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Spring has sprung my friends, the photography season is underway, and while my little island in the pacific has felt very homey the last couple months, yours truly is on the move.

I wanted to give the internet a little heads up and a chance to get in touch in case I was headed to your area and you were getting married, or interested in booking a session. I have a little island fever and I’m looking forward to exploring.

 

May 26-June 7th – Toronto and Montreal

June 18th-22th – Vancouver, Squamish and General Mainland

July – Floating between the Island and Mainland

August 9th – St. Lucia

August 19th – Toronto/ Southern Ontario

September 1st – Vancouver Island

September 10th – England and Wales, Maybe Scotland

October – 10th – Toronto, Southern Ontario

October 20th – Dominican Republic

 

 

 

Whistler.

 

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I never wanted to shoot a wedding. It wasn’t in the cards. When I first picked up a camera it was to make a statement about our world. I started when I was young, political, bold, I had an unchecked bias opinion, and I wanted to set the world right.  Lives twist and turn, as mine did, as the video below shows, and now I find myself shooting weddings by an enthousiastic choice.

The power of photography in our personal lives immediately, and into the future is part of the statement I want to make with a camera.

I’m still young, not as bold as used to be, and what I do now isn’t about setting the world right. What I do now is about showing people what is right in front of them. Sometimes that means a far way from home but more often than not just around the corner. I shoot and share what my unchecked bias opinion thinks should be paused on and appreciated in a world of rapid scrolling feeds, click-bait news and the selfie.

This video speaks for itself and needs no explanation, it is just another reaffirmation for me on what I’ve decided is important to shoot.

 


My Favorite Picture of You from Furlined on Vimeo.

 

Cathedral Grove was one of the first places I visited on Vancouver Island. It is an old growth forest with a trickle of light penetrating the canopy of archaic trees. A place older than any person alive and astonishingly just off the main highway headed into the island’s interior.

It is one of those few places in the world that allows you to know what you’ve always known – that everything once lived and grew without machines, and human intervention. Progress wasn’t marked by the tyranny of clocks.

It is one majestic location for wedding photos.

In the few hours Aimee, Chris, their wedding party, and I spent there laughing, mud treading, and taking photos after their wedding ceremony, time slipped by. I never checked my watch. There was no rush, and absolutely no rain. A fur coat is clearly all you need.

I will eventually share a full set of photos from Aimee and Chris’s wedding but until then a little green blog post of cathedral grove wedding photos and short preview of what is to come.

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  • Justin R - The first thing that came to my head when I saw the pictures was “majestic”. No surprise I’ve found it in the description too :) Amazing pictures, you have used the advantages of this location so well!ReplyCancel

  • Albert Palmer - This looks like such a fun wedding. And that last shot by the tree is very symbolic – as well as being an ace shot!ReplyCancel

  • Mark Elkins - Those trees are amazing! Can’t wait for the full set :)ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - I’ve been there! Perfect location for a wedding, of course. I can’t wait to see the rest as these are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • bryan - effing killin it taylor. hope you are well my friend! I loved cathedral grove when I had the chance to visit a few years back! much love.ReplyCancel

  • Gavin Farrington - What an incredible space. Those trees, the moss, and a beautiful couple to spice it up. Amazing work.ReplyCancel

  • Therese Winberg - raw and real. Amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • Adonye Jaja - yuuss! I just want see more! well done!ReplyCancel

  • Edward Maurer - Stunning images. Wow. Love the details of the heels in the mud and the trees that go to infinity. Great work.ReplyCancel

  • Damian - Wow now that’s what I call a tree, great processing on your images.ReplyCancel

  • Anton Chia - Amazing forest shots!ReplyCancel

  • Aaron - That last frame! Amazing work, stunning couple and backdrop to die for. Really looking forward for the full setReplyCancel

  • Teresa K - What a beautiful wedding and that scenery…whoa!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - Absolutely amazing photos! I really, REALLY can’t wait for the full set if you post them. The first time I went to Cathedral Grove in March 2015 with my boyfriend; I told him I would love it if he would propose to me in there and it would be a great place to have an Engagement photo shoot or a Wedding photo shoot. :)ReplyCancel

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Horne Lake Caving.

Vancouver Island has the highest concentration of caves in North America and the caves at Horne Lake, though not for the squeamish, or arachnophobic, are just about perfect for the amateur spelunker.

Karst rock, needle ice, cave crickets and two cave humans.

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Two of my best friends in the world were beside me, all three of us across the country from where we grew up. Whales were spotted in the distance. The sun was shining, and then setting over the pacific ocean.  I picked up a little trash on the trail to do my part, feeling like if I cleaned up a little that I deserved to be there in the splendour of the whole situation. We climbed and hiked over the black rocks for a better view, and all nine of us were mesmerized by giant waves.

The company was excellent, the Black Rock Resort and the trails surrounding it in Ucluelet were stunning, no photo I’ve seen or taken there, including the ones below do it any justice. I was in love with everyone, and everything, sentimental before it was over. It was one of those days.

I haven’t been as happy as I was that afternoon in a very long time.

 

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