Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The best is yet to come...

So as I was going through my 2009 images, I realized just how grateful I am to have had such awesome people to work with this past year.  You all truly hold a special place in my heart, believe me!

I also realized how super excited I am for what 2010 has in store...Lot's of travelling, more beautiful and interesting clients, Photography excursions, personal excursions, workshops WHO KNOWS...but I do know how absolutely thrilled I am...Nervous? Yes!!! But I can't wait to see and experience what will happen.

This past year has been full of business challenges  that I have overcome  and 2010 will be no different...I owe a lot of my success this year to my father, Bert Moniz.  My father has gone above and beyond for me and I am so incredibly thankful to have you in my life.  I love you and thank you for teaching me the ropes but giving me the ability to create my own destiny.

2010 will be full of challenges, unexpected adventures, spontaneous journeys and I plan on conquering all of it. I can't wait.  My only advice to you is STAY TUNED...This blog is going to get really, REALLY EXCITING!!!

As a celebration of my past year as a photographer I put together a wedding slideshow of just a few of my favourite images and if you have followed my blog since the beginning, you would know that I originally had the song "Clarity" by John Mayer up as soon as you loaded the page.  So this is a tribute to my beginning and a toast to my future...up to now my life has been full of surprises and some emptiness but after this year I feel like my life is JUST beginning  and I can't wait to see what's is in store...good or bad, bring it on.

Enjoy the slideshow


Friday, December 4, 2009

The Photographer is Photographed!

So sometimes it's nice to be in front of the camera for a change.  My good friend and fellow photographer Mark Pagliaroli of "picture me perfect"got together to hang out at his new studio which is awesome!!!  I'm definitely going to be hanging out there a whole lot more, that's right Mark!

We decided to do each other a favour and photograph each other for a change, which was pretty wild.  Mark is also a director and a film maker and his new movie "Genesis" is set to release January 10, 2010.  So if your interested in coming to the premiere contact me.  I will be there :)

Before my photography days I wanted to be an actor and I joined forces with Mark and "Reel Film Pictures" which is Mark's company and we put together a few films.  Maybe one day I'll ask Mark to lend me a trailer for a movie I was in and I will put it up on the blog.

Those days are done, and being behind the camera is my one true passion now.  I can't get over how much I love it and each day that passes I keep wanting to learn more and more and if I could I would shoot every single day.  It's a blessing to be doing what I am doing and making so many people happy while photographing their true beauty, regardless of the type of shoot.

If you love something, go for it.  Don't let anybody stop you from truly being happy.  Ya, it might be hard at first because your making so many sacrifices, but I promise you that if you put all you got into going for your dreams and you do it with passion and true emotion then you will be happy and that is all that matters in the end.

Here are a few pics from the shoot.  Thanks Mark, I love you buddy!


I had to post this one cuz I got Mark to laugh...which is so AWESOME!!!
I had to end it with a photo of the two photographers. Awesome time Markus!