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I'm a photographer, and this blog is all about sharing my work. Through the images presented here I hope you'll experience the fun, energy, honesty and emotion I have been entrusted to document.

I specialize in the photography of family history because I love to create memorable images of real life, both for you and for your entire family. If that sounds interesting, drop me a line. I’d love to talk with you.

Until then, welcome.

 

‘Affiliations’ Entries

Fanfreakingtastic!

 

That was the comment from one of the judges in the ISPWP winter photo contest, for this image:

Taken from Krista and Steve’s wedding, it is one of my favourite images ever :) It didn’t place as well as I thought it would…but then humour is so subjective, so I’m happy with how well it did.

From the same wedding, this image place 20th:

Earlier in the summer I went to Alaska to help my good friend Melissa shoot a wedding, and I convinced the security guard to let us out onto the catwalk of the Alyeska tramway pavilion at the top of the mountain:

Fourth place, not too shabby :)

…Mike

  1. Mark wrote “Great photos, Mike! I love the first one with the cat. It's freakin' hilarious!”
  2. Stefania wrote “Congrats on your success.”
  3. Rob Greer wrote “The 4th place winner is pretty friggin' fabulous! And I'm pretty impressed with the cat shot ... even though I don't particularly like cats.”

ISPWP Contest Results

 

I’m happy to say that I had four images place in the ISPWP fall contest :)

This fifth place image was taken at the NAC:

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This fifth place image was taken at the Ottawa Hunt and Gold club, during Jessica and Mike‘s wedding:

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This one, also from Jessica and Mike‘s wedding, placed eleventh in the “Pure Art” category. It was taken at the Manotic Mill.

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Finally, a photo of Courtney‘s dress place seventeenth in the “Dress” category:

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…Mike

  1. Monica wrote “Congratulations Mike! They are very creative shots! I love them all.”
  2. Zarah wrote “Congrats! That image of the NAC is quite something... and I love that image taken at Manotic Mill.”

ISPWP Contest Results: First Place!

 

I got a special present for my Mom today: one of the photos I took at her wedding was awarded first place in the Quarterly ISPWP contest Location category :) Here is the award-winning photo:

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This image, also of my Mom and Francois, was awarded 7th place in the Ceremony category:

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom! :)

…Mike

  1. Erika wrote “Congratulations Mike =) Both images are gorgeous. Your mom is such a beautiful lady.”
  2. Brianna wrote “That's awesome - congrats!!”
  3. Andrea wrote “The location shot is phenomenal! Congrats!”

ISPWP Contest Results

 

Out of all the photographers that entered this contest, I made it to number 14! Here are the images that placed:

The first is from Amanda and Dan’s wedding…this is their dog waiting patiently.

This is one of my personal faves, and was taken right after the ceremony at Christina and Kent’s wedding:

After Wendy and Dom’s ceremony, we were walking around downtown doing the magic time, and we passed this open delivery truck. How could I resist?

The first of several from Monique and Andrew’s wedding. I like the comment the judge gave! A friend of mine said her expression reflected the price of gas!

One of my favorite locations in Ottawa. This is Cristina relaxing for a few minutes during magic time.

Taken as Jordan waited to see Holly for the first time that day.

Monique and Andrew again :)

Another one of my favorite spots in Ottawa. It always helps when you get a cooperative wedding party :)

Crossing the bridge on the way to the Museum of Civilization. Peter (the groom) is in the hat.

You know I love my panoramics :) Here is the inside of the Notre Dame Basilica.

and here is the view from the Museum:

One of my favorite ring photos ever :) If you look close you can see the condensation on the engagement ring!

The best room at Perth Manor. This was a photos of Kerri’s dress, waiting patiently.

Let’s hear it for brave Brides and Grooms! In this case, Alex and Lorne.

What a great year…I can’t wait for 2009!

…Mike

  1. David Pullum wrote “Great images Mike,well done.”
  2. Sara Regimbal wrote “Congratulations! So many creative and beautiful images.”
  3. Khrystal Roby wrote “Hey congrats Mike! These images are awesome!”
  4. Stefania wrote “Wow! Congrats!”
  5. Annie wrote “Congratulations Mike - awesome! Very proud of you Mom and Francois”

Acceptance into the AGWPJA

An entry about Studio News, tagged as
 

In addition to being the only photographer in Ottawa who is a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association, I have also been accepted into the Artistic Guild of the WPJA, a sub-organization that recognizes excellence in post-production and the practice of fine art photography.

…Mike


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