Alexandra and Randal - Baking Up Trouble and Making a Mess | Newmarket Photographer

Alexandra and Randal - Baking Up Trouble and Making a Mess | Newmarket Photographer

Alexandra of Baking Up Treble and her Fiance Randall enjoyed an afternoon together baking a cake for a client.  One thing led to another and this cute couple ended up covered in flour! Click and see what happens when love gets a little messy 

Julia and Luigi | Hazelton Manor

Julia and Luigi were married at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church - the cutest church in Oakville with the kindest Priest I ever did meet.  And since the church is right near the waterfront, we headed there for some wedding party photos before driving to Edwards Gardens in Toronto for more portraits of the newly married couple and their sibs. 

Oh did I tell you that their wedding party was made up of both Julia and Luigi's brothers and their wives? Family first! I loved that they included family in all parts of their wedding day. 

The wedding reception was at the lovely Hazelton Manor in Vaughan.  What a great hall with gorgeous tall windows! The wedding decor was to die-for  - pretty and pink and frilly and glam - just like the Bride!  The decor was done by Babylon Decor of Woodbridge.

NO, I do not have their entire gallery edited in less than a day, in case you were thinking I was crazy fast editor (or maybe someone who has no life other than photography!) but I was excited to upload and view the images and wanted to give Louie and Julia a little early sneak peak. 

Julia's dress - Allure Bridal

Cake by Sweet Treats in Burlington

Hair and Makeup by Jayni's Beauty Box


Stress Free Wedding Planning - Can I have a flower girl and not a ring bearer?

Stress Free Wedding Planning - Can I have a flower girl and not a ring bearer?

This week in Stress Free Wedding Planning – Flower Girls and Ring Bearers.  

You may be asking - Is is necessary to have a Flower Girl and Ring Bearer at my wedding? What if I have only one Flower Girl I want to include? What if I have too many children to include? Do they all have to stay for dinner?

Ok – breath. Not a big deal. Like I always say – it’s YOUR wedding, DO YOU.

Is it necessary to have children in my wedding party?

Keep reading for the answer!

Jessica and Isaac | The Manor | Kettleby Wedding Photographer

Jessica and Isaac | The Manor | Kettleby Wedding Photographer

Jessica and Isaac got married on a rainy spring day at THE MANOR by Peter and Pauls in Kettleby Ontario.  This was the first time I had shot at The Manor and it is such a lovely venue. Rain or Shine!  Despite the rain the sun was shining so there was still a warm glow over the entire day.  

Jenne and Jason | Dock of the Bay Gravenhurst | Muskoka Wedding Photographer

Jenne and Jason | Dock of the Bay Gravenhurst | Muskoka Wedding Photographer

Jenne and Jason tied the knot in Gravenhurst Muskoka at a fun restaurant right on the waterfront called The Dock of the Bay. It was a rainy day but despite the moody skies the wedding went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time!

WIN A FREE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT WITH LOVE BEE PHOTOGRAPHY!

WIN A FREE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT WITH LOVE BEE PHOTOGRAPHY!

Click here to WIN a free Engagement Session with Love Bee Photography! 

Kristen and Marc | Monora Park Pavillon | Orangeville Ontario

Kristen and Marc | Monora Park Pavillon | Orangeville Ontario

When Kristen and Marc contacted me to shoot their wedding at Monora Park in Orangeville, I was really excited for several reasons.  1. Its a quaint but adorable venue. Sort of like a hall, but without the feel of a hall, if that makes any sense.  The main room is surrounded by windows and a balcony to outdoors. Then down below is another deck to hang out on during cocktail hour, with fields and hills and woods.

It's Your Day to Shine - and why I love Unplugged Weddings Toronto Wedding Photographer

It's Your Day to Shine - and why I love Unplugged Weddings   Toronto Wedding Photographer

Many couples are opting for an Unplugged Ceremony. Not the entire wedding (hey, those dance party candids are always amazing!), but just the ceremony. The part of the day that means the most as you are actually becoming a married couple. Read more to find out why unplugged ceremonies are big on the to-do list and how you can politely ask your guests to enjoy your moment

5 Unique Wedding Venues in Ontario

5 Unique Wedding Venues in Ontario

5 totally rad and unique places I have shot at over the last few years right here in Ontario, Canada.  Some were low budget, some high, some big and some had small guest lists but what remained constant was how accurately these venues complimented the couples who got married there. 

What to Wear to a Wedding - Cracking the Wedding Dress Code

Ever wonder what to wear to a wedding when you see "Black Tie" or "White Tie" or what the heck does "Casual Attire" mean? Our friends over at T.M Lewin UK Menswear are helping us out with this handy WHAT TO WEAR template!

Whether you are the Groomsmen or Bridesmaid or just a guest, use this tool to help you plan your outfit! Of course, trends change and some couples may have a slightly different idea of what they want their guests to wear, but this is a great starting point!

