Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. Often we work alone. A team of one.
I can speak for myself as a photographer in this post but I have a feeling my thoughts can apply to any of us creative dreamers out there.
Huge Gratitude for Davis Farm in Caledon for allowing us to use their personal property for these images!
Check out the slideshow of these pretty girls, we played in the sunflowers until the sun went down! (turn on the volume)
I will admit it here - photographing toddlers can be HARD! But it is always worth the effort as they are always adorable, even if crying!
I will always tell you that the reason I shoot in a more documentary style, rather than posed with props or in a studio, is because this is real life. These are the moments you can look back on and laugh and smile and have all the flashbacks of this stage of life come flooding back. These are the images you will cherish forever because they make you FEEL.
Nothing beats a wedding in an apple orchard in the fall. Especially one as charming as Grandma Lambes in Meaford, Ontario. Come for the apple picking, stay for a wedding! (And I do have to say, I may have picked an apple or two and they were DELISH!)
A few years ago I had the honour of photographing the wedding of Emilie and Chris, the sweetest young couple I have ever met! They had an intimate wedding in Emilie’s backyard and I had such a blast getting to know their friends and families.
Fast forward to this year when Emilie’s sister, Caleigh asked me to photographing her engagement and wedding to Gavin. Of course! Nothing beats a referral from a past couple. It is the ultimate compliment.
I was super pumped to shoot at the new Elora Mill! Pearl Weddings and Events took over and transformed an old run-down mill into an outdoor ceremony space, and have several sized rooms for the reception. You need to get shuttled as one location is across the river, so that is pretty neat, however they are building a walking bridge so soon you can walk back and forth and take in the views of the waterfalls and Elora Gorge as you do! Pretty cool! I love when old meets new! Julia is from Australia and Brendan from Canada so I got to enjoy those great Aussie accents all day!
I spent a morning at Mint Room Studios in Toronto with a whole bunch of Mamas and babes. It was such a lovely day, and I loved shooting in their new styled room, THe Nest. The room is greys and whites, and filled with adorable children’s props - which acted as both helpful and a distraction, as most props do with kids!
Kathleen is a wellness advocate, a free spirit, a giver of acceptance, love and guidance. Her blog, Naturally 40, offers so much in the way of nutrition, spirituality, yoga, mindset and more. Every week I find myself logging in to see what new recipe I can try, or how to just be inspired.
Ghosting is a newish term originally referring to the online dating world, when you would be talking with someone and out of nowhere they just stop returning your calls or texts and disappear (or "ghost" if you will)
And now this trend is being seen in businesses around the world and everywhere in turn I read posts by vendors who are getting very offended or upset by this phenomenon.
So, can we go back to old fashioned manners and politeness?
Alanna and Jonathan got married in Ireland (I wish i was there!) but afterward got to dress up again for a fun Toronto reception with friends and family! We met at their favourite Toronto coffee shop, Roosters, for a quick snack, then headed to a local pub for drinks with friends all before heading to the Rosehill Lounge for a really fun reception!
It is not often that I take a million portraits on a wedding day. Yes, we take some, but the focus is usually on the story, the love, the emotion, the real moments of the day.
However, when you have some fun light to play with, and a GORGEOUS bride like Christina who is just so quirky and fun and photogenic, well…you take a million more portraits than normal.
When it comes to thanking your bridal party, there are endless routes you can take. You can go the sentimental, practical, or completely out of the box. One fun avenue to think about is gifting your bridal party presents that can be used the day of the wedding. Your wedding day is the start of the rest of your life, but on flip side, it’s the end of a long commitment from your bridesmaids and groomsmen.
“I had a vision for an “outside the box” styled wedding shoot. I wanted to do something different than the usual – greenery, pretty, pastels and more. (Not that I don’t love those too!). Seeing as Halloween was just around the corner I contacted a group of local vendors about doing a dark and mysterious Halloween type wedding. The goal was to create a vision that could actually be a real wedding, so that if engaged couples were to view the styled shoot they could vision themselves having a Halloween wedding. The other goal was to keep it elegant, and not too “themey”.