photojournalism

A Day in the Life of the Garde-Ginis Family

September 29, 2017

As I was shooting Krystiana & Ben’s wedding, one of her relatives had approached me, asking about photography. If you know me by now, I can go on-and-on about photography and it’s great to chat with someone who has a profound interest in making great images. Having seen that interest, Krystiana and Ben had bought […]

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J.D. + C.D. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

March 31, 2017

They were planning for “small and intimate” and so their wedding day was just that. At St. John Vianney R.C. Church in Barrie, a number of close friends joined their immediate families attended Judy and Chris’ wedding. It was serene and peaceful and perfect for them both. Thereafter, we traveled to the lakeshore to continue on […]

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B.B. + A.W. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

March 9, 2017

I guess you could call this one of my destination weddings, as I had to travel “all the way” to Stratford for Brittany and Alex’s wedding. What a beautiful romantic backdrop to celebrate a wedding. It brings me back to the days my wife and I were dating and enjoying the Shakespearean theatre and the […]

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K.D. + A.L. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

February 10, 2017

As the first wedding of that year, this was the one to start with. Everything ran smoothly, there wasn’t a feeling of being rushed, there was ample time to enjoy and banter around and most of all, to witness Karen & Allister’s vows, was the icing on the cake. Both of them were organized to […]

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T.A. + D.S. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

January 26, 2017

We were all watching the weather forecast and thankfully, rain didn’t show up as a guest. It was great to have had both Taryn and Dan in the same hotel (Pantages Hotel & Spa) which allowed me to casually see each of them for the pre-ceremony shots. To say the least, everyone was calm, cool […]

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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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L.S. + P.J. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

October 27, 2016

So let’s back up a bit … say, my high school years. Yes, THAT long ago! Hanging out with “ma boyz” (Leslie and Louie) had always been the typical thing to do after school. At their house, we’d either play video games, 2-on-2 basketball on their driveway, rock it out on full-piece band set in the […]

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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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N.C + R.C. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

October 6, 2016

From an autumn engagement session to a summer wedding, Nikki and Ryan were both lucky have the rain evade those days. Yet being overcast made for beautiful lighting for their outdoor wedding at Cave Springs Vineyard. Because the ceremony was there, it was only fitting to continue the reception at the Inn on the Twenty in […]

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K.E. + R.O. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

September 16, 2016

What was a cool and autumn engagement session (almost rainy, even!), only was a precursor to the opposite of Katie and Ryan’s wedding: bright and sunny and hot! It was so hot that even the groom and groomsmen had to relieve themselves from wearing their suit blazers during the formals, only to put them one […]

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C.G. + I.L. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

July 14, 2016

Time and time again, I am humbled with clients who are referred by previous clients. Such was the case with Charry and Ian. Charry has been long-time friends with Mandana (and Dan) and her sisters who was the catalyst to future clients. After a great introduction and discussion over the phone, we were set on our […]

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R.W. + E.C. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

July 7, 2016

What can I say about these two? The word “Fun” would be an understatement. How about I try, “energetic”, “zany”, “uber-happy”? I’m pretty sure all our mutual friends would agree that these best describe Rhiannon & Ellison. If you have been following my posts, it seems like the Catholic Chaplaincy at York University has been […]

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U.V. + L.P. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

May 26, 2016

A year has passed and these two lovebirds gave me the honour of capturing their wedding day. I’ve known Unaizah through choir at the Catholic Chaplaincy at York University (CCY) and it was at one of the retreats where she would meet the love of her life, Len. And what a perfect retreat for that […]

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We Are Fa-mi-ly! Introducing Baby Isabella

April 14, 2016

She had finally come. It was surreal to get a call from Ashley and Joel about a month after their maternity session, letting me know that Baby Isabella had finally arrived! I was due to head back to their home and how wonderful it was to see these new parents beaming with joy and sharing with […]

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Ashley & Joel ~ plusOne

March 31, 2016

There’s something to be said about a career where you can make such an impact in a client’s life that you become more than just a service provider but a friend who would continue to witness and capture the next stage in their lives. This is so true with Ashley and Joel! We had a wonderful time […]

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A.M. + L.D. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

March 17, 2016

This was my last wedding of that year and I was excited! From the most unique rosary, where both of their names beautifully intersected in a cross, to celebrating their wedding day on All Saints Day, Alicia and Louie’s wedding was certainly covered in blessings. As they both got ready in close proximity to each […]

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L.V. + C.W. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

March 3, 2016

When I shot Laura and Colin’s engagement session, we used the grounds of where the wedding reception was going to be held. On the morning of the wedding, I had gone to see the excited bride and her lovely bridesmaids at her parents’ place and what a transformation had taken place! The tent was up and […]

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L.A. + R.R. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

January 28, 2016

The big wedding day had finally come for Llorene and Renard and excitement started to buzz since the morning. Seeing the guys laugh it up and joke around as they got ready, was a lot of fun to shoot. Then, arriving at the bride’s parent’s home, the fragrances that filled the air foretold that it was […]

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K.P. + K.J. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

November 19, 2015

With such cute smiles, who couldn’t love these two? Kyle and Kristina’s wedding happened upon a beautiful and sunny June day. The day started of with the guys charging up with some friendly video-gaming competitions and then, the ladies excitedly dressing up to “nines”. Kyle’s passion for the arts of comics/superheroes and Star Wars, could only be enjoyed […]

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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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