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…some of 2018.

Hi there,  thanks for clicking over.  I hate to call this my best of, in some ways yeah sure it is, but in another way and mostly just some of my favourite shots that I shot over the year.

Hope you like, I sure enjoy doing the yearly recap, it is always fun to walk back over the year and see what one has achieved.

Please have a look, a share and remember if you need a friendly neighbour photographer , please contact me!

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River’s Edge – Alex

Happy Friday,  We headed out late afternoon on Tuesday, we found a beautiful location on the Ottawa River.  We took Alex on a little adventure.  With Corey J. Stone doing the Make Up and Andrew Lessard assisting on the shoot.  We headed out to try some new lighting and modifiers. As well Corey was trying out some Cargo Cosmetic Products.

This is what we came away with from 3 hours on the shore of the Ottawa River.

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Isla Mujeres – Mexico

Hi All, Been a long winter, as we have all felt it and I am sure chatted about the winter weather  with family, strangers to friends and neighbours.
Today’s blog is a bit different it is loaded with images. All shot in a 2 week period in February on a little island of the coast of Cancun.

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Isla Mujeres and it’s dogs.

Happy Tuesday sorta…! Been back in Canada for  a week now, kinda missing the warmth and the beach.

Some of ya may be aware I just got back from Mexico, spent some time on the island of Isla Mujeres  a small Mexican  island of the coast of Cancun, the island itself is very small only 7km long and at its widest it is 650 metres wide.  The food, the drink the people are amazing, touristy sorta but just a beautiful simple place.

I love the wander, take my camera and well go.   Techy stuff ahead….I did most of these shots with a Nikon D800 with a 50mm f1.8.  One image is with a Samung Note 4, you can probably tell which. All processed with Adobe Lightroom , Photoshop and a tweak in with Nik Collection, truthfully very little was done sharpen, blacks and and a touch of toning.

A few things with life are different in Mexico to say the least, but I love to shoot the dogs, they just generally roam.  Some of the dogs are in pretty rough shape.

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Happy Monday!

Sunday night just wasn’t the same without Walking Dead. But we are back into reality, after spending hours in the studio this weekend shooting headshots and more.  We took about 2hrs and shot the amazing lady from Halifax – Sierra: model & actress. Continue Reading…

Angela & Chris

A couple weeks back, I get a message on Facebook, from Angela.  She is ready for competition and sadly the photographer she booked fell ill.  Angela and I had a few back and forth emails.  Took a bit of work but she agreed to let Corey do her make up : )

We spent a couple hours on a Thursday afternoon i October  at the Gym they train outta and this is some of what we did that day.  This is what we got.

If you are looking for a Personnal Training hit them up they look good and are really good people.  You can find them at

Got lots of stuff, more soon when I get more time to process ‘em . Was a great shoot. Thanks for finding me Angela.

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Pop Expo 2014

Check out some of the sights at this years Pop Expo,

Always a fun event too shoot unfortunately I could only make it out for a bit on the Sunday.

Ottawa Pop Expo’s second edition was another success, with over 7,500 fans attending over two days. The annual fan convention showcased multiple genres in pop culture, including science-fiction, fantasy, horror, video games, animation, toys and comic books. Over two splendid days, fans in an out of costume beamed and smiled as they posed for pictures, attended celebrity Q&A’s, or hunted down that elusive collectible.

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Be ready for 2015

Happy Thursday!


Crazy enough 2015 is just around the corner, who knows what it brings with it.

Let’s get you ready for it.  For 2 days my team and I will be doing Professional Headshots in our Studio – 1700 sq.  We will have everything set up and good to go.  We will be doing some headshots for  acting, real estate, modeling, commercial work (law firms, doctors, writers etc) – getting you ready with a new headshot for your social media (ex LinkedIn) to help you move forward in your career. We are doing it on both days which includes a very rare Saturday (so you can do it and your boss will never know or so you don’t have to take time off work for your acting career). Continue Reading…

Black and White: 5 Day Black & White Challenge

I was recently nominated by a couple of my friends Sandy Sharkey & John Rowlands to take part in the 5 Day Black & White Challenge.  Quite simply, post a new black and white photo every day and then nominate someone else to do the same thing.  The “rules” were pretty loose, no need to have shot the photo that day for example.  I ended up sharing a mixture of older photos, and photos that I hadn’t previously gotten around to processing.

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Our Community

Happy Wednesday!

Pets with Personalities…well, it is as some of you may know, on the back burner this year.  We thought we’d take an extended time to make the next edition the best one yet. It will be our 4th edition next year. I will be keeping you all in the know about it. I kinda miss doing it this year.  Just time and commitments, as I am sure you are aware it is a very time consuming and big  endeavor… 2016. Continue Reading…

Tamara D – Dream Team 2015

Hey All, Happy Tuesday.  Hope ya all enjoyed your Thanksgiving long weekend.

Today I want to share something with you all, a little shout out to an awesome gal we met this summer randomly on a photography Facebook  page. Then we had the opportunity to photograph her more then once, the very cool Tamara Draper.

