Elm Hurst wedding photographer

Elm Hurst wedding photographer

Sommer and Gary are the kind of clients that feel like hanging out with friends every time I get to see them which I’m happy to say will be every few months as they have had a bouncing baby boy that I will get to photograph :). I first met Sommer at Brianne & Craig’s wedding and their engagement session was one of my favourites of last year. Their wedding held at the Elm Hurst Inn in Ingersoll had an elegant woodland feel and Sommer’s hair by the amazing Selah Vie brought the whole look together. Their amazing vendors made the day wonderful and looking through these photos which are the couples album makes me excited to be back at the Elm Hurst soon and to see their little man (and them) in a few months time!

Decorator/Flowers: Russell Rossini

Officiant: Jeff Hicks, Kettle Creek

Bridal Attire: Garbers / Bud Gowan

Music: Keller Maher, Mahervelous Music

Bakery: Martha, Grandma’s Oven

Hair/Makeup Stylist: Selah Vie

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Vintage car engagement photography Exeter Ontario

Back in the spring I had the pleasure of photographing Cecelia and Rob’s  engagement session in her parents yard with his fathers vintage car. Cecelia and Rob met when Cecelia was working the upholstery of the 1926 Willys Knight with suicide doors. We had fun with using some more dramatic light and having a Bonnie & Clyde inspired shots with the vintage guns.

 

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Purple Hill Country Hall Wedding Photography

Purple Hill Country Hall Wedding Photography

Mary and Kris were married around a year ago at Purple Hill Country Hall in Thorndale, Ontario. We captured all of the beautiful ladies getting ready at the Elm Hurst Inn and then headed to Purple Hill for the outdoor ceremony followed by family photos- which you will see here, this is the couple’s album of all of the most important moments and portraits.

The day went smoothly even when things went wrong thanks to the Unmistakably you team, but there were many great vendors.

Caterer – Kosmos

Florist- Awesome Blossoms

Decorator – Rustic Vintage Affairs

Double Dutch – DJ

Officiant- Kettle Creek

 

Makeup- Katie from Esteem

 

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St Thomas Engagement Photographer

St Thomas Engagement Photographer

I’m excited to be off to photograph Sim and Jeff’s wedding today. Back in the spring we photographed their engagement session at Waterworks park in St Thomas. The couple live in St Thomas so it was important to them to go to a familiar park and I loved capturing their love and playfulness that shined through. St Thomas Engagement Photographer capturing candid, timeless and fun images.

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Bellamere Winery Fall wedding photography

Bellamere Winery Fall wedding photography

Jen and Jay were married just over a year ago at Bellamere Winery in an open air ceremony with a rustic feel. I loved the colours that they chose and Bellamere has so much variety for different backgrounds that we were able to capture a large variety of photographs of the wedding party and couple in a short amount of time. The DJ kept everyone up dancing and I loved capturing the moment of the bride literally kicking off her shoes. I love being able to incorporate their personalities into the photographs and knowing they loved all things horror/halloween from the engagement session they had to do a thriller lit up pose. I believe the moon that night was a supermoon which was very cool!

Gown: David’s Bridal
Hair and make up: Beauty by Mallory
Getting ready location: Delta armouries
DJ: Double Dutch DJ
Hair piece, flowers and decor: DIY by couple

 

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Winter Engagement Session Ontario

Winter Engagement Session Ontario

Susie and Geoff tie the knot today and I’m excited to spend the day with this fun loving couple!

Tell us the story of how the two of you met.
Back in 2014, Susie and Geoff were both pretty happy, but they both wanted someone special to share their happinesses with. Geoff thought that he ought to get to know a girl he had recently met online.
Geoff asked her for a casual date – going out for a drink at Wink’s downtown London. Susie was excited. She walked there from her nearby apartment. Susie checked her reflection in each building window she passed by to make sure she still looked awesome. She did.
When she arrived, Geoff was standing outside waiting. What a great looking guy!
Their one drink took about 4 hours. They talked and talked. Needless to say, they hit it off. Both were soccer fans who enjoyed a good math puzzle and a good book. Geoff was also probably very impressed by Susie’s awesome puns. After many fun times dating, they decided they couldn’t handle the 5 minute drive from one another’s apartments – so they moved in together!
It was a wonderful idea, since they now had more time for puzzles, board games, and cooking together. A little while later, they decided that they wanted to continue this adventure – so one warm summer evening in Victoria Park, Geoff got down on one knee and popped the question. Susie said yes!
And here we are now, about to start a whole new chapter in this love story.

Tell me the proposal story (the long version is fine)
Longer version…

We went out for dinner downtown London last August at Waldo’s. After dinner we decided to go for a walk around Victoria park. This wasn’t an out of the ordinary thing for when we went downtown, so Susie had no suspicions about what would happen. Eventually, Geoff suggested we sit down on the bench for a bit. We were talking about the trip out east to Nova Scotia that we would be taking that week to meet some of Geoff’s aunts, uncles, and cousins. Geoff asked me, “should I introduce you as my girlfriend or… my fiance?” (so sweet). I didn’t quite catch on until Geoff got down on his knee with a ring. I said yes!

