Thank you for taking the time to read about me :-)
Here's the summarize version of who I am.
I'm just an ordinary guy, who has a pretty amazing job! I'm married with children... two boys to be exact! As much as I'd love to take all the credit they both very clearly get their smarts and their good looks from their mother, haha! I love being a photographer! Especially, a wedding photographer! The reasons I love wedding photography is because I get to be creative, and while being creative, I get to have a lot of fun with people I often just meet for the first time ever. To top it off, at the end of the day, I usually get an awesome meal with a group of the finest people in the world! Besides having an appetite for wedding meals, I have an appetitie for fine-art wedding photography. My passion for photographer and emotion drives me, and I am blessed to have the opportunities to capture amazing people on their wedding day, and in amazing ways! ...Oh and I love Pitas!
For those who wish to know a little more about me... here's the longer version, haha!
I was born and raised in Southern Ontario, Grimsby Ontario to be exact. I have been in love with photography since I was 10 years old. The idea of capturing time and reliving it was what sparked my interest. Capture the same image from different angles challenged and inspired me more. Being only 10 it felt like I was Marty McFly and my camera was my DeLorean as I found a way to travel back in time and relive the best moments. Speeding things up a little, during my last year of college, I was hired as an assistant photographer and cinematographer for Northshore Stories out of Michigan Ohio. They were contracted by Northern Ontario Tourism to capture the essence of Northern Ontario. We captured everything from wild life to landscapes in the deep forested parts of Kenora, Thunderbay, Kapuskasing, Ste Sault Marie, and more. From there, I gained further confidence and experience in photographing underwater and from aircrafts, and as exciting as that may sound, nothing was more thrilling than visiting old abandoned ghost towns on a chilly rainy day with no gps, cellphone, or a change of clothes.
Eventually, I made my way back to Southern Ontario, where I would later start my own wedding photography business in 2007. I have been a wedding photographer for over 9 years, I have two offices, one in my home, the other in with the Art Crawl in Hamilton Ontario(actually in the process of relocating the second office).
As creditials go, I have a diploma in Broadcasting Television & Video Production from Canadore College, and a Photography diploma from The Photography Institute.
Besides photography, I'm heavily involved with cinema. I'm work along side with my two closest friends in producing for Mitchell Reilly Pictures, a motion picture company. We produce everything from beautifully crafted wedding films, to short films, commercials, music videos... basically you name it and it's likely we shoot it, haha! I also teach photography and cinema workshops in my spare time for the Henry's School of Imaging, and I co-run a photobooth business on the side with my wife. And if that didn't sound crazy enough, I also spend what spare time I have from my spare time chasing my two boys around trying to take their photo too, because they are two handsome dudes in the making! What can I say... I like to keep busy!
You will find that I'm a pretty free spirit, willing to think outside the box. My love for light colour contrast and emotion is my niche, and I know I know... I'm talking jibberish here but it's my thing, haha! Although, I have been rewarded with some really unique opportunities including publishings in magazines and medical journals throughout North America so it's kinda a really cool thing!
Anyways, my goal is to hopefully be an industry leader in developing professional photography packages, while producing a fresh creative edge for all my clients, as well as having fun and not taking life too serious at the same time :-)
That's me! I'd love to hear about you!!