My Career I was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario. I am married to a loving
wife of 28 years and we have 3 beautiful children. I work as an IT
person full time and I am an Accredited Professional Photographer part
time. Photography is my passion. I took an interest in photography many
years ago although I never considered to pursue a career in it. My
interest in photography was rekindled 7 years ago back in 2008. I was
photographing hockey as a parent/coach and found myself being asked by
people around me if I could photograph a wedding. Although I had no
experience, it became a challenge and then a passion to create images
that invoked emotions. I furthered my study of photography by reading
everything and anything about it, (I still do that today) and then was
encouraged by a friend to take a course at the Niagara School of
Photography - Brock University - St. Catharines where I have continued
my education and have learned from the Best Professional Photographers
from all over the world. I am always updating and learning, and now more
passionate about photography then ever before. Joining the Professional Photographers of Canada and acheiving National Accreditation Status has been and is still is the best thing that has happened for me. I am glad to be a proud member of this great organization of amazing photographers.
I started photography to capture the indescribable things around us. A world viewed through my eyes but different to others. I wanted to show what I was seeing. Photographing family and friends helped me develop my style of photography. Candid photos is where I find more natural emotions and expressions, when people are just being themselves. It’s a more realistic expression of the person at the time, not a “pasted on” smile or pose.
It can be difficult to be invisible when carrying a large camera, but I try to be unobtrusive as much as possible. Clients become used to my presence whether it is a wedding, party, or a portrait.
The quality of photos are important to me more than ever when it comes to photography and there are no rules that restrict my artistry. At any event or portrait session, I may shoot hundreds of photos in order to capture the feeling of that particular moment. I enjoy the creative freedom to experiment and try different techniques without worrying about the number of shots taken.
Taking photos is about capturing the true feelings and emotions of that moment. I want my clients to look at the photos and know exactly how they felt in that moment…whether it was one week ago or twenty years ago. That is the essence of photography.
Ultimately, the process and printing of the photos plays an equally important part in the quality of the final image. After the event or shoot, I will spend literally, days processing the images to achieve the closest match to my perception of the scene that day it was photographed. I will use many techniques I have developed and learned, for getting the most out of the image which adds to the impact of the photo and best represents how it should be viewed. I do not send the images out for bulk processing. Although it is easier and faster, I find processing the images myself, retain the most quality control. This is the process I like and the one process that cannot be rushed. The end result, photos of memories that are timeless.