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.  

East Coast Rockabilly Riot - Backstage portraits

Every once in a while I have this compulsive urge to make portraits.  I need to get in the same room as some really cool people and make some really cool images.  That's why I jumped at the chance to work with the organizers of the East Coast Rockabilly Riot again to get some backstage portraits.  This year's performers included Bonita Chinchilla, Miss Magenta, Stoo Metz (MC and all around character) Mojo Martin, and The Screamin' Rebel Angels.   

In addition to the portraits I managed to snag a few shots of The Screamin' Rebel Angels on stage performing and man, what a show.  They've got some serious moves and know how to rock the house, despite the fact that they drove a full 12 hours straight to get to Halifax for the show!  Now that's dedication!   

12 hours on the road and a full set later, most mere mortals would be ready to pack it in.  The Screamin Rebel Angels kept on partying after this shoot!