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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.

 

‘Award winning’ Entries

ISPWP Contest Results

An entry about Studio News and Weddings, tagged as ,
 

I love it when a plan comes together.

When planning for Sarah’s nigh-time magic session I decided to to kick it up a notch (Bam!)…or rather, three storeys! Looks like the ISPWP judges liked it too, since I got a 8th place finish for it :)

…Mike


ISPWP Contest Results

 

Just before we left on our month-long trip to Africa I entered a few images into the quarterly ISPWP contest. When we returned a few days ago I discovered that one from Claire and Nicholas’ wedding placed fourth in the “Bride Portrait” category!

What a nice welcome home :) And one of my personal faves too :)

…Mike

  1. Lillian wrote “A very dramatic picture. I love the shadows. Congrats.”
  2. Linda wrote “Congrats Mike! This is awesome!! And mother nature had a lovely surprise for you - welcome back! :)”
  3. Mark wrote “Mike, that's a great photo - congrats!”

ISPWP Contest Results

An entry about Studio News and Weddings, tagged as ,
 

The quarterly contest results are in, and I’m happy to say that I have placed ninth in the “Venue/Location” category.

  1. Liz wrote “Great photo and well deserved win!”

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: 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!”

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