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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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


(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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


(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 […]


R.G. + S.G ~ The Answer is “Yes!”

January 27, 2012

<cue Mission Impossible soundtrack…dun, dun…dun dun dun, dun…> “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 […]


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 […]