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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