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Grechen + Steve ~ The Knot Is Tied!

February 6, 2020

The last time I pho­tographed Grechen was when she was a brides­maid for Joce­lyn & Lin­ton’s wed­ding. I was more than hap­py when she con­tact­ed me to cap­ture her upcom­ing big day, let alone get to meet the man of her dreams. Their wed­ding day was in Jan­u­ary so, we were all curi­ous on how […]

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Leanna + Kishan ~ The Knot Is Tied!

January 24, 2020

When I think about my first meet­ing with Lean­na and Kis­han, it was tru­ly a fond mem­o­ry. Lean­na, after her work day, picked me up from the sub­way sta­tion (as my Uber … haha!). Then, we head­ed over to Kis­han’s apart­ment and we had such a chill, casu­al con­ver­sa­tion over a French-pressed cof­fee that Kis­han […]

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Béatrice + Brendan ~ The Knot Is Tied!

October 4, 2019

This would be my third time trav­el­ling to Ottawa to shoot a wed­ding and I was stoked! I love the vibe of Ottawa. With its Eng­lish-French bilin­gual­ism, and the water run­ning in and around the city, it makes me feel like I’m in an offi­cial Cana­di­an city. I’m so grate­ful to that Béa­trice and Bren­dan […]

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J + L ~ The Knot Is Tied!

October 12, 2018

When cre­atives get togeth­er, won­der­ful art out of life is made. These two artists, J. and L., gave me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be just as cre­ative cap­tur­ing how they had planned their big day. Dur­ing our first meet­ing, we were talk­ing all about our expe­ri­ences in the fine arts pro­gram in uni­ver­si­ty and all I […]

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About Face: Andrew Santos

October 16, 2017

Andrew and I go way back to chil­dren’s choir. Although I was a strap­ping 20-some­thing key­boardist help­ing out the choir, it was such a delight to hear Andrew can­tor and use his ener­gy to sing for the Lord amidst all the oth­er kid­dies. Now, he is a com­mu­ni­ca­tions coor­di­na­tor for the Arch­dio­cese of Toron­to and […]

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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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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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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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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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A.M. + L.D. ~ The Answer Is “Yes!”

March 10, 2016

It’s not by chance that Louie had learned the roman­tic lan­guage of Ital­ian, as fate would have him meet his Ital­ian soul mate years lat­er. Ali­cia and I had sung togeth­er for the choir at CCY, so much so, she had shared her melod­ic voice at my own wed­ding! It was so great to know […]

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We Are Fa-mi-ly! The Douglas Family

February 25, 2016

…and God said to them, “Be fruit­ful and mul­ti­ply…” — Gen 1:28 Caris­sa and Patrick took the part of their wed­ding vows seri­ous­ly when they accept­ed “… chil­dren lov­ing­ly from God, and (will) bring them up accord­ing to the law of Christ and his Church.” Hav­ing a large fam­i­ly, how­ev­er, was already their heart’s desire even […]

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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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L.A. + R.R. ~ The Answer Is “Yes!”

August 13, 2015

These two love birds, I have known and grew in faith through the Catholic Chap­lain­cy at York Uni­ver­si­ty. And going back a bit fur­ther, I had known Renard back at our parish in Scar­bor­ough (Prince of Peace R.C. Church) all the while hav­ing served as a parish team mem­ber along­side his sis­ter (who is now, Sr. Tere­sa […]

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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 […]

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T.F. + D.B. ~ The Knot Is Tied!

November 6, 2014

On their engage­ment ses­sion, Tara found her “Leader of the pack…vroom! vrooom!” And with Dio­go, they were ready to jam into their wed­ded lives. So here’s how their wed­ding day played out. Tara was so calm and easy-going the morn­ing of, as she got her make-up done and got her beau­ti­ful wed­ding dress on. As […]

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A Captured Moment with Joe Zambon

September 18, 2014

I had met this young tal­ent­ed musi­cian at the Catholic Chap­lain­cy at York Uni­ver­si­ty, as I was near­ing the end of my involve­ment with the choir, as their key­boardist. Joe Zam­bon had just start­ed as their new pas­toral assis­tant but I had only heard from choir mem­bers about his musi­cian­ship. It was not until he […]

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A Captured Moment with Josh Canning

August 8, 2013

It’s always great to receive sup­port and encour­age­ment from close friends. But when they actu­al­ly hire you because they believe in you, it’s tru­ly a hum­bling expe­ri­ence. Josh Can­ning is one of those friends who request­ed for some por­traits. Not only just for a LinkedIn pro­file pic, he would use his mug shot as he […]

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