A recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to my native Canada, I have been writing, shooting and broadcasting nationally and abroad on behalf of newspaper, radio, television and online clients for more than 32 years.

A good deal of my award-winning work was devoted to disasters and war -- Afghanistan; Kosovo; South Africa; the 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111; the 1992 coal-mine explosion at Westray, N.S.; the 1985 Arrow Air crash at Gander, N.L., and almost two-dozen sea disasters.

There were other stories, too -- the discovery of Titanic; the Ben Johnson saga; scandals, crises and territorial disputes in Canada's offshore fisheries; crime; politics; major-league sports.

I flew into combat with Canadian and U.S. troops in Afghanistan and dove in a mini-submarine to a previously undiscovered WWII shipwreck lying on the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. I rode the train with Pierre Trudeau's casket as he went home for the last time and wrote Yousuf Karsh's obituary for the international wire. I photographed and interviewed prime ministers and presidents, grieving families, wounded soldiers, disaster survivors, adventurers, celebrities and sports icons. I've sat face-to-face with al-Qaida fighters and eaten lunch with Taliban warlords.

How does all this relate to your wedding pictures? Unparalleled experience. I have been shooting for more than 40 years. I have an innate understanding of people cultivated over a virtual lifetime of talking to and photographing them in joyful moments and dire circumstances, in the best and worst of times, in triumph and in tragedy. Contract me to shoot your wedding and I will bring to your table unique insight, a deft touch and the refined eye of a reliable, seasoned shooter. For a reasonable rate, I will be there to record the moments that count and the ones that you never knew happened, creating a treasured record of your special day that will enthrall you for a lifetime.

  • 42 years as a photographer; 32 years an editor, lecturer and award-winning reporter.

  • Only journalist with 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, throughout their March 2002 assault on the Whale's Back in eastern Afghanistan, Canada's first wartime assault in 50 years. Reported from the frontlines on numerous combat operations during a year in Afghanistan and time with NATO forces in Kosovo.

  • Covered combat operations with all Canadian regiments, combat engineers and armoured units as well as the U.S. Special Forces, 82nd Airborne, 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain Divisions.

  • Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal "in recognition of contributions to Canada."

  • Three National Newspaper Awards; 2002 Ross Munro Media Award for defence reporting; four RTNDA national radio awards; two-time winner of The Canadian Press Story of the Year; 14 Canadian Press Stories of the Month; 10 Canadian Press Livewire Awards, along with many other national and regional journalism awards; two-time Grand Prize winner for Best in Show, Western Photo Gallery, Calgary Stampede Art Show and Sale.

  • Editor of The CWCA Newsletter, the Canadian War Correspondents Association journal.

  • Multiple appearances on CBC-TV, CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio, CTV, CTV NewsNet, Global TV, CPAC, Fox Television, AP Radio, ABC Radio, WarNews Radio, U.S. National Public Radio, as well as private and syndicated radio across Canada, the United States and Great Britain.

  • Pictures in Time, Maclean's,(including one cover),Weekly World News, Legion Magazine (one cover), International Journal (three covers), Weekly World News, Legion Magazine (one cover), Action Press Annual, Stars & Stripes, Army News, Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine, and daily newspapers worldwide.

  • Multiple photographic exhibitions across Canada and in the United States.

  • A 14-month exhibition on the war in Afghanistan, ending in April 2008, broke all attendance records at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The exhibition – a journalist's stories, pictures and artifacts along with video from documentary filmmaker Garth Pritchard – also toured the country.