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Stratford Ontario Wedding Photographer

Stratford Ontario Wedding Photographer

Thanksgiving weekend was Courtney and Matt’s 1st anniversary and while there are still yellow leaves on the trees I wanted to share their wedding blog with you. The images below are the couple’s album and it is always interesting for me to see which images that they love most. You might recognize this gorgeous couple (and wedding party) from my banners that I have at the bridal shows. I know that the puppy photo is always a hit and it probably one of my fave wedding photos I have ever taken- I honestly squealed and hugged Courtney when she told me that they still had enough puppies for each of the bridesmaids to hold.

Rings: Michael hill @ Nash jewelers
Cake: that little cake place
Dress: bridal temptations
Suits: bud Gowan
Hair: Sierra south
Makeup: AM Pro Makeup Artistry
DJ: DJ Dave
Flowers: lyric flowers

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Muskoka Wedding Photography

Muskoka Wedding Photography

Deniss and Laura’s wedding really had everything I love about what I do- we made an instant connection at a bridal show and she booked on the spot! We had loads of fun at the unique engagement session which was personalized to their interests including their awesome boat. Their value are right along the same as mine, valuing friends and family, love of the outdoors and music which was provided by their friends. Their gorgeous venue The Ridge at Manitou is just outside Parry Sound. It went with their elegant/rustic theme and provided amazing photographic opportunities. After some very emotional and lovely speehes we loved capturing their first dance and heading outside for some night shots. I may have even let out a Clay Davis style Sheeeit (but in a good way) when I checked out the black and white pic towards the end of the post.

Hair/Makeup by BlushPretty
Bridal Dress from Petrov Bridal in London
Flowers provided/arranged by Pardon My Garden in Parry Sound 
Suits from the company “4 Men United” They are located in Vaughan Ontario
Friends were DJ and singing

Friends made the cupcakes

Dennis made the wood/tree cake holder and they all of the decorating/accessories themselves.
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Documentary family photography London Ontario

Documentary Family Photography London Ontario

Last summer I had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful extended family. The farm that the family had always lived on had just sold and they had the opportunity to get the whole family together from places as far as LA, Halifax and Europe for one last big family summer bbq. We mixed candid and posed shots and felt like the story was told best in black and white so I hope you enjoy and think about having all of the natural moments captured the next time you get together with your family.

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Civic Gardens Wedding Photography

Civic Gardens Wedding Photography

Ashley and Adam are no strangers to the wedding industry, he is a DJ and she has modeled gowns in bridal shows before, so they decided that as they wanted to be married on their dating-anniversary, but didn’t want to wait for years for that to come around to being a saturday, that they would marry on a tuesday. They knew that the day of the week doesn’t matter, the people who matter most will make sure that they can get the time off work! They also planned their wedding in a very short amount of time, booking me just one month before the big day, another reason why doing a weekday is a good idea. Their gorgeous daughter lit up the room (and photos) and there is a couple of shots where which show why it is so important to have 2 photographers for your ceremony, showing the different angles which really captured the emotions. The big wedding party was awesome with the snowy cold weather and I just loved the functional and fun centerpieces. Their guests partied on and I loved capturing the moments of the speeches, first dances, cake cutting and bouquet and garter tosses. Civic gardens complex was the perfect venue for this cold outside but warm inside wedding!

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Elopement photography London Ontario

Elopement photography London Ontario

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing a few weddings at City Hall now but this was my first ever elopement photography London Ontario. With only the brides children there to witness, Michelle and Peter had a very intimate ceremony overlooking the snow covered grounds. I felt very privileged to be there to capture this emotion filled union and I loved capturing the little details and big moments- I especially loved where they were calling their nearest and dearest to let them in on the surprise. We made the formal portraits as candid as possible to capture their personalities and the Civic Gardens complex atrium was the perfect indoor location to escape the cold winter.


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Pregnancy Announcement London Ontario

Pregnancy Announcement London Ontario

As I am off today to photograph a pregnancy announcement session (the dad knows but we will be capturing it for them to announce to the rest of the world) I thought it was fitting to post this Pregnancy Announcement London Ontario blog from photographs taken a bit over a year ago. One of my previous wedding clients let me in on a secret, and I was there at Prince Alberts Diner to capture her telling her husband, in a very cute way, that she was pregnant. Now, as mentioned in the Proposal photography post, my task was made a bit harder in that the subject knew who I was so I tried to go incognito, this time as I knew I had to be inside, I took my fiance with me to make it look like we just also happened to be there on a date. I was recognized but told later that he didn’t suspect anything and I really don’t think that his reactions could be any more expressive! I felt making the images black and white made the expressions the main thing that draws your eye and I’m so excited to be photogaphing their little ones 6 month milestone next month (yes, I know I’m really far behind on blogs but I’ll get there 🙂

If you enjoyed this post, check out the other Pregnancy Announcement I photographed last year.

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Engagement party photography London Ontario

Engagement Party London Ontario

This was actually my first time photographing an engagement party and what an amazing one it was! We started off with doing a few posed engagement photos for the gorgeous couple and I was really excited to post this blog just to show the variety that I can capture in a short amount of time in one location. We had one very nice shady weeping willow tree and in 12 minutes we captured the first set of images you see here, and more, these were just my favorites! The wonderful decor was by the wonderful Elena of Lavish Events by Design – Wedding Decorator and I loved capturing all of the candids including the ring blessing ceremony, cutting the cake and all the wonderful dancing. We took many posed photographs of the newly engaged couple with their friends and family and I just love the shot of them where she is leaning on his shoulder towards the end of the day, they’re over the posed photos but you can still see the love and happiness between them. We then took a few more shots of the two of them with the gorgeous golden light. I would love to photograph more events around the wedding like engagement parties, stag and doe, showers etc so get in contact! Discounts apply if you book your wedding photography with me 🙂

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Proposal Photography Niagara Falls

Yahoo my first ever proposal shoot! I have been advertising and telling everyone I know all year that I want to photograph the real moment of the proposal and I was over the moon when Maurice, the lovely gentleman you see here, contacted me a few months back. We started planning the proposal photography and as I had done their family photos many times before I knew I was going to have to be sneaky/very inconspicuous about it. We arranged a meeting spot and I sat and waited in a bus stop so as to not be recognized. As I was waiting there for awhile on a very hot day I started chatting to a few people and they decided they were going to be my cover, so that when he gave me the thumbs up that he was ready they walked with me and from just across the street I managed to capture the moment for this lovely couple. We then had fun taking a few more shots around the Niagara Falls area.

Like anything that you are doing for the first time I learnt a lot that I will change and improve on for in the future. Looking forward to the next proposal and hopefully their wedding 🙂

Click the images below to view them larger and don’t forget to pin 🙂

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Documentary Wedding Photography London Ontario

Heather and Dougs wedding really was exactly what I love to photograph in a wedding- laid back, fun, slightly untraditional with lots of kids around and a lot of love!

Getting Ready Location: Travellodge London South
Ceremony/Reception Location: Tony’s Banquet Hall
Decorator- Petals and Pots
DJ- Todd Lundy
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London Ontario Family Photography

This was my first shoot I did after moving back to London in September. Avelyn is growing into such a gorgeous lady, not that she hasn’t always been- I did her Newborn and 6 month shoot so now it is just like reuniting with old friends whenever we get together. This session had more of a lifestyles photography feel to it as it was mainly around their house, with a quick trip to a nearby park as well. I love shooting like this as it feels more like a photo-documentary rather than a portrait session staged with a background. I’m looking forward to having some fun in he snow this winter!

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