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And baby makes 3

One of the greatest things for me when it comes to photography, is photographing friends or making friends through my photographs.

With Ann & Josef I have been able to do both.  I met this lovely couple through work and we have become friends.  I had the honor last year to photograph an engagement session with the two of them at Camp 30 in Bowmanville.  It was definitely an amazing experience for all of us.

photo by Pat Vachon (

Since that time Ann & Josef travelled back home to the Philippines to get married,  have bought a house and are now expecting their first child together.  Josef also now assists me regularly at weddings and has become someone I can trust to help me deliver amazing photos to brides and grooms.

I was thus extremely honoured when they approached me to take maternity photos for them.  We went out on a crisp autumn day to Jackson park and managed to capture some amazing photographs.  I think their child is going to be very lucky to have to amazing, loving parents.

Their daughter will also have the great honour of being born Canadian.  Something of which I am very proud to be.  I look forwards to meeting her, and continuing on following the two of them through photographs.



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Grad Photo Session

It has been a while since I did a Graduate Portrait.  The last time was in a studio setting when I was working for a company and we did Portraits for Graduates of elementary and high school.  Although it was a great learning experience, there was no creativity involved in taking the photos.   This session was different.  Victory had approached me previously about doing some grad portraits.  I was a little apprehensive at first.  She met me at Trent University.  She had rented the gown and the hood from the Student Association.  We got started and we had a blast taking pictures.  It was a great time, and I think the results were definitely beyond my expectations.  We both had some ideas on different types of poses and we worked well together.  Victory was a natural in front of the camera

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Lori Ann

I had the privilege of photographing one of the most beautiful women in the world. She is also the mother to my children and we have been happily married for almost 9 years.

Throughout our years together we have done the occasional portrait session but this one was an extra special one as it was done while we were on holidays.  We found some beautiful locations.  A mix of historic buildings and plantation style residences, as well as inside where they make Cabbage Patch Kids.  I love the results.