Congrats, Erika & Dave! (& Sawyer)

Erika and Dave were married in a tiny white church down a long road, they had a first look that still makes me cry.
Top five favourite things from this wedding day:

1.) The Little White Church. The beautiful church where Erika and Dave were married has personal connection, history and meaning to Dave’s family, it looks like it is out of a movie set, an absolutely idyllic piece of the world.

2.) First Look. First looks, whether they be at the top of the aisle during a ceremony, or pre-arranged at a location, always make me emotional. The heightened moment between Erika and Dave was so full of love, not just between the two of them, but also with their son Sawyer, myself and my second shooter Kamara were shooting through tears. When Sawyer turned around in his dad’s arms and saw his mom all dressed up walking toward them, he reached up his little hand and gave her a wave and a smile, a moment that was so simple and beautiful. Once Erika and Dave saw one another, their faces said it all.

3.) Salt of the Earth. “Basic, fundamental goodness” is the definition of Salt of the Earth, and perfectly describes Dave and Erika, as well as their loved ones. Such positive, not over-the-top, nothing to prove, pure love for one another people. I am so happy to have met them.

4.) Luxury Vehicle. Always fun to see the vehicle of choice used on a wedding day. A limousine, boat, van, Honda Civic or Rolls Royce – anything goes. For Erika and Dave, there was a little moment where we weren’t sure if the old convertible Buick they drove would actually get going, but once it roared up it was such a fun and perfect ride into the sunset.

5.) Expecting/Love/Expectations. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage, right? This is so not the case for majority of couples these days as love brings us all kinds of gifts and surprises. One of my favourite moments of their day is when Erika and Dave quietly told me that Sawyer’s little sibling was also there with us, growing inside of Erika’s tummy.

Some of my favourites:
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Happy One Year Anniversary, Melissa & Yannick!

Sometimes time flies and getting to blog all of our lovely weddings isn’t possible.

Happy to finally share some of Melissa and Yannick’s photos of their downtown travel-themed wedding day, on their one-year anniversary!

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Congrats, Beth & Adam!

Beth and Adam were married in the small Southern Ontario town of Kingsville on a beautiful Spring day.

Top five favourite things from their wedding:

1.) Honouring Beth’s father. Although Beth was without her father on her wedding day after his unexpected passing a few years ago, she found the sweetest and subtlest ways to include his memory and honour his presence. A photo of him as an Olympic Torch runner accompanied her as she got ready and prepared to go down the aisle, so she knew he was cheering her on. A small locket of his smiling face was attached to her bouquet and kept close. Instead of a father-daughter dance she danced with all of the important men in her life who support her, each taking a turn to cut in and take her for a spin. Beautiful.

2.) Siblings. Beth and her brother, and Adam and his sister, are so close it is inspiring to watch. When Beth’s brother Tyler saw her all dressed up and ready to walk down the aisle, their emotional embrace left every witness misty-eyed.

3.) Music. Adam happens to be an amazing wedding DJ who knows the importance of music to set the tone. Whether is was the ceremony procession or the party get-down, each song was perfectly paired with the setting.

4.) MOH Speech. During Beth’s Maid of Honour speech she brought out a blown-up photo of Beth as a little girl all dressed up as a bride, and on the flip side was her also as a little girl, all dressed up as an expecting mother – so cute!

5.) Late-Night Snack. S’More Station and Poutine Bar with every topping imaginable, need we say more?

Some highlights from their day:

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Donna and Richard Engagement in Montreal

After Donna and Richard’s beautiful wedding day, I wanted to share the photos that started it all. We planned an epic engagement shoot in Montreal which showcased their creativity and love of fashion and architecture. It also involved roof-climbing (in heels in Donna’s case), graffiti painting, and getting a bit lost only a couple of times😉

Since they used these photos as decor at their wedding, as to not ruin the surprise we have yet to share them and are excited to finally be able to!
Some of my favourites below:

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Krista and Graeme get hitched in Mexico!

This past April I was brought along on a wonderful destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera for Krista and Graeme. This couple is surrounded by an incredible group of friends and family, some of the funniest people I have ever been around. They are such a close knit group, yet continue to be welcoming and generous to everyone else they meet – myself included!
Some highlights from their wedding day:

 

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Amber & Nathan are getting married!

Although the weather is very different, these two are just as much in love, and even more excited! I’m off to photograph their amazing wedding day!

Some favourites from our chilly winter evening engagement shoot, which started off cold, but ended in a heart-warming pint at the pub where they had one of their very first dates:

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Kim & Mitchel Are Engaged!

Kim and Mitchel live in a beautiful home on a large acreage, they love the country and try to spend as much of their free time outdoors as possible. For their engagement photos we stayed close to their home, doing some of the things that they as a couple love to do. As we wandered around, through the fields, we were followed by their new baby goat and short-legged weiner dog which made for some serious laughs and epic photo-bombs!
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