Life

the Gorings - Heber Downs Conservation area Whiby, ON

There is barely a place that I go that someone somewhere hasn't heard of one of these two. Sonz1 aka Jeff and wife Charity and their beautiful family are fun, full of life and love. They are dancers, graffiti artists, parents and all around cool people. It was such a blast to shoot with them. Here are a few samples from their family photoshoot:

Super fun day! If you need a graffiti hat or want to see some of Sonz1 work, check his Instragram (@songz1) or mygraffitihat.com

There is still time to book your family photoshoot before the snow arrives :) 

Faul Family Photos - Bowmanville, ON Family Photography

Fall is a great time for family photos. I was excited when Matt mentioned the location he wanted to get some family photos done. I can not express how much I love colour in photos. Graffiti is a great back drop and it is always made better with beautiful people! 

Interested in a family photoshoot? Send an email to book your shoot! Great idea for christmas cards or canvas prints!! 

#prayfornepal - Kathmandu, Nepal

In 2008, I was deeply impacted by a trip to Nepal. The people. The scenery. The need. It was my first trip overseas with a camera and I found there were times I couldn't put it down. There were also times I couldn't pick it up. And that was before this 7.8 magnitude earthquake. 

I know we live in a time where we fundraise to see a video of a Mayor smoking crack,  but there are times when the realities of this world impact us all. Where our money can be better placed and we become a global village.  I went to Nepal with a wonderful organization that has partnered with indigenous peoples to help them become self sustaining and work along side them in Nepal. This organization has feet on the ground and also has very low administrative fees so more of your money goes to the people. 

   My goal for this post was to show some of the beauty of Nepal. Katmandu was a magical place. I can only imagine the devastation that has taken over 3500 lives to this point. Please join me in #prayfornepal and if you feel like you want to help financially and are not sure where to donate, head over to:

www.partnersinternational.ca or www.facebook.com/partnerscanada 

(I am not affiliated with them in anyway. I just know the quality organization they are and have met their team in Nepal when I travelled there)

Average traffic day in the streets of Kathmandu

These images are just a glimpse of this amazing place and people. Praying for Nepal today. 

UPDATES:
Here are some updates from Partners International Canada:

Donation information:
https://donate.partnersinternational.ca/donate/appeals/nepal-2015-earthquake-appeal

Here is how my ministry partners are helping: 
http://www.canadianbic.ca/2015/04/27/bic-nepal-dealing-with-tragedy/

Apple Picking Family Photos - Bowmanville, ON

Fall is here people. I know. It came to soon. 

BUT here we are. And it means its a great time to shoot family photos. My wife and I decided to take the family apple picking recently and I took along my camera. I have always liked family portraits in the apple orchard and A sunny day + happy kids = Fun photos! 

If you need some updated beautiful fall photos, email dustin@11elevenpmd.com or message me on facebook.com/11elevenpmd for availability and a special rate.