Wednesday, March 27, 2013


In December I was given the amazing opportunity to go to New Zealand to shoot a wedding, and since I've always wanted to visit Australia I decided to make a little stop along the way. While I was there I fell totally head over heels for it, so I applied for a work visa and made the leap! I've been here about two weeks so far, and I was itching to get shooting again as soon as possible. These are from a golden sunny afternoon test with Dayna with Dallys Models, and they captured that carefree beachy feel that I love so much about it here.

I've really come to see lately that life's too short to not do what you want to do. Whatever that is for you, take steps now to do it! Maybe you're scared, and that's natural, but there's never going to be a point where you feel like you're totally ready and it's all worked out. You just have to leap and trust the net will appear. It always does. Things don't always work out the way you plan them, and sometimes no plan is the best plan. It's a journey, and getting there is half the fun. You might make a few mistakes along the way, but learn from them and move on! You come out so much stronger on the other side, and nothing compares to the feeling of following your dreams and accomplishing them.

Friday, April 6, 2012


Today Chelsea and I went down to a skatepark under a bridge to shoot some photos and a video. Coincidentally this was where I first shot one of my first shoots ever.

Chelsea's also one of the first people I ever shot, I've always kind of thought that if my photography was a person it would be her. Here's the video part of the shoot, photos to come!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Toronto's been getting some amazing sunny weather as of late, so Travis, Shawnna and I made a short film.

Friday, March 9, 2012


I've been trying to experiment with video a bit lately, and mostly I just do behind the scenes videos but I wanted to make an actual, not behind the scenes one. For today I wanted to portray a beauty editorial but as a video, keeping the shots fairly simple and letting the movement and the make up be the focus. Shawnna and I were shooting with Tia, so I took the opportunity to film a bit then with my D300s. It's far from perfect, and I'm just beginning to learn Final Cut Pro, but hopefully I'll get better at them in the future! Photos from the shoot to come soon as well!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

In Bloom

I had the pleasure of being feature on Benjamin Kanarek's blog earlier this month with my shoot 'In Bloom'. I love big hair with lots of volume, and red hair, and even though it's winter I keep hoping for spring. Dat give Missy(from Sutherland Models) an amazing fro and just kept building it and shaping it into different things, and Shawnna did some beautiful glossy eyes and purple lips. We didn't have a stylist that day, so we ran to nearby store Made You Look to borrow a few pieces to go with the shoot. For lighting I used a large softbox, placed almost directly overhead.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Behind the Scenes

Lately Shawnna and I have been wanting to put the creative back in creatives, so this Saturday with Dat asked us if we'd be down to shoot we messaged a bunch of models, found lovely Dalia, and headed to the salon. Shawnna wanted to do a look inspired by Alex Box, with coloured contouring and building elements to each look as we progressed. Dat had recently shown me the app 8mm, so I decided to make a little behind the scenes video. Making more behind the scenes videos is a goal of mine for 2012, so hopefully there will be more to come :) Here's the result!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lost at Sea

A few months ago I posted this photo:

to my Facebook, and when amazingly talented Stef Toews asked me if I'd like to shoot something like it I jumped on the chance. We did a series as her entry to the Contessas contest(A Canadian hair competition), with a nautical/overgrown theme throughout. This was shot in the oldest brick building in Vancouver's Gastown, which is apparently haunted. I was hoping to see some ghosts in the photos but they were either camera shy, or not interested in digital formats. These were all lit with a small square soft box.