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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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