Michaela & Michael in Souris, PEI

Around Thanksgiving my wife and I drove to PEI for my cousin Michaela’s wedding. It was a short ceremony that didn’t last even 10 minutes. Having already had a wedding on the west coast in BC earlier in the summer they didn’t have a photographer.

We ran outside for no more than five minutes before the ceremony began and, with the help of my wife, captured these photos. I didn’t shoot many other photos during the ceremony, or reception – I enjoyed being a part of the celebration – but these quick photos of the couple are some of my favorite photos to date.

Angela & Doug F. – Married at the Holiday Inn Dartmouth – What a perfect day!

Angela and Doug, Thank you so much for letting me be a part of the day! It was a blast!

The day started with the couples getting ready, Angela and Doug got ready at separate houses, which was great. Once everyone was ready we headed downtown to take some photos before the ceremony that evening.

Once we finished up downtown it was off to the venue, The Holiday Inn – Dartmouth, for the ceremony. The scene was awesome – Nice and intimate for the ceremony, and then the room opened up for the party after!

The party really got going after the dances and continued late into the evening – Angela’s brother had some of the best moves ( in my opinion;) )

The hotel even has an amazing staircase heading up to the ballroom floor where we managed to get the family together for a quick photo op!

Lori & Mike R. on the Tall Ship Silva – Sneak Peak

July 10th was an amazing day. The weather called for rain, not just any rain, but thunder showers. The hourly forecast showed rain for each and every hour of the ceremony and reception. Ordinarily that wouldn’t be a huge deal, but the wedding was on the Tall Ship Silva… a boat, and we would be sailing around the harbour for a few hours. If I hadn’t checked first i would never have guessed the forecast called for rain when I met with Lori and Mike, they were so positive about the weather it was refreshing! Rain or shine you could tell that this day was going to be amazing.

Everyone got ready at the Cambridge Suites on Brunswick Street – great choice, since it was close to the Tall Ship Silva. Speaking of the Silva, this was the scene when I arrived. dark and foreboding.

Amazingly though, it rained for a short few minutes when we first boarded the boat, and then that was it. The rain held off and we were left with a beautiful overcast day. Out on the water was windy and a bit rough, but with the rain holding off it proved to be the perfect venue.

The ceremony was awesome. When it was time, Lori came up from below deck following her two bridesmaids, a flower-girl and a ring-bearer. Mike stood patiently at the end of the aisle with their son Samuel. The each said their own personalized vows, and wow, they were amazing. Lori and Mike exchanged rings at 11:00am with George’s island in the background.

Once we got off the boat I drug the wedding party all over Halifax for photos. Minutes turned to hours, and the sun broke through a bit burning everyone (I think… maybe just me?) We ended the trip off at one of Halifax’s best landmarks. The Alexander Keith’s Brewery. It was a perfect end to a perfect day!

Relaxing with the Shaw Times at the Alexander Keith's Brewery

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of the day!

Metro Masquerade 2010

This year i decided to volunteer my time again for the Metro Masquerade event. Last year i shot the poster for them, and I had such a blast I was thrilled to be giving the chance to do it again.

We shot quickly, tried a lot of things, and got some amazing images.

This year’s event is going to be bigger, better, and raise even more money for Breast Cancer research!

The poster will be online soon, but here are a few edited shots from November’s shoot 😀

And of Course, The Ribbon

Angela & Doug – Peggy’s Cove?!

Angela & Doug at Peggy's Cove

Yes. Peggy’s Cove – In the fall, I know exactly what you are thinking, this could be iffy right?

Angela & Doug at Peggy's Cove

Not for them! Wow. What a perfect day these two picked.

Angela & Doug at Peggy's Cove

Today I had the honor of photographing a friend and her new fiance (Congrats Guys!) at Peggy’s Cove outside Halifax. The weather can be worrisome there – sometimes it’s warmer, but most of the time it is much MUCH colder.

Today was PERFECT, the sun was out, but behind some thick clouds, and Angela & Doug didn’t let the wind (or the cold) phase them one bit.

Angela & Doug at Peggy's Cove

Once we were done in the touristy spots, we hit up the town below the lighthouse and snagged a few different shots.

Enjoy the teaser post!

Angela & Doug at Peggy's Cove

Angela & Doug at Peggy's Cove

BMW Advanced Driving School Day 2

The Group

Day Two… That’s the day where the speeds come up and you really get a feel for your car. After the rain on Day 1 I was ready for just about anything. The day started off cloudy but by noon it was amazing and sunny.

Doing the driving school doesn’t leave much time to photograph, but I felt like sharing a few highlights from Green Group. It was there first time on the track Educational Surface, and i think (hope) they are hooked!

Will and his BEAUTIFUL M3

Will and his M3

And an AMAZING Roush Performance Mustang. This thing looked mean, sounded mean and just screamed down the front straight

Roush Mustang

Read more to see the rest of the photos of these two cars

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BMW Advanced Driving School at AMP in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

I’m taking a break from people-picture posts for a second to post up another love of mine, cars and racing. The BMW Club of NS runs two advanced driver training schools each year, normally I go out and show support and shoot them, this time I’m in the school for my second time, it’s awesome and something everyone should try!

Day 1 of the summer session was met with a beautiful sunrise and some great weather for arrival. The clouds rolled in and by the end of the morning sessions it was raining. Rain won’t hold the driving school up though, our cars work in the rain right? Ha ha.
Tomorrow the weather outlook is a bit better, time will tell.

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