Wedding -Nadia and Ryan -Barrie Ontario

Every wedding I get to attend and take photos for is special.  I get to know the couples, meet their families and feel apart of a very special day in their lives.  This wedding was extra special though. My brother in law Ryan was getting married to his perfect match Nadia.  Not only that, but my girls got to be flower girls and be a part of the wonderful day as well.  Thank you, Ryan and Nadia for letting me capture your special day.  This wedding will always be a favourite of mine and my families.  Also, a big thank you to Lew D’Souza for shooting with me and going the extra mile when I needed to be in some of the family photos.

August 2, 2016 - 3:30 am

Denise MacKenzie - Beautiful

August 2, 2016 - 7:03 pm

Janice Simonds - What beautiful pictures for a beautiful couple! Congratulations !

August 3, 2016 - 12:12 am

Kimberly Minshall Hambrook - These photos are stunning! So happy for you Ryan and Nadia.

August 5, 2016 - 5:50 pm

Sandra Hoffman - Gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing! I am so happy for you, wishing you all the very best!

Wedding -Candice and Paul -Cambridge Mills

I had the pleasure shooting Candice and Paul’s wedding over the July long weekend.  It was such a nice day and the venue they picked the Cambridge Mills was a fantastic spot to have friends and family come celebrate the big day.  Congrats guys here are a few photos to take a look at.  Thanks to my buddy Andrew Ho who flew in from San Fran to shoot with me.

Family Shoot -Diab Family -Barrie Ontario

A few weekends ago I got to spend a nice Saturday evening with the Diab family taking photos.  Rosy contacted me a few months ago about doing a shoot with her husband and kids and they came up to Barrie to do it.  We had a nice afternoon and got some really special photos here are a few of them.



July 5, 2016 - 2:53 am

Rosy Diab - Thank you Rick!!! It was amazing working with you… It was a fun time for us and the kids really liked you! Thank you again 🙂

Family Shoot -The Bell Family -Barrie Ontario

The return of the Bell Family!!  Check this out  Shoot #1, Shoot #2, and now shoot 3.  Look how big these kids are getting!  My hope is that we continue to do this every few years until these guys are big and we have a collection through the years.  It was great to see everyone again.

June 22, 2016 - 10:54 am

Sonya Bell - amazing! as usual Rick Van Der Valk, thank you so much!!

June 22, 2016 - 11:19 am

Crystal Perry - Holy great pics my dear. Everyone looks fabulous.

June 22, 2016 - 11:34 am

Myndie Andrade - Great pictures!

June 22, 2016 - 12:21 pm

Pauline Payne - Beautiful pictures ,beautiful family

June 22, 2016 - 8:52 pm

Laurie Lee - Beautiful.

June 23, 2016 - 11:28 am

Jennifer Marland-Peltoniemi - Really great pictures!!

Family Shoot – The Peltoniemi and Cabauatan Families -Barrie Ontario

Winter is long gone and summer time weddings and family shoots are kicking into high gear.  Getting together with clients I have worked with before is always my favourite.  I love to catch up with everyone and see what is new with them.  I had the pleasure of shooting Shelley and Glenns wedding a few years ago and from that got to work with Shelleys brother Darren and his wife Jennifer.  For this shoot we had both families plus Shelley and Darren’s parents Margie and Carl.

June 20, 2016 - 2:51 am

Jennifer Marland-Peltoniemi - Love them!!! You are amazing!

June 20, 2016 - 11:09 am

Margie And-Carl Peltoniemi - Omg they are so beautiful! Beyond expectation!!!

June 20, 2016 - 11:12 am

Gail Stewart Peltoniemi - amazing family pictures!

June 21, 2016 - 1:32 am

Louise Lacasse Rooney - Great photos !! Beautiful family !!!

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