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As many of you know, last week I was in Cuba shooting Amanda & Colin's Destination Wedding on the beach at the Iberostar Laguna Azul in Varadero and then their bridal shots in Havana.  We had a blast and I simply can not wait to edit their wedding photos.  However, seeing as how I have just a handful of wedding books to finish, she understands that she may have to wait a wee bit.  In the meantime, I chucked them about a dozen shots so they can get something on Facebook but I figured, where so many people have been asking about Cuba, I should probably blog them.  I shot lots and lots and literally only laid my eyes on 1 for every 50 images.  There is no "Blog Story" here - just chucking down a whack of pictures .  I'm not kidding - I can't wait to get my hands on this shoot - a very cool blog post to follow in March.  

 

Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding

 

Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding

destination wedding

Destination Wedding Photos

Cuba Wedding

Cuba Wedding - Havana

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Steph MacKinnon: Simply stunning... on 02.25.11

Shari: These are amazing! Makes me wish we had a destination wedding. on 02.25.11

Britt: These shots are amazing. The texture on the walls is stunning! on 02.25.11

Paul: I don't know if it's possible, but it looks like you actually outdid yourself again! LOVE them. on 02.25.11

Ian: Absolutely amazing Trev. Just beautiful! on 02.25.11

Carine Torres: Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!! Love the one with the crashing waves, the one in the staircase and the last one. Absolutely breathtaking. Makes me want to get married all over again with you as the photographer. I wish Michel and I could have flown you to Cyprus with us, had we known you back then! on 02.25.11

True North DJs: Awesome stuff Trevor... Holy textures. :) on 04.07.11

Terry chaplin: Congrats to you both! Trevor did my (our) wedding years ago! Great pics! on 05.16.11

Mandi Nikole: Beautiful images. Beautiful location. on 06.06.11

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I haven't blogged too much lately so I figured I'd touch base and give an update on me and what what's goin' on. 

I'm heading to Cuba to shoot Amanda & Colin's wedding in Varadero this week.  I'm pretty fired up to make our way into Havana for some very cool bridal stuff.  I'm also pretty excited that my 7 month pregnant wife, Jilly and our 3 year old daughter is coming.  It's our last family outing until our son is born in mid-April.   Then I'm off to Punta Cana for another wedding with a Newfoundland & Labrador crowd.

Speaking of weddings, I have 22 weddings booked for 2011 so I'm going to be a busy fella this summer and will shortly cap my weddings so that I don't stretch myself too thin and can better focus on my existing clients.  However, I do still have a few key Saturdays available this summer in case you are here looking into me shooting your wedding.  Some available dates are June 11, July 2, August 6, Sept 17, Sept 24 & October 1st.

I'm plugging and chugging through the coffee table books and slowly getting through all 16 of them.  I'm real pleased how they turning out and will have a "Best of 2010" book pages blog post later in the Spring.  My next three books are Jenny & Nick, Michelle & Mike and Rochelle & Kurt - then I will be into October weddings.  I know people are always anxious to see their books but with the wedding season ending in November and then right into Christmas shoots, I really don't get to them until mid-January.  It's in my FAQ and contract that they won't be ready for Christmas (I got three done before Christmas) but I'd like to figure out a way to put together these books earlier in the year.  Maybe I should just greatly raise the price on them so I have fewer orders.  Nah.

So, I built a large photography studio two years ago and designed it in such a way that it would be very 'kid-friendly' but I really haven't marketed that genre at all.  However, 2011 will be a different year for me.  Now in my 5th year of full-time photography, I believe it's time to focus my energy into the areas I love and chose a clear direction of my work.  Weddings are very special to me as I love the power and emotion of the day and that it is me contributing to these memories never being forgotten.  But I also feel a great pull toward shooting newborns and young children.  I've had the privilege to document a few births, photograph many infants here in the studio and now that I have a child of my own (and one on the way) and I'v come to realize I love everything about newborn photography.  It really brings me a lot of joy to provide new parents with beautiful images of their little ones.  While in Cuba, I'm having further work done to my studio that will better accommodate this market and in 2011 you will see more promotion and many more blog posts geared toward newborn photography.  I'll still shoot all the other types of photography but I don't want to be all things to all people.  I'll focus on these and be great at these.

Again, sorry I haven't posted much lately.  I know there are many who check often looking for recent work from me but with a wife who's 'nesting' (and has me cutting, hammering and painting every week) and with 16 large Wedding Coffee Table Books to do, my attention has been focused elsewhere.

Talk to you soon.

Trev

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Sarah: Hi Trevor, I found your blog/website through the tiny light foundation! So excited that you are involved in that amazing concept! Have a great trip to Cuba! :-) (missed you at b'ball on Tuesday! LOL) on 02.12.11

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Tiny Lights Foundation

 

I received an e-mail from Melissa DePape, a photographer in British Columbia who created The Tiny Light Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides professional photography for children and families that have been faced with a life altering diagnoses.

Having seen the difficulties faced head-on by our neighbours Melanie and Duncan with their little one Gregor and his mountain of health issues, families with these challenges have found a special place for me.

  From their website:  

"We provide families with the lasting memories through the amazing art of photography. With the help of many photographers throughout Canada we are able to provide families with photos they can share and help carry the many memories.

Our mission is to provide and capture memories that will help provide a family with one less thing to worry about. In the mist of dealing with doctors appointments, specialist appointments or just the daily life of medicines, rushing here to there for weights, check ups, and the many many other things we deal with in everyday life. A lot of the time photographs seem to take a back burner and not only with time, but with funds. When we look back we want to remember and even though you may not forget what you and your child has gone through we always want more we need the memories to last "Forever"."

 

I have noticed there are other Nova Scotian photographers participating with this foundation.  Bethany Macisaac , Rhonda Demone and David MacVickar are three others who I join in this wonderful service.  I'm glad to be a part of it.

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mARIE: I am so proud of you Trevor! Keep up the great work!!! on 02.25.11

Melanie Gillis: You are a special person Trevor. You have already done so much for us and I am honored that we inspired you to share your gift with the Tiny Light Foundation. Love, Melanie, Duncan, Brynn and Gregor Gillis on 03.08.11

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