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Weddings printing and alternative print options

Posted by admin on January 29, 2021 in Fine Art Photography, Lumen Wedding Blog, wedding couples, Wedding Photos | Comments Off on Weddings printing and alternative print options


Its an exciting time after the proposal has happened and you are starting to make all your wedding arrangements. For a photographer like myself, I am also busy planning, trying to get the word out about what I do and connect with clients wedding couples who are interested in the same. The New Year is a time for refreshment and new energy and new commitments, and I start to get lots of emails and calls about wedding availability dates for this year and next. People are trying to find the right photographer for them and vice versa. For me its a time to recommit to new ideas and new explorations, and one of the areas I have been spending considerable time is in the area of art manipulation and double exposure. High art is a wonderful way to celebrate not only yourselves but the world in which you have chosen to share it. For Jabus and Dilara, the couple in the photo above, their romance and commitment was very specific. A very small wedding, the special day was set at the break of dawn on a bridge symbolically bringing to pieces of land together, at Jericho Beach. Before anyone else had arrived I grabbed a few scenic shots (also called plates). I shot these very specifically remembering as closely as possible where everything existed in the frame then thinking later about what image I wanted to use later with it. Once you put these two images together you have a “double exposure”. Combining the images later, what you get is always a little unexpected and its this quality that I love that makes working in double exposure so enjoyable. You have to free your mind to see things and see things not just as they are so you can let the imagination soar.

For Jabus and Dilara, the quiet serenity of their wedding, and the spiritual loving quality of their union spoke easily and naturally to me so I  simply found an image that embodied that in them, in their surroundings, and then matched it with an image of them and  a mood that complimented it. I created about 8 versions of this before I was satisfied…. Part 2 is the dark room and some choice printing possibilities! Stay tuned to this post for future updates. 🙂

Looking Back at Weddings Past

Posted by admin on November 14, 2020 in Fine Art Photography, Lumen Wedding Blog, wedding couples, Wedding Photos, Wedding Themes | Comments Off on Looking Back at Weddings Past

I finally had to make the big decision. For years I have offered proof albums through my studio which I really loved to make for clients. I loved them because of their simplicity, practicality and elegance. Wedding couples would get hundreds of images in one or two albums and you really would get a sense of the whole documentary feeling of the day. The wedding couple, the guests, the family, the details and all the behind the scenes too boot. Things the couple would never even know were happening. The big digital enlargement albums, which I also love while epic and cinematic in scale just don’t have room to carry the missed moments. But as times have changed and quality digital printing has become more affordable the small 4×6 wedding albums simply don’t look as exciting. So now I finally made the decision to retire the proof albums from my studio permanently. But before they go for ever I decided to look back at one of them which was shot with Kodak CN 400 color negative film. Here are some of the images from that wonderful day. The place holder from the film creates the sloppy border look which I think is delicious!

Prince Edward County Wedding

Posted by admin on September 15, 2019 in Fine Art Photography, Lake Ontario, Lumen Wedding Blog, Prince Edward County, Wedding Photos, Wedding Themes | Comments Off on Prince Edward County Wedding

September 2nd my 1020 is Belleville/Picton Ontario. Settled about 100 years ago by Loyalists to the Crown this beautiful region of rural Canada is also the the date for a charming end of summer fall wedding. Its also been an opportunity to put my languishing blog to use and to start to show couples the little details of weddings you don’t often get to see in the the highlight reel galleries. So without further adieu I present John and Martine at the” Salon You” getting hair and nails done. Nothing like Starbucks and a manicure to wake you up in the morning!

June Wedding Engagement Promotion

Posted by admin on March 2, 2019 in Engagement Photo Session, Fine Art Photography, Lumen Wedding Blog, Wedding Photos | Comments Off on June Wedding Engagement Promotion


Are you needing to book your photographer for your June wedding?

I am offering a special promotion for couples still looking for the right photographera complimentary engagement session to celebrate your upcoming wedding day.  The only hitch, your wedding needs to be during the month of June, ok? The session is valued at $250 and is a great way to have some fun in front of the camera and to get to know your photographer. (some people can be a little nervous!) You can use your engagement photos for last minute invites/reminders,  your personal wedding website and of course to be strewn around the house to be reminded of your love for one another.

Call me or email me for full details!


Kiwi Cove Lodge – guys getting ready for the wedding

Posted by admin on September 25, 2018 in Fine Art Photography, Lumen Wedding Blog, Wedding Photos, Wedding Themes | Comments Off on Kiwi Cove Lodge – guys getting ready for the wedding

I would say that being a guy I get to have a lot of fun hanging with the fellas pre wedding ceremony. This was especially true at Ian and Melanie’s wedding at Kiwi Lake Lodge on Vancouver island. Its about the fun, the dressing up and getting into what ever is going on, and this location was pretty spectacular so that didn’t hurt either!

Agam and Juan

Posted by admin on August 19, 2017 in Engagement Photo Session, Fine Art Photography, Lumen Wedding Blog, medium format film, Soft Focus Techniques, Wedding Photos | Comments Off on Agam and Juan

if you have spent some time on my site you’ll know I am a big fan of film, medium and large format cameras and analog printing as well. You need a special care with the old stuff but wow is it ever delicious. I have a couple of different series here of juan and agam and its the second where I had a little epiphany. I brought the camera into focus with a very shallow depth of field then moved the camera about 3 inches closer to them bringing them totally out of focus. (I had to do this with each shot) I had never tried this before because I have always felt soft focus techniques to look artificial and unreal. But on this occasion with the location the light the wardrobe the couple and the right film I though it might work it really brings them into a look and feel from another era, so gorgeous.