Exploring Sambro Island

Sambro Island is a pretty remarkable place.  Home of North America's oldest operational lighthouse, an entire flock of territorial seagulls and several run-down and abandoned buildings, it has stood guard at the very tip of the Halifax harbour since before the American Revolutionary War.   

While tours are normally not conducted, once a year the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society organizes an open-house day run by volunteers and semi-retired fisherman out of Sambro Head.  I happened to have some time to go explore the island with some friends (Shout out to @Scottophoto and @realtygeek on Instagram!). 

 

The photo below shows a view of the island (in the bottom left quadrant of the image, you'll have to squint) as it can be seen from Crystal Crescent on a clear day. 

Halifax Pride Parade Prep Portraits

The Halifax Pride Parade is one of the biggest events the city sees every year.  I decided this year to head down to the prep area and make some new friends through the viewfinder of the Hasselblad.  I packed up the camera, a couple rolls of Kodak Ektar, my 80mm lens and tripod and hit the road to hang out with all the amazing people getting ready to march in the parade.  Needless to say it was very easy to ask people to pose for a portrait, and the energy of the group was astounding! 

Here are my 20 photos from the 2017 Pride Parade Prep Area, mostly portraits but a few candid snaps as well.  

Alex and Kate - Engagement Session [Halifax Wedding Photographer]

Fun, energetic, loving, goofy and adorable - all appropriate adjectives to describe how Alex and Kate make such a great couple. In the short time we spent together hiking around I got to see how much these two really care for each other.  Alex and Kate get married next year at Liscombe Lodge and I can't wait to be part of the adventure.