A "Church" Wedding

Well winter is truly upon us and is tradition my last wedding of the year ends in a snowstorm with 6 or more inches of snow. This weekends wedding was the wedding of a truly special couple, Kyle and Tiffany. I first met Tiffany about five and a half years ago while I was photographing her dance school and she left an impression immediately as a person who had a great deal of spunk and personality, I loved it. I have watched in the last five years as Tiffany has developed into a fabulous dancer and an even better performer, I have photographed her performances for years but never imagined I would have the immense honour of capturing her wedding.

Then there is Kyle, he is an outstanding person and good looking to boot, when he and Tiffany walked into the room I felt as if I was about to photograph JFK and his beautiful wife Jackie. I feel as though elegant is not a good enough word to describe this amazing young couple, we had a lot of fun together and as discussed in our consultations funky was not the descriptor of their wedding, it was all pure class and classic.

Well they say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, everyone who was witness to the events of this wedding will agree that they were beholding true beauty whether it was simply seeing the couple or seeing the caring way in which they treated everyone who was involved in their day it was beautiful.

Thanks Kyle and Tiffany, God Bless you and your marriage.



Well it's Thursday night and I have already been working for about 50 hours this week, I'm very tired.
This past week I have spent a fair bit of time photographing contemporary dance and am again amazed at what the human body can do and how beautiful and powerful dance and movement are.

Good night all.


The most beautiful smiles

Well it's winter here in Winnipeg, we have lots of snow and it's freezing outside but with winter comes outside fun with the kids. This last two weeks my kids have gotten a new hobby, it's called having daddy pull us around on the sled before he goes to the studio and until he's on the brink of a heart attack. Why do we do these crazy things?? The answer to this is very simple, all I had to do was turn my head while on Clydesdale duty and see the expressions on my kids faces, they were giggling and laughing all the while holding on for dear life. After seeing this my cold face was balanced by my warm heart, and that's all the beauty I could handle in one day.


Well, well, well, my how the time does go by so quickly. My family and I recently spent a week in the mountains of BC and a total of 5 days on the road going to and from our destination. It really amazes me how a change of scenery can do amazing things for our clarity of thought, on our time away I was blessed with the chance to sit out on the deck on one particular evening and just soak in the sounds on the stream running by while I spent an hour enjoying a great cigar. I truly believe that this "stopping to smell the roses" type of thing is an incredibly spiritual experience. I came back from BC renewed and refreshed although in no way caught up on sleep.

My children also had a great time, they knew that for 12 days daddy was theirs, no studio to go to and no renovating to do, it was great.

Photos will come soon, right now I'm exhausted and must sleep.



This is an image from the family farm called "Prarie Perfection"

This Image is called "Grace of an Angel"

Next is an Image called "Nothin but Blue Skies"

Lastly we have "She's Smokin!" This is the Image that won "Most Creative" in Manitoba for 2007


Well I can't believe it's been weeks since I have shared myself with the world, sorry to those of you who live on the edge of your seats just waiting to read another of my posts.

It seems as though I'm perpetually tired lately. I'm not sure if it's the three small kids or the constant renovations on the studio, but my body finally gave in to the flu this last week. On the positive side, I feel blessed to have the life that I have, I feel sometimes as though I'm living a dream.

The studio, good question. The renovations are going slower than I had hoped for, but on the positive side they are actually going. This week we got new windows on the second floor, there is now twice as much light up there and it's very nice. My lobby is coming along quite quickly as well, we hope to be putting the slate flooring in the next week or so, pray for me!!!

As far as the rest of life a week ago was the annual convention for the professional photographers of Canada - Manitoba and as always there is an image competition. The Images I entered did very well, I won the "Most Creative Image" for Manitoba, and also brought home two of the six "Judges Choice" awards. It feels good to be recognized by my peers for my work, but quite frankly it all left me with quite an empty feeling, I much prefer the feeling of making a client feel beautiful, changing a woman's life is much more satisfying than the accolades of peers.

Speaking of beauty, I saw the nicest little car the other day, it's the 2007 Pontiac Solstice, nice, very nice, in fact WOW. Did I mention that the car is almost completely impractical and pales in comparison to a hug from my wife or kids, yet I would really like one someday (maybe you have a used one you would like to loan me for the next few years)

Anyway, alas it is time to bid you adue, I hope all is well, God Bless.



Ok, here I go again. This past week i had the oportunity to photograph the wedding day of an absolutly amazing couple. Mike, Lisa, their Wedding party and I all had an amazing time together. The day was beautiful, an outstanding fall day with outstanding fall colors and a beautiful group of people, what more could I ask for?? Lisa was not only a an exceptionally beautiful bride, she's one of those people that radiates beauty from within, all I can say is that it truely was an honour to share their day with them. Mike was also an amazing guy, his big weakness is of course his choice of sports teams, but all can be forgiven when the Riders win the Cup.


I'm So New at Blogging That...

It's not even me typing's my wife! She has been a blogger for several years already. She just set this up for me. This way, if I don't like it, at least I'll change it.

I hope to post some of my thoughts on beauty, my experiences in helping others feel beautiful, and hopefully some of the images that stand out from the rest.

So, anyways, help me out and bear with me as I figure out this blogging stuff. Thanks!