Is this personal work or client work?
I think all of my work is personal work to an extent. I go into every session to get the best photos for the couple but also pushing myself to do something different and find their connection.
Tell us about this session. What about this session was most memorable?
The shoot was at my in-law’s place in Carnarvon, Ontario. Yeah… we live in a pretty killer spot. Britt, Josh and I hopped into a canoe and a paddleboat. I was in the paddleboat completely forgetting how slow those things are so there were a few times where I had to yell, “Wait up guys!” like the little sister of the group. I have known these two for a long time and they’re super laid back and sweet. We wanted to do something by the water where they could be barefoot and have some quite moments together in nature. I am always trying to find the personal side of the couple so that their photos make sense to them. Their boho style wedding is coming up in September and I am so stoked!
Were there any hurdles?
Not that I can remember… maybe a few trips and slips along those rocks I had them climbing all over. Overall, it was great!
Your best photographer/session advice?
Use your personality to shoot. If you are silly and loud, then be silly and loud and bring that out in the couple but if you are calm and serene then be chill and find the quiet moments. For me, it depends on the day what you are going to get but I would say I am normally silly and loud-er 😉
What gear was used to achieve these?
I use a Canon 5D Mark iii and my lens of choice is my Canon 35mm
About the photographer:
10 years ago, I went to college for photography but they focused more on studio work than outdoors and moments so I quit and went to school for advertising and design. I was always the person at social events taking pictures in the following years leading up until about 2 years ago after our wedding when I decided to go full time. During our wedding, we were surrounded by so much love and happiness. It was truly the best day and my wedding photographer, Jennifer Moher, inspired me to get back into photography because I wanted to capture these same emotions and memories for other people. Being a wedding photographer has changed my life. Every wedding I am at I meet so many amazing people and when I deliver the photos for my couples to relive I am filled with so much love. In the last 2 years, I have grown more as a person than at any other point in life. On top of that, we are expecting a little human in the next few months so life will get even cooler. It’s been a great journey so far and I can’t wait to see where photography will take me next.