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Thursday
Dec032015

"A Tortured Soul" - Elora Portrait Photographer

 As I prepared for my trip out west I had no idea that I would cross paths with such an interesting and resilient man. I spotted Glen in a Tim Horton’s in Banff and just had to meet him and see if he might allow me to photograph him. I had no idea in that moment that Glen was homeless and that we were about to get to know each other a lot better.

As it turns out, Glen had been sleeping in the bushes on the outskirts of the town of Banff for some time. Glen was planning to re-locate to Calgary (about a 1.5 hour drive away) so that he would have access to a shelter in the cold weather. In return for allowing me to photograph him, I promised Glen a ride to Calgary once I was done my other shoots in the area.

Glen is 88 years old and very weak. He has trouble walking and clearly should not be living such a harsh life… but it appears that he has no choice in the matter. Because of the nature of homelessness, Glen was unable to store his food properly and in turn was unfortunately attracting bears to the town. Park wardens were faced with the unfortunate task of asking Glen to leave Banff National Park for the duration of one year for the safety of himself and others. After watching the Wardens do everything they could to explain the situation to a clearly upset homeless man, my heart ached for him.

I find it so unthinkable that someone the age of Glen could ever have to sleep in the cold without a roof over their head or enough money to feed themselves properly. I helped in a small way by giving Glen some money for food and a ride to a warmer place, but I still fear for his safety and quite frankly his life, as the temperatures drop. I’ll be thinking of Glen and hoping that more people will help him along the way and allow him to live in some comfort for his remaining years.

Wednesday
Jul012015

Stacey & Cam's Wedding - Kitchener Wedding Photographer

Candice and I had the pleasure of photographing my cousin Stacey and her husband Cam's wedding last weekend. It was really cool to see my uncle's farm transformed into an elegant wedding venue - I know many people were really impressed with how it all came together!

I have to admit, it's not easy photographing a family wedding... with such an emotional investment in the wedding you tend to have pretty high expectations of yourself! I don't think I could ever live up to my own expectations for the day... but I feel that I came pretty close!

Thankfully the weather held out for the ceremony and gave us dreamy light to work with... but it rained cows and pigs after that! Luckily we managed to grab a few nice portraits of the lovely bride before we made our way to our "plan B" location (inside a barn). 

Once the main events of the day were finished I was able to put down the camera and share a few beverages with family... what a perfect end to a great day!

Thanks so much Stacey and Cam, you guys were awesome! Here are a few of our favourites from the day...

 

Thursday
Jun042015

The Petty Family - Kitchener-Waterloo Portrait Photographer

I had a really great time photographing the Petty family - lots of laughs for sure! After doing the family shots in the forest in Kitchener-Waterloo we ventured out to a back road to photogrph Ryan with his truck. I really enjoyed making the images of Ryan and his truck and couldn't help but think back to my own first vehicle (a chevette)... it would be so cool to have portraits like this to remember my own sweet ride! 

Here are a few of my favourite images from the shoot....

 

Sunday
May312015

The Walker Family - Kitchener-Waterloo Portrait Photographer

I had such a great time photographing the Walker family! I grew up working for Gale (the grandfather) in Lindsay, ON so it was really nice to re-connect with the family and meet the grand children... all 10 of them! Thanks again for great shoot everyone!!

 

Sunday
May312015

The Warrior - Kitchener-Waterloo Portrait Photographer

Here's another shot I really liked from my session with Ralf Wall. I think he looks pretty bad-ass here! We spent a lot of the session trying to get a more dynamic image with Ralf screaming as if he was in battle… but at the end of the day I think I liked this image best! Thanks again to Thak Ironworks for the use of the amazing armour!