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Swooning Over Fall Photos

Swooning Over Fall Photos

Well it’s early November and usually by this time of year here in Cambridge, Ontario.. the snow has hit us already. Now I am not complaining and I will tell you for certain that I am NOT looking forward to four months of snow but  it is a bit surprisinig that I got to sit outside in a t shirt and leggings today. Yup, I sat out in the giant leaf pile that hasn’t been raked once this fall and did canon balls with my husband and our three year old. We are that cool! I got to thinking though that the leaves and colours really have just started to make their appearance and I feel like it will all be gone before we know it! I do love the magic and nostalgia of winter but the fall is going TOO fast if you ask me. Well, today I am going to plant a little fall gallery here on the blog so we can enjoy those colours and moments a bit more. No particular theme outside of the autumn season. From this year and other years 🙂

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It is so interesting to me that in a matter of hours or days or a few miles… the world can look so different.. wherever you are!

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Happy fall everyone. Perhaps I will do another seasonal showcase in the winter. 😉

A Cambridge Mill Wedding in June

A Cambridge Mill Wedding in June

L+A are an amazing couple. They are genuinely kind, easy going and all around amazing. I had such an amazing time photographing their beautiful wedding at the Cambridge Mill in June surrounded by their family and friends at a stunning location. As they live in the US, many of their guests came in from out of town and it was really fun getting to know everyone and creating these images. We started the day at the bridal suite downstairs at the Cambridge Mill and finished the night with a lovely sparkler shot outside of the Mill. The little girls were the sweetest ever too! So today I’ll share the highlights from their special day below.

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I love looking at this photo because you can see how full of joy Laura was to be walking into that room. Literally radiating SO much love and happiness!

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After family photos we took the newlyweds and the wedding party for a little walk for more photos before heading back to the reception room.wedding pictures cambridge ont

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November 7, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Bianca - So lovely! All these photos came out so gorgeous!

November 8, 2016 - 12:21 am

jeanine - Beautiful Cambridge Mill Wedding photography! That location is just to die for! You captured their location, details, moments and emotions so beautifully!

November 8, 2016 - 4:46 pm

Kristina - What a stunning wedding!! Great job!

Sunset Engagement Session in Burlington

Sunset Engagement Session in Burlington

I am  so thrilled to share this colourful and sweet engagement session I did for Kelly and Chris this summer! We met at Spencer Smith Park / Spencer’s on the Waterfront in Burlington and walked around the lakeshore and a bit of the street during the night. It was amazing to watch the sky change into these beautiful purple and pink tones and we were even lucky enough to catch a rainbow in the sky! Ah, the beauty of it. We walked around and got to know each other a bit more while finding awesome locations for photos. It was such a great opportunity for me to not only create some lovely images for these sweethearts but to get to know them and their story as well. And so of course today I share with you the highlights from their engagement photo shoot. Enjoy!

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As much as I live for colours, I swoon over moody black and whites.

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And we finished off with some cute photos on the street. I loved the way the lights worked for us! It’s all in the placement!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog to check out their engagement session. They will be back up here in 2017! Have an awesome week everyone!

  • Melissa

 

November 3, 2016 - 2:04 pm

Julie - What a happy couple and what beautiful pictures! So incredible to have indelible memories captures like this. Gorgeous!

Bluffer’s Park Marina Wedding

Bluffer’s Park Marina Wedding

I am absolutely thrilled to share Shannon and Phil’s incredibly beautiful wedding day with you all here on the blog today! Shannon and Phil are a beautiful couple and when I met them for the first time during their engagement shoot and found out they were sailor’s, I pretty much thought they were the coolest people ever. It all made sense when I arrived to their seaside inspired wedding at the Scarborough Bluffs Marina. The Love by Lynzie team had worked hard to create an incredibly gorgeous setup with our couple starting with an awesome ceremony looking out on the water outside , followed by an intimate reception inside of the Marina restaurant with the most incredible setup. Seriously, the tablescapes were to-die-for. There were laughs and tears, good vibes and most of all a lot of love. Now it’s time to share the highlights from this amazing wedding with you all.

