Monday, May 25, 2009

Sally & Sean

Congratulations to Sally and Sean!

The Windemere House resort on Lake Rosseau provided a stunning backdrop for their wedding. The wedding party and family were troopers, braving the swarming black flies... some of the photos that won't make it online include mysterious streaks across the sky (fly flying across the lens) and ones of people waving their hands in front of their faces. Regardless, I'm more than happy with the results and will soon have the rest of the wedding online for viewing.

It was a great day and a totally satisfying way to send myself off on my (approximately) four month mat-leave. I'll be back with weddings in October. A few family portraits in the meantime, but looking forward to the new challenge of motherhood in the next month or so! Oh, so if you want prints, let me know now! I think I've sent emails to most people with any outstanding print credits.

UPDATE: photos are now online! Log in with the groom's last name at:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rayonie & Rui

Congratulations Rayonie and Rui! It was a beautiful wedding that was had a mild threat of rain. Fortunately the Mississauga Convention Centre has some great exterior features that never left us too far from the safety of shelter. More of their photos are posted in the recent weddings section of


Friday, May 15, 2009

World's fastest man to visit Toronto

Mark June 11 in your calendars - that is the day Usain Bolt, Olympic champion and world's fastest man will be visiting Toronto. The University of Toronto will be hosting the Festival of Excellence track meet - the first time since the 1970s that an international track meet will be in Toronto.

I was at the press conference last week announcing the lineup which will include Canadian hurdler and Beijing bronze medallist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (pictured below), Perdita Felicien and decathlete Bryan Clay (USA).

You can read the U of T press release and find out how to buy tickets here:

The event will also be televised live on TSN - which is probably how I will end up taking the whole thing in. As cool as it would be to try to get myself into this event to photograph, I'm pretty sure I'll be too sluggish at that point to capture anything other than heels and dust.

Priscilla with Toronto Track stars Mark Dillon (high jump) and Massimo Bertocchi (decathalon).

Priscilla shows off her medal. (You can't really tell in these photos, but her arms are pretty pumped.)

U of T director of athletics Liz Hoffman addresses the press as Olympians faculty phys ed dean Bruce Kidd and Priscilla Lopes-Schliep look on.