Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Wedding of Derek and Jessica

The Wedding of Jessica and Derek was a special day (especially as I write this and there is snow swirling out my window and it's -3 degrees).  The weather was fantastic for a March wedding with the temperatures close to 10 degrees and beautiful sunlight throughout the day.  That being said the weather could have been dark and cold with a snow storm and it would not put a dent in what was a fabulous day.  I arrived at the house and the spirits were already on high, Jessica had just entered the hall from getting dressed and looked simply beautiful.  As you can see in the photos Jessica set the mood for the day with a smile and energy that was infectious!  Everyone from Jessica's parents to bridal party were positive and fun loving.  I could go on about how much fun I had shooting the wedding - simply being a part of the wedding was an absolute joy.

The ceremony was held at picturesque Trafalgar Castle in Whitby.  Despite a very small mix up by the reverend with the groom's name at one point, which received a lot of laughter, the ceremony was beautiful and went off without a hitch.  We were able to capture some great shots in the school as well and then ventured to Deer Creek for the cocktail reception and dinner.  What a fantastic day!

Reception:   Deer Creek

Thanks for letting me capture your special day - I had a lot of fun. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Axxess Hair Design

My friend Tanya, asked if I would be interested in another photo shoot, since her and her friend Stephanie, owner of Axxess Hair Design in Whitby, Ontario were entering another contest.  This time it was a L'Oreal Colour Contest!  I was asked if I would like to be the photographer for the session.  This was my 3rd with Tanya and I have enjoyed each one and was looking forward to this adventure.  Tanya had one model Alison, whom I had met at a previous shoot and seem to bump into at the oddest places especially Canadian Tire - go figure.  The other models, Janice and Renee, were just as beautiful and wonderful to work with as was Stephanie. 
It was a great day and it didn't take long for everyone to get comfortable, please remember these woman as beautiful as they are, and there is no doubt they are beautiful, are amateurs and friends of the stylists and not professional models.

The models and the artists.
Thanks girls for a great day, David


One aspect of my job, and I use the term very loosely, since what I do is an absolute pleasure and never feels like a job,  is when I get that email or phone call from a previous bride who tells me they had a baby and would like to schedule a shoot.  So I was delighted when Rachelle arranged a session to introduce me to Lacey. She was an absolute bundle of joy, and just loved looking at herself in the mirror, it was priceless!  Here are a few of my favorites from the day.