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  • There is always so much excitement with that first look! LOVE! I still remember Phil’s amazing reaction to seeing his beautiful bride. weddinggrooms reaction first lookgrooms reaction first lookscarborough bluffs marinascarborough bluffs marinascarborough bluffs marinascarborough bluffs marinaweddingsscarborough bluffs marina
  • Back instead for a drink and chill time before the ceremony!
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  • And a bit of family time too! 🙂
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  • Another very special detail about their wedding is that they send out a message in a bottle 🙂wedding-message-in-a-bottle
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  • Such an amazing ceremony! Our happy newlyweds mingled with family and friends before we took some formal family portraits. After that we spent some time with the bride and groom for some more photos before heading into the reception room.
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  • Now get ready to drop your jaws!
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  • The guests stayed inside to have fun while we snuck off with the bride and groom for a couple of portraits in that gorgeous sun-dropping light.
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  • Gunshow 😉
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  • And also sneaking off to take lovely photos of this AMAZING bouquet.
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  • There were SO many details and beautiful moments that I could certainly over share in this blog post today but I will finish off with a photo I love from near the end of that night. I love this one because I remember they were super relaxed and happy, spending time with the people they love the most and really just seemed to be in their element. What a day!
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  • Thanks so much for checking out this Bluffer’s Park Marina wedding today. Absolutely one of my favourite weddings ever! 🙂

 

VENDORS:

Venue: Bluffer’s Park Marina at Scarborough Bluffs 

Photographer: Melissa Avey assisted by Lenka Libjak

Planner: Love by Lynzie Events + Design

Cake : The Wedding Cake Shoppe

Florals: Mint Floral Co

Decor: Event Rental Group Toronto

Beauty: Lush Brush

Steel Pan Drummer: Taurean Clarke

 

October 31, 2016 - 7:24 pm

Linda - These are great wedding photos. I love the cute nautical details.

October 31, 2016 - 8:32 pm

Emily - Great details! Lovely wedding photos!

October 31, 2016 - 10:41 pm

Heather Neilson - Aw, these are so special! You can see the love in these wedding photos. Beautiful 🙂

October 31, 2016 - 10:53 pm

Negoescu Octavian - Love it! Genuine emotions.. happy couple! Love it! <3

October 31, 2016 - 11:57 pm

Irene - These wedding pictures are just beautiful. What a pretty location by the Marina.

November 2, 2016 - 6:46 pm

Kristina - Love the details and location!!!

November 3, 2016 - 10:49 am

Stephanie Grams - BEAUTIFUL!! The photography is divine ~ the wedding looked spectacular and I was just wowed at everything. Looked like a wonderful day for an outdoor wedding. You sure captured the essence of their blissful day.

Wellington County Museum Wedding

Wellington County Museum Wedding

Today we are throwing it back to May. A gorgeous and slightly rainy spring day in Wellington County where Erin and Neal, two absolutely wonderful people, tied the knot. We started our day with the girls who were getting ready at Erin’s parents house, surrounded by family and friends. I really enjoy this part of the day when I get the chance to photograph it because not only can we create fun and beautiful photographs but it’s great to get a chance to really know everyone. Weddings are funny for photographers because by the end of the day we have, well in my case anyways, really gotten to know each other pretty well! We headed over to the guys house before making our way to the ceremony which was inside of that gorgeous barn at Wellington County Museum in Elora. Oh Elora, how I love you. I think I might have to move up there because I am slightly obsessed with this charming and beautiful town. So on with the highlights from Erin and Neal’s amazing wedding day. Enjoy!

 I thought it would be fun to hang Erin’s dress on the line out back.

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We took a few pictures of the girls outside of the house before I headed over to see the guys.

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One really cool that we did is set up some images of the entire wedding party BEFORE Erin and Neal saw each other. Poor Neal was up there patiently waiting while we created these but it was definitely worth it!

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This wedding cake! LOVE!

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October 14, 2016 - 3:22 pm

Annie - Absolutely beautiful!!

October 14, 2016 - 3:36 pm

Christy - You did such a great job capturing this sweet couple’s day at Wellington County Museum. Wonderful job!

October 14, 2016 - 3:56 pm

Georgia Walters - What a beautiful wedding and couple. Congratulations!!!

October 14, 2016 - 8:08 pm

jeanine - Gorgeous Wellington County wedding photography! Love the way you captured their day so beautifully. That last shot is so cool!

October 15, 2016 - 4:43 pm

Vaishnavi - Awesome photography. Thoughtfully captured moments, reflecting real emotions 🙂