Super family shoot!

Being a wedding photographer is a funny gig sometimes.  I get hired by people to document some of their most special memories on arguably one of the biggest days of their lives.  I essentially parachute in for the big day, try not to stick out like a sore thumb, take my photos and leave.  During a wedding I find myself laughing at the stories people tell, and it feels like I am a part of their family for that time, like I have known them forever.  When the wedding is over and its time to go home I usually leave thinking if those people lived closer or we were in similar circles we would be friends.   I have been really fortunate that for the Deugo family we have become friends.  I shot Lesley and Marc’s wedding in 2014, Kelsey and Carlos wedding last year and have had lots of time to get to know everyone in their family.   They are all great people and it was really nice to get to do a giant family shoot for them last weekend.  It must have gone well because I scored blueberry pie at the end!  Hope you guys enjoy your photos.


Wedding -Kelsey and Carlo -Caledon Ontario

I was very excited to shoot Kelsey and Carlos wedding a few weeks ago.  I met them a couple of years ago when I shot her sister Lesley’s wedding.  For me, this wedding was almost a mini reunion.  I got to see the whole family again and also got to meet Carlos’s great family.  It made for a very comfortable day and a fun one for everyone.  Big bonus was it didn’t rain!  Would like to thank Allison Lucienne Photography for helping me out all day!

Wedding Dana and Dayne -Barrie Ontario

Congrats to Dana and Dayne on a beautiful wedding.  Lew and I both had a really great time spending the day with you both and your families.  Here are a few highlights from the day and thanks for having us.


Wedding Danielle and James -Rosseau

A whole summer with no rain and an outdoor wedding, perfect right?  Danielle and James handled the 50mm of rain they got like champs.  They had a great wedding surrounded with people that love them and had the shelter of a nice big tent.  We even had the skies clear up later in the day and got some fun photos outside the tent.  Congratulations guys.  Thanks to Lew D’souza for helping me out on this wedding.

Family Photos -The Bissonette Family -Rosseau Ontario

Denise emailed me a few months ago and said her family wanted to do a photo shoot to celebrate her mom and dads 50th anniversary.  They all love the cottage and wanted to do a shoot on the water.  I drove up to Rosseau on one of the hottest days of this summer and as luck would have it we took a boat ride out to a little island near the cottage and got some really fun photos.

August 12, 2016 - 3:51 am

Corine Green - These are beautiful Rick. You’ve captured not only the warmth of the day but the warmth in the family, Nice.

August 12, 2016 - 11:37 am

Donna Preston-van Der Valk - Wow. Very nice!

August 12, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Denise Bissonette Orton - Rick these are amazing! Thanks so much for a great night on the island with your sense of adventure for the family boat ride and patience with 8 adults, 7 kids and 3 dogs!

August 12, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Leeanne Talarico - Great photos! Beautiful family, beautiful background. Nice job, Rick.

August 12, 2016 - 6:05 pm

Kevin Beirness - Great pictures of a great family

August 13, 2016 - 9:10 am

Pam Taylor Bissonette - These pictures are absolutely wonderful! Beautiful family and a perfect location to capture the strong and loving family bond. Brilliant!

August 13, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Christina Bissonette Lines - Rick, it was a pleasure to meet you and so happy we choose you as our family photographer. The pictures look great! Blueberry Island is one of our favourite spots on Lake Joe and you captured it so well with the lighting. Thank you for your patience with all us including Adam’s panicked appearance on his break from work at Rocky Crest. He surprisingly looks more relaxed than he was. Can’t wait to see all the photos.

August 13, 2016 - 3:53 pm

Linda Sinasac - Great photography capturing the love and bond of a wonderful family! Congratulations on your 50th anniversary to a fantastic couple – Ken & Bernice! .

August 13, 2016 - 11:08 pm

Carla Eastwood - Hi Dave and Denise – we just looked at these photos and they are so beautiful!!! Happy Anniversary to your parents too – 🙂

August 13, 2016 - 11:11 pm

Carla Eastwood - Just realized I should post this to facebook so that Dave and Denise can see it! We just looked at your photos and they are so beautiful!!! Happy Anniversary to your parents too 🙂

August 14, 2016 - 1:34 pm

Bev Hawkrigg - WOW …… great pictures !!! Rick has done an amazing job…..each & every picture is fabulous….loads of smiles & hugs happening. Feel the love !!

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