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Welcome to the world, Evan James!

December 16, 2016

Evan = Fighter-Young Warrior-God is gracious / James = son of thunder Truly, the name couldn’t have been more perfect for Evan James who arrived safe & sound, although a month early. For reasons unknown, he was growing small and the best decision by the O.B. was to have him “out” for closer and safer […]

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Québec City, Québec (Canada) 2016

October 13, 2016

I was really fine. I finally got my full-frame system down: Canon 6D + Sigma Art lenses. I felt complete. And then my good friend, Ryan James Savin, had taken me on a crazy detour! He asks, “Have you ever tried the Fuji line?”. Hogwash, I initially thought. How could that crop-sensor mirrorless camera compare to […]

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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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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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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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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 25, 2013

From the “staff” at mddphotography, wishing you and your loved ones a very merry and blessed Christmas, an enjoyable holiday and a prosperous new year!

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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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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

April 2, 2012

As you saw in the last post, I had gone to the Philippines on assignment to capture the wonderful reunion of cousins from my grandmother’s side from my father’s side. Having gone that far across the globe to only spend seven days and fly back is almost unheard of. Usually, a three week stay is […]

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Philippines 2012: Day 1

April 2, 2012

I’m going to take you through my journey starting right from the airport. What’s a trip without capturing what you did during your stop-overs anticipating a 12.5hr ride to your next connecting flight?! And at least stealing a few snappies at the gate passed the time quickly. Toronto Pearson Airport: Terminal 1 is one of […]

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Philippines 2012: Day 2

April 2, 2012

Arrived, safe and sound! Familiar landscapes,… familiar smells,… familiar food!!! Yum! It’s always customary for the travellers to be greeted with a nice home cooked meal and surely that’s what my Dad and I came to when we arrived at my aunt’s house after a two-hour commute from the airport. The meal was so good […]

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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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Philippines 2012: Day 5

April 2, 2012

When your trip is short, you certainly need to wake up early to get the most out of the day, right? Ask me if I still had any energy by 8:00pm after all the daily activities…ask me if the food was still good! There’s your answer…haha! Playing golf in Philippines is certainly different than I’ve […]

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Philippines 2012: Day 6

April 2, 2012

Well, this is the last day and we’re off to see an aunt who had invited us over for lunch and dinner. Getting there was quite a trek as the traffic was nuts! Let’s say there are three lanes going in the same direction, here in North America. That would easily be five (if not […]

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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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Happy Valentine’s Day 2012!

February 14, 2012

This was taken a while back, as I waited to get my haircut (getting styled up for a hot date with the wifey!). Aren’t mobile camera’s sneaky, yet…fun?! May you enjoy this Valentine’s Day with your love one(s)!

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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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Kung Hei Fat Choi!

February 8, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year to you all! This is the Year of the Hare/Rabbit/Bunny…what have you… Over the weekend, we had celebrated this wondrous occasion with our family. But you may say to yourself, “I thought he was Filipino?” And that I am! It is Father-in-law’s wife who’s from Macau and who we owe the […]

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