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Hi!  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm Ferdinand. That's me standing next to my beautiful wife, Sara. It's nice to meet you!

 

I first seriously picked up a camera just after I finished my university degree.  I’m not sure when exactly that was (I’d have to do the math) but let’s just say that film was still a reality and the digital age of photography was still in its infancy.  It was basically a snowball effect after that.  As an avid artist during my younger years I initially fell in love with landscape and travel photography.  There were periods where I had my camera with me at all times (not much has changed!) and I photographed anything and everything.  Soon after I managed to secure several exhibitions in cafes and coffee shops around the city and was quite successful at selling prints.  After numerous suggestions that I try my hand at portrait photography I soon started shooting friends and family.  Then the first wedding came, followed by the second.And the rest is history. 

 

I never lost my love of landscape photography and if you’ve looked at my portfolio you’ll see that it’s quite evident in the way I shoot.  Be it city-scapes, mountains, or beaches, I strive to incorporate as much of the surroundings as I can into each photograph.  After all, the places which we choose to celebrate our most special moments also deserve attention and care.  I like to shoot as the day unfolds and strive to catch the spontaneous, genuine moments which make your photographs timeless.

 

My photographic style blends my appreciation for the aesthetics of natural and urban landscapes and combines it with a photojournalistic style intent on capturing the moment.  After all, memories and emotions are that much more meaningful when they are coupled with a special place and time.  It has been years since I first seriously picked up a camera and each time I pick up my camera I still find something new I have to try.  When we are not shooting weddings, my beautiful wife, Sara, and I are usually following my two year old daughter, Zoë, and two welsh terriers around the house with my camera, riding my bike in the River Valley, or hitting the slopes if there's fresh powder.

I hope you enjoy my work and I thank you for visiting my site.  A special thanks to all the great people who have allowed me to share and capture their special moments.  I look forward to hearing from you and hope to work with you soon.

 

Ferdinand 

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