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Category Archives: Event Photography
Hi everyone, photos from the NPSIA 2018 Soirée à Le Château Laurier, with key note speaker Peter Mansbridge, are now available on FB. If you’d like to order a print, feel free to give me a ring.
Earlier this evening I had an awesome time photographing the McMillan office party from the spectacular vantage point of the twenty second floor of the Westin – a must see!
Great news everyone – our event photos from the 2018 MBA Games are now ready to enjoy! I had a totally awesome time photographing you guys, and I loved all your team spirit and high-octane energy. I can still hear each of your school chants playing in my head!!! 😉 If you like my photography work, then please feel free to give my small business page a thumbs up and share a review to help me grow. If your universities are planning any future events in Ottawa, and need a photographer, then I’d love to be your go-to camera guy to capture your moments!
During the opening ceremony of the 2018 MBA Games I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Paul and Raven Lacerte – two amazing Canadians that are now sharing inspiring messages about the need for “safe spaces and safe places”, and especially so for women and children in educational settings.
Earlier this year (April 2017) I also had the great privilege of hearing Paul present at the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and I was thereto deeply inspired by his stories and thoughts on the need for more love and “in-to-me-see” in our society. Yet, on this fine day, Paul and his daughter, Raven, took some time to thank hundreds of MBA students from all across Canada, whom have been applying their business acumen to advance Paul and Raven’s Moose Hide Campaign, which involves raising awareness and taking a conscious stand against violence towards women and children. As a photographer, I must say that there’s no greater feeling than photographing people shining with, in Paul’s words, “love eyes”, smiles and hugs!
This Friday I had the great honour of photographing the opening ceremonies of the 2018 MBA Games, which was hosted this year by the University of Ottawa and their Telfer School of Management. The Right Honourable David Johnston – the 28th Governor General of Canada – delivered an inspring keynote to an electrified ballroom of passionate MBA students from all across Canada. Among Mr. Johnston’s key messages for Canada’s business leaders, both present and future, was the need to ensure we advance prosperity for all through the enduring values of innovation, inclusion and trust.
Earlier this evening I had the great pleasure of photographing a Concordia University Alumni event hosted in the newly created Lantern Room at Canada’s National Arts Centre. As you can see from the beautiful interior architecture, the room and downtown view is pretty amazing for hosting a social event. If you’re looking for an Ottawa event photographer to photograph your event at the NAC, then give Jeffrey Meyer a call, as I’d love to do some more wonderful photography in this room!
There are so many reasons why I love being a photographer, but chief among them would certainly be the opportunity to experience great moments occurring in my community, and capture them for both participants and history. Case in point, earlier today I had the wonderful honour of beginning my morning by photographing all the current Premiers of Canada at the Château Laurier. And, to add an extra layer of symbolism to the event, I photographed them in the same room that me and Stéphanie held our wedding party in two years ago this month – the ever so beautiful Québec Suite. Fast forward a few hours later, I experienced yet another opportunity to quickly photograph all the Premiers again along with the Prime Minister of Canada, as he delivered an opening account to begin a round table First Ministers’ meeting in Ottawa. Connecting with other photographers, videographers and media next to me along the way was also pretty enlightening, and it felt so nice to see everyone working hard and fast to make things happen and our society work well. For my photography and blog friends, you know that I think all forms of photography bring their own unique challenges, but today I was reminded first hand of the challenges (and total excitement) that our full-time media based photographers face everyday to not only get the picture, but to share it almost as quickly as they captured it! All-in-all, an awesome day of fast pace event photography!
This past weekend I had the great pleasure of meeting, and hearing, Devon Matsalla – a bagpiper based in the National Capital Region. A bagpipe is always a great way to highlight a special moment, so if you’re looking to add the sounds of a traditional wind instrument to your event then I’d recommend giving Devon a call.
Long Ma, La Machine, taking flight through the streets of downtown Ottawa after regaining his magical wings from Kuma, and being cheered on by tens of thousands…Oh YEAH!!! This is Canada 150, #onthisday!!!
On this spectacular afternoon I joined up with tens of thousands on the streets of downtown Ottawa to watch Kumo, La Machine, being chased by Long Ma
Atari and Dragons…what a golden age to remember!
Um, yeah, best leave sleeping spiders sleep, and use my telephoto lens for this one.
Long Ma – the half-horse, half-dragon cosmic creature assigned to watch over humanity – check’n out the ByWard Market in Ottawa, Ontario.
