Best of 2017 Wedding and Elopement Portraits | Ontario Wedding Photographer

Best of 2017 Wedding and Elopement Portraits | Ontario Wedding Photographer

2017 wedding and elopement portraits 

Best of 2017 Family and Couple Photography | Ontario Family Photographer

Best of 2017 Family and Couple Photography | Ontario Family Photographer

2017 was an amazing year full of families and friends and couples. I had the honour of photographing so many awesome people this year! Check out the year in review

Best Wedding Moments of 2017 - Ontario Documentary Wedding Photographer

Best Wedding Moments of 2017 - Ontario Documentary Wedding Photographer

Here are some of my favourites from 2017 - I had so many that I felt I needed to put them in categories this year! 

Starting with THE MORNING OF, and continuing with Emotional Moments, LAUGHTER and JOYKids + Pets, SELFIES (because there are sooo many), Bloopers and Funny MomentsParty Time and Sentimental Moments.  

Iceland Elopement at Thingviller National Park

Iceland Elopement at Thingviller National Park

Kate and Jordan eloped (sort of) at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, at the cutest little green and white church. I am blessed to have tagged along with them, and enjoy this experience and the beauty of Iceland for myself. 

Do we really need a second Photographer for our wedding?

Some wedding photographers will insist on you hiring a second photographer while other photographers I know prefer shooting alone.  At the end of the day you are the one hiring the photographer and it will be up to you if you want one or two people photographing your wedding.  To help make a decision, here are some factors to consider.

Jenna & Rory's Wedding at Black Forest Inn | Conestogo Wedding Photography

Jenna & Rory's Wedding at Black Forest Inn | Conestogo Wedding Photography

Jenna and Rory.  They have a wonderful love story of two families who spent summers on the same lake.  And since Jenna is a writer I'm going to let her tell you in her own words because they will sound much better than if I wrote them.  Jenna and Rory got married on a mild fall day at a quaint restaurant called the Black Forest Inn, that they said "felt like the cottage", so it was the perfect place for these two cottagers to get married. 

Kalli and Mitch's Winter Engagement Session on Georgian Bay | Tiny Township Photographer

Kalli and Mitch's Winter Engagement Session on Georgian Bay | Tiny Township Photographer

Kalli and Mitch and their fur-baby met me at the beach in Tiny Township, Ontario for a wintery beach session. It was early morning, we met just after sunrise and had the beach to ourselves. Something about winter and morning sessions that I really really love. 

Jessica and Alex's Engagement Session in Kensington Market Toronto | Toronto Photographer

Jessica and Alex's Engagement Session in Kensington Market Toronto | Toronto Photographer

We hung out one Sunday afternoon at Kensington Market in Toronto and just wandered the colourful streets, stopping to play a little hopscotch, taste-test some donuts for the wedding, and have some tea. These two love tea, donuts, games and books so it was the perfect day in Toronto.

Stress-Free Friday - How to Plan for your Engagement Photos

Stress-Free Friday - How to Plan for your Engagement Photos

You have decided to do engagement photos! Yay! Now what?

Personally I like to think of an engagement session as a little date. If you were planning a romantic date night, would you go to a random park and cuddle under random trees? Probably not. Choose a place that is meaningful to the two of you. If that park was where you got engaged or first met, sure let’s go there! Or maybe you love going to local patios and enjoying a cold beer – then go there! Take the dog for a walk, browse your favourite book store together, or better yet, just stay home and cuddle on the couch!

Cambium Farms Wedding - Elise and Brandon | Caledon Wedding Photographer

Cambium Farms Wedding - Elise and Brandon | Caledon Wedding Photographer

Elise and Brandon's autumn wedding day turned out to be a cold, rainy and WINDY day, inside the barn at Cambium Farm, and that did not stop anyone from having a blast! They may have been bundled up in blankets, but the guests stayed til the end to show love and party with the Bride and Groom! Take a peek at the video and you will see how windy it was!

Five Reasons you should Take Engagement Photos

Five Reasons you should Take Engagement Photos

So many couples ask me WHY should we do an engagement session? What's the point? Especially if you are a private couple who won't be sharing photos of yourselves all over social media. Well, let me tell you some reasons why I love when couples choose to do an engagement session and maybe one of them will relate to you! 

Sarah and Jon | The Guild Inn Toronto

Sarah and Jon |  The Guild Inn Toronto

Sarah and Jon met in high school, continued on to University together, bought a house, and finally decided to tie the knot and become one forever. Their beautiful ceremony took place at the new and improved Guild Inn Estate in Toronto. Make sure you check it out, and if you are planning an outdoor ceremony, I really loved this venue! The ceremony space is covered, but the walls are open so that even if it rains, you can still be outside. It does get a bit windy but the light inside is so bright and clean. Plus its all stone and white walls which make for some classic imagery. (Photographers - you will love it!)

Baby Coleton is 8 Months! | Georgetown Family Photographer

Baby Coleton is 8 Months! | Georgetown Family Photographer

Eight months flew by! I absolutely love when parents choose my Grow With Me package because I get to see the kids grow up right before my camera! This is the second time Ashley and Michael have spent their baby's first year with me and its even more neat to see the similarities and differences in their two boys. 

Glen Cairn Golf Course Summer Wedding | Milton Wedding Photographer

 Glen Cairn Golf Course Summer Wedding | Milton Wedding Photographer

Lauren and Graeme got married in front of loved ones at Glencairn Golf Course in Milton Ontario on a chilly fall day.  Click to see their ceremony and wedding reception, as well as the cutest first look!

Toronto Distillery District and Cherry Beach Engagement Session

Toronto Distillery District and Cherry Beach Engagement Session

Christine and Tony met sailing so it only seemed natural to shoot engagement pictures at the beach. They chose Cherry Beach in Toronto, and then we headed to their home with awesome views overlooking Toronto skyline and the CN Tower.  They live right in the Distillery District so we popped down to the streets to end the session

Ruby | 50 Beautiful Children - Beauty Revived Magazine

Ruby | 50 Beautiful Children - Beauty Revived Magazine

I am so honoured to be chosen as 1 of 50 photographers across the land to select and photograph a child for the upcoming edition of Beauty Revived Magazine - 50 Beautiful Children.  The magazine can be ordered here and there will also be a blog post coming in October that I will link! 

I knew right away who I wanted to photograph and tell her story - Ruby. 

Maggie and Ben Get Married at River Run Centre, Guelph Ontario

Maggie and Ben Get Married at River Run Centre, Guelph Ontario

"I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” 

 

Maggie and Ben get married at River Run Centre in Guelph Ontario, where they first met while attending University.  The venue is awesome with floor to ceiling windows and great acoustics (it is a theatre after all!) The wedding decor was based around thier love for literature. 

Falling In Love | Autumn Inspired Bridal Shoot

Falling In Love | Autumn Inspired Bridal Shoot

Autumn Inspired Bridal Shoot at Scotsdale Farm. Lots of inspiration for a fall wedding!