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!

Elise & Brandon's Cambium Farms Wedding | Caledon Wedding Photographer

Elise & Brandon's Cambium Farms Wedding | Caledon Wedding Photographer

Elise and Brandon's 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!

Tree Farm Sessions - 2017 Fundraiser for TNT Tornadoes Hockey

Tree Farm Sessions - 2017 Fundraiser for TNT Tornadoes Hockey

Join Love Bee Photography for a fundraising Photo Event! Book your mini session and support a local community hockey team! Click for details 

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 | Guild Inn Toronto Wedding

Sarah and Jon |  Guild Inn Toronto Wedding

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. 

Lauren and Graeme's East Coast Inspired Wedding | Glen Cairn Golf Course | Milton Wedding Photographer

Lauren and Graeme's East Coast Inspired Wedding | Glen Cairn Golf Course | 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!

Christine and Tony's Toronto Distillery District and Cherry Beach Engagement Session

Christine and Tony's 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.  

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!

Stephanie & Robert wed at Alton Mill Arts Centre | Caledon Ontario

Stephanie & Robert wed at Alton Mill Arts Centre | Caledon Ontario

This wedding had it all - yet was so simple and intimate and perfect. The Alton Mill Art Centre in Caledon was the setting for this intimate and trendy wedding! 

Holi Powder Family Photo Shoot and some Tips to Make it Awesome

Holi Powder Family Photo Shoot and some Tips to Make it Awesome

Here are some quick tips if you plan to do a session with coloured Holi Powder. 

Tip #1 - Just Buy It! At first I was not able to find it in stores, only for a really high price on Amazon, so I googled and found a ton of recipes online for DIY Holi Powder.  FIVE days later, I made about 6 bags of it and let me tell you, it was a P.I.T.A.  Plus, I followed a recipe that used flour, and flour does not stick when its dry, so when we threw it, it did practically nothing.  Good thing about 3 days before the shoot my friend messaged me and offered to give me a ton of bags of the real stuff.  Buy the real stuff, it sticks to skin and is super vibrant and awesome!