Toronto Subway Engagement Session | Lara and Martin

Toronto Subway Engagement Session | Lara and Martin

It was so fun getting to know Lara and Martin and see their favourite hang outs in Toronto such as the subway station, their fave pub, and the neighbourhood around their city condo - these type of engagement sessions are the best way to ensure we get to know each other before your wedding day! And so fun, you will be more relaxed than you would be if we posed at a random park or place you have no attachment to. 

How being a Mom makes me a better wedding photographer

How being a Mom makes me a better wedding photographer

When you are searching for a wedding photographer are you drawn to the photographer’s personal life, or do you back away from it?  Does your photographer’s home life play a part in whether or not you would hire them?

Sometimes I feel that being a mom to four (yes, FOUR!) kids may repel potential couples from hiring me as their wedding photographer.  Maybe they think “she must be so busy, how can she focus on us and our wedding?” or maybe they would rather hire the young hip kid-less photographer because they can relate better to their current life.

The Doctor's House Winter Wedding | Kim and Thomas

The Doctor's House Winter Wedding | Kim and Thomas

Kim and Tommy got married on a winter day in Kleinburg ontario at The Doctor's House - a cute venue with it's very own chapel! Click to read all about it and see the simple decor and florals they chose! 

Toronto Engagement Photography | Jane and Danny

Toronto Engagement Photography | Jane and Danny

I met Jane and Danny in Toronto near their condo for some engagement photos.  We started out at Music Park, which is where Danny proposed to Jane! Then we took a walk, the sun went down and it got really cold but it was just more reason for them to snuggle up! Off to skating at one of Toronto's outdoor rinks - seems like a typical Canadian thing to do for photos right?! Check out these two lovebirds here! 

Everything You Need to Know about Choosing a Wedding Florist

Everything You Need to Know about Choosing a Wedding Florist

Advice for Couples from REAL WEDDING FLORISTS! 

Most important is to pick someone whose design style is similar to what you envision your florals to look like  for your big day.

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Scotsdale Farm Winter Engagement Session | Erin and Paul

Scotsdale Farm Winter Engagement Session | Erin and Paul

I met up with Erin and Paul right in the midst of the Winter Olympics, so of course, being proud Canadians, they had to do some photos wearing their red and white gear to celebrate!  It was the perfect snowy day at Scotsdale Farm. 

Kortright Centre Engagement Session | Lindsay and Kyle

Kortright Centre Engagement Session | Lindsay and Kyle

Welcome to the magical forest of the Kortright Centre in Kleinburg Ontario.  This is where I met LIndsay and Kyle and Moose for their early morning engagement session. We were the only ones there which was peaceful and awesome. Hey couples - one benefit of getting up early for a sunrise or early morning session is that you are usually the only people there and its quiet and fun and you can get romantic without an audience :) 

Etobicoke Humber Bay Park Engagement Photos | Sarah and Callum at home

Etobicoke Humber Bay Park Engagement Photos | Sarah and Callum at home

Sarah and Callum met me at their home in Etobicoke for some snuggly engagement photos. Then we headed over to Humber Bay Park on the waterfront to explore their neighbourhood. 

Rockwood Conservation Area Fall Family Photography

Rockwood Conservation Area Fall Family Photography

I had a blast this past fall at Rockwood Conservation Area, photographing a day full of new and past clients. Its always amazing when clients come back to see me year after year, and I cannot believe how big the gets have gotten!

Love Unscripted {and why you do not need a Shot List}

Love Unscripted {and why you do not need a Shot List}

Your wedding is fast approaching. Do you A) Send your photographer a link to your Pinterest page full of ideas and poses that you want them to replicate? or B) Trust your photographer to do his or her own thing (no or minimal list required)?

Colonel Sam Smith Park - Etobicoke Family Photography

Colonel Sam Smith Park - Etobicoke Family Photography

I met up with these three little girls, sisters, at Colonel Sam Smith park in Toronto for a fun holiday session. Complete with a real tree that we lugged up onto the rocks overlooking Lake Ontario!

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.