Amanda and Alex’s Valentines Day Wedding

I consider myself VERY lucky to know Amanda and Alex, or as I now reference them, Lily and Marshal (from How I Met Your Mother) – more on that later! For the longest time it seemed that everyone knew that these two were destined for each other, except for them. Well, maybe that isn’t entirely true, but we all wanted it to happen at a faster rate than they were willing to move. After what seemed like an eternity Alex finally mustered up the courage to ask Amanda out, and the rest (as they say), is history! When I reflect back on the days when we all lived in residence together at UNB I have a hard time thinking about a time when these two weren’t together; which for me is a representation of just how strong their bond was, and still is. Similarly, it’s also why I told Amanda during the reception (after a few drinks I’m sure) that she and Alex reminded me of Lily and Marshal from “How I Met Your Mother” – to which she obviously replied “really… what do you mean?” Now, I’m sure that my response wasn’t particularly well-worded, but the gist of what I said is this: “During the entire nine seasons of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Lily and Marshal face many difficulties and cross-roads, but as an audience member you ALWAYS knew that everything would be okay. That regardless of the situation, as outrageous as they sometimes were, that Lily and Marshal would work it out in the end. Not because they were great problem-solvers, but because they were honest, faithful, and loved one another too much to ever let anything come between them. And for our circle of friends, during our time at UNB, that is what Amanda and Alex meant to us.” Perhaps this isn’t the best analogy for a Valentine’s Day wedding, but hopefully the sentiment of what I was trying to get at was appreciated!

Wishing you both all the best, and I look forward to watching your multi-year sitcom play out in real life!! 🙂

PS – thanks Alex for asking me to take a few shots while we all got ready to head to the ceremony. I don’t currently have a flash so it was challenged to get some decent shots given the low lighting of the hotel room, but these few shots are fairly good (and not too grainy!).

Patty and Selma Visit Vancouver

Okay, so obviously Patty and Selma from “The Simpsons” didn’t visit Vancouver, but the next “best” thing did; the Simpson Sisters!! While they aren’t twins, they certainly look like it! And given that they were both recovering from a nasty cold and both had a deep raspy voice I decided to call them Patty and Selma for the weekend! I also decided to make them my models so I could practice some portrait photography and play around with my camera settings. If you have any feedback please share it with me; it’s the only way to learn!

Oh, and as always, my regular model joined in on our adventures too! 😉

Toronto!

I recently spent some time visiting my sister in Hamilton, Ontario, and even though it is itself a beautiful city, I simply had to make the trek into Toronto for a day of “photo-adventuring” around the city. Thankfully my sister joined me; she drove and I navigated. I had done my research so we knew of a few places we wanted to go, but the most exciting locations were the ones we hadn’t planned!

Home / McAdam Railway Station

Being from a very small town in rural New Brunswick I am incredibly proud of where I come from! And am equally proud of my town’s only claim to fame; the McAdam Railway Station! I went up to the station after being in Fredericton for the weekend so I could get a nice nighttime shot as a Christmas present for my aunt (and because it was calling for rain for the next few days). It was incredibly cold, but my patience paid off and I managed to capture these two photos; and I’m so happy that I surprisingly caught a small glimpse of the Northern Lights. Needless to say, my aunt was very happy with her Christmas present (especially because I also managed to locate the perfect frame to go with it).

Ultimate Frisbee

As always I spent some time in Fredericton, NB over the holidays so I could visit friends and reminisce about my university days. A close friend was playing in an ultimate frisbee tournament on campus, so I decided it would be a great opportunity to practice my skills at capturing some action-shots. The lighting in the facility was quite dim, so I was forced to turn my ISO up (which I generally don’t like to do), but I was left with no other option. Nonetheless, I’m satisfied with the result!