Tamara has joined Shawn Dawson and his amazing charity work with participating in the 2015 Dream Mountains Everest Base Camp trek, in support of Ottawa Network for Education School Breakfast Program.  Tamara is going to climb Everest and the money she raises is going to stay in our community and go to  ONFE School Breakfast Program.

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Bear Babe Redux

So it happened!

The good news is I lost nothing… a few months back one of my hard-drives died. A thanks to Mike (my resident computer wizard/brother in law) -  well he got everything back for me and most likely saved me a fortune…and a few grumpy clients.

So I was going thru the drive and making sure it was all good to go.

One of the projects that I was working on, that was on the drive from 2011,  some of you may remember was the 106.9FM Bear Babes.

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Workshop Details ~ Elements of a Successful Photo Shoot.

Hey all, here is all the Workshop deets, sorry I am slow at getting this up but hey I am new at this and busy trying to make the workshop killer. I tell ya it is tough writing about  what we are doing…why you ask?  Because there is so much to share, where to start,w hat to include and what I need to leave out so there is some surprise for ya you all

Once again it is a tad late we do have a lot or registrants we have a couple spots last I check out  and that was 2 ish yesterday afternoon.

Gett’r done. See ya’ll on Monday

Workshop Details.

We’re going to head into the studio and create some artistic images with Brittany, Alex & Dina.  This will be a great meet up to practice posing skills, lighting skills and to get to play …oh and work with some gorgeous models and very sweet Motorcycle.  Make sure to have a look at the inspiration images.

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Alex Orr at Petrie

Last days of summer

I  once heard a Helmut Newton interview and he said”… if you can not find anything to photograph within 3miles of where you are your not seeing.”  I am paraphrasing and I could be wrong on the quote totally but you get the idea.

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How much does that photo REALLY cost to create?

So for something different lately, I have been working on a workshop. I get a lot of people asking how I get that ‘look’, or lighting/processing questions.   So for some fun over the winter I thought  I’d share the bit of photo lighting knowledge I have with those that are up for it. Workshop dates coming soon.  The first workshop will be more where you’ll get to shoot in studio, and do shoot stuff you normally wouldn’t be able to, and I’ll be there to help you and make you a better photographer. Hopefully.

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Hangin’ at Petrie Island with Tamara

Hey Guys,Been awhile…things have balanced out a bit around here. Always lots going on, sometimes is can be tough to get what needs to be done out and what should be done….save that for another day.
A few updates working on my new website, which if things stay on schedule will be live later this week, can’t wait to share it with you all.

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First shoot for 2014…

Here we are 2014.  First shoot underway…we did a quick one for Noelle you might recognize her she was last years January Bear Babe we shot at Kichesippi Brewery.  For the shoot we where working some a whole new crew.

Erin from Salon Bliss was doing hair & Stephanie Menard  doing Make Up & Styling.

These are some of the outtakes…a little more risque then what I normally post but ‘hey’.

Have a look.

Be warned lol

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2013…some of my faves

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone has a wonderful 2014

So I thought I would gather up a few of my fave photos from 2013.  Some have been posted and shared some are just awesome behind the scenes stuff….lets see what we got.

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Sarah Freemark

PwP Photos…and we are back at it.

Hey Everyone,

I am back at it again. Been really busy that last few months as I am sure those that follow me and occasionally read the blog post, have noticed that. Been a great few weeks, somethings have slipped thru the cracks, but we are back trying to get you all your images.

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Pets with Personalities – Stories from the Shoots

Hey Everyone!  First off I am a horrible blogger, well on the staying consistent part. I think that is rule one to being a good blogger, anyways back to the blog.  All these rules…between rules, life, work and my dog  that feels the best time for her to want anything is immediately as I finally start anything.  But not this time, I  have just done everything with her she may possibly  need me for so that she can keep herself happy for at least 9mins.

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That was a long blog break

Hey Everyone, been a few days since my last post.  That’s a small understatement.  Things have been crazy busy in the last 2 weeks we have shot 1 magazine cover, promo for TSN, 1 band CD, 3 band press photo, 1 wedding,  {lost count} but at least 5 of our Pets with Personalities  where shot just recently and of course all the stuff that goes with putting together the Pets with Personalities calendar and the parties that go with it.

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What’s Up! Weekend Edition

Hey Everyone, Happy Thursday!  Not much time today, headed to shoot the first of many over the next few days… 5 shoots over the next 4 days.
Looking forward to today’s shoot with The Claytones up on the lake some promo for them and we are working on the new PwP calendar the full band is in this year with all their animals. Then up Mika Zibanejad (man, I have trouble spelling that last name) at the newly named CT Center.  Then an doing some promo work for Country  Singer (sorta)  Sandi Gagnier on the beach.  Then Saturday promo for Big Money Shot band Arms of the Girl.

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Waterfall Shoot-Renee

We have a few weeks left of good weather.  We have time for a few more shoots if we move quick I would love to get another at least 5 fun sexy outdoor shoots in….who is up for one?

Some photos shot this summer of the beautiful Renee in studio and at a killer Orleans water fall.

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