Before the internet era and digital cameras I went to school for creative photography, graduating with various awards from Toronto's Humber college and it was all done with film that was hand processed and printed. With influences like Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn and Mark Seliger I was drawn into the world of commercial photography. I remained there for the first 11 years of my career, shooting initially with film then transitioning into using some of the first digital cameras in Canada. As an employee of large commercial studios I was finding myself being pigeonholed as a food photographer and wanted to capture subjects that could talk back. In 2002 I struck out on my own and entered the world of wedding photography. I returned to my hometown of Halifax in 2008 and haven't looked back since!
In the 25 years that I have been a full time photographer I have watched the world of wedding photography grow from one of the least to one of the most creative areas of photography, and I love it! It truly requires skills in all photographic areas: documentary, portrait, landscape, food, and commercial still life. I believe this is where my years of experience really shine.
Like any good artist, I continue to grow and learn with the latest technology and techniques. I love to shoot in natural light but when the unexpected happens (as it often does on a wedding day), I understand and can properly add light to any subject under a variety of conditions.