Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wedding Photography

When I decided to get back into Wedding Photography last year I did so after considerable thought. I had been doing wedding photography before and had to give it up for a while because of other commitments so I had the experience to know it is very demanding.


In my opinion a GOOD wedding photographer has to be very knowledgeable in the craft, very knowledgeable. He/She has to be able to go from set to set, location to location and immediately set up the composition by positioning the people in the shot and light it creatively.

Michelle and Randy 1

Unfortunately not all wedding photographer see it this way. Often wedding photography is approached casually and often time’s beginners think you need a camera, a flash and away you go. Using techniques like on-camera flash is a sure recipe for mediocre or poor photography. Another important issue is not only the quality of equipment but also the quantity. Recently I know of one wedding day where things went terribly wrong. The photographer only had one camera and it failed and they were not able to get another to finish up the day. It’s easy to feel bad for the wedding couple but it’s something people should be aware of. Caveat emptor!


My approach is to make artistic, elegant images. I’m not using this as a tagline. I truly want to make images that are artistic and elegant. So wedding photography might be hard work but it’s also an opportunity for me to create beautiful work. It’s a magnificent creative outlet.

Michelle and Randy 3

Thank You for stopping by! :-)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Photography Gift Certificates

I’ve had some inquires from people wanting to give gift certificates for photography training this holiday season and I thought it was a great idea. I decided to offer three and these gift certificates can be used for either private training sessions or workshops.

I will be scheduling at least two maybe three workshops in 2012. If I have the demand, I will schedule more. Private training can be scheduled to fit both of our calendars and will be designed to help you learn camera operation, composition and technique. I’ll be happy to accommodate you in any way I can.

Please note these gift certificates can be purchased and used at any time throughout the year.

Sunrise at Cape Bonavista

Sunrise at Cape Bonavista

$50 +HST Gift Certificate


$100 +HST Gift Certificate


$200 +HST Gift Certificate


How to redeem your gift certificate:

  1. Once you have purchased your Gift Certificate you can register for a workshop or request private training by email at
  2. Select PayPal as your payment option. Log in to your account. You must have or register for a PayPal account to redeem this gift certificate.
  3. When prompted, enter your gift certificate redemption code and follow the last steps to redeem your gift certificate.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Avalon Peninsula

From the November-December 2010 issue of National Geographic Traveler,
National Geographic voted the Avalon Peninsula the number one Coastal Destination. A panel of 340 experts in sustainable tourism and destination stewardship rates this geographically and culturally representative sample of the world’s waterside locales. I know of lot of people who would agree.

Admiring Amherst
Admiring Amherst
“Admiring Amherst” was taken on the Cabot Tower trail in St John’s, over looking the harbour entrance and Fort Amherst lighthouse.

The area’s beauty is not limited to the city. Take for example……

Beautiful Brigus
Beautiful Brigus

If I had to pick the storybook Newfoundland community I would pick Brigus. I just love its little canals and tiny narrow streets!

Yeah the Avalon Peninsula is a great place.