I believe in providing a visual family legacy. On your wedding day, I become part of your family, one of your friends. Therefore, your story is truly told through the eyes of a friend, not a stranger. Photography at your wedding isn’t about hours of posing for photos, it’s about enjoying one of the most important days of your life with the people that matter most to you. Family. Friends. By welcoming me into your world, I am able to capture all the emotions of the day – the serious, the silly and the poetic.
It is my passion as a photographer to have your wedding photos depict the relationship between you and the people you love. We become who we are through our family and friends. Your photos will communicate who they are and the bond you have with each of them.
As an artist, how I see and feel during your wedding is a reflection of my own family legacy. My father, Jack, was a powerful man, in mind, body, and spirit. He taught me to listen, to be loyal, to be respectful, to always be prepared, to be charitable, and to always work hard. My mother, Sylvia, was vibrant, funny, outgoing, and generous. She gave me the confidence to be myself.
In the past few years I have lost both of my parents. I miss them very much. A friend recently told me, “Tracey, on a wedding day, you are the best of both your parents. You work your tail off and you’re the couple’s best friend.”
In Interlaken, Switzerland, on June 9, 2008, I married the love of my life, my rock, Pete. The way I feel when Pete looks at me is what I aspire to capture for my couples. He is thoughtful, funny, understanding, and truly my best friend. Pete is the only man, other than my father, who has loved me unconditionally. He is simply amazing. We have two rescue dogs, Roxy and Cassidy and our shelter kitty Reece. I love our little family and we couldn’t be happier!
I want to get to you know you, your fiancé and your families. I want to know what matters to you most. I want to be your photographer — and on your wedding day, a member of your family.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Tracey. The following awards have been earned by Tracey from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
You only need the hand to know the whole story. Very well cropped and nice moment.
Unique expressions on each of the faces made this moment even stronger. The photographer was in the right place at the right time and really captured a great reaction that was nice storytelling.
The simplicity of the composition and the expression of the bridal party seeing the bride ready for her ceremony is an easy, free-flowing moment that places the reader vicariously behind the camera. The photographer has stepped into the right position to record the moment. Anticipation is a key ingredient for images like this.
It’s the moment that photojournalists seek. Some moments are shy and require us to “listen” in search of them. But some moments speak loudly, clear and true, such as this lovely image of a bride reading a letter from a loved one - most likely penned by the groom or, perhaps a parent.
I used to always tug on my dad’s ear so this intimate moment resonated with me. Again, I like the behind the scenes moment when the photographer is able to capture scenes as if they are not in the room. This represents the reality of the day and the toll it takes on the parents as well as the wedding couple.
Nice moment here on the water.
Wonderful identical emotional expressions captured on the bride and groom as they lose their balance and spill champagne on a boat. Photographer frames the image perfectly to include the Canadian flag, water and horizon in the image.
Photographer captures an intimate expression on the bride as her parent's ride with her to the ceremony. Mother and daughter hold hands and everyone is oblivious as if there is no photographer.
No more keeping emotions inside. A meaningful moment recorded perfectly.
The intensity of the father’s emotion is almost palpable as the bride attempts to comfort him.