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Laeticia + Jelani

Once in a while I meet some people who simply reaffirm my faith in the human spirit. Laeticia and Jelani and their family are such people. Full of affection for each other, full of a sense of fun and adventure, and not minding when I take them through a rainstorm to a strange spot under a highway for photos. I had such a great time with you all and am glad we got to re-live your fun engagement shoot but on a much bigger scale. Here are some highlights from their rainy-day wedding in Mississauga, Toronto, and Vaughan.

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Cristina BoghossianAugust 15, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Seriously Greg. Commission. ;). Jelani! Congrats! Tell Anwar I said hi!!

JulieAugust 15, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Beautiful pictures for beautiful people. Great memories and more to come…
Love,
Julie, Greg and Troy

gregoryAugust 15, 2012 - 7:06 pm

Cristina, I appreciate your referrals more than you could possibly know. Because of amazing people like you I am able to do what I love doing, and build a wonderful network of clients and friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Greg

Kareena + Ben

On one of the hottest days of the year Kareena and Ben got hitched. I met them almost exactly a year ago while photographing Kareena’s cousin‘s wedding in Cuba. I find it funny that Cuba in August and London, Ontario in August are about the same temperature. But everyone soldiered on through the blazing heat and enjoyed every moment. The day was a wonderful blend of touching and hilarious moments; sweet sentimentality and a rousing celebration of this lovely couple. Thank you so much for having me there, and for treating me like family.

VannaAugust 9, 2012 - 2:02 pm

You done fine. What amazing pictures Greg. Thank you for capturing such an amazing day so beautifully.

Susanne FelkerAugust 9, 2012 - 5:18 pm

Hi Greg,
We loved you in Cuba and you captured Cristina’s wedding so beautifully. I was very excited when Kareena & Ben asked you to shoot their wedding. You captured everything so beautifully and with an artistic eye. We always want you to feel like you are family.
The Felkers

TinaAugust 10, 2012 - 7:40 am

You clearly are part of the family Greg! What a beautiful job, of course it must be easy with such beautiful models. lol. xox see you in september!

KareenaAugust 21, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Greg,

Thank you for taking such amazing pictures of our wedding. Since the day was such a blur I am so thankful that I can look back and appreciate the day even more with your stunning images. I love how clean and vivid the shots are. Thank you for making me one happy bride! We cannot wait to see the rest.

Kareena

Susanne FelkerSeptember 30, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Dear Greg,

Dad & I just saw all the pictures you took of Ben & Kareena’s wedding. We were blown away.
These pictures brought everything back to us, it was like reliving the moments.
It was so great to see the things we were not present for as well.
You thought to take pictures of the tiniest detail. Thank goodness for we were all in a daze that day with the excitement.
Thank you! Thank you!
Love,
Susanne

Dog Days of Summer

 

A few months ago I raised a bunch of money for the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation by participating in the Becel Ride for Heart. In order to encourage donations I created some prizes, and I was very happy when Bill and Marilyn took the plunge and donated a healthy figure to the cause. The prize they won was a family photo shoot, and I was again made very happy by these two wonderful people when they invited me to do the shoot at their cottage. So here they are – Bill, Marilyn, Lexi, Cooper and Murph, and the beautiful Stony Lake.

 

Deborah KustorAugust 4, 2012 - 4:46 am

Beautiful pics…

An intimate affair

It’s not often that I get to attend a wedding as a guest. I so love weddings, but I wish I could be a guest more often. However, not being able to refrain, I took along a camera and worked it a little. With just a few close family members and friends in attendance, it was a beautiful and intimate wedding – my favourite kind.

Congratulations Elizabeth and Roger, and thank you for indulging me in my photographic compulsion.

Elizabeth and RogerJune 29, 2012 - 11:58 am

Greg,

thanks for making our special day even more memorable with the beautiful pictures you took of us that day.
One of the many great things about you is that you are able to capture the moment without interrupting it.
We drifted through our day like a dream. And now we can look back at your photos to confirm this really happened!

Thanks Again.

Elizabeth and Roger

Break a leg, Nigel!

I’ve decided I want to do more headshots. I love the feeling of taking someone from awkward discomfort about getting their photograph taken to a place of relaxed confidence and humour. And I love getting to know people in a way I would not normally be able to do in a large group event. The process can be very intimate, where trust is built, and nervousness dissipated. Meet Nigel, a young student and actor who stepped nervously into my studio last week and left feeling confident and pleased with his performance at this early stage of his career.

 

 

Spectacle on the Railpath

In the west end of Toronto, there is a magical little path. It’s an old railway line that’s been turned into a bicycle path. It connects neighbourhoods, and it connects people with parts of the city usually seen only from a passing train’s window. This particular railpath connects my neighbourhood with Jelani and Laeticia’s neighbourhood. So for their engagement session we decided to hop on our bikes and get connected.

I had so much fun with you two bespectacled lovebirds, and I can’t wait for your August wedding!

 

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Who do you heart?

Hi there,

On Sunday June 3rd I’ll be participating in a 75km cycling fundraiser for the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation. This is a cause that effects so many of us and our families. And to add an additional challenge I’m participating in a 14-16 hour overnight sailing race on Lake Ontario, finishing the day before the Ride for Heart. It’s going to be an exhausting weekend, but with your help I will muster the strength to get through it all with a smile on my face.

Please take a look at my donation page and help out if you can.

xoxo

Gregory

 

For Virginia

Spring Forward

Spring is a great time to dust off the old creative cap and look at the world with fresh eyes. But sometimes it’s most beneficial to seek some expert advice to help those creative buds blossom.

This weekend I travelled to Wallaceburg, Ontario to attend Brent Foster’s off-camera lighting class. It was a really fun time and I learned a great deal plus re-learned some technical stuff I had forgotten since my days at OCAD. The most fun thing for me was to create a “night” shot during very bright daylight. It opens up a lot of creative possibilities and I’m sure you’ll see examples of this technique popping up in future projects.

Thanks, Brent for creating a space to play, and for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm.

They ain’t bluffing…this is for real

When I first moved to Canada from a sub-tropical place, it was the beginning of April. A long and cold winter had left the landscape brittle and brown, and seemingly lifeless. It was quite a shock to me having spent my life in a place where the lushness never ends. Over the years though, I have come to appreciate the beauty of this early springtime in Canada. The way the winter light catches the long grasses giving them a silvery sheen; the crispness of the air mixed with a warm afternoon sun; the crunch of last year’s flora underfoot.

On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon I drove with Kirstyn & Marino to the wild and unkempt Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto’s east end. The scene was set for magic – late afternoon sunlight casting it’s golden glow upon these two people who are very much in love.

It was a pleasure to photograph you two and I can’t wait for your Muskoka wedding in just a few months.

Thanks as well to Catherine Farquharson for assisting