And then a couple who were out for a walk got so excited for us and they took our picture – it was great to have a photo of right when we got engaged.

What is your favourite memory together (other than those mentioned above)?
this is a hard one! Our top two would be our trip to Chicago last year and moving into our new house.

What do you love most about each other?
What Susie loves about Geoff – so much! I love that he is sweet and funny and likes puzzles. He cares about me and wants me to be happy and he cares about our families too.
What Geoff loves about Susie – that she is very unselfish and always puts her family and friends needs before hers.

How do you hope your friends and family see your wedding?
Relaxed, fun, and full of love

Why did you choose us?
We looked through the different wedding photos and your style stood out as something we could see ourselves in. When we met you, you also seemed very knowledge and easy to work with (and you are!).

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Bellamere Winery Wedding Photography

Bellamere Winery Wedding Photography

It seems fitting that next up on the blog are Amanda and Shaun who were married right around a year ago and I just photographed their gorgeous newborn boy the other day and I’m so glad that I get to hang out with this awesome couple more now! The pic of one of their nieces throwing a pair of underwear at the other is still one of my fave moments captured! Their rustic theme was perfect with their gorgeous venue Bellamere Winery which is one of the venues I always love photographing at, even in the rain like it was this day! Luckily it cleared up long enough after the ceremony for us to take some shots with gorgeous light.

Hair and Makeup: Alycat
Getting ready location: Ivey Spencer
Ceremony and reception location: Bellamere Winery 
Flowers: Lyric flowers
Dress: Once Upon a Time Weddings in Strathroy
Rings: Gordon’s Jewellers in London
Cake: The Flaky Tart
Suits: Tip top Tailors in London

 

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Puppy Family Photos London Ontario

Puppy Family Photos London Ontario

If you saw our announcement or have been on my facebook or instagram at all this past week you would have seen that our bundle of joy arrived last weekend. While he is still nice and little we had Clara photograph puppy family photos London Ontario. I have wanted a dog for so long. Seriously if we have ever been in a car together, you would have experienced how I am literally like a dog with a squirrel and will be mid conversation and be like ‘cute dog’ point! I was so happy to photograph a newborn puppy/ family session a few months ago and now so happy for the photos to be of us and Bickie! I’m very lucky to have a husband who puts up with every photo session we do! Bickie now has his own Instagram if you’re interested, it is @bickiethecockapoo.

 

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Old Court House Engagement Photography

Old Court House Engagement Photography

Back in February when we would expect to have snow on the ground, Clara photographed Sarah and Yusri and their pup at the lovely year round Old Court House and Ivey Park.

  • Yusri is a soccer referee. My sister Jessica (and maid of honour) is also a soccer referee. Jessica set us up on a blind date. We met at Demetre’s, a dessert cafe, in Thornhill, where I am from. (Yusri is born and raised in Toronto)
  • WOW lol. and to this day it is still WOW. He was perfect looking to me and still is. Although the day we met he had a huge twirly mustache He was competing in a mustache growing competition with his friends and had been growing his mustache for months.
  • Yusri and I were going to Jamaica with my family. Yusri and I have been together for 7 years so I kind of expected that on this trip he would propose. However, he decided to surprise me and propose before leaving. I was in the basement doing laundry, and had thrown my pants into the laundry, I walked up stairs and turned the corner to go into the kitchen and Yusri had music playing and flowers in his hand. His face looked hilarious as he noticed I wasn’t wearing any pants. He immediately asked if he should stop and give me a second to go get pants on but I had waited 7 years so I wasn’t going to wait any longer lol
  • Yusri and I are sports fans. A couple of times now we have done sport weekends. I always love doing those. We get away and get to go watch the teams we love. We went to Montreal once and saw a soccer game in the morning TFC vs. Impact and a Maple Leaf vs. Montreal hockey game in the evening.
  • Yusri will do anything to help a friend. He is also incredibly supportive. We were living in Toronto and I got a job opportunity in London. He encouraged me to take the job and followed me to London. He got a new job/home/city just to support me. He really pushes me to be the best I can be.
  • I just really want everyone to have fun. I really want it to be a good time filled with smiles and laughter.
  • A friend recommended you to us
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Farm Wedding Photography Ontario

Farm Wedding Photography Ontario

Sammi & Greg’s big day was certainly a very memorable one with the rain pouring on everyone half way through the ceremony. They were super chill about it though with even being ok with doing a splashing in a puddle wearing the wedding dress shot for me when I suggested it! We certainly were lucky that they had decided to do a (super sweet) first look and all of the photos before the ceremony. The barn on her parents property made a lovely reception area and there were so many amazing moments happening during the party including a very near miss with the knife after the cake cutting! I always love capturing Farm Wedding Photography Ontario and we have a special offer on until thanksgiving 2017 that you save $250 off any package so that means you can lock in 2017 prices for 2018 & 2019! This blog is actually a copy of their wedding album!

Rings: Micheal Hill
bridesmaid dresses:Davids bridal
suits: Collins formal wear
hair: Lisa Dale (hair ideas St Thomas)
makeup: Lisa Vanleuwen

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