Guelph Engagement Session with Puppies! | Christina and John

Guelph Engagement Session with Puppies! | Christina and John

Christina and Jonathan asked me to photograph their summer 2019 wedding in Guelph and I know it’s going to be beautiful.

But first, we hung out in the snow with their little pups - aren’t they the cutest?

After, we headed to William’s Coffeehouse in Guelph to warm up.

When is the Best Time of Day for Beach Engagement Photography? | Collingwood Beach Engagement | Katie and Damir

When is the Best Time of Day for Beach Engagement Photography? | Collingwood Beach Engagement | Katie and Damir

Engagement sessions on the beach are always wonderful for light, and the best time to do them is either early morning as the sun is rising, or later in the evening just before "golden hour". Golden hour is a term that refers to the hour before sunset, when the sun is low and the shadows scarce, which creates beautiful dream light for portrait photography.

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. 

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! 

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. 

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

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!

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! 

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

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

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

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 

Jenna and Rory | Skating on Palgrave Pond | Caledon

Jenna and Rory | Skating on Palgrave Pond | Caledon

It was a cold and blistery morning. Minus 12 degrees (celsius) to be exact. But Jenna and Rory showed up to their engagement session at Palgrave Pond with smiles and coffee and a cute dog named Rosco.  This pond is the most incredible place in the winter.