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K.D. + K.G. ~ preWedding Reception

December 1, 2016

Kim and Kevin were all too thought­ful for the fam­i­ly and friends here “at home”, as they threw a preWed­ding recep­tion just a few days before their des­ti­na­tion wed­ding in Jamaica. In actu­al­i­ty, there were TWO recep­tions, both at the same venue: The Rich­mond. It was neat to see the trans­for­ma­tion from the lun­cheon (which […]

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S.J. + V.W. ~ The Answer Is Yes!

September 23, 2016

I had sung with Ash­ley in the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Gospel Choir for a few years and it was great to have met some­one who appre­ci­at­ed pho­tog­ra­phy, let alone my own style. So here she was, gen­er­ous­ly hir­ing me to show­er her own friends with pho­tog­ra­phy ses­sions as gifts and one of them was a […]

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A Year in Review: 2015

December 31, 2015

So the year has end­ed and I thought to share my favourite pics from the ses­sions I had. I was giv­en the hon­our of shoot­ing wed­dings, engage­ments, mater­ni­ty ses­sions (some for cou­ples whose wed­dings I had shot pre­vi­ous­ly), and short­ly after, the grace to meet the baby that grew inside the mother’s womb, fam­i­ly ses­sions, […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2015

From the staff here at mddpho­tog­ra­phy, we would like to wish you a Blessed and Mer­ry Christ­mas hol­i­day: that it may be filled with joy, laugh­ter, peace and rest. Thank you to all the clients (and poten­tial clients) whom I have had the priv­i­lege of meet­ing and work­ing with. You’ve made me open my eyes […]

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Baby Berube’s Surprise Announcement 

November 26, 2015

It’s times like these where I real­ly val­ue the abil­i­ty to do pho­tog­ra­phy. Jes­si­ca had shared with me that her and her hus­band, Marc, had been blessed with the gift of life as they will be expect­ing their very first baby! Although the rest of fam­i­ly had already shared in the excite­ment, I was priv­i­leged […]

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A Captured Moment with Fr. Michael Simoes

May 14, 2015

Last year, on Mother’s Day, one of my good friends became a father…Fr. Michael Simoes, that is! Fr. Michael and I have known each oth­er from our young adult group days at Prince of Peace R.C. Church as far back as … well, I’m not going to date myself (j/k!). Enjoy­ing all the activ­i­ties and […]

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Welcome to the world, Jonathan Matthias!

February 27, 2015

Jonathan = The Lord Has Giv­en  /  Matthias = Gift of the Lord And tru­ly, after a 9-month stretch, God has giv­en us a beau­ti­ful gift and his name is Jonathan Matthias. He came punc­tu­al on the pro­ject­ed due date but was also an answer to many of those who had us in prayer. These […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2015 Year!

December 25, 2014

“Christ­mas time…is here!” as the clas­sic song croons us with this won­der­ful announce­ment. It’s also a time for reflec­tion of how the year had passed…an exam­i­na­tion of con­science, if you will. I can say that I am so grate­ful for the many bless­ings I have been giv­en, as this was my busiest year yet. Still […]

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We Are Fa-mi-ly! ~ The Nicholas Family

August 28, 2014

Con­nec­tions, con­nec­tions, con­nec­tions! So here’s the sto­ry of how I got con­nect­ed with the Nicholas fam­i­ly. As I was a young bud­ding pho­tog­ra­ph­er, Vanes­sa, the Pro­gram Direc­tor for Faith Con­nec­tions, had total faith in me (no pun intend­ed) in cap­tur­ing their “The­ol­o­gy on Tap” events. What could a pho­tog­ra­ph­er ask for? Free wings, great talks […]

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(A. + D.) M. : Anniversary Photoshoot

March 17, 2014

It’s not com­mon that brides get to wear their wed­ding dress twice in a life­time, let alone grooms who end­ed up own­ing their own suits. With Aman­da and Daniel, this was one of those uncom­mon yet spe­cial moments. You may notice that (once again) anoth­er fruit had been borne from Brit­tany and Kyle’s wed­ding, as […]

