So before I say this I want all my brides to put on their “earmuffs”. I want it to rain and rain hard. Here in Nova Scotia things are extremely dry and there have been fires burning out of control near Kejiimkujik National park!

Pam and I are smack in the middle of our wedding season and last weekend we had a Friday wedding but a clear Saturday! Pam and I headed to one of our favourite places, Kejimkujik National Park (Keji) for a couple nights under the starts to unplug from the computer and recharge the batteries!

It certainly was an interesting visit! With wildfires burning nearby and the air abuzz with the sound of water bombers refilling in the lake next to our site, there was a sense of tension and appreciation for all those fighting to get the fires under control.

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It was the night sky weekend at Keji so Pam and I headed out to Peter Point on our second evening for sunset and night skies.  The skies had mostly cleared after a cloudy start to our trip.  As the sun set and the stars started appearing during the long 30 second exposure the fires burning in the distance created a glow of red and the clouds and smoke separated by the clear night sky certainly made a very interesting panoramic landscape images.

KijiFire3As the night got darker I pointed my camera in the opposite direction to capture this image.

KijiFire4The return to our site required a 3 km walk through the dark wooded forest. Needless to say, Pam and I make sure to make lots of noise on the trail. 24 hours after our hike the wind shifted direction and the smoke from the fire caused bad air quality throughout the park. This trail was also closed due to the dry conditions.

At the time of this writing this fire was the only fire not under control. Kejiimkujik National park is not only a treasure to us all but its also one of my favourite places on earth. The fact this fire threatens it all is very scary! So like many of us here in Nova Scotia I am hoping for rain!


When I was 17 years old I traded my paintbrush for a camera. It was a Pentax ME super film camera that I purchased from the late Gary Myers at a camera store called Reid Sweet. Like a lot of young Nova Scotians I took my first roll of film at Peggy’s Cove. Last week I headed there for an engagement session and was reminded again of it’s beauty of light. One of the challenges of an artist it to block out the millions of images of a popular area and make it your own. Chasing the light rather than the scene or location really is the way to go as a photographer. When you have a great couple in tow it makes the whole evening seem very rewarding.

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Where does the time go? With wedding season starting tomorrow I thought it was about time to remember to share some wedding work:) Here is one from last year down the South Shore of the province of Nova Scotia at the beautiful White Point Beach Resort. Rachel and Danny were amazing to work with and the day was one to remember!

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Truth be told, between my wedding and commercial work I don’t do a lot of family sessions these days. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them, however. Getting out in the fresh air and seeing the love between family members is something I hope I never get over:) Besides – tracking a two year old with focus is the perfect way to sharpen up before a busy wedding season. These two are close to Pam and I and it was pleasure to document them both!

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Hey Folks,

Well, despite all the best intentions to get caught up on my blog during the “off season”, life happens and before you know it we are in the spring and getting ready to roll for a very busy wedding season ahead! This Winter Pam and I moved our home/office to a bigger space here in Bedford. But as you can well imagine it has been a tremendous amount of work and a great way to keep in shape. Not to mention getting better organized really helps run your business like a well oiled machine:)

Planning a Winter engagement session is actually a lot more difficult than you would expect. First you need a fresh snowy day. Added to that, most Winter days here in Nova Scotia are grey and overcast. It’s the sunny days that make for the best photography. We managed to find that magic combo for Emily and Charlie’s engagement session!

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