Rumor has it the impressive beast was out-and-about look’n for the best Fish & Chips in town.
On July 23, 2017, my wife and I had the great pleasure of waking up with the birds to photograph the Canadian iconic Bluenose II (a replica of the original 1921 Bluenose that was featured on a Canadian Stamp in 1928 and on the Canadian dime in 1937) sailing along the St. Lawrence River and past the equally Canadian iconic Château Frontenac (1892).
This picture was taken from atop la Terrasse du Chevalier-de-Levis, and making this photo even more special is the top left hand corner where in 2015 I kneeled down on one knee to propose to my beautiful wife and soul mate on la Terrasse Dufferin. So, yeah, I’d say this picture would be easily among one of my all time symbolic favourites.
Class A, Barque 3, 89.7 metre, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, built in 1936. Originally operated by Nazi Germany to train cadets for the German Navy, the ship was taken by the United States as a war prize after World War II.
OH YEAH, Here they come – I know that sound!!!
Quick, quick, not a moment to lose…grab the camera and sling it around my neck, (check); drop kick my storm door open and dash out of my house like it’s on fire, (check); pull the ladder out from the garage and set it against my house, (check); scale that ladder faster than fast to the top of my flat roof, (check); laugh out loud and say, OH Canada, ready, set, photograph those beautiful snowbirds thrusting over my house!
Mosaï Canada 150, Gatineau 2017
All aboard, en voiture, locomotive CPR 374
Fireworks going off proud and patriotic @ Parliament Hill on Canada 150 — with glowing hearts we see thee rise; the True North strong and free!
On July 1, 2017, I enjoyed a dazzling display of birthday fireworks and sparklers along with a few hundred others in front of the Supreme Court of Canada. Reaching the young age of 150 in a nation state of peace and security is very much, thanks in part, to the rule of law. I’m proud to be Canadian, and everything we as Canadians aspire to achieve as a democratic state guided by laws like the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Earlier this evening I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing an event hosted by Scotia Wealth Management at the Canadian War Museum. In commemoration of the sacrifices Canadian men and women made one hundred years ago at Vimy Ridge in France, I was deeply moved by a short presentation delivered by a young Canadian soldier (28-years old) with the Communications and Electronics Branch Vimy Battlefield Study Tour (April 2017). In addition to learning about his study tour on memorials and key battles involving Canadians, I thought deeply about the sheer hell my fellow countrymen experienced as they fell hard and bled out on foreign soil, so that myself and all others after them could live in more peaceful times. As I photographed the moment and the many people in attendance I again felt proud to be Canadian, and took comfort in feeling that I too, despite not being a soldier, would do the same to protect the people I love and answer the call of duty to vanquish tyranny in the best way I could for Canada and like minded nations.
If you’ve yet to see the Vimy exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, then I’d highly recommend you drop by and give it a look. As you enter the exhibition you’ll be enlightened by Captain William Longstaff’s painting called the “Ghosts of Vimy Ridge” (Pictured below) – one of the best points of imagery I’ve seen in a long time. Next to the painting, and on the wall, you’ll see these inviting words to reflect and discover more…
“After the Battle, Memory Remains. One hundred years ago, Canadians fought a bloody battle at a place called Vimy Ridge in France. No one is alive today with direct memory of the battle or even of the war in which it was fought. But Canadians continue to remember and commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge. We erect memorials, we tell and retell stories, we treasure keepsakes, and we participate in public and private rituals.” The exhibition at the Canadian War Museum “sheds light on how and why we commemorate war by exploring private and collective memories of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War, and more recent conflicts.”
“Après la bataille, il en reste le souvenir. Il y a cent ans, les Canadiens ont livré une bataille sanglante à un endroit appelé la crête de Vimy en France. Les témoins directs de cette bataille ou même de la guerre dans laquelle elle s’inscrivait ont tous disparu. Mais les Canadiens et Canadiennes continuent de se souvenir et de commémorer la bataille de la crête de Vimy. Nous érigeons des monuments, nous en racontons et en répétons les récits, nous en gardons précieusement les articles souvenirs et nous prenons part à des rituels publics et privés. Cette exposition met en lumière les raisons pour lesquelles nous commémorons la guerre, et les façons dont nous le faisons, par l’exploration de souvenirs personnels et collectifs de la bataille de la crête de Vimy, de la Première Guerre mondiale et de conflits plus récents.”
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