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project365: 2014~2015

January 14, 2014

So, I thought that this is going to be the year that I try this “project365” that many pho­tog­ra­phers tack­le. For those of you who haven’t heard about this, it is the attempt to post a pho­to tak­en on each day of the year. Looks like I missed the first 14 already? Haha…not so. Actu­al­ly, […]

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Barbara + Gordon’s Wedding Anniversary Session

October 17, 2013

Anniver­saries are great cel­e­bra­tions when a cou­ple can take the oppor­tu­ni­ty to reflect on life’s accom­plish­ments and all the hur­dles that have been over­come. With Bar­bara and Gordon’s anniver­sary, we took the oppor­tu­ni­ty to cap­ture the won­der­ful eter­nal smiles of love — and not just of them but of the gen­er­a­tions after. Shot at Mil­liken […]

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Star Gazing: tiff.’13

September 10, 2013

So now you know my “guilty plea­sure”… the Toron­to Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val! And with my track record, it seems like I’ve start­ed a tra­di­tion for every oth­er year. I had start­ed tak­ing these “legit­i­mate paparazzi” pho­tos of the stars, as they attend the movie that their pro­mot­ing, back in 2009. The next one was in […]

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mddphotography turns 5!

July 25, 2013

… and so does Son­al and Phil’s mar­riage who tied the knot five years ago! Yes, it’s my fifth year in oper­a­tion and still climb­ing that moun­tain and enjoy­ing it. This anniver­sary is marked by the very first wed­ding I had done in 2008. When I was asked by our very dear friends, Son­al and […]

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Welcome to the world, Nathaniel David!

April 8, 2012

“Jesus saw Nathanael com­ing to Him, and said of him, ‘Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!’ Nathanael said to Him, ‘How do You know me?’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.’” –John 1: 48–49 (NASB) In my pre­vi­ous […]

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Philippines 2012: Day 4

April 2, 2012

So obvi­ous­ly, Day 3 was the post about the reunion, even though it’s not titled in sequence with these ones. Hehe! The reunion was a blast and I was tru­ly priv­i­leged to have been asked to fly all the way from Toron­to to cap­ture this reunion. And now, this is Day 4. I woke up […]

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Manese Grand Reunion 2012

March 9, 2012

mddpho­tog­ra­phy takes its first over­seas assign­ment in the Philip­pines! Last sum­mer, my father reunit­ed with his first cousins after 40 years (can you believe that?!), as these rel­a­tives decid­ed to vis­it Toron­to. This meet­ing was just the tip of the ice­berg. One of these cousins, Cora, had been start­ing a fam­i­ly tree, which appar­ent­ly was […]

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(E. + R.) C. ~ 25th Anniversary Photoshoot

February 4, 2012

As most of my for­mal por­trait ses­sions involve engaged or mar­ried cou­ples, it is great to see the kind of love that they share: excit­ed and vibrant. Then, the true tes­ta­ment of that love is to be able to use those same descrip­tors of love 25 years down the road. This is what was tru­ly […]

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R.G. + S.G ~ The Answer is “Yes!”

January 27, 2012

“Greet­ings Agent Dizon, we’ve been expect­ing you. Your mis­sion, should you choose to accept it, involves sim­u­lat­ing the pho­to­shoot with the deemed-to-be-mar­ried cou­ple, Rebekah and Stephan, for the first 10 min­utes of the ses­sion where ser­e­naders will wait for your cue to swarm in with Boyz II Men’s ‘I Do’. While Rebekah is dis­tract­ed, Stephan […]

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mddphotography @ tiff. 2011 (Day 6)

September 14, 2011

This is the only way you can “stargaze” in the city, whether it is still light out, over­cast, or dark! The Toron­to Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val 2011 (tiff.) has been under­way since Sep­tem­ber 8, 2011. In a sense, this is my “legit­i­mate” way of play­ing papparazzi…no obses­sion with any stars, scop­ing them out at their resid­ing […]

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