Thanks to T.M Lewin for sending this! Check out what's on sale while you look!

And hey, save this image on Pinterest and you won't use it!


Beauty Revived's 50 Most Beautiful Children Campaign and Nominations

Nominate a Child Today!

I am so honoured and excited to have been chosen as a photographer in this year's 50 Beautiful Children campaign and am looking for nominations!  

As part of Beauty Revived, a photography movement, Bobbi-Jo (Myself) is asking for nominations for children, ages 2-17, in the Alliston or Caledon area, who inspire others, have a large heart, caring soul or give back to others, or have persevered in the face of adversity - to be featured in a national magazine. Tell me their story!

The beauty of these children will not be measured by their looks.  No, these children will be chosen because of their real beauty, their courage and their countenance.  The child chosen through our nomination process will be gifted a free photo session with Love Bee Photography and a feature in the Real Beautiful Children’s issue of Beauty Revived magazine.

Beauty Revived is a movement that celebrates women and children with real beauty.  Photographers donate sessions to these women and children and their stories are featured in their magazine and website: www.beautyrevived.com 

Love Bee Photography will be accepting nominations from April 10 2017 until May 10th 2017 and will then choose one to donate a photography session to. Once the winner is selected, other vendors will be contacted to provide hair, clothing and more!  The child chosen will be an example of real beauty and will have shown their beauty by their service, grace in defeat, and kindness when tried.  

Fill out the form below to nominate a child! Click here to read about last year's children!

Name of Nominator (That is you!) *
Name of Nominator (That is you!)
Name of Child you are Nominating *
Name of Child you are Nominating
Name of Legal Guardian (if not you)
Name of Legal Guardian (if not you)

Stay Calm, Make a List. | How to Plan for Wedding Day Family Portraits

Stay Calm, Make a List. | How to Plan for Wedding Day Family Portraits

Some tips to help the portrait time of your day running smoothly and quickly. 

1. Always photograph groupings with small children first. Especially if the weather is not ideal, or its meal or nap time. 

My Wedding Photography Bucket List

My Wedding Photography Bucket List

Many people have a bucket list right?! Things they want to do in their lives, or place they want to go.  As a wedding photographer, my list contains amazing venues and locations I am dying to shoot at! 

What's in a Name - Why I named my business Love Bee Photography

What's in a Name - Why I named my business Love Bee Photography

My name is Bobbi-Jo and I am the person behind Love Bee Photography. Many people ask "why Love Bee? What does that mean?" and many assume my business name has something to do with those black and yellow buzzing insects.  Well, no.  

Baby Coleton | Lifestyle Newborn | Georgetown

Baby Coleton | Lifestyle Newborn | Georgetown

I met this family about 2 years ago when Ashley was pregnant with baby Max.  They purchased my Grow with Me Package (4 sessions over the baby's first year). I love when families go this route as we really get to know one another and at the end of the year, all the favourite images get put into a custom designed album for you to look back on forever.

Top 100 In Shoot and Share!

Im just taking a moment to toot my own horn as I found out this emotional images of my best friend and her daughter, Emme, finished in the Top 100 image for the 2017 Shoot and Share Photo Contest! Out of over 9000 images in the "Emotion and Excitement" category! Yay!

This is one of my favourite images. We were playing on the beach and Emme had a little girl moment and needed her Mama to console her. Who knew me snapping the camera at that moment would become one of my favourite images ever. 

Click here to see all the winners!

Vendor Spotlight - Seasons Floral Studio | Schomburg Wedding Florist

Vendor Spotlight - Seasons Floral Studio | Schomburg Wedding Florist

At Seasons we love chatting with new brides, we encourage brides to bring us their ideas and lists of things they want to include in their special day, colours, themes, unique activities.  This gives us an overall idea of what they are hoping to achieve.  We ask for preferred budgets, so we can better quote aspects that will be most effective for their goals.

5 Cool Wedding Trends for Couples of 2017

5 Cool Wedding Trends for Couples of 2017

I LOVE all of the trends thatI am seeing - they are interactive and fun and entertaining - all things you want your wedding to be! Weddings are not just for your parents to hang out with their friends anymore!  They are a whole day dedicated to the couple and their most favourite people - a day to dance or party and celebrate and share in the love of the couple!  That being said, every couple is different and many still stick to the more "traditional' wedding trends, but for those of you looking for some new ideas, here is a list of some recent trends I have been seeing (and LOVE!)

Tog-Blocking - Is this a Thing?

Tog-Blocking - Is this a Thing?

Recently I heard a funny story from a fellow photographer. She told us about one current Bride who "blocked" a friend who was also getting married from using said photographer for her own wedding.  The photographer said the current Bride was kind and sweet and was not really sure why she was telling her friends not to book her.  To be honest, this whole situation baffled me!