Images from shoots and also my other STUFF - time with family, documenting my guy at work, time in the woods with the dogs and puttering around on Rice Lake...........

Darkly gorgeous

February 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

These images of a good friend/bodybuilder a week after a big competition are a record of her gorgeous physique and celebrate her hard work. Waiting a few days following the competition allowed the skin dye to lighten, and also a very tiny softening in the definition of the muscle tone. I thought the dark, bronzy look would show off her powerfully feminine lines.

We worked in the studio, which is really private, and for a change, I had to restrict the natural light, using black to soak up the reflection.




April 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Okay here's my black and white bias showing again. Author Renny deGroot-MacKinnon came to the studio for a book jacket cover shot and this is what we came up with. I'm not sure which one will end up on the cover but I love all of these, which have a nice connection in her eyes. You can see Renny's work here.


One month to go

April 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

We shot in the studio, but my favourites from this maternity session are the images we made in the forest. The light never fails to be stunning, and I find it's easier for most people to feel more relaxed and themselves. Can't take a bad shot of these two though - inside or out.


Eight weeks old

April 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

My family shoots are always a mixture of formal portraits and life-as-it-is. At two months old, Madelyn was a model. Never fussed once, stayed awake and alert. Eight weeks old is a funny age to shoot - smiles but still pretty topsy-turvy, so most of the posed are being held or propped up. What did she think of the whole process? Not a whole lot!


Here are two collages - one of the portraits, one of the other. Love both styles.





Working man

March 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment


Roger and his Bin-It crew worked hard all day Saturday at their latest clearing job, from frosty, icy morning to an afternoon thaw.

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