Thank you for taking the time to visit my website! This website is my online presence for my constantly evolving portfolio. Weddings, commissioned work or my own personal photography via my “Kawartha Gallery“, it will all be consolidated on this website.
I am Adam Woodhouse, a professional Wedding Photographer that lives just a short drive north of Peterborough in the beautiful Kawartha region of Ontario. That kind of labels me as a Peterborough Photographer or Kawartha Photographer which I love because the area I live and photograph in is truly a beautiful area. For those that are not from the area, Peterborough is a little over one hour northeast of Toronto, Ontario. This results in most of my photography taking place in the large central and eastern areas of Ontario.
I have a B.Sc degree from Trent University and have worked professionally in the Information Technology field for most of my career (outside of the 4 years I taught Mathematics & Digital Imaging at Fleming College). Before my photography matured to the business it is today, it started as it does for most, a hobby. Many many years ago during my time at Peterborough’s Trent University I shot images of the campus and submitted them to the annual yearbook photo competition. To my surprise my two submissions won both first and second place and were used as the cover art and introductory page of the yearbook. It was at that time I began to think more seriously about photography and how important it is. Even with that rewarding experience I found over the years that my photography for the most part was un-fulfilling because was was only for me and not the benefit of others. It was then that I decided to start my wedding photography business and take my work to the next level. It felt very natural for me to start my wedding photography business. As an added bonus of deciding to jump into the wedding photography line of work, I would be spending time with families during a very exciting time of their lives … so why wouldn’t I want to be a part of that!? During my clients wedding day their family and friends are not only excited, they dress their very best and welcome photography into their lives.
What else do I do? When I’m not working with my wedding clients I am busy working at Fleming College in Peterborough as an Enterprise Systems Programmer Analyst. And when not working at Fleming College or shooting intimate images for families I enjoy recreational and catch-and-release tournament fishing, advanced large scale radio controlled model airplanes (big toys for big boys) and of course spending time with my family.
Over the years I have found that the mix of photography workshops and courses that I have attended, years of teaching Photoshop at Fleming College and being a proud parent greatly influence my style of photography. Those that know me well see this reflected in my work. If high quality photography is important to you, we’ll get along great.
Me with Joe Bussink at his seminar in Toronto where he teamed up with Yervant. Joe is a Hollywood celebrity wedding photographer that is very well known in the industry.
I attended a private Oakville workshop where California's Chris Becker came to Ontario for a couple of days. It was an excellent seminar focusing on nothing more than delivering a great experience to wedding clients.