Grenoble which is where I would spend the majority of my next three weeks.

Music in the streets of Grenoble More Photos

Mike and Ashley Married

August 13th, 2010 Permalink

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to shoot an amazing couple’s special day.  I enlisted the help of my friend Rocky (http://rokchoi.com) and his girlfriend to ensure that Mike and Ashley would never forget their wedding day.  We had the special opportunity to spend a great deal of time taking photos in the morning […]

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to shoot an amazing couple’s special day.  I enlisted the help of my friend Rocky (http://rokchoi.com) and his girlfriend to ensure that Mike and Ashley would never forget their wedding day.  We had the special opportunity to spend a great deal of time taking photos in the morning so that the couple could have fun after the ceremony.  I am personally a fan of this because we had the opportunity to go to two locations for photos and were able to get a wide variety of the wedding party, groomsmen and bridesmaids.  One of the toughest parts about this wedding was the fact that there were 15 people in the wedding party and it was sometimes difficult to fit everyone in.

Ashley’s family lives in close proximity to each other on a plot of land which includes a nice barn and some farming equipment.  This made for a great backdrop for photos with the combine being my personal favorite scene.  We also went out to the grain silos, surrounded by corn fields which proved to lend another great opportunity for photos.

I had a great time photographing this wedding and would like thank the wedding party for being great sports and providing a super relaxed fun atmosphere for photos.

Mike and Ashley's Wedding More Photos

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