Melissa and Ben's Outdoor Celebration in Shediac

While I typically relish in the warmth of summer, the heat and humidity of the August long weekend was overbearing. It did however, make for an incredible atmosphere and stunning light throughout the day. I had never been to Shellac before but Melissa knew it inside and out - we started at Webster House, a gorgeous estate with all the amenities for an outdoor ceremony and perfect prep shots. From there, we explored some of the most famous New Brunswick tourist destinations, including the giant lobster and Shediac Waterfront. Captain Dan’s was the backdrop for the rest of the night, poised perfectly alongside the marina where we could get a few more couple photos before the night got funky.

Melissa and Ben were absolutely magical together - as you’ll see in the images below. Their wedding was a long time coming, as they have been together for some time as a young family with their nearly 2 year old son Harvey. I think my favourite moment (aside from the utensil-less cake demolishing) was the brief release of stress and emotion immediately after the ceremony. Their embrace and Melissa’s expression had me holding the camera in front of my face for a few extra seconds to recover…..

I’ll shut up now, but please, enjoy the story below!

Wedding Data

Locations: Webster House | Captain Dan’s | Shediac Waterfront 

Phrase of the day: Holy crap it’s HOT

Photo Partner: Kelly Lynn Martell


Tim: Nikon D850, D750, Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, Nikon 85mm 1.4D, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8

Kelly: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8

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Ashley and Dan - Middleton Summer Wedding (Annapolis Valley)

There's nothing quite like a wedding in The Valley.  Ashley and Dan decided to have a quiet and intimate ceremony in Ashley's Parent's backyard in Middleton on a gorgeous summer day last August.  With their family and friends present they declared their love for all to hear and made a lifelong commitment to be together through sickness and health.  Moments like these, (while sometimes challenging as a photographer) are what drive me to keep improving and deliver the absolute best I can for every one of my clients.  

I had a fantastic time getting to know Dan and Ashley over the course of their day and with my partner-in-crime Julia Burke we managed to get some incredible photo opportunities from the preparation for the wedding all the way to an epic sunset on the Fundy coast of Margaretsville.  You'll see for yourself in the photos, there was never a dull moment!

Reception Venue: Beaver Creek Winery

Flowers: Middleton Valley Rose Flower Shop

Matt and Alexis - Engagement at Duncan's Cove

Matt and Alexis are quite the adventurous couple, willing to get up at crazy-o-clock to go check out the sunrise at Duncan's Cove with Blake, their adorable Boston Terrier. This morning had it all, gorgeous clouds, a handful of cruise ships coming into the Halifax port and of course, the glowing light kissing the beautiful landscape.  Can't wait for their wedding next August!

Lauren and Alex Engagement in Lunenburg

Holy wow Lunenburg is pretty in the summertime, and what a perfect setting for an evening engagement shoot with these two amazing humans. We spent a good couple hours exploring the waterfront, downtown area and its amazingly colourful nooks and crannies.  It wasn't long before we found ourselves at the Ironworks Distillery, a sensory overload with its visually rustic charm, intoxicating woodsmoke-and-rum aromas and the incredible people who were kind enough to let us take a few photos inside and out.  The Dockside Restaurant and Inn deserves special mention as well, allowing us to take a few photos on their patio overlooking the Lunenburg harbour and Bluenose Avenue.  

Lauren and Alex are so in love and were an absolute joy to shoot.  Their adoration for each other showed through every time they looked at each other, and I can't wait to be a part of their wedding 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.