Tag Archives: Willowdale

Two Adorable Sisters

5 Dec

A couple of years ago, I photographed the the very adorable newborn Neve along with her sister Chloe.  Well I had the chance to photograph them again.  This time a friend of the family hired me to do some portraits as a Christmas present, so there are some that I cannot show, but they know about the present so I am allowed to show you some.  Get ready to be charmed to the point of near death.  Yes, they are THAT cute!

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North York Nights – Street Photography

6 Sep

I’m in love with the Yonge and Sheppard/Yonge and Finch area.  I really am, I’ve set up shop here and I really can’t get enough of it, there is so much culture here that you can experience most of the world in less than half an hour.  There really always seems to be something going on and I love to get out and take some of it in,  This past weekend, I got out for a little bit.

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Youth Unlimited Revolutions Bayview Bike Park Pump Track

29 Jul

you may remember the Revitalization project from the spring, Youth Unlimited Revolutions Has been working with Scott Laver of the City of Toronto and Mike Hession from Ontario Bike Park Construction along with input from Daniel Scott from IMBA Canada, to come up with a design for the Bayview Bike Park that will appeal to bike riders of all skill levels and disciplines.  Phase on was to build a pumptrack section with an x providing a track for beginners and intermediate to advanced riders.

There were, as expected, a number of youth connected to YU Revolutions on hand to help out and to test the track of course.  Also on hand throughout construction, waiting patiently all week to ride the track was Nick Outram, a Top ranked competitive rider who helped with the build and took the opportunity to ride.

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Youth Unlimited Revolutions BMX Park Revitalization

15 May

Last weekend, Youth Unlimited Revolutions gathered the support of around 100 volunteers and worked to revitalize a BMX park that has been left un maintained for quite some time.  The project got the attention of the local councillor and a couple of trail building groups as well and will see an even bigger project happening in July with additional elements being added to the park.  After a bit of work, it was necessary for some of the youth to get out and test their work.  Here are some images and a timelapse of the day.

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Contest – Jay McIntyre Photography and Youth Unlimited North York *Update contest closing extended

19 Mar

* UPDATE!!! the contest has been extended for a week to close on May 7th

Here’s a chance to be a part of something that is literally huge! Like Guinness Book Of World Records Huge!

On June 16th, 2012 Youth Unlimited North York is putting together the worlds largest QR code as a fundraising initiative. What’s a QR code??? check out the Wikipedia entry here you can read more about the event at theqrcode.ca

The qr code, once assembled will hold the record as the largest Qr Code ever built and will be submitted to the Guinness Book Of World Records

I love the work that Youth Unlimited does so when I saw the opportunity to sponsor the event, I jumped on it. I’ve decided to go one step further in promoting it though by throwing this contest.

First the task:

Post your most creative image incorporating a scannable image of the Youth Unlimited QR code on the Jay McIntyre Photography Facebook page

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In order to post the picture on the Jay McIntyre Photography page you will have to “like” the page if you haven’t already. “Bonus points” if you also “like” the Youth Unlimited North York page. *

The Prizes:

First place (as selected by myself and Scott Moore, the North York Director of Youth Unlimited)

1 – photography session with Jay McIntyre Photography valued at $350 see package details here

1 – $100 square in the Youth Unlimited QR Code event on June 16th **

Peoples choice as voted fans of the Jay McIntyre Photography Facebook page:

1 – $25 square in the Youth Unlimited QR Code event on June 16th

You can click on this image for a full size version of the QR Code for reference or to print and use in the contest.

You can see the gallery of the current entries by clicking here

Contest Closes on April 30, 2012. * UPDATE!!! the contest has been extended for a week to close on May 7th.  We are looking forward to your entries, remember, be creative and have fun!

*Please note “bonus points” will not influence voting

** If you are not in the GTA, but are willing to cover the travel costs, you may claim your prize of the photography session, otherwise you will receive a print of your choice and a donation of $100 will be made to Youth Unlimited North York in your name.

Youth Unlimited North York And YU Revolutions Earn-A-Bike Launch

10 Feb

Youth Unlimited  North York and YU Revolutions has officially launched their Earn-A-Bike program.  The program is giving 9youth from the Willowdale area of Toronto the opportunity to learn complete care and maintenance of a BMX bike from assembly on.  Through the 7 week program they will learn how to properly maintain and repair a BMX bike and at the successful completion of the program they will have earned the bike as their own!  The program is being hosted at Spring Garden Church and is in partnership with Silent Sports

I have the privilege of being a part of the program, photographing this evening and again as they wrap things up by riding their new bikes at Joyride 150 on the closing evening of the program

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Story-Portraits at Spring Garden Church

9 Jan

A while back I was approached by Joanna James at Spring Garden Church who was doing a paper for school at Wycliffe.  The objective of her paper test and observe the effectiveness of photography in changing youths’ attitudes and fostering unity within a community with the following as her thesis:

The human story as told through photography, has the power to engage stakeholders, affect policy makers, and transform the internal attitudes and values of a community.

In her paper she flattered me beyond belief by talking about my initiative of Shutters for Change alongside Jeremy Cowart’s Help Portrait and Photovoice

Joanna had a number of youth and leaders of the Spring Garden youth Group participate by first sharing their thoughts on community and then by sharing their thoughts on how they view themselves.  The questionnaire was filled out at an event where I did a portrait with each of them.  They have been given copies of their portraits and a collage has been put together for them in the Youth lounge where they meet weekly.  One of the most telling questions in the questionnaire was one that asked the youth about a hardship that they have had to overcome.  Surprising, was the fact that one youth said that he had never stopped to think about these things.

I was honoured to be a part of giving them a voice and to have been thought of and talked about in the same breath as some truly revolutionary photographers.

Here are some of the images:

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Merry Christmas Baby!!

21 Dec

Trevor and Zuzka are by far one of my favourite couples to photograph!  they are never short on ideas, or enthusiasm.  This one is no exception.  “Hey Jay, can you fit us in at lunch tomorrow?  I’ve got a location scouted out already and costumes and all.  Just show up and shoot”  Seriously, who else has clients like these?

What Trevor didn’t tell me was that he called on one of his connections and had it snow the one and only time this year just for our little impromptu photo session.  (He’s kinda tight with the big guy)

Here they are, homemade maternity wrap and all!

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Night Fashion Shoot

30 Nov

I’ve been wanting to get out for a while now and shoot some night time fashion in order to take advantage of some of the great mixtures of light that the night provides.  I connected with a model through Model Mayhem and we were able to set aside an evening to get out and shoot.  The wether got a bit chilly as the night went on, but she stuck it out and we walked away from the evening with some images that we were both happy with.

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James, Jaclyn And Nathan

7 Dec

It’s not often that you can pay me with food, In fact you can’t. (but I won’t discourage your efforts) Jaclyn is quite possibly one of the best cooks I have ever met, and on many occasions, she has provided our family with some of that yummy goodness, sometimes when we’ve been in a bind, sometimes to say thank you, but all the time with a great deal of love.  Nathan was born 5 days after our Nathan, James and Jaclyn had already settled on his name but weren’t telling anyone, so when we told them the name that we had picked out, they were hoping for our baby to come out as Nathalie.  Since then, we have enjoyed they’re company and friendship and after all the meals, I had to get them some shots.

 

 

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