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

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.  

Brittany Webber Steams at Crystal Crescent Beach [Halifax Fashion Photographer]

Chasing light can be very challenging, especially with the kind of dramatic weather we are used to experiencing on the east coast.  Sometimes things are beautiful, dreamlike and peaceful, and other times we have torrents of wind and rain with incredibly powerful thunderstorms.  Of course, we get everything in between.  

In this shoot with Brittany Webber we got lucky with the late afternoon sun peeking over the hillsides surrounding Crystal Crescent.  The energy from the sun and the stunning scenery made this shoot into something special, without the need for a lot of heavy equipment.  That warmth was well needed, this shoot took place in late September (long after the beach season should have ended in Nova Scotia) when the evening temperatures sink below 10-15 degrees Celsius.  

As the sun set over the hills we took advantage of the infamous blue hour light to create some more images with a softer and cooler look.  We didn't last long however - the chill in the air was a bit much after a few minutes without the sun's warm rays. On the walk back to the cars we agreed that it was worth it - the images speak for themselves....