All posts in “Ottawa”


Last festival of the summer…CITYFOLK

Oh man!  I love Cityfolk, just a great chill vibe, laid back, a bit on the smaller side of the festival scene.

Gotta love the location. I for one am lovin’ the new Lansdowne with the farmers markets, restaurants, shops and walk-ability, oh and so close to the Glebe.

This year the fest had great weather most days but it was rather moist on the Saturday… depending how you look at it. I did skip out on the Saturday…enough on my ranting…let’s get to it.

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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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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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Workshop Poster

Light & Shoot It Workshop

Pretty excited to announce that I am doing a first for me, we are putting on a Photography workshop. I have teamed up with Parktown Studios to put on an amazing workshop with some even more amazing people.  First off, wait till you see the studio space – a 1700 square foot studio – 59ft long, 29ft wide, 25ft ceilings, 12×12 loading door at rear of studio.

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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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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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Last night…of Folkfest ’13

Canadian Legend GORDON LIGHTFOOT in 45 seconds.  One of the crazy parts to being a concert photographer is what amount of time we are allowed to shoot…ask me my Etta James story.  Some artist it is 2 songs maybe one song.  Generally it is 3 songs.  The amount of time we are allowed to shoot to who can shoot a show is dependent on so many things, the artist themselves, the management company, the booker, the venue, to the festival organizers.   Some acts there are just to many photographers in the ‘pit’ so they limited  the time,numbers etc…whatever it was last night I am glad I got my 45 seconds. A few for now of  Mr. Gordon Lightfoot, as you probably image  in  45 seconds the shots might have a bit of a similar look.

Canadian  Music Legend Gordon Lightfoot

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Do I shoot weddings?…Melanie & Rick’s

I get asked fairly often, “Do you shoot weddings?”  My answer is: yes, if it is the right one. I shoot a limited number a year.  A wedding is a long fun day with all kinds of variables and fun to it. I love shooting weddings – but for me  it has to be the right couple, the right family… but my main focus (no pun intended) is elsewhere in photography, so I’m booked pretty solid for summers and my schedule doesn’t permit a lot of time for weddings. But when the right couple comes along and my schedule works for it – by all means, let’s do it.

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Folkfest – Day 2

Happy Friday!  Welcome to my new way of sharing my most recent work with ya’ll. (I hate doing this so you know, but it is the way of the world. Changes you know, copyright, Facebook etc, that is why we are here.)

First day shooting at FOLKFEST, it’s the first time I’ve shot Folkfest at the new location. I think the last show I shot at Folkfest was Arlo Guthrie at Britannia.
As amazing time hanging with The Claytones, amazing band & amazing people in the band. Followed the night up with some PACK A.D on the CUPE stage from Vancouver.
Colin Meloy was on next over on the Ravenlaw Stage. Then we had some Vampire Weekend.

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