Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shonna & Dan - Engagement Photographs in Newmarket

Shonna & Dan connected with me last week to have some engagement photographs done in time for Christmas, and I was happy to oblige! Having just moved to our new place in Newmarket, there were quite a few places I wanted to explore in my new city. We hit the Newmarket Train Station first, and then headed down to the Festival of Lights at Fairy Lake Park.

It was a cold day, but it was definitely worth it!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

It's that time of year ...

I spent this past weekend fighting against the flu, and have finally lost the battle! I'm running a bit behind schedule for posts because of it, so bare with me as I spend a few days resting.

In the meantime, a favourite from a couples session I did this weekend!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Katie & Murray's Engagement Session, Muskoka

Katie & Murray are engaged! Although they're having their wedding next summer in Niagara-on-the-Lake, they chose to do their engagement photos in lovely Muskoka. Can you blame them? Not only is Fall in Muskoka beautiful because of the leaves changing, but the weather can be quite dramatic as well! What a great idea for an engagement session. We spent some time in Gravenhurst, then moved up to a few of my favourite nooks in Bracebridge - dodging rain drops all the way!

Congratulations, Katie & Murray! I look forward to your wedding in Niagara-on-the-Lake!

Some waterfalls in Bracebridge

A favourite spot in Gravenhurst

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Michael & Nancy's Wedding at the Wigamog Inn, Haliburton

Michael & Nancy were married just over a week ago, at the Wigamog Inn in Haliburton. The Wigamog makes a great setting for a wedding - especially a Fall wedding! The colours in Haliburton this time of year are simply gorgeous!

Nancy & Michael chose to do most of their photos prior to the ceremony, which worked out perfectly for the weather! Like most of my weddings this year, rain was definitely an issue. We managed to get all the photos done, and about 30 seconds after walking back inside from their ceremony on the lawn on the Inn, the rain poured down!

Congratulations, Mike & Nancy! I'm glad the rain held off for you!

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Alexis & Derek's Wedding at the Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston

Alexis & Derek were married just over a week ago, at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston. Like most of my weddings this year, the threat of rain was ever apparent! As soon as we were finished with the photographs outdoors, the rain started - perfect timing!

Alexis wore such a beautiful gown, and she and her gorgeous bridesmaids exuded such a natural vintage glam vibe - I especially loved Alexis's fascinator!

I also loved the green apple colour of the flowers and details. The sweet flower girls looked so cute in their green dresses. I loved the use of such of a bright, summery colour for a Fall wedding.

Congratulations, Derek & Alexis! Thank you so much for choosing me to be part of your beautiful day!

The fascinator, the shoes, the dress, the gorgeous Alexis!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Allison & Scott's Wedding at Hessenland, in Zurich, ON

Ah, Allison & Scott. Could they be any cuter?

This is exactly how I started their entry when I posted their engagement session back in February, and nothing has changed - except they may be even cuter now that they're married! Check out their engagement session here - Scott & Allison's Engagement

Scott & Allison were married September 20, at the Hessenland Country Inn in Zurich, ON (near Grand Bend, not too far from London, ON). The Hessenland Country Inn is such a beautiful spot for a wedding - the property is beautiful for ceremonies, and there's so many great places for photographs both on the grounds and nearby. And the reception hall is gorgeous! Not only that, but the staff at the Hessenland are always so amazing at what they do.

Scott & Allison's event is another wedding that I've been looking forward to all year! They're such an incredible couple, and their energy is definitely contagious. Their wedding was beautiful from start to finish - absolutely spectacular!

Thank you both so much for inviting me to be part of such an amazing day! I can't say enough great things about both the two of you and your friends and families!

After the ceremony, the bridal party danced back down the aisle!

The boys and girls on the beach in Grand Bend

The day was amazing, weather wise! Grand Bend was a great idea!

Love this cake that their friend made - I love when couples really personalize details like this!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Adam & Jodie's Wedding - Wigamog Inn, Haliburton

This past weekend, I was lucky to be present at not one, but two amazing weddings! I started my busy weekend off in Haliburton, at the Wigamog Inn to photograph Adam & Jodie's wedding. We were blessed with such amazing weather! After an entire summer of rainy or melting hot weddings, I was so relieved to have comfortable sunshine.

Jodie & Adam had such a perfect event, and were so enthusiastic! The canoe photo above is one of my favourite photographs - I was so scared they would float too far away, as they didn't have a paddle!

The Wigamog Inn makes a perfect backdrop for a wedding, and the Fall colours in Haliburton are just starting to appear. Everything made for such a perfect wedding day!

Thank you so much, Jodie & Adam! I'd been looking forward to your wedding all year, and am so blessed to be a part of such a great day. I can't wait until our Trash The Dress session!

How cute is Jodie in this picture?

Yummiest and prettiest looking cupcake tower - you could actually smell the chocolate cupcakes from across the room!

Adam & Jodie's first dance

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dawn & Dean - Kempenfelt Centre, Barrie

Dawn & Dean were married last weekend at the Kempenfelt Centre in Barrie, ON. As with almost every wedding this year, the threat of rain was ever apparent! Luckily, just as we arrived, the sky cleared and some blue came shining through, with some clouds for added dramatic effect. Although windy, Dawn & Dean ended up having amazing weather for their wedding!

The Kempenfelt Centre is a great spot for a summer wedding in Barrie - lots of great greenery, great architecture, and beautiful scenery overlooking the bay. Dawn & Dean had their wedding ceremony on the patio, directly overlooking the bay - it was gorgeous!

Congratulations, Dawn & Dean!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Amanda & Jonathan's Monday wedding at the Doctor's House in Kleinburg

Amanda and Jonathan were married a few weeks ago, on a hot (HOT!) Monday morning at the Doctor's House in Kleinburg. I've done a handful of weddings at the Doctor's House, but every time I visit, I end up falling in love with it just a little bit more!

When Jonathan & Amanda told me about their intimate wedding in Kleinburg, I couldn't help but smile! An amazing couple and an amazing location? I'm always up for that!

Jonathan & Amanda, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your intimate ceremony! It was great to work with the both of you, and your gracious families.