Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Introducing Wesley Francis

Posted by Joseph on January 3, 2018 in Announcements, Personal | No Comments

I don’t usually post blog entries about my private life, but I am excited to say that 2017 was a pretty fantastic year for a very specific reason, the birth of our son, Wesley Francis. He was born on November 4, 2017 and he’s pretty much the best thing ever. My wife and I absolutely […]

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Women’s March on Washington

Posted by Joseph on January 27, 2017 in Personal | 1 Comment

I don’t usually share personal photos on my blog, but my wife and I had such an amazing experience participating in the Women’s March on Washington this weekend, I couldn’t help but share some of them. The size and scope of the march was impressive, and I was mesmerized by the sea of colours and […]

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March Break – Guatemala Images

Posted by Joseph on April 26, 2016 in Personal | No Comments

When you feel like it’s been a while since you’ve had a vacation, the best thing to do is go on vacation! That’s what my wife and I did in early March this year. As for our eventual destination, Guatemala, we couldn’t have been happier. We had only decided on going on a trip about […]

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Joseph Michael Photography – Now on Instagram

Posted by Joseph on March 31, 2015 in Announcements, Personal, Quote Included | No Comments

It’s been a popular site for a very long time, but Joseph Michael Photography is finally on Instagram. This isn’t groundbreaking news, but I thought I would share it here as it’s going to be a very different platform for me as I’m planning to use it to showcase more creative photos, together with the […]

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FanExpo Canada 2014 – Nerd Heaven

Posted by Joseph on September 2, 2014 in Personal | No Comments

As a birthday present this year, my wife gave me tickets to FanExpo Canada in Toronto. It was amazing, entirely overwhelming and I can’t wait for next year. I didn’t go to take photos, I just went to be a complete nerd. In fact, over the two days I went I got to see Stan […]

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World Cup in Toronto – 2014 Edition

Posted by Joseph on July 13, 2014 in Personal, Photojournalism | No Comments

As the FIFA World Cup 2014 comes to an end today, my funnest/busiest of months also comes to an end. This year again, I did my best to find an photographer fans from as many different countries cheering for their World Cup team in and around Toronto. I hit 17 countries this year and added […]

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Toronto Ice Storm Photos – December 21, 2013

Posted by Joseph on December 23, 2013 in Hang it on the Wall, Personal | 1 Comment

The winter solstice is typically a day to celebrate. After all, after December 21, the days get longer and you’re that much closer to Christmas! Hooray! This year, December 21 brought many million bucketloads of ice to Toronto. Fortunately, we still have our power, though hundreds of thousands are without (including my parents) and because […]

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Icicles – Beautiful or Deadly?

Posted by Joseph on December 19, 2013 in Hang it on the Wall, Personal | No Comments

I noticed these two icicles growing on my balcony last night and I loved the way the Christmas lights were reflected in their spherical wonderment… awesome… but then I thought, as I’m sure most of us have when we see these massively sharp blocks of ice, “Man, these are really dangerous, how many people are […]

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We Day Toronto 2013 – Air Canada Centre

Posted by Joseph on September 24, 2013 in Personal | No Comments

Photos from the 2013 Toronto We Day at the Air Canada Centre. What an incredible experience all around, a magical event that surpassed my highest expectations. I mean it’s hard not to be impressed by the line-up of artists and speakers and 20,000 engaged youth wanting to change the world. Click on a photo to […]

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Paris in February

Posted by Joseph on August 2, 2013 in Featured Posts, Hang it on the Wall, Personal | No Comments

In February of this year, I went to Paris to visit my best man Mike. He had landed a post-doc in the world’s most beautiful city so I made it a point to visit him seven months into his year abroad. Although I had been to Paris in April of 2001, having a tour guide […]

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Raccoon Capital of The World

Posted by Joseph on June 18, 2013 in Personal, Portrait, Snapshot | No Comments

The Grid, a fantastic free weekly newspaper in Toronto, recently did a cover story on raccoons called Midnight Marauders. In the article, The Grid called Toronto the raccoon capital of the world. I don’t know much about that, but I do know I that at my residence in Roncesvalles, just a few blocks from High […]

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India – Taj Mahal Lightning Photos

Posted by Joseph on April 8, 2013 in Hang it on the Wall, Personal | 1 Comment

A magical evening to say the least. Each of these photos contains a silhouette of the Taj Mahal and lightning. It was pretty breathtaking. I recommend clicking on each image to view a larger photo, especially if you can’t quite make out the Taj or the lightning. All photos were taken from the roof of […]

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Honeymoon

Posted by Joseph on March 31, 2013 in Hang it on the Wall, Personal, Quote Included | No Comments

I have been absent for most of March as my beautiful bride and I were away on our honeymoon to India. It was an incredible trip. Stay tuned for more photos, I didn’t take too many, but it’s hard not to snap away is such a colorful, vibrant country. Here is a small teaser from […]

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Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor, Egypt

Posted by Joseph on February 26, 2013 in Personal | No Comments

In 2007, my brother and I did a 7 day tour of Egypt. One of the more memorable moments from the trip was the hot air balloon ride at sunrise over Luxor, Egypt. It was to my horror this morning that I heard on the news that 19 people died from the same trip. My […]

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Foggy Night in Toronto

Posted by Joseph on January 30, 2013 in Hang it on the Wall, Personal | 1 Comment

It’s been so cold recently, amazing how a rainy day and foggy evening can just transform the way you see your own neighbourhood. Brought out my new camera to test it in low light situations and was pretty happy with the results. Plus, thick fog, wet branches and a moon pretty close to full make […]

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