Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Good Photography...

The images seen in the mind’s eye are based on pictures and patterns from previous experience, and so depend to a great extent on your memory. The more sensory experiences you have, the more material your imagination has to work with. The photographer who observes his environment carefully, who lets his eyes linger on physical details, is feeding his imagination.

- Freeman Patterson

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Wedding of Anna & Hassan

To my mind, there is nothing more beautiful, nothing more lofty, than when two disparate worlds collide and, in the aftermath, a love that knows no boundaries, no borders, no distance or cultural differences, gently flourishes and somehow survives.

The exquisite and delicate Anna, who began life in Russia, found herself in London, alone and uncertain, yet determined to succeed at all cost. The furthest thing from her mind was love... Little did she know, Fate had different plans in mind for her. Little did she know, it was the Hand of Fate that imperceptibly nudged her into the protective arms of Hassan that uneventful day in London, a day neither of them will ever forget.

Born in Northern France, of Moroccan descent, the quiet and reflective Hassan, who speaks English with the beautiful, flowing accent of a French film-star, also found himself in London with no idea what Fate had in store for him, either. He was as surprised as anyone when the ethereal Anna suddenly fell into his life.

And from that point onwards, Fate, with its unusual blend of the strange and the incomprehensible, slowly began working its imperceptible magic; churning and swirling and sweeping both Anna and Hassan up in its all-embracing grasp. No one, not from the inside looking out, or from the outside looking in, knew where it was to deposit them, where it was to finally set them gently down, where they might begin the rest of their lives together…

But that place was, of course, Toronto, Canada.

How they got here is anybody’s guess. How long they will remain is up for grabs, too. But for now, here they are: Anna and Hassan! A love story laced with as many twists and turns as the Tour de France; fraught with as many difficulties as a moon landing, with as many impasses as a Mount Everest summit attempt.

This is the kind of love story about which books are written, the kind of story movies are made from, or Top 100 songs are tearfully sung about. This is the kind of love story you pass along to your children and grandchildren, to give them hope in their darkest moments… The story of Anna and Hassan is that tiny beacon of light on a stormy night that guides us into a safe place, where we can rest assured that it’s all worth it, that all the pain and suffering, in the end, will mean something to someone somewhere…

We at Froz'n Motion feel incredibly blessed to have had the glorious opportunity to capture a small fragment of this eternal love story. Here is a sneak peek into both Anna and Hassan’s Engagement and Wedding session with us. Watch this space for more…

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saumya and François Newborn Shoot

When Yohan Gautam-Renaud recently arrived at our studio, dragging Saumya and François in tow, we were delighted to discover that he was terribly excited for his second photo-shoot with us.

His first photo-shoot happened on 12 July 2014, with Centre Island as the backdrop and was a little disappointing for him because, quite frankly, he was still inside Saumya's beautiful belly.

But this time he was out and ready to go and nothing was going to stop him! This time he was ready to sparkle!

It was obvious to all of us there that his second moment in the spotlight was destined to become a memorable one. And none of us were disappointed. For baby Yohan shone as bright as a thousand suns and dazzled us all with his adorable cuteness!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Wedding of Roxanne & Jeff - Saturday 16 August 2014

Froz'n Motion just returned home this evening after shooting the magnificent wedding of Roxanne and Jeff.

Nestled within the opulent splendor of the luscious Royal York Hotel, the wedding was as perfect as a story-book wedding was meant to be.

The Bride, ravishing in her long, embroidered and layered gown, shone brighter than a thousand suns as her special day unfolded in glorious perfection. Jeff the Groom, as tall as a downtown skyscraper, dressed in a traditional tux and accompanied by his 3 partners in crime, pulled off a masterful Prince Charming as few men can.

This was the kind of wedding that all engaged couple's eagerly desire, and young girls wish for since they were old enough to dream.

Behold! This was Roxanne and Jeff's fairy-tale wedding!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alone/Not Alone...

13 August 2014 – Wednesday – Toronto, Canada.
It's been almost 4 years since my last blog post. Some would say I don't write enough, or that I'm lazy, or that I'm not at all prolific, or that, if I spent less time doing other stuff, I would have more time to do the important stuff, like writing here.

As we both know, all of these complaints are, sadly, kinda true.

The reason I've not posted much over the past few years is because I've been more busy clicking pics of other people than I ever have in my life. Last year, 2013, we performed 375 photo shoots. That's a hell lot. This year, by the end of July, we have shot over 300! And that's only 7 months into the year! We still have another 5 months to go!!

So that's all I'm going to say about that.

What I came here to discuss are two photos I took at Nathan Phillips Square who knows how long ago.

Alone and Not Alone.

I love these two shots. It's not often I say that.

While standing on the mezzanine looking out over the square, the patterned design of the fountains caught my eye. It was obviously shot during the summer months because the fountains are only turned on then.

What strikes me most about these two shots is where are all the people? I have no idea why everyone left so that I could collect these two images and go home.

But here they are.