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Serenity Cottage Wedding

Serenity Cottage Wedding

A+B are an adorable couple from Alberta who had a beautiful and intimate wedding at Serenity Cottage in Owen Sound last fall. Serenity Cottage is such a beautiful place and I absolutely fell in love with it. The cottage is right on the beach where we also took the opportunity for photo ops. As fall is approaching I thought it would be fitting to share this wedding with you all here on the blog today. There was so much love present at this wedding and the details were so cozy and fitting for the perfect autumn wedding. So let’s check out the highlights from their incredible day, shall we?

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Everything was so natural and beautiful. The bride’s brother and sister provided their talents as well with spine tingling vocals and beautiful guitar.

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Isn’t that ring beautiful? 🙂

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The dinner room was prepared beautifully once we got back and it was so beautiful and cozy.

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I fell in love with this beautiful cake. Not only did it look delicious but it was absolutely adorable and creative. fall wedding cakes

I don’t tend to share a lot of reception photos in my blog posts but I can tell you with certaintly that it was fun, beautiful and very heartfelt. The room was full of their closest family and friends and you could quite literally feel the love beaming throughout the room. It was comfortable and wonderful. 🙂weddingmoments at wedding

You have to love all of the details that gave this wedding a truly “out at the cottage” feel. Perfection.detail shots campfire at wedding

And as I like to sometimes do…

Here is one of my favourite photos of the wedding couple. Thanks for checking out this Serenity Cottage wedding here on the blog today. It was so beautiful!


Sweet Winter Engagement Session

Sweet Winter Engagement Session

So you may have noticed that my blog sessions are not chronological and that I like to mix it up. With this steaming hot weather hitting us ( not complaining ) I thought it would be nice to post this winter photo shoot!

K+K, KK, Kris & Kaitlyn. Yep, they’re awesome. I met them awhile back for their winter engagement shoot here in Cambridge. These two are not local and so we arranged for the session to happen while they were in town. Within minutes of meeting them I could tell that they were both incredibly sweet, easy going, laid back people and that we were going to have a great session. We walked around, chatted, froze a little bit and had a great time. I’m so happy with the photos and how natural they were to photograph and I am SO stoked to see them again soon for their summer wedding! So let’s take a loot at the highlights from their engagement shoot. 🙂

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I really loved the light and the fog on this day. I don’t shoot enough in it and it is beautiful in my opinion … subtle this day.

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I can’t get over how adorable these two are together. It really made this engagement session!

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This location is all the swoon.

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I can’t wait to see these again again VERY soon for their summer wedding! Thanks for stopping by to check out their engagement shoot today!

Melissa 🙂

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Mandi - Those mugs are just too cute! I love them!

Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Review

Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Review

Hey friends! I hope you are all starting your week off fabulously. Today I am reviewing an action set by Sleeklens called “Portrait Perfection.” I am completely new to this company and recently I have been using a lot of my own actions and hand editing but I decided to give it a try because I haven’t tried any new actions in ages. I am going to start by showing you guys a couple of before and afters. Just a quick note – I did do some BASIC adjustments like vibrancy, exposure, contrast or cropping however everything else done on the images below is from this action set ONLY which you can find here:

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The above before and afters are shown as files I photographed SOOC ( straight out of the camera with zero adjustments ) Just a note that with all actions I do love to adjust the opacity to my own liking and I recommend you do that as well. There is a video on the website that will show you how to install and use these actions too! 🙂

I have been using some of the actions a bit more this week as I am busy editing weddings and I have to say there are a few in there that I really love!

If you missed the link above and want to check these out for yourself then visit



Hey everyone! I’ve been so incredibly busy lately that I haven’t found enough time to blog. I absolutely do love this blog and appreciate anyone coming by to check it out and so I shouldn’t leave it lingering lonely in interwebs! A little while ago the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada announced the winners for their spring image competition and I am so thrilled to say that I placed twice in this competition! I wanted to share both of those images today and send a shout out and giant thank you to the judges of the competition and PWPC.


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