New Brunswick

Bryden & Nathan | Fredericton Family Portraits

That end-of-fall sun... the warm glow of fallen leaves at sunset... an epic Frisbee arm... a tree fallen but not forgotten.

I was lucky enough to have photographed Bryden and his mom, sisters, and gorgeous dog Roxy last spring. So when I had the opportunity to photograph him and his dad, I was excited.

Bryden is one of those pretends-to-be-shy-but-is-downright-sweet little kids that you want to photograph for hours. Those bursts of joy that beam across his little face are utterly heart warming, and he is clearly the apple of his dad’s eye.

We chose the beautiful hilltop location locally known as the Potato Research Station for a special reason. Bryden’s dad had himself been photographed here with his own parents at Bryden’s age, and we just had to try to recreate that shot. Our detective work led us to examine many trees, many of which looked so very similar to the one in the photo from 30 years ago, yet none seemed to be the one. After careful examination, we discovered a foot-high stump located in the exact place that this tree seemed to be. The tree may be gone, but now Bryden and his dad have a new tree right next to the old one, where their story begins. Photos don’t just record memories, they craft stories—and now Bryden will have a story of his own that he can perhaps share by the tree with his little one someday.

Interested in a personalized photo shoot experience that is unique to you? Write me and let me know you how I can craft your story.

Emilee & Tim - An Autumn Mountaintop Marraige of Two Best Friends

That first peak of autumn colour... a breathtaking mountaintop view... a most magnificent sight of a bride in rubber boots on an ATV climbing up the mountain, through a puddle, to her wedding ceremony...

I love photographing weddings. Weddings of all sorts, in all kinds of locations. But I LOVE photographing mountaintop weddings. When Emilee and Tim contacted me about their early-fall mountaintop wedding, I knew I had struck photographers’ gold. This was going to be incredible. Top it off with a reception at the beautiful, rustic, and picturesque Homestead, and you’ve got a match made in Heaven. And did we ever.

The day was chilly but the laughter was warm. And can this family ever laugh. I spent nearly 14 hours capturing every detail of this magical day, and I have to admit, a good portion was spent laughing. From the blow-up doll’s appearance during hair and makeup, to the mother- and grandmother-of-the-bride’s stunning dance moves, this wedding was certainly a fun one. But also a touching one. Emilee and Tim are that best-friends-for-life kind of couple, who will love each other through thick and thin. It was an absolute pleasure and honour to bear witness to, and capture, the unfolding of their special day. Getting married? Interested in having an authentic, professional, creative, and unique visual memory of your day? Write me and let me know you how I can craft your story.

Reception: The Homestead